Sinclair's Restaurant

4.2
233 reviews
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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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RV
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We dined here two years ago in 2017. We've had a fantastic experience. We were very excited to return. It was a great disappointment. The menu was not very exciting and the food presented was mediocre at best. It felt like it is not the same place. The service was great, the staff was attentive, polite and entertaining.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fish of the day was red snapper and it was blackened and very good. Black and bleu Ribeye was cooked as ordered and very tender. Mushroom Risotto was good and a generous serving for 2. Service was excellent.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were working on the floor so we were moved to the atrium. It was still lovely and well done.

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HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was tasty and well plated, a bit pricey for the lack of guest service and atmosphere. Hostess was rude, server was slow and not informed about the menu. Electric keyboard was tacky.

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D
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter our wait staff was superb. From the wines, tuna tar tar, filet, sides& Peter personally making our Strawberry flaming dessert ( much better than any Bananas Foster) . We could not have had a better restaurant in NYC where our daughter lives. Matre D & staff were top notch. Even the fresh sautéed kale (my husband isn’t a veggie lover) were a big hit. He wanted the chef to share the recipe. Best Valentines dinner in our 21 years of marriage. West Baden Hotel & Sinclair’s are true gems!

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very enjoyable meal. There was a mistate on our order, but our server took care of the problem.
She served us well.

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LE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner a Sinclair’s in celebration of Valentine’s Day and it was as wonderful as always.
The food was delicious, service outstanding and ambiance elegant and relaxing.
Definitely recommend.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday here this past weekend. The wait staff was excellent as was the food and dinner progression. We paid $250 after tax and tip for 2 with a bottle of a modest wine. I don’t think it’s a great value, but the ambiance is a great way to make your spouse feel special. Sometimes, you just have to spend a bit for the wow factor

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MH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our steaks were perfect. The meal was really delicious. Service could have been much better. Our server argued with us about the way that we requested our steaks to be cooked, which we didn't appreciate. However the food made up for that part of our experience.

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OT
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience...service was good, nice dining room, food was good but a bit pricey. $50.00 for Lobster Fettucine was a bit much. Enjoyed the dish but wasn't a $50.00 dish in our opinion. Overall resort is beautiful and elegant. Enjoyed the tableside Banana's Foster but not sure it was a $29.00 dessert. Nonetheless, we had a pleasant evening and found the staff to be attentive, friendly and accommodating. We will be back to West Baden.

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SH
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I made reservations weeks ahead, and yet we were seated on the "café" side of the restaurant. There was only one other table of two and us. It was FREEZING!!!
As usual, the food and wait staff were terrific...but I don't know why we were "ostracized". Still the best restaurant in West Baden / French Lick. Don't waster your time or money at the French Lick steakhouse. Bah.

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KN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Recommend!

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KH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant! Steaks great! Appetizers so so. Good service. Very enjoyable.

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B
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here before several years ago and I was a little disappointed in the meal this time. My husband's steak was a little tough, temperature of the food was lukewarm and lastly, my lobster was tough.
The ambiance was nice, service was excellent. The tableside dessert was exquisite.

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Pre-New Year celebration

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TM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Took almost 2 hours for 4 people. Waiter rather came back. Paid $54 for a marginal steak that was over-cooked

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S
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I expect to pay more at a place like this and am willing to do so, but i expect the food and service to be in line with the cost. Service wasn’t terrible, but our server couldn’t answer some basic questions. Food was just not good. No other way to put it. Dinner for two was $240. We ordered the 6-course Chefs special and both left hungry. I’m very disappointed. Ate at a local bar in town (Legends) the next night for $50. It was great!

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DY
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overpriced for the food selection. Service needs improvement for the price. Steak over cooked when asked for med rare.

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CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My mom and I had dinner at Sinclair's while on a two-day trip to the Spa at West Baden. Overall, the food was good, but not as outstanding as would be expected from the prices. I had the lobster fettuccine, which had a nice portion of lobster, but the pasta was a bit lacking in flavor. My mom had the rack of lamb, which was quite good. My salad was nice and my mom reported that the lobster bisque was good. The dessert - the chocolate dome - was predictable but perfect for a good dose of chocolate at the end of the meal. Our server, Marcia, was lovely and attentive (we were also served by her for breakfast in Sinclair's Cafe, and she was again great.) However, we were taken aback by the attitude of the hostess when we arrived for our reservation - she was sullen, appeared irritated with having to seat us, and went about her duties as if they were a chore. We noted that her attitude appeared to improve over the course of the evening as she sat other guests, so it is very possible we caught her at a bad time, but our interaction with her did not set the best tone.

