5 Downtown Indianapolis Restaurants That Make Our Mouths Water

There is no shortage of scrumdiddlyumptious eateries in and around Indianapolis. Here are 5 of our favorite downtown Indianapolis restaurants.

St. Elmo Steak House

If you’re in the mood for a steak, this is the place to go! If you’re in the mood for an award-winning shrimp cocktail, this is the place to go!

Visit St. Elmo at 127 S. Illinois St. or call (317) 636-0636 to make a reservation.

The Libertine

The Libertine is perhaps best known for their cocktails which could pass as works of art. But their food is pretty darn delicious too! They have a bacon flight on their menu, ‘nuff said!

Visit The Libertine at 38 E. Washington St or call (317) 631-3333 to make a reservation.


If you’re feeling food adventurous, head to Cerulean, located in The Alexander Hotel. We guarantee you’ll find ingredients on the menu that you don’t find anywhere else in the city. The Chef’s Tasting menu is a 9 course experience, customized by the head chef and is a great way to celebrate a special occasion!

Visit Cerulean at 339 S. Delaware St. or call (317) 870-1320 to make a reservation.

Shapiro’s Delicatessen

Shapiro’s Kosher-style delicatessen has been around since 1905. You don’t stay in business for 110 years without doing something right! Try their reuben and pastrami sandwiches and you’ll instantly get what makes them so special.

Visit Shapiro’s at 808 S. Meridian St. or call (317) 690-3036 to talk to them about catering your next event.

R Bistro

If you’re interested in the farm-to-plate movement, head to R Bistro. Many of the ingredients they use come from their own backyard garden and the rest come from local farms. Because they only use farm-fresh ingredients, the menu changes weekly. That means every visit to R Bistro will be unique!

Visit R Bistro at 888 Massachusetts Ave. or call (317) 423-0312 to make a reservation.

Where’s your favorite place to eat in downtown Indy?