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Root & Bone - Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Root & Bone - Indianapolis

4.6
4.6
1384 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 47 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 1,384 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for brunch Sunday, very early. It was still slow for the restaurant so not noisy. The food was amazing and we will definitely make it back to try more. Our waiter was fabulous! I wish I could remember his name. Highly recommend
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and we will definitely be back! Excellent service and food was incredible! Thank you!
  3. D

    Dianna

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience, delicious food, attentive service.
  4. JL

    JennyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from the start. I loved the food, the drinks and vibe
  5. IA

    IndyAl

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We were well taken care of by Chris, service was very good even though the bar seemed to be backed-up. The mojo pork chop was overcooked and tough. The short rib (meatloaf) for dry and over seasoned. The corn soufflé was the best part of the meal.
  6. H

    Hoosiers

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Most restaurants change patio requests if the weather is cold or rainy, or at least contact you with the option. Not the case here. They don’t have patio heaters and had filled all inside tables, so we spent 1.5 hours in cool, sprinkling weather. Server was exceptionally nice. Food took a long time to arrive, and some of it was Luke warm. Food quality was good, especially the fried green tomatoes and grits. Inside looked nice. Patio might be fine in good weather, but it is adjacent to a noisy busy street. Overall a disappointing experience- not how we envisioned celebrating 2 birthdays.
  7. CS

    CharlesS

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good. Cocktails were unimaginative and lacked complexity. I cannot recommend the cocktails.
  8. DP

    DeeP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Xavier was a great waiter - friendly, patient and very attentive. Nice variety on the menu with some different things you don’t often see offered at other places. Food was great.
  9. CW

    CarolynW

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My very first meal that was salty and my husband said I should’ve sent it back I brought it home to him and he’s not one to complain for his remarks to me was it was to salty for even me. I have been here four times and was my firs thumbs down on the entrée which I had the second time coming here short rib meatloaf….green beans and mash potatoes….farmers salad was my best for me to eat I was with my niece for dinner at 4:00 she paid for the meal
  10. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food, but so noisy I could barely hear my brother across the small table from me.
  11. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at Root & Bone with a friend for whom it was also the first time (I'm not local to Indianapolis but my friend is). Being small eaters, we both appreciated the fact that our server told us that everything on their menu is shareable. So, shared a wedge salad and a half bird order of their fried chicken, and ended by sharing a piece of pineapple upside down cake. Everything was delicious, and the service was perfect. I highly recommend Root & Bone.
  12. LL

    LuLu

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, comfortable yet chic ambiance. It's a gem!
  13. F

    Funtime

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The fish was so salty I could not eat it
  14. DM

    DianaM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everyone's meal was great! Shrimp and grits, beef ribs, short rib meatloaf and fried chicken plus Hoppin John, corn casserole, cheddar waffles and pickled vegetables. Next time I would skip the Hoppin John and cheddar waffles for sure, but I would definitely go again and try some other things on the menu.
  15. PP

    PaulaP

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining with you. We have a very pleasant evening with great service via Robin and enjoyed our food and cocktails. We will we back.
  16. BD

    BriscoeD

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Clean, well furnished, none of the staff had heads like rabbits.
  17. T

    Thane

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. Out server Lindsey was excellent. Food was tremendous, as was the wine. Had the truffle deviled eggs, Grandma’s biscuits, fried chicken and braised bee ‘meatloaf.’ The only downside was the street noise (we sat outside). Lots of loud trucks headed to the fairgrounds. We’ll definitely be back.
  18. K

    Katie

    Northern MI

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good but service was very slow and the menu is pretty limited
  19. II

    IticIndy

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good southern food. Large portions. Excellent service!
  20. DI

    DebbieI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time to the restaurant, at my son's suggestion. He was visiting from PA. We had a wonderful time! Our favorite dishes (though all were good): The chicken & biscuit sandwiches + the brown sugar brulee ribs. The cocktails were delicious as well!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in Indianapolis! Never disappoints!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    I’m handicapped and I cannot get in the handicapped insurance because it was locked !!!!! I had to go up the steps to get in at which time I was informed that I was wrong. They were two handicapped entrances, but there was no sign to inform me of that. Too loud to talk to my friend. The chicken was OK but the desert was marvelous. The tables were too close together for me to exit through either handicapped exit. Not handicap friendly.
  23. NB

