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Stompin Barley

4.4
110 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Stompin Barley is the perfect place to wine down with good company. The menu is focused around delectable locally sourced small plates and entrees which are designed and created in our scratch kitchen. Come in and enjoy our fine food, wines from around the world and craft beers in an elegant but casual environment located at the crossroads of Hamilton County.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(317) 764-2974
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jake Huffer
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Cross street
146th
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 110 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
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4.1
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten here several times before and only twice had a negative experience. Once was with an inexperienced or badly trained waitress and the second was when we ordered the pork tenderloin sliders which had a minuscule amount of meat in them but it was tasty. Our food has been on the whole been very good here but Saturday we had a young waitress and she was not well trained. In a restaurant like Stompin Barley you shouldn’t need to have to ask for more silverware. My husband had the Caesar Salad which was good and I had the Wedge Salad which was also good. I had the Shrimp and Grits . It was Florentine on Saturday and whilst good it could have been even better with a little more sauce. My husband had the Scallops which were only served with Asparagus for $26 - Some New potatoes or pasta would have been a good addition. We find the wine list a little pricey and nearly always have the Cune Rioja.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

A hidden gem! The name leads you to think it’s more of a beer and burger place, but the menu, wine list and ambiance are lovely! Beautiful interior, good service! Food for the most part was great. Would definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I reserved my table online but called to ask if they were baby friendly as my group had a 1 year old and they said they accommodate minors but there were no high chairs. Someone then called me back Bc the owner offered to bring in a high chair from home which was extremely thoughtful. The waitress was amazing and sneaky. I kept grabbing my glass of water and getting surprised because it was somehow always full. Very kind people. The interior is beautiful and modern. My only problem was with the food. It was presented beautifully but had no flavor. And the portions were very small. The desserts seemed to be premade or something. This business has potential but might need to up their food game.

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great waiter but... would have been better off not opening... the great truffle fries we’re oily. Could not get ice tea. Food wrong temp on steaks. Heard the chef left from last time we were here... brought 2 year old no high chair was told they were looking to be a 21 and up location but nothing on here or at the rest. Said that. Look they have a great idea and a lot of the food was great but the downside was huge tonight. Will miss the crab soup but tonight’s was very good. The owner needs to set the standards then make them work, tonight was a great effort by almost zero staff! Will give it a try again as it was great the first time ...

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Phenomenal dinner, great service, zero kids, great place for our anniversary

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed but we had the Tenderloin Sliders on Friday night and there was very little pork in them. There was only enough meat in two for one slider. Quality was fine but I am not sure it was pork tenderloin - more like roast pork. We will definitely return. Waitress Gretchen (?) was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nice restaurant. Food was delicious and presentation very nice. Nice room and ambience. Upper scale dining vs. the name, which sounds like a brew pub.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

was really looking forward to trying this place but should have know Easter was not the time to do it - prime rib was undercooked & chewy, salmon was extremely salty, alfredo was sticky & bacon was greasy + NO dessert, not even a cookie :(( but decor was attractive & food presentation was nice, may try again later but not at the top of my list, sorry

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was fabulous! There were 4 of us dining and each of us ordered the 6 oz. fillet. with a salad. The steak was cooked perfectly for each of us and the presentation was outstanding! We loved the wedge salad as well as the Caesar salad...both were delicious. There was a great selection of wine to choose from. My husband and I love this place...it's one of our favorites! Try the Shrimp & Grits or the Salmon or actually anything on the menu...you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was excellent. Would like to see expanded menu. We don’t eat fish or pork, so there only two other choices

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

First visit and very enjoyable. We ordered from the Taste of Hamilton County prix fixe menu
($36). The value was amazing. My husband had the octopus appetizer, Korean ribs and strawberry parfait and I had she-crab soup, salmon, and flourless coffee cake. Both of us were delighted with every dish. The coffee cake was more chocolate-y than coffee flavored so they could call it flourlesss mocha cake and thereby capture the coffee and chocolate lovers' vote.
We ordered a bottle of red Conundrum to drink and were tickled to find it was a liter instead of 75cl. The screw cap came into its own, so now enjoy this easy wine tomorrow night as well.
Gretchen, our waitress knew a lot and quickly returned with answers to our most penetrating questions. Kudos to an incredible chef.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We all enjoyed our food selections and the decor and ambiance are very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Outstanding food! The preparation and presentation are always excellent! We took newbie's with us and they were very happy with their choices. Continue to hope more people find it and become devoted to it so it doesn't go away!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Bring back the butternut squash caprese! So good! Love it and locale

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food is amazing and they offer a nice variety.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We enjoyed two salads and wine. You have the option of salads, small plates and full entrees so they can satisfy any appetite level. The menu changes seasonally. It does not have ordinary meat and potatoes type food. If you like to try new things, this is the place to go in NE Carmel, easily accesible from west Fishers and south Noblesville too

