Grille 39

4.9
198 reviews
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Contemporary American
Hotel dining has been taken to entirely new heights at Grille 39 Restaurant at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel. A 2008 recipient of Marriott International"s Food and Beverage Excellence Award, Executive Chef Greg Tobin and Sous Chef Justin Hall bring local cuisine to life with their own interpretation of American favorites. Here, whether relaxing in comfort by the fireplace or socializing with friends at a table, Grille 39 provides an elegant, unique, sophisticated yet casual atmosphere that inspires you to linger...

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Thu 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a party of eight, and so that large a group is harder than just 2 or 3. About half our group ordered soup with their sandwich. Their soup was served first and that’s fine. But the rest of us waited quite a long time to get our food. It seemed much longer than usual. Other than that, everything else was good.

WL
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

You know, it was a night that we needed. The food was tasty, but with only one server working, it was chaotic and no flow. Cory did a nice job and was 128% pleasant, but they did not have enough wait staff and it sounds like this is typical for a Saturday evening.

We had strong interactions with the host (Kelsey), the bartender, and the restaurant manager. All very positive, but just not much flow to the mean. My wife and I were able to enjoy conversations and look up every now and then to check if anybody is coming by to bring a drink or food.

I would come back, but I would limit my expectations. This is a hotel restaurant. Great food with a limited restaurant from the past and extremely hospitable staff, but just not enough of them to allow for great flow.

LR
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice location, attractive design, creative menu, likely quieter when two tournaments involving teenagers and their families is not in town.

BA
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Friendly management and staff.

DD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here a couple times now, and had great experiences both times. Food is great, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Fair prices and we will be back!

d
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was slow when the dining room was empty. It got slower when the room filled up. It appeared that there was only one server for the whole room. Didn’t ask how to prepare the check. Not super impressed with the overall experience. Expected better.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Grille 39 was the worst dining experience I’ve had in the last 10 years. My husband and I dine out often, so I decided to try something new. I’ve eaten here during the daytime or when staying at the hotel without incident. We showed up 20 mins early and were told at the hostess station that they were running 30 minutes late. No big deal. However, the hostess was very dismissive and didn’t even ask our name or check us in. Once we were seated 40 minutes later, our sever greeted us. He didn’t bring the prix fixe menu that was advertised for Valentines Day. Also we had requested a fireplace table when I made the reservation 6 weeks ago, and we didn’t receive one even though there were tables available. After the delicious appetizer, everything went downhill. Our server just kinda didn’t come back. Another server took our appetizer plate away and eventually our server showed up 15-20 mins after we finished the appetizer. We ordered more coffee with our meal and he went to get the entree. He brought the entree and forgot the coffee. We literally waited 30 minutes for a drink refill. After the entree, we waited another half an hour after it was eaten before anyone came by or mentioned dessert. We didn’t get to leave the place until after 10 pm. The saddest part? There was hardly anyone eating there!!! Super disappointed. I’ll never eat or stay here again.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were 30 minutes behind but it was ok. The food was great

RO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I have never written a review on line. I reserved a table two days before Valentine's Day. This was one of a very few restaurants with a table for four (my daughter and her husband were with us). I now know why. I wasn't expecting Prime 47 or Hyde Park quality, but I expected something better than awful. They were not crowded, but after 20 minutes of nothing but water, my son-in-law and I had to go to the bar to get drinks. That took another 15-20 minutes. $58 dollars later, the lemon drop martinis were made with cheap lemon juice, and my gin martini was in a smaller glass to make it appear larger. The salad looked like it was out of a bag from Kroger, and tasted that way too. The waitress acted like she was at Applebee's on the rare occasions we saw her. Dishes and glasses piled up everywhere. The ambiance was a mixture of a smarmy lounge and a truck stop. Other diners openly complained to us too. They clearly rely on a captive customer base from the hotel. The experience has already become something our family laughs about because it was such a joke. Don't ever go. Trust me.

l
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Meh. Website (menu and prices) was out of date. Long wait to be seated; was not at all busy. Friendly service, food okay, unremarkable. No free wi fo available. Will not return.

TL
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food in a quiet atmosphere. Service was a bit slow,

MR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

MY husband and I love the food and wonderful atmosphere. Tables are comfortable and lots of seating !

