Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room
Want to go backIt was Mother's Day and they had a buffet. I want to go back and try the menu. The piano and singer were a little too loud.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Joseph's uniquely memorableOur first time to dine at Chef Joseph's was for the 2013 Mother's Day brunch. My wife absolutely loved it - the food was great, the atmosphere perfect, and the singer made the whole experience uniquely memorable. We will definitely return for a dinner experience in the near future!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!We had the Mother's Day brunch this past Sunday. EVERYTHING was out of this world. The service was fantastic and even Chef Joseph himself came out to greet and chat with everyone. I am looking forward to having dinner there one night when we are in Indianapolis. Excellent!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful atmosphere and food!-Our first time here was Mothers' Day Brunch, so it probably wasn't an example of the norm, but we enjoyed it immensely - and I am sure that will be the norm!
-We expected the food to be great since we loved Chef Joseph's former restaurant, Agio. We weren't disappointed. Many unusual twists to familiar foods.
-The service was superb. We needed help with an older person in our party navigating the buffet and someone was always there. The server was also very attentive.
-The room is very intimate, kind of a 1930-40s supper club feel. Completely wood-paneled room and bar, dark red carpet, red velvet settees and one wall of mirrors with dark red drapes. Live music is played many nights during the week.
- We will return for certain!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat spot for dinner before gameGreat place to grab nice meal, listen to good music before the Pacers game5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic gemEnjoyed our evening dining with you. The music was quite nice. Our waitress was
very sweet, however, she was extremely soft spoken and so shy we had some difficultly
with communication.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTop food & serviceThis place has everything! The food was wonderful, offering everything from salads to sandwiches to mains, with everything we tried at the five star level. The mood was great, with a jazz singer rendering soft classics throughout the evening. The prices were surprisingly low given the quality of the experience.
We not only would, but have recommended this to friends. It can be romantic, lively (if you sit nearer the bar or singer), casual, or formal, depending on your mood and desire for the experience.
This is a top find we loved!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI went there for lunch onI went there for lunch on a Friday and it was a very quiet, calm place to meet. Not at all crowded. Good atmosphere and service that is attentive but not hovering. The menu is not very extensive though, so check it out before you go to make sure there is something on the menu you want. The calamari is very good and my bison burger and friend's brat was also very good. Nothing disappointed.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner from 5 - 7 pm is aDinner from 5 - 7 pm is a great experience because the excellent food, service, and ambience are all heightened by the stellar but quiet jazz piano. He is fantastic!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and great musicChef Joseph's is pretty venue with attentive staff and great food PLUS great music. We will definitely go back frequently.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst timer that will returnI could not find fault with anything in reference to our dinner. It is up there with the St. Elmos and Ruth Chris. We will come for late evening meals after events. Thanks, FHA5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEntertainmentHard to find a place with excellent food where you can hear a good piano player and have other entertainment while you dine.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAppreciated accommodationAppreciated accommodation to move to a quiter table as entertainment was a bit loud for the room size...although it was very good. Food and service were fine. Owner and manager were pleasant and checked at table to be sure things were going well. Would certainly return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambience but overall okayThe overall dining experience was so-so. The food was good but limited portions. The manicotti was tasty but would not enough for a man. The menu was limited providing only choices. The chocolate creme brulee with orange glaze was delicious. The food and drinks were a bit pricey for the quality and quantity. We were dressed up under the impression that Chef Joseph's was a classy place however we were greeted at the door by the manager who had on jeans and a very wrinkled shirt. In fact the wait staff dressed better than him. Waiter was personable and efficient but did forgot an item we ordered. The pianist and singer were excellent. The atmosphere was the only good piece of this restaurant's experience. We will not return.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, thoughThe food was very good, though it came out faster than I expected. The prices were very reasonable and the service was very good as well. I enjoyed the live piano and vocalist. We are looking forward to dinning there again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated our anniversaryCelebrated our anniversary was a great evening, waitress was very friendly and attentive, food was delicious and music and ambience were wonderful4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only complaint I had isThe only complaint I had is our seating. Had a reservation for two and we were stuck in the bar area. Another couple had the amazing huge comfy looking round table to themselves and the other round table went empty the whole night. Would have really liked to have had the romantic experience that your restaurant is known for. Food and service were excellent.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific place!! EveythingTerrific place!! Eveything I look for in dinner out!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMwinner!1st time at Chef Josephs and we are sure to return...for the delectable, unique finds on the menu, terrific wines, and the extraordinary service! Thank you!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy out of town friend whoMy out of town friend who is a vegan, and I had dinner on Saturday night at my favorite restaurant, Chef Joseph's. There was no problem with Chef Joseph preparing dinner for my friend. Dinner was perfect, as was the service and the jazz as well. It was a terrific night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe appetizer Was very goodThe appetizer Was very good (breaded asparagus). My blueberry lemonade martini tasted watered down. The salad loke like it came from a bag, and was a little shriveled. The main course was just ok. We had the beef medallions. The mashed potatoes need seasoned (a little bland). We share a dessert. It was good but very small. Our waiter was very attentive.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly RefreshingWe wanted to try a new place for Easter Brunch, and were more than pleasantly surprised by the warm ambiance and cozy atmosphere. The food was gourmet and the piano and '40's-style lounge singer just added to an already great experience. Very nice.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner!Another fantastic meal at Chef Joseph's. brought in both family and friends on this visit--all enjoyed their meal. Music and setting created a very special feel while the menu prices didn't kill my budget. Highly recommend!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMmemorableI celebrated my one year anniversary at Chef Joseph's and I could not have been happier with the evening! From the piano, drinks, food, service, and overall ambiance Chef Joseph's far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a special evening or just a nice night out to try out this wonderful place!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant! The decorGreat restaurant! The decor is inviting while the food and service are outstanding.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the "supperclub"Really enjoyed the "supperclub" atmosphere. We will definitely go back often.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile traveling to downtownWhile traveling to downtown Indianapolis to celebrate our anniversary, we decided to give Chef Joseph's a try for dinner. We tried the Ravioli and the Mahi for dinner, along with the Connoisseur martini. Everything was meticulously prepared and presented, and the waitstaff were ready for every possible need. Having arrived just before 7pm, the restaurant was a little quiet at first, but quickly started to fill up once the live music started playing. Overall, a memorable experience - too bad our cab driver had no idea where it was!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time, will not beOur first time, will not be our last. Everything was wonderful - service, food, music.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Meal at Chef Joseph'sAnother great meal at Chef Joseph's. Brought in a work group for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. The Chef dropped by and made recommendations, food was excellent (be sure and try the calamari!), and the ambiance provided the right feel for our group. A stellar night from start to finish!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we were greetedFrom the moment we were greeted at the door our experience was fantastic. We especially loved the lobster bisque and crab cakes for Easter brunch. The wait staff was so attentive and friendly. We felt like we were guests in their home. It was especially nice to have the time to meet and talk with Chef Joseph. We felt right at home. Thank you.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingJust a wonderful restaurant, great food, beautiful ambiance, and amazing service. They were quick to greet us, seat us and serve us. The feel of the place takes you back, with the smooth live jazz singer and the deep red velvet couches/seats. Excellent restaurant and I will definitely be back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM