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653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
+1 317-686-1580
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Kirkwood, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bluebeard has an ever-changing menu and a great wine list. We shared an appetizer plate with two meats and a cheese chosen from a list of interesting options. We followed this with raw oysters (nice and fresh) and three small or medium plates to share: pan fried scallops (our favorite), a salmon tartar, and an undon beef soup. All good... More 

Thank eroof01
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for letting us know about the udon. The saltiness of that dish will be addressed with Chef. We look forward to your next meal with us. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally tried Bluebeard during the Devour Indy promotion, and we were quite pleased. The restaurant is a bit quirky, which is a nice break from the usual decor and food. It is a cozy little restaurant with a courtyard reminiscent of some of the restaurants in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The menu is quite creative, and it... More 

Thank NanjingBob
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review NanjingBob. I will pass along the information regarding the saltiness of the ramen dish. Please come visit again once the Magnolia is in bloom and take full advantage of our patio. More 

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388 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think Bluebeard is very over rated. The good is to complicated for me to enjoy. I really prefer simply seasoned with subtle combinations of flavors. Not here

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Bloomfield, Indiana
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered to share between three of us. The Devour menu was still on and we got some small plates, finishing with a unique chocolate dessert. But the best part was at the end of the meal the waiter brought us a couple of loaves of bread that we ate as grilled cheese and toast for days after the meal.... More 

Thank jp_edwards
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, JP! We are so lucky to have a bakery in-house and love to spread the love. We look forward to your return! More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured up to Bluebeard's for our anniversary dinner. This being our first time, we weren't sure what to expect. Let's just say, our entire experience was wonderful. We sampled a variety of items-warm kale salad, grilled bread, olives, roasted cauliflower, Mexican Pizza & Charred octopus. Each dish had such unique flavors, including the olives which were served warm. My... More 

Thank jarvisbjrvs
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Bluebeard to celebrate your Anniversary. We are thrilled everything was to your satisfaction, and we hope you will indeed join us in the spring to enjoy our beautiful patio. It is definitely worth another trip. More 

Fishers, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We received a gift card to Bluebeard and was finally able to use it! We already can't wait to go back! The chopped salad was devine! My husband had the pork burger and I had the butternut squash! So delicious! The potato salad on the side was a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed our meal and the staff was amazing!... More 

Thank elaine k
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thank YOU, Elaine! We are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed lunch. We are looking forward to your return. Thank the gift card giver for us! More 

Nashville, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This restaurant is tucked away in Indianapolis but it is for a good reason. The menu is original and delicious! If you want to try something you have never tried or in a way you have never tried it, Bluebeard is a must. Even the drink menu had a fusion of flavors I had never considered. If you are an... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks, Elizabeth! Such kind words! I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience. Please swing by again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Heard much about this place and had to try it. Went for lunch on a Tuesday. Wasn't crowded and was able to get seated quickly. Decorations were quaint - looked like an old writer's library with antique typewriters on shelves along the wall - obviously paying tribute to Kurt Vonnegut. The server was very polite and kept our water glasses... More 

Thank A Z
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks for such great feedback, AZ. Constructive criticism is valued at our restaurant and we look forward to your next visit. Reviews like yours are addressed and important, so thanks and keep it up! More 

Lomira, Wisconsin
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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Had a great meal for our daughters birthday. Loved the truffle egg toast. Shared the pork chop, ribeye, risotto and mussels. Also shared the bread pudding and chocolate dessert. Every bite was delicious. Wonderful server Jason. Great beer selection.

Thank Marty G
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Marty, Shared plates and a lovely time! Sounds like you did it right! Thank you so much for celebrating your daughter's birthday here and for such a great review. Please visit us again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

i come to indianapolis frequently (at least once or twice a year from Australia) and i always make sure to go to Bluebeard for dinner while i am in town. the staff are always cheerful and pleasant and the restaurant has a vibe that makes you feel energized and excited to be there. there are always new additions to both... More 

Thank g_and_m3184
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, as well as for making us a staple of your regular trips to Indy. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Kimberley Williams More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?