Hedge Row American Bistro
Hedge Row provided my wife and me with an excellent experience on a busy Saturday night during Devour Downtown, which is not easy to do. We arrived early for our reservation and they were still able to squeeze us in right away which was much appreciated. The service was personal, knowledgeable, welcoming. A starter was comped without us asking when it came out late. We lingered for awhile and never felt rushed. The atmosphere is vibrant, close quarters, open kitchen, big windows - what you want from a modern place on Mass Ave. The prices are not cheap but the drinks and food are high quality to match, you feel like the value is there. I recommend the short rib entree which was cooked to a perfect texture with great flavors. The toffee pudding dessert was outstanding too.
The venue is decorated very nicely. But of course it is fairly new. We were in a semi-private room in the back. The lighting was awkwardly dim, we had to use our phone flashlight to see the menu and the ingredients in our dishes.
The appetizer and entree quality were overall good, but flavorless. For example, the ribeye was quite tender... but no meaty flavor. Almost everyone in our group had the ribeye (one chicken entree and one curried veg/rice). The pesto on the side had an interesting flavor, but couldn't substitute for a nicely flavored ribeye.
The potatoes were overcooked and flavorless, other than some spicy something that was never explained to us. The brussel sprouts were a tad overcooked and chewy..but definitely the winner of all that we ordered.
The service was quite attentive and prompt, although our dedicated server was solidly surly (she wasn't rude, just cold & unsmiling).
We actually WOULD recommend friends give Hedge Row a try. However, we'd definitely share our experience and advise of the high prices.
To be honest, if we ever return, it'll be a long while. In my opinion, better food can be found in Indianapolis for same (or better) price and atmosphere. Fingers crossed some things get improved. It has great potential to be a tasty dining location with cool decor.
Devour menu value high compared to other restaurants
Food was outstanding - especially the scallops, Brussels sprouts and butterscotch dessert. And our server Travis was outstanding! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening there; will definitely return!
Great cocktails, food, & ambience. Our waitress (Whitney) was so helpful in describing the drinks & food and she remembered us from the last time we were there!
Good food with unique concept and options. Service was slow and it was a bit on the loud side.
Travis was our server and he was extraordinary. Scallops were delicious and the pork chop was great. The little gem salad we shared was very good. The affogato they fashioned for me was just what I wanted, although the espresso was allowed to get cold before it was poured over the gelato - a minor criticism.
Good food, a little pricey for what you get though.
Overall good experience.
Wonderful, fresh food. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere!
Consistently good food and service. Beautiful bar area and overall presentation of the product
Best roast chicken I’ve ever had and an amazing waitress
Went to dinner before Hamilton. Server was very attentive knowing our timeframe. Food was excellent as was service and atmosphere.
Nice place; good food; Ellen was an excellent waitress; food delivered promptly by team.
We had wonderful food and service before heading over to Old National to see Hamilton. Perfect night.
As a person who has to eat GF, it doesn’t get much better than the offerings at Hedge Row. They not only have lots of options for GF dining, they will also work to modify most anything on the menu. Will be back again soon for sure!
Always love coming to Hedge Row with my boyfriend for date night. This time was on Christmas Eve and it was really romantic. We had a table by the window that was nice and quiet. The food was phenomenal as always. We had the short rib flatbread, roasted chicken, scallops and fingerling potatoes. Very good cocktails and wine list as well. We are already planning our next date night here.
We went for Christmas Eve dinner and our first time to Hedge Row. It was fantastic. Food was delicious. Can't wait to go back!
Over great service the food while had great flavor the chicken was dry and overcooked the Pasta was excellent as was the appetizers overall I’d go back again
Carrots were a bit on the undercooked side. Server seemed reluctant to make substitution to accommodate dietary needs. Fortunately my other experiences at this restaurant have been extraordinary!
