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About Plow & Anchor
Welcome to Plow & Anchor! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Plow & Anchor Ratings and Reviews
The service and location are great. We were surprised by a special menu due to the New Years holiday so we did not get the original food we were looking forward to. The food was still good, but menu was limited to entree, appetizer and dessert and three selections for the entree and appetizer and only two desserts. A little pricey but we don't go here unless it's a special occasion so that's fine.
We will go back! We began with the arugula salad. It's large so my husband and I split it. Very light and tasty. Shaved Parm cheese and diced pears evened out the bitterness of the arugula. My husband ordered the ribeye, medium, and it was perfect. Juicy, tender, with dollops of red pepper aioli. It was served with piping hot potato croquettes and roasted broccoli. I had the grilled swordfish, served over a white bean purée. No disappointment here. The fish smelled tasted fresh, was simply seasoned with cracked pepper and topped with a delish diced celery slaw. So refreshing! The white beans were surprisingly tasty; almost like mashed potatoes, but better! I was surprised that the combo of beans and fish was such a tasty mix. We ended the evening with sweet potato pie. Can't go wrong there. Now for some downsides. There is a parking garage next to the restaurant for the library. Our waiter told us it closes when the library does, but the hours aren't posted, so we got our car out of there, just in case. Also, this place is very NOISY! Concrete floors, metal chairs, and a high, open ceiling lead to a super loud space. The night we went, there were only four other tables being served and it was really hard to hear each other. This was an anniversary dinner so we were hoping for a more quiet atmosphere. I can't imagine what it's like when full on a weekend evening. Other than that, it was a delightful evening.
Atmosphere of a diner. Cement floors, metal chairs over-bright lighting. Swordfish & scallops were fine but pork belly was a fatty joke and the attempted haute cuisine extras were just boring.
Might be a fun burger joint if it was fun and they served burgers.
Absolutely great tasting food! The location and exterior is not the greatest. We ended at this place a Saturday evening meeting friend from out of city with no time to plan ahead. The restaurant was a great surprise and we had a great time. Did not feel rushed to finish and even ordered dessert, the olive oil cake was super tasty as well. We all ordered different dishes (fish,lamb,beef), everybody loved their food. I like pinot noir and they did not had one on the menu. So I ordered something else but mentioned to the server that I like pinot. Did you see the 5 stars? Our server did such great job and came back with a fabulous pinot! Heartly recommend you give this place a try, I'll for sure come back.
We always have a positive experience at Plow and Anchor. Even though there was a little hiccup with seating, the server did the right thing and came up with a perfect solution. It's the best service in town now and the menu is always creative. It's my favorite place for lunch and dinner.
Too pricey for what you get - East coast pricing. Waiter didn't know about any of the menu items and forgot to tell us about the specials. Raunchy rap music was our ambiance. The restaurant was about 1/3 full on a Saturday night. Overall would not recommend.
Had special 3-course Devour Downtown menu -- salad, bouillabaisse, and berry cobbler. Salad and cobbler were very tasty and unusual. Bouillabaisse was unremarkable. Good wine list and suggestions for pairings. All hard surfaces and thus very noisy. Service was so-so but to be fair the place was very full. Great downtown location with on-street parking.
Was an interesting restaurant, but the devour downtown menu left a lot to be desired. For the price we paid, I left starving and did not get very much food. Overall, decent experience, but will have to try the regular menu to determine how good it is
My meal was good and I appreciated the interesting mix of ingredients. Portions are small. My entree of scallops was tasty, but $30 for 4 scallops seemed a bit steep to me. For the cost of the meal, I expect a much more relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is very noisy. The metal chairs are hard and uncomfortable and make a terrible noise when moved. The decor can best be described as "industrial grunge." When a meal is $150 for two people before tip, I expect cloth napkins. My overall experience at this restaurant was disappointing.
The current menu paying homage to the Deep South changes soon, but each of our dishes were spot on. Scallop ceviche was well done and the hush puppies with steelhead row were phenomenal. Both the scallop main and grouper main were well executed. Very friendly staff. Limited wine list but adequate. Interested to see what the next menu inspiration will be!
Please seamy review on Yelp. In short, great booze and service, as well as the best scallops I've ever had! Halibut was the only dish that was so so, so next time I will stick to the small plates. They appear to be more creative and innovative in my opinion. If I could afford it, I'd eat there monthly!
Good extraordinary, halibut, salad was wonderful, oysters were very good. We were there early and were treated by staff as kings. Great bistro type, small restaurant that I am proud to say is a go to for me to show my out of town guests that Indianapolis has vibrant food choices. I am working to court candidates for senior executive positions with our most notable Indy orgs. P&A pays off my investment in them each time.
Fresh, seasonal food created simply yet creatively, Plow & Anchor has found a place in our regular lineup. My husband and I seek the highest quality food possible that is prepared in such a way that we not only amazed at the taste but are also entertained by the textures and creativity on the plate. I recently had the skate wing with roasted beets and it was nothing short of magnificent. The staff have always been extremely accomdating, and I can sense the pride they take in the quality of the food served there. This farm to table eatery is a welcome addition to the food scene in Indy.
Visited Plow and Anchor on Wednesday night for dinner with a couple friends. I started with the signature cocktail as it was recommended by the server, very refreshing and light. We got the shrimp and tuna appetizers. The tuna was very very good, the shrimp was a little lackluster. The presentation wasn't very noteworthy and it was an odd combination of ingredients on the plate. I ordered the Pan Roasted Skate for dinner, it sounded interesting. I thought the skate, hazelnuts and citrus honey drizzle was very good together. It was also plated with halved beets which were good on their own but again seemed like an odd pairing with the fish and we not impressive on a presentation level. We finished dinner out with a couple creme brulee's, which were very tasty.
Online menu sounded great, was different when we arrived (but no biggie when you are locally sourcing, etc.). I ordered fish and received the tiniest little square of fish I've ever seen (as if I'd ordered a small plate). Service was courteous but dreadfully slow, and we had actually beaten the rush with a 6:15 reservation. I had high hopes but don't think we'll return.
Party of 7 for mother's day/ graduation celebration. We were disapointed in the food given it's considered on of the top 25 in Indy.
The burger was just OK ( many much better burgers in town) and the bun was slightly stale. Arugula salad was excellent. Bread and butters were great but were told it was the last order available for the evening.
Brussel sprouts were very tasty but a little too salty. Buccatini was ok- not much flavor there. Had envisioned a jammy roasted grape and got a barely roasted grape- nothing made the dish stand out.
Ribeye excellent and accompanying eggplant, etc. very good.
All in all we were underwhelmed, that said the service was very good.
We ate here the other night at 6:30. We walked in and were the only ones there at first, but then it filled up. Wine selection is fairly small and not great.
The beets were yummy. The burger was rated as decent. The halibut was extremely salty and had bones. We finally determined that the salt was due to the crumb topping so tried to scrape it off as best we could.
In general, it was pretty good but fairly pricey for pretty good. It is a nice addition to the area.
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