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About Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room

A Romantic and Friendly Dining & Entertainment Experience, taste why we were voted Top New Restaurant by Indianapolis Monthly in 2012, Best Romantic Restaurant on Indy's A-List for 2014 & 2015, given an A+ Rating by Avanti, received Diners Choice awards from OpenTable in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and named the Best Restaurant of 2012 by Nuvo NewsWeekly!



In an environment of Classic Comfort, Chef Joseph's welcomes Indianapolis locals and visitors alike to entertain important clients, enjoy a romantic dinner, gather for private functions, enjoy a Champagne Brunch on Sunday, featuring Live Local music and unforgettable special events, such as our renowned monthly Wine Pairing Dinners.



Chef Joseph's is a locally owned dining establishment that features a World Fusion Cuisine. Joseph Heidenreich utilizes his thirty plus years of international, award-winning culinary experience to provide a seasonally focused menu which changes frequently.

115 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Pennsylvania

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 600-3577

Website:
http://www.chefjosephs.com/

Entertainment:
Romantic Supper Club



Our main dining room and lounge are comfortably appointed with all of the elements your special romantic evening requires. We are uniquely positioned to provide a fun and entertaining Supper Club experience. From 7pm to 10pm our featured musician of the evening enhances the comforting atmosphere and sets the mood for romance. Join us for Saturday and Sunday Brunch featuring Live, Local Music, a Bloody Mary Bar, Endless Champagne and an ever changing menu!

Parking Details:
We recommend the Regions Tower Parking Garage at 150 East Ohio Street, directly across the street from Chef Joseph's. Parking is $4.00 after 4pm and on the weekends, making it some of the most affordable parking in Indianapolis.

Public Transit:
One of the main hubs for the IndyGo Bus service is directly across the street from Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room on the corner of Ohio Street and Pennsylvania Street.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Heidenreich

Private Party Facilities:
Business & Board



This elegant and functional private space will provide you with the tools you need for a successful company meeting, client presentation, or small special event. Features include:
State-of-the-art presentation technology featuring a 60" wall-mounted flat screen with laptop connectivity.
Free wireless Internet access.
Multiple layout options, including a large boardroom-style table that seats up to 26, smaller table configurations seating 34, or theater-style seating accommodating up to 50.
Private entrance and exit, if desired.
Private food and beverage service, separate from the main dining area.
No room charge with a minimum food and drink order. Available for reservation to accommodate your event duration and time of day.

Private Party Contact:
John Mays: (317) 600-3577

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Refined and Elegant Downtown Restaurant for Your Special Event

Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner and is a perfect choice for your private meetings and special events. Our special events are frequent and can be seen at http://www.chefjosephs.com/events/ Whether an exceptional Wine Pairing Dinner or just an evening of fabulous music, it's all here.

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Wed - Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (14)
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Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere, and food was outstanding.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

We loved the restaurant, but the host did not know what he was doing and our waiter was very slow. Overall, the food was fabulous and we would eat there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were looking for something unique and different and we found it. The food was amazing, service was quick and the atmosphere was very charming. Prices were definitely better than expected for a place like this.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a wonderful night at Chef Joseph’s. The ambiance was romantic and the live music enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed their food and we were impressed with our first experience here. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The staff was amazing from the moment we step inside... The food was great and live harp music was heavenly... Birthday card signed by staff was a very kind touch... We loved it here...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Beginning with our 50th, this being our 55th, my wife and I have celebrated our wedding anniversaries at Chef Joseph's. Special restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were so pleased with the Sunday Brunch experience at Chef Josephs! It was a Colts home game day and very busy. The service was excellent and the atmosphere with the piano player was very enjoyable. The bloody mary bar was a fun twist on a typical brunch and the food was excellent!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We are from Southern Indiana and every time we are in Indianapolis we have dinner here.
The food is incredible, great service and the entertainment is always perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been here for dinner a few times, (though it had been a while) but never for brunch. Our meal was wonderful and the music was great. A good way to start a Sunday morning. We have never been disappointed with the food quality and service. Will definitely get back sooner next time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I met a friend for brunch, and we LOVED our meal and endless champagne. I had a 10am reservation so I got there 5-10min before 10am to check in. The restaurant doors were locked. A staff member indicated through the window for me to wait. It was quite cold outside so I thought he’d at least let me stand in the entry way until they were ready for me, but I had to stand outside. That really is my only complaint. They had a lovely violin player and decent waitstaff.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

we heard a particular live entertainer was scheduled to perform who we truly enjoy so we met up with friends and had a wonderful evening...the food was delicious and $5.00 Thursday martinis were quite the bonus. we made reservations for a specific area for seating and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Seasonal
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are from out of town and noticed this restaurant by the beautiful jazz music being played. As nice as the music was the food and service were even better. Our dinner was one of the highlights of our visit to Indianapolis.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Chef Joseph's never disappoints! Live music, great atmosphere and really good food...you really can't ask for much more. Wonderful time.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrating 40th, sisters birthday and mother daughter weekend getaway.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was hard to hear

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The menu provided on OpenTable was not even close to the menu at the restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always love Chef Joseph. Night Club feeling. Great live entertainment. Owners are Top Notch. They are very attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The music was fantastic: David and PamelaAckerman On the weekend at dinner time

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Chef Joseph’s never disappoints!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It was our first time dinning at Chef Joseph's and we loved it so much that it might be the place to hold our wedding reception! The food was outstanding , the service was friendly and very efficient. The wine and cocktails were tasty and affordable. I would definitely recommend Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room!!

Tags: Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sarah was so awesome!! I talked to her on the phone and she made sure that we had a wonderful experience for my birthday!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is our go-to place for any special occasion. Awesome food, music, staff, and ownership!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was a great pre-concert meal. Nice vibe and good food. Great service and we would definitely go again before Pacers games.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful, not very busy and live music.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always spectacular! Sarah is the best!
Love the piano music!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent experience except for very loud table next to ours.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was great. The ambiance was very nice with some soft piano and voice accompaniment which still made conversation possible. The food we ordered was very good ...

However, the selection was very ordinary, very limited, very American ... steak, salmon, pork, chicken, leg of lamb, mushroom stuffed ravioli and a seafood special with scallops. That was pretty much it.... whole menu with "appetizers", salads/soups, lunch and dinner was all on one page.

Wife had seafood special and I had the leg of lamb... both were very good. However, I was extremely disappointed in the lack of choice nor any really unique dishes. They have a "small plate menu" for appetizers but again, somewhat limited ... was hoping to find some escargot ...but alas they must have crawled out of the restaurant...

Again food we had was delicious ... would be a four on its on, but combined with the very limited menu - which only deserved a two star rating, gave it a three star as the "average" between the two criteria....

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Live Music
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Amazing experience!! First time and we were celebrating my birthday Juan took great care of us. food and mimosas buttonless 👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Live Sports, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love it every time!!! Great food, ambience, and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Live Music
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This restaurant is ok. I had the steak with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was ok. The mash needed some help. My wife had the lamb shank with garlic mashed potatoes and haricot verts. The lamb was very tender. It could've used a little more seasoning. This was still a good restaurant.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have dined at Chef Joseph's many times and have always found it to be a fun and enjoyable place for a fun evening. Our son is a musician who sings and plays piano during dinner at Chef Joseph's and we always have a good time.

Our chef was not quite as attentive in filling our drinks and checking on us throughout the evening as we would have liked. However, we always enjoy Chef Joseph's and the food is always outstanding.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Although the décor is formal and elegant I always think of Chef Joseph's as more like "Cheers" because of the friendliness of the host, wait staff and bartender. Creative food (brunch) graciously served, good music and a relaxed atmosphere - one of my favorite places in Indianapolis.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great place. Our favorite for brunch for sure

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a girls brunch. We were seated in a side room per our request which was off the main dining room. The brunch menu is not extensive but it was very good. One person in our party had the French toast which they loved. The avocado toast dish was also a hit. The omelette was cooked perfectly. Would recommend and plan to return.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was small and there were a number of tables without clients that were not cleaned off. The piano/singer was a bit too loud, so not a great place to have a conversation if that's what you are looking for. I had the huevos rancheros with the pork. It was good except the pork was really overcooked. A little hard to eat.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a great dinner! Everything was exceptional from our wait staff, drinks, appetizers and meal. Even the live music was great. We will definitely come back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I thought the food was supposed to be "foodie quality". The cheese plate consisted of cheddar and provolone you could get at Kroger. It was supposed to be served with flat bread and was served with a cold flour tortilla. My husband's broccolini had A LOT of raw garlic on it and his pork was average. My dish was OK, but drowning in pesto cream and had jar roasted red peppers dumped in the middle. The music was horrible, and we asked to be moved the the back room. Good things: our server tried to accommodate us as best she could, our bottle of wine was good and the dining room was pretty, (for the few minutes we were seated out there).
Sorry, big thumbs down.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We love Chef Joseph's! The restaurant is beautifully decorated, lovely greeting as you come in, great staff and good value. The food does not disappoint.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Brunch!!!!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was our first time there. It was my wife and I and our 16 year old son for Sunday Brunch.
Very friendly and welcoming upon our arrival. Great staff, attentive and attention to detail. Staff seemed happy to be there with genuine smiles. Chef even stopped at our table...we had a nice chat and talked about our next trip and a wine pairing. Beautiful room nicely designed and comfortable. The make your own Bloody Mary Bar was outstanding...I highly recommend. Overall they exceeded our expectations. The website alone sold me on making a online reservation...but when you finally arrive... this place is so much more! Kudos to Chef Joseph and staff. Can't wait to see you all again soon! - The James Family

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Authentic, Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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