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Don't let the name fool you! This is not a brewery with bar food. It's a casual chic restaurant with a good beer and wine list and a seasonal menu of interesting culinary creations. They recently changed the set-up of the restaurant to provide for a separate bar area with high-top tables with very cushy, comfortable seats. This is a neighborhood gem, in a easy-to-miss spot, with an unfortunately deceptive name! Try it; you'll like it!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We went to Stompin Barley on the recommendation of a friend. It did not disappoint. We had a table of 6 and we all had to share a bite of each others food, it was so good. Overall vibe of the place is good, food is displayed with a flair. I highly recommend Chef Kyle's menu!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our first time to experience Stompin' Barley tonight. The Pulled Pork Egg Rolls were really good! The Filet and Beef Medallions were cooked to perfection with great flavor! The Cajun Sweet Poitato Fries were super good but spicier than we thought they'd be but very good! The Brussel Sprouts were also fantastic; crunchy like I like! The Chocolate Cake was good but a little dry. We added Ice Cream with it and it was so good with the fresh brewed Coffee we ordered. Our server Lauren was knowledgeable and very attentive to our needs; refills were there before we asked and service was great! The restaurant itself was nicely decorated and very clean. Beer and wine only! We're goin' back!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Nice local restaurant. Good selection of wine. Very good food

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food never fails to please us. The chef is innovative and his menu shows this. His Devour Menu was excellent. Patrick our waiter was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Waiter was very attentive and equally as accomadating. My initial thought was $38.70 was pricey for a glass of wine, salmon salad and tip ... but the salmon was VERY fresh. Often times when you get salmon on a salad at other restaurants ... it is fishy, not tasty and there is nothing exciting about adding it to the salad. I typically do not eat fish as I am vegan. (If necessary, my only protein exception is shrimp and salmon.). A vegan burger addition to the menu would be real nice! To be candid, The Local has a vegan burger and Four Day Ray has a vegan burger, so I frequent them. I would dine there, again.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The wine menu and it was fantastic! We had the fillet and salmon. It was honestly the best cedar plank salmon I have ever had in my life, the flavor was amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great atmosphere. You HAVE to try the grilled cheese appetizer. Go ahead, you deserve it!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

For my mom's birthday, I took her and my aunt's to Stompin' Barley. I had been there twice before, but they had not been and loved it. We all had the salmon and a nice bottle of wine. Service was great!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Our first time in and it meet all our expectations. The food was very good. My husband did wish that the lamb more but other than that we were pleased with everything.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The lamb chops were exceptional. A respectable wine list with reasonable prices for full bottles. My wife choose a seafood dish and was very pleased.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Perfect as always. One of the top 3 restaurants in the greater Carmel, IN area including those spots (i.e., Provision) along the 86th Street / Keystone corridor. If you haven't tried Stompin Barley, you are missing out on great food, wine and exceptional service from local owners. Forego the chains and dine at Stompin Barley.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was slow at first. Food was good. Manager noticed service was slow and inquired to see if it had improved. With that gesture I will return again.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Quaint , smaller restaurant,. Food was excellent...chicken gnocchi dinner plate was phenomenal! Service was good also. Definitely recommend this restaurant for a couple's night out.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Restaurant. Found it on Open Table. Menu looked good and we are always looking for new places to try. Food very good, service friendly and knowledable. Busy but service good. Attitude of staff, grateful that we were there. Menu not large
But enough to satisfy most people’s taste. Nice ambience. Stoppin Barley did not dissappoint.
Nice find in east Carmel.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always! A gem to experience!

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

While the menu was interesting, the food prep did not support it. There was a few minutes wait between my son and daughter-in-law getting their food and my husband and I getting ours. His lamb chops was lovely, the scallops (daughter-in-law) was average. My son's shrimp was spicy, but not advertised as such. My chicken gnocchi was disappointing. The chicken was grilled nicely and flavorful, the gnocchi was dismal and not eatable. It should never have been on the plate. The roasted squash medley was good, but somewhat sweet and very similar to the squash and mozzarella caprese salad.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Greeted warmly by owners during Devour week. Great to see the restaurant hopping on a Saturday night. Our waiter was friendly and informative. Husband went with the lamb selection off the Devour menu. I’m not a big fan of lamb but this was delicious! I chose the scallops and they were perfectly cooked. Both dishes had a nice presentation. To end the evening I had the flourless chocolate cake. I loved it and not being overly sweet, I was able to enjoy it with the last bit of Cab left in my glass. Thanks for an enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful place for a delicious dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice local resturant

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

My wife had the filet, I had the lamb chops. The filet had no flavor. The lamb chops were bland and they were on top of a huge mound of lentils that dwarfed the chops. We are willing to try the brunch because it sounds great, we won’t have a repeat of the meals tonight.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

First time at the Barley. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this place for a great experience.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Went there for the first time for Devour Indy. Lots of wine choices, in addition to craft & domestic beer choices. The scallops were delicious - the best scallops I have ever had - the whole dish was delicious and well prepared. The flat iron steak was ordered medium, but came well done, and sent back to the kitchen for one that came out medium. The service was very good. We will definitely return for drinks, small plates, & the scallops, of course.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I went here for Devour Indy. The first two courses were amazing. I had the beef tataki for an appetizer and it was fantastic and very tender. Then I had the flat iron steak with potatoes for dinner and it was cooked perfectly and had a lot of flavor. The potatoes were also seasoned deliciously, and I really enjoyed them as well. For dessert however, I chose the tiramisu Panna Cotta and it was absolutely horrible - I could not even finish it. It tasted nothing like tiramisu and there was no coffee flavor at all. It was 2 unsoaked lady fingers that had no flavor with basically a chocolate cream jello. I was very disappointed in the dessert because I love Tiramisu so much but I didn’t like this rendition.

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