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Grindstone on the Monon

4.4
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310 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 310 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfiletlover
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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JoannaO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
16 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
11 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.

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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!

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sandyh
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Out service was great and the food was good. We enjoyed the outdoor seating. Will definitely come back.

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Preston
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Had 1/2 slab of ribs and my wife had the chicken tenders. Everything was OK but nothing special. I ordered a bacardi and coke and got a jack daniels and pepsi.

JM
JodiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakota was our server and he was excellent. We all loved the Barbacoa Nachos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was fine. A tad pricey. Service was ok - waiter had a lot of tables and was struggling to get to everyone.

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RussellB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place to eat but a little noisy. We have been there several times.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and foood!

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CharleyH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter‘s 30th birthday

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vipDavidG
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner outside with live music. Servixe was great. Food quality consistency continues to get better.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, came out quickly and our waiter was attentive.

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BillW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses were polite and friendly, seated us promptly. Our server, Jorge was polite, friendly and attentive. Food was good, salads were very fresh, tasty, and attractively plated, beer was cold and service was great. Loved their outdoor setup and appreciate the level of the music and the type of music. Love rock and roll, but don’t want to hear it while trying to converse and dine. Very pleasant music choices, how refreshing! Manager checked in to ask us how was everything was. They’re doing a nice job, hope they continue. We will be bringing a group there soon and plan to return ourselves very soon.

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sienna
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

I wanted to love this restaurant but the food was over the top greasy, from the fried green tomatoes to the fish and chips. Maybe we went on a day where the kitchen was having problems? ( honestly id like to think that was the case ) on the upside our server was wonderful and the outside dinning very pleasant...
Sincerely

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TomH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. The burgers and the sliders are killer.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! Ben was a great server!

MP
MelanieP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service , great food. Prob wouldn’t be able to eat there often with the prices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your food, we love your service, we love your ambience of the restaurant on the outdoor patio as well as inside. Can’t wait to come back! Thank you thank you thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around. Outdoor patio visit was perfect people watching on the Monon Trail.

JC
JeanieC
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had cheese curds for an appetizer - YUM!
And Sugar Cream Pie for dessert _YUM

Our entrees were good but not fabulous.
My plate - meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans was not even warm
Fried fish was good and mac and cheese with BBQ -ok but spicy.

Will probably try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

AH
AmandaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice outdoor dining area, tasty food.

TS
TomS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall food wasn’t all hot (warm), our food was peppery and from the menu there was nothing that said meals would be peppery.

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 310 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.