Confirmation from a visitor to IndyMy wife and I brought the executive director of a Boston-based cultural charity to dinner, believing that Regina Mehallick's restaurant is about as good as it gets. After an evening every bit as successful as we anticipated, our guest paused before we departed to make reservations for the following night. He was in Indianapolis for a national conference, and had already decided that he wanted three other conferees to experience R Bistro. Hooray! Randy Shepard5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial NightMy wife has wanted to go here for months, so we came as a Mother's Day dinner. We were not disappointed. While the menu is somewhat limited, there is enough choice for anyone, unless you want a hamburger or hot dog. The food was well prepared and very fresh with good sauces. The wine list complements the food well and the desert choices are sufficient. The reputation of the restaurant is well deserved. With a changing menu you can never be sure what to expect, but an excellent dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, sane portionsAlways a delight to go to R Bistro to experience an ever-changing menu, wondering what new favorite might be found. The service is never forced and always accommodating. I wish we could afford to eat there weekly, but for special occasions, the cost is well-justified and understandable given the outstanding quality of food and service.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to R Bistro manyWe have been to R Bistro many times. The food is always superb, interesting, and beautifully presented. The wait staff is excellent. I appreciate that the portions are not too large. R Bistro is consistently excellent, and is one of my all-time favorite restaurants.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a terrific experienceI had a terrific experience - - great meal, great service and all within walking distance.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe food was very good. Great presentation and our server was so accommodating. I've eaten lunch and dinner here and would highly recommend this restaurant. There were eight of us at the table. We all had samplings of three desserts.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the trip!Topped off a successful trip to the city. Certainly lived up to its billing.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and beyond our expectations in regard to quality and taste. Our server, Dori, is an asset to the organization.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit to R Bistro inFirst visit to R Bistro in a few years and I was reminded of the great menu and scrumptious food! A relatively quite venue, the great service and food allowed me to have a terrific first date with the wonderful lady that I was with. Thank you R Bistro!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal at a restaurantExcellent meal at a restaurant that believes in sustainable, local gourmet food. Inspiring idea with a great taste and special evening at R bistro. Bravo.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe space is small and simpleThe space is small and simple but attractive. The food is consistently interesting, varied, and delicious. The experience of dining is always a pleasure.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoy theMy husband and I enjoy the fresh, local food. The change in the menu gives variety. Dora gives great service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a local favorite, we broughtAs a local favorite, we brought out of town friends with high expectations. Our group began with the exceptional cauliflower soup. Delicate and flavorful. We followed with the fish stew and the lamb burger with a light cucumber-mint sauce accompanied by luscious spring jicama salad and roasted pineapple slices. Magnificent flavor combinations. Capped off our repast by sharing the polenta and chocolate ice cream and the panna cotta with strawberries. Neither was too sweet. A meal and evening to remember.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was, as always, fresh,The food was, as always, fresh, tasty and first class.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the place. ExcellentLove the place. Excellent value but more important, the food was creative and excellent flavor. Of course the menu changes weekly so a dinner should check ahead to see if the “theme” is something they want to sample. The wine list is small but appropriate. I am from Chicago and entertain and eat out five or six evenings a week all over the country so I feel I have a good comparison. The place was intimate, easy to get to and the overall experience was excellent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding. ThisFood was outstanding. This restaurant will always be one of our favorites!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous flavors and farmFabulous flavors and farm fresh products make this dining experience a real treat!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMbeing somewhat of a home chefbeing somewhat of a home chef I really appreciated the food, the presentation was gorgeous, the textures of the soft scallops with the crunch of the tortilla chips was perfect, it was my first time having duck and I was very pleased with it I especially enjoyed the potato rosti again with some crunch and the cherry sauce, and the caramel walnut banana cake with a great cup of coffee made for a perfect ending hats off to chef Regina3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were late but the hostessWe were late but the hostess was gracious. The food was outstanding, fresh, original.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb flavors. Very responsiveSuperb flavors. Very responsive service. An all round excellent dining experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth a special trip.We are never disappointed by this terrific chef-owned gem of a restaurant. This time we enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day special menu, perfectly prepared and served. We drive 1 1/2 hours to eat here a few times a year.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of R Bistro's most attractiveOne of R Bistro's most attractive features is its imaginative and frequently-changing menu.
I have visited numerous times, and although not everything I have ordered over the years has been completely to my taste, I have always looked forward to its imaginative and frequently quite delicious experiments. I live out of town and there are too many restaurants in Indianapolis to make repeat visits to more than a handful, but this is one I keep coming back to.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful placeRBistro is a little off the downtown beaten track, but better for it. It is at the end Massachusetts Ave., and a real favorite of locals who love the changing, locally sourced always good and surprising menu, the superb, unobtrusive, service, and the quiet, pleasant ambience that nurtures good conversation. A great place to go with friends or colleagues for fabulous food and a satisfying evening out.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best lunches I'veOne of the best lunches I've had in years. I travel extensively - Chicago -NY and this restaurant is one of the best I've visited. Have the bacon pannini.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMR Bistro's Unique OfferingsThe highlight is the meal offering. The menu changes weekly; and, the listing of ingredients are all noted as being from local or IN locations. R Bistro is worth trying--you'll leave wanting to come back to try future offerings...2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMamateur foodieFrom the time we walked in and were seated, to when we left, everything was perfect. Cliff was charming and attentive, and full of great recommendations. Our food came in a timely manner, in a beautiful presentation. Everything we had was a work of art. I will be going back there again soon.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM