Best restaurant in the Fort Wayne area. One of the best restaurants, perhaps the best one, in the state.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good not great
The food is a bit pricy, but the flavors were real and interesting. I had a filet from herd #1 50% Wagu & Angus, it was small ~ 7oz with a very good flavor, but not as tender as I expected, especially at $65, I have had better at $35 - $40. Over all it was a very nice evening.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time with wonderful
We had a great time with wonderful service. The morel mushrooms were an unexpected big bonus!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
In a class of their own!
Again, food perfection! This restaurant continues to be in a class of their own! The service is impeccable. This last trip, I had the Wagyu beef. I really don't think you could find a better steak. Period.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ate here with my folks after
Ate here with my folks after my aunt and uncle visited for their anniversary dinner.
We had the morel mushrooms for an appetizer- I don't even like mushrooms, but these were AMAZING!
As for our entrees, dad and I both had the strip,which was 100% Wagyu, and from Joseph Decuis' farm. Without a doubt, it wa the best cut of beef I have ever had the pleasure of eating, and our family raises and butchers our own beef! Mom had the filet, which was Black Angus and also from a local farm.
Overall, great food, great staff, and I was impressed to see the chef interacting with return guests. We will definitely be going back!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Third time we have eaten here, and
this was the best yet! I had the beef tasting, and my wife really enjoyed the scallops.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Joseph Decuis is always a delight. We live in Indianapolis and only wish we had a restaurant as inventive and consistently well done as this gem in Northeast Indiana. We love to take other friends that enjoy cooking, trying new preparations and ingredients and finding just the right wine to pair with the meal. The presentation is fun and always perfect.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with besties
Dinner at Joseph DeCuis is a truely memorable dining experience from the ambience to the exceptional menu selections. My besties and I treat ourselves to a relaxing, delicious meal whenever we are in the mood for a celebration, and Joseph DeCuis is one of our favorite destinations. The brussels sprouts salad and crab cakes are amazing!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experiences at
Great dining experiences at JDs. There are a few things I would improve - like more consistent portion sizes and better training of wait staff as ours didn't tell us the correct information re: the beers they had on tap. But overall a very good dining experience. My fiancee said he had never had a better steak in his life.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our most recent dining experience at Joseph Decuis was the Mother's Day Luncheon. This restaurant is known to be a place for a special night out - anniversary, birthday, etc. Additionally, though, Joseph Decuis is a very home-like eating experience. The staff will treat you with premium care and greet you by name when you come in. They learn what you prefer to eat and drink. A typical eating experience will be a white tablecloth, multiple course dinner. But my husband and I have found it to be our preferred weeknight date spot. We sit at the bar, have a terrific cocktail, and eat what a foodie would desire. Also, the monthly Vineyard Luncheons feature cuisine from a region, for a reasonable price.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lavish dining experience in
Lavish dining experience in a very small town. Unexpectedly pleasant.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been looking forward to an evening here and truly enjoyed our dining experience. The service is outstanding. Friendly and gracious.
A group next to us was having a "really good time", so it was very difficult for us to carry on a normal conversation---however, it did not ruin our evening at this lovely restaurant.
We will definitely return.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
good as usual
Decuis never lets us down. We dine here twice a year and it always impresses us. Food was amazing and the wine list is so big it is borderline overwhelming(in a positive way). I recommend them whenever I can.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Didnt want a full bottle so ordered by the glass. Tried 3 or 4. All were mediocre and the prices were that of good wine. Need to improve the by the glass selections.
The entree was quite good.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special place to celebrate
My wife and I dine at Joseph DeCuis each year on our anniversary and for other special occasions. Perfect for making memories, it is a beautiful gem tucked away in quaint Roanoke.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another perfect evening!
