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C3 Bar, Bloomington, IN

C3 Bar

4.8
4.8
769 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 287-8027

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Smith

  • Catering

    Full catering, both on premise and off.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us help you custom plan your special event. With accommodations for parties from 4-40 guests, C3 is the spot to hold your special function. Event planner Allison Smith has over 15 years experience and specializes in custom tailoring events to suit your specific needs.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Smith: (812) 287-8027

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Cross street

    Hillside or Sare

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz on alternating Thursdays and Saturdays. Check website for schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 769 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. LC

    LouiseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a little busy when we got there, so initial service was slow. Otherwise, the service was excellent. All of the staff were top notch.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great visit!
  3. FL

    FLCajun

    Tallahassee

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 has a great bar and always has new drinks on the menu. The food is mainly small plates and appetizers, but they usually have at least a couple of large entrees. The steak sliders and C3 Burger are always a good choice, and the daily special is usually good as well. Overall - Great place and lots of fun!! Don't forget easy, free parking!!
  4. C

    Cindy

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our waiter did not show us a bill before asking us to pay the bill. He had some kind of hand held device and my husband had to ask to see the amount. Also… my husband ordered some kind of lemon pudding cake or something. The portion was so small. It looked like a child’s serving. Also…having to pay for bread??? Crazy, especially with your prices. I ordered coffee. It came out ice cold. And you had no sweetener other than stevia (🤮)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Disappointing wine list. Would love to see more variation vs mostly Domestic wines.
  6. MC

    MeredithC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. Absolutely worth the price
  7. HM

    HarleyMan

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clean, friendly, good food, will definitely return
  8. JB

    JoeB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kat is amazing! Love the service and food quality! ❤️
  9. AG

    AmandaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I come to C3 every time she visits me at school and we absolutely love it! The food is always amazing, the drinks are fun and delicious, and we have yet to have a server who is less than fantastic.
  10. DH

    DaveH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped before IU basketball game
  11. BB

    BenjaminB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Genuinely had a great time at C3. Drinks were creative and super tasty, and both the appetizer and main course was extremely good!
  12. L

    Lisa333

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a family birthday with 3 generations of 6 people eating a wonderful meal outdoors in perfect weather on the patio, including a 16-month old who alternated between a grown-up chair and her high chair and various laps. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and the waitstaff was great, completely patient with our chaos.
  13. F

    Frosty

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful and delicious meal, great service. Fish special was quite well prepared.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joined friends at C3 while I was back in Indiana for a few days; still our favorite neighborhood gem—wish we could take it to Colorado! Food was great as always (duck was EGGcellent), and the service was exceptional. Allison, Kat, and the whole staff are great! Too cold and rainy to enjoy the best patio dining in Bloomington, but still got to enjoy our favorite Tuesday Old Fashioned special! Will return every chance I get!
  15. DB

    DawnB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  16. F

    Foodbegood

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kaitlyn was great and very helpful. We were so happy to see Sarah tending the bar and she made us some fantastic drinks. The food, as always, was wonderful. Overall, a lovely way to spend time with my husband enjoying a date night at C3
  17. JK

    JacksonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 is always wonderful. Loved the Five by Five margarita, and our service was excellent as usual. I will be returning soon.
  18. MD

    MattD

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Portion sizes were just right. Service was excellent.
  19. m

    melissap

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my girls out as part of the fun leading up to my 50th birthday. Was a great time- food was amazing
  20. WK

    WandaK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in the small two table room. Service was excellent. Would recommend you let staff taste dishes so they can describe them fro experience.
  21. JD

    JulieD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful upscale restaurant with a huge bar menu. Great drinks and food. We cant wait to come back.
  22. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat outside, so noise wasn't an issue. Our server was attentive. Food was good. Nice experience.
  23. PJ

    PaulJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful meal -- service was fantastic, and love the Troublemaker on tap!
  24. K

