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    City Market: City Market

    by Toughluck Written Oct 16, 2007

    Favorite Dish: Recommended: Breakfast and lunch stands have everything from Irish (stuffed potatoes) to Italian, Middle Eastern/Greek, and American cuisine. Gourmet foodstuffs are for sale as well. Also, the adjoining plaza often has live entertainment in season. Farmers Market is held each Wednesday, May-September. City Market is a must-see.

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    Smokehouse Café: Gourmet BBQ in Greenwood

    by erudisel Updated Apr 4, 2011


    Gourmet Barbeque? Is this possible? Astoundingly yes, it is. Chef Kenny New and owner Marco Solari provide the best BBQ in the state just 15 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis in the suburb of Greenwood. The meats are smoked in a state-of-the-art indoor smoker in the rear of the kitchen. Chef Kenny prepares the meat with a rub of spices and herbs before smoking and then lets the smoke do the rest. This is Texas-style barbeque. All meats are served without sauces, though sauces are available at the tables (please don't ruin this beautiful meat by smothering it in sauce!). The baby back ribs are to die for. They literally fall off the bone. I know it is cliché to say so, but it is true here.

    For desert you must try the New York-style cheesecake. It is made from scratch by Chef Kenny and Chef Gordon (who also makes tasty bread pudding).

    If you aren't sure what you'd like to eat, check out the Sunday morning "jazz brunch". A trio of the city's most talented jazz musicians provide the perfect ambiance for this delicatable experience. The banquet room is set up every Sunday between 11 am and 2 pm for a buffet. I know, I didn't think you could get quality food at a buffet either, but trust me, you can. The chefs personally oversee the buffet, making omelets to order, slicing roast beef, and mingling with the crowd. All the patrons rave about Chef Gordon's bread pudding. It is definitely the most elegant buffet I have seen outside of Las Vegas.

    If you go, let Chef Kenny know that I sent you. He has been known to try out new dishes on friends of friends. You never know what he might be concocting for his newest menu item.

    And as a side note, if you happen to be traveling from abroad to Indianapolis, have no fear of going here. Marco, the owner, speaks Italian, Spanish, English, French, and German. He knows culture and he knows food. Wish him the best of luck in his new venture.

    Favorite Dish: Ribs, ribs, ribs. I didn't even like ribs until I tried them here. They are so tender that you will have a hard time believing it yourself. The food critics in Indy even love this place.

    Chef Kenny New of Smokehouse Caf��

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    The Iron Skillet: Great Family Style Dining

    by djramey Written Oct 2, 2004

    When arriving to the Iron Skillet you approach a beautiful area of Indianapolis with beautiful scenery. The restaurant is located inside a beautiful two story colonial house that looks over the Coffin Golf Course. Inside the restaurant the design is old country or perhaps you could even consider it Amish with a sense of homestyle appeal. You would not be too surprised if a set of grandparents lived in this place as opposed to a well known Indianapolis restaurant.

    The service is great with a doorman and very gracious servers. Each table is decorated with floral arrangements and candals with some small food already waiting for you.

    Considered traditional Hoosier cuisine the food is great and served to order. The menu is not enormous but you can choose from around eight entrees all of which cost around $15US - $20US. With your entree comes family style corn, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

    I would consider the Iron Skillet a place for small wedding parties, a birthday party that is a bit more low key, and a nice quiet romantic date. They do offer a full bar but the wine list is what you would likely go for in a place like this. I have only had the Iron Skillet one time, but would be more than happy to take my girlfriend to visit the restaurant for a nice night out.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the Atlantic Grilled Salmon. The salmon was very tender and covered with a nice dell sauce.

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    by naujnod Written Aug 24, 2002

    There are a surprisingly large number of Asian Indian restaurants appearing in Indianapolis. My favorite is called 'Indian Palace'. A lunch buffet is offered 7 days a week. Dinners are reasonably priced.
    A must stop at is the Mug and Bun. A fifties style drive up and park restaurant. Fried foods, pork tenderloin, fries, onion rings, hamburgers etc. Not one that I frequent a lot, but for nostalgic feelings I do stop by periodically. A lot more hoosiers frequent this restaurant regularly.
    The authentic asian indian music. The kind treatment received. at India Palace
    The nostalgic feeling at the Mug and Bun

    Favorite Dish: Favorite food at the India Palace is the tomatoe and cream based sauce with chicken. Spices make this a delicous entre, or buffet item. The chile peppers available add to the spice. I must eat between 10 and 15 chili peppers, while dinning here.
    Definitely the pork tenderloin at the Mug and Bun

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    Iaria's Italian Restaurant: Iaria's Italian Restaurant

    by Always7696 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Be sure to ask how big the entree's are before you order. The prices seem hight until you realize most entree's can feed two people. The chicken scallopini (sp) can easily feed two people. Let your sever know you plan on sharing and they will slit the meal on two plates.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Scallopini (sp)

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  • Mikado Japanese Restaurant: Mikado Japanese Restaurant

    by Granger44 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Somewhat pricey but well worth the money.

    In addition to regular dining areas, it has teppanyaki tables where the multi-course meal is prepared in front of you, as well as a sushi bar.

    Favorite Dish: Surprisingly it's the pork chops I order every time I dine here. Glazed with a sweet sauce, they practically melt in your mouth.

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    The Corner Wine Bar: The Corner Wine Bar

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Dec 25, 2002

    Eventually, there will be a lot of restaurants located on my Indianapolis page, but this is my favorite restaurant for actual "dining." Remember, Uncle Phil said there are restaurants for eating and restaurants for dining.

    The Corner Wine Bar accomplishes a nice balance between the two. The restaurant is quite small, almost doubling in size during the summer months when outdoor seating is available. And as the name suggests, there is an excellent wine list. The Corner Wine Bar is also attached to The Wellington, which is one of my all time favorite bars in Indy (check out my Nightlife section for the Welly).

    Favorite Dish: I like to try different bottles of Merlot taking suggestions form the wait staff. For food, I usually order one of their nightly specials. The menu is difficult to classify because it can have lots of items taken from different cooking styles (French, Italian, Asian, American), but everything is done up well in terms of presentation, quality and quantity.

    The Corner Wine Bar in Broad Ripple

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    Cheeseburger in Paradise: The Islands in Indy

    by gkitzmil Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    An islands flavor -- pretty good food -- fun entertainment

    Favorite Dish: Fried Oysters + Cold Beer

    from their web site

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    Skyline Chili: Cincinnati chili in Indy

    by sambarnett Updated Nov 29, 2002

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    The Cincinnati chain has three locations in the Greater Indianapolis area. Visit the website for addresses.

    Favorite Dish: Large 4-way (no onions) and a couple Skyline Cheese Coneys. Mmmm......

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    A famous restaurant line:...

    by romnearparis Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A famous restaurant line: HOOTERS...
    Food is not so great but it's not the goal, girls are short dressed, when there is a race we can see it on giant screens.

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