Brought daughter and friend here, visiting from Michigan. She has a good friend who is a chef for the hottest new restaurant in Michigan. After eating here, she said she needs to tell him about DeCuis. It's that good.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem
We had known the fine reputation of Joseph Decuis, but had never had the opportunity to dine there. Believe me, the restaraunt lives up to the reputation. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked into the door to when we left. The food was outstanding and the server was very helpful in recommending dishes according to our tastes. I would highly recommend.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of 6 people 2 veterans and 4 rookies that travel across the country had the dinner to remember with outstanding food,veno and service.I feel we showed the 4 rookies that we can compete with any restaurant.The appetizer really started off the meal and the mushrooms were the best all 6 ever had eaten.Dinner outstanding but desserts really were above average and a great way to end the evening.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waitress said she that
Our waitress said she that Saturday (the following day) was her last day. Unfortunately, it showed. For a $250 dinner, I would like a bit more attention. But, apparently, she is gone now. So, I'd recommend it to anyone.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Joseph Decuis for the first time, celebrating our anniversary. We had a wonderful experience. We never felt rushed, the food was outstanding, and we were even given custom menus that said "Happy Anniversary"! The Morel Mushroom special was amazing and I loved the Thai-talian Martini.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food & impeccable service
When we walked into the courtyard area of the restaurant to be seated, our Louisiana guest happily exclaimed: "It's Commander's Palace!" From that moment on, we enjoyed attentive service, well recommended wines, extraordinary scallops & sole, and the gift of a leisurely pace. The menu draws on locally grown organic foods, and the dishes are prepared using classic approaches with a contemporary twist. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night With Adult Children....
Had dinner with my adult children. We had a great dinner, the company was fantastic and would go again in a heartbeat.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my third time to go Joseph Decuis. I have enjoyed my visits. My only disappoint on this visit was the cold avocado soup. It was very salty, and I had to send it back. The waitress was very kind and did so immediately. The meal was very good and the desserts were amazing. The service was excellent.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals ever! I drive 1 hour and 45 minutes just to eat here.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made a good choice
My wife and I wanted to get away for a special time, and go out to an upscale dinner where dressing formally would be appropriate. We chose Joseph Decuis based upon reviews that it was a classy establishment, but also because they serve foods that are local, seasonal, and focused upon quality. We chose well. The staff and ambiance made for a tremendously pleasant time, and the food was worth "writing home" about. We had some smoky cheddar cheese with Asian pear appetizer, and a salad that consisted of ingredients from their local farm, including heirloom tomatoes. Mrs had the chicken breast while I had the salmon. I am no food expert, but this meal was so full of flavor - probably the most enjoyable meal ever. Very memorable evening.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite surprised to find such a great restaurant in a small Indiana town outside of Fort Wayne.
Rivals many big city hot spots.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, ambience was great. My husband and I were celebrating my birthday and our anniversary. However, our server, Shaune, was a bit of a dud.
For the prices you pay ($250 for two), the expectations are that you will receive not only great food, but outstanding service. She had absolutely no personality, never introduced herself, nor went out of her way to ensure a great experience.
We shared with her this was our first visit and drove a couple hours for the experience. The restaurant was not busy and she could have made a much better effort. I rate the restaurant a 5 of 5 and the server 2 of 5.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of twelve and couldn't have been more pleased! It was a bit hectic around the restaurant that evening, as the Taste of Roanoke was also underway out on the Main Street. Several of us had the Wagyu ribeye and it was hands-down the best we've ever tasted. Pete and Alice could not have been more hospitable. It was an all-around great experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth every penny!
Joseph Decuis is truly a fantastic dining experience. From the moment you arrive, until you depart, no detail is left unattended. The food is farm to fork whenever possible and only the finest ingredients are procured and used to prepare true delicacies at this gem in Roanoke, Indiana. We love to watch the kitchen staff fuss over every dish that the is created in the picture perfect kitchen that is open to the main dining area. The wine list is more than adequate to choose an appropriate accompaniment to your meal. The cocktails are also well thought out and refreshing. A fun night can also be had at the outdoor "Burgers and Blue Jeans" on Friday nights during the summer. Keep up the superb efforts and we will continue to come!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our 21st anniversary at Joseph Decuis. It was a wonderful experience!! The food was interesting and delicious!! The wine list was great and decently priced. The service was perfect!! Highly recommended!! Worth the price.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
a gem in Roanoke, IN
i had heard great things about Joseph Decuis before we came for a special celebration. they did not let us down, but actually exceeded expectations. i can't say enough good things about the restaurant. the food was uniformly delicious, creative and well balanced. it is definitely worth the trip from Indianapolis (or New York for that matter)!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great experience
Food was great! Ordered a salad and a filet mignon. I would recommend the place to friends, price was pretty steap for the quantity of the food, the steak was only a 6oz @ $75.00. Took my wife here for our anniversary dinner, we also stayed at the inn which was just about a block or two away. The inn was very nice, this was also our first time staying at a bed & breakfast. The house was super clean, the inn keeper was very welcoming!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Surprise
It was my 60th birthday and we dined at Joseph Decuis...I've always wanted to go there, and it was definitely worth the wait!! We would recommend this fine gem to anyone as it did not disappoint.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but worth it
What a wonderful evening spent in a quiet classy setting. Delicious food and great service with just the right amount of drive time. Pricey menu but worth saving your money for that special evening.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food was MAGNIFICENT!!
