Charbonos - Avon
Charbonos - Avon

Charbonos - Avon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.charbonos.com/
  • Phone: 3172721900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 10 pm
    Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am – 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Eileen Liddy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cunningham Restaurant Group offers catering for events at any location. For more information on off-site catering and how we can assist you with your special event, please contact our Catering Director at 317-858-8100.
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us handle the details and help you plan your special event at Charbonos. Our private dining room holds up to 55. You can choose from our custom menu or create your own selections - we have something for every taste and budget.

    With our dedication to excellent service and unmatched atmosphere, you and your guests will enjoy an event to remember.

    Contact Charbonos General Manager, Mark Mayer, for private party inquiries: 317-272-1900.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Mayer, General Manager 3172721900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US Hwy 36 (Rockville Road)
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Charbonos - Avon
Part of the Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) family, Charbonos is located in Avon, Indiana. Named for an uncommon and delicious variety of grape found in California, Charbonos welcomes guests to the Tuscan countryside. You will find award winning entrees including: ample portions of salads, pastas featuring homemade sauces, tender steaks and wood-fired pizzas. Charbonos warm decor, fine cuisine and dedication to excellent service have made the restaurant a local and regional favorite for over 13 years.

We look forward to serving you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Charbonos - Avon reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (42)great for lunch (35)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (24)romantic (24)kid-friendly (18)great for brunch (15)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service, food, and price. Crab cakes are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza? Yes!
    EGFJVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Usually we think of Charbonos for a delicious dinner...rotisserie chicken, delicious beef dishes etc. however a quick thin crust pizza is outstanding. Service extremely attentive and genuine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Palate Pleasing
    LissyK
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We often dine at Charbonos for special occasions and the food is always delicious. Our group of six all felt their meals were better than in the past. My husband is still commenting on how wonderful his steak was and the scallop dish I order just about every visit was superior. The chefs really know how to please our palates. Our server was fun, helpful, and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great restaurant. Friendly and accommodating. We took our 6 year old granddaughter and she loved the restaurant. The waitress was very friendly to our granddaughter and made her feel important.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to spot in Avon
    DAC62
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I travel frequently to Indianapolis and stay in the hotels near the Airport. Although it is a little bit of a drive, Charbonos is my go to place for dinner and drinks when I am in the area. It is easy to get to and I don't have to worry about the parking and traffic hassles of downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining
    Hungry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had 10 people. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding! The wait staff, especially our waiter, Alec, did a Great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not be back again
    InternationalTaster03
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went for my first time by recommendation from friends and was sadly disappointed. Most notable thing was the food. It was far from what I expected. My husband ordered the braised pork shoulder that didn't mention anything about it being pulled pork. So expecting a whole piece of meat he instead got a wet flavorless pile of soggy pork. The rest of the good was moderate at best not hardly worth the price and the menu bared striking resemblance to stone creek. Definitely will not be back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    OpentablefriendVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Fabulous food, professional service, cloth napkins and entees available for $10 at lunch. Fabulous and pleasant. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in the West (side of Indy)
    Kent46123
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wonderful dining in the western suburbs of Indianapolis. Charbono's is one of several restaurants owned by Cunningham Restaurant Group, and their menu's are all fairly similar. I dine there about once per month, so that demonstrates that it's worth going back. CRG restaurants make pretty good calamari, and I usually start with that. Steak cuts are wonderful, but always order a level more rare than what you really want. My dinner included a pair of filet medallions, requested as medium rare. One was medium, the other medium well. Eh. CRG restaurants offer Graeter's ice cream, which is wonderful and is served in a GENEROUS portion. (I also highly recommend their cream brulee!) CRG also offers a "frequent diner's card."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD TIME
    FUNTIME
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    FOOD WAS GOOD VERY GOOD SERVER IT IS A LITTLE LOUDER THAN I WOULD LIKE ITS CONVENIENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • big b
    pleasent
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    blake our waiter was great. the only problem i had was, if you spend 20 or 30 dollars for a meal salad should be included.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointedI
    tjackson
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We probably go to Charbonos 2-3 times a year. The last 2 times I have been, I must say that I have been disappointed with the quality of the dish we have come to love. My husband and I both ordered the Linguini Charbono which has been our favorite dish on the menu for a couple of years. The last two times we have ordered the dish, the sauce has been so runny that it doesn't stick to the pasta at all. It's VERY disappointing, especially since we look so forward to that dish when we dine at Charbonos. The service was great, so I was very satisfied with that.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Reliable
    EGFJVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    When our work group of 8 has the chance to have lunch out we always discuss where to go and we always end up at Charbonos! Service is attentive, food delicious. Specials (lobster chowder) are always a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keep going back
    Sated
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Our go to restaurant. Special occasions or just a night out this is worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    jetlagged
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Charbono's is always reliable in service and quality food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining experience
    Mandysg
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    special kudos to our waiter, James. He was attentive (but not too!) knowledgeable, and fun to talk to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    spaceFoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The service at the front desk and by the wait staff was excellent! They were pleasant, and quite professional. All the food items were good. I would recommend this place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining experience
    Goodfoodfinder
