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Lunch Seating 11am-12pm, $15 per person
Dinner Seating 6pm-7pm, $25 per person
Thursday, September 3
Thursday, September 10
Thursday, September 17
Thursday, September 24
Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 8
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
This restaurant is the best kept secret in Indianapolis! The menu has variety, creativity, and awesome choices. The students are so friendly and eager to please and always proud to describe the offerings. I will frequent this restaurant every time it is open.
Always an enjoyable experience. It is a leisurely paced meal, which I like, but if you are in a hurry, this would not be a good choice. It's a great way to experience different cuisines and the food is always delicious.
All food was excellent. Fig pudding dessert would have been better if heated. Appetizers were outstanding and goat cheese ravioli was delicious. All students were welcoming and very knowledgeable.
The atmosphere was great. The food sounded fancy, but was not as good as we'd hoped. It's student run, so have to keep that in mind.
Well-prepared for social distancing with tables separated and all students wearing masks.
Although offered, after order placed, was told no coffee available.
As always, every student was very friendly and customer-oriented.
In general, food was delicious. Presentation was excellent.
Significant number of choices on the menu, but not all items were available.
Everything was great again. This time it was Indian cuisine and everything was delicious. The starters were super, the main course all fabulous and the dessert cake to die for. Will be back.
Very great experience. Went there for my anniversary and it was fantastic.
My meal entree tasted good and the portion was good size. The appetizer was also good. The restaurant ambiance overall was very good. My partner commented on the nice piano music. We were seated in the middle of the second room and still had a nice view of the city skyline at night. We both ordered wine as our beverage which was good tasting and reasonably priced. The major faux pas was the beverage server needs instruction and practice on how to serve a glass of wine and then later she made a misstep on serving coffee. She appeared nervous so we didn't say anything to her but did to a more senior server who said she would help the young server. We chalked it up to supporting and helping young people learning their hospitality trade. Overall, a very enjoyable evening for a Valentine's dinner experience.
Delicious buffet was served this evening. What a great value too.
Food was good, although the selection was lacking for a $25 buffet. We also were not told of any substitutions from the printed menu, but overheard that the lamb tagine was actually beef. Not a problem for us, but certainly would be if you were expecting lamb and don't eat beef!
Service was rather unorganized and we were told by multiple servers how hungry they were and that they wished they could eat too! Though I'm sure it was true, and I sympathize, it's not very professional.
We would visit again to try an a la carte menu, but for $25 each the buffet was simply too expensive to justify the whole experience.
I work at Ivy Tech right below the penthouse. I have never had the opportunity to attend until recently. and now that have I know I will be returning. It is a great student oriented restaurant. This students are learning and gaining education by working in an actual restaurant. Food was amazing, service was fantastic. We were a little slow getting seated but they are learning and I have absolutely no complaints.
Food was good, physical environment was beautiful. Service was good , staff were a bit nervous, we understood that this was their first time taking orders and waiting on customers. I will be back!
The wine list always is interesting and the featured wine flights were tempting. The menu reflected perfectly French Cuisine (the focus of this term) and was delivered in a timely fashion, beautifully plated, and delicious! The students did a great job!
This is such a beautiful restaurant. It's such fun to have the Ivy Tech culinary students prepare and serve the food. Everything was wonderful. I highly recommend making lunch reservations here on Thursdays.
Very good as so often. We are always looking forward to eating at Courses as it is always good. This one was especially delicious. The only downside on the restaurant is the temperature in the dining room that makes you keep your jacket on. Would have been more enjoyable at a couple of Fahrenheit up.
Student run and we have had good meals there before. Service was disorganized and inattentive. Manager? at the end told us the students were going back to class and we told her we could not leave until someone brought us the bill we were waiting for. Never got any drink refills over 1.5 hours. They kept forgetting.
Food was Mexican. The ceviche appetizer was nice but tiny and the big spoons were difficult to use in the tiny cups provided. The main dish we chose were 3 tacos but they totally fell apart and we had to eat the insides with a fork. Needed some acid like a lime wedge to spark the flavor. Rice pretty bland and over cooked and we left it. Dessert was a very pretty fresh fruit tart and tasted very good
Note the menus were given to us without explanation and after we made our decisions the waitress told us the alcohol shown was not available and the main dish we wanted was not available. Maybe they should have explained this upfront or changed the menus?
The atmosphere is great but I cancelled my reservation for the next meal and will wait until later in the semester to try them again and see if improved. So I would not recommend currently but it could change.
We truly enjoyed our experience at the Courses facility
So great supporting the culinary programs at IVY TECH!
Very good experience at this restaurant. We will go again.
Great view, wonderful food and very attentive service!
A perfect place for an intimate lunch or a group lunch where you want to talk to your neighbors. The student staff is excellent and since they have only a few tables there is a chance to talk to them. Three course lunch with tea or coffee is $16 with tax and I always add a great gratuity. Relaxing and delicious. I had the French onion soup, beef burgundy with a potato/parsnip mash and the coffee mousse dessert. Friend had the arugula salad with mushroom risotto with asparagus and the same dessert. Perfectly seasoned and beautifully plated.
Hospitality students in the front and back of the house! Amazing food. Glorious views! And where else can you get a three course dinner (appetizer, entree, and dessert) for $25.00! (Lunch is also three courses and costs $15.00.) Full bar and a nice range of beer and wine are available for lunch and dinner.
