Grindstone Public House

4.6
767 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Historic Downtown Noblesville, Grindstone Public House is your bustling neighborhood restaurant serving elevated American fare and classic cocktails to help you unwind after the grind. Menu items are dishes we know and love. Teamwork is who we are. Our love for Downtown Noblesville is reflected in all we do. Together we welcome you to our hospitable hangout with savvy all day service, warm, welcoming personalities and food that reminds us of home.
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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 767 people are saying
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BuckGirl
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. You must try the Fried green tomatoes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Family get-together, 11 people, including 3 children - so a large party, which can be difficult.
Which server was tasked with this assignment? The new guy! He was very, very nice but far too inexperienced to handle things efficiently. He was supposed to have a helper, who was always busy elsewhere.
For starters, the kids’ meals did not come out first, which is always the case with seasoned servers, but came out dead last, 1 at a time. The other meals also came out in a dribble of 1 or 2 plates at a time, which meant people waiting to start; this left everyone’s meal cold. One person’s steak, ordered as medium-rare, was cooked far too well- done, so they sent it back; the re-do was a chopped-up mess, and still medium-well. (They did comp that meal.)
We have been here several times on visits to the area, and have previously been fairly well -satisfied. This time was a very disappointing meal.

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PattiR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 6 people for brunch and it was a very good experience. The serving staff was on top of things, the food was delicious and we really enjoyed it! We will be back

Grindstone Public House
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Patti. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback and the wonderful rating. We look forward to serving your group again!

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DouglasF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Took my wife here for B-Day. Made reservations, were seated promptly near the backroom stage which was great! When ordering appetizer we asked if we should put entrée in later and was told no, they'd put in separately to allow time to finish appetizer! Both ordered fillets at $27 per... meal and appetizer showed up to table simultaneously, both entrees undercooked, and cold by the time we finished the appetizers... Wine, appetizer, and meals were near $150... I have no issue with that price if everything is as promoted and delivered as promised... sadly, it was not! We've been to your restaurant several times without issue, but when I choose it for a special occasion and am extremely disappointed, odds are, we won't return! Regards, Dj

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StacieC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food was amazing. Would recommend

Grindstone Public House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Stacie, for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to recommend our restaurant.

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Cmepp
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for brunch. Good food anda atmosphere

Grindstone Public House
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Cmepp! Thank you for taking the time to give us a perfect rating. We are so happy that we could provide a good experience for you.

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KaitlynJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Great brunch and food in general. Nice staff. Clean. Quiet restaurant.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for the great rating, Kaitlyn! I am very proud of our staff. We are all happy that we can provide guests with a good experience

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vipChrisD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always great as well as the service, noticed a lot of the same faces as far as the staff goes leading me to believe they must have a great leadership team, they're like a fine tuned machine which makes for a smooth experience! :)

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BillB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good except for the mahi mahi dish. The slaw was dry and not enough of the mango topping. I didn’t notice any avocado creama and was told they were out of soy sauce and the slaw was not as they used to do it. I was disappointed in this dish.

Grindstone Public House
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Billb. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you so much for the review!

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Jaguar1963
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere in the bar. Great service and food!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 8, 2021

Hi, Jaguar1963. 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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JoanC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere
We had a friend in from out of town and we weren’t rushed

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you, JoanC! We really appreciate the great rating! We are so happy we could provide a good experience for your and your friend.

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vipJosephB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my babe. Quick great service. Cold drinks hot food, delicious.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hi, Joseph. Thank you for your 5 star rating. I'm happy we provided an excellent dining experience for the both of you!

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vipFrequentdiner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Both bartender and kitchen had a difficult time serving the customers that dined on Friday, Oct. 29th. Service was extremely slow in both getting our drink orders filled, and our meals served.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 3, 2021

Hello, Frequentdiner. I apologize for the amount of time it took to get your food and drinks out to you. I appreciate that you took the time to give us honest feedback from your visit. If possible, could you shoot me an email (tom@grindstonepublichouse.c om)? I would like to get you a gift card so that we can, hopefully, make up for your previous experience last Friday.

