Tinker Street

4.7
87 reviews
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Wine Bar
Nestled in Herron-Morton Place, a historic neighborhood adjacent to the Old Northside Historic District, Tinker Street is a nod to 16th Street’s name during the dirt-road days of the 1800s. Today, it’s a seven-dollar Uber ride from downtown hotels, a pleasant stroll for neighbors, and a convenient drive from most parts of town.
The dinner menu changes seasonally to capture the flavors of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are abundant–and clearly marked on the menu. Tinker Street, which serves guests 21 and older, has array of wine offerings be it red, white, sparking and everything in between.
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Indiana
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city!

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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with fun flavor profiles to try. I suggest ordering for the table and sharing; it's a great way to try several dishes.

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LT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, the food, and the presentation were all superb! I highly recommend the restaurant and am looking forward to a return visit.

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TC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such great service, food, and ambience! Great start with a little pour of prosecco. Talk with the somm and get some good wine recommendations. Seriously, those shrimp & grits though... woah! Super killer.

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Indiana
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was extremely slow. Food was good , expensive and really not worth the price. No sure I would return

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BT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant to entertain for business or take your spouse to for a special occasion. I have been here twice and each time the service was great and the food phenomenal.

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JD
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had what I would consider a "dining experience" at Tinker Street this past weekend. The service was superb from our entrance into the restaurant all the way through leaving. It's rare that a restaurant can pull off a true team-approach to service, but Tinker Street does it. We were taken care of well by the entire staff, with our primary server leading the way. They were helpful and amiable, but not intrusive. Special kudos to Tara.

Additionally, the food was superb. We were able to treat our meals as family style and taste test a great diversity in items. Priced fairly for fresh, unique, and delicious appetizers, entrees, and deserts. One of my new favorite spots in Indy.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Try the tater tots. Not your grandmother’s tater tots by any means!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were great with tons of recommendations based on the kinds of wines and foods we said that we like. We were in a rush trying to make a show, and once we told the staff, they were amazing at getting us in and out in time. Plus, several tried to make sure that we knew there was wine left in our bottle when we were leaving in case we wanted to take it!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tinker Street never disappoints!!! Always fun & the food is fabulous!

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L
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great staff, very accommodating and let us know about local events. Good food, great recommendations and fair price!
Was surprised that we sat out in their addition but they kept it very cozy in there!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Savor Indy menu.

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RP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and inventive food choices served by knowledgeable and graceful wait-people.

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JD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Went last year and loved it. Menu has changed quite considerably and they stuck us in the converted outside room and froze. Tables were only 6 inches apart and super noisy. I will not be back.

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IS
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening! Food was fabulous, server was great and we love the Tinker vibe.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork Belly Entree was sensational, perfect portion size. The kimchi made the dish!

Red Velvet Brownie for dessert was the perfect end to the meal. Must try.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Great wine selection. The beef bourguignon was very tough and chewy.

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EA
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous unique place! Gourmet food with awesome presentation. Servers all very friendly and didn’t rush you between each course. A gem of a place!

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C
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food...mushroom bruschetta and the pork belly! First time I was served by Kayla. She was delightful.

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tinker Street is one of the top 3 restaurants in town. I have never had a bad experience there and love the food. The quantity of food is right for the dollars spent and the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tables are a little close together (as they are in most restaurants these days) but we usually end up having a fun interaction with whomever is next to us.

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DH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. What we really appreciated was the service rendered by the wait staff. It was very evident they wanted guest to enjoy their experience.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We did a couples dinner date and had a party a 8. It was quite packed (probably due to Valentine’s Day) and not a lot of room to wait, but they were very accommodating and had a server for drinks while we waited.

I recommend having a reservation, arriving a few minutes before the reservation and make sure your entire party is on time, as you will not be seated until your entire party has arrived.

For the size of the party, we had exceptional service, tabs were all accurate, and food was delicious.

