IndeBlue - Philadelphia
IndeBlue - Philadelphia

IndeBlue - Philadelphia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indebluerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (215) 545-4633 ext. 2
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Brunch
    Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Rakesh Ramola
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please view our website for menus and catering options.
  • Entertainment: Live sitar and tabla every Tuesday at 7:00pm and Sunday Brunch at noon.
  • Special Events: Indeblue is perfect for business lunches as well as larger parties. Please contact Tobi for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chancellor
  • Public Transit: Patco - 13th/Locust

    SEPTA(Broad St. Line) - Walnut/Locust

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking at Park America (12th & Sansom) with business card.
    $10 parking 7 days a week at the Express Holiday Inn (13th & Walnut).
A word from IndeBlue - Philadelphia
Indeblue offers a fresh, modern take on Indian cuisine as well as traditional Indian favorites. We showcase fresh meats, local produce and house-made cheese and breads. We take pride in offering a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu items that are both creative and full of flavor. Chef Rakesh will take you on a culinary journey throughout the many regions of India. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff will guide you through your dining experience.

Indeblue is located in Philadelphia's vibrant Midtown Village and offers a full bar with an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.

We look forward to your visit.
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IndeBlue - Philadelphia reviews from OpenTable diners
171 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (119)neighborhood gem (76)romantic (62)special occasion (55)good for groups (53)hot spot (36)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (0)Show More
  • One of my favorites
    Dena1
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This place is one of my favorites, love the food, drinks are the best, and the service is outstanding. I shall be returning again, and again, and more..........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Waiter needed training
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Our waiters timing left a lot to be desired he rushed us or forgot us Fortunately the food made up for all The wine list by the glass was fair
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end Indian - a great mix upscale dining
    WeekendDC
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was fantastic. One thing to note - Spicy-ness has become a subjective term I've realized lately in the Indian dining world. This restaurant is NOT spicy. If you REALLY like spicy - I mean REALLY REALLY like it. (many "tough guys" think they can handle "spicy", but typical Indian spicy is new territory for them) - This resturant was VERY MILD - we asked for spicy - it wasn't. We got some green chili-sauce. It was better but still not "Indian spicy". As for the food - Stuffed Peppers, Naan Pizza, Chaat, and Masala. Menu was vegetarian friendly. My favorite was the Pizza (felt like I would enjoy this at a pizzeria more than traditional pizza). All the food was done well. Service was great, Wine pairing was perfect. Overall a great, simple, high end dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GREAT NIGHT OUT
    Grockles
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    A stylish but really comfortable restaurant in Philadelphia, with a vibrant atmosphere, delicious food and attentive, friendly service. Indian cuisine is great for celiacs and those following a gluten free diet and Indeblue take care to identify the gluten free options (there are plenty) and will even make you their own gluten free version of a naan bread! With great menu choices and sensible prices, it's really well worth trying out. This wasn't our first visit, we had another fantastic evening and will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud to talk, but a great meal
    AccidentalVegetarian
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Friday's not the evening to go, if you want to chat with friends. Every table was packed and the noise level off the scales. But the food was great just the right amount of heat to the spices to warm you on a cold evening. A good wine, and fair beer list added to the fun. We'll try for a late lunch another tome, to see if it's quiet enough to talk then. But we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • India re-visited
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This Restaurent was quite crowded on a Thursday night and there was an active Restaurent scene. The food was diverse, and had a taste of India. The level of spice was not too strong for an American Pallette, but seemed to take one back to Jaipur.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kamfoodie52
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very good gourmet Indian food. Very flavorful and balanced. Not too spicy hot. Salad of the day was unusual and flavorful to get juices going with a touch of semi ripe mango in it. Indian chutneys were well made with attention. Saag paneer, paneer tika, Dal makhni , raita , saffron rice very well done though heavy. Avocado yogurt chatt could have been more crisp but content flavor was very appetizing . Anjeer desert could have been more fresh. Servers courteous , caring and attentive. Unfortunately reservationist on phone offered me 2 hour later seating, open table gave me seating in 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    YoungprofdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Really delicious food. Highly recommend the crispy spinach chaat. Both the bartender and our waiter were extremely friendly/responsive. However, we had a reservation for 8:15 and didn't get seated until nearly 8:50
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around
    Willman
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The folks at Indieblue are incredibly responsive. They respond to complaints, they seat you where you ask (even if the host has to walk ten feet), and the food is excellent. For me it is my neighborhood restaurant, and when I take friends there, they rave! All around great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back
    SpoiledinPhillyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Small plate style, fresh ingredients and carefully prepared dishes that captured the spiciness of regional Indian dishes without being overwhelming. The Naan was fantastic. If you like the bread order your own. Don't share. Try the spinach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible IndeBlue
    Sdem21
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Indeblue food and service is well beyond what words could ever describe. Everytime I'm there (Philly) or in Collingswood, the service is so nice. I've come to know the servers personally after only a few times being there. They seem to remember me the (very few) times I come back, which I really appreciate. I usually like to stick to my original dishes at restaurants but the menu at Inde is seriously so amazing that I always feel compelled to try something new. It never fails to disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great prices
    KateK
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This is a real gem: lovely ambience, with a great bar, but also romantic tables in the back. Fantastic food, reasonable prices - especially the wonderful happy hour deals. We got two beers and two small appetizers for a total of $14! Moved on to dinner, sharing three small plates and a luscious chocolate dessert. Perfect portions; sublimely seasoned. Lovely, attentive service. A must-try for gluten-free dining, as well - so many choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot!
    table43
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I've been to IndeBlue only once before per the recommendation of a College friend who happens to work there. The food was just as amazing on my second visit. On our last visit we went here to catch up with a university friend who is a picky eater and has never quite had a taste for meat. We shared the appetizers (Samosas and the salad of the day) and he ordered the seafood moilee and absolutely loved it. He complimented the decor and express what a great find the restaurant is. He's walked around the city frequently but has never noticed or visited the restaurant and was glad that we picked IndeBlue. Our host/server was very pleasant and friendly, he talked us through the menu and made suggestions based on our preference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indie Blue Philly Style
    Love2eatgreatfood
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was my first trip to the Philadelphia location and it was superb! The wait staff is excellent, polite, and efficient. The food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    ShyGirl
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My husband and I had an amazing time!! Dinner was delicious, service wonderful, a wonder evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kicked out of the restaurant
    Giri
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were there for approximately 2.5 hrs, we were kicked out by the manager stating that they have other people waiting. We wanted to order some deserts but couldnt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum.
    PhoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Go for the tasres and service. Plrnty of good Indian food in Phila., but this is really special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was excruciatingly SLOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I love IndeBlue. It is my go-to happy hour place. Sit at the bar, have several fabulous Indian tapas and a cocktail or 2 all for under $20. Been there for my bday dinner as well as several dinners after. However, avoid lunch at all costs. SLOWest service ever. Shame bc the lunch special is a good deal and the food is mouth watering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great & upscale indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went for my sisters birthday, had a lovely meal -- can either do small plates (as we did which was plenty for 4) or get your own larger entrees. Food was superb, great drink deals and ambiance was tranquil and beautiful. Live music (sitar and other indian instruments) accompanied our meal - really great treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will travel for this food
    LBNJ
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was introduced to Indian food several months ago. I thought it would be too spicy. However, like most types of food, there are less spicy options. During our Philly weekend getaway, we decided to eat at an Asian restaurant. I did my research and found this restaurant within walking distance from our hotel, even better. The ambiance was nice and the food was excellent. We ate the vegetable samosa, chicken makhani “butter chicken”, chicken tikka masala, fresh garlic & cilantro naan, and for dessert the banana nirvana. The server was also very attentive. We will visit this restaurant again from Northern NJ; It is worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Appetizers Please
    2fordinner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If we had stopped with the appetizers this would have been a great dining experience. They were delicious and beautifully prepared. Everything went downhill after that. We waited 30 minutes for our next course to appear and when it did, it was overcooked and also cold. I couldn't have finished the shrimp even if I wanted to though because a woman who was intent on clearing the empty plates took my silverware away before I could grab it and then I was unable to get any servers attention to ask for more. As I said- go for the apps and stop there! They were great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this IndeBlue!
    Lauren215
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Every time I dine here, I receive excellent service, and the food is always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Indian Food & ambience
    Ravi
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had the Spinach Chat which had crispy deep fried leaves served as a chaat which felt light and airy. The Mixed grill appetizer - the lamb chops were tender and flavorful and the shrimp was very well grilled. The Malai Kofta Bukhari was excellent but sorely lacking in Koftas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food but very pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The atmosphere and service is very friendly. The portion size is disappointing, for the whooping price. But the presentation and flavor of the food is impressive. We ordered the "side" size (side size doesn't come with rice) and were served 2 paneer pieces for Paneer Tikka Masala, and 2 koftas for Malai Kofta for $8 each. We informed them that the baingan bharta had undercooked peas, so they made up by sending us a complementary dessert sampler which wasn't bad at all. Overall, if you don't mind spending big bucks for food, I would definitely give it a try once.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable first time
