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Bluebeard

653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
+1 317-686-1580
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (20 reviews)
“beet salad” (23 reviews)
“charcuterie” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a family pre-wedding dinner. The staff were very welcoming and attentive. Excellent food with great taste combinations. Hard to choose because you want to try everything. We used sharing plates so we all tried everything. The menu changes daily so food is...More

Thank daddytommy
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Tommy, Thank you for coming in before the wedding and taking the time to write a review. It is so nice when our out of town guests get to experience Bluebeard on such a special day. Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a meal for four here. A unique feature of this restaurant is the family style service of the dishes. A great way to mix and match and share the delicious food. A highlight was the baby octopus salad. If you let them know...More

Thank sgec1105
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write a review. We are so pleased that you shared dishes! We do not offer reservations and accept walk-ins only. Thanks again for coming in!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, Bluebeard has a very eclectic atmosphere, excellent food but does come with a longer evening. On a Tuesday evening, we had a 10 minute wait for a table inside, which was fine because we could have a drink. However, dinner was approximately a two...More

Thank J.J. G
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

J.J., Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. We are a farm to table restaurant, and we source the highest quality...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food carefully prepared, proudly presented to us, but I thought the prices were higher than value received. If you're traveling on a company expense account, by all means, enjoy!More

Thank jeepjeepIN
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. We are a farm to table restaurant, and we source the highest quality ingredients...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A local friend brought us here last night and we had a wonderful time. The menu varies daily and all the dishes are freshly made. The bread is made daily at their adjacent bakery. Their cocktail, beer and wine list is very extensive. The service...More

Thank LINDA J
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Linda, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write a review. We are so pleased that you have a wonderful experience. Please visit us again when you are back in town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My waiter, Kyle, was as unpretentious as one could be. We talked about the beet salad and the foie gras. He spoke knowledgeably about both. When I questioned him about the dry vs. the sweet Riesling he calmly caught fire and gave me a wine...More

Thank JohnDuran52
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John, Thank you for coming in on Tuesday and exploring our options for wine and food. We love to love Indy and are so pleased that you had a great experience. Kyle often works Sunday's and always is such an expert at what he does....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having heard about this place in a story about Indy's Vonnegut-themed haunts, I suggested to my cousin--an Indianapolis chef--that we get a drink here before going out to dinner. We were rewarded with two of the most delicious artisanal cocktails I've ever seen or imbibed!...More

Thank Peter H
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Peter, Thank you for bringing in your cousin in and starting your night with us. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed your cocktails. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Found this restaurant from online reviews on a recent visit to Indianapolis.What a mistake. The waiter was one of the worst I've ever had in any dining experience ever. He was like a zombie... never smiled, not attentive and slow doesn't begin to describe it....More

Thank Susan Q
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Susan, Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are looking into what we could have done better during your visit. We are a family run restaurant with strong ties...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Thanks to my physical therapist who recommended we try Bluebeard. The food is outstanding! Wish I would have got the waiters name, he was awesome on his recommendations. He helped with drinks to entrees, very knowledgeable. My husband and I shared medium portions of the...More

Thank pjdawg54
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that your physical therapist reccomended us and in turn, you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for coming in and taking...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

We've been wanting to come here for a while, and we picked a birthday celebration to do so. Arrived around 5:30, restaurant already a bit crowded but we are able to have our choice of inside or outside. Weather was fantastic, so we choose outside....More

Thank IndyApril2009
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us and then taking the time out of your day to write such a flattering review. The detail in your review is mesmerizing and we are so thankful and pleased that you took your time and savored your...More

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ssschardt
22 May 2015|
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Response from Kimberley W | Property representative |
I apologize for the delay in our response. We do not accept reservations, but will take phone numbers in person and call prior to your table being ready if you would like to explore the cultural trail and walk the... More
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ssschardt
22 May 2015|
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
No, but well worth the wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-686-1580
  • E-mail
Description
Bluebeard is a restaurant and bar located in the historic Holy Rosary Neighborhood on the southeast edge of downtown Indianapolis. Abbi Merriss has joined up with longtime friends Tom and Eddie Battista to create a unique food-focused experience. The menu offers contemporary American cuisine featuring the best local produce and meat our farms have to offer. The space, a renovated 1924 factory warehouse, features a family dining room, a bar room, a private dining room and a courtyard.

Our menu varies daily – inspired by the freshest and finest ingredients.
We believe food is meant for sharing, and these are the local farmers who have shared their ingredients with us: Big City Farms, Butler Campus Farms, Crossroad Vintners, FarmIndy, Fischer Farm, Full Hand Farm, Growing Places Indy, Gunthorp Farms, Harvestland, Josh Horrigan, Smoking Goose Meatery, South Circle Farm, Traders Point Creamery, and Viking Lamb.
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