Grindstone on the Monon

4.5
403 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 403 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Grindstone on the Monon! It has quickly become a favorite in our family. The prime rib is always excellent, French onion soup is my favorite, and the service is great!

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vipDrrose
Indiana
174 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service + food was terrific!

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vipRegulars
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Grindstone on the Monon and enjoy everything on the menu. This visit was after 7 on a Wednesday and we enjoyed it a lot more than last week on Thursday when they had live music but to each their own.
We highly recommend Grindstone on the Monon, great food and staff!

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RodneyH
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have some really good food for the price. Steaks are very good tender and cooked and seasoned very well. The service was excellent. The server stopped by our table at least 5 times and filled our drinks. I would recommend Grindstone on the Monon.

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vipCindyfromIndy
Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love sitting outside! The inside restaurant was packed however. We would not have been comfortable sitting inside. Good service. Nice rose wine (bottle was $38).

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Cindyfromindy. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone on the Monon

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vipJeffS
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Entertainment tonight. Crowd noise overwhelmed the Entertainment.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Sat outside and had a nice view of the trail. Would definitely go back.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Lindam. Thank you so much for rating your experience with us so highly!

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TimothyW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Even better service. Love being able to make reservations. Live music on Thursdays. Fun.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Timothyw. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

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vipKarenH
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loved being outside on the patio!

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Sbridge
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating option, and service and food were amazing as always!

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vipJenniferD
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner. Great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I scheduled a reservation for Easter Sunday after our church service. I put in the notes that we would need a sling and would prefer to be sat outside. Closer to our reservation time I received a call from the GM of Grindstone just letting us know he was getting us a table ready but due to outside availability a sling wouldn’t quite work. We appreciated the heads up and loved that they had a table ready for us as we walked in and were greeted by name by the gentleman who had called us. Our drink order was taken by the bartender as our server was busy ringing in orders (totally get it, we have both worked good service so understand) bartender was super sweet and brought over our drinks within I want to say seconds of taking our order. The appetizer (cheese curds) was amazing along with the Mac and cheese, prime rib and nachos! Overall a really great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food was cold when it came out and had absolutely no flavor to it.

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Firedog
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was fine overall. The bread appetizer comes with two types of bread. The one I liked was more sweet, the other was hard. Our filets were not overly flavorful and mine was not done correctly. The baked potatoes tasted like they were cooked with onion or something. It had a different taste. The hamburger as well as the brisket and macaroni platter were good. Waitress was nice. She suggested a beer I hadn’t tried (upon me inquiring on if they had a seasonal beer) and it was okay. I would have preferred to have a different one, but she didn’t ask if I liked it. She forgot who got what food and I’m assuming she may have wrote down the wrong doneness on my steak, I asked for medium well and it came back medium. They didn’t even bring steak knives for our steaks and we had to ask for them and had to wait for a few minutes to start eating our steaks. As we left not one person spoke to us. They weren’t helping anyone else at all and definitely saw us. We expected better food and service for $150 bill for 5 people. It was fine, but I’m not sure I’ll go back. High prices for mediocre food and service in my opinion. To be frank, my child commented to me that we had way better service from Bob Evans a few days ago.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Firedog. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us at bfogelsong@clancysinc.co m - would like to offer some comp cards for future visits, Very sorry about the food issues! Cheers, Blake Fogelsong, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Opentable. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

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DeniseD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the beef brisket nachos and they were awesome!!! Our waiter did a great job. We will be back very soon!!

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vipDLrestaurant
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The fish was ok but the brisket was very dry/overcooked

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Dlrestaurant. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us on (317) 763-1100 or bfogelsong@clancysinc.c om - would like to offer some comp cards for the overcooked brisket Cheers, Blake Fogelsong, Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anna was a fantastic server and food was solid.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Opentable. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

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vipDrrose
Indiana
174 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Everything was delicious! Thanks!

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Drrose. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and phenomenal food! We all had to try each others and each dish was fantastic! I had the chicken and noodles and turkey felt like homemade comfort food!

