Quality Inn & Suites Airport
2631 S. Lynhurst Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: (317) 381-1000
Fax: (317) 381-1002
Way out on Washington Street, halfway between the Speedway and Downtown, there's a brief stretch known as Little Mexico. La Posada anchors the eastern end with a char-broiled menu of tacos, tamales and other south-of-the-border specialties. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all are delightful. Meats such as chorizo and al pastor are of a quality not seen often in the Midwest. The space itself is a bit hole-in-the-wall, but it's clean as can be, and sparse decor lets the diner better focus on the food. Be sure to wash it down with a cold Mexican cerveza.
If you're in Indianapolis and are looking for the perfect mixture of restaurant and bar, then Workingman's Friend is for you. It has been open since the Great Depression and serves burgers that will blow your taste buds away. Try the double cheeseburger complete with crispy patties and accompany it with perfectly cooked fries. Wash everything down with one of the various beers on tap and just sit back and relax in this charming, dive bar setting.
Bynum's Steak House has a fun and relaxed atmosphere and has been voted as the best steak house on Indianapolis' South side for three years in a row. This restaurant offers a variety in brunch, lunch and dinner but don't forget to try the award winning Chocolate Suicide cake they have in desserts. The bar also has a list of wines and other drinks to choose from.
Experience an energetic and contemporary atmosphere featuring classic American comfort food at High Velocity located at JW Marriott Indianopolis. A premiere sports bar in downtown, this classy den presents an idyllic venue for catching the season's latest games, fun night-outs and celebrating special occasions. The swanky interiors feature High Definition TVs, plush banquettes, a wrap-around bar and private and semi-private dining areas. Choose from favorites like Fire Wings, Fish Tacos, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Velocity Burger and Classic Key Lime Pie. The bar stocks some of the best ales, eccentric cocktails and lagers, perfect accompaniments to a fun evening with friends and fans. If you're planning to pool with a large group then reserve the private dining room well beforehand.
Experience an intimate and upscale atmosphere featuring artisan Italian cuisine at Iozzo's located in southside of Downtown. Exposed brickwork, dim lighting and warm wooden furnishing lend a romantic ambiance to dining space which fits the bill for family affairs, casual dining and first dates. The menu incorporates classic Italian specialties like Chicken Marsala, Veal Piccata, Lobster Ravioli and their signature Meatball Martini. Mature wines accompany the menu selections, as do light desserts, rounding off the whole experience with a finesse. Reservations are recommended.
There are famous delicatessens all over the country, but Shapiro's blows most out of the water. Its menu has both depth and breadth, offering sandwiches, snacks, salads, dinner plates, breakfasts, desserts and a variety of drinks both alcoholic and not. Meats are done to perfection, side dishes are treated with as much care as the mains, and special orders are happily accepted. The place is spacious too, so you'll never have to navigate the unruly crowds common at comparable delis in New York or Los Angeles. See website for sister locations, online ordering and more.
Experience a refined and upscale environment featuring some of best Italian food in downtown Indianapolis at Osteria Pronto. Located in the prestigious JW Marriott Indianapolis, this elegant dining space is designed around an open kitchen, eliciting a romantic ambiance. The menu highlights artisan Italian creations inspired by Mediterranean flavors, showcasing superior ingredients and season's freshest produce. Go-to dishes include the Pan seared Salmon, Melanzane Parmigiana, Gnocchi and Tuscan Meatballs. Boutique wines and classic desserts perfectly complement the menu selections, adding a finesse to the whole dining experience. Private dining is also available; reservations are recommended.
Shula's Steakhouse has made its presence felt at The Westin Indianapolis . Shula's Steakhouse is one of the many restaurants owned by ex-NFL player and coach Don Shula. The restaurant caters to the patrons of the hotel with their tasty meals consisting of steaks and sea food. One could try the 32 ounce prime rib or a lobster to suit ones appetite and choice. The elegant yet comfortable interiors complete the wholesome experience.
Known as Indiana's oldest bar, The Slippery Noodle Inn has seen its share of action. It's a hub for blues in the area, and it has been home to countless wild shows over the years. There's still live blues being played seven days a week. Being located in a great sports town, the Noodle makes itself available to sports fans as well, hosting many a celebration. Even when there's nothing going on, the place is still packed with happy diners and drinkers chowing down on the hearty menu, featuring everything from traditional bar fare to steaks and pastas, and drinking everything from martinis to micro brews.
Nestled in the heart of the Indianapolis, Mikado Japanese Restaurant brings authentic flavors of the orient to the city. Along with an extensive list of sushis on offer, the menu also includes special rolls, tempura and other fried goodies, hot pot preparations, noodles and rice dishes. If the menu throws you in a fix regarding what to order, choose the Bento Box: a fixed meal of miso soup, shrimp dumplings, beef rolls, and entrees of pork cutlets, teriyaki chicken and salmon.
Ike & Jonesy's was the idea of a group of college kids who started this restaurant for their fellow mates in the university. Now, the restaurant and bar serves a wonderful mix of food and drinks that satiate hungry souls. They also have regular events hosted here that keep the energy going. With a casual ambiance that prompts you to spend long hours, the Ike & Jonesy's is a must go when you are looking for a place to catch up with friends.
The Irish atmosphere is the first thing you notice when you enter the Claddagh Irish Pub. This place offers traditional Irish grub from the fish and chips or the spinach artichoke, which can be served with a wide variety of beer. Straight from the Celtic highland, Claddagh Irish Pub is a place where you can let your hair down to the music and feel at ease. Cheers!