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Vivante Dining Room - Vivante French Eatery, Carmel, IN

Vivante French Eatery

4.2
4.2
564 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Vivante French Eatery offers an approachable yet elegant dining experience for all. Inspired by a creative and hearty cuisine from the French countryside. Vivante’s dining experience is something to share and savor with great company.

Inspire your taste buds with a perfect craft cocktail created by our talented mixologists or enjoy a classic offering from our carefully selected wine and beer list that has something for everyone.

We are located east of the Monon Trail at the stunning Hotel Carmichael, in the heart of Carmel City Center.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 688-1952

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Crouch

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy an intimate evening with family and friends or host a business meeting at Vivante French Eatery's private dining room. With flexible seating arrangements that can host up to 16 guests, our private dining room is the perfect choice for your work and celebrations.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 795-0187

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel / Westfield

  • Cross street

    City Center Drive

  • Parking details

    Self parking available in the garage located below and also the Veterans garage. Valet parking is available outside the front doors of the hotel. Alternatively walk in from the Monon Trail.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. O

    Outstanding

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good. Waitress seemed distracted and was a little slow. Good overall experience.
  2. MA

    MelissaA

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service from the minute you walk in the door. Waitress was awesome!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Didn’t have the best experience. Food was average. Service was slow. We were guests at the hotel celebrating our engagement and they didn’t even acknowledge it.
  4. b

    brucem

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We’ve eaten here since they opened during the pandemic, and that excuse is long gone. The food is generally very good, and I have no issues there. However, they’ve never gotten the service end under control. My latest visit is a perfect example. We had reservations before a show next door. We were seated and waited 15-20 minutes and not one person had stopped by. No water, no drinks, nothing. I finally got up and asked someone to serve us. The service was marginally better thereafter. Never had my water refilled, never asked if we wanted dessert, not what you would expect from a high end restaurant. I understand why places are having a tough time hiring good help, and accept that. However, if you are going to charge the prices that they are charging, the service needs to be commiserate with that price. It’s been over a year and isn’t close.
  5. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful facility. Servers were slammed but tried their best. Probably was the food. French Onion soup was delicious but the smallest serving I’ve ever seen. Crocque Monsuer was served with an overwhelming amount of bread. Ham was delicious.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 26, 2022Hi James! Thank you so much for the 4 stars, we hope to earn that fifth star on your next visit! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025.

  6. CR

    CindyR

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Ate outside and had a great time. Bill was presented and she never asked if we wanted dessert.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 26, 2022Hi Goldy! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  7. GB

    Goldyandher3Bears

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in Carmel. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive and nice. We were able to talk and hear each other due to the lovely atomosphere. The decor is beautiful. Perfect spot for a special night out.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 17, 2022Hi Goldy! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the over the top comments, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  8. WC

    WendyC

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food, quiet, great service.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 17, 2022Hi Wendy! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the over the top comments, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  9. SB

    ScottB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding brunch. At first glance seems a little expensive, but you're paying for quality. Also, surprisingly the servings were very subtstantial. The crab benedict is to die for, delicious scones, and girlfriend loved the bacon quiche (huge). On that day, service was too slow. An hour for brunch was too much, but I wouldn't let it get in the way of going again.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 17, 2022Hi Scott! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  10. EC

    ElaineC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best French Onion soup I’ve ever had. The ribeye and duck were delicious. We will definitely go back.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 11, 2022Hi Elaine! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the over the top comments, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  11. TL

    TomL

    Indiana

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden jewel! Classy comes to mind. Definitely a very beautiful restaurant. Brand new. Fantastic food and service. Small menu but still a wonderful selection. Great for any special occasion or just a special evening out. I hear that the weekend brunch is fabulous.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 11, 2022Hi Tom! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the over the top comments, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  12. RH

    RobinH

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love the ambiance and food here. The service is always very good. Treat yourself to perfectly executed French cuisine.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 11, 2022Hi Robin! Thank you so much for the 4 stars and the kind words, we hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit! Through coaching and encouragement we work day by day to make this restaurant the best it can be. Eric Kichler, Vivante Manager 317-688-1025

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant but the only thing “French” about it was the French onion soup on the menu.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 11, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 4 stars and the kind words, we hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit! Through coaching and encouragement we work day by day to make this restaurant the best it can be. Eric Kichler, Vivante Manager 317-688-1025

  14. B

    Blackrobe

    St. Louis

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were excited to dine at a French eatery. The evening started with the restaurant very difficult to locate for someone out of town. We were greeted by a pouty hostess who never smiled the entire time we were there. Our waitress was fine except that no one bothered to keep our water glasses full. If there is a dress requirement I sure don't know what it is. Patrons were dressed in everything from dresses and suits to shorts and polo shirts. Waitresses were appropriately attired. Now the food. It was good. It was prepared in a French manner but it was nothing special which is what we were seeking. I wouldn't go out of my way to dine here again. There are much better places available.
  15. JB

    JaneB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere, and the best of staff!

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 11, 2022Hi Jane! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the over the top comments, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  16. SH

    StevenH

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This is a beautiful restaurant. We had a reservation at about 7 and we were the only patrons there, which was a little odd. When we left at 9 there were several groups there but it never got busy. Service was very good - but that may not mean a lot if no one was there. I had the prime rib and it was very good. Others had the lamb and were not impressed. Drinks were quite good and they weren’t stingy on the pours. I would go back but others in my party might not.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 1, 2022Hi Steven! Thank you for the 3 stars, we hope to earn that 4th or 5th star on your next visit! Eric Kichler, Vivante Manager 317-688-1025

  17. SE

    SamsEats

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious spot for brunch! Don't miss the scones and jam for starters! The Roqfeort omelette is the perfect combination of ingredients. The eggs were light and the portion size was right on. Our daughter had the traditional Eggs Benedict and it was delicious too. Very nice atmosphere with a bright, open feel. Very easy to have a conversation. Lots of breakfast/brunch items to choose from all with a gourmet touch. The manager and server were attentive and pleasant. We'll be back!

