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Taverna Food & Spirits
Taverna Food & Spirits

Taverna Food & Spirits Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernafoodspirits.com
  • Phone: (317) 257-5972
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner Hours:

    Tuesday -Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5pm - 10pm

    Sunday Brunch/Lunch
    11:00am-2:00pm

    Restaurant bar is open on Friday and Saturday 4pm - 11pm

    Please call restaurant and ask for Michael to book groups and parties.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Blake
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sports programs available through local cable company. Televisions located throughout bar and dining area.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad Ripple Avenue and Crittenden
  • Public Transit: Public transportation is provided directly across the street from the restaurant at the intersection of Broad Ripple Avenue and Crittenden.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking space is provided at the restaurant in the front and back locations. Local street parking is permitted in the surrounding area.
A word from Taverna Food & Spirits
Taverna Food Spirits is a new restaurant that has been created in the historic Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis, Indiana by two longtime friends and restaurant entrepreneurs.

The menu was created with diversity in mind. There are several unique appetizers and entrees, but the menu is expanded to bring to life many of the most popular food items that all guests can enjoy. All ingredients are hand selected, with fresh seafood and aged beef items selected daily that represent exceptional preparation of product, unique recipes, and innovative variations of menu regional items that are surrounded in an optimal setting of constant guest focus.

The full bar provides a flair for crafted drinks and spirits with a focus on signature cocktails created from trained mixologists.

