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Root & Bone - Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Root & Bone - Indianapolis

4.6
4.6
1565 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 50 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 1,565 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CQ

    ClaireQ

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, great food, service (shout out to Kaylee and hostess Katie) Great neighborhood place!
  2. HB

    HelenB

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfort food with a modern twist! Zucchini bread is outstanding!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Solid food overall, just a little bit one note. Everything could have used a little more salt. A few dishes tasted like they had sat under the heat lamp for a little too long. Wait staff was superb, and the overall vibe of the place was excellent. Probably a place I would come back to for after work drinks and small bites, but I doubt I will be back for dinner.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating here. I had the meatloaf and my wife had the shrimp and grits, and we ate a bacon plate appetizer. The food was delicious and the decor was very unique and cool. Relaxed dining atmosphere with high quality food. We are planning to visit again soon.
  5. BM

    BenM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Service was a little slow. Favorite there is the chicken and waffles!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I worked in the restaurant industry for 35 years. This place is top notch. They aren’t phoning it in. And in Midwestern cities, you can get away with phoning it in. (No shade; I live in the Midwest) Food is prepared with great care, by which I mean the chefs aren’t riding on cliches, but handling their food with care from sourcing to plate. The food is approachable but we’ll executed. I was impressed and more importantly, everyone at the table was made happy by the obvious card taken. The waitress and host were exceptional and clearly demonstrated pride of work. This is the best of the Midwest. I wish every joint in this region rose to the place and the occasion like Root & Bone.
  8. ID

    IndyDad

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, really enjoyed it, will return!!
  9. L

    Lashpot

    Chicago

    129 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Grouper was good but basic and small for $36. Meatloaf was cold—-sent back—then tasted like it was burnt. Biscuits were amazing but corn soufflé not good. Waitress, manager and host were all very nice. A lot of bad tables/crowded.
  10. BA

    BAMMER

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waiter forgot to bring 2 entrees w the others. Fries were cold. Drinks were not brought at same time. Waiter was nice but was overwhelmed w too many tables or just not good at the details. Needed 2 full time bartenders. Need someone to answer telephone.
  11. JB

    JaneB

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly host! Happy server! Great food. Thank you.
  12. EC

    ElizabethC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual, comfortable but delicious. The chicken biscuit is one of the best chicken sandwiches I ever had. The bacon board was yummy. I don’t love shrimp and grits but my son wanted it and I’m so glad he did because it was so good. The side of Mac and cheese was good too! And I had a drink with pineapple and thyme that was perfect. I didn’t love dessert as much. Had a butter pecan cake and buttermilk chess pie. They were okay but everything else made up for it!
  13. MA

    MarciaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, service was awesome, noise level was a little high. Overall we will return.
  14. JV

    JeffreyV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were out, celebrating my wife’s birthday, beautiful restaurant server was fantastic. Food was great and yes, we would recommend it to our friends. It’s great to have a restaurant like this here in Indy.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall it was a good experience. One of our meals was under cooked and they replaced it without hesitation, bringing us an appetizer and later a complimentary dessert. We had an 8pm reservation and waited for our table for 25 minutes, and they don't have much seating for waiting so this made for a clunky start. We would go back and probably try one of their signature dishes.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  17. AK

    AlexK

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall food was good. Could have been excellent, but our New York Strip was not medium rare as ordered - mostly rare, and cold (the garlic butter didn't melt on it at all and stayed in chunk all the way through dinner). Cocktails and drinks were good, however, online photos showed a number of French and Italian wines, while in real menu there were none...
  18. l

    lovegoodfood

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Root & Bone yesterday at the recommendation of a friend. Occassion was to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Excellent food, excellent service. Our waiter was also very attentive to a family member with a disability, which we all appreciated. We enjoyed our brunch and will be back.
  19. M

    Maph

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were both great. The noise level didn’t allow for easy conversation. .
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    We did not enjoy our experience at Root & Bone. The service was the worst I have had in a long time - inattentive, no offers for refills or dessert and waiting a very long time to have our order taken. Our server also had a large party of their own friends seated in his section and spent a lot of time sitting with them rather than actually working. We got the chicken biscuit and fried green tomato BLT apps. Neither were great. We shared the BBQ Bruleed Ribs, which were the saving grace of our experience - those were amazing. All in all, we won’t be returning. Also - pretty pricey!
  21. DF

