1913|Severin Bar

3.9
262 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located within easy walking distance to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium, 1913/Severin Bar is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink before or after Colts and Pacers games. View your favorite sporting events on the 12 HDTV large screens located throughout the lounge. Enjoy a wide selection of finely-crafted cocktails and locally-brewed beers while snacking on great burgers, brick-oven flat breads and big-bowl salads. Severin Bar is a return to the hotel’s inception—a time when the Wholesale District of downtown Indianapolis was thriving with activity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 262 people are saying
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3.6
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up at our reservation time and the place was closed. Had to go find/stand in line elsewhere. If you’re not open, don’t have reservations available!!

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StephanB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I want to that “restaurant “ for lunch and they were only serving breakfast buffet.

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vipjamie
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They said they didn't know how to use open table to check us in. Otherwise, service & food was 👏

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KevinM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went on Valentine's Weekend. I liked the concept of food from 1913. We had a four course meal. The appetizer and soup were inedible. My wife and I ate two bites. The salad and soup were rusty looking. The main entree was bland and overcooked. The dessert was odd looking. We actually stopped at a fast casual place on the way home to eat. Really a shame.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there for valentines day, they had a pre-fixed menu that was $85 a person. No problem as it looked very good and had great reviews. Arrived before our reservation, promptly sat at a table and the waitress brought us our drinks. After that we did not have anyone else check on us for 30 minutes until as we got up to leave, a manager came by to ask us how it was. The audacity for the manager and our waiter to wonder why we were leaving after they had walked by numerous times and ignored us was astonishing. The restaurant was not full and we were not the only couple to be seated then ignored. Will never return.

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vipMichaelL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

For a prix fixe menu on Valentine's Day that came in at $300 with the meal and two drinks each, this was a disappointing experience. When you limit the menu to that degree, all the food should be be nearly perfect. Temperature of the soup was too hot too eat for several minutes. Steak temps were incorrect and one dessert option was so frozen a knife had to be used. The restaurant was NOT busy and yet there were large lapses between courses. While service was cordial, they were slow to respond and quick to make excuses.

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vipHeavenfood101
Key West
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very quiet! Good service!

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

My wife and I went on a Saturday night at 6:15. The symphony (4 blocks away) and the Pacer game (2 blocks away) both started at 8:00. We worried that the place would be packed. We were surprised to be the only ones in the restaurant! My wife's tenderloin medallions were excellent and perfectly prepared. My ribs were just a tad overdone but very enjoyable. The coffee was very good. The desserts (mini creme brulees and sugar cream pie tart) were very bland and not good at all.
It was quiet in the restaurant because no one else was there. The service was very good. The ambiance was fine but not anything special. We expected to see a lot of references to 1913, but did not. Racing/Indy was a big motif.
Although it was not a bad dining experience, it did not seem to equal the price point of the meal. Perhaps this is why the place was empty on a Saturday night on one of the busiest streets downtown before a Pacer Game.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, food was great!

1913|Severin Bar
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for the review! We are certainly glad you enjoyed the food and we will use your feedback about the service to help ourselves improve. Thank you for dining with us and hopefully we will see you again soon! Bon appetit.

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vipCarlC
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Devour Indy menu was very nice except the desert choices which were disappointing.

1913|Severin Bar
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you for dining with us Carl and thank you for the review! It was so great to see all the turnout we had by people supporting the Indy dining scene. We're proud to have been a part of Devour Indy and that we got to provide a good experience for you. Thank you again for choosing us and hopefully we will see you again soon!

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CCGJ
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very good. The ambiance was not what I was expecting. It has more of a diner feel. But service was good and food was good

1913|Severin Bar
Responded on January 31, 2020

Thank you for the review and for the honest feedback! We're grateful we were able to share our hospitality with you and that you enjoyed the service and food. We welcome all suggestions and appreciate that you shared about the ambiance expectation. We are always striving to improve and that feedback is very useful to us. Thank you again for you patronage and hopefully we will see you again soon!

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

This was our third year! We brought new people to join in on our festivities our table reservations were at 2:30 the food quality was poor the selection was even less there was zero desserts by the time we arrived no replenishment on the tables whatsoever. It was nothing like it had been in the past the consistency was bad. This is something we look forward to every year and were sorely disappointed pointed Laura Leytham

1913|Severin Bar
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for the candid feedback. It seems like the review is for the Thanksgiving dinner in the hotel for which we accepted reservations through this system. Even so, we are still disheartened to hear that we fell short on the high standards of service and product upon which we pride ourselves. This type of feedback is valuable and helps us improve, thank you again for sharing your experience and I do hope we have the opportunity to redeem ourselves on your next visit.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience staying at the Omni for a weekend November 8 ninth and 10th with a wedding party there. At that time I saw a beautiful sign that represented a Thanksgiving buffet at the 1913. Over and above the top the experience was amazing from top of the line people booking reservations to To the amazing ballroom experience of great food great service and great atmosphere.

1913|Severin Bar
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for the excellent review of the Thanksgiving buffet! Though the event wasn't actually at 1913 we are delighted to hear that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience. We love being able to share our hospitality and hopefully will get to do so with you again soon. Thank you again and safe travels MaryS!

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MikeM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While our OpenTable reservation was for the restaurant, we ate at Severin Bar because 1913 wasn’t open. This was around 1pm on Sunday before 4pm Colts game. I would recommend calling to confirm.

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vipomg556
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was not good, we were ignored almost the entire time

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brent
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wine menu was small. Food was not up to standard.
My opinion a wast of time and money

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was wonderfully delicious. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner!

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njm40
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were celebrating birthdays. After reading glowing reviews 1913 sounded like a nice place for a leisurely lunch. Too short of a lunch menu. None of the delicious sounding dishes described online. When 2 guests asked for water the waiter immediately snatched the coffee cups which we had to asked to be returned. Last the table edge where I was seated was dirty. Probably will not return.

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Donna
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the restaurant was nice and the food was excellent. But it was also very pricey

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vipScribbler
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very mediocre hotel restaurant. Service seemed attentive but food took a very long time coming from the kitchen. And the food itself was nothing special, merely serviceable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was a nice little spot before our conference. Service was a little slow but the server was very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not sure what happened with tonight's service. It appeared there was 1 waiter for the entire venue. Bourbon bacon had no flavor and was over cooked, biscuits over cooked. The cocktails were good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience4

My steak was way overcooked. I ordered med rare and received well done. Sent it back once and it came out about the same the second time. I'd expect a lot better for a 40.00 meal. Everyone else's meal was quite nice.

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Lydscl
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Had the buffet breakfast, not particularly worth the $28 I ended up paying including tip. Best bit was the omelette station, everything else was pretty poor unfortunately

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johnm
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

It’s unfortunate that I had a fabulous Easter brunch. Same price point , very different experiences. Highlights included Omelette Bar, and the Prime Rib. The dessert bar was a big disappointment, especially the Bananas Foster French Toast. This could have been a highlight but the French Toast was not in a warmer and cold. Service was on point, but there was not a lot that could be done to salvage the disappointment. Unless they lower the price 20% go elsewhere.

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vipMiscellaneous
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A prior reviewer mentioned how good the food was. We wanted to try a new restaurant and selected 1913 without a preconceived idea of what to expect. The food was excellent and beautifully presented.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent

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JeffD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We could not get into any other restaurant due to a large convention until 8:45 PM. The service and food were very good and the noise was minimal which was appreciated for our business dinner.

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tonyan
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipChHT
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

1913 Restaurant is located just inside the Omni hotel and was very easy to find. Very pleasant staff. Our waiter was hard to find sometimes and didn't check on us very often. The restaurant wasn't very busy. Good shrimp cocktail, not too "hot." Ceasar salad was wilted and not fresh. I had the maple-glazed pork chops and they were outstanding! My wife had the pan-roasted chicken which was very dry. Paying $18 for a 9 oz glass of wine always drives me crazy, when the whole bottle costs $10 at Kroger. Overall, we like other restaurants much better & don't plan to return to 1913.

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vipEater
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sorry others had a bad experience. Not us, Everything was very good to excellent. My shrimp cocktail was well chilled and a nice size; my wife’s arugula-pear salad was enjoyable. Our entrees were superb...she had the pan fried chicken which was moist and the accompanying gravy was over the top. I thoroughly enjoyed the walleye which was served atop a bed of wild rice pilaf with a proper amount of a creamy scallion sauce flowing over both. The asparagus we opted for was perfectly prepared and was plentiful. The rolls were very nice as well. Aya, the young lady who kept our glasses filled, was especially sweet and attentive.

We had planned to share a piece os sugar cream pie but were simply too full.

We will return.

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CindyH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the walnut crusted walleye on whole grain rice and it was delicious! Had to splurge on dessert and we shared the delightful sugar cream pie with raspberry-yum!

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Penny1255
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Tried Devour Indy menu. Everyone in our group said their dinner was just ok. My salmon rub was very salty and the corn was like spooned from a can, carrots were raw. Not impressed

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vippgybnk
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was very tasty. Just a little pricey but not too bad.

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Indyclark
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food were great for a bright and festive Christmas dinner!

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JudyD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Oysters Rockefeller were under cooked and too much bread crumbs. Menu too limited on Christmas Day. Complimentary drink a nice touch. Flatbread was just ok. Christmas music would have made a better atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Stopped for breakfast before a football game and the staff was not prepared for the amount of business. Service was slow and order was wrong. Food was average for what would be expected to be a good restaurant.

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NoreenD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We came because of the food being from surrounding farms.
It just wasn’t as good as we expected. Walleye wasn’t very flavorful. Salmon was ok.

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NoraC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet. This was our first time here for Thanksgiving. We will definitely come back.

FAQs

1913|Severin Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 396-6664.

1913|Severin Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 262 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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