    NikiB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, wonderful staff! Please if you want to try something sweet, try the pecan pudding dessert. You won't regret, other than the calories!
  24. CC

    ChrisC

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Disappointing is how I describe our experience. We’d eaten dinner here a couple of times and wanted to try their brunch…our advice: don’t! Why? Apathetic service and bad food. It seemed from our arrival there was a negative vibe in the air starting at the host stand down to person who (eventually after almost 40 minutes) brought our food. Food was not well prepared (note photo of large piece of avocado peel within avocado toast), eggs over easy were extremely well done - which destroys the experience for those who love a semi-runny yolk and skillet scrambled with short ribs was heavy on salt. While we waited for our food - the server didn’t bother to over a refill on our coffees for at least 20-25 minutes…like she really could care less. Nor did she ever mention why the kitchen was so backed up. This placed used to be great for dinner - but we will most certainly avoid it for brunch!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great at usual, however our waiter was just mediocre
  26. S

    Steelman

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience with fantastic food & beverage options. Highly recommend.
  27. DC

    DavidC

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding quality food and service Unique menu
  28. KH

    KathleenH

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food was enjoyed by all but there were some misses. The waiter’s delays and having to beg for water refills etc. made it a bad experience. They seemed to have ample staff but maybe poor management or organization such that it was constantly hard to get anyone’s attention for basic needs. Skip dessert too - definitely not calorie worthy.
  29. AR

    ARoberts

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience and the vibe. Approachable menu with unique flavor combinations that weren’t intimidating. We went on a Tuesday and there was an impressive crowd; families, couples of all ages. A variety of adult beverage options at reasonable prices. Parking on site is limited so used the parking lot across the street. We will be back.
  30. JE

    JEllo

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Can’t wait to go back. We had the bacon board, sweet tea chicken, short ribs, Mac n cheese and key lime brûlée.
  31. V

    Veggielover

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We made our reservations for 5:30 to avoid the noise. When we left it was what they call "energetic" (loud) but we were fine. Food was great. We ordered a number of small plates, a salad, and a fish entree. Enjoyed sharing all of it. Service was a good combination of attentiveness, knowledge, and friendliness without being intrusive. I'm sure we overstayed our welcome and they probably had anticipated turning the table sooner, but nothing was said to encourage our exit.
  32. SJ

    SamJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The open plan dining room was a little loud but not too bad on a Sunday evening. Shrimp and grits were awesome!
  33. M

    Mandyw

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Some sort of generator running gave the place a bussing sound, but not too terrible. We loved everything.
  34. E

    Edie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Honestly, this was an underwhelming experience. I was visiting from Michigan to celebrate my birthday and my experience here was just a let down.
  35. J

    Jason

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We have been to Root & Bone for dinner and was great. Brunch wasn’t good. Took over an hour to get our food. Skillet breakfast was pretty much all potatoes and cold —very small egg, very small amount of vegetables. Avocado toast was gross. Was really disappointed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had ordered the fried chicken which was the best I’ve had in a while! My husband ordered the fish of the day which he was very impressed with. We also had the drunken deviled eggs and the fried green tomatoes BLT all was amazing. Definitely will go back again.
  37. GD

    GinaD

    St. Louis

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We came to visit our daughter at college. Despite reservation we still had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. It was super noisy! Our waitress was great and the food was delicious!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All the food and drinks were very good! Had the biscuits to start and they are by far the best biscuits ever. We had the ribs, shrimp &grits, and meatloaf for dinner and all were very good! Service was already checking on us and very timely! We’ll definitely be going back here many times!
  39. B

    Beth

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food and flavors are absolutely delicious!
  40. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is expensive but food and service are really good

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 1384 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 47 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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