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J
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time visit was a home run, the food was awesome. Def would recommend this place esp if looking for something different.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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BC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our favorite dinner spot in Indy! Love the champagne greeting & the food:)

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KG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In town for a conference and wanted to get out of downtown and into a neighborhood. We made the perfect choice with Tinker Street. The staff was warm and knowledgeable about the menu. The wine list has something for everyone, from a nice glass to a splurge bottle. Our dinners were exceptional. The Valentine gnocchi/paella plate was creative and delicious and the shrimp and grits perfect. We picked the fried Brussels sprouts at the suggestion of our server and he was right.

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JL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! Food, service, environment all great. We had the scallions and the pork belly. Tinker Street is one of the best restaurants in Indy!!!

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w
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third or fourth time I've been there. Every time is a treat! I've even brought friends there who IMMENSELY enjoyed the unique twists they put on things. What a special place.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive without being intrusive. Just the right balance. It was clearly a comfortable, well- balanced service.

The food was excellent. We had very nicely presented crab cakes as a starter. They were very tasty and just the right size for a starter.

I had the shrimp and grits which is their signature entree. Great taste with just the right spiciness.

My wife had the baked raclette and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Brandon Kellner's touch is evident. Well done!

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JB
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not up to the usual (admittedly high) standards - went early and maybe the kitchen hadn’t gotten into a groove? Burnt out from a hectic Valentines? Everything (except the raw oysters ;-) seemed a little over done. Brussels sprouts were mostly leaves...beef bourguignon was dry (made ahead and then sauced?) and skate wing almost blackened...still tasty but the vegetables it came with kind of charred.

Been to Tinker quite a bit and it’s still a neighborhood favorite, but it kinda seems to be slipping...too bad if so...will give it another shot sometime soon and report back.

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal! Service, ambiance, and food was 100% from start to finish. Josh gave us superb service....attentive, informative, friendly, and thorough. This place is a must for anyone who wants an excellent experience.

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RH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, from the greeting we received to the service and wonderful food! Highly recommend!

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is absolutely incredible. Service is always great. Can’t wait to dine there again

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tinker Street never disappoints. The menu is always creative and the food is absolutely delicious. The service is 5 star.

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TH
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every minute and every bite! The bubbly beginning is such a nice little touch. The grapefruit salad was SO good and different from any other salad we've had. I had the shrimp and grits, SO MUCH FLAVOR...wow! My husband had the beef bourguignon and he loved it as well. And then, omgosh...we don't normally do dessert, but we went here as our early Valentine's Day dinner and splurged a little. We had the ricotta doughnuts...nom nom nom :-) It was just a delightful experience all the way around. Yummy and fun, what more can you ask for?!

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DF
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner on Saturday evening, 2/9. She had the scallops and I had the shrimp and grits. Both were excellent. We also had the soup and brussel sprouts. Yummy. Good stuff...

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JD
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tinker Street is always a treat. Great food, perfect portions, creative dishes served by knowledgeable staff. It's even better now that we can make reservations.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the atmosphere of Tinker Street. The setup is amazing. The servers were awesome, attentive, patient (my party unintentionally ended up staying past closing conversing and enjoying the time). I ordered the Shrimp & Grits which immediately took me back to my southern mom’s homemade grits—perfection!

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G
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tinker Street never fails to delight. The food is always innovative, tasty and better than one has the right to expect. Perhaps the best thing about Tinker is the staff, including Reina, Chloe, Kale, Cris, Kyle, Rico and especially their Head Server, Ashlee. She is knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, and flawless in her presentation. I would follow Ashlee even if she left Tinker and went to McDonald's, as Ashlee's presence would make it worthwhile to eat Big Macs.

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Indiana
51 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time dining at Tinker Street and was pleased that they accepted reservations and have on site parking.
There were plenty of wait staff to have every need met and questions answered. They were all well trained and knowledgeable. I would think it would be difficult for staff because there were ingredients that I had never heard of before.
We started with an appetizer-a very generous portion of specialty Brussels Sprouts- totally amazing! For my main course, I chose the cauliflower steak. Really unique and a delightful mix of flavors, even for a non-vegetarian.

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