    DFair

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food tasted so good. We had the brisket meatloaf and chicken pot pie. I highly recommend the apple cobbler as well.
  22. SS

    ScottS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had dinner at Root & Bone for the first time last night, and I was very impressed. The food, service and ambience were all really great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Can’t wait to go back and try some other things on the menu.
  24. AF

    AntuanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing and the service is excellent. A must for a date or honestly for anything…a must visit for any foodie or anyone that wants to have a not out. Just go it’s fantastic
  25. DH

    DavidH

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience!
  26. SK

    SpecialK

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We tried Root & Bone last night for the first time & were very pleased with the entire occasion. Just a Tuesday night out for us and were seated promptly by the front end, had excellent service. The food was delicious with ample portions. We had chicken & biscuit appetizer for one meal and the other meal was their highly recommended 1/2 fried chicken with a side of biscuits - so we each ate kind of the same thing. We shared a lettuce wedge salad, which I felt was a bit over priced. We will be back and are looking forward to trying other things on the menu. Cheers!
  27. MS

    MalindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Chicken & Biscuits, Sticky BBQ spare ribs, mac n cheese, fried half chicken brined in sweet tea, bacon board...everything was delicious! -- GF options as well! Support small, local
  28. JS

    JulieS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Busy Sunday brunch so it was full and noisy. We had a wonderful server, though, and the food was great!
  29. M

    Marissa

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious— however; the service was incredibly poor. We had a 4 top and one of our friends didn’t even get his meal brought out to him, while mine was missing the syrup. We notified our server; the bus boy, and manager and it took asking for the fourth time before syrup was brought out for my meal which had gone cold- the staff didn’t even seem to care about the poor service we received- gave a half hearted apology. So bummed because the food was excellent but I don’t know if I’d go back with how poor the service was.
  30. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time. Sat at bar this time had excellent service. Drinks are delicious food amazing. Service outstanding.
  31. E

    Emily

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love bringing our friends here. Great food and drinks as always!
  32. RT

    RochelleT

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from our server to the delicious meal. Especially liked sitting right in front of the kitchen!
  33. MQ

    MichaelQ

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    We love Root & Bone We’ve always had good experiences there. Last night we had dinner and the service was just Soso. Our water glasses were never full. We were never asked for a second round of drinks. A steak came medium rare when it should’ve been medium well and my chicken came with no sides. When the food came, I said aren’t there any sides with this and he said no I guess I should’ve asked you if you wanted some thing I said yes that would’ve been nice. We don’t like to complain, so we didn’t say anything to the waiter however, the manager cleaning up a mess on the floor, overheard me talking about the raw steak, and he stepped in. The manager comp the steak because it was completely raw but will go back. It’s a great restaurant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve ever had literally! Ribs as an Appetizer Red Snapper Entree Apple Cobbler for desert R&B Old Fashion
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time. Food and service were wonderful. Will definitely go back to try more of their meals!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was incredible! He had great recommendations and answered all of our questions. Service was speedy and the food was hot and tasty. Would definitely recommend and we will be back when we’re in the area
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing comfort food with a laid back ambiance.
  38. GK

    GregK

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Root & Bone is always a great experience. The food is delicious, the wait staff is friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
  39. I

    Indy2123

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    This was our second time to eat here. We swore we’d never come back but then decided to give R&B another try. Not much better. The chicken biscuits and deviled eggs were delicious. But then came the main courses. The chicken brick was delicious. Tender had a wonderful flavor. The pork shank was overcooked, dry and had to be forced down-lots of chewing. Plus it was cold. The malt vinegar fries were good, but the fried chicken was blah-nothing to write home about. The grits were superb. The banana crème brûlée was bland. The ribs were pure perfection. IF we go back it’s for the ribs only.
  40. P

    Peggy

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal with creative combinations of flavors. Loved the fried green tomatoes and the short ribs. Our server was wonderful and brought us an extra appetizer to share when she knew we didn’t agree on the best one to order. Great decor and fun vibe in the restaurant but the noise level is really high.

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 1565 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 50 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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