LA Cafe

4.6
285 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a local business that is proud to serve our supporting community and any new customer that enters our restaurant.
We’re always trying new things! That’s why we’re happy to serve you on our newly renovated patio!
Join us to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner from Monday to Saturday! We have pasta, seafood, sandwiches, steaks, cocktails, and more!

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 285 people are saying
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vipJenna
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

What an awful experience. We were looking forward to our first night out together after welcoming a new baby and ended up taking home our food home in a box, untouched.

After being seated we found there was lipstick all over the water glass. When we kindly asked for a new glass the server did not seem to see the issue and instead said it was just really hard to get the lipstick off the glasses. I can’t imagine how someone setting the tables or filling the glasses did not see this as it was bright red lipstick. Rather than taking the glass she left it there and did not bring a replacement until I asked again, 20+ minutes later.

Appetizer and salad were mediocre, but certainly nothing special. Our entrees (prime rib and NY strip) were brought out and I could immediately tell something was a bit off. My NY strip (requested medium) was bright red on the inside and calling it “rare” would be generous. My husband’s prime rib was equally uncooked. Almost 10 minutes after placing our food on the table our server came back and I showed her my clearly undercooked steak and said it didn’t quite look medium and asked, rather politely, if it could be cooked a little longer. Again, she didn’t seem to care and simply asked if I wanted it cooked. While waiting on the entrees to be brought back out we went ahead and asked for boxes and the check as the flies swarming around our table were just the icing on the cake.

We were excited to try this restaurant, but wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. The price we paid for this meal did not come close to the quality of the food we received and certainly didn’t match the level of service we were provided.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I’d go back

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, great service!! Will definitely be back.

LA Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

thank you for the review Monica!

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JessicaT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Price was reasonable! Service was quick and it was pretty quiet. They have worked hard to update the outdoor space and it is AWESOME!

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DiningDave
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for a 5:00 dinner - as the place was booked up (Saturday) until 9:00 PM - clearly a very popular place! 1/2 outside diining area- very nice on an 80 degree day. 1/3 inside is almost formal - white table cloths and silver service - the rest is a bit of a sports bar - separate from the other areas. Good food and a bit over much for us on quantity. Brought over half the spaghetti home.

Great Bread!

LA Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

thank you for the great review Dave!

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PatL
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.

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jordanw
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, really broad menu that has something for everyone as well.

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Rickeats
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff!
Always excellent!

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vipPatL
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris is fantastic.

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vipPatL
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris is great. Ice tea glass got refilled without asking same for the water glass.

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BethC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server addressed my son by name and talked directly to him. At 6, this made him feel very important and special! Service and food are always outstanding here.

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BrentL
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waitress was amazing, stayed calm, did a good job. She was taking care of 9 tables at once. Busy Saturday night, probably short staffed like many places are right now. But she was excellent!!! Thank you

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vipBethcc
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. The food is consistently good. They have the nicest servers (Chris ♥️), a very hands on, hard working female owner (Jessie) and by far the best patio in town.

LA Cafe
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you Beth for the great review! We love serving you!

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Tish
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice night to sit outside with friends and enjoy the cooler air...

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Sooz
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our food was very good, but we took friends for his birthday, mentioned it several times to our server and nothing.....no mention, no dessert offerings.....so a little disappointing!

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Kamink
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every food item was amazing. Will definitly visit again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great but baked potato was not done

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vipHombre
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Ate outside.
Traffic noise.
Poor parking options.
Fries cold.
Rueben mediocre.
Few draft options. .

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kt001
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service. Ordered salmon, blackened very good. Daughter ordered chicken fettuccine and said was delicious. Another person ordered fish - cod and was delicious. Highly recommend!!!

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AS2021
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good but the facility itself was not what we thought it would be. The ceiling had stains near the air vents and the AC didn’t seem to be functioning well. They had fans going but it was still pretty warm inside.

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vipPatL
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great & so was the food

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Their patio dinning was a great experience. We had steak and sea bass, both very good. Service was great. My second visit and we will go back.

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GloriaW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ,good food , waitress very nice and good ,will be back

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vipKAR1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food!

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IndyNorm
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent special of smothered steak medallions. Fish and chips were breaded with a light breading.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The bread was stale. And we had to send back our drinks. They were not right. The waitress brought us a second drink and they were all right.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to LA Cafe often and always great service and food! They do a great job and the patio is among the best on north side of Indy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server (Heather) was cheerful and attentive. Food was great with nice presentation. I had the prime-rib, wife had scampi both we excellent and more than ample.

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vipNYCbuckeye7
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We
Love LA cafe ! Always consistent and the best pork tenderloin in town !!

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we don't get there often, it's always one of our favorites. The food is always great, drinks are cold and tasty, love the patio seating, and Jess and staff are always welcoming! We will be back...hopefully sooner rather than later!

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JanetB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service couldnt find a parking space had to park down the street

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The waitress must have been new. With little or no experience.

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Coltsfan
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!
Got the carrot cake to take home for dessert and it was awesome!

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vipEstacey
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The waitress brought my dinner 20 minutes before my husband’s dinner! We had to ask for more water and remind her she forgot to bring our bread to the table.

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Friends
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast friendly service fried chicken dinner was excellent!

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KeithN
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good as always. Look forward to our return visit.

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vipPatL
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christine was great

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vipSteveR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food and atmosphere was second to none! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I’ll be back often. I highly recommend!

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vipdietdilemma
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LA Cafe is "home". Food is great; service is great. No stuffy atmosphere - and you can actually talk to each other and hear each other. All-in-all, such a consistently great experience.

FAQs

LA Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 769-7503.

LA Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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