    kt1710
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first time dining here and really enjoyed it. The food was excellent and slightly different from regular Indian food in a very nice way the Spinach Chat was my favorite, my husband's the scallops and the other couple liked the mixed grill. Our waiter was very helpful in answering questions and there was no feeling of being rushed even on a Saturday night. Would recommend highly and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Pleasure to Dine
    Dena1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great place to dine for any occasion; excellent service, fantastic food, very comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    kinsenator
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were excited to visit IndeBlue for a special occasion dinner. When we arrived, we were seated in a high traffic area, with diners & servers bustling by on both sides. However, we were not waited on for nearly 20 minutes, & only then because the hostess spotted us & realized we didn't have drinks. The appetizers were the highlight of the meal (crispy cauliflower & samosa chaat). So delicious! Everything else was just ok. The shrimp on the skewers weren't deveined. The butter chicken & eggplant dishes were on par with your local Indian take out. Ditto w the dessert trio, w the kheer being notably metallic tasting. Sparkling wine was flat & had to be sent back. Service was ok. Bottom line: maybe go to sit at the bar & have appies.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous modern indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    See above.........................................................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    priag
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Really enjoyed the experience. Delicious food - the naans are amazing. Rakesh the chef is great. He stepped out to greet all diners. Then he sat down to have a chat with us. We traded deserts :) It was my Mom's birthday and we had some amazing cake so we offered him , in return he ordered a delicious fig icecream desert with date palm and a beautiful candle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great appetizers
    Lizzie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I would definitely go back. However, I would order several appetizers and skip the entree. The samosas were excellent as was the kashmiri bread. The sauces were all excellent too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    Gourmet
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've dined at Indeblue several times and it's always a treat. Fantastic coktails, great food and always consistent in quality and taste. Excellent service as well. Highly recommend the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - tuesday live music
    MBOinNJ
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    great food, excellent service, cool space. tuesday nights has live tabla and sitar music and the guys performing are really fantastic. Absolutely will go again. prices very reasonable
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy on a Tuesday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This is a busy Indian restaurant. We waited about 10 minutes for our table to be ready at the bar and enjoyed a mango martini and a spicy lychee. Both were great and the bartender was friendly. There were 2 guys playing the sitar and tabla while we ate. It added to the dining experience. We loved the food, lots of flavor and spicy but not overboard spicy. The highlights were the spinach chaat, lamp chops, scallops and fish of the day. The fish was expertly prepared as were the scallops. We have already made reservations to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again simply wonderful!
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Second time coming here and again wonderful-service, food and its a beautifully decorated space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Missy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I really enjoyed the service that I received from them. The food was good. Dinner lighting was great. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food!!!!
    datenight4two
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Me and my fiance had a great time at this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was great. We did notice that the same song was playing for an hour which was making us feel a bit crazy. But it finally changed to a new song. And I thought switching out the silverware whenever we had a new course was not necessary and probably a waste of water in the kitchen. Other than that we will definitely go back! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Fantastic food, the decor is beautiful. The sevice was prompt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • IndeBue Restaurant Week
    sunshine2020
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First off, the place has such a nice interior! Very nice color scheme, great for dinner! Now the food....My favorite was most definitely the spinach chaat! The crispy spinach paired with tomatoes and onions and a little yogurt was really delicious. I however was not to pleased with the crispy vegetables. There was a lack of salt and just over all flavor. Without the tamarind sauce, I don't think I would have finished it. For the main course though, I really LOVED the garlic naan! The rice and chicken tikka makhani were really delicious too! The spices were on point and the amount given was perfect. Now to the desert...let's just say, gulab jamun and cinnamon ice cream put together tasted like heaven!!! Over all, I was pleased
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fantastic
    ck369633256
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    By far one of my favorite restaurants now. I went for Restaurant Week and plan to go back in the future. The only thing I could complain about was the dessert. I had the panna cotta and it was average, but the overall meal makes up for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great execution
    Bond4Review
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    First time visit and it was during Restaurant Week. Overall the food was excellent, full of developed flavors and cooked perfectly. Several dishes were also part of their regular menu. Chicken tikka and lamb balti were both moist, just enough spice. For dessert we had the cardamom kheer with raisins and pistachios…outstanding. We were already full but somehow motivated enough to make room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.