Top New Restaurants to Try in Indianapolis in 2016


The restaurant options continue to expand in Indianapolis, so you do not have to settle for the boring chains. Instead, you may want to try these local establishments and discover new favorites to add to your list. These restaurants offer a variety of dining choices that range from comfort food to tacos.

Penn & Palate
Although it focuses on modern comfort food, Penn & Palate offers unique dishes. This new Indianapolis restaurant has a complete menu with signature items such as scallion corn cakes and buttermilk roasted chicken. You will also find a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and sides. You do not want to miss the desserts that include legendary cookies such as pecan chocolate chip.

Cropichon et Bidibule
Cropichon et Bidibule is a French restaurant with a focus on authentic dishes. Many of the items on the menu have been adapted from the owner's family recipes. You will find dishes that range from salmon goat cheese quiche to almond crepes. In addition, you may want to try the beer or wine at the small bar located inside the restaurant.

Sangrita Saloon
The chef at Sangrita Saloon prefers to put a modern spin on Mexican cuisine. You will find traditional tacos such as carne asada, but you may want to be more adventurous and try the coca carnitas that have Coca-Cola braised pork. The menu also includes tortas, enchiladas, soups, salads and empanadas.

Indy Tacos
If you are looking for another Mexican food option, then you may want to visit Indy Tacos. It offers low prices and authentic homemade food. This new restaurant has burritos, tacos, quesadillas and tortas. The menu is small, but it includes delicious sides such as rice and guacamole.

St. Joseph Brewery & Public House
Located inside an old church, St. Joseph Brewery & Public House has a long menu. This restaurant offers items that range from smoked tri tip beef sandwiches to lobster risotto. You can also find several vegetarian options that include grilled vegetable wraps and sweet potato chipotle soup. In addition, there is an extensive drinks menu for beer and wine.

Lana Bandoim is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Indianapolis. Her work has been published on websites ranging from Examiner to Technorati.