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vipJShedd
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a good lunch inside the restaurant. The salmon salad (full) was huge and delicious. The waitress was attentive but not chatty and kept our glasses full throughout the meal. Prices are reasonable and so many food options at varying price levels. Will be going back. Looking forward to when it's warm enough to eat outside on their patio again.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Jshedd. We must have done something right to get such a good rating from you. We really appreciate you taking the time!

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vip60thBirthday
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, 60thbirthday. Thank you very much for your rating! We are glad you had a pleasant experience.

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Momandsondinner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the seared scallops which were very tender and seasoned well. My friend had the pork tenderloin which they also said was very good.

Our server, Jasmine, was knowledgable about the food and very pleasant. She made several recommendations which were spot on and even gave us her unique description of how the french fries tasted!

Guests were spaced apart reasonably without crowding. At no point were we rushed to leave.

The only detractor was that random, very sweaty people came in from running on the trail to use the rest room and then left! Since this was a Saturday evening, I thought this was a bit odd, but it did not stop our party from enjoying a nice dinner and a few glasses of wine.

I will definitely be back.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Momandsondinner. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We appreciate the kind review =) Cheers, Grindstone on the Monon

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Green beans were covered in bacon grease. So a healthy food was made unhealthy. So disappointing . Menu did not say green beans had bacon in them.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate your feedback, Nancyw. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at (317) 763-1100 or info@grindstoneonthemonon.co m. I'm very sorry you didn't like the green beans - would love to offer some comp cards for you to try something else - please get in touch with us.

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Winston
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great service and enjoy the food and ambience at Grindstone on the Monon!

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MikeL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Fish & Chips Dinner, Cole Slaw was very good. Had enough fish to take home and ordered a side of the cole slaw!!! Excellent bar area seating and bourbon selection.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Mikel. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

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DebD
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent on a busy Friday evening; was seated near the door to the kitchen and it appears the staff work well together to get the food out. The food was nice and hot. They do need some type of sun shades for the dining room windows for evenings when the sun is blinding.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Debd. These words go a long way, it motivates us to work even harder, thank you for the review!

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vipdawn
Indiana
66 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit. The menu was extensive and our waiter was wonderful. We really loved the entertainer, Matt Record. He played great songs and was very talented. I hope to see him again.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Dawn. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it! We hope to have Matt back in to play soon =)

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SueM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone had a great time in our party of 5. The food & wine were delicious as was the service & our waitress was very attentive & friendly! We will be back soon.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Suem. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone on the Monon

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CarolynB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was fabulous! A huge, thick slab! Very tender! One was cooked medium and one was medium rare. Both were perfect! It was served “au jus”, with our sides of baked potato and house salad (huge!), with sour cream and horseradish sauce. (The only thing missing was a dinner roll, but that is no big deal. ) We were too full to have desert. Will definitely return!

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you for the review Carolyn! Glad you had a great experience!

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vipChris
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent service and food!

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vipLove2eat
Indiana
57 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New spot to us. Good size servings and very tasty! Will definitely be back.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place to have a drink and good food! Interesting menu items

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ann made our whole over experience very pleasant. Her knowledge of your wine selection was the best we've ever witnessed. She was extremely helpful.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded on March 10, 2021

Hi, Opentable. Thank you so much for rating your experience with us so highly!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Menu sounded great. Food was meh. Good, not great.

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MichelleF
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great and the atmosphere was good too.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded on March 10, 2021

Hi, Michellef. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seated right away per our reservation. Food was timely. Spacing in bar area was good. Only complaint is the House wine is over priced.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone on the Monon

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vipDeeG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio all to ourselves. Attentive server. Food was yummy. Nice evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Food was over sized and just not good.

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us at bfogelsong@clancysinc.c om - would like to know what you had to eat and why it was not good, thanks. Cheers, Blake Fogelsong

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vip60thBirthday
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service. Prices were very reasonable! I recommend the Ahi Tuna Sliders!

Grindstone on the Monon
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, 60thbirthday. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Grindstone on the Monon

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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 4.5 stars by 403 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.