    Kevin

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good service, but a bit pricey for the amount of food received. The cocktails were very nice also, but very short pours for the money. The food was beautifully prepared and tasty. Service was spot on all evening. We will return.
  25. DP

    DannyP

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service an excellent food! The consistency of the specials are always worth a try.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious food for a reasonable price!
  27. BM

    BillM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Responsive and thoughtful service, good food and drinks, and a good place to take an old friend for dinner.
  28. DS

    DeniseS

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding food and service.
  29. P

    Presley

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish was absolutely delicious!! The mix of potatoes, carrots, broccolini and olives formed a wonderful base for the fish! The service was friendly and efficient. I can’t wait to go back!
  30. DW

    DianeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Great martinis, entrees delicious and service perfect.
  31. B

    Bobby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 proved to be as exceptional as ever. One of the best places to dine in Bloomington , IN.
  32. m

    michaelg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ambiance in bar area is nice. That's it. Everywhere else is like a cafeteria seating. Food is bar food not casual not fine dining. It is a wanna be country club in a high priced neighborhood. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar and an appetizer. Don't expect anything more like I did on an anniversary dinner. This is not fine dining special event place.
  33. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A wonderful neighborhood restaurant and bar.
  34. Y

    Yogi

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best mahi-mahi in town; in fact better than I’ve had in Florida.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience dining on the patio at C3. There was live music, the food was excellent, and the weather was perfect. Overall peaceful and enjoyable.
  36. DP

    DianaP

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The drinks were phenomenal. Our server was attentive initially but wasn’t very helpful in answering questions about the menu. I had the chef’s special pasta, which was delicious. My boyfriend had the pork tenderloin. When he cut into the meat, it was underdone. Our server became MIA after our dinners were served so it took quite awhile to even notify her that the temperature of his meat was unsafe to eat. When she finally returned, she said she would ask them to “put it in a little longer.” Because of her knowledge gap with the menu, we assumed she didn’t understand that you don’t generally put a piece of meat that has already been cut and partly consumed back into the oven. Unfortunately that is exactly what happened. After a short period of time, she returned with the same piece of tenderloin, now charred on the edges and served on a bread plate. It was horrendous. We were so baffled, we didn’t know what to say. He was full at that point (after eating off my plate during the long wait), so we just ended the evening without dessert. There was no compensation offered or provided on the bill to account for the poor quality of food nor did the manger get notified to extend her apologies. We were extremely disappointed. When you spend $100 on dinner, you expect it to be prepared in a safe and sanitary manner. Neither of those things happened for my boyfriend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 never disappoints! It has long been one of our favorite go to places in Bloomington! The service is prompt and courteous, the cocktail list is extensive, well prepared and very tasty, and the food is always delicious! We also love that parking is easy!
  38. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    Burger's we're decent, but the risotto was served cold. It took our waitress a long time to come back to us every time(Looks like she was taking care of way too many tables for one person), but we spent almost 3 hours for 2 rounds of drinks, apps, and entres. We didn't get our meal untill over an hour in. A bit excessive imo. The drinks were good but pretty pricey for what you were getting. The menu itself was pretty limited and underwhelming, and again pretty pricey for what you're getting.
  39. M

    Michael

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic weather for a night on the patio at C3's. Yang-Yang beef was the best I've had with good spiciness and the Caesar Salad was great too.
  40. DK

    DanK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at C3. The food is excellent and we love the cocktails.

FAQs

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

C3 Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 769 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for C3 Bar

1505 S Piazza Dr, Bloomington, IN 47401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hillside or Sare

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Smith

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz on alternating Thursdays and Saturdays. Check website for schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (812) 287-8027

  • Catering

    Full catering, both on premise and off.

  • Private party facilities

    Let us help you custom plan your special event. With accommodations for parties from 4-40 guests, C3 is the spot to hold your special function. Event planner Allison Smith has over 15 years experience and specializes in custom tailoring events to suit your specific needs.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Smith: (812) 287-8027

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