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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.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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
Illinois & Georgia
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is complimentary when you dine in the 1913 Restaurant.
Public transit stops within two blocks of our location.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
1913 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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