About Market Table - The Alexander
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Our Market Table approach will forever change the way you think about the typical buffet experience by forging a direct bond between you and our culinary team. A state-of-the-art open kitchen puts you face-to-face with chefs preparing customized dishes from fresh produce, locally-raised meats and specialty items. With menus that change from season to season, our team is able to explore a wide range of innovative and tasty flavor combinations
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast: Saturday 7:00am-11:00am
Breakfast: Sunday: 7:00am-10:00am
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Delaware St and South St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A number of parking options are available to you. On-street, metered parking is located south of the restaurant along South Street; an hourly parking garage is located north of Market Table at 301 South Delaware Street; and valet parking is offered in front of the Hotel at 333 South Delaware Street.
Banquet, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Market Table - The Alexander Ratings and Reviews
Made to order omelette was good, but bac ...
Made to order omelette was good, but bacon and ham were crazy dried out. And no scrambled eggs on buffet line -- not cool! -- though if they had been, would have probably been super dried out. I do not recommend.
Thanksgiving is always great here. Love ...
Thanksgiving is always great here. Love the variety and the location. Noise level is high because of the tall ceilings, but you don't have to yell to be heard. Even with all the people and the fact that its a buffet, the wait staff does its best to keep up with the tables. Will go again next year as its great to not have to do dishes!
Hadn't dropped in for brunch in awhile, ...
Hadn't dropped in for brunch in awhile, but I can't think of why since brunch here is so good! Marco is still serving on Sundays--nice guy who's very attentive. There were five breakfast meat options--turkey bacon, turkey sausage, turkey steak, bacon, and duck bacon (plus vegetarian sausage). Omelets to order. Fruit and smoked salmon (which is new?) I've never had smoked salmon during my other visits. The carving station of the day was espresso rubbed brisket, which was fantastic. Some chicken in harissa sauce and other lunch options. The only food I didn't care for was the sorbet from the gelato station, it had a goey syrupy-ness that generally happens when I let sorbet melt, then put back in the freezer. Everyone is very nice behind the food stations. While about $25/person isn't an inexpensive breakfast, this really is a good value because you can eat as much as you want, and all the foods are well-prepared. Not your standard bacon and scrambled eggs. The dining room is also quiet and calming with large booths to spread out.
We dined for Easter brunch. Excellent fresh selection of a variety of foods. This is an excellent spot if you have a group with different food preferences. We had 2 vegetarians in our group, one also who is GF. There was a great variety for both the vegetarians and carnivores!!
We have eaten at Market Table on several previous occasions and always enjoyed the meal. Our kids wanted to go back, so we made reservations this past Sunday. The breakfast buffet foods were cold and certainly not worth the cost of the meal. We will not be returning nor recommending Market Table to friends (which we have done repeatedly in the past). I do want to note that the service was very good and attentive.
We had a great experience at Market Table. There were seven of us meeting for breakfast before a staff retreat. Nice variety of options to meet all food types. Great variety, looked amazing - tasted even better! More than the food, the staff was delightful. I had great conversations (about the food and just life in general) with each person I encountered - from the host staff to my waiter to those behind the line.
Third year in a row and likely our last NYD brunch
Well, this as a family tradition may have seen its last installment. We have enjoyed brunch the prior two years, as a family, on New Years Day, but this year was a resounding disappointment. The saving grace was that the service, as in years past, was great. The food selection compared to the prior years was significantly less. I hope that for their sake, they can figure out how to return to where they once were, in terms of the food execution.
The Thanksgiving Dinner buffet my family ha at the Market Table at The Alexander Hotel was fabulous! The food was so decision ... from roast pumpkin gnocchi, seafood paella, saffron risotto, cider brined turkey, stuffing, lamb shoulder, smoked short ribs, duck confit, stupid sea bass, vegetable lasagna, roasted sweet potatoes, smoked gouda mashed potatoes with horseradish to sorbets, carrot and chocolate cakes and pumpkin pie! Our server Lucia was wonderful. It was not overly crowded and we spent quality time eating and enjoying the day. A blessing on Thanksgiving!
The food was cold when we got there (about 1 hour before closing). Selection is decent but extremely mediocre considering the price. The service was great. Oh, and yeah, the grapefruit juice and all the ice-cream tastes really good. They need to work on the food itself. No one wants a cold brunch.
on line reservation
We could not call and make a reservation. The message said call back during business hours
no matter what time we called. When the reservation was made on line it would allow a reservation at 10:00 am like we wanted so we made it for 11:00am
when we arrived at 11:00am the restaurant was all most empty.The on line system should
have allowed 10:00am.Trying to make a reservation is useless.
Mothers Day 2015
The food was great and the service very good, the only thing I was - I really wish they didn't have a table where they put us. We would have waited for a table elsewhere in the dining room. Our table seemed to be part of a table group that wasn't needed so they scattered them. Our's was right next to a drink station and the wait staff had to single file behind us throughout the meal. They were trying to optimize the dining room for the day...this table was not well placed. We felt like we were in everyone's way all through the meal.
We want to go back and try it again...but not on a special day like Mothers Day.
Great atmosphere for Mother's Day brunch!!!