BN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first visit to Grille 39 was not disappointing. It started a bit strangely when we arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation time, stood at the vacant hostess stand, and were not greeted. I looked around the corner a couple of times to no avail. I finally walked over to a coffee bar (the ladies behind which had seen me looking around) and was told to seat ourselves, which we did adjacent to a cozy, romantic fireplace.

Our server was friendly, courteous, and suggestive when we inquired of her to share her recommendations. However, she did very little pre-bussing of the soup, salad, and bread dishes until nearly the end of our meal. She was prompt and attentive to the beverage levels.

I had the tomato basil soup which was good but begged for more seasoning. Next, the chopped salad was presented well, fresh, and good. Upon our server's recommendation, I had the Chilean sea bass. Served over a bed of corn risotto, it was generous, creatively breaded, and EXTREMELY tasty. The risotto, while good, needed more seasoning. The roasted pieces of squash were a nice addition. The dish was creative, well constructed, and delicious. My companion had a very generous portion of herb roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and asparagus, all of which were very good. For dessert, we shared a good sized potion of creme brulee. It was good but could have had a few more seconds of scorching on the top surface.

The overall experience was impressive. We were celebrating a date night and the meal was a superb element of the evening. We both not only highly recommend Grille 39, but we are also intent on returning.

TB
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Had I known this was in a hotel we would not have gone! The price point was based on the fact it was in a noisy, child-ridden, over-priced, low-quality, breakfast to Nightcap-hotel restaurant...not because it’s a quality restaurant. It was like eating crappy food with the airport up charge! The servers were so nice and tried-but you can’t make the ambiance and food better with service. I can’t believe this was in the same group as other restaurants with great food and great dining. We tried to have a nice evening out and instead listened the 12yr old girl dance team scream and eat delivery pizza next to us while we picked at our food that tasted of griddle oil. 1/4 ate their meal..the 1, was the one who ordered tiny portion breakfast at 7:30pm! What a waste of an evening out!

IM
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Generally good food and adequate value - enjoy the quiet ambiance.

m
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

If you like 50 dollar per plate meals in the middle of a busy lobby of a hotel, they have got you.

It's not located in a hotel, like a lot of restaurants it's in a hotel lobby...surrounded by luggage carrying field hockey teams.

The waitress couldn't care less that we were there and was not interested okn even taking our order. 25 min with appetizers, no refills and I had to go to the bar to cash out to leave withoiut dinner.

Appetizer was ok. Disappointed that we didn't get to the food part of the meal.


Go somewhere else.

KS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Think it is superb and perhaps not as well known as it should be give the ambiance and quality of the food and service.

BA
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food great service nice atmosphere we love dining there

KT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We expected it to be great ! We weren’t disappointed!!! Food on fixed Valentine Dinner was plentiful and delicious 😋 we give the whole experience 5 stars !

GS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Horrific service for a tue night. Had to wait for server and bill for over :13 minutes.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised. Hotel restaurant, so we weren't expecting a lot. But the food was wonderful, service was friendly, and atmosphere was chill.

L
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was extremely slow. Steak was not a great cut of meat, and although inside temperature was appropriate, the outside of the steak looks over cooked, as if left under a heat lamp for hours...

TC
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is s good restaurant over

GC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Made reservations specified it was birthday celebration. They did not not once mention the birthday or even ask if we were celebrating anything. Disappointed In the food. the server wasn't bad steak was good but sides terrible.

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our service could have been better, however, in fairness to our waitress, she was very busy -- taking care of all the tables there. The food was the great surprise -- it was outstanding. Everything was perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful -- even the salads. We will definitely go back!

BA
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food and great service. We all enjoyed our food and the lobster spaghetti was awesome

LB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we tried Grille 39 during Devour Indy. It was a perfect Date Night with my Hubby. The fireplace was really nice after being in air conditioning all day.

OT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Something must have changed since all the many favorable reviews. Our visit was terrible. Our bartender was aloof and inattentive. His counterpart, however; Courtney, did well in saving the day and trying to make things right. The food, Chicken dish, was terrible. My suspicion is it was pre cooked hours ago then microwaved for serving. My drink was also made incorrectly. Not an innocent mistake... which is understandable. No, I asked for liquor A. And stressed as much under no uncertain terms. lol. Served liquor B. Like... ??? A decent place to hang out... ambiance. Decor.... but I don't recommend dining here. $100 wasted. And I'm still hungry.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle was a wonderful . She was attentive everyone's needs. The foood was well seasoned. The truffle mac was to die for.