Though the times that this restaurant is open for business is limited by the class schedule for the community college culinary arts/hospitality program, it is 100% worth it. Stalk their Facebook page so that you can find menus and serving dates and times. The service and food is all college student based. The menus range from the classes studied: classical cuisine and international foods. They have a full bar and extremely reasonable bottles of wine. The view from the top of a building just 2 miles from the center of Indianapolis is amazing! $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner (three courses) is so inexpensive for linen table cloths, fresh flowers, great food, and providing practice for students entering the hospitality industry! Bravo to the instructors!
We had the corner round table which seated 7 of us comfortably. Awesomest view! A/c was too cold. My mother had to leave her coat on. Many of us were disappointed that the sea bass entre was not available. So only 3 items left on menu. The escargot (snails) in puff pastry were fabulous! ( see photo). My duck was good but better a previous meal. (OK - this is a cooking school). The cauliflower steak was presented like a tree. Spiced creatively. The asparagus bread pudding side was delicious. The desserts as always totally creative. The table next to us had a sumptuous looking chocolate birthday cake that was prepared by Ivy Tech bakery on premises. Good to know we can order those! We had a memorable lunch and are always thrilled to dine there and support the school.
Treated a friend to lunch and am so glad I did. Requested a window seat and got it! Our server was personable and helpful in explaining and recommending dishes. The entrees (steak, sea bass) were wonderful and the desserts were exceptional! Charcuterie dish was very below par. Such a pleasant adventure (and so affordable!). Will definitely come again!!!
Superb. Best view in Indy. Great to be supporting a cooking/hospitality school. Ambiance is lovely, with mahogany wood, and table cloths. We had an exquisite lunch and were wowed by the creativity of the dishes, the presentation and the taste. The carmelized onion tart was one of the best appetizers Ive ever had. And it looked like a flower, encircled with home made chips. The shrimp topped crepes in lobster sauce were delicious and the dessert - an assortment of berries, beet souffle, pot au creme, meringue, was a creative collage that was stunning - a masterpiece. See photos below.
Courses was fantastic! The view was amazing! The students did a great job. My husband had a birthday and they even gave him a birthday card! Can’t wait to go back. Oh, the Chef introduced himself to us and asked questions.
Enjoyed the Celebrating Spring luncheon. The tables were beautifully set with colorful napkins and fresh flowers, the students were attentive, and the food was delicious and wonderfully plated. Always one of my favorite places for a great meal with the best view of the city.
First but not time going. Students of the culinary arts doing fantastic things
Great hide away restaurant with a beautiful view of the city. Recommend to all
This is a great place to allow students the opportunity to learn about the restaurant world. The restaurant itself needs some serious updating. The windows and view are beautiful but the carpet, tables and chairs need updated. The room was also FREEZING. I don't know if a new HVAC system is needed as well. The server was very nice but I noticed a lot of servers / students just kind of standing around chatting in the hallway and bar area. It appears as if they need more things to do.
Courses provides learning while doing! The students in Ivy Tech's Hospitality program provide the front and back of the house. A full bar (with a specialty cocktail each week and a great wine and beer list), amazing food, and a view of the city that could only be rivaled at the Eagles Nest. Service is limited based on the college's class schedule. Friend Courses on Facebook and you will be aware of schedules and menus! A must if you are a foodie, a fan of Indianapolis, and believe in helping our citizens prepare for work in the hospitality industry! (Be sure the ask your server(s) for their story!
Excellent as always! African Buffet was delicious, nice variations , all very tasty.
This restaurant is supported by Ivy Tech’s hospitality programs. Students run the front and back of the house. The food is always amazing and it is great to support students and give them real life experience.
This is the best opportunity for amazing food at a great price. AND you get to help student's in the hospitality and culinary arts program at Ivy Tech Community College perfect their skills!
The menu was superb. Best duck I have ever eaten, even in China. The service was
flawless and attentive. Hands down, its the best view in Indianapolis - 360 degree
view in all directions. I can't wait to go back.
Wonderful ambiance and inspiring youthful energy—love the concept that the students get to participate both in kitchen and on floor service—to have that overall sense of a restaurants flow adds tremendously to the possiblity of a great dining experience—Lauren, who served us, shows great potential as she was eager to please and was attentive and helpful in ensuring that our luncheon was successful—would definitely return and thank you for providing such a valuable service
Courses is a culinary arts school restaurant. The menu has about three or four choices each of appetizers, entree, and desert. However, each course has many components, almost like getting a sampler. Excellent food and presentation. Price is $15 to 30, depending on menu. Wine, beer, other drinks available. Hours are limited, plan ahead. Worth a visit!
Excellent dinner, the food was so fresh and flavorful, beautifully presented. We had the choice of salad appetizer or soup. Then a choice of entrees. The duck breast was beautifully presented, cooked to perfection. It can be tricky to cook lamb but it was perfect along with the roasted brussel sprouts. How did they get such flavor in those potatoes? Desserts were very upscale, beautiful and tasted great.
It was a little slow but with the nice environment and beautiful view of Indianapolis I would have been disappointed to not be given the time to enjoy it. The service was very good she checked on us regularly. We had a second server for beverages who also told us the story of the restaurant and the trip to Paris it helps to fund. I wish I could post pictures.
Wow - what a fantastic experience. We recently dined at Courses , where French cuisine was featured. Outstanding food, personable wait staff and a new director. While this is a student-centered venture (both in food prep and servers), it rivals any restaurant in the city.
Courses Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.
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