After 20 years of motherhood, I thought I'd learned to avoid Mother's Day brunches. However, this was a fantastic experience! The food was very tasty and interesting, and many items were filling but lightly prepared. For example, the soup was a seafood base, but the herbs and light broth were delicious. This brunch was not loaded with lots of fillers, and only a few stars. Everything was very good! The desserts featured lots of individual servings, and the gelato bar was a great enhancement!
Holidays Modify Experiences
Great food, great location, but it is Mother's Day. So a potentially wonderful experience becomes marginal as the number of tables are doubled, lines become constant and noise levels increase. Buffets on holidays can be a bust. I think this is a great place for food. Try it on a non holiday.
Our family went there for our Mother's Day celebration. We were immediately greeted and seated. Lovely atmosphere and prompt, courteous service. Food was attractively displayed and very tasty. Overall, a very good experience and we would return.
Our Easter brunch experience @ Market Table capped off our NCAA weekend nicely. Loved the cheese tray on the salad bar.Mussel bar was a nice touch and we found several excellent desserts. Ambience was perfect and made Easter away from home enjoyable.
Great but not as great as it used to be...
My wife and I love Market Table. We discovered last year when we went there for a Mothers Day brunch. Our favorite part was the pasta bar. It was pricey but worth it. We went back a few months later and were a bit disapointed when they didnt have the pasta bar open. We asked the waiter about it and were told that the pasta bar was only for special occasions and they charge a lower price ($24.95 vs $34.95) when they dont have it set up. That made sense to us. We went back this past Sun for Easter brunc and were really looking forward to the pasta bar. We were disapointed to get there and find that there was no pasta bar. We were even more disapointed when our bill came and it was $34.95 per person. Don't get me wrong, the food is excellent and there are plenty of choices (egg and omelet bar, carving station, gelato station) but we didnt like paying the higher "holiday" price without getting the full experience, particularly since that was our favorite part! I still give it 4 stars, but they are gonna have to bring back that pasta bar to get that fifth star!
We like the Market Table for convenience ...
We like the Market Table for convenience for gatherings before our home Colts games. We usually have a small regular group that meets and it's very good for that in the private dining room. It is a bit pricey this year compared to last or other places. The food is decent and sometimes better some weeks that others.
very sleek & modern building and furnishings but lacking on basics like fresh eggs, trained line cooks,( picked at ear wax and used same hand to pick up food), (declined to cook up some fresh pancakes when 2 cold ones still unused), dried out cheese board , sweet roll cold and dry- the wait staff was very responsive and sweet. We will not return for brunch, dinner may be better.
The Market Table...Superior
The Market Table is a gem in Indianapolis. We love taking out of town guests to brunch there, if the opportunity exists. The chefs are terrific; the wait staff very strong. The food is excellent. As a vegetarian, my choices are usually limited. Not so at The Market Table. And for my meat-eating family and friends, it has excellent food and a wide variety of options for everyone.
Although the food was good and the service of our waiteress excellent - the fact that the bloody mary was nothing but cocktail sauce was very disappointing. Stopped prior to a Colts game and looking forward to a good bloody mary, even asked for a cup of ice to try and make it drinkable but the "sauce" just sat on top of the ice! Waitress was embarrassed and said they woudn't let her take them off the bill because we took a drink. What??? Of course we took a drink, we had to try it? I would have rated this Outstanding overall in every aspect but the bloody mary issue was ridiculous. Not looking for a free drink but at least one I CAN DRINK!!!! Might as well have gotten some shrimp to dip in my sauce "drink"!
The chef has prepared a NASTY bloody mary with clam juice. My friend kept asking for a BLOODY MARY and every time Marco would bring our this NASTY tasting bloody mary with clam juice. Finally after I found Ryan he prepared a real bloody mary for my friend, then she ordered another bloody mary and AGAIN she got another nasty drink, she was upset as we were eating and drinking before the Colts game. This is the first time we have encountered this and if it happens again we will go somewhere else to eat before the Colts games.....
NICE SUNDAY BRUNCH
WE WERE CELEBRATING TWO BIRTHDAYS AND MADE RESERVATIONS FOR 11 ON A SUNDAY FOR BRUNCH. WE WERE GREETED AND SEATED RIGHT AWAY. VERY NICE ROOM. AWESOME SERVER. TWO HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIGNS ON CHALKBOARDS AT THE TABLE. NICE THOUGHT. NICELY PRESENTED COLD FRUITS, BUT SEEMED LIKE THEY HAD BEEN OUT A WHILE. NO SALAD SECTION? PEEL AND EAT SHRIMP? MADE TO ORDER FRENCH TOAST AND OMELETS WERE ENJOYED. NATURAL BACON AND CHICKEN SAUSAGE WAS A NICE TOUCH! THE BRISKET WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD AS WAS THE GARLIC BOW TIE PASTA. MY OBSERVATION OF THE FOOD STATION WAS THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF PLACES THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN OPERATING, BUT NOTHING WAS GOING ON. MAYBE FOR BIGGER EVENTS? VERY NICE SELECTION OF GELATO AND DESSERTS.
I've left some lukewarm reviews in the past--generally along the lines of good food, but terrible service. I wonder if Yolk moving in next door made them step up their game? Much better now. Prompt service with (chilled) water carafe almost immediately after seating. More attention to detail. I think the price has gone up, too, but now this is a high end brunch experience. Want to know a good sign? Indy's chef darling Neil Brown was dining two tables over!
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