The eclectic approach of Taverna Food Spirits represents a unique and varied approach to the common American restaurant theme.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful place!!! I am so happy I gave this place a chance. The people were great. The food was so perfect, and had a few Great surprises."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Tried it during chow down midtown, food was pretty good and our server was great. I would like to return for brunch and to try more on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We made a reservation and when arrived our table was ready. Our waitress came by immediately and gave us a bar menu, wine list, dinner menu. She then left to give us a few minutes to look everything over. Being our first time there I thought that was a great way to get to look over menus without feeling rushed. Everything we had was very good except the red potatoes, they were overcooked. We enjoyed our night very much but thought food prices were very pricey."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a great time here! The service was top notch and friendly. The food was very good!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Would highly recommend Taverna. We have eaten here times and the food is great. There is plenty of parking!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great new addition to Broad Ripple. Chow Down Midtown had some great new places to try out and live close to BR. Well what a wonderful surprise to find such a delicious new place to have a good dinner without going downtown. The waiter was very helpful with cocktail and wine suggestions. And the food was DELICIOUS! WE will go back again and again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I've been to Taverna (3) times. It deserves 5 stars for EVERYTHING !! Owner Mike seated us and was very conversive which we all enjoyed. Our group of (5) had a great time and the food was absolutely FABULOUS !! The filet was perfectly prepared and was so very tender; loved the chocolate wine sauce ! We highly recommend Taverna to people who enjoy gourmet food for reasonable prices. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "the chef makes his own special chocolate sauce for the filet mignon and the bartender makes his own margarita mix...yum and unique."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was outstanding. Midtown Chowdown allowed me to find this jewel."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Chow Down Mid Town brought us to this restaurant and will make a return trip in the future. Highly recommend the red Sangria!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We were met very warmly and made to feel we were important and they were so glad we came to have dinner with them. Service was very good. Mike is warm and friendly and ready with an answer. We brought another couple here for dinner. neither of us had eaten here and we were taking advantage of Chow Down Midtown. This restaurant roled out the red carpet on their menu. Everything was wonderful and more food than any of us could finish. Had a great night and would recommend this restaurant to others. A little bit of an older crowd and maybe more of a supper club feel but still - the gracious welcome was not lost on us!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner there on Saturday and it was our second visit. Both times the food and service were great."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great restaurant and great food. Their chowdown midtown menu was excellent. I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great experience all around. Food was wonderful, wait staff was friendly and attentive. Tried this on Midtown Chowdown. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We are so happy to have this addition to the Broad Ripple area. This was our 4th visit and each has been wonderful--food, service, ambience all outstanding. We especially enjoy Chris Cooley, who has been our waiter the last several visits. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed our second trip more than the first! First time we sat in the bar because we thought the atmosphere looked inviting, the food was good, but took forever to come out, some never did and it was overpriced! This time we came in for brunch, which they just started serving two weeks ago, portions were a nice size and the prices were very reasonable! Only complaint world be that they WAY over sauced the vietnamese pork wraps and didn't give enough lettuce for wrapping. The waiter nicely brought more lettuce, but of course you can't remove sauce. Hope I can get it on the side next time! Had some really awesome champagne that was infused with blood orange and elderflower."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our 1st time experience there, and it was great all the way around! We went for mother's day brunch, but we'll return for dinner without the kids. Even our 9 yr old raved about his food. I had the prosciutto crepe and blood orange mimosa, both were great! Everyone was very attentive, especially our server Amanda. We have a lot of foodie friends and we'll definitely recommend Taverna!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We stumbled on Taverna while visiting Indianapolis and had one of our most memorable meals there. The service (Cooley is the waiter worth asking for) was awesome - attentive and efficient without hovering. Our food was perfectly prepared - we both had the strip steak special and it was cooked exactly right. I would recommend Taverna to anyone who wants an old-fashioned dining experience - it reminded us of a 1950s roadhouse, but with all the amenities of a contemporary restaurant. Cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Brought out of town guests and special friends who are dining enthusiasts, they were impressed with the food and wine choices. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. It was a wonderful way to start the evening."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This place has a great location and nice interior. The staff are very friendly and the manager (owner?) seems to really care about his customers. Unfortunately, the food leaves a lot to be desired. I started with a "Chopped Caprese Salad". It was an overwhelming mess of tomatoes and olives with just a dash of mozzarella and basil. I couldn't finish it. I had the Kona crusted NY strip for my entree. It was cooked well and had a good flavor but unfortunately came out lukewarm. The others food at my table looked lukewarm as well - like they had forgotten to put them under the headlamp. The sweet potato croquettes that accompanied my meal were bland. The highlight of the meal was the molten chocolate cake. Too expensive for the qual."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The whole staff took care of us from the time we walked in to the time we walked out. Great place to dine. