Excellent food. I am a repeat customer. Split the cheese plate, salad and dessert with a friend and it was plenty for lunch.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
As always, food there was
As always, food there was enjoyed. We love the hummus appetizer, and are usually filled up before our entree arrives. We were seated at a small table, and by the time our appetizer and wine bottle were on the table, there was barely room for our entrees. Other that table crowding, we were well pleased.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never had a bad meal here.
Never had a bad meal here. That spans many meals over sevberal years. George and Mona know their food.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to bring guests
Excellent place for good, healthy, different and inexpensive meal.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for my wife and
Great place for my wife and I to spend our anniversary. We will be back and most likely very frequently.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful friendly staff who
Wonderful friendly staff who have excellent service and great food
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Mediterranean restaurant
The food was well prepared and very tasty! To be honest, my daughter did not care for her entree, but that came down to her not liking some spice in the dish. The other entrees were wonderful, as was the baklava!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant. Great
I love this restaurant. Great Food and Great service, always!!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This has been a favorite spot
This has been a favorite spot for me and my family ever since we moved into Indianapolis. Staff is always great, food is always outstanding!
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic First Dine
The tempting vegetarian options brought us in for the first time. After being seated at an outdoor table along the canal, Derek, our engaged server, re-directed our attention to a Malbec wine. We chose 3 vegetarian appetizers to share. The pizza was enough for 2 to share as an entree as it was piled with artichoke, tomato, mild red onion, feta and kalamata olives. Unlike other restaurant experiences, the dolmas arrived warm (yum!); we would definitely order these again. The falafel was good but our least favorite. We finished with a dessert new to us, knafa, a huge shredded phyllo and orange blossom dessert. We're happy that take-out containers with the remaining pizza and knafa are in the refrigerator for us to enjoy tomorrow.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food & Service
It was our second visit to Canal Bistro and enjoyed it as much as the first time. The server was friendly and timely. The food was delicious. It was a great evening to sit outside and enjoy some greek food.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere. Excellent Mediterranean (Lebanese) selection. We'll be back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique for Broad Ripple
This is one of the few decent Mediterranean restaurants in Broad Ripple, and/or the city in general. This is where you wanna go if you like more of the Middle Eastern take on dishes that Greece and the Middle East have in common: moussaka, lamb, minced-meat kebabs, etc. It's run by a couple of both Egyptian & Lebanese descent, so there's authenticity, & depending on where you sit inside, you can see the food prepared in front of you & see for yourself that everything is prepared fresh.
Oh by the way, it takes time to make good food, and this is a place where you sit, relax, take your time eating, and enjoy good company. Staff won't rush you at a place like this. Appetizers & drinks flow quickly so you can wait 20 minutes for an entree, ok?
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect location on the canal and Monon trail and ideal for outdoor dining. I have been to this restaurant several times and the food is consistently good. My favorite is the Gyros sandwich, however I have liked everything that I have eaten there. The sampler appetizer is amazing and a good start to your meal. I recommend that you check out Canal Bistro.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for an inexpensive but wonderful meal. Love the middle eastern food, the canal view and the nice servers. Very pleasant.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit
Sizzling kalamata olives is a great appetizer even if you're not crazy about olives. Serving sizes are large. Come hungry or get some take home boxes. Reasonably priced.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
canal bistro is one of our
canal bistro is one of our most favorite places to eat ,we drive 3 hours just to eat there.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Enjoyed dining outside on patio with great service. We enjoyed some brushetta and the flaming cheese as an appetizer. The garlic and feta fries are a MUST! Will go again soon.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant to
We chose this restaurant to try the lamb. It didn't disappoint. We chose the lamb kabob which was tender and I enjoyed the taste. The outdoor seating was nice, and quiet enough to be able to carry on a conversation. We chose seating to view the canal, but that was a disappointment. The area had grown vegetation around and your view included the back side of other buildings, while also watching people go by on their bikes and running on the monon trail next to your table. The indoor seating was a beautiful Mediterranean décor, and was very pleasing. Our waiter was very pleasant, helpful and very service oriented. Over all we enjoyed the experience and would return but we'll sit inside next time.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my daughter for first time for her Birthday along with group. Made reservation and they were ready for us with a nice table in back room. Food and service was excellent. Authentic meditereanean food and waiter was very helpful explaining dishes.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate outside on a beautiful evening. Our table next to the canal was very relaxing and service was quick and friendly. Unfortunately the food was just okay. I had the tilapia sandwich, which was good, but the fries with feta and garlic weren't the best I've had at Greek restaurants. The pita bread was also burnt and the olive oil/spice mixture needed salt. We may be back because of the location and ambiance, but we'll most likely seek out another Greek/Middle Eastern restaurant in the area.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great evening seated outside! Perfect for date night!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had Sunday lunch with friends, and being vegan, going to a new place can be a hassle for me. However, the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu, and seemed more than happy to check on items that she wasn't sure about, like the bread (which was vegan!) The oil dipping sauce is super, and everyone was very happy with their food, which included the gyro and falafel sandwiches, ceviche and salad. One person did say the ceviche was "just ok." Feta fries were A+.
Net/net: The food was good, the portions were generous, but not obscene, and the service and wait staff were terrific. They are well prepared to handle dietary restrictions, so vegans and gluten-free folks can go without concern. I'm already looking forward to going back.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an enjoyable time at
We had an enjoyable time at Canal Bistro. The food was tasty and service was excellent.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fun evening in costume and of course the food and service beer fail.
The pita bread and baba ganoush is the best in the world.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM