C3 Bar

4.8
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435 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
C3….Next door, next level. What does that mean? We’re your neighbors. We live next door and we want to invite you into our home to give you a “next level” customer experience while you enjoy our “next level” design in our sophisticated, comfortable, eclectic atmosphere. We want to impress your palate with our hand-crafted cocktails and innovative, farm to table cuisine. We’ll learn your name, become your good friends and give you some of the best hospitality and service you’ve ever experienced. Let’s meet at C3.
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Moodiefoodie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful environment and friendly staff! Food was delicious and our waitress was very accommodating. Would recommend!!

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HeatherS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to dine while still social distancing with their new, large, outside tent! Food was awesome, drinks were amazing, service was great!

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vipMe123
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor space and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening enjoying dinner in the best patio dining experience in Bloomington! Allison, Kat, and the test of the crew always provide excellent service.

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Presley
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C3 has fresh food, wonderfully prepared and attractively presented! The service is excellent and the outdoor seating makes for a casual and fun atmosphere. We highly recommend it!

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SarahM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was absolutely amazing outside on the patio! I had the fish special-a lovely grouper. It was divine! My husband at the chef’s special-bison flank steak. Delicious! We always have wonderful cocktails as well. You cannot go wrong with any of their drinks or dishes. The patio now has heaters in their tents. It was a beautiful fall evening and the heaters were the perfect addition. C3 is a true gem in Bloomington!

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Suze
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside near the fountain, and it felt like we were in Europe. Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Experience was good. Annoyed that I made reservations and still had a 30 min wait

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vipRaphF
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal! Food looked great and was amazing. Great gastropub type food! Reasonably priced. Will be back!

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vipgem1022
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Not a great experience and very disappointing at the end of a very long day. We had reservations; we arrived early so we were not expecting the table to be ready right away but were told that it would be a 45-60 minute wait (it ultimately was). The hostess was rude and clearly flustered- they did seem busy. I asked if it was possible to at least order a drink while we were waiting; she said that she could send someone over to take a drink order which never happened. We were eventually seated an hour later; our waitress was delightful but also seemed a bit rushed and frazzled. Overall the experience was not particularly pleasant and the food was fine but not good enough to make me return.

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drcpearson
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Terrible service. Overpriced food. Dirty table.

First and only time I’ll visit C3. Food was so salty it was almost inedible. Fries were uncooked/semi-raw. The bread was stuff you buy in Kroger. Waiting staff were basically absent.

At this price point I expect to have an enjoyable experience. Not an overly fussy person, but QR codes to view the menu seems pretty ridiculous. Have an optional disposable A4 menu so I can chat to my wife rather than look at my phone. A dirty table doesn’t inspire my safety from the pandemic either. If they can’t clear the crumbs then has the table actually been sanitized?

In summary, overpriced, oversalty and bizarrely prententious restaurant I will never eat in again. Oh and the bartenders need to learn how to pour.

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Phil
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to hear Jim Shanahan and his trio. Tried to make a reservation to sit outside but C3 doesn’t do this. We sat on a bench for a while then were taken to a table behind the restaurant and could barely hear the music. Food was good.

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raykoch73
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was superb.

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Jorge
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

C3 is always good - a neighborhood gem as they say

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place and delicious food. But they don’t have a wide variety of food.

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vipLocalYocal
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Amos
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is managed very well. Great nutritional food, interesting drinks, excellent friendly service, relaxing atmosphere - one of our favorite places!

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vipAnnK
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been spending time in Bloomington for 4 years when we take our children to IU. I can't believe we just found C3. This is our Go To anytime we are in town. Great food, fun cocktails, awesome ambiance and appropriate attention to social distancing and Covid-19 precautions.

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vipNicole
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a really cute place with a wide drink selection. The food selection is small so I’m not sure I would come here for the food again. Everything tasted pretty good but it wasn’t unique enough to come back unless you were coming more for drinks. The deviled eggs were good as were the frites. Service was friendly and nice. It was also nice to have such a large outdoor seating area.

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AndyR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Second dinning experience at C3 both occasions we set outside on their patio. Service was very prompt and efficient, drinks and beverages came right away and waiter's were attentive but not pushy. Overall the menu at C3 while limited has a good variety and quality of food is very good. We had same appetizer as the 1st time but was completely different and quiet frankly not as good, otherwise nice dinner.

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vipMe123
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Nick the bar manager is exceptional and all the staff have you feeling safe and cares for.

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CathyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt safe with all their covid precautions.

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vipMe123
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Girls HH for sure!

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Professor1
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is one of Bloomington’s fining dining delights.

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Amos
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are very accommodating and practice CDC safety! This is one of our favorite places! Also, there is plenty of parking, great nutritious food and always interesting beverages. We love the music especially!

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PatrickH
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine. Great service. Amazing music!

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Sallyw
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dining here is always a pleasure. The interior is very nice, without being too fancy. We enjoyed their caesar salad particularly. The pasta dishes are always excellent as well. Overall a really special restaurant/bar.

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Presley
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was beautiful and so delicious! The scallops were large and succulent and the steak was perfectly prepared!! The outdoor seating was delightful!

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RitaK
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, as always food and service were amazing. David was our server, he was kind, helpful and very attentive.

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Danny
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan was our waitstaff, and she did a great job. We were able to sit outside in a quiet corner, and thoroughly enjoyed our food. We were not rushed, but Morgan was attentive and drinks and food arrived just right.
Appreciated that C3 provided a complementary piece of the chocolate cake to one of our party who was celebrating 5 years of being cancer free.
C3 is one of our Bloomington favorites- and we'll be back!

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vipMe123
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have made every effort in safety and the food is exceptional!

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HoosierGirl
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first foray out for dinner at a restaurant since COVID-19 took over in March. I was somewhat concerned how enjoyable it would actually be. I had requested an outdoor table, which was ready for us. Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious as ever. The restaurant has gone to great lengths to social distance the tables. They have access to a very large outdoor plaza area for outdoor seating which makes things better, safer for all. We had a marvelous time! I've already recommended C3 to friends and encouraged them to try it.

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Presley
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was delicious and was very attractively presented!!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to C3 for our one-month wedding anniversary and had a fantastic experience. The food was fantastic; I should not have eaten the entire dish, but just could not stop; it was so good. I had the Gnudi and my husband had the burger. Drinks were tasty, too! I highly recommend C3 for a special night out or even just because you want to treat yourself a bit.

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Maggie
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

C3 is expensive and the wait staff is not always friendly. That said, you can’t beat the ambiance in B-Town. Very cosmopolitan.

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NormC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Besides quality, which is understood at C3, the No. 1 concern these days is safety--for people eating inside, which we did. Alison came by the table to greet us, as she always does, and to note that C3 has installed extra air-purifying equipment since the epidemic arrived. We felt comfortable sitting in the small room just left of the entrance. Our server was properly attired for safety. So--our first venture out was a pleasure.

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vipMichael
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heat finally broke so we decided to go to C3 and eat on the plaza. With quick service and fantastic food it was a great evening.

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CECL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to eat on the patio at C3 because it feels so European with the courtyard and fountain. If we eat outside it is easy to bring our little kids and let them safely play in the courtyard when they're not at the table eating. The food is always delicious and worth the price. The mixed drinks are amazing.

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AllJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Experience was okay overall. The only issue came with one of the orders; my mom ordered a burger and was very clear she wanted it "well done, no pink" when they asked how it should be cooked. The burger was more like medium, with lots of pink. She sent it back and asked for it to be cooked longer, and when it was returned it looked just as pink as before - like the chef just stubbornly wouldn't put it back on the grill or something. I felt bad for the server who seemed caught in the middle. The manager who had been coming around seeing how tables were doing noticeably avoided our table after it was sent back the first time and did nothing to remedy the situation. I ended up paying around $20 for a burger my mom wouldn't eat and the restaurant basically refused to cook as asked.

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vipMichael
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening on the plaza with only several tables occupied so it was quiet and service was quick. As always a great evening at C3s.

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C3 Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 287-8027.

C3 Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 435 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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