About Joseph Decuis
Roanoke, IN 46783
Located in Roanoke, a charming, historic rural community in northeast Indiana (15 minutes from Ft. Wayne, 1.5 hours north of Indianapolis and 3 hours east of Chicago), Joseph Decuis is the showcase for local farm raised food, and is a gourmet experience to remember. Our menu features seasonal dishes with ingredients raised on our farm (and other like minded farms), creatively and artfully prepared by our Chefs. The heart of the restaurant is housed in an old bank building (the vaults are now wine cellars) where you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to a simpler way of life where time around the table meant something. You’ll enjoy a top-quality meal in quiet, comfortable surroundings with outstanding hospitality.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our Gallery Board Room is available for parties for up to 20 guests; this room offers a private reception area, and a meeting and dining experience around a table made from ancient teak. The Chairman’s Office is literally the office space used by the owners of Joseph Decuis, and is perfect for private business meetings and dinners. With seating for up to 8 diners, the Chairman’s Office features personal sports and patriotic memorabilia collected over the years, a comfortable sitting area, a round board room table and kitchen for private service.
We are happy to offer our outstanding gourmet foods to make your event spectacular. Please contact us for further information and menus.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Gallery Board Room (and adjacent reception room) are available for private meetings and dining. Located in the attached cottage, this charming room's highlights are the ancient teak table seating 20 and the beautiful artwork on display.
The Chairman's Table welcomes business meetings and presentations. Located above Club Creole, the Chairman's table seats up to 8 guests and features the ultimate in privacy and luxury
Private Party Contact:
Laura Taper: (260) 672-1715
Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Laura Taper for further information
Joseph Decuis Ratings and Reviews
This establishment had the potential of ...
This establishment had the potential of being rated 5 stars, but fell way short despite many of the favorable reviews. The restaurant purports to be world class and I must admit I was impressed with the wine list when I first read through it. I chose three different bottles of wine and they were out of each one. Finally we found a French Bordeaux that they had in stock. While we waited on the wine, another waitress reviewed the menu. Many of the entrees were not available. In fact, they had to review so many replacement entrees our table joked they needed to have an addendum to their menu. Finally, after 30 minutes of tracking down a wine, the waiter finally took our order. Several of us ordered salads and after quite a bit of time, I asked for some bread, which the waiter finally brought out. Then the salads came. My wife ordered the JD Farm Salad. It was advertised to include Manchego Cheese but arrived without it. My wife had to wait and ask the waitress for the cheese. The main meal finally arrived (they are not in a rush by the way), and my daughter's flank steak and sides were stone cold. My Scallops with Butternut Squash Puree were luke warm at best. We had to track someone down to complain about the cold flank steak. I guess they used a microwave oven to warm it up as it came back fairly quickly, but now it was over done. By the way, there were only 3 small scallops for a cost of $34. It took forever to get the bill and both my wife and I had to track down the waiter to get it. Apparently the waiter felt bad about the evening and did take 50% off the cost of the wine, but that gesture is not enough to make me want to come back to this establishment. Maybe this was an off night for the restaurant and staff, but note there are some other reviews that are not so positive either. Looks like it may be a hit or miss kind of place. I won't make another $600 gamble on this place again.
This was our second visit, brought a gro ...
This was our second visit, brought a group of friends and family along. They were all very pleased. The price-points are some-what high, but the service and overall appeal of the restaurant make it worth it. I recommend the scallops, any cut of steak, the charcuterie plate and the cheese board. We will be back to try more!
The filet is incredible. We were disappo ...
The filet is incredible. We were disappointed with the wait staff and the ribeye honestly tasted like a strip. We asked if they had given the wrong slices of meat but they couldn't honestly tell us differently. The staff dropped our salads at the wrong table and then went back to table and brought us those same salads and our main server was not very attentive or warm. We do think the restaurant was nice and like I said I really enjoyed the filet and farm salad.
This restaurant is rated as 5 Star! I w ...
This restaurant is rated as 5 Star! I would rate it at a minus -5! We were very disappointed in all aspects. The first greeting at the bar was a grumpy person who knew nothing about the liquors. With only about 1/8 of the restaurant filled, they were out of 4 of the main selections. What remained was presented like they had pulled leftovers out of thier fridge and threw on the plate. The beef was NOT waygu and I don't believe even local! Dry, tasteless and tough. I will never be back here and would recommend to not waste your time or your money here!
Did the tasting menu as part of a birthd ...
Did the tasting menu as part of a birthday celebration, and I loved the food, the pacing, the flavors, and the venue.
Mentioned red bell pepper allergy at the start of dinner, and after being assured there would be no peppers on the food, there was a sliver of red bell pepper on the steak.
What a way to celebrate a birthday, like being in hunched over with abdominal pain for the rest of the evening.
Wasted $150 on an overpriced, underwhelm ...
Wasted $150 on an overpriced, underwhelming dinner. Seafood cocktail was OK as was dessert, free breads and butter. Rest of meal was very disappointing per prior reviews. Had made a special stop on way home on trip from Michigan to Indy based on those reviews.