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 30, 2022Hi Sam! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the over the top comments, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Came in for a solo date night and had a lovely experience. Serena the bartender was great and made some amazing drinks. I did not love the food but the spicy mussels were a great starter, the bread was BOMB. As was the crème brûlée. Awesome team, very friendly folks and great energy, views and ambience

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 30, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 3 stars and the kind words, we certainly appreciate it and hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit! Just showed this to Serena she was very excited! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  19. k

    kyleek

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very Nice French restaurant even though it was in side a hotel.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 11, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind wordss, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  20. c

    christy

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Good food. Service has declined since our first visit.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 30, 2022Hi Nanette! Thank you so much for the 4 stars and the kind words, we hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit! Through coaching and encouragement we work day by day to make this restaurant the best it can be. Eric Kichler, Vivante Manager 317-688-1025

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and building, super friendly staff, fast service with amazing food, Baked Camembert was absolutely fantastic!

    Vivante French EateryResponded on September 11, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the over the top comments, it really means a lot to us! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service ever food was delicious even brought a free cake for my birthday

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 27, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, we certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A touch of Paris in Indiana - love the food and ambiance with great views of the trail. Nice staff, too!

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 25, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, we certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  24. PD

    PaulD

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  25. NP

    NanetteP

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Nice upscale new restaurant with a fabulous menu! Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful food presentation!

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 25, 2022Hi Nanette! Thank you so much for the 4 stars and the kind words, we hope to earn that 5th star on your next visit! Eric Kichler, Vivante Manager 317-688-1025

  26. B

    Babygirl

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was superb and the food was divine!

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 25, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, we certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  27. NK

    NKE1

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Need to improve service levels through better staff training

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 25, 2022Hi NKE! Thank you so much for the feedback, it is our goal to get better day by day through training and coaching to provide the best guest experience possible, please feel free to contact me any time for any reason. Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-688-1025

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Great meal great four. Drinks fine k prices highly lol

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 25, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, we certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  29. D

    Dinner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. Escargot in the shell was delicious. Recommend the halibut.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 25, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, we certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Vivante Restaurant Manager 317-388-1025

  30. TK

    TraciKing

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The bread was bland and mediocre, the meal did not contain what was on the menu and was missing the brussel sprouts. My husband's meal missing the string beans. For a French restaurant with a notable chef it was very disappointing. Duck portion was very small, chicken was very hard to eat and without the indicated vegetables the meal was less than successful. The waitress, however, was super great, very attentive and so very nice.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met my sister and niece for her 3rd birthday. Brunch was delicious! Hard to decide because it all looked good. Kids menu was great too! They were very nice. I brought my nine month old and I’m always worried she will be too loud or too messy. The staff was welcoming of us and the little ones. I started wiping down the high chair after we finished when the server stopped me and assured me the mess was more than ok and they would take care of it. The hostess even offered to take some pictures of the four of us to remember my niece’s birthday. We will definitely be going back!
  32. JK

    JenniferK

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Terrific French cuisine in a beautiful restaurant space. Lovely ambiance and it faces the Palladium. The host was terrific. I think our waitress struggled but she got it all right in the end. Had a lovely time.
  33. LP

    LindaP

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Staff needs training on how to serve a fine French meal. Cocktails should be served first and savored. Then the appetizer; escargot w/o bread? The halibut was tasty but the gnocchi was store bought and the sauce tasted like the unremarkable tomato soup I had as my starter. We were made to feel like they were in a hurry to get us out of there!
  34. S

    Susan

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant but the food was nothing special. My Halibut was overcooked (dry) and my husband had the Scallops which were just okay. Soufflé was disappointing. Service however was great. We were celebrating our anniversary and everyone kept asking if it was a special occasion but no recognition by the restaurant.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday for FIL. They had a nice birthday card signed by the staff at the table. Exceptional food!! Service was good, could have been a bit more attentive.
  36. G

    Gary

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved evrything about this place! Even a great bartender Shane- fantastic view- wonderful food- great server.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 1, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words, I will make sure Shane sees this! We certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Manager Vivante French Eatery, 317-688-1025

  37. h

    hhdrf

    Indiana

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always

    Vivante French EateryResponded on August 1, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words! We certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Manager Vivante French Eatery, 317-688-1025

  38. B

    Babaloo

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    While the food was good the service was extremely slow-not due to our server who was very polite. Also the menu online differs from the menu used-we chose the restaurant for its online menu. It’s a beautiful restaurant but we won’t return.
  39. BR

    BigRed

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top in every way.
  40. JV

    JanellV

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was exceptional. Portions were small but I prefer that. Selection of menu items is a little limited, but all choices sounded great. Recommend for a nice, sophisticated meal.

    Vivante French EateryResponded on July 24, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the kind words! We certainly appreciate it! Eric Kichler, Manager Vivante French Eatery, 317-688-1025

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Vivante French Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 688-1952.

Vivante French Eatery is rated 4.2 stars by 564 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 13 times today
Google Map for Vivante French Eatery

1 Carmichael Square, Carmel, IN 46032

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    City Center Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel / Westfield

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking available in the garage located below and also the Veterans garage. Valet parking is available outside the front doors of the hotel. Alternatively walk in from the Monon Trail.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Crouch

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 688-1952

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy an intimate evening with family and friends or host a business meeting at Vivante French Eatery's private dining room. With flexible seating arrangements that can host up to 16 guests, our private dining room is the perfect choice for your work and celebrations.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 795-0187

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