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Scholar's Inn Gourmet Cafe & Wine Bar

) #29 of 275 Restaurants in Bloomington €€€€ American, , Gluten Free Options
717 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3505
+1 812-332-1892
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“filet” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
717 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404-3505
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 1 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We ate here on graduation weekend and had a great meal. They had a very limited menu for graduation weekend (and no substitutions!), so I went with the filet special with mac and cheese. My meal was outstanding, and we also had a couple bottles...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Attended a winepaired veggie 7 course event here and was taken by the vibrant flavors and inventive plating. If you too were getting tired of the restaurant, this new owner/management team is making a turn around and revitalizing the place. Really like the enclosed porch,...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My lady and I have enjoyed Sunday brunch here a number of times when it was Scholar's Inn. With new ownership the name has changed to the Gourmet Cafe, and we tried the place out for brunch again today. On the surface, very little has...More

Thank bellerophon4
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A quaint locale and a surprisingly cozy place for brunch. great outdoor dining when the weather cooperates.

Thank meadowsdk
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with a group of 12 friends. First, they put us at separate tables, which seemed strange since there was plenty of room to seat us together. The main problem, however, was the waiter. Disorganized, slow (over an hour between courses) many, many...More

Thank mon d
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Now called the Gourmet Cafe, this is still one of the premier fine dining establishments in Bloomington. We most recently went there for a post-birthday celebration and continue to be impressed. We started with the Eggplant Capponata, a savory combination of eggplant, pinenuts and seasonings...More

Thank Jennyanndiana
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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
25 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, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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