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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%
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“octopus” (20 reviews)
“beet salad” (24 reviews)
“charcuterie” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I came to this restaurant with my husband for our anniversary dinner. We got there early in the evening and the host and our waiter were very friendly. I could tell that they liked their job and it reflected in their service. Also, I had...More

Thank Abby H
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Abby, Thanks for celebrating your anniversary with us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Friendly, helpful waiters led me to make some great food and drink choices: For an appetizer: Kumamoto oysters that were smaller than expected, but succulently sweet!! For Dinner: The tasty Salmon dish with a side orders of delicious spaghetti, (significant size)!! For drinks: 2 Holy...More

Thank Norma T L
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Norma, Thanks for visiting and writing a review. Our motto is "small world, big family" and are happy that you felt part of the gang. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at the bar and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We rolled into Indianapolis in the evening, and I always like to find a good local restaurant as opposed to a chain restaurant. Through the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor I found this place. I am so glad that we went to Bluebeard. It was a...More

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

Thanks for visiting a local joint when you came into town and for exploring our beloved Fletcher Place and for taing time out of your day to write a review. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 29 September 2017

No reservations accepted but if you eat during the week I expect very short wait. Menu changes occasionally but the choices are always varied including both meat and fish. I believe you can order vegetarian but not sure. The salads are quite good. Our group...More

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

Thanks for dining with us and for taking time out of your day to write a review. We love when our guests share! Our menu changes twice a day, every day, but we will always have something for our vegetarian and gluten free guests. We...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

As quite a few eateries in Fountain Square close Monday, the Food gods had us in their graces when we noticed Bluebeard's was open. From the outside esting area, into the quaint "family area and into the (natural brick) bar (where they sat us), I...More

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

Thanks, Michael and Robert! The beet salad is a staple on our menu even though our menu has a cast of characters that change on a daily basis. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Our cab driver suggested this place when we said we wanted to go to Fountain Square. It was amazing! The drink list was overwhelming but the friendly bartenders were happy to make suggestions and everything was the best drink ever. We loved the atmosphere, the...More

Thank ssysue2
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time out of your day to write a review and for coming in for dinner. Our motto is "big world, small family" and are so happy that you felt at home. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Any time I travel to Indy for work, Bluebeard is on my shortlist of places for dinner. A great option that I was pleasantly surprised to find. The menu changes per season with new options to always try. Typically I'm dining with a group of...More

Thank Jacob R
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Jacob, Thanks for making Bluebeard part of your Indy routine for your business trips and for taking time out of your day to write a review. We are pleased that you like to experience dinner by sharing- we love to see this in action. We...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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 12 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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 25 July 2017 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 26 July 2017

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

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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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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