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
Fantastic food, cool bar, great service and live music. Put Chef Joseph's on your must do list.
somehow our entree order was lost. give ...
somehow our entree order was lost. give credit to our server for telling us the truth and then proceded to comp our entrees. excellent customer service! we'll be back.
Service was very good, food was OK, stea ...
Service was very good, food was OK, steak was very small. Noted as romantic but I did not see it as such. Limited wine list.
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.
Overall, a good place to eat with nice ...
Overall, a good place to eat with nice ambiance. The chairs were hard and uncomfortable; otherwise a nice venue; albeit a a bit overpriced.
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.
Love this place. Excellent food. Cool ...
Love this place. Excellent food. Cool bar area. Live music. What could be better?
We went for a pre-symphony dinner. Servi ...
We went for a pre-symphony dinner. Service was excellent and they got us out right on time.
Visit here often never a dull moment!
Visit here often never a dull moment!
What a need place! Great bar too. Good w ...
What a need place! Great bar too. Good was average... Nothing special. But live music and drinks were really great!
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.
Enjoyed our visit and service. Was a per ...
Enjoyed our visit and service. Was a perfect place to dine after a Broadway show at the Murat.
Quality All Around
The service was first class. Jeremy is a serious asset to the restaurant. The food was delicious the drinks were unique and tasted fantastic! The entertainment was terrific! This is a very nice place! The entire experience was perfect!
Exceeded every expectation for a quiet Sunday brunch. The food was exceptional! Beautiful restaurant with wonderful ambience.
Great Cobb salad. Fantastic wine list. Sea bass and pork entrees were wonderful!! Too stuffed to try dessert, but will next time! Nice bar!!!!0
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!!
It was a delightful brunch. Outstanding ...
It was a delightful brunch. Outstanding food and great service. Need to come more often.
Ambiance was great, live music. Food was ...
Ambiance was great, live music. Food was also delicious. Recommend the calamari.
Fantastic Sunday brunch! The food is all ...
Fantastic Sunday brunch! The food is all delicious & the live music is very enjoyable. We enjoyed the Peach Bellini & ManMosa cocktails. The BLT & Brie Quesadilla & Asian Pork Belly Sandwich were both scrumptious. We shared a piece of chocolate peanut butter cheesecake which was very good. The staff is always attentive & very knowledgeable. 🍾🎤🍹
A most pleasant evening
Beautiful room, great music, attentive service. Delicious meal sealed the deal. All were happy with their orders. Individually grilled pork tenderloin steaks were outstanding.
A fantastic gem in downtown Indy
Chef Joseph's is a wonderful gem, right in downtown Indy. John, the owner, makes you feel like you're his favorite guest ever and the food is delicious!! The entertainment is absolutely amazing! Toni Tolliver and Sean Baker make a dynamic team that oozes talent and fun! Highly recommend this place any night, but especially when they are performing!
Memorable service...Kaitlyn was attentiv ...
Memorable service...Kaitlyn was attentive and thoughtful. Classy and on top of it. Made our night very special. Thanks for not rushing us.
Our server, Jacob, was friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and funny. We will ask for him again.
Excellent service, atmosphere, and yummy food
We had a small business meeting dinner planned where I wanted to "wow" an out of town guest and a potential new colleague. It was nice to be able to park across the street in the Regions Tower for only $4 for the evening. I was promptly seated a few minutes early for our reservation and then immediately greeted by our server. He was very attentive and knowledgeable. He was able to make recommendations that all three of us were very happy with. From our appetizers to our desserts the food was expertly prepared and very flavorful. My out of town guest stated that the chocolate dessert was the best she has ever had. The live music was a perfect addition to the evening. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and will return in the future.
The service and restaurant was very nice ...
The service and restaurant was very nice- our waiter checked on us at what seemed just the right time- not over bearing. Calamari was excellent . Would recommend this for a nice evening dinner. Piano player was very good
Great food, relaxing atmosphere, enjoyab ...
Great food, relaxing atmosphere, enjoyable entertainment and excellent, friendly service. We go often and are always well pleased.
Greeted with a vibrant smile, open arms and energetic person!!! That was just the beginning of an Amazing nite to remember!!! The restaurant was filled, but Joseph's made us feel like our table was a priority. From the friendly, professional people to the INCREDIBLE food to the upscale drinks....Chef Joseph's IS Indy's BEST kept secret!!!!!
Another wonderful evening in Indy.
This is our second time eating at this fine restaurant. We love the closeness to the ISO parking garage. I had a red wine that the server suggested paired well with the lamb. My Smokin Hot Wife started with the pinot grigio. We both ordered salads that where great, I had the lamb that was cooked to perfection and she tried the pork loin both had generous servings . We ended the evening with a desert that we shared. The vocalist and pianist had just arrived by the time we finished up our dinner to head over to the ISO. Restaurant is very clean and well cared for. "Great Vibe" and atmosphere. It may be our new favorite spot before the symphony.
Food is very good, bar has good selection and talented bartenders. Sometimes, the piano gets loud enough to interfere wit conversation, but overall, a great atmosphere.
what a true experience
I recommend this place for lunch brunch, Buisness , Great food , Music, with that down home family hospitality!!!!!
My wife and I stumbled across this place on OpenTable and took a chance on someplace we'd never heard of. Wow! It was a neat place. When we arrived there was a guy playing piano and the atmosphere was great. We were complimenting our waitress on the ambiance, then a guy with an upright bass walks in and she says they'll be singing in a bit. It was really a cool place and neat atmosphere. The food was excellent. We had the scallops and they even swapped a lot of stuff (peppers, onions, etc) out for us. Anyway, I highly recommend it. Very cozy and romantic, but we're even thinking of taking our kids just to expose them to the classy atmosphere and music.
Always fun and friendly. Three of us wer ...
Always fun and friendly. Three of us were there for a birthday dinner. The guest of honor felt special. Fabulous sea bass, salads, cocktails, and desserts.
Went on Valentine's so it had a limited ...
Went on Valentine's so it had a limited menu but it was good. Excited to go back and try their full menu. Great ambience will definitely go back
Wonderful Champagne Brunch on Valentine' ...
Wonderful Champagne Brunch on Valentine's Day! The food is outstanding & staff all very friendly & professional. The live music makes for a very special dining experience. We will definitely return for this fabulous brunch! I would recommend they include the dessert offerings on the brunch menu because the dessert at Chef Joseph's are some of the best tasting desserts in Indy. 🍓🍰🍾🎤
So good. Unique! Fun!
The food was really good and priced well. It is the only restaurant with true bottomless mimosas that we have found in Indy. Please don't ever go anywhere! We really enjoyed brunch and the live music and looking forward to trying dinner.
The ultimate brunch spot!
After living in D.C., I have been on the hunt for a bottomless brunch spot in Indy and came across Chef Josephs. While I was ultimately going for their bottomless drinks, I ended up staying for the food. Everything is reasonably priced for an amazing value. Not to mention the amazing bacon that is baked for 4 hours! Highly recommend to any age couple looking for an alternative to a romantic dinner - brunch is the way to go!
I took the love of my life to Chef Joseph's on Valentine's Day and had a wonderful night. The ambiance was perfect. The piano playing and the singer made everything soft and comfortable. It was the first time there for both of us and we will definitely be returning in the future. I salute the chef and the staff. Great job!
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