OT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was not good. the lobster pasta was all cheese and old lobster. our server rolled his eyes at my husband 3-4 times. As well as took for ever to get some drinks. Was looking forward to finding a gem. Was greatly disappointed and will NEVER go back. Spent so much money, fast food would have been better.

S
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & wonderful service. (Best sea bass ever) will be back

SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not normally a reviewer on these things but had such a pleasant evening, I had to say something. It's my husband and my first visit to Indianapolis and we were recommended Grille 39 so we made a reservation. We were promptly seated and our server was absolutely lovely. Quick and polite service is where it's at and that's what he gave. We had the duck wings for an app and they were crispy and delicious. We then moved on to steaks and we were not disappointed by those either. All in all a fantastic experience and if we are ever back this way, we will stop by here for sure!

BC
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

My husband and I were headed out to dinner for our 17th anniversary. We decided to try to stay close to home. Open Table had a point promotion going on for Grille 39 and the reviews and ratings looked good so I thought it would be worth it to try it out. I was a little hesitant because it was a restaurant in a suburban hotel. For some reason that sort of troubles me! Service was awful but the food redeemed this restaurant.

We had super slow service even though when we arrived there didn't appear to be any other diners. After notifying the host stand about the service, we did receive excellent service after this notification. Apparently a unexpected large party came in after us that received priority service over our table.

The food, though, completely redeemed any ill will there was towards our service. My husband's steak was excellent and prepared exactly how he ordered. My sea bass was perfectly cooked and the lemon caper sauce was delicious. We didn't realize the sides were sort of family style, so we both ordered garlic mashed potatoes and we could have easily shared the one portion between the two of us. My son ordered a black angus burger and he said it was excellent as well.

Then there was the truffle mac & cheese. The portion was huge, which we found out later when we got our bill why - they had given us the entree sized order instead of the side order. This was taken care of as well.

Being a Yelp user, when we checked in at the restaurant, we received a free dessert with a entree purchase so we took advantage of this offer and order the recommended Apple Cobbler dessert. It is one of the made in the restaurant desserts. It was a large portion - don't order this alone and was excellent! Definitely a gem to find in a suburban hotel!

OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very poor service and experience. Started off with long wait for appetizers. Got salads first (huh?) then apps. Steaks were both way over cooked which was a sad waste of good meat. Service was substandard for normal dinning but WAY substandard fine dinning (which it's not). Could have gone to plenty of great fine dinning in Carmel that was way better than this hotel restaurant. Manager tried to make it right but highly doubt I'll ever be back.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Made a reservation for 14 in our party for lunch, celebrating a co-worker's birthday. Our server was practically impossible to find, and she paid no attention to our group. We had to search for her to get our checks due to slow service.
The food was decent on the buffet (and the server incorrectly assumed we all wanted the buffet). They didn't do a great job of keeping the buffet stocked.
Overall, a very underwhelming experience.

A
Indiana
54 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good, not great. Liked the food but a better variety and some Gluten Free would help. We would come back. A little pricey. Same meal is $50 less in other places. Need copper mugs for Moscow Mules

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food creative and delicious. A little pricey makes it an "occasion" choice. Quiet enough for normal conversation.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very impressed , food & drinks were very good .
Many times you walk away disappointed with mid to high end restaurants but not in this case .

M
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Have always enjoyed gong to Grille 39, but this time was different. The lobster spaghetti was great as always, but the brocolini was ice cold. Bread was not offered, we had to ask for it and the waiter, Joey, was not very attentive. We were looking around for the waiter because we wanted more water and I had to get it myself. Have always enjoyed the contemporary music before but couldn't even hear it this time.

K
Indiana
72 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentines dinner with my bride. 4 courses, cold seafood appetizer included crab claws, shrimp Mahi Mahi and oysters on the half shell. All were very tasty. Salad and Lobster bisque were what we had for the 2nd course, both very tasty. Third course was a grilled pork chop with potatoes and bacon Brussel sprouts and a rib eye steak. Followed by a variety of house made chocolates. Dinner also included a bottle of wine. Overall it was a very nice dinner. Joey was our server and he did a great job of taking care of us.

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