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C3 Bar, Bloomington, IN
C3 Bar, Bloomington, IN
C3 Bar, Bloomington, IN
C3 Bar, Bloomington, IN
C3 Bar, Bloomington, IN

C3 Bar

4.7
4.7
963 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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 963 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Bloomington

    Best Overall

  • Bloomington

    Best Food

  • Bloomington

    Best Service

  • Bloomington

    Best Ambiance

  • Bloomington

    Best Value

  • Bloomington

    Good for groups

  • Bloomington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Bloomington

    Good for special occasions

  • Bloomington

    Lively

  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

963 Reviews
  1. DouglasP

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and service was excellent.Their wine list wasn’t extensive but their selection was top notch

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  2. BobbySalz

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very limited vegan options and their vegetarian options was heavy cream.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere, service was amazing! Love this place!

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  4. Donna

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful per usual! The service was great and the food excellent!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expertly prepared dishes and cocktails in an easy going atmosphere. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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  6. DanielD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going here for several years and have only had very positive experiences. Despite the fact that C3 is referred to as a "bar" the food is without a doubt good restaurant quality. There is a good variety of interesting mixed drinks that fit a variety of likes and moods, and they rotate the list seasonally. The atmosphere is refreshing in a town like Bloomington. So many establishments are geared towards college kids and/or their visiting parents, or fall into the category of "Applebees" and such. You might still see some college kids here, but it tends to attract an older and more mature audience and the setting reflects that.

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  7. StaceyT

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was wonderful. The service was wonderful. But the value wasn’t there. I ordered two sliders… with no sides, for $18. They were just ok. The soups we had were wonderful and the bread was nice but we literally spent over $100 and had to go get food after we left. Perhaps it’s meant to be more of an upscale bar than an actual filling meal. We will not be returning.

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  8. AmyH

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks are always amazing and the food is very good. Our service wasn’t the best. We waited for a long time before our server returned so we could order more drinks and then they just left for the evening apparently but never let us know. Eventually another server came by and we were able to order another round but the overall service wasn’t what we are used to at C3.

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  9. HoosierDude

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food Excellent service Very good ambience

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  10. Kelly

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our third time here, and never disappointed. Service was excellent, attentive (nice job, Andy!). Food and wine were all tasty. Surroundings/decor were pleasant. Looking forward to our next visit! Can't wait for outdoor dining and music!

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  11. AngelaR

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Top pick for taking friends and family out to eat! Always have great drinks & delicious food at C3. Especially enjoyed the deviled eggs, baby lettuce salad, Chef’s special and cinnamon apple bread pudding! All amazing!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks! The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Menu didn’t have many options, small selection

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  13. RobinP

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve never been disappointed here. The food is always amazing.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place at Bloomington! Top 3! Consistently excellent food and service. Lovely ambiance.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation and were sat immediately. Service was outstanding, we didn’t wait too long to get our food. Although the food was delicious, I wouldn’t say it was with the price, mainly because of the portion.

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  16. Marie

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, as was the service. It's a bit pricey for the portion size, but very tasty, and the cocktails were excellent. I only wish they'd bring back the Rye Guy! It was one of my favorites, so I was disappointed to learn that it's no longer on the menu. Sadly, I couldn't even order it off menu.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great as always. My favorite thing about this place is how consistently great they are. If you want good service, good food, and great drinks this is the place to go!

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  18. MichaelW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C3 has a night-time, urban feel. Friendly, helpful staff. Unfortunately, it is a bit noisy,. Food is delicious.

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  19. av2001

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    C3 is a good restaurant by Bloomington standards. Some of the dishes are very good, and the cocktails are great. Other dishes are not so great, and the cost to eat there is high, again by Bloomington standards. C3 can be pretty loud, which is a bother at times, and the service can be spotty.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love C3. The food is wonderful and so are the drinks.

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  21. Donna

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful experience at C3! The dinners were delicious and the service people, courteous and prompt!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fav Bloomington restaurant! Can't go wrong with anything here! And the drinks are amazing! Need more restaurants in Bloomington like C3!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place!!! The atmosphere is spectacular and the food is amazing!! You won’t be disappointed

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience!! Very accommodating for a great birthday celebration.

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  25. NStL

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was good but not great. Drinks were delicious but the jerk chicken tacos had too much spiciness to be memorable. Sliders were small. But the fries were great. If I went back, it would just be for drinks and fries.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner for my momma. We had amazing appetizers and drinks and a very good dinner.

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  27. Sandy

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice cocktail and small plates before a Game. Enjoyed.

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  28. AndraK

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent quality. Seasonal menus are great, as are the cocktails and wine list.

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  29. PerezL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails and food were excellent. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations.

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  30. MissyG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Awesome atmosphere. Friendly environment.

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  31. ThomK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best places in Bloomington. The bar is great, lots of inventive cocktails. The manhattans are excellent. The menu is not extensive but what is there is very good. Try the Brussels sprouts, they are unusual and very good. There are chef's specials that vary with a core of other items. The ambiance is nice and the service is excellent. The restaurant is smallish so it's a good idea to make reservations on nights when you might expect larger crowds. We can recommend this place highly. We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed ourselves.

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  32. foodieservice

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Daily special was delicious. A bit loud in the "high-tops" room. Service was great.

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  33. Cheryll

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall food and drinks were good. Chefs special had a seasoning that kind of took over the rest of my meal but overall good and would eat here again.

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  34. emmckinley

    Indiana

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C3 has become a reliable neighborhood establishment for several years now. The food is outstanding. There are seasonal changes to offerings which are always a delight. We had a Caesar salad, the Mahi Mahi special, a winter navy bean soup, pork tacos, and frites. All prepared perfectly and with much deliciousness! Thank you for a great meal and for getting me out of the kitchen on a cold night.

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  35. Chuck4IU

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. I had the mahi-mahi special and my wife had the roast chicken. We had the tomato bisque and the white bean soup along with the deviled eggs for pre-dinner. Two very nice winter cocktails. One of our favorite places to come.

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  36. AdamB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The food was great. The drinks were great.

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  37. PamG

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am never disappointed in the food at C-3. It is always excellent and creative.

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  38. NanP

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambiance, great server = great date night❤️

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Was excited to try due to great reviews. The ambience is very nice, the food and drinks were good but very expensive for the portions, but the service is where it fell apart…it was terrible. Our server disappeared-it took over an hour for our order of a hamburger and the fish special to appear. No one gave us an update. This was a Thursday evening with empty tables and with lots of servers standing around talking while our server was no where to be found. If she was busy in back or had a problem, she could have asked one of the servers standing around to take over. We had to get up and search around to get our bill paid so we could go. Disappointing because I feel it’s such a cute place with a nice menu.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service and scrumptious food! Easily my most favorite place for a fine dining experience in the Bloomington area. Absolutely delightful experience!

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FAQs

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

C3 Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 963 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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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