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About 1913 Restaurant

The farm-fresh ingredients of today and the cuisine of yesteryear come together at 1913. Named after the year the hotel was founded, 1913 offers a unique locally and regionally sourced menu - prepared from archived recipes that were popular in the Midwest in the early 1900's but with a modern twist.

40 West Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Illinois & Georgia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 396-3623

Website:
http://www.1913restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is complimentary when you dine in the 1913 Restaurant.

Public Transit:
Public transit stops within two blocks of our location.

Executive Chef:
Robert Murphy

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

1913 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
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Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
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Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was fabulous. Unfortunately the service was terrible. We actually had to ask to have our waiter sent to our table to refill water and order drinks. When he finally did arrive, he didn't explain or apologize and was extremely short with us. As a party of 8, his tip was included. Even the manager that came to assist was less than friendly. We ended up spending nearly three hours because the wait staff was so slow. The food, however, was terrific if you have all night.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great, prepared my Chef John Camphor and the service was awesome by Lucy Hawkins.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, attentive service and pleasant surroundings, we will be back!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our waiter was absolutely clueless about the menu and couldn't recommend anything from the appetizers to the entrees. Service was horrible since no one ever came by the table to see if you needed a drink refill. I had the pork chop which was over cooked and deathly dry. My date had a salad with salmon on top which was also over cooked. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone for any reason.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Made reservations to stop by 1913 on our way to a concert at Lucas Oil. Food was great. We appreciated the locally sourced ingredients and fresh options. Service was very slow, due to the concert crowd, but we agreed mgmt should have taken that into consideration for adequate staffing levels. Drinks were fine. Bartender knew how to make some obscure concoction, which we didn't actually order ;-) but we took it anyway as we didn't have time to wait on another. Overall, better than average. Nice, convenient, downtown location.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was good, not great. Service was terrible, kept trying to take plates before we were done eating. Could not remember drink orders

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We tried it for the devour Indy menu and it was okay. Although the sweet corn creme brulee was fabulous! The other dishes didn't quite meet our expectations. The service is outstanding and they went above and beyond! It's inside the omni sevrin and open to the lobby which makes it very loud and not quite so intimate.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The walleye was delicious! I judge food by "would I it order again?" and I definitely would! My husband really enjoyed the strip steak also. The meatball appetizer was very good.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent meal for from their Devour Indianapolis menu. Had the meatballs in an Italian red sauce (which was excellent and great portion), the walleye fish dish, and the corn creme brulee. Good meal for the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 13, 2017

Entertained some business clients and it was perfect.

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·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our dinner was excellent and service to match. Thomas did a good job explaining the options and made some recommendations. We enjoyed a quiet dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. I would return to this restaurant again. We both had the filet and a surprise desert for a Birthday celebration.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for the Mother's Day brunch. It was okay. Food was pretty average. Service was good. Environment was good. A little expensive.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Thanks for a great mother's day brunch. The whole family enjoyed it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Was disappointed to learn that we were charged for a meal after telling the restaurant my sister-in-law could not attend. (Her son past away just one year ago.) .Also, experienced difficulty with a gift card. Finally resolved but was still charged for a meal - not cool.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on May 9, 2017

Caesar Salad with salmon was super yummy!!! Service was great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was great. Overpriced though. Service was so so

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·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our Easter Brunch exceeded our expectations! From the friendly valet parking attendant to the very attentive waitstaff, the pianist and the casual chic atmosphere - we thoroughly enjoyed our Easter Celebration. We originally reserved a table through Open Table for three adults, however our young Grandsons were unexpectedly in town and the 1913 graciously amended our reservation. The buffet was fabulous - starters included shrimp cocktail, mini quiches, stuffed eggs, fruit and pastries. The omelet station was excellent and somewhat overlooked. The Lamb and Ham offered in the carving station with au gratin potatoes, perfectly steamed asparagus, and eggs Benedict were favorites at our table. The Crudités table, breads, desserts all were amazing. We were very pleased and grateful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 15, 2017

Good meal in historic hotel setting. Free valet parking a plus.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentines dinner. Ordered off of the Valentine's menu. Was under the assumption that we couldn't order off of the regular menu, but saw other tables have different food. The Valentine menu just didn't have a lot to choose from: only 3 entree options? The items that we did order were OK...seemed over-priced. The waitress was wonderful and we appreciated the free valet service that came with our reservation. Still don't know if we would go back.

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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was good , service good, staff very nice! Enjoyed our night out!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 25, 2017

Server was excellent. Went during devour.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2016

If you like food that is just ok, while sitting in a hotel lobby and getting ignored by your waiter the entire night then this is the place for you. We both ordered the four course New Year's Eve special, and I am guessing nearly everyone else did too. Besides being pretty mediocre the wine pairings were not very good. Our waitress then disappeared for most of the night, only to show up before the third course asking us if we wanted the check. When we told her we hadn't even had our entrée yet she looked very confused and went to find it. It shows up with a different server a few minutes later who runs away without giving us a chance to ask for more silverware (our silverware had been missing for over 10 minutes at this point). After five minutes of literally no one being in the restaurant we flag a water boy and ask for silverware. He has no idea what that means so he has to go find someone else to bring back to the table to ask us. The second water boy then finally brings us new silverware. On top of all that, we had to ask for the wine repeatedly for each course. When it came time for the check, it took the waitress well over ten minutes to bring us the bill somehow.

