Grindstone on the Monon

4.4
330 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Grindstone on the Monon blends contemporary and rustic elements by highlighting the rich flavors and traditions of American cuisine. Our menu highlights include seafood, locally sourced meats, and vegetables, fresh pasta, and smoked meats. We connect you to Westfield. Either by the farms we showcase or the beers and wines we proudly source. Westfield has all the elements that bring together a beautiful experience of food, cocktails, and hospitality.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 330 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Adri317
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, amazing food and awesome service! I’m best friend and I wanted to try somewhere new and we were so glad we did! We would definitely recommend!!

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KatieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my mom's 70th birthday this weekend. It is a nice place that feels "fancy" enough for the adults, but the kiddos have a great time too. The staff was great and the food was super yummy!!!

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Rebecca
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brie (not sure of the spelling) our server was phenomenal!! Good recommendations and exceptional service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent waitress and customer service. Our waitress came back to check on us after our meals were delivered and notice my hesitation and that I was picking at my food. Turns out that there was some spice or something in my order that I just didn't like. Immediately, she asked if I'd like to order something else instead, which I did. New meal came out and was delicious! She was fantastic at making sure I was happy with my experience.

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LauraB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Social distancing and safe environment.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The ribs were pretty dry and disappointing. Otherwise it was great.

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vipLindaA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Good staff, good food, good service. My husband and I always enjoy our weekend dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got our table right away. Our server and the food were great. We will be back.

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SteveM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for casual dining inside or out! Service is fast and friendly and the food is outstanding!

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vipScotB
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Not impressed. I had reservations and was seated promptly at the kitchen exit next to a party with a hyper active toddler. I ordered a brisket sandwich which ended up being stringy roast beef with little flavor and a stale, dry roll. On the plus side the sweet tater fries were great. My mate got chicken and noodles which she said was just ok. The place was very busy on a Saturday night and I attribute that to a lack of local competition.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The wings were very rubbery, and the Mac and cheese was too runny with a weird flavor to it. The fish and chips had one large piece of cod, and was perhaps too deep fried, I liked the taste of the fish however. The salmon salad came without dressing but easily remedied. It had few strawberries and not much goat cheese, the zucchini bread was not needed. It was not well liked by all, but worth a shot.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the patio- food and service were great!

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JosephT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very much enjoyed this place. The environment and food were incredible. The selection of beers was outstanding and our server was extremely helpful. We consider this one of our go to places from now on!

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DebD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, as always. The skid brisket was so good - I would definitely get it again. A good selection of sides. French onion soup was delicious, but surprisingly not very hot. They always have specials. My husband’s Monon Burger was very good, as well. We return to Grindstone on the Monon, because the food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at Grindstone on the Monon on a Tuesday evening and it never disappoints. The food and service were excellent as usual. Only thing I would change is the spacing of restaurant guests. We felt like the tables around us were too close in proximity. We chose Tuesday evening so the crowd would be lighter and spacing would be comfortable. That was not the case. We will definitely request a back corner table next time.

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ilovewine
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is not only delicious, but presented beautifully. We ordered a wide variety—brisket Mac and cheese, tenderloin, nachos, chicken fingers, ahi tuna steak and salads. All were wonderful!! Nice wine and tequila selection as well.

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PaigeC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was pretty good, felt like not all the descriptions on the menu were accurate.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and and family friendly environment with a beautiful aesthetic!

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CMLH10
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very nice dinner with friends. Morianna is a great server and it shows that she enjoys her work.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Live music, good food, nice patio!

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vipfiletlover
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu variety, good cocktail options, friendly capable server!

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JoannaO
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience--good food, well-prepared, served in a timely manner; staff took the extra step to make sure we were doing ok and ask if we needed anything else--more than once. Couldn't ask for anything better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was phenomenal! Love the atmosphere. Great place to grab dinner with friends.

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Winston
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! I would recommend Grindstone on the Monon for any occasion

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Joann
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Salad was mediocre. Previously I had the same salad and it was much better

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tomj
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had dinner with our grandchildren . Unfortunately , we were unable to engage in conversation because of the loud music. While the music was good, it was inappropriate for the setting.

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Debg
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As always, good food, great ambience (outdoorSeating). Service a little slow, but they were super busy, so to be expected

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vipJShedd
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate outside on the patio. Nice ambiance and atmosphere. Service was good. Food was tasty. Salmon full salad was huge and delicious. Will be going back.

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KathyM
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from south bend were passing through. We were trying to find a place to meet. It was perfect for a Sunday afternoon!

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dbee
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Four adults and three kids dined here for the first time. Atmosphere was good and easy to converse. Server was friendly but had to be asked, separate times, for straws, refills and a guest's beer. The Cosmo was small, overpriced and did not taste like a Cosmo. Crap dip appetizer was good but the Cauliflower balls were bland even with the spicy aioli sauce.
For the main courses, the ribeye was also lacking a flavor on the crust. The scallops dish had an enormous amount of rice compared to the few scallops. Bison burger was fine. Chicken and Noodles was nothing special. Have made better at home. Salads were good. Brisket was dry and needed more bbq sauce. The Mac and Cheese with bacon, their self proclaimed specialty, was okay but not outstanding.
Overall, none of us were impressed and none of us will be returning. Food was average and overpriced. Unfortunate as Westfield needs more finer dining restaurants but there are much better choices out there.

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vipAhardesty33
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great steak! Very busy place! Make a reservation

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Grindstone. They're very kid friendly and dog friendly and the outdoor area is just perfect!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little cool outside when we were there, but we sat outside by choice. Other than that, everything was amazing!!! Looking forward to our next visit🥰

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BobbySalz
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

COVID-19 friendly outdoor seating near a fire pit! Great BBQ ribs with Sweet Baby Rays and Mac and Cheese YUM. Solid service, there when needed out of the way when not needed. Worth a return trip.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Most thrilled with the service. Our waiter took good care of us and was attentive but not over-present. Our waiter was kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the food and menu. The food was the perfect sized portion - not too big, not too small, and we didn’t leave feeling stuffed (that’s a good thing). I was impressed with the quality of the food.

We will be back & we’re really looking forward to our next visit.

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Chicagotoindy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the glazed salmon and honestly, it was the best I have ever had (better than the salmon salad). Even the brown rice was wonderful. The waitress gave us some time to chat and didn't push to order and checked on us regularly. Atmosphere was lively without being overwhelming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was my 2nd time trying this spot, first time was a fail do to poor service. This visit they redeemed themselves. Food was good, service was much better! Could have had a bit more on the portions, but overall was good. We will be back.

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vipSteve
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The menu options are wonderful and the atmosphere was just right. This is one of our favorite restaurants. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat on the back patio, very pleasant. Food is always good but seems pricey for American “upscale” bar food.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second visit for my husband and myself but this occasion was for my birthday with son and his family. We requested outdoor seating in the panoramic patio overlooking the Trail and the manager graciously accommodated our request. Menu is varied with vegetarian options and kids' menu. Food and service was excellent; dining room manager walked by and personally checked for any concerns/comments. Would Large parking lot next to restaurant; accessible doors, dining room and restrooms. Distancing between tables practiced.
Our family would definitely recommend Grindstone on the Monon for anyone looking for a great dining experience!

FAQs

Grindstone on the Monon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 763-1100.

Grindstone on the Monon is rated 4.4 stars by 330 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.