Neal Brown is one of the best-known chefs in Indy (he also owns the Libertine Liquor Bar and is a co-founder of Dig IN), and his Neapolitan pizza spot is worth a visit. Start with a very good grilled romaine salad, studded with shallots and fresh mozzarella, then decide between red- or white-sauce pizza, both cooked in the wood oven.
American Restaurant in Indianapolis, IN, United States
Chef and owner Steve Oakley has been wowing diners in his intimate, casual, near-north spot since 2002. There’s nowhere else in town you’re going to be served waffle-crusted bacon hanging on a tiny clothesline, and the duck (from Michiana’s Maple Leaf Farms) is divine.
Pick up some of their signature “bennies,” a delectable croissant- donut hybrid. Take in the sights in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place for a bit; it’s a fast-evolving dining mecca that boasts a plethora of other unique bars and eateries
They boast a menu based on seasonal and local ingredients (they list their exact local sources on their website). Their menu changes literally daily and gives diners a fantastic representation of Indiana's amazing agricultural offerings.
This modern pub features big communal tables and serves modern spins on old classics using local ingredients. The chef, Micah Frank, concentrates on nose-to-tail cuisine that uses all parts of the animal and minimizes waste as much as possible.
German Restaurant in Indianapolis, IN, United States
The Rathskellar restaurant has been a resident of the building since 1898 and serves up German beer-house food. If you love horseradish and are feeling brave, try their pretzels with extra spicy mustard.