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C3 Bar, Bloomington, IN

C3 Bar

4.7
4.7
748 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 12 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 748 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    PaulJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Kevin

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious food for a reasonable price!
  6. 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.
  7. DS

    DeniseS

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding food and service.
  8. 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!
  9. DW

    DianeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Great martinis, entrees delicious and service perfect.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. BT

    BizTraveler

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A wonderful neighborhood restaurant and bar.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 is a great place to meet. Outstanding food and wines. Great service and setting.
  21. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great cocktails. Good food! Plenty of outdoor seating.
  22. s

    stephaniem

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. The outside seating was so relaxing.
  23. J

    Jacey

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A nice quiet spot to grab drinks. I would stick with small plates and splurge on drinks. Options for everyone’s. The salt and pepper drink was so refreshing
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 10-year-old requested C3 (and their mocktails) for his birthday and they more than exceeded his expectations and ours. Filet and fish alike were fantastic, cocktails were well-crafted, and the staff is always great.
  25. JB

    JackB

    Indiana

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding neighborhood gem
  26. LB

    LorrieB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary at C3. So glad we did! Luke was over the top helpful and a good representative of your fine restaurant.
  27. P

    Presley

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious fish dinner!! I can’t even describe how tasty the salmon, asparagus, sweet baby tomatoes, etc. dish was!! The service is always wonderful - very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.
  28. IM

    IhorM

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere along with great service and great people.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    we sat on the patio and it was fast service and nice!
  30. D

    Disappointedddd

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Although it was not my first time at C3, it was a very uncomfortable dining experience. Not returning to this place. Terrible experience for a pricey meal.
  31. PS

    PamelaS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I've come here for years and the experience is consistent.
  32. DL

    DavidL

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Went on a recommendation that C3 had the best steaks in town and it wasn’t even on the menu (apparently the chef picks the mains on a rotational basis). We made do and ordered the pork medallions and chefs choice chicken. The medallions were perfect, the dish could use a larger serving of potatoes but overall was worth the money. The chicken was a slight disappointment. For a “chefs choice” it was something I could cook at home. Basically an elevated chicken parm. The servers and staff were all 100% on their A Game. The owner even checked in with us which made it a very personal experience and topped off an enjoyable experience. We will return and recommend C3 to our friends. But please incorporate steaks into your daily menu if at all possible.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful experience with excellent food and drinks!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 is my go-to place when in Bloomington. Everything is fresh and delicious and I love that their menu is always changing. On this visit, I had the bread (this is always a requirement) with an onion/chive compound butter. Crusty, warm, and perfect. I followed that with the baby lettuce salad and chicken-sweet corn chowder. So flavorful and satisfying!! The perfect end to the meal was the lemon pudding cake. Like, tart, and refreshing. I will be back again soon!
  35. TR

    TomR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood and burger excellent and service just right.
  36. DP

    DannyP

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a very professional service staff and spot on food.
  37. JB

    JackB

    Indiana

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 is our “Go-to” Bloomington restaurant/pub. Consistently excellent food, beverages, service and ambiance. Erica was our server last night and was knowledgeable, engaging and attentive. C3 also goes out of the way to assist with a couple of special requests of mine which I explain on the OpenTable reservation request.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  39. L

    Lspindy

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always well prepared and presented in an appetizing manner. Our wait person was attentive, but also tuned in to when we ready to order.
  40. M

    Michael

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C3 again didn’t disappoint with the jazz trio and full house on the plaza and wonderful weather it was a great evening. Allison and her crew were excellent as always!

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 748 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 12 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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