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Best Downtown Indy Restaurants Near the JW Marriott Indy

Sink Your Teeth into Downtown Indy Dining

Conde Nast Traveler named Indy the most “underrated Food City in America.” For a taste of the area’s burgeoning dining scene, check out these top downtown Indy restaurants.

From independently-owned hotspots to award-winning fine dining establishments, here are the best places to eat in downtown Indy right now.


1844 E. 10th | Modern Midwestern Cuisine

Beholder is one of 2018’s most anticipated new restaurants. Foodies will be happy to know that co-owner Jonathan Brooks is also the owner and chef of Milktooth in Fountain Square. Milktooth, named best new restaurant in 2015 by Bon Appetit and Food & Wine Magazine, is downtown Indy’s most popular breakfast and brunch spot.


350 Mass. Ave. | American Bistro

Hedge Row Indy opened early in 2018, boasting an indoor wood-fired oven and cozy outdoor fire pits. As an expansion of Hedge Row in Denver, the bustling farm-to-table restaurant serves wood-fired cuisine made from local, seasonal ingredients.


127 S. Illinois St. | Upscale Dining

Established in 1902, this downtown landmark is known for its steaks, seafood, top-notch service, and classic white-tablecloth setting. Diners have been raving about St. Elmo Steak House for decades, and for good reason—they live up to the hype. Reservations are highly recommended.


653 Virginia Ave. | Contemporary American

Named after a novel by Hoosier native Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard is a neighborhood essential and a must for book nerds. The literary references are everywhere—from the books and vintage typewriters, to the Vonnegut-inspired cocktail menu.

*Fun Fact: One of Bluebeard’s crafted cocktails was featured as a clue during a “Jeopardy” episode early in 2018.

Savor the Flavors of Indy

With Indy’s dining scene on the up and up, be sure to bring your appetite along with you. Our downtown Indy hotel is home to two acclaimed restaurants, conveniently located on the ground level.

Indulge in a carefully crafted, northern Italian dish at Osteria Pronto. Recognized with the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, our onsite Italian restaurant delivers exceptional cuisine and top-notch service.

For a laid-back, upscale sports bar experience, check High Velocity (also located on the ground level). Another TripAdvisor award winner, the full-service bar features a sleek, high-tech media system with plasma screens and access to hundreds of games and premium channels.