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SHIRLEYW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

BEST FRENCH ONION SOUP IN TOWN!
THE PORK TENDERLOIN SLIDER WAS DELICIOUS.

I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED DINING AT GPH!

NOT ONE FOR A BIG MEAL AND ORDER LIGHT...

THE FOOD LOOKS SO GOOD AS IT IS BEING SERVED TO OTHERS.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Shirley! I appreciate the time you took to give us a great rating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The environment was amazing. I LOVED the separate area for live music. Aesthetically it was one of my favorite restaurants I’ve been in. I had REALLY high hopes and thought the food was going to be amazing based on the website, pictures, etc. but in my opinion it just wasn’t up to par. I KNOW there is a pandemic. I know there are hiring and supply shortages. My goal is not to bash a business right now, but provide honest feedback.
Our waitstaff was amazing. Engaging. Observant. Friendly. Funny. And as stated, the ambiance was one of my favorites. The house salad was good, the fried green tomatoes were great, and the coffee creme brûlée was fantastic.
Next time I am home I may give it another shot. Maybe my experience last night was just a one off because it seems so many others have had great experiences.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for your very honest review. I hope that you will give us another shot. Our food is fantastic, and I think that you may change your opinion. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and I hope that we will see you soon!

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BryanA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our autistic son's birthday - server was very kind and accommodating

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hello Bryan. I am so happy that your family had a good experience with us on your son's birthday! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! We loved the atmosphere, and the food was really good. The bourbon bread pudding was especially good! We’ll definitely go back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to serving you soon.

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SierraS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The live music was good and the food was very delicious.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 25, 2021

Hi SierraS. Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you had a good experience with us this past weekend.

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SherryT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, Prime rib was the best I have ever had. Service could have been better, after receiving food never asked if we wanted more drinks and had to go to bar to get water after asking for it earlier.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hello, Sherry. I apologize for the quality of your service. If possible, could you send me an email? (tom@grindstonepublichouse.c om) I would like to get some information about your visit with us to ensure that does not happen again. I am very happy to hear your praise of our prime rib, though! Thank you for sharing your experience, Tom Prater (General Manager)

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KaseyS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good! We had the pulled pork nachos for an appetizer. It was really good!! My husband had the tenderloin sandwich. It was plain did not come with lettuce or tomato or onion. He had the bourbon maple bacon old fashioned and did not care for it. Asked for a regular old fashioned and liked it much better. I tried the chili dish. It was ok. The bar was either very behind or the server was busy but our drinks took a long time to get! The band that was playing was really good, they were in the other room so it wasn’t too loud in the room we were seated in. Overall a good restaurant and experience in these trying times to get workers.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on November 6, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Kaseys. 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) 774-5740 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Grindstone Public House

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vipMichaelF
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was wonderful. Wife got the Hoosier hot plate….pork tenderloin was soooo tender and tasty. Prime Rib is always wonderful. Service in the bar was top notch. One of my favorite places to dine in all of Indy.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, MichaelF! It is great to hear how much you enjoy Grindstone Public House. We appreciate the rating.

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vipMandCIndianapolis
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and never had a meal we did not thoroughly enjoy! Highly recommend if you want a quaint and hip restaurant in Noblesville!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 25, 2021

Hi, Mandcindianapolis. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you so much for the review!

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Familyoffivevegetarians
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu....we're vegetarian and found lots of options. Atmosphere was fun, inviting, yet simple.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 25, 2021

Hi, Familyoffivevegetarians. Your appreciation is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review! We love our vegetarians!

