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Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grill
Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grill

Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.canal-bistro.com
  • Phone: (317) 254-8700
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: - 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sugar Bob Lane
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grill
The Canal Bistro is the realization of a dream for Mona and George Hanna. George's homeland is Egypt; Mona spent her first 23 years in Lebanon. They know Mediterranean cooking. George has been in the restaurant business for 22 years. And over the years, Mona watched her mother and grandmother cook for their big family from their own herb and vegetable gardens, learning the value of freshness in cooking.

George says. "It's been our dream to open our own place, to be creative with cuisine, and to have a family business that our sons can be a part of."

The Canal Bistro is that dream. "It's like you've come to one of our parties -- we've basically just moved our kitchen from home to here," they say. "We put the grill in the dining room because we want people to know that we are using top quality ingredients, and that freshness is our goal, so everything is done right in front of you."

So eat up, relax, be happy. You're eating in a dream come true!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Tried this place for a friend birthday because it's her favorite. However I was greatly disappointed, although the server was nice it took over an hour to get our food, which was very overcooked. .. we all got lamb shank it was Brown and grey :/ I would expect a Mediterranean restaurant to know how to cook lamb. The only thing good ob my plate was the rice."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My tenderloins we very tough. I did not eat them. Greek salad was good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nice variety of Mediteranean Food. Our friends had never tried before and they loved the Maza plate and various entrees. Nice outdoor patio and very efficient service I will go back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We thought the food was great and enjoyed the seating on the canal. Great spot for meeting friends"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It was in a nice area but other than that nothing special. We had to ask the waitress if we could order and she took our order wrong. Once we got our food, it was okay at best. Fish was really chewy"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Friendly staff, good service, great food. I love this place! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been to Canal Bistro several times and the food and service are consistently good. I would rank their hummus and falafel as one of the top in the Indianapolis area."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We came from Texas to ride the bike trails here. We passed this restaurant and decided to come back for dinner. The lamb kebabs were delicious! Generous portions, we couldn't finish everything on our plates. We would definitely come back. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our waitress, Starr, was an excellent waitress. Very friendly but not overly attentive. The food was very good too. I had the special, Tilapia & Couscous. It had a wonderful flavor. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Have been here several times. Always a great experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "love their food choices and have been here several times"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If you like Mediterranean food, canal bistro is a must!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We have just moved to Indy from MN and are trying all kinds of restaurants. By far this is top on the list. considering the caliber of the restaurants in Indy that's saying a lot. MN has a huge food scene and what we seen so far has been comparable. This restaurant has it all. The food is absolutely fantastic. We have been back twice in one week we loved it so much. Service is fabulous, dining in or out is beautiful. Cannot say enough about this restaurant but you need to go here. And if you don't like lamb - try the lamb kabobs anyways. You'll be amazed how good lamb can be! We are! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "went here after our first visit which was fantastic..maybe it was because it was Mother's Day but it was ridiculous...sent three plates back to the kitchen..cold, over cooked dry food, sent us wrong food other than what we ordered..we asked for 3 bills..what a disaster..three out of three were wrong..our stuff on their bill, their stuff on our bill, some of the stuff double billed, no one was able to eat at the same time because of the plates going back..it was a complete mess from sitting down to leaving..and then the last straw..they automatically added on a 20% tip to each bill!!! unbelievable..too many places to eat in Broadripple..may go back just the two of us for a lunch on a Saturday outside but no more family dinners..no way!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant is AMAZING! I had the chicken Shawarma and hubby had the Gyro platter. Food was plentiful, FRESH, and overall amazing. I gave a star off for Service as our waitress kept forgetting us. We had to ask twice for our drinks and a group bigger than us right next to our table got their food WAY before us.....I think she might have forgotten to turn it in. Everyone else we encountered was very helpful but she was a bit distracted. I would definitely go back for the food! We also sat outside on the patio and it was a perfect day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been to Canal Bistro several times and recommend them highly. We had the mezza plate (a nice combo plate), gyro and eggplant parmesan on this trip. Will return."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Even at lunchtime, everything was perfect! We give it a 5 Star rating. This is a not to be missed Mediterranian restaurant in Broad Ripple. Can't wait to dine there again."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Love this restaurant for its terrific kabob dinner called the mixed grill. It is enough food for 2. Leaves enough room for the fabulous baklava!