Fat Rooster Diner

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$30 and under
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American
Treat your taste buds to American cuisine with an Italian flair at One South. This bright, contemporary restaurant is built around serving healthy, fresh, and flavorful cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner. From the warm panninis to the enhanced made-to-order pasta station, Fat Rooster Dinner offers something for everyone.
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4.0
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3.9
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KD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Brandon, was outstanding - very friendly and awesome service.

TD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

DI
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection… great service!

r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Oatmeal was more water than oats. So soupy.

Service was slow and not friendly

J
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

G
Denver
79 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I dinner there are three occasions, and the hostess always made me feel at home. Thank you!

RC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

GB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall5food5service1ambience5

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.

KC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

TP
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

D
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

P
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very convincing located with great service and good food.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and server was forgetting to bring things.

E
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall1food2service3ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses on March 10 were great!!!

JM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

EP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Tasty breakfast. Absolutely terrible & slow service.

JL
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

a
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Indy hotel restaurant that is so so. Could be OK for breakfast if you were staying at hotel. Otherwise skip it.

AL
Oklahoma City
61 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch buffet. One of the better downtown lunch buffets, just wish it were a tad cheaper. I would eat there again.

AM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2015
Overall2food3service2ambience5

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.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

DG
Indiana
80 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

NIce Place. I am sure I will dine here again in the future.

DD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great job! cannot wait to come back for a visit. food was amazing.

K
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

IF
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

R
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very convenient before Colts game. not crowded and able to get in and out in approximately 1 hour. Omelets are very good

SK
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2014
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

c
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and service was great. I was very impressed with the chicken sausage (i don't eat pork) and the made-to-order omelette and waffle station. The wait staff was friendly and were always around to offer drink refills. If I ever stay at the Hyatt again, I will definitely eat there.

J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I made reservation and no one checked me in. I waited at the empty restaurant for quite a while- no one monitored the door. I asked for unsweetened grapefruit juice, I got sweetened pineapple grapefruit juice. They did not have Sweet n Lo, so I went to my room to get my own packs. When I came back, my coffee was already poured and was no longer hot.
So, for a high-scale restaurant, the quality of service was rather low class.

j
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stayed at the hotel and choose to have breakfast here. The menu looked like it had lots of options that were appealing but we ended up chosing to do the buffet. There were the standards - eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. There was also an omlet station Not being a huge fan of eggs, I didn't partake of this. However, hidden at the end of the line - just past the omlet station - there were very yummy pastries. Overall the restaurant was bright and appealing. I would likely eat here again if I were in the area or staying here.