About Grille 39

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...

11925 North Meridian St
Carmel, IN 46032
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pennsylvania & Meridian

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 814-2550

Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/indbr-renaissance-indianapolis-north-hotel/grille-39/158219/home-page.mi

Parking Details:
Our guests enjoy complimentary parking at Grille 39 Restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Greg Tobin

Private Party Facilities:
Grille 39 offers a luxurious Private Dining Room that seats 10 guests as well as a semi-private dining room that seats 25 guests. Reservations for the Semi-Private or Private Dining room can be made through our Restaurant Office. We also offer over 14,500 square feet of meeting space for Social/Catering as well as Business functions that can be booked through our Sales & Catering Office.

Private Party Contact:
Jonathan Overman: (317) 814-2527

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Grille 39 is introducing our Simply Fresh Buffet. A healthy and fresh alternative to the standard hotel buffet. Highlighting Chef Greg's signature soups and Market style displays of salads and sandwiches, the Simply Fresh Buffet will feature knife and fork style sandwiches such as, Hot Italian Panini’s, Turkey BLT wraps and many other regional favorites in addition to a daily rotation of soups, and salads. So if your in a hurry to have a quick lunch and you don't want to sacrifice on quality you now have a place to dine.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thanksgiving brunch from 11am - 2pm. Includes all of your holiday and local favorites-- Action stations, live music and signature cocktails. Great food and a great atmosphere to spend your holiday with loved ones

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Thu 5:00PM - 9:30PM

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

Grille 39 Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.2

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4.3

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3.9

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80% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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...

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is s good restaurant over

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2017

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!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This dinner was "pre concert" dinning with friends.
Don took good care of us, including recommendations and bringing all needed breads/drinks/etc.
Food was great (steak/crab cakes/lobster spaghetti) and the chocolate strawberries topped off the evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Not worth the money. We were served a wrong meal, waiter brought glasses of champagne as an apology (we don't drink), then charged the higher price of the wrong meal with no further apology. Food not what you'd expect for the price. Even the Coke tasted weird and seemed like it had been sitting around a couple hours. As icing on the cake, the loop wasn't closed with OpenTable so we were notified of pulling a no-show.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The restaurant is excellent. The chef is outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Our waiter Don was a delight and such a pro. He said he was a bartender but served our table. He had great recommendations on wine and cocktails AND the food was excellent. He was available but not intrusive or hovering. The live fireplace was cozy and lobby with water falls and modern decor is outstanding. A hidden gem so close we forget about it since it is in a hotel.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Our meal was very good, three of us had the salmon and while the salmon was outstanding the risotto was average. We liked the fact that it is a nice quiet place - you can visit without having to shout to each other. I was expecting more of an elegant dining area, it is open to the bar and where people walk through the hotel but it still had a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 1, 2016

haven't been here for a while, menu's changed, still very basic & very good - must be a well kept secret cause it was quiet - lobster spaghetti was awesome, huge chunks of the real thing, claws too!! house salad was full of veggies - road construction at entrance, pretty tricky

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2016

This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Our server, Don, was attentive without being intrusive. The food was great. The only negative was the table in front of the fireplace was empty, but dirty. No effort made to clean it and seat us there; they just seated us nearby. They were not that busy, so why not make an effort to quickly clean your best table?

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Good food and service. Filet was just right.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 13, 2016

I have been to Grille 39 numerous times living in west Carmel. The experience this time was disappointing. Hostess was rude. Service was lackluster. Menu hasn't changed since it opened. My NY strip was poorly prepared. Grille39 has become just a crappy hotel bar. In an area with many options, I will go elsewhere in the future.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We were pleased with Grill 39, but now Wowed! It was quiet and a very romantic place, and the service was wonderful. However the food was average. Given all the restaurants we probably won't go again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 27, 2016

I would have given Grille 39 5 out of 5 stars if it hadn't been for my date receiving her drink in a glass that was chipped on the rim, me not receiving my salmon the way I ordered it, Oscar Style, and the way their ice cream was presented.

Having a chipped glass is just not acceptable and shows a lack of attention to detail as well as safety. Everything about this place was classy except for their ice cream, which was brought to our table in carton, just like you would find it in a grocery store or gas station. I think if the rest of your menu is presented with class, you should serve your ice cream in a dish, not in the container it came in. Although my salmon was prepared very well and very delicious, I ordered it Oscar Style and I did not receive it that way. I will note that I was not charged for the additional topping to the salmon, but again there was a lack of attention to detail as either the server or the chef forgot how I had ordered my entree.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 27, 2016

We were joining friends from out of town that got tied up in traffic and were an hour late to our reservation. Michelle brought us drinks and apps while we waited, and kept our private dining room available. We could not have been any happier with the service and the food. Outstanding experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 26, 2016

One of the worst restaurants that I have ever eaten at. Food was flavorless except for the refrigerator taste of the lobster in the spaghetti. Appetizer was terrible. The only decent thing I had was the dessert which I found out was not prepared in-house, it was "store-bought". Marriott really needs to look at the restaurants in all of their Renaissance hotels. This was the second bad experience that I've had at a Renaissance.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 20, 2016

This is only our second time at Grille 39 but once again we were pleasantly surprised. It is not often that we can say that every course of a meal was wonderful. This is that kind of place. I don't usually hold much reverence for hotel restaurants but this one is an exception. Our meals were amazing from the tomato bisque to the duck special and lobster spaghetti to the crème brulee and chocolate bombe. The ambiance would be better if it was separated from the bar/Starbucks. there was a pretty loud crowd in there that night and while it was a friendly group it would have been nice to have not been exposed to the group. Considering what you're spending for a meal here a little less boisterous bar exposure would be nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Absolutely the worst meal I've ever had at this location. Used to be a regular, but as the food went downhill , I've stayed away. Thought I would try again after a long period of time and the meal was actually worse than in the past.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Grille 39 was a great Anniversary date . The restaurant was not crowded. Our server Joey was attentive and gave us recommendations. The entire meal was delicious. The appetizer Lump crab cake was choked full of meat. We both went with the sea bass for our meal. Loved it. We split sides not sure which I could say was better the garlic mash potatoes or the risotto.
Our server gave us complimentary desserts. So we choose the cheesecake and apple crisp. Unfortunately the cheesecake was frozen so we didn't get to try it, but they gave us a white raspberry filled cake and had the apple crisp with ice cream. Both heavenly. I know we both left stuffed.
I am looking forward to another evening out at Grille 39, we feel it maybe a hidden gem. I also saw a coupon in the zoo book.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 17, 2016

We wish Brunch lasted longer to that we could have brunch after late church service

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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 15, 2016

I was in town for a marathon and decided to reserve a table for a treat the night before and WOW I'm happy I did! The food was amazing and our watress was SUPER friendly. And trust me. .. order the duck wings. You won't regret it!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 27, 2016

We were really looking forward to the shrimp and it was all gone?? At 2pm? OUCH!

Also, missed the Jazz band this year.

Otherwise, everything was OUTSTANDING AS USUAL!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on March 27, 2016

I've had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse. Not worth the price in any way! Will never return.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Overall a very good experience. The young man who waited on us was amazing! It was the end of his shift but he didn't flinch when we walked in. A+

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