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Root & Bone - Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Root & Bone - Indianapolis

4.6
4.6
1485 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Root & Bone Indianapolis • 4601 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN. • 317-602-8672

Soul nurturing, conscientiously sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. A craftsman’s ethic coupled with artistic culinary thought. A tribute to the timeless recipes and traditions of rural America and the warm embrace of its hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 602-8672

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kellen Prough

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Cross street

    46th Street & North College

  • Parking details

    Limited parking spaces behind building, street parking & and a vacant lot across the street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,485 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. R

    Redbird79

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Had the New York Strip. Perfectly cooked. The corn soufflé is a staple for me. Also had the chess pie which was ridiculous good. Delicious flakey homemade crust.
  2. KW

    KayleeW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was AMAZING. Definitely recommend and will be back!
  3. SM

    SteveM

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Bad service. Luke-warm food. Expensive for what you get. All for $95! I’ve had better food at Shake Shack at 20% of the cost.
  4. AC

    AllysonC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Arrived on time for our 8pm reservation and waited 20 minutes for our table. We were then seated right next to the door and all of the waiting patrons. Not a great start. Took another 20 minutes to get our drinks. We then ordered appetizers and our mains which arrived pretty much all together, making us feel rushed. The food was good not great. Overall, a rather disappointing experience.
  5. JL

    JulieL

    Indiana

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I love the ambience. The lighting is beautiful. Service was great. Wedge salad had plenty of dressing and Ingredients. Not just lettuce. Peas and carrots were ok. Carrots good but, pea was purée and I couldn’t taste pea flavor.
  6. K

    Kara

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wedge salad was a bit bland. Mac and cheese and grits great. Cocktails were amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavor of the food was phenomenal. 😁
  8. R

    Rodders

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had business visiting, so I like to show off our cities best. I would consider this one of our culinary jewels and boujie soul food. We had drunken deviled egga and chicken biscuit for starters. Both inventive and well received. Chicken pickled onions really set off the slider on a shortening biscuit like grandma made. I had Short-rib Meatloaf… which is topped with dollop Tomato puree. The meat is pressed into a square and seasoned well… it unique texture of dry but tender and quite tasty. I cannot really compare to anything else. Friend had braised pork ribs, which remind me a bit of PF Chang spicy BBQ on the bone with red chili peppers served in a skillet. The were candied braised and crisp juicy bite off the bone. Highly recommend.
  9. JF

    JoeF

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time visitor and while there were many positive takeaways, I didn’t think the food was “can’t wait to go back” inspiring. Spare ribs were fantastic, “fish of the day” sea bass was very disappointing, corn soufflé & mushroom medley were great but carrot medley was undercooked. Will probably return and try some other entrees and sides to give it another chance. Overall: some great dishes, some mediocre, and some disappointing ones….a mixed bag. The ambience is very nice and comfortable, but wish I had enjoyed the food more.
  10. K

    Klmorris14

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always.
  11. SW

    SheriW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous environment- so warm and cozy on a cold winter night. Food was prepared with great attention to details on taste and appearance. Dining gem not to be missed.
  12. BW

    BrendaW

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I was a first time visitor and really liked the atmosphere, the food and the decor.
  13. R

    Reisefrau

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was very good. Since it was our first time, we tried the fried chicken, the ribs and a couple of sides, following our server’s recommendations. All was very good, especially the ribs. Cocktails were also very good. My only criticism would be that the food took probably 45 minutes, but other than that everything was great and we will certainly go back to try other items on the menu.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite restaurants. We celebrated our son’s birthday - love the meatloaf, appetizers, and drinks.
  15. SO

    SaraO

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place for trying an elevated menu that stands out in Indiana. I will be going again!
  16. SQ

    diningforpleasureSuzyQ

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A surprisingly different menu. If you enjoy spices, unique flavors then you should try this restaurant. The lack of sandwich choices and limited substitutions put off one guest in our party. Mac and cheese was delicious. Our server provided excellent service. A rare dining experience.
  17. CH

    CateH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers and host, etc were great! Low key yet welcoming and knowledgeable. We were meeting friends and it was great. Thank you!
  18. i

    indyarchyguy

    Indiana

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The place was nice. Service was excellent. The food was so-so to be honest. The best thing we had was the bacon small plate with marinated cheese, pickled veggies, fried skin (pork rinds) and bacon. Although I’d have to say when you get a “bacon” plate you’d think they’d actually feature the bacon a little more prominently. We split a wedge salad. What we didn’t understand is why they bring us one bowl with the wedge split in the same bowl with no explanation. I guess dishwasher had the night off. Then she had the beef short rib meatloaf and I had 14 oz NY Strip. I asked for the strip Pittsburgh with rare plus. I’m unsure what happened but the steak was chewy. I know what Pittsburgh is…it definitely is not “chewy”. Wine was excellent, we had the only listed gewürztraminer. Saving Grace was the server. He was excellent.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought the family here for the first time and loved it. Food was amazing and service …awesome! The ribs and fried chicken are a must. So are the grits!
  20. E

