Saturday, August 02, 2008's Indiana Top 10

Enjoyed some serious Burgundies the other night with some serious Burgundy drinkers, one of whom pointed out the new lists format on It's always interesting to see how local restaurants are stacking up. Keep in mind that doesn't provide reservations services for all of our fine dining establishments and only ranks the ones it carries.

Best Overall --Indiana
1. L'explorateur
2. Joseph Decuis
3. Eddie Merlot's - Fort Wayne
4. Eddie Merlot's - Indianapolis
5. The Melting Pot - Castleton
6. R Bistro
7. Capital Grille - Indianapolis
8. The Melting Pot - Greenwood
9. Oceanaire Seafood Room - Indianapolis
10. St. Elmo Steak House

Most Booked -- Indiana
1. St. Elmo Steak House
2. Weber Grill - Indianapolis
3. Harry & Izzy's
4. Palomino - Indianapolis
5. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Indianapolis
6. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Indianapolis
7. Maggiano's - Indianapolis
8. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Indianapolis Northside
9. Ruth's Chris Steak House - Mishawaka
10. Oceanaire Seafood Room - Indianapolis


Anonymous said...

Never head of Joseph Decuis before. Is it worth a trip up to Roanoke, Indiana (never knew such a town exisited)?

braingirl said...

Joseph Decuis is well known -- one of the best in the state. If you're a dedicated diner, it's worth the trip, certainly. (And a can't miss if you're up in that neck o' the woods. Make sure you seek them out.)

They've long been advocating for local, Indiana foods with their own now-famous heard of American Waygu cattle for their own Kobe beef.

Aaron Butts from Josseph Decuis is one of the Slow Food delegates attending Terra Madre with the crew of Indianapolis and Bloomington chefs.

circlecitysweets said...

You can also check out their soups, kobe burgers, breads and more at some of the Farmer's Markets. I know they are at the Carmel Market, and I think they are at some others in town too.

Aaron said...

Unfortunately, Joseph Decuis is no longer at the Carmel Farmers Market(the 16 hour days were proving to be a bit much).

Instead, we are concentrating our efforts into perfecting our dinner service.

Also, beginning August 18 we will be opening on Monday evenings.