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed a drink out on the side veranda until our guests arrived and it was very nice. Since it is on the East side of the building you are blocked from any winds and the sun. The food was excellent and the wine selection was very nice as well. The ribeye steak was one of the best Ive had in a long time as well as the grilled wedge salad. My wife had the bacon wrapped scallops and said they were spectacular as well!! We shared the Scalloped potatoes and they were off the chart excellent This restaurant is a great addition to the restaurant scene on the north side and is a wonderful "white table cloth" establishment that is priced very reasonably for this type of dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I started out with the Raw oysters and @ $3 apiece they were slightly overpriced, there is nothing for the chef to prepare, just open them up, but what was really disappointing was that the raw Horseradish was actually sweet No spice at all!! No kidding, this stuff was a major mistake in my opinion. On to the main course, I had the Tuna, cooked perfectly. Now this is something they can be proud of, it was delicious!! Again, pricey but I didn't expect it to be cheap. The other 3 in my party all loved their meals and one person got the scallops app. He said it was very good. Overall it was a good time and we had good food. I would recommend to anyone who is wanting something different to eat out of the norm chain restaurants."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We found Tarverna to be exceptionally nice in a sea of average bars and resturants in Broad Ripple. The menu offered a good variety of nicely prepared and tasty items. My wife had the Caesar with Salmon and declared it the best she has had for a long time (this is a lady who orders Salmon several times a week). The service was exceptional and the atmosphere pure class."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What a great venue to celebrate family and friends visiting us in Indy...outstanding service from beginning to end. Great menu, and loved the sharp, but relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to trying new menu options."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food and service was good. Just opened recently, but worth checking out."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Loved the great food! The atmosphere was fun also. The only criticism was that, in the dining area, the music was a little too loud for conversation."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We found this wonderful place by using Open Table after the Flower and Patio Show. We love to find new places and were not disappointed. Despite having a reservation, we sat at the bar and got to know more about the restaurant from the bartenders. The atmosphere was cozy; the team was friendly; the food was awesome. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love this restaurant to bring my friends to for special occasions or just for something new, different or out of our norm. The Food is ALWAYS beyond expectations and the servers are always courteous, professional and never to be wanted - they are always checking on the table and our needs throughout our visit. The Drinks are definitely unique and great. One day, I will save room for dessert, because it is calling my name! It looks to die for - just like the rest of the menu has so far pleased to be."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Owner is just as nice as can be. And you can tell this is his passion. Meat and soup were too salty to eat. The fish that was ordered at our table tasted like oil (soggy not crispy). Best part of the meal was the pretzel bread. We have been there before and had a good meal. We are hoping this was nothing more than a bad day."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere. The Vietnamese Spring Rolls were a nice appetizer, and the Hoosier Berry Salad was great. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helped us decide on a nice wine to accompany our meal. For our entree we had the special for the night which consisted of a filet of beef with Gorgonzola cheese demi-glace over seasoned fries. Tasted great"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Shockingly expensive, given how mediocre most of the food is. Great restaurant for potato-lovers - the kid's-meal fries are by far the best thing on the menu, followed by the smashed potatoes with brie. Thai rice was pretty good, but the surf-and-turf combo was a completely flavorless filet accompanied by a similarly flavorless lobster tail. Restaurant also doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. A few Italian entrees, a few Asian dishes, a few steakhouse items - all adds up to zero identity. TV hung prominently in the dining area made it feel more like a sports bar than a fine-dining establishment - at $200 for two adults and one child (3 glasses of wine total), we won't be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Friendly staff, nice ambiance, our appetizer was good...the main course was horrible! My husband and I couldn't even finish it. For the price it was very poor quality. You could tell My fish had been frozen and over cooked. Steak had no flavor and it was also very poor quality. Every bite we had to spit out bc of major fat. If your just going to have drinks this place is great, I just wouldn't recommend eating there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great location, interior and people. Could be a new jewel in Broadripple. But continues to miss the mark. Slow service. Fair food at best and an unhappy/stressed hostess...not likely to survive. I hope they can bring it around."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fun drinks, fun appetizers, fun entrees and fun desserts…just an absolutely fun night. Our waitress was amazing…very friendly and knowledgeable about that menu. Such fun cocktails…things I had never heard of but were fun to try. All the food was delish. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Hats off to the Chef, amazing food, beautifully presented all in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere - I'll be back and bring friends!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Taverna. Unfortunately, our experience was not good. Our server was friendly but not very knowlegeable. We ordered oysters on the half shell and when asked where they were from, she initally said "rocky mountain". The oysters were good but pricey, except, we asked for saltines and none were available! I ordered the seafood special and the portion was extremely small (1 shrimp, 1 scallop, and a small square of swordfish). The swordfish was dry. The blue cheese stuffed filet was fair at best. I had a dirty gin martini and did not receive the same drink when I asked for another (not dirty). Our total bill with tip was $173.00 and we left feeling like we certainly did not get our money's worth!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Wonderful Friday night dinner with exciting and interesting cocktails and the food was marvelous. I will be back soon."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Although we love new restaurants and are willing to forgive small transgressions, our experience at Taverna was lacking. The service was poor. We sat for at least 10 minutes before being approached by our waitress (and only after we flagged someone else down). She was incoherent/non existent throughout the meal. It was clear that management knew of our issues but no one ever came to our table to apologize. Though the menu does have some intriguing selections, they are all way overpriced. Dinner for 4 people exceeded $200, which is fine for high end establishments. Taverna, however, is not high end."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I just have 3 words to describe the expierence: FAB - U - LOUS. It was our first time there and everything went great. The food offered was a great variety and the server Allie made everything great. We were not rushed even tho it was New Years Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013