Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grille

4.7
529 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Canal Bistro is the realization of a dream for Mona and George Hanna. George's homeland is Egypt; Mona spent her first 23 years in Lebanon. They know Mediterranean cooking. George has been in the restaurant business for 22 years. And over the years, Mona watched her mother and grandmother cook for their big family from their own herb and vegetable gardens, learning the value of freshness in cooking.

George says. "It's been our dream to open our own place, to be creative with cuisine, and to have a family business that our sons can be a part of."

The Canal Bistro is that dream. "It's like you've come to one of our parties -- we've basically just moved our kitchen from home to here," they say. "We put the grill in the dining room because we want people to know that we are using top quality ingredients, and that freshness is our goal, so everything is done right in front of you."

So eat up, relax, be happy. You're eating in a dream come true!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 529 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and wonderful food. A true gem in Broad Ripple!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lebanese/mediterrean food in Indy and they have great Pommegrantine martinis!

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Voodoo
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation for my wife and I to celebrate Valentine's day. We do love greek/mediterranean food so we anticipated a good experience for our first visit. Definitely did not disappoint. Everything was perfect...food, service and ambiance was outstanding. Just wish the weather was warmer so as to enjoy being outside but we'll be back!

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JakeL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome beverage and wine selection. Definitely a great date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great service and hope we can visit again soon

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Mamacita
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad I decided to try their weekend breakfast options. First off, $5 bloody Mary's or mimosas-cant beat that! We went at 10am Sunday and it was so quiet as there weren't many other customers there. However closer to 11, it started to fill up. The food was delish! Hubby had the Fools Breakfast with eggs and it was amazing! You have to appreciate a strong lemon flavor and Fava beans though. I had the lamb frittata. We could have easily shared the frittata. Their warm pita bread was perfect to sop up the Fools breakfast and the little bit of leftover Frittata. Highly recommend for a weekend brunch! Can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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DianeJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

truly the best Mediterranean/middle eastern food I have ever had in Indy - everything was delicious. The spanakopita was crispy, the kabobs were perfectly seasoned and cooked, the gyro was fantastic. Baklava was a nice portion and lovely treat. Leftovers were great the next day. Worth the drive and I am already looking forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was not good at all

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Brit
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service. Appetizers were amazing. Did a great job with covid requirements, wait staff were attentive but not intrusive and did great job describing food and making suggestions where needed. We had a really nice dinner and tried almost every appetizer. The cheese was fantastic but there were none that weren’t good! We sat inside by the window (in Nov) which was pretty but a little cold, but the restaurant itself was beautiful and if I lived nearby it would be a local neighborhood favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food with excellent service .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, good food and good service

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vipIndycouple
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of the old establishments in the Broad Ripple area that has survived the passing of time, but it's due to their service, the quality of their food and particularly their beautiful location along de canal. Food is very well presented and it's plentiful.

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MojoBo
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Great service! Great food! Cute Lovely space! One of our favorites in Broad Ripple.

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vipGreattimes
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome as well as the owner who moved us into the sunshine on Sunday afternoon!

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CharlineA
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their Greek Food. Very nice selection of entrees. I think they serve the best calamari in town. Save some room for dessert and Greek Coffee.

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vipBruceS
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Lamb kabobs very tender

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and atmosphere were very good. Only complaint was being very rushed. Entrees arrived less than five minutes after appetizers.

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MojoBo
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Lovely atmosphere! We loved the food and it was even still great the next day!

KM
vipKimberleeM
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful experience. We cannot wait to go back and try something else. The sizzling olives were great and I lived my feta grilled cheese with feta garlic fries! It’s nice that they have their own parking lot. I do wish they had shades on the windows because as the sun was setting it was blinding us but overall wonderful experience.

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Louie
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks and appetizers were very good. My chicken kabob was a little over cooked, but not to the point that I wouldn’t eat it. Overall it was a very nice meal. We will return.

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viptjbnmk
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Haven’t been there for a while but will definitely come back!

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vipGreat
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful New Year’s eve dinner, the canal bistro never disappoints always has amazing food and service even on the busiest of days and holidays. We often choose this restaurant for holidays because they never disappoint!

KM
vipKevinMD
Indiana
49 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots, but we hadn't been in a while until our recent double date there. They have made parking easier than in the past, and we had made a reservation, so dinner was completely hassle-free. Food is always good, and the wine suggestion was excellent. Portions are always big enough for a great lunch the day after, so my lamb kabob was enjoyed twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. big portions. Good service.

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IreneF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is Lebanese and we LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!!! Food and ambiance as well as great staff keep us coming back. We live 2 hours west in Illinois and still make the trip a few times a year. Great place and highly recommend it!!!

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BetinaY
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Good drinks and timely service. The servers were friendly, efficient, and helpful.

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laras
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family gathered to celebrate the holiday season and were very pleased with the quality and quantity of selections offered. Very well priced and very, very clean. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and experience. We will definitely return.

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vipOpentablefriend
Indiana
295 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great service and extremely friendly. The food was wonderful! Very fresh and quick to be served. I highly recomne

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CourtneyB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, large portions, great service!

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vipfoodie
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience1

The food is simply not as good as it used to be - the eggplants were burned and the meat tough

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AsmodeusX
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem! Reservations are definitely needed as the word is out about this place. Everything was exceptional and I can not wait to return! Tried the baba ganoush, saganaki and gyro platter and all were truly abundant and delicious.

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vipRene
Indiana
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a family favorite. Food is always fresh and delicious. A good variety of vegetarian, GF and meat options. The service is excellent as well.

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vipBruceS
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Served s a great meal. Staff was very helpful with getting my elderly father in and out of the restaurant.

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SalmaE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that place! Excellent food and the staff is always responsive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canal Bistro is just a cozy environment restaurant. One of our favorites. Menu has a wide range of vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. Great goat cheese bruschetta, amazing pita bread. They have a good amount of cocktail/special drink choices. If it’s summer time get outside seating and enjoy the canal and the commotion.

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BernadetteN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely patio setting. Attentive and solid service. Delicious food. My cocktail was a little weak and heavily garnished. The food presentation could use some work. Overall lovely experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to make a nice impression on lady I had recently met. Food was great and to be surpassed by the friendly and attentative staff.

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AngelaL
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services as always. One of our favorites!

FAQs

Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 254-8700.

Canal Bistro - Mediterranean Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 529 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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