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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Indiana

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Indiana? 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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5.0
5 (1991)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there. The drinks, food, and our server Ryan and team were amazing. Loved the special touch of our own personal menus about our anniversary. Thanks for making our special day memorable!
A photo of OAKLEYS bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2494)
$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
PLCBvip
Dined 1 day ago
Fantastic experience. The food was so good and waiter very nice and attentive! I’m so glad I tried this hidden gem for my birthday. I will definitely be back and would love to try the tasting menu.
A photo of C3 Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (986)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bloomington
About the restaurant
C3….Next door, next level. What does that mean? We’re your neighbors. We live next door and we want to invite you into our home to give you a “next level” customer experience while you enjoy our “next level” design in our sophisticated, comfortable, eclectic atmosphere. We want to impress your palate with our hand-crafted cocktails and innovative, farm to table cuisine. We’ll learn your name, become your good friends and give you some of the best hospitality and service you’ve ever experienced. Let’s meet at C3.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
This is a go-to place for bringing friends and family. Limited but well executed menu.?
A photo of The Northside Social restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1689)
$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 Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
This was our second trip here. Calamari was great again. Loin loin was juicy, but not much flavor. Could not pick up mustard maple crust. Sweet potatoes were simply thin sliced and boiled with a faint sauce - not really a gratin. Expected mahi to have a crustier glaze. Salad and salmon was very good. Zinfandel by the glass was great.
A photo of FoxGardin Family Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (747)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Taylor was amazing!! Great service and she was able to explain the menu with ease. She engaged with our kids which is a plus. Food was great, wish there was a little more on the menu to choose from, however sometimes simple is better. Highly recommend.
A photo of Meridian restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2614)
$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
Beth
Dined 2 days ago
We love Meridian for special occasions. If it were more affordable, we’d never go anywhere else :) The food is delicious!
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4.8
4.8 (1007)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
South Bend
About the restaurant
Rohr's is a modern tavern- a casual, warm gathering place with focus on bright, flavorful food. Imagine a classic steakhouse with a twist highlighting colorful vegetables, fresh fish and of course, signature steaks. Good food, excellent service and the warm smiles of familiar friends. This is Rohr's.

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Top review
Cozyandclassyvip
Dined 2 days ago
The food was the star here. Amazing steak frites and filet w asparagus and Mac and cheese. We had an issue regarding miscommunication among servers, so we waited 10-15 minutes with no server. I went to bar and got drinks. Mentioned the issue to a server. She immediately took over our table and from that point on, our service was impeccable. Nice atmosphere. Fun place to watch sports games at bar, too.
A photo of LaSalle Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1253)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
South Bend
About the restaurant
LaSalle Grill, a modern American Bistro featuring steaks and chops cooked over a live hardwood fire, is born of the dream of experienced restaurateur Mark McDonnell. Like the restaurant’s namesake, noted French explorer, Robert de LaSalle, McDonnell set out to explore the uncharted waters of downtown South Bend, Indiana. In April of 1991, McDonnell opened a lively and exciting restaurant unlike any other in the area.

LaSalle Grill is committed to providing guests with excellent service, great atmosphere, an award-winning wine list and, most importantly, delicious cuisine that is artfully and dramatically presented.

The Grill has been presented with the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award every year since 1996.

Set out to explore the art of fine dining usually found only in major metropolitan cities, visit LaSalle Grill.

Top review
MelissaS
Dined 5 days ago
TC was amazing, as usual, but the Steak Oscar on special that night was to die for! Every bite was incredible and everything was flavored just right! All 3 courses were very tasty, and I hope they continue to run these amazing specials so we can continue to enjoy incredible dishes like this more often!! :)
A photo of Mesh Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4098)
$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
JamesVvip
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Everything was wonderful, especially our server, Adam. Very friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and more. Good was exceptional!!
A photo of 10 West Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1934)
$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
Baca
Dined 1 day ago
The man (unsure if manager or Host) was absolutely fantastic when we first got there to accommodate our newborn in a carrier that I forgot to put in our reservation and our server Kyle was absolutely phenomenal! Personable, kind, patient, and very knowledgeable! We have always loved 10 West for their amazing food and drinks but last night was by far the best experience. Thank you so much for your awesome staff, great food and overall great experience.
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