    Emme

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience if you're looking for a chill setting. Food and drinks were delicious, all the staff members were friendly, and our server Xavier was delightful. Can't wait to return!
  21. MS

    MasonS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was not very good, even the steak was not very good and its pretty hard to mess up a steak. The use a weird seasoning on a lot of the food that was not to my liking. The chairs were also super uncomfortable.
  22. BS

    BrandiS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent (helpful suggestions, friendly) and the food was wonderful. Ended the evening with a drink at the bar, which has an excellent bourbon selection.
  23. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious! The chicken on the chicken and waffles was very juicy. Biscuits are some of the best. Cocktails were fun!
  24. MW

    MaryW

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our Brunch was delicious! The attention to detail and taste/flavor of foods was just delightful. Sadly one of the items we ordered was not available, and we didn’t find out until we inquired about its where a bouts. Our server was a little MIA for large periods of time, but overall a really nice restaurant that we would return to!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    My chicken came out raw, the waffle came out over done and the corn casserole was bland.
  26. SM

    SuzanneM

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Root & Bone is always fabulous!! Our server, Katie, was fantastic. All of our food was delicious especially the pecan cake.
  27. KD

    KrisD

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, drinks, and atmosphere!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cost ambiance and not too noisy despite a ‘happening’ vibe. The drinks were delicious. The fried chicken biscuits, chicken pot pie and chicken under a brick (sensing a theme?) we’re all superb. The only minor negative was the cassoulet side dish in which the beans were a bit undercooked. Attentive and speedy service. We’ll be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Service and food was excellent.
  30. CG

    CaseyG

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant around town
  31. G

    Gary

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had been here a couple of times prior. On Sunday night the ambiance was excellent as always. The food was above average. We had one issue that bothered us. There were 2 people that ordered gin and tonics. They were pleased to learn that Plymouth was a gin option. The gin and tonics served were weak in that the tonic was flat. When we brought this to the servers attention … she suspected that the CO2 tank was empty, thus no carbonation I believe something more than an excuse should have been offered. Just saying that we will not return for awhile.
  32. A

    Andrew

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great! We love the apple cobbler.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience. The food choices were unique, fresh, and delightful. The staff were all friendly, introduced themselves, and were attentive to our needs. This was A+ service.
  34. DR

    DanielR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff, service was professional, server was warm and informative, food was very good. Highlights were fried green tomato - BLT appetizer, fried chicken, mac and cheese, corn souffle. I'd want to return to sample more!
  35. MW

    MWilliams

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious; the chicken biscuits are a must! In my opinion, the cocktails are overpriced.
  36. RS

    RichardS

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Small tables much too close together. Had to almost turn sideways to get thru aisle. Table only barely big enough for 2 dinner plates and 1 bread plate. Lighting so low I had to use phone flashlight to see menu. No bread but 2 biscuits without butter for $7. Food was tasty but extremely overpriced. Kathy was a great waitress, tho
  37. C

    Court

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess and wait staff are amazing. Trinity was our server and she addressed all questions we had. The biscuits appetizer was perfectly sized and great in taste. The sweet au jus that came along side the biscuits was unique and flavorful. Our party had the tea brined chicken and the bruleed ribs. The ribs fell off the bone and were seasoned well. The chicken was crispy but not overly breaded. There wasn't much brined flavor to the chicken, but nonetheless still good. Sides are big enough to be shared family style. The macaroni and cheese and fries were great. The ketchup is made in house. Overall, a great birthday experience!
  38. t

    travelbug1

    Indiana

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The red snapper was absolutely delicious. $34 for a large piece and it was outstanding. So were the spare ribs and the shrimp and grits. We had a wonderful waiter, a young kid from Kentucky who was charming I knew every question we asked about the menu. Perfect evening!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been many times and am never disappointed. Love that the menu has a few staples but also changes with the seasons and what’s available for the Chef. Service was outstanding as always.
  40. MF

    MeganF

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. Our waiter was so personable while also being very professional and going beyond any service expectation we might have had. The fish and crème brûlée were absolutely amazing! We will definitely be returning!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Root & Bone - Indianapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 602-8672.

Root & Bone - Indianapolis is rated 4.6 stars by 1485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today
Google Map for Root & Bone - Indianapolis

4601 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1982

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    46th Street & North College

  • Neighborhood

    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Limited parking spaces behind building, street parking & and a vacant lot across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kellen Prough

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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