About Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room
A Romantic and Friendly Dining & Entertainment Experience, taste why we were voted Top New Restaurant by Indianapolis Monthly in 2012, Best Romantic Restaurant on Indy's A-List for 2014 & 2015, given an A+ Rating by Avanti, received Diners Choice awards from OpenTable in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and named the Best Restaurant of 2012 by Nuvo NewsWeekly!
In an environment of Classic Comfort, Chef Joseph's welcomes Indianapolis locals and visitors alike to entertain important clients, enjoy a romantic dinner, gather for private functions, enjoy a Champagne Brunch on Sunday, featuring Live Local music and unforgettable special events, such as our renowned monthly Wine Pairing Dinners.
Chef Joseph's is a locally owned dining establishment that features a World Fusion Cuisine. Joseph Heidenreich utilizes his thirty plus years of international, award-winning culinary experience to provide a seasonally focused menu which changes frequently.
Fusion / Eclectic, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Romantic Supper Club
Our main dining room and lounge are comfortably appointed with all of the elements your special romantic evening requires. We are uniquely positioned to provide a fun and entertaining Supper Club experience. From 7pm to 10pm our featured musician of the evening enhances the comforting atmosphere and sets the mood for romance. Join us for Saturday and Sunday Brunch featuring Live, Local Music, a Bloody Mary Bar, Endless Champagne and an ever changing menu!
We recommend the Regions Tower Parking Garage at 150 East Ohio Street, directly across the street from Chef Joseph's. Parking is $4.00 after 4pm and on the weekends, making it some of the most affordable parking in Indianapolis.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Business & Board
This elegant and functional private space will provide you with the tools you need for a successful company meeting, client presentation, or small special event. Features include:
State-of-the-art presentation technology featuring a 60" wall-mounted flat screen with laptop connectivity.
Free wireless Internet access.
Multiple layout options, including a large boardroom-style table that seats up to 26, smaller table configurations seating 34, or theater-style seating accommodating up to 50.
Private entrance and exit, if desired.
Private food and beverage service, separate from the main dining area.
No room charge with a minimum food and drink order. Available for reservation to accommodate your event duration and time of day.
Private Party Contact:
John Mays: 3176003577x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Refined and Elegant Downtown Restaurant for Your Special Event
Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner and is a perfect choice for your private meetings and special events. Our special events are frequent and can be seen at http://www.chefjosephs.com/events/ Whether an exceptional Wine Pairing Dinner or just an evening of fabulous music, it's all here.
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Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room Ratings and Reviews
Overall experience was quite good. Nice ...
Overall experience was quite good. Nice place for a plush/sophisticated nightclub feel. Not too loud at all. Singer Brenda Williams was an excellent. We called for reservations and got a table on the second tier and were told all the tables on the floor were taken when in fact the majority remained empty throughout the evening which felt like we were told misinformation but why?
The calamari steak appetizer was very go ...
The calamari steak appetizer was very good. The Lamb Confit quesadilla was on the salty side but good overall. The New York strip was NOT good. It looked like a filet Mignon cut, but was very grisly and disappointing. Cocktails were ok, but not as good as others around Indy. Also the light above our table kept flickering.
It was a gem. The only constructive crit ...
It was a gem. The only constructive criticism I would have would be the piano player was too loud so having a conversation was very difficult. But having said that, we were told this was a music venue (which we didn't know) and that he was only playing for 15 minutes longer and then a harpist was going to be playing...that was much better from a noise level standpoint. Loved it though! We'll definitely be back.
Food was delicious if a little smaller p ...
Food was delicious if a little smaller portion than I'd expect for the price, but we were still full at the end of the meal. Cooked well and very flavorful. We were there on a Broadway musical singalong night, which was a fun event with plenty of participation adding to the atmosphere. Good drink specials too.
This is a restaurant that I would highly ...
This is a restaurant that I would highly recommend because of the quiet, lovely, atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. The chef went all out in his creative presentation of my chicken breast entree which was very delicious.
The BEST, VERY BEST calamari I have ever ...
The BEST, VERY BEST calamari I have ever had...bar none. And I've had lots. Fish dishes were very good--everyone loved them. Wine list not as extensive as I had anticipated and limited menu selections but everything that everyone had was delivered hot and very tasty. Our server was most attentive and well-trained. Some of our group had desserts which were pronounced as wonderful. Liked the look and feel of the space. Front of the house staff very cordial and accommodating. I would go back again.
I had the special of copper river salmon ...
I had the special of copper river salmon and scallops. That dish was wonderful, best scallops I've ever eaten. The other person had the chicken with brie and spinach and mashed potatoes. That dish was very heavy and a bit bland.
Great find - Thanks to online reviews! W ...
