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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Indianapolis

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Indianapolis? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Livery - Indianapolis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2133)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Mass Ave
About the restaurant
Livery brings Latin flair and flavors to Indianapolis dining, in a restored 1890’s building that once stabled horses. We're a two-story, casual gathering place with rooftop seating under the stars. We're a part of the Cunningham Restaurant Group.
Top review
TheScottsInIndyvip
Dined 7 days ago
We come here frequently but has become our Father's Day tradition as well. We always grab a table upstairs on the deck and despite the heat yesterday, there was a a great breeze to cool everyone. Our server was Etta and she was super friendly and helpful. Loved the new empanada platter so we could try different fillings. The s'more's dessert was amazing. Only criticism was the cocktails were a little lack luster this go around but overall a great experience. We'll certainly be back!
A photo of Modita restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1050)
$30 and under
Asian
Mass Ave
About the restaurant
Across many Asian cultures, the word modita means delight. Modita is a full-service, Asian-inspired restaurant that will be sure to delight.

Modita is located in the historic Bottleworks Hotel & District of Mass Ave and highlights a variety of ingredients with an Asian-inspired, unique spin on dishes including sushi, dim sum, noodles and rice, along with robata grilled specialties.
Top review
JulieH
Dined 5 days ago
As always, outstanding! Our food was wonderful, our server was attentive, prompt, and went over and above to make our evening special!
A photo of The Oakmont restaurant
4.7
4.7 (81)
$30 and under
American
Mass Ave
About the restaurant
One of Mass Ave's Favorite Restaurant & Bars! Must be 21 & over to enter or make reservations.

Brunch Offered Exclusively on Saturday and Sunday Every Week 10am - 3 pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Literally one of my favorite places to go out to eat. Every time I go to the Oakmont, I’m gooped about how phenomenal the food is. I am a tequila chicken RIDE OR DIE STAN YALL! But really, fabulous drinks, fantastic food, great service and a cute venue to boot.
A photo of Mel's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (41)
$30 and under
Speakeasy
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
After an evening out or dining at Commission Row, guests can enjoy an after dinner drink in the adjoining speakeasy below. Mel’s speakeasy will offer a wide selection of wine, cocktails, and spirits.
Top review
Blue4
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Greeted warmer upon arrival. Cool vibe with elevated cocktails. Food portions were large. We were able to order off of Commission Row and Mel’s menu. Our server Bradley was able to answer all questions and gave in-depth details on drink ingredients.
A photo of Sara’s Soiree restaurant
4.7
4.7 (68)
$31 to $50
Modern European
Noblesville
About the restaurant
*21 and over* Sara's Soirée is a swanky music lounge nestled in the historic town square of Noblesville, Indiana with an eclectic Modern European and American menu. The lounge also boasts a fine wine and champagne list, an array of bourbons and whiskeys, and a lovely cocktail menu. Enjoy the sounds of world-class jazz by candlelight in this cozy atmosphere. Sara's Soirée is not only a fine evening out with music, it is a unique experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Glad to finally get in to check it out! Excited to have you in Noblesville, as a homeowner on Morse Reservoir and Noblesville resident since 1998, and as a local musician (by avocation) performing with local bands for the past 25 years in the area. We'll be back!
A photo of Verde - Flavors of Mexico - Carmel restaurant
4.5
4.5 (353)
$30 and under
Mexican
Carmel / Westfield
About the restaurant
VERDE, Flavors of Mexico, is a family-owned, authentic Mexican restaurant serving delicious, authentic Mexican food. We use only the freshest ingredients, all prepared daily by our chefs. Our diverse menu features Mexican family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Our delicious salsa is made fresh every day!
Top review
dbeevip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Amazing ribeye tacos with bone marrow, Mar Azul coctail and Rockefeller Oysters.
A photo of High Velocity - Indianapolis restaurant
4.3
4.3 (457)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
High Velocity has you covered in all things sports in Indianapolis. Root for your favorite team on one of over 60 HDTVs while enjoying modern American Fare, local beers on draft and hand-crafted cocktails. Going to the game? Be on the lookout for Game Day Specials before you head to nearby Colts, Pacers and Indianapolis Indians games –all in walkable distance!
Top review
SeafoodSteakLover
Dined 2 days ago
Seated immediately, friendly service staff, and fun atmosphere for our family.
A photo of Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar - Downtown INDY restaurant
4.2
4.2 (731)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
Please Call 317-560-4848 for reservations

The freshest seafood and American cuisine in Downtown Indianapolis located just steps away from all Downtown has to offer

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Exceptional service, fast and friendly. Very accommodating. The food was served timely without excessive wait time. The server remembered me, from over a month ago and remembered our party guests and exactly the table we sat. The restaurant offers a wide variety of food for every palate. Casual yet classy! Recommend Pier 48!
A photo of Taxman CityWay restaurant
4.2
4.2 (176)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
Taxman CityWay is a gastropub and beer garden located in an 1850s renovated livery building, right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. This family friendly gastropub features three full service bars offering 20 rotating Taxman beers, local ciders and a wide variety of wine and spirits, as well as a pet-friendly outdoor patio. The seasonal menu highlights local and regional farmers and is anchored by a wide variety of local beef burgers, steaks, housemade pretzels, seasonal sandwiches, Belgian-style French fries (commonly referred to as “frites”) and Belgian-style Liege waffles.

Situated directly next door to Gainbridge Fieldhouse and several blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium, Taxman CityWay offers one of the largest patios in downtown Indianapolis and has a stage featuring live music throughout the spring, summer and fall. A second floor private event space features the lofted ceilings, a modern fireplace, private bar and old-world charm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food was great, server was good. There was live music which was a bit too loud to enjoy conversation at our table.
A photo of Tre restaurant
4.1
4.1 (90)
$31 to $50
Italian
Carmel / Westfield
About the restaurant
Fine Italian Dining on Main St in Carmel. From the family of Sangiovese Ristorante.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great meal and service. Love the bar and wine selection.
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