Chatham Arch in Indianapolis, the capital of US state Indiana, has irregular street patterns that date back to the times of civil war. The district has both historical and architectural significance that is still evident today in both the renovated and antiquated buildings. The district is appreciative of the Mass Avenue commercial district that makes up many of the the restaurants below because it brings lively crowds and traffic through both Mass Avenue and the Chatham Arch.
Ralston’s Drafthouse is the definition of well-rounded, with tap beers, white wine, red wine, sparkling wine, and an incredibly thorough and well-developed menu, it is sure to become the place for your Friday night relaxation with friends in this area. Appetizers include fast but tasty dishes like flash-fried calamari served with cocktail sauce. Entrées include a range of unique sandwiches, salads, and pizzas, like ratatouille flatbread with thin-sliced eggplant, onions, peppers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, mozzarella, and house-made marinara.
635 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN, +1 317 493 1143
This restaurant is a timeless concept along with great food. Guests have the opportunity to create their own meatball through mixing and matching meats, sauces, and sides at this restaurant. The delicious fresh exterior of signature Mimi Blue Meatballs entreés have stolen the hearts of all of the guests, as have the fun names of their dishes, like the blue ball special or just the subtitle of their menu, ‘Balls’. What is best about this comfort food with double entendres and playfulness is that it does not take away from the integrity of their food.
Cropichon et Bidibule
Dedicated to serving authentic Parisian cuisine, Cropichon et Bidibule has a range of dishes and wine that can be served at restaurants all over France. Chicken boursin is among the many classic dishes from their dinner menu, which includes includes boeuf bourguigno: red wine braised beef served with mushrooms, onions and potatoes. Their wines are from all around the world – Portugal, Chile, Australia, Washington -and from the best vineyards of those respective areas. If desserts and crêpes are what you want, then take the time to enjoy freshly made sweets to start the day right, or end the day perfectly.
735 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN +1 317 737 2772
Forty Five Degrees
As cliché as this may be, it truly is hard to find genuinely good sushi. Freshness, crispness, tenderness, and even its firmness are basic deciding factors in choosing sushi that not only fills your appetite, but leaves you feeling good and not questioning the quality of the food you just ate. Two-piece nigiri, three-piece sashimi, edamame, miso soup, and six-piece shogun shooters are all options as sides or they can be used to build an incredible sampler platter at Forty Five Degrees. There is an abundance of specialty sushi rolls including mount fuji, and a ten-piece shrimp tempura roll topped with volcano sauce and tobiko. Their Forty Five specialty roll has ten pieces made with crab meat, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado, and spicy sauces to add an extra kick.
765 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN, +1 317 634 4545
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