The Best Restaurants In Fountain Square, Indianapolis

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Anna T. Wilson

Fountain Square was the first commercial district of Indiana and since then, five more have been developed and have made lasting impressions on locals and tourists visiting Indianapolis. The district is constantly praised for its creativity, cultural activity, and award winning foods. Here are ten of the best dining establishments to visit whilst you’re in town.

Pioneer

At Pioneer, foods of northeastern Italy, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland are all available, as is a variety of beer, cocktails and wine. There are also gluten-free options like broccoli rabe, which is made with tonnato, marinated squash, pine nuts, and lemon. Another popular dish here is the plate of roasted walnuts seasoned with rosemary, salt and pepper.

Santorini Greek Kitchen

Homemade and authentic Greek food is what Santorini Greek Kitchen are known for. Their menu is filled top to bottom with appetizers, like saganaki – the famous flaming cheese dish made with a creamy delicious goat’s cheese and served with warm pita bread. Another popular option includes leg of lamb garnished with garlic and herbs. For drinks, try the unsweetened mango iced tea – it’s a perfect thirst quencher after a day spent exploring the district.

Bluebeard Restaurant

Dedicated to using the freshest ingredients, Bluebeard Restaurant’s menu changes daily to ensure their guests have something new to try each time they visit. Customers can snack on oysters with cocktail sauce and mignonette or chips with French onion dip while they wait for their main course, which could consist of the beef filet served with a celeriac and potato puree with spinach, peas, red wine, and demi glace. If you don’t have a big appetite, try one of the smaller plates like the grilled baby octopus.

Siam Square

Siam Square serves authentic Thai cuisine, aiming to use as many ingredients as they can from Thailand itself. Visitors won’t just be treated to tasty food here, they’ll get an insight into Thai culture and tradition. Menu items consist of favorites like fried bananas or pa ram long song – made with chicken breast and served with spinach, broccoli, and curry sauce.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

For fine-dining lovers with children, Fogo de Chao has great kids meals; children six and under eat for free and children between the ages seven and 12 can enjoy their meals at half-price. With these incredible prices, the whole family can enjoy foods from the land of Brazil. A great feature of Fogo de Chao is that their venue is large enough in which to celebrate a number of occasions. Whether you’re graduating or hosting a birthday gathering, this Brazilian restaurant is a perfect option for your special day.

La Margarita

As their name might suggest, La Margarita is especially skilled at making cocktails, margaritas, and mezcal drinks. Another highlight here is their taco dishes – including town favorite, carne asada, made with grilled steak, caramelized onions, and cilantro. These tacos are unmatched in quality and size, so you are guaranteed to leave La Margarita feeling satisfied.

Red Lion Grog House

The best of English cuisine is available at Red Lion Grog House – but their signature dish is ‘bubble and squeak’ a traditional breakfast meal consisting of pan-fried hash browns, cabbage, onions, and carrots that are combined and topped with pan-seared and braised roasts. There’s also the option of adding a fried egg to this meal. For their next course, customers can choose from a range of delectable choices, such as the elephant ear – their own version of the sweet treat often served at the Indiana State Fair.

Milktooth

At Milktooth, breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day – and they go the extra mile to make early-bird customers happy, serving their delectable sweet and savory treats and rich coffee from as early as 7am. If you haven’t got to run to work, Milktooth’s famous brunch spread is available from 9am to 3pm.

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