After all of that terribleness I thought I was free, but I wasn't. I was told for the valet that as soon as I was done with dinner to take it to the front desk, which I did. The front desk calls my car and demands $26. I reminded them that the restaurant is complimentary. She then tells the valet not to bring my car and tells me to have the restaurant stamp the valet ticket first. So I walk back over and get it stamped and then walk back to the desk. She tells me that she won't call the car for me and to take it to the valet myself. Two things here, first she was very rude and second why couldn't have she told me that the first time? The valet did find the car in a normal amount of time, so they got at least one thing right.

There are many much better restaurants out there...AVOID!!!

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·Dined on November 30, 2016

Great place to meet for breakfast meeting! Thank you!

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·Dined on October 28, 2016

there was nothing that stood out at this restaraunt

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·Dined on October 9, 2016

We had dinner after a Colts game on a Sunday evening. We had a party of four and were quickly seated. Our waiter, the only one working the dining room, was as attentive, but was very busy with other tables. We ordered an appetizer and our salads and soup were delivered at the same time. We waited almost one hour after our salads until our main entrees were delivered. Our steaks were over cooked and luke warm. The mashed potatoes were also luke warm. The quality of the food did not live up to the price on the menu. We will not be back.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 8, 2016

Met some friends here for drinks before dinner. The restaurant was very clean and quiet. The staff was friendly.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 8, 2016

The service was excellent and it was a nice, quiet place for a business meeting with great food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2016

The food was delicious. We were very impressed with the service and the quality of the food. It was an unexpected surprise for a hotel restaurant. Nothing was disappointing. The brownie sundae dessert was the best we ever had. It wasn't overly sweet or too rich and didn't taste frozen or too thick and chewy. No complaints and we recommend it 100%.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 1, 2016

I have eaten here a few times now and everytime I do I am amazed at how great the food has been. I love that they use locally sourced meat and ingredients. I will continue to eat here as often as I am able.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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·Dined on August 19, 2016

Wonderful food, excellent service
Great farm to table menu with something for every taste

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on May 14, 2016

We were very pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. We wanted someplace we hadn't been, and 1913 had gotten decent reviews, so we reserved a table. While it is just off the lobby of the hotel, we were seated far from the bustle of the front desk or lobby, and enjoyed a very quiet dining experience.

The food was delicious, with generous portions, and the service was excellent. We will likely visit again given the opportunity.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on May 8, 2016

This is hotel restaurant with decent buffet. The restaurant quite small so for large parties is must. Our waiter, Abdell, was attentive but not intrusive. The omelet chef was fantastic; highlight of the meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on May 8, 2016

Sunday brunch on Mother's Day was okay, typical big hotel restaurant with extra tables crammed into the lobby for the overflow. Food stations were spread too far apart and never saw a dessert selection. Very average food but they had a reservation available for the time we wanted and everywhere else was booked. This hotel used to put on a much bigger and better food selection in an elegant ballroom in the past for Mother's Day, wish they still did.

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·Dined on May 7, 2016

We were actually staying in the Omni Severin so it was quite convenient but I would encourage anyone staying downtown to enjoy their breakfast here. Their buffet is terrific including made-to-order omelets and the usual meats, different potatoes each day, biscuits and gravy or eggs benedict too. On the lighter side, they have stone-cut oats, variety of fruits, muffins and breads. They even feature smoked salmon which is a favorite of my husbands. Your juice/coffee is included so it's a good way for everyone to have exactly what they want in a nicer environment than most.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on April 30, 2016

Hotel restaurants are either extremely expensive or an afterthought. 1913 was somewhere in between. It has a very small footprint but the food is very well prepared and satisfying. They accommodated my allergies to gluten, eggs, and nuts nicely.

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·Dined on April 13, 2016

My colleague enjoyed the turkey pot pie.

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·Dined on March 13, 2016

Excellent tasting food!

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·Dined on February 27, 2016

First, it's important for you to know, we are both food snobs. We lived for almost two decades within 45 minutes of downtown Charleston, S.C., so we know some pretty good restaurants. At 1913, we were seated close to the lobby, where dozens of people talked loudly throughout the meal. Both the champagne and one appetizer we ordered, both from the menu, were not available. The food was average, as were the desserts, neither worth the money in our opinion.

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·Dined on February 14, 2016

Went here on Valentine's day. Meal for 2 almost $100. Dining experience was good but pricey.

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·Dined on February 14, 2016

I ordered the prime rib and got an amazing steak cooked perfectly and marinated just right, couldn't have asked for it to be any better! Amazing service, my girlfriend dropped a knife and seconds later a man brought another knife around and seemed happy to do so. So happy I chose this restaurant for my Valentine's day date. Very greatful for amazing food and hospitality!

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