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Scholar's Inn Gourmet Cafe & Wine Bar

717 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3505
+1 812-332-1892
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“filet” (6 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
717 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3505
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

A few blocks off of the downtown square. Cozy and casual. Decent service, nice menu, good food. Order a few small plates to share or that to be your entree. Normal entree sized meals as well. Fish, steak, pasta, shrimp, scallop... likely something for everyone....More

Thank abmilw
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Scholar's Inn has returned to the original owners, Lyle and Kerry Feigenbaum. However, neither was in sight during our return visit. The absence shows. Although the service was near-perfect, the menu is very eclectic, several menu items were not available, and those (of course)...More

1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Was described as prime fillet beef tips with fettuccini and a gorgonzola sauce with the same crumbles on top and arugula. Putting it mildly would be that it was a gooey bitter flavored glob with over cooked beef and a pile of arugula on top....More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinning here. It has a great atmosphere for a romantic dinner. We started with small plates, goat cheese, corn salad and lamb bites...they were all outstanding but the lamb bites were the best...they have a great selection of wine, bubbles and of course food..service...More

Thank Melissa V
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had a table on one of their outdoor decks. We also had the option of sitting in the enclosed front porch or the dining room. I had the 3 Cheese Scramble (actually, I had a 1 cheese scramble due to dietary restrictions. So they...More

Thank Terre H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The original owners are back and it shows in a good way. Service was excellent and the food very good. Nice and relaxed during the week in the summer when the students were gone.

Thank jd502016
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our flight was delayed from the east coast and we had to cancel our reservation. When finally able to breathe after student drop off, we called @ 9:00pm and asked if they had room for two. If anyone knows what the restaurant scene is like...More

Thank CT_Traveler1515
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic. Great place for a date or with family and friends. The fillet can't be beat and every appetizer I've had is delicious! Great outdoor seating!

Thank SLtravels123
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My husband and I went to Scholar's Inn for our 2 year wedding anniversary recently. We had our reception/dinner there when we were married. Our waiter could not have been kinder and asked us if we were celebrating anything. When my husband explained that we...More

Thank Kristin L
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We visited there tonight after a three year hiatus. We looked forward to the grandeur experience of old but it was not to be. When last we visited it wad grand dining in a wonderful milieu. Tonight not so much. The waiter while efficient failed...More

1  Thank sailbetz
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Jim Y
2 November 2016|
Response from bellerophon4 | Reviewed this property |
No idea...contact the restaurant. I just wrote a review.
John M
26 September 2015|
Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
Kim is the manager. She is, or one of the employees are, there 7am-3pm. After hours, you need to stop by the next door Scholars Inn restaurant for service/access. Guests receive a door key for 24 hour access to the B&B.
Rebecca a D
25 July 2015|
Response from ipeguy | Reviewed this property |
no but business casual is the average
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3505
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-332-1892
  • E-mail
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