We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
+1 812-339-0900
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (91 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (701)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

621 - 630 of 698 reviews

Reviewed 22 June 2012

I have not had a bad meal here. The food is great and the servers are well trained. Worth the visit. And, easy access to the the happening downtown.

Thank EAY1976
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Upon entering this Midwest gem, the sweet smell of Étouffée directed my olfactory system to take a seat at the newly build Mahogany and Cherry Bar. As my eyes gazed over the hundred of high quality spirits, my ears chimed into bits of conversations about...More

Thank daniel h
Reviewed 9 June 2012

The service at The Uptown was fantasic. The server was great and very knowledgeable about the menu and daily specials. The wine list was the size of an ensclopedia and beer choices were many. Our overall experience was one that makes us want to return...More

Thank A_jordan_L
Reviewed 8 June 2012

The food scene in Bloomington, IN, is amazing for a small Midwest town, even with a big university. Uptown Cafe offers Cajun cuisine, and does it extremely well. As appetizers, liver pate was fantastic, also excellent mixed fried seafood . Meat Gumbo was better than...More

Thank comfytravel
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The food is great, the staff is attentive, it's a great spot to have a bite to eat.

Thank M B
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Stopped here per many positive reviews and its proximity to our guest house. The menu looked pretty good, and I'm willing to spend a few extra bucks if I'm going to enjoy it, especially when traveling. It's a pretty nice place - had we gone...More

Thank jmmiller08
Reviewed 29 April 2012

The Uptown Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Bloomington. Recently remodeled and expanded, with a new bar.

1  Thank Brian W
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I should not tell my secrets because whenever I go there for Crab Cake Benedict, I always arrive too late and there are not Crab Cakes left - but they are amazing! Also, at night, they serve them on Thursday through Sunday. There is practically...More

1  Thank dabower
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Visited Restaurant for dinner with family. I was a little surprised when my son read the menu and it said that they charged for the table side bread which is complimentary at most restaurants. The charge was only $1 but it was a sign of...More

2  Thank charlie2040
Reviewed 7 April 2012

This evening my wife and I decided to eat at Michael’s Uptown Café. We were seated at a table for two close to the area where the old bar used to occupy. They have enlarged this area and made the restaurant much larger. It was...More

2  Thank tatliturk
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Bloomington
Hyatt Place Bloomington Indiana
763 reviews
.21 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
730 reviews
.25 km away
Courtyard Bloomington
267 reviews
.35 km away
SpringHill Suites Bloomington
454 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Samira's Restaurant
284 reviews
.14 km away
Darn Good Soup
265 reviews
.15 km away
Malibu Grill
336 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Indiana University
574 reviews
.56 km away
204 reviews
.29 km away
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
64 reviews
.02 km away
Monroe County Courthouse
29 reviews
.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Janet B
15 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jonjoey | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant looks big enough to accommodate 100 dinners. I'm sure they'll be happy to answer you queries. You won't be disappointed.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-339-0900
  • E-mail
The Uptown Cafe has been a Bloomington landmark since 1976. We serve Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. We are also known for our beverage program - serving fine wine and spirits, and craft beer and cocktails.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing