Fat Rooster Diner
We’ve been going to the Hyatt for Christmas breakfast for several years. We were very disappointed that there was no buffet this year.
We stopped in to eat before the Colts game. We got there at 11:30 and service was so slow that we didn’t even leave until after 1 which made us late for the game. We were like one of 5 other tables which should not have been a problem.
We were looking for a nearby breakfast place before we left Indy. According to open table, they had breakfast buffet and another menu available. When we walked in the hostess told us they only had the buffet available at the time. While the food was great, it is not worth $20. $40 for breakfast for two people with a choice of bagels, eggs, sausage, yogurt, cereal, bacon and omelettes is not a huge amount of choice. I was expecting a lot more food or choices here. Our server wasn’t very attentive either. We live in Chicago and pay less for better buffets.
Food was tasty but very expensive for basic breakfast items and service was subpar at best. Did not realize this was a hotel restaurant when booked.
Our waiter, Brandon, was outstanding - very friendly and awesome service.
Had the breakfast buffet at the fat Rooster. Then had a decent selection of cold cereals, breads and hot breakfast items. The best thing I would say was the chef at the end of the buffet who made your omelet to your specifications. He also made my wife a fresh waffle. This, along with the great service made this experience worth the money.
Great selection… great service!
Oatmeal was more water than oats. So soupy.
Service was slow and not friendly
This is a standard in hotel restaurant. It is decent food and nice service but it is way over priced. Go to a local gem.
A total of five in our party made our reservations through Open Table. We were in the area for a conference. The service was incredibly slow. Three of our dishes arrived at the table before the other two orders. The two orders came one first and then another a bit later. We did not order anything bizarre. Hamburger, Chicken and grilled cheese sandwiches. One of their sides offered were parmesan crisps and they were nothing more than potato chips with a bit of grated parmesan.
The server sincerely apologized for the slow service.
There were few people there and our table was the largest of the few.
I dinner there are three occasions, and the hostess always made me feel at home. Thank you!
The staff is not adequately trained to deal with large crowds. The buffet sat empty of several items for a long time. The wait staff passed by our empty water glasses with water in their hand several times. They had one guy at the omelette station juggling that plus waffles. He was doing a good job but needed a helper. The manager ended up giving us a 25% discount for all the trouble. They did not check us in through our Opentable reservation and actually cancelled as if we didn’t show up. And when we called to mention it they said it was Opentables fault but Opentable said the restaurant marked it as cancelled.
Unfortunately we tried to book this restaurant for lunch on Saturday of the big ten championship which was a very crowded weekend. Reviews looked good so we booked and got confirmation for lunch. When we showed up the restaurant was closed. Very disappointing. We then had to find another restaurant where we then had to wait another hour for a table. They really need to update their hours and this result will make me not go there again
It would be great for lunch if it wouldn't take 30mins for the bill. There wasn't any reason for the bill to take an additional 30 minutes.
The staff was great. The atmosphere was fine but the food wasn't much better than the continental breakfast at some hotels so $16 per plate was a bit much
It took over ten minutes for anyone to come to our table and service was spotty and slow after that. The food was closer to a hotel free hot breakfast than what I would expect from a $17 buffet. Generally we were disappointed.
The Pasta Bar which used to be absolutely wonderful Chef Bryan's tutelage is now mediocre at best. The price has also increased dramatically. I will not be back as there are too many other options especially at that price point.
FYI, the menu on Open Table still shows a price of $12 for the Pasta Bar when, in fact, it is now $17.50.
The atmosphere, food, and staff were exceptional. My wife and I were dining here while vacationing based on a recommendation of a friend and we we're thrilled. Highly recommended!!!
We had a great breakfast here, but then lunch was a major disappointment. Service was terrible and even though there were only a few other diners in the restaurant, we were made to feel that we were an imposition on the waitstaff. Our order was incorrect and we never received some items ordered.
Fantastic! What a gem! Great food, great service, not too overpriced and an employee discount for those who work for the State of Indiana. The salad/soup/pasta/dessert bar is excellent!
Very convincing located with great service and good food.
Service was slow and server was forgetting to bring things.
We ordered a smoothie that came out warm, not cold as a smoothie should be. The staff replaced it but the taste was subpar still.
The chicken sausage was cold and dried out. The chive garnish was excessive on the eggs and potatoes we ordered. The potatoes were greasy and did not seem cooked to order. It gave the impression that the food came from the buffet line.
Overall, is way overpriced for the quality of food and overpriced for brunch in general. Beware with what you get in a hotel restaurant.
After tip, for two people, it came out to a $54 breakfast for an egg sandwich and eggs, potatoes and sausage with an OJ and smoothie.
The waitresses on March 10 were great!!!
Terrible. Nothing but a low rate hotel breakfast restaurant trying to be a wannabe Cafe Patachou. Terrible service. Mediocre food. Over priced. Will not be going back.
Tasty breakfast. Absolutely terrible & slow service.
The selection of foods for Sunday brunch was marginal. Cappuccinos came from Starbucks across the way.
Jelly at the table were half full.....so who knows what was going on in there.
dining at this spot, and it was amazing!! I definitely look forward to going back to their pasta bar! Service was a little odd, but the food was great!
Indy hotel restaurant that is so so. Could be OK for breakfast if you were staying at hotel. Otherwise skip it.
Nice lunch buffet. One of the better downtown lunch buffets, just wish it were a tad cheaper. I would eat there again.
We ate here for lunch in hopes that it would be a good dining experience. The menu looked good and it appeared to have a good atmosphere. Upon arrival, we waited 10 minutes before a server or staff member even acknowledged us. We were then served by a less than friendly waiter.
I normally don't mind stodgy places, but even the stodgiest of restaurants in Indianapolis have better wait staff and far more attention placed on the customer.
Although the meal was okay, the change is chef is noticeable. It used to be fun going through the pasta bar line, but now it's just ordinary. And the end product was not as satisfying as with the old chef. And I must say, the olive oil left on the plate was not enticing at all.
The new system is no longer attractive, this is what used to be special when you like to eat pasta in Indy.food and service still excellent
NIce Place. I am sure I will dine here again in the future.
great job! cannot wait to come back for a visit. food was amazing.
The white bean soup was outstanding! We were able to enjoy a quiet holiday lunch and the restaurant is easy to get to from Circle Center Mall.
Our work group had a holiday lunch outing at One South. Everything was great and we had a very nice time. Most of the group ordered the pasta bar and liked it very much. We will consider that restaurant again for a group lunch.
I love coming here for lunch. The pasta bar is the best thing since slice bread. Brian behind the bar is great. We had Joe as our server and he was very attentive. He brought refills and bread before they were needed. I will be back again!
Very convenient before Colts game. not crowded and able to get in and out in approximately 1 hour. Omelets are very good
We eat here a lot for lunch. Staff got my reservation mixed up and service was very slow this day, but the food is great and it is nice atmosphere.
Fat Rooster Diner offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 616-6160.
Fat Rooster Diner is rated 4 stars by 120 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.