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NoblesvilleNewbie
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Perfect location in downtown Noblesville.
A step above bar food. Good selection of
sides when you order a main dish.
Would like for the plates to be warm!
Yes, we'll go back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 25, 2021

Hi, Noblesvillenewbie. Thank you for taking the time to rate us! We are glad we could leave a positive impact and made it a good experience for you. Thank you for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was yummy and reasonably priced. The mule was great

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Opentable. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. See you again soon! Cheers, Grindstone Public House

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SueS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night w/ my dad and daughter. Food was delicious and service was great

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 25, 2021

Hello, SueS. Thank you so much for giving us a review. We are so glad that we could provide an enjoyable experience for you and your family!

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buffalo79
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool ambience and everything I've had on this menu has been beyond my expectations. Not to mention Mike is the best bartender in town. I recommend the Maple Bacon Old Fashioned or the Stuffed and Dirty.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for the review, buffalo79! Mike is an amazing bartender.

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JoeK
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

4th time in a month. Good food. Good variety. Large Saturday night crowd, so very noisy. Acoustics could be better. Service a little slow, but everybody need more staff. Worth waiting for. Prices reasonable for quality and portion sizes. Didn’t drink, but alcohol options are excellent.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 20, 2021

Hi, JoeK! Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback.

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Justin
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They sat us right at our reservation time. Waited 25 minutes…didn’t even get a server, not even a glass of water. We did at the 23 minute mark get someone to acknowledge we were sitting in our booth. We left without a single conversation and without a birthday dinner for my wife.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 20, 2021

Hi, Justin. I sincerely apologize for your experience with us. Please reach out to me, tom@grindstonepublichouse.c om, as I would like to get some more information from you about your visit. Also, I know it wont make up for your previous visit, but I would like to give you a giftcard. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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RickJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was very good, but took too long to get our meal. Maybe a kitchen issue.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 20, 2021

HI, RickJ. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and giving us a review. We appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

September ladies birthdays

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi, Opentable. We appreciate the rating, and are glad we could provide you with a positive experience!

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vipAnnieL
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch family gathering

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi, Anniel. Thank you for taking the time to rate us! We are glad we could leave a positive impact and made it a good experience for you. We are glad you can join us for Brunch!

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vipJulieS
Indiana
56 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good with a nice variety of options to suit varying tastes. My husband and I had the mahi Mahi which was delicious. Service was very good. We like this place and will be going back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you, Julie, for your kind words about our food and our service staff. We are so happy that you had a good experience. I appreciate you taking the time to review our store, and hope you have a great day!

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BeckyB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 11, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star rating, Becky! We are so happy you think highly of our food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. We eat here frequently and never disappointed! Only thing, our table wasn’t reserved. We walked in and the tables were in use. Hostess shrugged her shoulders and said “I don’t know what happened”.
Anyway someone vacated pretty quickly so it was fine, and mistakes happen. Will continue to patronize every week.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 7, 2021

Sorry about the small issue! We appreciate the understanding and will work on that with our host team, we will see you again soon! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. Drinks were either watered down or just right, but small. Even with a ice sphere, my old fashioned was half the glass. Very disappointed.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Opentable. 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 be happy to buy you a round next time your in! Cheers, Grindstone Public House

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Janis
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Scheduled a lunch meeting here and sat a round table which was great, however it was by the hostess stand and there was a lot of activity and noise. Will definitely be back but request something in another area. Food was amazing!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thanks for hosting your lunch meeting with us, Janis! Our hosts are very accommodating and we usually have more private areas available upon request. Also, Kori is our wonderful Event Manager. If you are ever in need of a private or catered event, please reach out to her (770-688-7051.) She does a fantastic job of booking parties and work events that fulfill everyone's needs.

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vipLesleeN
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service as always!

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hi, LesleeN. Thank you for you kind words about our food and staff. We appreciate it!

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Lauried
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

server never mentioned drink or food specials. Only knew about them from looking up restaurant. steaks came out Luke warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Food was delicious and the service was beyond outstanding! We will definitely be back.

Grindstone Public House
Responded on September 24, 2021

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

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Grindstone Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 774-5740.

Grindstone Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 767 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.