This was a great meal for sure. We ate in the bar area and had very good service. Lamb meatballs were amazing, as was the mole baraised short ribs. Good wine/beer and cocktail menu as well.
It's a fun place. The food was good, but not great and not as good as the last time we visited. We'll definitely go again, but won't rush back.
A great space with good food and attentive service.
Excellent service. Meals were all fantastic except my short ribs were just ok. It’s a little too crowded in there... need to put a little more space between tables. Cramming people in there makes it feel like a pizza joint.
Went to a show at the Murat and had dinner here before, walking distance to the show so we only had to park once which was great. Food was delicious and service was excellent as well. Bartender special cocktail was spot on and we enjoyed the hush puppies, pork chops, short ribs and curry veggies with salmon.
Fabulous experience. The staff is so kind and the food is just delicious. I have never had a bad meal here.
Love love eating here before shows at the Murat. Took three teen girls and they had such fun with the fab mocktail list. One of the girls has Celiac’s disease and appreciated the gluten free foods and gluten free prep options. They also have a separate fryer if this is an issue for others. Service, atmosphere, everything awesome as usual. Thank you!
My family and I had been anxious to try Hedge Row, so we decided to have our Christmas/end-of-year dinner here. We went on a Friday night at 8:15, so the restaurant was still crowded. Service was VERY slow, and it seemed our server was overbooked on tables. We waited quite a while on every aspect of our meal. The food was good, but I would have expected bigger servings and more flavor for the price of menu items. Maybe we came on an off night, but we were disappointed, and thought that we overpaid for what we got. The ambiance of the restaurant is quite nice, but I am in no rush to come back.
Great food. Great service and even better atmosphere!
Staff holiday lunch
Our waitress was so nice and attentive. The food was excellent.
At first glance the menu looks basic but the preparation and quality is wonderful ! Will make this a regular to visit .
Delicious food, great service on a beautiful, snowy night! We’d return for a date night. The tuna ceviche was awesome as was the double cheeseburger. I don’t think anyone had anything but “Wow!” to say about dinner!
Most definitely recommend! Excellent food and service. We always have a good experience when we go. Food is presently so eloquently you hate to bite into it. The bottomless Mimosas are phenomenal! Definitely go to experience this restaurant. The tastes that are paired in the dish are remarkable. The bathroom is even worth speaking of. They even checked our coats and brought them to our table as we were getting ready to leave! I expected to go pick them up, and tip, I always tip, but, nope. It's a must go.
Looked for a restaurant near Old National Centre, as we were going to see evening show of “Hamilton”. Hedge Row did not disappoint!
I enjoyed the ribeye steak, medium-rare, which came with a wonderful charred and crusty exterior and tasted of being grilled over a wood fire. Vegetable side was grilled baby bok-choy, also perfectly executed.
Red wine selections were perfectly matched to my meal.
My only negative observation was the loudness of the ambient music; not a deal breaker, but maybe dialing it down a notch would be ok! I’ll definitely be back!
The menu was limited. The cocktails and the appetizers were very good. I had the pasta and was disappointed. Several in my party had the chicken and they thought that it was very good.
Service was great and the atmosphere was very good although I thought that the music was a little loud.
In the restaurants defense it was a very busy night with Hamilton and other events in town. That being said we got there at 6 o’clock and didn’t get her appetizer till after 630 and our food till around 7:15. The chicken was the best dish of the 4 of us, the burger and salmon were both good and the pasta was average. I guess I had high expectations because I’ve heard such good things and this experience wasn’t anything special. Probably won’t go back.
Our server was amazing and really made our Christmas get together awesome. Food was great. Would have liked a few more mid range $ options so would not have to be more of a “special occasion” place only. Loved the atmosphere and have already passed on my recommendation to others.
Lovely pre-theatre dinner with a friend. Prompt service and delicious food. Three shared appetizers was the perfect amount.
Appreciated that our meals came to the table at the same time. Makes having a business meal at Hedge Row much easier.