If you are willing to take your chances on what the butcher has cut that day instead of always offering standard steak cuts (ie filet or porterhouse), good luck but we found it to be disappointing. I believe my wife's best steak option was a round lolsteak; it turned out to be a better steak than she expected but nowhere near what she had hoped to try wagyu beef on.
Half of my Mangalitsa pork chop was fat/inedible. Not sure what meager vegetables accompanied it but they were hardly edible (What was that white stuff? Thought maybe marshmallow but they are usually tasty). I have never had boar before but I'm guessing it was closer to boar than "standard" prime pork chop. Waitress had told me it was a hearty meat but live and learn. And regret. Also my tomato salad was a joke, initially served without featured toasted cheese bread and those finally arrived 5 minutes after we finished 4 thin slices of tomatoes so obviously never prepared until we asked about them.
As far as the service, it started out OK but by the end of the dinner, our waitress was MIA. In fact, our tab was delivered by another worker passing by that we requested help from and brought back by another waitress. Wish now I hadn't left my customary 20% (+/-) tip but I figured original waitress was going to bring the check back and explain/say good night.
Very disappointing all the way around. And the restaurant wasn't all that busy for a Friday evening; at 6:30, we were the 5th table in our half-filled room. By 8:15, we were the last table in that room so not sure what the problem was. I would guess 15-20 minutes were wasted waiting on paying the bill.
Never going back or recommending.
Husband of couple.
Outstanding, elegant dining in an unpret ...
Outstanding, elegant dining in an unpretentious atmosphere. One of the first in the area to actually oversee "farm to fork" in the process of bringing food to the dining table. Impressive service and attention to detail.
I'm harder on this review because of the ...
I'm harder on this review because of the price However even at a lower price point I probably wouldn't return. They were also doing The taste of Roanoke event. We sat for over an hour with the tiniest crab cake I've ever seen as an appetizer watching there cook on the street flip burgers well our stomachs Rumble. Mind rambled a little bit less when I saw him touch of cooked burger and put it on a bun using a bloody glove. We ordered steaks and mine tasted like pulled steak with packet brown sauce. I did not love the flavor but I was so hungry I ate it. My husband bought a $50 steak that tasted good but not amazing and with the same brown sauce. He said his vegetables are good. After eating the hundred-dollar dinner he was still very hungry and wanted a burger except for the unsanitary issue. We went out to another place for a sizable desert so he could feel full. By the way we are not fat it was just not enough food and the service was very very slow. I was full, barely. Don't go here if you're very hungry! There weren't too many people in the restaurant yet our waitress still messed up the order and took lots of time to get the check Etc not so great.
I would recommend , but with great hesit ...
I would recommend , but with great hesitation. We had been so looking forward to having dinner here for many months . However, very disappointing. Maybe it was an off night for them. The two appetizers , Jumbo Seafood cocktail & Crab Cakes were out. At 7:30 Sat evening? We chose a green salad.....( very nice) .....and the sliced fresh tomatoes. The presentation of the tomatoes was sorely lacking. Just a few sliced fresh tomatoes, with a very small "bruschetta " placed on top . No fresh herb garnish, no olive oil, no fresh ground pepper offered, etc. The breads served were delicious The duck was disappointing....not as tasty as hoped., was tough . The Blackened Grouper was "good" . Desserts , we felt were not as one would may expect at this type of restaurant. We inquired as to if there were a dessert special....and were told " fresh strawberry shortcake" . Shortly after we ordered it, we were told it was out also. Another let down. The service was good. The decor beautiful, the atmosphere intimate, pleasant , comfortable, etc. The outdoor seating looked inviting. We may give it one more try. Such high expectations we had ...and sorry to say, great disappointment. But we still feel they deserve a second visit.
Absolutely fantastic food and ambiance. ...
Absolutely fantastic food and ambiance. The Wagyu tartare was the best we have ever tasted. The service was not as knowledgeable as expected about the menu and the farm, and seemed unusually underdressed and casual for a fine dining experience. Overall a fabulous restaurant.
Everything was delicious. Staff was not ...
Everything was delicious. Staff was not very knowledgeable, didn't know what was in the salad, what happened to the nuts on our nut and cheese board. What kind of sorbet they had and that they were out of it after the third trip to the kitchen. What kind of wine was close to ayum Moscato.little things like that. Steak was great.potatoes amazing and the Orange creme brulee.
Excellent food - wonderful Japanese beef ...
Excellent food - wonderful Japanese beef grown on the Decuis farm and then prepared and served in their establishment. Bill for 4 people including tip was $300. This was extremely expensive given the level of service (friendliness and sincerity of primary server), the amount of food provided and the overall meal. We were the only diners in the restaurant. I will not likely return but would recommend this experience for people who enjoy unique dining experiences and for whom money is not a consideration.
My fourth visit to Joseph Decuis and it ...