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RW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always love the experiences at French Lick and West Baden. Food is very good, with a little more love and care paying attention to the nuances would bring the food up to excellent

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N
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This was our first visit to Sinclair's at the West Baden Resort. The menu was very limited, but the lamb and beef fillet entrees we chose were very good. Most side dishes were a la carte. The waitress was not very friendly at all, very business-like with no smile or small talk. Overall, it was expensive for what you got and the atmosphere was less than cozy. We will not be back, unfortunately.

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GL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

What is billed as a fine-dining experience was not even close as food had to be returned to the kitchen 2 times; final delivery was made by the manager. The special occasion was an utter disappointment

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KL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sinclair's is always outstanding, especially during the Holidays with the big tree in the dome!!

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o
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. We had 3 grandchildren with us who waited over 25 minutes just to get their sodas. The food was terrible and the prices did not reflect the poor quality of the food.

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CD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came to Sinclair's for a special outing and we were very impressed! The quality of the dining experience was unmatched. Our server, Peter, was incredible and very attentive. The ribeye was one of the best I've ever had. The mushroom risotto was incredible and big enough for 2 to share easily. The pricing isn't for a regular occasions but it is definitely something special if you get the chance.

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H
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food is exceptional here the last times I’ve been there. But this time I felt that it was just not up to previous visits. The service was excellent.

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FW
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful and the setting has a lovely historical feel. Unfortunately our meal was incredibly over priced. Very limited menu and over priced mediocre wine list. My husband enjoyed his lamb but my eggplant (the only meatless option) was undercooked. The strawberries au poivre, prepared table-side, was delicious.

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DM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice meal, service was great, choices are limited, salads were overvalued and not great but entrees were awesome, ambiance is very nice. My only complaint is that there was a dinner party in an adjoining room with open ceiling and one lady shrieked laughter extremely loud the whole time. If you have a quiet dinner setting you should not have a rowdy party in the adjoining area.

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C
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great service in a beautiful setting! One of the best meals we’ve had.

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HM
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Know what you are getting. French Lick is not a culinary destination. Sinclair's is located in the historical and beautiful West Baden Hotel. It's good food, but not as good as the surroundings, atmosphere, and presentation would lead you to believe. Also, while the servers were friendly and responsive, it is a notch below what you would see in a fine dining establishment. Still, I'd recommend it if you find yourself in French Lick — just don't go with too high of expectations and you will leave happy.

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WW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The Filet was way too salty. The Ribeye with its dark mushroom sauce was difficult to cut around the steak's marbling, when combined with the dining room's low light. The pea salad was difficult to eat due to the length of the stems on the greens. The grilled asparagus side and sauce were both good, as was the signature Dark Chocolate Dome. Overall disappointed that a $200 meal without any drinks was not better, especially the main courses.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server made the meal a real treat - we enjoyed our selections - the stuffed eggplant is particularly delicious and not to be missed - if you like ratatouille, you’ll love this !

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BT
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was really good and in very large proportions.

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JH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in the West Baden Hotel. Great staff. Accommodating to our needs. We were dining with a five month old and felt very welcomed. My daughter requested her dinner prepared in a certain way and she got exactly what she asked for. I will definitely return.

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M
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 26th anniversary. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The pea salad was a perfect serving and a great start. We both ordered the rib eye. Typically we prefer our steaks with no sauce accompaniment. The foie grass butter was a nice touch. Price was on point considering the portion - leftover of steak and potato was another meal the following day. Our server, Kristine, was attentive and attributed to our positive experience. We were pleased with the entire staff and meal. Thank you.

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s
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. While this may be on the expensive end of a person's food budget, it's well worth the expense.

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j
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and ambiance. Food was wonderful. As good as it gets with a “resort casual” dress.

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H
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the chief prefix menu! It was awesome! The chief cam out and explained a few of the courses. The food was delicious and creative we had a lot of fun!

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c
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was on par with expectations of fine dining. Salad was delicious and well thought out, but pasta was over sauced, salty and the lobster overcooked and tough. I ordered asparagus as a replacement as I am not a fava bean fan - but got a side for two or even three people I couldn't begin to finish. I was disappointed in the overall dish. The server cked on me only once after dinner was brought to me - I just found the experience underwhelming.
All that being said the ambiance was striking, beautiful and peaceful. The history of the architecture is breathtaking and the antiques are gorgeous. The wine was crisp and refreshing. The severs kept my water and bread/butter filled and they seemed to try their best to provide a good experience overall.

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OT
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sinclair’s was amazing ! You walk into a columned room with very high ceilings! Gold,black and red carpet and unique booths for a table of 2!
Peter was a very attentive waiter, who paced our dinner without the usual rush! Shrimp Cocktail and New York Strips and Asparagus all cooked to perfection ! Can’t wait to get back to West Baden!

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