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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
We had been meaning to try this spot for ...
We had been meaning to try this spot for a while. Expectations were low but was hoping for a surprise. Unfortunately everything but the service fell flat. We got stuck in the side room which to put it in perspective is like having an awkward dinner with your grandma while your friends party in the next room. We did get to walk past the piano and excitement on our way out but that was as about as much of the experience that we received. The side room is great for a private party but not where I want to be for dinner.
For the price, the food was very bland. Steak had no taste, as was everything else. Service was really good unfortunately there are 100 better options for food that you will enjoy much more.
We really like the cozy ambiance and del ...
We really like the cozy ambiance and delicious food at Chef Joseph's. However, on the two occasions we have dined there, the live music was too loud and prevented us from enjoying our visit. We wanted to chat with our friends and were unable to conduct conversation over the music.
The food was great, and the service was ...
The food was great, and the service was better. We were meeting friends to catch-up, but the band was starting up in 10 minutes and we were worrying about the noise. They moved us to the "Boardroom", and we were able to carry on a conversation while still hearing the band in the background. Highly recommend!!
What a wonderful way to spend an evening ...
What a wonderful way to spend an evening! Beautiful music, friendly service,
delicious menu items and the perfect cocktail to get me through the rest of my
week! The owners, John Mays and Tom Forman, know how to make every guest
feel so welcome. I'd recommend it for special occasions or a quiet 'getaway' during
Amazing service! Great live music and th ...
Amazing service! Great live music and the food was delicious! Really appreciated the hospitality from the entire team at the restaurant - very friendly and fun! Take their recommendations on what to order... And be sure to order the duck fries. I can't wait to go back next time.
I love this place! The ambiance is top p ...
I love this place! The ambiance is top priority for me and Chef Joseph's is ranked high in my book....from the rich woodworking and velvet booths to the black grand piano & classy vocalist as a relaxing and sometimes upbeat entertainment; yet not overpowering. The service is outstanding, great cosmos and full bar selection too. The food is very good; some dishes are better than others, but that's a matter of tastebuds. It is all well prepared. Always a good time on date night with my husband!
Always a great time of good food, entert ...
Always a great time of good food, entertainment, and real dining. One of the few places you can actually sit and enjoy 2-3 hours of dining and live music, without anyone being the slightest bit annoyed. The best!
Took friends down for their first time v ...
Took friends down for their first time visit and we all had a great time. It is am intimate spot, with tables well spaced so you do not hear everyone's conversations; bar is to the rear so that those talking in the bar do not interfere with entertainment occurring. I just love the ambiance of the restaurant, the smallness and friendliness of service and interaction with the staff, and the great appetizer list! The mussels and calamari are wonderful!!!!
The wine choices could be better, but the prices per bottle are very good and the taste for the cost is excellent.
There is always some form of entertainment, and many other entertainers dropping by the bar may just hop up to the mike. Always a fun evening, very relaxing.
Truly wish it were in my neighborhood!
We came to Indianapolis for a concert Il ...
We came to Indianapolis for a concert Il Divo. We selected Chef Josephs because of the restaurants previous reviews. We were not disappointed! Food was amazing, perfectly prepared. I had the Sea Bass and Crab, and my husband had scallops. Calamari appetizer was best we've ever had. Our server, Reed, was the perfect server, was there at our every need, but not intrusive. We we not rushed for any course. We live in Ohio, but would drive to Indianapolis just for this restaurant. Ken and Linda from Ohio
I often stop for a meal at Chef Joseph's ...
I often stop for a meal at Chef Joseph's when I am going to or have been at an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra event. I am never disappointed. Last Saturday not only was I able to order swordfish which is one of my favorites but I was able to enjoy the music of Carol Rhyne who is also a favorite performer. The swordfish was perfectly prepared and Carol is always a delight.
I can not say enough about Caitlyn who was the server at our table. She was excellent, attentive, and knew the menu and the wine list. Her sense of humor was an additive value to the meal and a bonus to the evening.
As always, I look forward to a meal and a musical event at Chef Joseph's.
Love the food, very creative and our ser ...
Love the food, very creative and our service was great. Intimate setting. We had a pianist there and he was very good - but it bit too loud it made it hard to talk. Then another group came in and one member of that group was obsessed with getting his stuff set up and was frankly rude to the guy playing the piano - but I will come back - nice people
For the price and the description, I was ...
For the price and the description, I was expecting an upscale, formal dining experience. Completely missed the mark in that regard. Most of the other customers were dressed in shorts and sandals. The food was okay. My wife's risotto was hard and crunchy. When we asked to have it remade or cooked longer, we were told "that's how we make it here."
Our group of 5 had a great brunch experi ...
Our group of 5 had a great brunch experience at Chef Joseph's. We had Nathaniel for a server, and he was very helpful, attentive and never let our champagne glasses go dry. The bottomless mimosa and brunch is outstanding. All of us finished our meals and raved to the chef (yes, he came out to say hi!) about how delicious everything was. We will definitely be back not only for brunch, but to check out one of their all-inclusive wine dinners!
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?
This was a tough one to review. Everyt ...
This was a tough one to review. Everything was 4 Stars except it was a 50th Birthday Celebration for my significant other and I put the notes in Open Table and when I checked in I asked if they were aware of same. I was told they were fully aware. The food was excellent, I had the Mahi Mahi special and it was great. The birthday girl had a strip steak and she said it was very good. I also had Calamari for the first course and a blue cheese wedge, both were good. We also had both desserts, flowerless chocolate cake and crème brulee both very good.
There was absolutely nothing done about the special occasion. I thought OK it's not Morton's or Harry and Izzy's were we had celebrated her last two birthdays with several special extra's created by the restaurant but do at least SOMETHING! Put a candle in her chocolate cake. Not only a candle but they charged us for the cake. This was disappointing and thus instead of 4 Stars I had to make this a 1 . Now I sent an email to the restaurant because my wife was very disappointed that there was no recognition whatsoever for her 50th Birthday Celebration. The restaurant choose to totally ignore me as it ignored our special celebration on her birthday after being notified well in advance of the significance. I will never go back or ever recommend this place as they obviously just don't care about their patrons!
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.
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