Indy's food scene offers classics such as perfectly cooked steaks at Harry and Izzy's as well as more eclectic offerings from restaurants like R bistro.
St. Elmo Steak House
Cafe Patachou A charming cafe tempts breakfast-lovers with croissant French toast and omelets stuffed with local ingredients. Five locations around Indy. See reviews and ratings. (317) 925-2823; cafepatachou.com
Meridian Restaurant and Bar Located in a charming lodge-style house, Meridian serves an interesting mix of dishes, including a smoked corn soup and wild boar Bolognese. See reviews and ratings. (317) 466-1111; meridianonmeridian.com
Dunaway’s Palazzo Ossigeno The 1930 Art Deco building is on the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll find sea scallops, pastas, great calamari and a goat cheese salad served with roasted beets and sherry vinaigrette. See reviews and ratings. (317) 638-7663; dunaways.com
The Libertine Liquor Bar Prohibition-Era cocktails stand out here, along with gourmet small plates. Try the signature deviled eggs flavor trio or the bacon flight served with homemade sauces. See reviews and ratings. (317) 631-3333; libertineindy.com
R bistro We loved our panini of applewood-smoked bacon, watercress, avocado and tomato chutney at this eclectic restaurant that has an ever-changing menu. On Mass Ave. See reviews and ratings. (317) 423-0312; rbistro.com
St. Elmo Steak House Open since 1902, this clubby downtown spot offers exceptional service, fiery shrimp cocktail and the biggest wine list in Indiana. See reviews and ratings. (317) 635-0636; stelmos.com