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15 Best Restaurants in Indianapolis

“One of Indy’s first restaurants to gain national attention, Bluebeard’s name is a nod to Indy native Kurt Vonnegut; you’ll spot typewriters scattered throughout the bar. The menu is eclectic, and the cocktail menu enticing, so the tab can add up when you want to try just one more thing. Don’t miss the bread from READ MORE

2018 Best Restaurants: Bluebeard

“How should one sum up Bluebeard, which doesn’t fit neatly into one culinary category, but is the most delicious version of all things to all people? We’ll take one of everything, always.” READ MORE

Best Restaurants in Indianapolis: Take Your Pick

“Why is Bluebeard one of the best restaurants in Indianapolis? Its menu varies daily, inspired by the freshest and finest ingredients. At Bluebeard, they believe that food is meant to be a shared experience. Local farmers have taken that to heart, sharing their ingredients with guests and locals who visit.” READ MORE

10 Women Who Are Absolutely Killing It at Indianapolis Restaurants

“A James Beard award semifinalist three years in row since 2016, Merriss stands out among Indianapolis chefs. Her precise palate and contemporary combinations produce New American cuisine as it should be: bright, creative and varied with a noticeable nod to classics.” READ MORE

50 States: 50 Female Chefs

“Chef Abbi Merriss co-owns Indianapolis’ Bluebeard, named after Indiana-born author Kurt Vonnegut’s novel ‘Bluebeard’. Typewriters decorate the library-like restaurant, where checks for dishes like warm kale salad and truffled egg toast are dropped at tables in hardcover books.” READ MORE

Drive Like A Criminal and Eat Like a King in Indianapolis

“The Kurt Vonnegut-inspired Bluebeard is situated in one of Indy’s oldest neighborhoods. The unique small plate lineup is inspired by and sourced from local farms. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect unique creations like FPB&J: foie peanut butter, plum and blueberry jam, pullman toast, and frozen milk. The carefully curated beer, wine, and READ MORE

Quirky Indianapolis Cocktail Becomes a Jeopardy Clue

“A cocktail crafted by Bluebeard Bartender Manager Ryan Gullet in honor of Kurt Vonnegut made its prime-time game show debut Monday night. During the Double Jeopardy! round of Monday’s “Jeopardy!” episode, the first category was ‘Native Sons.’ The $400 dollar clue was, ‘The Breakfast of Champions cocktail in Kurt Vonnegut’s Indianapolis had this cereal crumbled READ MORE


10 Best Downtown Indianapolis Restaurants for Weekenders

“A James Beard award semifinalist right out of the gate in 2013, Bluebeard continues to wow fans with seasonal contemporary but always comforting New American dishes. Cocktails are always spot-on and fun to sip with a generous charcuterie plate on the patio or while considering vintage typewriters and old books that decorate bar.” READ MORE