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Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Indianapolis
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2128 (Formerly Chef Joseph at the Connoisseur Room) (Pennsylvania)
+1 317-600-3577
16:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

High end food and customer service. They make you feel important and the food is great. Nice jazz combo.

Thank brantjames
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is the second time I've been to Chef Joseph's. I travel to Indy several times a year for business, and I'm always looking for good local restaurants to try. I had a good experience the first time I was there, so I added it to my "must go" list for future trips. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The food was... More 

Thank kma08
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The food and wine are top notch. The ambiance is great with the big velvet booths and live entertainment. Broadway sing along night is really fun.

Thank TazzyBot
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Everything sounded appealing, but tasted just ok. Had chicken & jalapeño meatballs for app, wedge salad, scallop & shrimp main course , creme brûlée for dessert. Salad & dessert were great, thought it odd that seafood served by itself on plate, no rice, veggies, nothing. Tasted very bland. Plus biggest disappointment : we ordered champagne & it was not cold!... More 

Thank DKTindy
Indianapolis, United States
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We celebrated a family member's birthday on a Wednesday night at Chef Joseph's. We got there early and ordered the fantastic sea bass. We didn't know how wonderful the evening was going to be. Around 7, song books were passed out with Broadway and pop song lyrics. Scott and Sean kicked it off with a few songs. Then the audience... More 

Thank Terry M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We gave ourselves an hour and a half for dinner before our first Indy Symphony visit and first visit to Chef Joseph's. When we came in the host looked us up and down and said rather cattily, 'Well, well, don't WE look spiffy!' I could sense a bit of a snotty attitude here towards middle-aged people. We let him know... More 

Thank almostidaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

As we do every year we used "Devour Downtown" as an excuse to try new restaurants and we are so glad that one of our choices this year was Chef Joseph's! Beautiful decor, lovely ambiance, quality entertainment and a great wine list. The "Devour" menu was excellent and the empanada and the scallops were truly special. We will definitely go... More 

Thank CulinaryKathy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

The dining room reminds me of going back to a rat pack place. Tall 15 foot doors enter into a a great room with duvets for seating at big tables. Also regular style table seating. The staff greats you like and old friend. There is also entertainment. Great piano music. First by a soloist playing The Sting style of music... More 

Thank Eldergioe
Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Had dinner as part of Devour Downtown Indy discovery. LOVED LOVED LOVED the venue. Rich decor and style. The host/maitre d treats everyone like a VIP. Servers are spot on. I tried a grapefruit fizz drink - ended up staying longer just so I could have more - my new favorite. The devour menu gave us an empanade, scallops and... More 

Thank agioe
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159 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped in when we were downtown for a business meeting. The food was good, but for the price we paid, it wasn't that good. The atmosphere and the piano were a nice touch.

Thank NateB4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2128 (Formerly Chef Joseph at the Connoisseur Room)
  • Public Transportation: One of the main hubs for the IndyGo Bus service is directly across the street from Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room on the corner of Ohio Street and Pennsylvania Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-600-3577
Taste why Chef Joseph's was voted a Top New Restaurant for 2012 in Indianapolis Monthly, was named Best New Restaurant by Nuvo NewsWeekly, Most Romantic Restaurant on Indy's A-List, received an A+ Rating from Avanti, was an OpenTable Diners Choice Award Winner for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, and won the Summer 2013 & 2014 Devour Downtown Cocktail Contest. We welcome our guests to entertain over Lunch, Dinner & Brunch, gather for dynamic meetings, and experience memorable special events, such as our renowned wine pairing dinners and live music evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?