The prime rib at The Library Restaurant & Pub gets slow-roasted for a minimum of 18 hours to ensure high quality and maximum tenderness. It's only right that the chefs take such care preparing meals, because the food has to match up to the restaurant's fine, elegant aesthetics. In the Mon Rêve room, for example, exquisite 18th- and 19th-century European oil paintings stand out against violet-blue walls. Even the bar area—where servers pour fine wines and cocktails—boasts sports-themed oil paintings, and outside, a fountain and rose garden carry on the building's original artistic design as a new-age French chateau.
Chef Anthony takes a “simple French” approach to cooking at Nicolino’s Italian. Rather than toil away following complicated recipes, he relies on simple, Old-World techniques and fresh ingredients to prepare the restaurant’s seasonal menus. Many of his specialties evoke the earthy flavors of the Italian countryside—hand-formed meatballs laced with pecorino, pan-seared sole in a brown-butter sauce, and wild-mushroom risotto drizzled in truffle oil. An in-house wine steward curates an extensive wine list, standing by to recommend pairings.
Chef Anthony is also an avid photographer, decorating the restaurant’s walls with his shots of nature, cityscapes, food, and postmodern pictures of walls. The festooned eatery, which is located inside the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel.