BRU Burger Bar - Carmel

4.6
157 Reviews
$30 and under
Burgers
The hamburger is over 100 years old. It’s a classic, purely American, and an icon. The hamburger is the people’s sandwich, everyman’s food. BRU is an ode to our love….the Burger. Paired with a beer, we can’t imagine what could be much better. Join us at BRU Burger Bar. We look forward to serving you! BRU Burger Bar is proudly operated by Cunningham Restaurant Group.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 157 people are saying
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Gozer
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was NYE, so they were busy, but everything was great.

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vipM40A
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar. Service was solid and we were able to watch the US hockey World Juniors game [bonus]. Mexicali burger continues to be amazing. Overall, great experience.

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Responded on January 2, 2021

M40A, thank you for your review and we hope you dine with us again soon!

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RickA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was very good. The one disappointment was the food service. My date and I did sit at a table in the bar , the wait for our server was extremely long.

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vipBRei
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! Enjoyed our lunch

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Responded on December 11, 2020

BRei thank you for your review, do you remember who your server was?!!

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TexasT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food arrived at the correct temp in a timely manner. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointed...There was more importance placed on getting to-go orders out the door. You could visually see them rushing orders out the door and even over hear the employees say they are working as hard as they can. My advise would be order the take out and skip the dine in. Unfortunately, It was not an option for us. I hope that the waiters and waitresses receive something for all of those to-go orders because our tip reflected the manager’s decision to place dine in orders as a lower priority.

The cheeses with the Pretzels, Mac and cheese, fries and onion rings were all cold. For a minute I thought I was dining at McDonald’s but then a realized they figured out how to get hot fries to everyone years ago, this is unacceptable practice in a restaurant of your class. The burgers were warm and as delicious as always.

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lsm92
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to BRU Burger Bar and we will definitely be back. The food was great. Our server Michelle was awesome. The fact that they were feeding Vets on Veteran's Day just put them over the top!

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Responded on November 20, 2020

Ism92, WOW what a wonderful review! Thank you for the server shout out, and a HUGE THANK YOU to all active and retired Veterans. We appreciate your service!

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vipDrrose
Indiana
165 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding! Thanks for having vegetarian options!!

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Responded on November 20, 2020

Drrose, what a kind review. Thank you for choosing Bru!

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ShellyP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gorgonzola salad was excellent!

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Responded on November 20, 2020

ShellyP, thank you for the review. The Gordonberry Pecan salad is definitely a fan favorite!

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SamarS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friday night dinner

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Responded on November 20, 2020

SamarS, thank you for dining with us and hope you will be back soon!

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AndrewW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience! I tried a salad for the first time and it was delicious.

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Responded on November 20, 2020

AndrewW thank you for the wonderful review!

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vipChrisK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

At a place with “burger” in the name, the burger should be the star! This one wasn’t even an understudy.

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FraunC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience..start to finish!! Food and service excellent..every time I go!!!!

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JenniferW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great burgers

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bru fries are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love Bru Burger. Our server mostly ignored our table, but food was delicious as always.

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amberks07
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Devour menu is the way to go, I wish they could keep it all of the time! I forgot to take a picture of the burgers, but we ate with my parents so we all tried something different from the first course and shared!

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vipDave
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BruBurger never disappoints. Delicious and friendly bistro!

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IrishDannyb
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience and service. Loved the salad with the crunchy quinoa!

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JeanR
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Made reservation for outside and they sat us right away. Friendly hostess. It was just my husband and I for dinner. She sat us next to a table with 2 adults and a toddler. The toddler was fine it was the parents who were obnoxious. I guess they thought everyone outside and probably inside wanted to hear them play peek a boo at least 1000 times with their daughter!! 😫 They left about 3/4 of the way through our meal so we were able to hear each other. Food was good esp the salad and fries. Service was fine.

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DonnyC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recently switch to a plant based diet. Tried their impossible burger. It was good, although the patty was very thin in comparison to their regular burgers. Because of that, the bun to meat to veggie ratio was off. But it still tasted good. The restaurant did a good job with Covid 19 concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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anneb
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious; customer service great; patio was pleasant; fabulous dinner!!

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JanineB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was excellent. Tables are well spaced and staff went above and beyond to provide a safe environment to enjoy dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Bru Burger and as a lactose intolerant pescatarian, I didn’t have high hopes but was pleasantly surprised! Food was great! Atmosphere was great too!

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RachaelW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service! Got seated right away. Food came out quickly. It was a wonderful evening.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bru Burger never disappoints. Consistently good food, great service and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service as usual!
Only drawback...hostess was rude and lied to us about the table we requested on the outdoor patio. She sat us at a 2 top right by the trash bin, broom and door where all pass through. When I asked for another option I was told it was taken by a reservation. We finally moved after asking our server and no 4 top was ever needed after we sat there for a hour or more. I really don’t think she cared or liked her job.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I got the Melt Your Face burger (without cheese due to dietary restrictions). The lunch I had from Jimmy John's (with their peppers) was much spicier than what I got with the Melt Your Face burger. I felt that the food lack a lot of flavor in general. It wasn't bad, I was just hoping for more. The people were very friendly. I imagine this is the perfect burger place for a lot of people, just not me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was a little rough. Service was great though.

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JudyR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Generous portions. Service was excellent. Our entire family enjoyed our dinner there.

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vipMimiK
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bru Burger never disappoints. Food and service always consistent. Happy they are taking reservations.

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vipThanksgiving
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food and service were outstanding. Went for lunch and had no wait for a booth and the restaurant was very quiet. Of course, there were also very few customers at the time we went.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating with Great service and Tasty food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had family in town and took them for early lunch. So great to have the choice to make reservations for outdoor dining. Food and drinks were fantastic (as always) as well as attentive service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bru Fries are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Provençal burger was wonderful!

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DianaG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their salads are outstanding and a great value! Lots of kinds of burgers.

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MelanieT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outdoor seating was clean and comfortable

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vipJShedd
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious lunch outside in the courtyard. I love their new Impossible Hiki'ole burger! We've ordered carryout several times from here during the pandemic. It was great to get back to the restaurant to enjoy their food & ambience.

FAQs

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 975-0033.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel is rated 4.6 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

BRU Burger Bar - Carmel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.crgdining.com/Gift-Cards/.

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.