Sinclair's Restaurant

4.3
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355 Reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Timeless in its beauty and stylishness, Sinclair's offers an impressive dinner menu and wine list. This restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or celebratory dinner for many. Named for Lee W. Sinclair one of the original owners of West Baden Springs Hotel. Sinclair brought sophistication to southern Indiana and transformed the hotel into a slice of European elegance in America. Located just off the atrium.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.4
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KatherineS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful. Food was amazing. Our server, Peter, was among the finest we have ever experienced. Filet was cooked to perfection and the Banana Foster was scrumptious. Kudos to all who provided such impeccable service levels.

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vipLynne
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, but the food was just okay. The portions were very small also. Our service was extremely slow- we waited forever to have our plates cleared and our dessert order taken. The desserts were nothing great. The apple cider cake was dry in spots and almost frozen in others. For such a nice and expensive restaurant, we expected better.

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vipDebbie
Indiana
60 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love it here and come for dinner on special occasions, the Lobster Bisque is wonderful, our filet was cooked perfect, thank you for a wonderful dinner

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JessC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive service. Pricy, but expected. I’ve eaten here at least 5 times; never been disappointed.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the buffalo steak and my wife had the Chilean sea bass and both were outstanding.
The peach cheesecake was as good as it gets. I will definitely come back

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Chloetasha
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have eaten there before and loved it. This time the prices had skyrocketed and the food was mediocre. My beet salad was lovely but the veal was tough and had a slimy coating. My husbands fish was fine but nothing special for over $40. My pet peeve is taking my husbands plate away before I am finished eating and now feeling rushed. At an expensive restaurant this is not good. On top of that she asked what we wanted for desert while she was taking my husbands plate away and I am still eating. Sigh.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Rated as upscale however just average family restaurant quality and atmosphere. Even with a reservation it takes time to get seated and service is slow.

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Have dined here several times. This was worst experience. Had a 5:45 seating time. We were seated about 10 minutes early. Appetizer came on swiftly as did the salad course. By 6:45 we had still not received entree although other tables seated after us received theirs. A manager (?) came by trying to convince me they were very busy (multiple tables were still vacant) and this was reason for delay. Always look forward to weak excuses when expecting a enjoyable dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent although server should have served the entree to the lady first

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BradH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great steaks. Cooked to perfection ( three different temp at our table). Amazing atmosphere!

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AmandaB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Sea Bass and Filet were phenomenal and our waitress gave excellent service. Our only complaint is that the Shrimp Cocktail Prawn appetizer was unappealing as the shrimp were not deveined - they were also overcooked.

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ROSER
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with warm smiles and seated immediately. the server brought water immediately and took our drink orders. warm rolls were put on the table and we had ample time to look at the menu, which had a nice variety of everything to choose from. My husband chose the filet and I chose salmon. both were cooked to perfection. We enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed the food and service very much. Arnie (I believe) was our waitress. She did a great job! She was very professional and super helpful. I will definitely be returning soon!

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vipNd2374
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Can’t beat Frank Sinatra for background music. The servers were wonderful. The Cajun spiced black and blue ribeye was delicious. My wife enjoyed the salmon. The peach cheesecake was very good. Thank you for a great evening.

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JimP
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends during a visit to French Lick. The food and service was excellent. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the acorn squash salad. Both were outstanding. Is was a bit pricey but we knew it was going to be.

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vipMeganG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our dinner at Sinclair's was perfectly adequate. The food was excellent, actually, just delicious. BUT service plays into so much of the evening. Our service was curt and business like. Nothing about it added to the experience of the evening. I even had a specific question for the chef and our server answered "no" without even consulting the chef. When you are paying a premium for food/service, I would expect a little more. I will pick an alternate restaurant next time we are in the area.

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DonnaC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was peaceful. Our server was pleasant. Good variety.Unique food items.

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vipKyle
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sinclair’s is always a good choice. The staff is great and so is the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular visitors to West Baden and to Sinclair’s. We were there on the night before New Year’s Eve and the restaurant was limiting the number of guests due to New Years Eve preparations. We enjoyed our meal in every way. The stand out of the experience was a blackened Sea Bass filet with a lime butter reduction. It was exquisite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Horrible food and expensive!

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Tmoney
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Birthday dinner celebration for my wife.

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vipMrObjective
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with our experience. The food was excellent, and the servers were splendid. Our server, Shannon, did an excellent job. We will go to Sinclair's again!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was too expensive for what it was. Shared a salad, each had steak, shared asparagus and each had a glass of wine. It was over $130. We have better dinners at home

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Katie
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sinclair's is the perfect special occasion restaurant. Be ready to splurge. You won't be disappointed. Be prepared also to pay for the splurge. Worth every penny.

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IndyEd2046
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a bit pricey, the food and service was impeccable. A thoroughly wonderful time.

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IsaacK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Revisited after 6 year hiatus. Last time we could not have wine on Christmas Day. This time we coujld--and did, plus martinis! It was a five star experience on a very special day.

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ChristopherD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Reservation got messed up and they said I didn't have one. Had a strong opposition to helping me. I took my phone out and made a reservation in front of the host because there were available times every thirty minutes till closing. Don't know why they had such a problem with so much vacancy. This put a bad taste in my mouth buy the great waiter and food salvaged the dinner. Some of the best good I've had in a long time. A little pricey but worth it in my opinion.

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vipStrack
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth a dime for what you pay for

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vipMJohnson
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was just average. The filet was very salty and the risotto didn’t taste like they used Arborio rice. It seemed like normal white rice - not creamy at all

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, but very overpriced! Seafood stew had 2 shrimp and 2 scallops. Service was very good. Bananas Foster dessert prepared tableside was fantastic!

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vipJuneW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Relaxing environment.

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Anniversary
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steaks and Pork Chops were excellent. Side dishes are shareable, no need to get one for each person. Wine specials were also exceptional. Beautiful setting and the hotel atrium is amazing for relaxing before/after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & ambience

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vipKarla
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Steaks were prepared perfectly per temperature requests. I had bananas foster for dessert and my husband had the cheesecake and both were excellent.

The service however was almost nonexistent. We dined the Monday before Thanksgiving and there were only three tables occupied in the entire restaurant. Our server was very slow to take drink and food orders and our water glasses ran dry several times. When you pay fine dining prices you expect fine dining service excellence. Being remote in French Lick isn’t an excuse. Our bill for four was almost $500 because we had great wine and spared no expense but the service was not reflective. I’m sure we will eat there again because there aren’t many options when we visit French Lick for a week every year. I hope their attentiveness improves before next year.

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NorbP
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Slow service

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KE16
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Quality of food served needs improvement. If you must deep fry corn dogs instead of oven baking-- oil shouldnt be so hot. Both batches were hot dog crisps. Filet mignon lacking flavor. Brussel sprouts undercooked, also lacking flavor.

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PerryK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Server was very knowledgeable. I appreciated getting away from the hustle of the tree lighting activity for a quiet meal.

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CraigR
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Was first to be seated, took an hour and a half to get food. Was told the computer didn’t accept the order when it was placed. The food was mediocre and way over priced. Was very disappointed. Was my first time and also my last.

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