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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Northwest Indiana

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Northwest Indiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Gamba Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1137)
$31 to $50
Italian
Merrillville, IN
About the restaurant
The former owners of the Venezia Bar & Grill and Café Venezia, Benito and Hilda Gamba, have combined their efforts into the Gamba Ristorante. Located in Merrillville, this restaurant is housed in an architectural masterpiece, which is hard to miss with its circular design and copper roof. Modeled after upscale restaurants in exotic European locations, the menu offers classic Italian cuisine. The wine room boasts storage space for 1,000 bottles. A banquet hall holds up to 175 people and looks out onto an open courtyard.
Top review
yjrk
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Gamba's atmosphere, service, and food never disappoint!
A photo of Nisi Greek Taverna restaurant
4.8
4.8 (468)
$31 to $50
Greek
Schererville, IN
About the restaurant
Modern Greek Cuisine. Opened up by Greek Master Chef Pandelis Vouros. Book today!
Top review
Natalievip
Dined 1 day ago
Food was fantastic as always. We love this place.
A photo of Farina's Supper Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (920)
$31 to $50
Steak
Michigan City, IN
About the restaurant
Featuring Prime steaks and chops, fresh fish, and seafood. Many of Chef Farina's signature favorites, include Pork Chop Sinatra, Brick Chicken and Joe's Mama's Meatballs. Other Italian favorites like Eggplant and Chicken Parmesan, Mile High Meat Lasagna, and Linguine with Clams will be offered daily. Stop in to experience our global wine list, along with the old school cocktails, which will bring you right back to the Supper Club era!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 16, 2024
A lovely experience—delicious food and wine in a beautiful space!
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4.7
4.7 (1188)
$50 and over
American
Cedar Lake
About the restaurant
Nestled on the shores of cozy Cedar Lake, Lighthouse Restaurant welcomes residents, visitors, and boaters with its beacon of great food, fun, and friends. Surrounded by windows, diners enjoy the scenery of the water while savoring cuisine that is found nowhere else in the region!
Top review
BethT
Dined 2 days ago
The food was excellent. The walleye, crab cakes, and lake perch were delicious. The spinach & mushrooms, Caesar salad, chicken gumbo soup, sweet potato, and house salad were very good. The server was excellent. It’s pricey but was so worth the visit.
A photo of kitaro surf & turf & sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (880)
$30 and under
Sushi
Munster, IN
About the restaurant
KITARO Surf & Turf & Sushi is a 4000 sq. ft. restaurant that has seating for 140, large bar, patio dining for 40, and a private dining room that will seat 50. You will find the atmosphere modern and alive with energy. Our expanded bar will offer full service cocktails, fine wine, sake and handcrafted cocktails. We open 7 days a week.
Executive Chef and owner John Kitaro has over 30 years’ experience specializing in preparation of exquisite sushi dishes. He brings to your table not only the best sushi, but also stunning presentations of each dish that comes to your table.
Our new and expanded menu successfully marries extraordinary cuisine in an exquisite setting. Asian Fusion creations, a large selection of top quality steaks, lobster, sushi & much more. We believe that we have created the best of both Modern Asian cuisine and an upscale steakhouse for your dining pleasure.

Top review
CindyMvip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Such great food!! Sushi was amazing! Drinks great too- lavender drop so yummy. Our server was wonderful. The Chicago Bear was awesome! We will be back!
A photo of Goblin & The Grocer restaurant
4.6
4.6 (303)
$30 and under
American
Michigan City, IN
About the restaurant
The Goblin & The Grocer is a restaurant, market & take away built to be an inviting year-around lake retreat & respite. As hosts we are passionate about serving thoughtfully prepared, locally sourced food & drink with a unique combination of service that is knowledgeable, friendly & laid back.
We are proud of our Award Winning Bloody Marys, Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas &
Farm to Table Menu



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Some of best food we have had in years … will definitely be going back … highly recommend
A photo of Fiori Italian restaurant
4.4
4.4 (536)
$50 and over
Italian
Munster, IN
About the restaurant
Chef Gaetano Ascione brings international flair to Indiana. A native of Italy, and fluent in five languages, Chef Gaetano Ascione brings international flair to Munster, with experience, teaching, owning restaurants, consulting, and running hotels on four continents – Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. He served both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan as Chef de Cuisine at the Georgetown Club in Washington, D.C., and served as Executive Chef for the Inaugural Banquet for President Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

He is a member of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 1248-1950, the American Culinary Federation, and the Gruppo Virtuale Cuochi Italiani. Ascione was a finalist in the “Chef of the Year” competition at the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore in 2001.


Top review
NewFocus47
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Great experience! This is definitely a place to dine.
A photo of William B's Steakhouse - Blue Chip Casino restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2626)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Michigan City, IN
About the restaurant
Named after Boyd Gaming Corporation's Chairman and CEO William S. Boyd, William B's Steakhouse is a world-class steakhouse in the tradition of the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. But there's more than steak on the menu. You'll also find fresh seafood and exquisite pasta dishes, all prepared with classic Midwestern flair.

Must be 21 to dine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I wasn't happy when I ordered the filet and the shrimp. And I got popcorn shrimp
A photo of Rosebud Steakhouse - Munster restaurant
4.7
4.7 (972)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Munster, IN
About the restaurant
*Rosebud Steakhouse is a special occasion restaurant, with an UPSCALE BUSINESS CASUAL Dress Code Policy. For clarification please review the policy at https://rosebudsteak.com/dress-code/ and we thank you for your courtesy!

Welcome to a rare steakhouse, well done! Rosebud Steakhouse Located in Centennial Village, is the second location for the Rosebud Steakhouse brand. This relaxing hideout is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable meal paired with a glass of wine from our impressive wine list. The extensive menu features prime steaks by Meats by Linz, fresh seafood and Italian specialties. Our sister restaurant, Rosebud Steakhouse Magnificent Mile, was recently voted one of the Top-10 steakhouses in Chicago by Tripadvisor. Rosebud Steakhouse invites you to enjoy an unforgettable fine dining experience in a romantic setting. Rosebud Steakhouse is a Creative Hospitality Concepts restaurant. Visit our third location, coming soon to, Wheeling, IL.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Recommend 20 out of 10 best service I have had in my life so far
A photo of Jack Binion's Steakhouse - Horseshoe Hammond restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2012)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Hammond, IN
About the restaurant
For nearly a decade, our legendary Steak House has been a Chicago favorite with its exquisite service and attention to detail. The Chicago Tribune calls Jack Binion's Steak House "an upscale experience rivaling downtown's finest steakhouses." The reason for the enduring popularity of Jack Binion's Steak House is quite simple - magnificent cuts and house specialties served with impeccable presentation. Each piece is hand selected and trimmed to the exacting standards of certified artisans.

Must be 21 and over to dine

Togo's offered based on business volume. Large party gratuity added for parties of 8 or more, regardless of checks being split. Parties will be limited to splitting checks 4 ways.

Guests are given a 15 minute grace period for reservations.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
This place is Awesome! Staff is top notch! Dawn at the front hostess station A+. Abraham and Jamie on the wait staff are spectacular! Best in the business! View of the lake/ Chicago sky line is impressive. Lobster mac and cheese is the best in the country! Steaks done to perfection!
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