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good food, outstanding service. Always enjoy having dinner here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to eat.
    eaglelady26
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoy the food and atmosphere. We come here for small celebration of birthday,and anniversaries. The Prime Rib dinner was cooked perfect and I had leftovers to take home. The vegetables were tender and the bread with the mixed oil was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BOOTH AT THE BAR...
    QueenoftheWoodsFam
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Not as private as I would have liked. But the prime rib was ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL! Juicy, tender, seasoned...perfect! So glad that we came on prime rib special night!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kiv5573
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Lovely place, great food, service good but just so loud could not even have a conversation! The five of us sat at the booth at far end of room as you entered the door to the left, I believe there was a service area next to us, that was not the problem it was the noise of the entire place. Would recommend trying the lunch hour time slot to see if it was any quieter. I do want to come back and try some of the other dishes that looked so wonderful. Thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    GoldiLocks
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Celebrated my birthday along with Father's Day. The food and the service were great, and we were seated right away. Sad that the wine selection had been updated, but I found a comparable alternate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crowd Pleaser
    Mandygo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were traveling with a large group of 14 people. I was concernd we wouldn't find somewhere that could accommodate us. We made reservations at Charbonos and they did an excellent job! I'm not sure I've ever had a large group handled so well. The staff was kind and quick. Our food even came out at the same time and was correct. (not always the case with a big group.) Our drinks stayed full. They didn't seem overwhelmed by us at all. The food was amazing! Everyone was very satisfied with their meals. (even the foodies with us...) We are still taking about it. Great experience! I would highly recommend Charbonos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't use the online menu!!
    not2happy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Some things on the online menu isn't on the IN restaurant menu. Booked the reservation specifically because my son and I found something on the "Online Menu" that we wanted. Got to the restaurant ordered a glass of wine etc... and then went to order our dinner and the waiter said that they didn't have the entrees that we wanted. I pulled up the online menu and showed him the entrees. He said he would ask the manager.... He returned to tell me that the manager said that they couldn't make the entrées because they weren't on the menu anymore. EXTREMLY disappointed and not happy!!! If they are going to have an online menu, then they should update the website as often as they update their restaurant menu!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Cam3
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Impossible to say which is better, the food or the service!! The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Char bongos
    Carlos
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The sound level was very high, food was mediocre, wait staff is pleasant but poorly trained.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Mother's Day
    kozmotac
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    They had a nice brunch out, but we decided to order off the menu, as we like the options on there...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    okedokey
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The buffet was tasty but nothing was hot. We were encouraged to get the buffet, we were not given menus until requested. The beef tips were actually COLD. Our 19 year old son lost his appetite due mostly to food temperature. He ate 1/2 a plate. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made a reservation for mothers day brunch, we were 45 minutes late and expected to have to wait by that time. Getting there we were seated immediately. The food was phenomenal and we'll worth the price. I cut my prime rib with a fork and the salmon was incredible!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehh?
    Buzzard
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food is very good and the service is OK, but there are way too many tables for the amount of space and the noise level was over the top. Granted, this was brunch on Mothers' Day. We may go back, but it will be during the week at 5:00.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food at Charbono's was great and service was amazing! Mother's Day was a busy day and that is understandable, but the seating was not comfortable at all and was very crammed in. Some tables had smaller chairs and had to be squeezed in where they really didn't fit well. Overall, was too noisy and crowded for my taste. Really enjoyed last year where we got to eat in a quieter room off the main buffet area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricing Doesn't Equal Quality
    RythuM
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Ordered a ribeye & received an expensive piece of somewhat dry, tasteless meat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    Mabel
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were sat at a table in the bar which was very busy and very loud!! I couldn't tell you how many times someone's butt was right next to the table. We were there celebrating our wedding anniversary and it was not romantic at all. Food and service were great but atmosphere was awful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpentablefriendVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Celebrated a birthday and Mother's Day. Definitely worth making a reservation for Friday night. Fabulous meal, great service, fresh coffee, lots of friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 340 reviews are from the Charbonos - Avon reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We regularly eat at this restaurant but this time the table we were sitting at was dirty, the service was extremely slow, the food was sub-par. We asked to speak to the manager and she didn't seem to care. The overall experience was disappointing for this type of restaurant. We go to Charbonos once a week but won't go back until things improve.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Steaks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We are long-time customers of Charbono's. This is the only restaurant we will go to when we want a steak. Highly recommend this place to everyone!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    EGFJVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Love bringing guests here for lunch as food is consistently great and service attentive. A simple BLT is delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peters
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Sunday afternoon Easter lunch was very good. Friends, neighbors, and old Avon friends from school were there having lunch also. Sharyn and I both enjoy dining at Charbonos in Avon. Looking forward to having lunch again soon. Thank you for Easter lunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great lunch
    EGFJVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A last minute decision for 8 of us to go to lunch resulted in a fabulous meal with perfect service. Everything we had--the pizza, salad, soup, special sandwich, was all perfect. And the service is always attentive. Can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    beccafred
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Charbono's has a wonderful menu with a wide variety. Everyone in my party had a different entree and each one was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate