As the only restaurant in downtown Indianapolis with a large, wall-mounted grill strategically positioned near its entrance, Weber Grill glorifies the art of flame-licked cooking through a menu that appropriately features grilled pizzas, steaks, burgers, barbecue and fish. For the more health-conscious set, a variety of soups, salads and a simple side items are available as well. Wood paneling and dark-colored tables and chairs help create a warm environment at the Weber Grill, which is located at the corner of Washington Street and Illinois Street. When the weather is appropriate, street-side patio meals are an option, though the restaurant’s sectioned yet spacious interior allows for both intimate dining and large-group gatherings. Children’s menu items and gluten-free selections are also available.
The bartenders at Brewstone Beer Company have trouble picking their favorite types of beer, so they don’t bother. Instead, they serve domestic and imported pours from all over the atlas, grabbing brews from as close as Sun King Brewing and as far away as the great ale houses of Europe. Each flavorful beer harmonizes with hearty steaks such as ribeyes, new york strips, and sirloins. They also play well with the menu’s half-pound Angus burgers topped with avocado mayo, seared ahi tuna spiced with wasabi mousse, and pasta tossed with spicy chicken and grape tomatoes. Feasts unfold inside a spacious dining room, where a mural of electric guitars presides over roomy leather booths and flat-screen televisions tuned to the day’s sports.
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.
The historical brick building that houses Janko's Little Zagreb, once a reputed 1940s brothel, now beckons in a much more respectable clientele with its cheerful red awning and brightly lit dining room. Large cushy booths enclose red-checkered tables, while IU football and basketball posters speckle the walls. Tables have a clear view of two open grills, which sizzle with menu items including thick, succulent USDA Choice steaks, seafood, and more. An extensive wine list and locally made beer from Upland Brewing Company wash down entrees as IU fans dish out endless Hoosier puns, such as “Hoosier daddy?” and “Hoosier favorite Disney princess?”
Inside Miyako Sushi & Steakhouse, diners gather around the flames of 10 hibachi grills to watch an expert chef flip and sear chicken in teriyaki sauce, while other patrons sit in comfy black chairs in the cool blue glow of the sushi bar. Sleek modern decor surrounds guests as their teeth unpack skillfully rolled sushi and their eyes stare hungrily at the nervous fish inside the restaurant’s aquarium. Miyako’s hibachi and sushi chefs use only fresh ingredients as they craft each dish to diners’ specifications.