My fourth visit to Joseph Decuis and it was worth driving over 600 miles for dinner! From service to dining, this farm-to-food restaurant sets the bar high. It is a dining experience that everyone should have at least once. It certainly is one that I value so highly that I travel hundreds of miles out of my way simply to dine at Joseph Decuis.
The servers are world-class. They seem genuinely pleased to create a warm and welcoming dining experience. Shaune Rowdenmark, Sommelier and Manager of Wines & Spirits, served us twice including this last visit. She was fabulous both times. On our very first visit, for our son's 12th birthday, she identified and suggested key food items on the menu for us experience. Her suggestions were spot on! Joseph Decuis became my son's favorite restaurant because of our great visit the first time around and Shaune's friendly service. Shaune served us again most recently. My son's face lit up when she remembered him three years later. We dined with our friends whom we introduced to Joseph Decuis one year ago. Shaune and staff were amazing. They never tired of the endless questions we aimed at them which one can't help but do when the menu is so sophisticated and always changing.
We are return customers because Joseph Decuis offers fabulous dining. The food never disappoints. From appetizers to desserts , you will be drawn into the food choices on the menu. This is a restaurant that pushes the limits, defines novel dining experiences and never stops going for gold! On all four visits, I have had steak because this is the premier place for wagyu beef in the USA. So many other dishes look tantalizing but I can't get past the wagyu beef which is so flavorful and tender! It never disappoints. As an added amenity, you are asked to select a hand-crafted steak knife from a felt-lined box. Unbelievably good dining, service and overall experience! Thank you for always setting the bar high and rising to new standards each and every time.
Joseph Decuis has been on my 'wish list ...
Joseph Decuis has been on my 'wish list' for a long time, so there's always the potential that such a place will not live up to its hype and be a disappointment. Happily, this was not the case. Bite the bullet and go for the beef!! The steaks were outstanding. The accompanying sides were not interesting to me but they had no problem substituting.
Our service was just OK...we got the impression that our server was not on top of her game that night. A couple of times we had to get up to find her to get drink refills, and by the time we were ready for our check, we waited quite a while before we were able to flag her down.
However, overall our experience was very positive and we will definitely return.
Absolutely incredible experience. This i ...
Absolutely incredible experience. This is very much like a Napa restaurant set I small town Indiana. Amazingly fresh farm to table food, friendly, engaging staff and extensive wine list. Recommend strongly making the drive for this experience.
The Wagyu steaks are absolutely exceptio ...
The Wagyu steaks are absolutely exceptional, nothing can compare. As for drinks, I had the Floozy which was a little tart but it was a gorgeous pink color. Finally the Caesar salad! It's made of frisée instead of romaine, such a different and interesting texture
The was an amazing evening! We started w ...
The was an amazing evening! We started with Morrell Mushrooms(One of the highlights of the evening!) then we each had a salad(nothing special) and then my wife had steak(WOW) and I had Lamb Chops(Wow). My dessert was OK .....too sweet but ok and my wife had ice cream which was very good. The overall service was outstanding and the staff was very well trained. If you are a steak lover this is a restaurant that you can't miss. For the first time we experienced steak that melts in your mouth.
Wonderful dining experience. The food wa ...
Wonderful dining experience. The food was exceptional and the service was top notch. The waiter went out of his way to even give us a tour of the restaurant and explain the vision of the owners and the reason for this fabulous restaurant. We all had the Wagyu steak and it was done just right. The vegetables on our plate were fork tender and delicious. Kudos to the chef, staff, and owners. Pleasant atmosphere and the chef's table was like watching artist working with food. We will be back!!
Definitely worth the trip. This was one ...
Definitely worth the trip. This was one of the best dining experiences we have had. The Wagyu steak was phenomenal. The morels, brussel sprout salad, and gumbo were outstanding. Looking forward to our return trip.
An unexpected gem in what has become a d ...
An unexpected gem in what has become a destination town. The smiles and attentiveness you receive when you enter continue throughout the evening. We chose the intimate bar dining area, but will visit again to sit in the garden atrium room or in the dining room that is open to the kitchen. All rooms allow easy conversation. The wine pairing suggestions by their sommelier enhanced the each unique, delicious and beautiful offering. They did not complain when we had to take photos of the beautiful presentations. They even allowed us to make changes to the entree sides. The morel mushrooms, seafood gumbo, shaved brussels sprout salad and wagyu steak are a must. I know why people drive from Indianapolis and Chicago to dine here and/or at The Joseph Decuis Farmstead.
I have wanted to dine at Joseph Decuis s ...
I have wanted to dine at Joseph Decuis since I first read about it in Midwest LIving Magazine. I was thrilled to finally be able to give it a try and was not disappointed. I can't wait to visit again and this time I hope to be able to schedule the farm tour.
Chicago Dame's delight
This place is fabulous. Easily in the mix with Tru, Everest and the late Charlie Trotter's. Even in the running with the Inn at Little Washington. Delicious morels. Wonderful sweetbreads. Perfectly prepared pavlova. Can't wait to return.
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