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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Indianapolis

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Indianapolis? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (1933)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
Vida provides an unparalleled dining experience with fresh, innovative Modern American cuisine, carefully crafted cocktails, a diverse wine collection and professional fine dining service, all in a warm, approachable environment.
Top review
Klmorris14vip
Dined 1 day ago
The meal was outstanding. Excellent food and service as always. One of Indy’s best!
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4.8
4.8 (2477)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
NW Indy / Zionsville
About the restaurant
Welcome to OAKLEYS bistro where food is our passion and sharing it with our guests is our joy! To learn more about us, we encourage you to visit our website at www.oakleysbistro.com; better yet, we invite you to join us and experience for yourself that we love what we do and it shows! We’re honored with local and national recognition such as Indianapolis Monthly’s 2006 “Super Star” and 2005 “Restaurant of the Year” and Bon Appétit’s “hottest restaurant from coast to coast;” but, we most cherish the accolades from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you ~ Steven J. Oakley, Chef/Proprietor...
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food was excellent and the server was attentive and friendly.
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4.8
4.8 (2595)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler
About the restaurant
Meridian Restaurant and Bar is located in the Meridian Street Historic District on the north side of Indianapolis. Meridian is a fine dining establishment serving innovative American cuisine. Our menu incorporates regional American and international flavors sure to please any palate and offers a selection of natural beef, fresh fish, pork, chicken, and pastas. Our curated wine list is a perfect companion for the menu, and we offer a full selection of cocktails and beer as well. The intimate setting and professional staff provide one of the most unique dining experiences in Indianapolis.
Top review
Grans
Dined 2 days ago
An asset to the Northside. Well located for Meridian Kessler and Butler Tarkington. Always attentive staff. Interesting menu mix of standard faves and new limited run dishes.
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4.8
4.8 (1896)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Noblesville
About the restaurant
Hamilton County's favorite local restaurant and bar, located in Cicero, Indiana! Our multiple level restaurant offers a unique dining experience on every floor! Our main dining area is family friendly and the perfect spot to watch a game or gather with friends and family. The Cellar and Hideout Lounge on the lower level are our over 21 areas with an additional bar, multiple fireplaces and a cozy speakeasy atmosphere! The menu is deliciously diverse with quality steaks, pastas, sandwiches and chicken & fish entrees. The unique décor, ambience, and menu of 10 West has had the place packed since its opening!
Top review
RalphPvip
Dined 6 days ago
Our food was absolutely delicious! I had steak and my husband had the pork chops. We were both so pleased with the taste and quality of the meals. Service was great! We were downstairs and it was a bit chilly, but we will be back for the amazing food!
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4.8
4.8 (1674)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler
About the restaurant
Locally owned and operated, we are focused on bringing you the best, locally sourced, seasonal menu selections, as well as boutique wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Located on the northern end of Broad Ripple Village, The Northside Social is a place for neighbors, visitors and friends to share a meal, relax and unwind in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Opened in 2010, our over a decade long commitment to bringing you scratch, local and delicious foods continues to resonate with our neighborhood and loyal guests. Remember, don't think of us only for special occasions, think of us for all occasions.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The Northside Social has become one of my favorite restaurant. The menu had a variety choices, and all the meal I had were delicious. The service was excellent. Loved Karen. She is always friendly and attentive . I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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4.7
4.7 (4088)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
Mesh blends contemporary elegance and comfort with innovative cuisine and excellent service. Opened in August 2010, Mesh is part of the Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) family of restaurants and was the company's first location in downtown Indianapolis. The menu and unique decor make Mesh an ideal setting for business meetings, romantic evenings, or a night out with friends. A meal at Mesh will create a memorable and unforgettable experience. Eat. Drink. Mesh!
Top review
DavidAvip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Great food! Awesome service! Shirley took great care of us! Highly recommended. Loved the quiet booth.
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4.8
4.8 (72)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
To be the best gathering place in Indianapolis.
Where our new Hoosiers are proud to be locals.
Where a meal is an experience
and a restaurant can be so much more.
The place for first dates or family get togethers.
For celebrations or just another weekday adventure.
The place for something different.
The place for something new.
But at the same time,
the place you just keep on going back to.

Atmosphere: Modern, natural, large outdoor space(pet friendly)
Chef: Kris Krapinski
Bar: Pablo Gonzalez
Top review
lindapvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great place- food delicious and staff excellent! Loved the music of Fred Williams too!
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4.7
4.7 (737)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Fishers / Geist
About the restaurant
FoxGardin Family is a restaurant that focuses on bringing fresh local ingredients to a family style restaurant in an atmosphere that appeals to all ages.
Top review
BobSvip
Dined 2 days ago
Always a great dinner on the enclosed patio. Very good food and service as always.
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4.4
4.4 (32)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Batesville
About the restaurant
Thoughtful Dining • Epic Entertainment The Euson and Roberts Families have created another unique dining experience in the town of Batesville, Indiana. Our award winning chef brings us a quality, local driven menu aimed to please! Relax and enjoy a nutritiously fresh meal or a hometown pub favorite in a heart-warming environment. Bring your family and friends and enjoy life with us! Fresh, thoughtfully prepared food with a fun atmosphere and live music at night. We have our patio open when the weather is nice.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Loved our first dinning experience. Great food great staff.
A photo of LouVino - Mass Ave restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1005)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
LouVino redefines southern fusion with an innovative, chef-driven, southern-inspired menu. LouVino's bar program focuses on an Indianapolis-best 50+ glass pours of wine, craft beer, cocktails and bourbon. LouVino’s award winning concept has been featured in Southern Living and was selected as one of Buzzfeed & Yelp’s top wine bars in the state. The restaurant is as casual as it is chic with a neighborhood feel for friends and a destination dining spot for travelers, with a little bite of the South for everyone’s palates. Our menu is ever-changing based on seasonal ingredients available. This LouVino location also boasts two private dining rooms for rehearsal dinners, business meetings, client events or any other special occasion. Both dining rooms look out over the bustling Mass Ave neighborhood. Join us for a unique, unforgettable dining experience!
Top review
Sandra
Dined 4 days ago
Our server Wey was absolutely incredible!!! Would come back just for her service
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