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About C3 Bar

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.

1505 S Piazza Dr
Bloomington, IN 47401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Hillside or Sare

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(812) 287-8027

Website:
http://www.c3bloomington.com/

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

Catering:
Full catering, both on premise and off.

Executive Chef:
Martin Earl

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
C3 is Bloomington's premier venue for your special event. Contact event planner Allison Smith to plan yours today.

C3 Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Live Music (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

While visiting family and friends in Bloomington, we took our niece and her husband to C3 as a first time experience for all 4 of us. Our wish for good and creative food was more than fulfilled with delicious and sometimes unexpected combinations that worked well together. The wine list had choices for all tastes, portions were appropriate (at least for us), service was discrete and efficient with as much or as little explanation as we requested and while there was a gentle buzz of conversation around us, we could hear each other well and were able to get caught up on family events. We enjoyed both cocktails and wine and were impressed with those as well. I would definitely go there again and recommend it to anyone who enjoys creative, tasty food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

C3 has been one of my regular stops on Thursdays and Saturdays when they have live jazz. Good food (smaller European like portions but a high quality and innovative culinary experience. Regular jazz performances and unique cocktails (a bigger selection of single malts would be nice). Highly recommend if you are looking for an upscale but not pretentious spot.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food4
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

C3 has become our favorite Bloomington restaurant. Food is always delicious and service is prompt and friendly. Crispy Brussels Sprouts are amazing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a very good dinner at C3. Menu was creative, the food was excellent, and the pricing was very reasonable compared to other restaurants of this caliber. The only disappointment was dessert, but the server removed the dessert from our check. Highly recommended and we will go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our first visit to C3 but we will certainly return! Food and cocktails were fantastic! The crispy Brussels sprouts were amazing! This may be our favorite Bloomington restaurant!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Decided to try C3 after the seasonal menu change and addition of a new Chef. We were not disappointed of the choices and the food. The Cocktail selection was great as usual with a nice variety of the popular staples and new additions. The frites which we always get were a little disappointing as they were a bit soggy and not firm and crisp as before.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Glad they have expanded. The combination of Allison (manager) and Matt (chef) is a great one!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great dinner, nice people, we will go back and would recommend to others.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very nice. Good food. Good ambiance. Recently double the dining size . Would recommend.Outdoor seating when weather permits.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Really fine presentation of fresh food in a great atmosphere!

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My family had dinner there on a Saturday night. The service was fine but the food was under seasoned and boring. Not worth the cost, won’t go back.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

1st visit and will definitely be back! Great vibe/atmosphere with good service. Good mix of cocktails, beer, and wine. Dinner not overly large but food was good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 23, 2017

First time here. Lovely room & great food. We shared fries then went separate ways: Caesar (served with scrumptious roasted Brussels sprouts!) & gnocchi; special entree of beef tips, & roast chicken. Clean Plate Club all around. Wine pours are a bit spare, but good choices. We definitely will be back. And it's open Monday nights.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

421 Daiquiri is my favorite cocktail; food was great. Three of us had: Deviled eggs, lamb, burger, fries, crab Rangoon, squash/pear soup. We'd recommend all of it. Sitting outside on a beautiful October evening was very enjoyable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our server was fantastic and very helpful with the menu. The ambiance was perfect for a birthday dinner. A must try for the unique and delicious cocktails! The food was delicious and the rolls are a must.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Group of 6 for book club had a great meal and service in a quiet alcove. Will definitely return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very welcoming

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I wanted to like this place, but the food was just "okay." The apps were better than my main, which was a sea bass special. I've never had undercooked fish (outside of sushi), but this was a bit raw for my taste. We were on a business dinner, so I didn't raise the concern with our server. My gin cocktail was pretty good, but nothing amazing. My colleague ordered a cocktail with gummy bears in it, which seemed out of place for a restaurant going for "upscale." I'll definitely try them again, as I suspect other cocktails are well balanced.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Getting better and more room with expansion. Cesar salad excellent, lamb too. Bit too noisy for conversation. On the way to one of best in town, where there is less and less competition unfortunately.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 21, 2017

A nice experience. C3 has a new chef, has enlarged by renovation, now takes reservations and the staff is increasingly attentive. A small well-prepared menu. Neighborhood gem. The restaurant has steadily improved over the past 12 months. We recommend C3.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Didnt have half the food on the menu, dessert was meh. Server was super nice

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

C3 is an excellent restaurant. It is especially good for special occasions. The cocktails are spectacular. The food is wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food, great service!

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food, service, and cocktails were great! Talent in the kitchen and at the bar! Decor inside and seating outdoors are both very nice

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

C3 was struggling last week. The server wasn't helpful at all and our faves (frites, Cesar, even filet slider) were a little heavy on the oil/fats. It was chef change-over so we willgive it another try in a few weeks.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 27, 2017

very clean restaurant. nice selection of food & wine. will return many times.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was on point, as always, and the staff is very friendly

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Service took too long, otherwise all good

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Love the expansion! Great urban feel. My favorite local place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 22, 2017

So happy for C3's expansion and joining Open Table! My husband had the trout and grits and it was delicious. I had a chicken taco and a vegetarian stuffed pepper. Both were good, but could have been tastier with a bit more sauce/flavor. Service was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

If you are looking for something different just a little outside of "downtown Bloomington," then C3 is a nice change. In truth, the menu is a little confusing. Our party couldn't decide if it was offering tasting menu/tapas or full entrees. Yet, it was clear that the emphasis was on locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients, right down to its cocktail offerings. Our group split a few starters, which were fresh and beautifully presented. The "main courses" were small but surprisingly filling. In fact, the lamb kabobs with local goat cheese were worth the drive! C3 is tucked away in a townhouse complex and you will never stumble upon it by chance. However, it is a fun and relatively close alternative to the usual offerings in town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Extremely small portions

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The bar manager Nick is phenomenal he is so personable attentive and unserstands the science behind cocktails

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Neighborhood gem with creative menu, beautiful decor, and phoenominal service from Zach and restaurant manager.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great find. Probably the best restaurant in Bloomington. San Francisco-style, high quality ingredients and preparation, friendly and attentive staff. Kudos to chef and GM.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Limited menu but well prepared! Some unusual but successful taste combinations! Service was friendly and attentive. Interesting laid back location!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Was excited when I checked out their website but unimpressed with the execution. Their menu is interesting but the final product is the same quality you would find at many other restaurants at a better price.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We were very excited to experience a Farm-to-Table resto and must say we're disappointed. It took one hour and twenty minutes for the waiter to bring us our entrees. Not sure what happened. The manager apologized and was kind enough to make it up to us by bringing desserts on the house. Although we could tell the ingredients were fresh, the preparation of the dishes was mediocre and certainly not worth the inexcusable wait. I would never go back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a fabulous evening! Server didn't rush us & the food yummy. The music was a bit too loud. It's pricey. Definitely an occasional treat!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent beers and tasty small plates. The kitchen was a bit slow, otherwise our party enjoyed the food and very nice ambience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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