I have enjoyed some wonderful restaurants, but the food at Joseph Decuis was the most delicious and creative I have ever enjoyed.
This is not the place to go if you have a deadline (the Saturday lunch takes over 2 hours), but I have never eaten food so grand.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are in want of a new experience in dining, this is the place to visit, & after leaving, you will be looking forward to your next visit.
I wholeheartedly recommend Joseph Decius restaurant. The food is paragon. The servers are very accommodating. The lighting in perfect. The décor in appealing.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect evening, starting with our Hostess/Server, Shaune Raudenmark, who seated us in a wonderfully romantic room and made us two excellent and inventive martins. Then came remarkable appetizers, salads, and a truly 5 star meal. Honestly, nothing could have been improved upon!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best crabs you'l ever taste,Always
Best crabs you'l ever taste,Always a special event !!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful experience we had! Everything was perfect. We took our neighbors out to dinner as a thank you. Wendy has a mushroom allergy and can't eat many places without fear of her life. The chef prepared mushroom-less meals for all four of us and she was fine and all of us had fabulous food. We will be back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dining experiences in a quaint part of town! Highly recommend! Loved every minute!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What can I say - everything was wonderful from the unique table for two in the dining room to the service, wine, and food - totally outstanding. The rack of lamb and swordfish were excellent dinner choices. Would definitely return for another visit to taste the other food offerings.
Thank you JD for the experience!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Choice for Indiana
Absolutely the finest meal I have had in Indiana. We split time between NOLA and Indiana, I put this on par with my favorite dining spots in New Orleans. I have eaten crab cakes from Coast to Coast....the crab cakes here are some of the finest I have ever had. Wine selection was great, the area we were seated was quiet, but bland, I would have preferred the first area we walked through. For the area, possibly a little overpriced. Dinner for 2, 1 glass of wine, 2 drinks, 1 dessert and two entrees. Total bill $218.00
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We drove an hour and a half to get there. It was worth it. Charming restaurant. Excellent food. They have so much going on in every dish. I don't know if it was the time of year but they use brussel sprouts in everything. They even have a brussel sprout salad. And it is excellent. We all decided to go back next summer to dine in the courtyard.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, but very expensive
Excellent (!), but 5-star prices for 4-star food and service
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful evening with your very special friend.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the drive
I loved everything about our dining experience at Joseph Decuis. We recently moved to a Fort Wayne from Indy and this restaurant made us feel like we were in a big city again (despite being in a small town). The food was excellent and the service and ambiance were just what we needed to feel like a couple on a date night again after having a baby 3 months ago. Highly recommend dining here for celebrations or just to enjoy a great dinner!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place for Anniversary Dinner
Celebrated our wedding anniversary with a nice dinner at Joseph Decuis - the service, food, and setting were perfect. They also gave us a personalized menu with a celebratory note - it was an unexpected and nice touch. Prices can be high but they did their best to add value in all aspects of the dinner experience to make it worth it. I would recommend it for a special occasion - it's a step up compared to the other high-end restaurants in metro Fort Wayne.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had dinner here for our 10 year anniversary. We loved the food and atmosphere. Great experience.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Diamond in the Rough
Roanoke, In - you gave to want to go there in Northeast Indiana but
Well worth the trip. The quaint downtown Main street is lined with specialty
Shops. In the heart is Joseph De cuis - a culinary delight!
Our party of 6 enjoyed good service and tasteful house specialties.
We were prepared ahead of time to make this a "special evening" - meaning
We knew that the meal would cost $100 per person.
Many of our selecions were OUTSTANDING!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Farm to Fork
Excellent dining experience from the entrance greeting to the exit farewell! The food was the best I have ever encountered, starting with the appetizers, which are full of flavor, the entrees embraced your palate and the desert experience satisfied our meal with pleasure. And our waitress knew and explained everything about the history to the intimate details of our dinner.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM