Burger Study

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Burger Study is a premium, full-service burger bar and restaurant intending to elevate and expand the perception of a burger’s true potential. This Indiana original restaurant sets itself apart by preparing and serving premium burgers crafted from the highest quality Midwest USDA Prime-aged beef. The ambiance at Burger Study embodies true casual sophistication. Comfortable and stylish seating surrounds a lively cocktail bar, featuring rich wood while walls are adorned with lighthearted and classic scenes from universities and burger stands. Open for lunch and dinner daily with extended hours on Saturday and Sunday. Burger Study is in downtown Indianapolis near both of its companion restaurants St. Elmo Steak House and Harry & Izzy’s.
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OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great.

MD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent, food was delicious.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going away dinner, first time for 2/4. All enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Will be back!

Burger Study
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for leaving your review! We're so glad that you had such great food and loved the atmosphere. We look forward to next time!

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RO
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience again. MacKenzie was our server and she was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and accommodating.

Burger Study
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review, Robert! We're so glad to hear that Mackenzie took such great care of you and made your experience so memorable! We look forward to seeing you again.

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c
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lucy was a great server! Everything was great!

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. It is so great to hear Lucy made your evening memorable. And we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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TJ
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reconnecting with an old friend.

DM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and excellent food with friendly staff. I will be back and often.

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to serving you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall we had a great time. Food was ok. Sandwiches that had bacon had 2 very small pieces on them. Service was great.

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are always striving for perfection but it sounds like we were good, not great. We hope to exceed all of your expectations at your next visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was wonderful, food was good and place was cozy. A little over priced for what it is, cheeseburgers and fries. Always love the shrimp cocktail though.

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. You have a lot of options for an exceptional dining experience in Indy and we are honored you chose us. Cheers!

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AR
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , service and we love he traditional St Elmos shrimp cocktail!!

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the shrimp cocktail. We hope to see you again soon—cheers!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was very busy and the staff seemed very flustered, but they were working very hard. My burger was dry and my fries were cold.. Perhaps the kitchen staff was also overworked.

KM
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The burgers were outstanding! Unique combinations for each burger. The fries were skinny and crisp-delicious. Mitch was our server and gave good recommendations and took good care of us.

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving us your review, Kate. And thank you for dining with us. We are so pleased to hear Mitch took such great care of you. We will pass along your kind words.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I wasn’t “wow’d” which I expected to be since it’s family to St. Elmo’s and H & I. I thought it was pricey for the quality of food.

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, Jody. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, but we are disappointed to hear it was lacking in some ways. I have taken note of your comments and will be sure to follow up with our service and kitchen management teams. Thanks again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Years Eve

H
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend Burger Study for, well, their burgers. The food was very flavorful, everyone was very helpful and friendly, service was accurate and reasonably fast, and the value was very good. Also worth noting that one person in our party has some food allergies and they were very capable of managing that issue.

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks, Howie, for leaving your review. We're so glad to hear that you had such a great experience and that the staff was so accommodating regarding your party's allergies! We hope to serve you again soon.

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s
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

We ate there today first time. I had reservations for 1:30. We were seated 20 minutes later. Same as walkins. We immediately order appetizers. Received the 30 minutes later. Then came our meal. Burgers were good. One order of fries had to send back. Too much time under warming lamp. They were crunchy. My son finished his burger by the time the new fries came out 10 minutes later. It was ok don’t know if the experience was good enough for the drive from Carmel.

FH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Milkshakes are really good. The Burger was cooked perfectly and the onion rings where also the very good.

Burger Study
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, Frank! We're so glad to hear that you loved the milkshakes and burgers. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Drinks that didn’t arrive, sides missing (that we asked for repeatedly, didn’t get and then were charged for and took quite a while to get removed from bill)... My mother ordered chicken nachos, we decided it seemed to be mystery meat, gloopy cold, no jalapeños, peppers, or anything flavorful, when she asked if there was anything besides chicken and cheese to go on them the server assured us there was but he never brought it. The burgers weren’t juicy, they were def dry and though we were asked temps they all came out medium/medium well) When I asked what our BYOB options were (it said ask server) the server responded that there was a paper he had but it was somewhere else, and then just dismissed it. I’m def ok spending more for a custom burger and appreciative of Hulse restaurants but this was a flop for us. Was not impressed and won’t go back, which is a bummer.

Burger Study
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations or our standards. We would like the opportunity to discuss your dining experience further. Please reach out to me via email so I can learn more. I would really appreciate any additional feedback so that we can coach our team so that this doesn't happen again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

t
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good burgers! They did set us at a table that they had turned to try something new....that put the posts directly in between the legs of one of our diners. Uncomfortable for that person. Everything else was great!

Burger Study
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for your review! We're sorry to hear that one of your guests was uncomfortable, though we're so glad to hear that everything else was so great! We'll be sure to pass your feedback along to our service management team.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was slow but the food was so good we didn’t care

Burger Study
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for your review! We're sorry to hear that your service didn't live up to our standards, though we're so glad to hear that the food was so excellent. We hope you come back in for us to make your experience right.

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

From the time we were seated to the time we got our food was 35 minutes. Restaurant was not that busy. Food was somewhat cold. We asked the waitress to ck on order. It had been sitting in the kitchen waiting to be picked up.

Burger Study
Responded on December 28, 2019

We appreciate your feedback. Food quality and execution are two of our top priorities and that includes making sure food is served hot. We will make sure your feedback is shared with our executive chef and his culinary team. But we would still like to hear me about your experience, please reach out to me via email so I can learn more. I have messaged you privately with my email address.

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CB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was way over salted. The Tuna Poke salad was almost inedible. The tuna was so salty it couldn’t be eaten. Will not be going back here...ever

DO
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Reservation at 5:30, was seated arpu d 5:50. Took close to an hour after that to get our food. Great atmosphere and burgers are terrific.

Burger Study
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Dana, thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you were not seated promptly at your reservation time and that your food took a while to come out. I would love to hear more about your experience if you don't sharing so that we can learn more and ensure that your next experience is a better one. I have messaged you personally with my email address. Thanks!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

$13 for a hamburger and no fires and drink. And the sandwich meat for all (6) of us was not anything special at all. Probably wont be back.

Burger Study
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are sorry your burger was not as flavorful as anticipated. Food quality and execution are two of our top priorities. We will make sure your feedback is shared with our executive chef and his culinary team. But we would still like to hear me about your experience, please reach out to me via email so I can learn more.

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MW
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, excellent service! I highly recommend

Burger Study
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for your review, Michele. We're so glad that you received such excellent food and service, and we appreciate your praise. We look forward to serving you again next time.

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B
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good burgers. Great quality and price on bloody marys.

Burger Study
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for leaving us your review. We're so glad to hear that you loved the burgers and the Bloody Mary's! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OT
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
August did a great job when I called to get our reservation changed from six to ten a couple days before- was a busy weekend but was very happy with her getting us all in
Thanks August

Burger Study
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for your review! We're so happy to hear that August and our staff were so accommodating for your party and that they were able to get your party size adjusted. We're glad that your food and service were both excellent, and we look forward to next time.

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DO
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent and the food was delicious!

Burger Study
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you for your review, Dean. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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DS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at Burger study and it was great!

Burger Study
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thanks for your review, David, and welcome to the family! We're glad to hear that your experience was so memorable and we await your next visit.

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w
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at this restaurant several times. Like previous times, I was completely satisfied. The burgers are worth the price for sure. Shrimp cocktail same as St Elmo's -- the best anywhere that I have been.

JR
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Surprisingly average...chicken nachos were not good (dry and flavorless), none of us finished our burgers. Had high expectations based on reviews and shared kitchen.

n
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the Burger Study! The food is good, and the feel is of the restaurant is relaxed!

Burger Study
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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M
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and value. Would definitely eat here again. Seated immediately on time for our reservation, even during peak dinner hours on a busy convention weekend.

Burger Study
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for your review, Mike. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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T
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best burger places I have been to. Our waitress was super friendly and attentive. The burgers were cooked to perfection - exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend anyone to come here and we will definitely be back next year when we come back to Indianapolis.

Burger Study
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thanks for your review, Tiffany! We're so glad to hear that your food was prepared to perfection and that you received such great service. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing!!

BJ
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great burger and St Elmo's cocktail sauce.

Burger Study
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional peer holiday celebrate

F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious as usual. Server was really slow and instead of getting our appetizers first, everything was brought at once.

We were there over 90 minutes and almost were late to the pacer game

Burger Study
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thanks for leaving your review! We're so glad to hear that the food was delicious, but we're disappointed that your service was lacking in some ways. We're always striving for perfection in all aspects of our restaurant, and your feedback allows us to do that; we'll follow up with our service management team. We hope to see you again, as we're confident we can improve upon your experience. Thanks again. Cheers!

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CY
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow... Really enjoyed dining at Burger Study while visiting Indy with an eclectic bunch representing NYC, San Francisco, Chicago and Birmingham UK. One thing we all agreed on was the PRIME Burger and how delicious it was. Fried Avocado Wedges and Cheesy Tots were also a big hit.

Finally, having Rhinegeist Cheetah on tap to wash it all down made diner a grand slam!

Burger Study
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thanks for leaving your review! We're so glad to hear that your Prime Degree was so delicious and that there was something to please everyone! We hope to see you again soon.

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