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Permanently Closed - Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room

4.9
794 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 600-3577
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Heidenreich
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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.
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Private party contact
John Mays: (317) 600-3577
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pennsylvania
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.9
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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Sad this place is closing. Such fond memories. Don’t take your favorite food places for granted!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

This has been one of the best restaurants in Indy. It sad to see them close but it will be interesting to see what comes next from all the greats people there.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We had such a fabulous evening. Great staff, music was wonderful, food was good. I really hate to see this restaurant close. It has a personal touch that is obvious from the minute you walk in the door that very few restaurants have. I wish you all well as you start new endeavors.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We enjoyed Chef Joseph"s a lot and were looking forward to returning. Unfortunately, the waiter told us the restaurant would be closing its doors on Dec. 31st.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Our dinner club always plans a get-together at a restaurant to celebrate the holidays. We picked this location due to the food choices and music. We appreciated that the noise level was not so high that we could not have an easy conversation. We particularly liked the endless champagne and bloody Mary’s!

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We went to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The brunch was great! I highly recommend doing the endless bloody Mary’s or champagne - only $15 with purchase of an entree.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

It was good

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Scallops were delicious! Atmosphere was great as well.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Portobello mushroom ravioli was AMAZING!!!

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Environment was good with live music. Food and service was great with the scallops a special highlight.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great atmosphere, and food was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 1, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 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...

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 9, 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

It was hard to hear

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Chef Joseph’s never disappoints!

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful, not very busy and live music.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent experience except for very loud table next to ours.

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3.0Dined 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....

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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