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had 6 people for a birthday dinner. My husband in wheelchair bound and they were very accommodating from allowing us to enter on side of restaurant to giving us a table with plenty of space for all of us to be comfortable. The food was delicious. not our first visit. Portions are generous. Hummus amazing. True tastes of Greek and Mideast cooking. Love it."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service was outstanding. The food, while we ordered only appetizers, we a bit of a let down. I would go back to try a full meal. Felt they tried to be too flashy with their food instead of letting the simplicity of the ingredients come out. Our waitress was very engaging and attentive."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Visiting from out of town. Would definitely return when in indy"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The service surpassed awesome. We were running behind schedule and was going to be late for our reservation. I called the restaurant and the person I spoke with was very polite and understanding. We are from out of town and we got lost so I called the restaurant again and he patiently gave us directions. It was definitely worth it! The service was excellent, the food was wonderful, the atmosphere was fun and the decorum was authentic."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Food quality was excellent! Extensive menu. Very pleased and will return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The atmospere of the restaurant was nice. The food was good and delivered in a timely manner. However, our server was not very good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Doors was terrific. Tables a little cramped. Drink service was slow. Martini drinkers loved the flavored martinis. Simple vodka martini was slightly disappointing - expected higher quality olives from a Mediterranean diner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Spectacular Mediterranean food. My Grandmother was born in Syria Lebanon. The food here is just like hers. I have never had a bad meal here..in fact they have always been great. The Shawarma was great. The wine and salad were good also. Very generous portions. And to end the baklava was delicious. To compare it to other middle eastern restsurants is like comparing St. Elmo's to White Castle."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We loved it - huge servings and great food - we had enough to take home for dinner as well. Great experience thanks! Will return"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Everyone was friendly and helpful from the parking lot attendant to the wait staff. Food was excellent. Vegetarian friendly menu as well as fish, chicken, beef. Nice portions. Everything was very fresh. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Second time visiting Mediterranean Grill. Service was great and the ambience was Outstanding. Hummus was outstanding; but the spanikopita and falafel was just ok. A little over cooked. I would probably go back and give it another try as the first time was excellent."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Our family loves Canal Bistro! Food is delicious with selections for all types of vores: carnivores, herbivores, omnivores. Service staff excellent -- friendly and helpful without violating personal space. Favorites include the hot olive skillet, saganaki, meza plate, mussels and gyro sandwich. If you haven't tried Canal Bistro, what are you waiting for?"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We have gone to Canal Bistro many many times. Everyone is friendly and the food is consistent. My wife and daughter had the chicken Shawarma which they thoroughly enjoyed. I had the salmon and couscous special that was good. My lower rating is due to cold couscous and slightly overcooked salmon. Our friends all had the enormous portion chicken kabobs. We will definitely return"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Visited on New Year's eve with several friends. Food was tasty. (Always love their hummus!) One diner thought the lamb kabobs were a little tough though."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had a fun evening in costume and of course the food and service beer fail. The pita bread and baba ganoush is the best in the world."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We had an enjoyable time at Canal Bistro. The food was tasty and service was excellent."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Great food for adults. Wish they had more child-friendly options. A good idea would be to have just smaller versions of some of the larger dishes."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "We had Sunday lunch with friends, and being vegan, going to a new place can be a hassle for me. However, the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu, and seemed more than happy to check on items that she wasn't sure about, like the bread (which was vegan!) The oil dipping sauce is super, and everyone was very happy with their food, which included the gyro and falafel sandwiches, ceviche and salad. One person did say the ceviche was "just ok." Feta fries were A+. Net/net: The food was good, the portions were generous, but not obscene, and the service and wait staff were terrific. They are well prepared to handle dietary restrictions, so vegans and gluten-free folks can go without concern. I'm already looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "We had a great evening seated outside! Perfect for date night!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "We ate outside on a beautiful evening. Our table next to the canal was very relaxing and service was quick and friendly. Unfortunately the food was just okay. I had the tilapia sandwich, which was good, but the fries with feta and garlic weren't the best I've had at Greek restaurants. The pita bread was also burnt and the olive oil/spice mixture needed salt. We may be back because of the location and ambiance, but we'll most likely seek out another Greek/Middle Eastern restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Took my daughter for first time for her Birthday along with group. Made reservation and they were ready for us with a nice table in back room. Food and service was excellent. Authentic meditereanean food and waiter was very helpful explaining dishes."
    Dined on 8/2/2013