Great find - Thanks to online reviews! We were visiting Indy & celebrating a bday & the in-laws anniversary, and Chef Joseph's didn't disappoint!
We started with $5 martinis (yes, please) at the bar and some fabulous live music. Once seated (the staff kindly put us in the quieter side room since we were ultimately there for a celebration, not the music night - altho we did enjoy that too) we ordered the duck fat & bacon fries & the spicy chicken meatballs, with a to-die-for bourbon-maple bacon jam. For dinner we had the Manhattan steak, beer-brined pork tenderloins, lamb chops and sea bass. All were delicious, with the exception of the sea bass. It might have just been an off night for that dish (which happens!), but the dish was poor quality all around.
Will definitely recommend Chef J's to others & go back on our next visit to Indy tho! Atmosphere was lively, service was spot-on, drinks were great and they even left a placard on the table wishing my in-laws Happy Anniversary that all the staff had signed. Really nice touch. :)
This was my first time having dinner at ...
This was my first time having dinner at Chef Joseph's. I was surprise that it was not very busy on a Friday night. The piano and jazz group was good, but too loud for dinner. The waiter was very good, but overly attentive -- probably because they were not busy. The food was good -- I enjoyed the lamb and the muscles. The crème brule was also yummy. I will say, however, that I was expecting a bit more creativity based on some of the receptions I attended at the restaurant.
My second time eating dinner here with a ...
My second time eating dinner here with a group of six people and for the second time the food was fantastic. Each person ordered something different and everyone thought their food was delicious. We especially loved the music and the singing. I still need to get to their Sunday brunch!
In Indianapolis for the night and had a ...
In Indianapolis for the night and had a wonderful dinner here. Our table had some great calamari lightly breaded but not greasy. We had steak, shrimp and pork tenderloin and everyone's was very good. The live piano music was a huge hit. Just a n overall great experience.
I came to Chef Joseph's to hear the music group King Crabb play at Sunday Brunch. The ambiance was perfect and as always King Crabb did not disappoint. I ordered the French Toast for $11 and enjoyed bottomless mimosa's for $15. I was able to alternate between the peach bellini and the mimosa freely. The French toast was served on sweet Hawaiian bread and came with a side of duck bacon (deliciously thick). While some may balk at the price, I have to say, GO FOR IT! It's a charming dining room with a taste of class.
A party of 4 on Indy 500 race weekend. Friday night. 6 PM dining so almost no one there. We all loved the interior decor. Comfortable with an upscale feel. Great live entertainment--a piano player and when he was finished, a singer. Very enjoyable. The food was quite good and reasonably priced for what you received. The problem was the waiter. I concluded he had been hired for the race weekend. Three of the four meals were wrong. Appetizer salad didn't show up. Dressings on the side were forgotten. Salad not prepared as ordered. Total confusion. Eventually you just give up and eat what is in front of you when you're dining with business associates. The staff were quite attentive, coming by to see if everything was okay, but they needed more training to make it so.
On Sat 7 May my wife and I had another enjoyable dinner at Chef Joseph's. We had a dinner there last July for 12 friends and family to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was superb. The food was outstanding both times and the service and personal attention were of the highest caliber. They make a good martini and have an extensive wine list. We will return.
It was fine
Our server was lovely. The food was fine when it came out as ordered the second time. Nothing was bad but didn't find it to be remarkable in anyway either. Next time I'm in Indianapolis I would try something different but I wouldn't steer anyone away from trying this spot out.
The food was very good. Got there so we could be there for the music. Did not expect it to be Amateur Night. Had looked forward to some nice dinner music....jazz, Sinatra, etc. Instead a gentleman and a child sang. Disappointed as we expected something else for entertainment. Will try it again.
Great food & ambiance
I love the atmosphere at Chef Joseph's...I think sort of 1940's supper club with a romantic flair. I love the grand piano as background music, and even more when the lady in black sings Sinatra style (my favorite). I also like that on different nights there are different singers/styles of music--but never too loud or overbearing.
The food is prepared well--I have never had a bad experience with dinner or just appetizers--although I wish they would bring back the goatcheese appetizer.
Lastly, Jacob is a great bartender--he makes a great cosmo too!
Excellent chef and environment
The chef was very accommodating of my friends food allergy. We were on a double date (hers was a blind date) and she felt very comfortable. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. The inside is so neat and cozy. We all four loved it. We will be back!
Perfect for a pre Symphony dinner. We le ...
Perfect for a pre Symphony dinner. We let our server know that we wee going to the concert and he paced the meal perfectly. Not rushed at any point. Staff was very good. Food was outstanding. Portions are very generous for the price. Wish we could have stayed for more of the live music. Btw they gave a discount for the fact we were attending the symphony that evening. Nice touch!!
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