Going out to eat allows you to enjoy fine dining without having to procure exotic ingredients or build a sommelier out of an old computer. Lap up luxury with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Upscale Cuisine
Inside the main dining room, the menu offers grilled filet mignon ($44), wild Gulf Coast shrimp ($39), and veal piccata ($35).
The Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens
An independently owned restaurant that has been building its open-establishment reputation for nearly four decades, The Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens has cemented its status as Indiana's destination restaurant. For 24 years, it has received the AAA Four Diamond Award (one of only four Midwestern restaurants to accomplish this). And for the past 28 years, Wine Spectator has praised its cellar, most recently with a Best of Award of Excellence in 2013.
These achievements would be impressive on the strength of a single menu, but The Carriage House changes up its board of fare every season. Prepared in traditional French style—in accordance with the vision of the restaurant's founder, Indiana Restaurant Association Hall-of-Famer Evelyn C. George—each dish is made fresh from gourmet ingredients. These selections infuse the dishes and cocktails, which might include caramelized apple crepe with creme fraiche, grilled sirloin steak with horseradish-cream sauce or eggs benedict with pancetta, asparagus, and basil hollandaise. The restaurant also hosts a gourmet selection of breakfast, lunch, and delectable European-style pastries.
The impeccable presentation doesn't stop at the dinner plate's edge. It encompasses the main dining room's hand-hewn walnut beams (unchanged since The Carriage House was first built as a church in 1851) where live classical guitar can be heard ruminating in the air and its showcase of Indiana Hoosier Salon paintings dating from the early 20th century. No matter the season, sommelier Judith Coté (Evelyn's daughter) can recommend a wine for any occasion thanks to her years of study with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
What some people are buzzing about:
The creatvity of the menu has soared to new heights. The specials of the night were, indeed, special.kbth, 9/17/12
The overall atmosphere and service was wonderful - relaxing yet fine dining.Alkneuman, 9/17/12
87% of 487 customers recommend
“Great service, looking forward to trying Al Fresco next time.”
“Be prepared to spend some money on a nice meal, even after the Groupon. This is the best restaurant around and it's worth it, but people should know going in that...”
“Be prepared to spend some money on a nice meal, even after the Groupon. This is the best restaurant around and it's worth it, but people should know going in that it's expensive.”
“Pricey. You get your money's worth. The setting is beautiful (romantic if you want.) The service staff know what they are doing and do it well. The food...”
“Pricey. You get your money's worth. The setting is beautiful (romantic if you want.) The service staff know what they are doing and do it well. The food preparation is excellent. We go there for special occasions and have done so for over 30 years.”
24460 Adams Rd.
South Bend, Indiana 46628