- General Info:
- The Rathskeller was voted the best German restaurant in Indianapolis, Ind., for seven years in a row. The restaurant is set in the historic 19th century Athenaeum Building downtown. From J egerschnitzel to filet mignon, the award-winning menu features authentic German cuisine as well as steak, seafood, chicken, pork and vegetarian entrees. The Rathskeller also features an extensive wine and beer menu. The Kellerbar is stocked with 12 imported draft beers, more than 50 imported bottled beers and several local brands. The Rathskeller also has seven rooms available for banquets and special events with capacities ranging from 10 to 500 people. The restaurant was established in 1894 and is Indianapolis oldest restaurant still in operation.
- Payment method:
- mastercard, visa, discover, amex, diners club, jcb
- Downtown Indianapolis
- Caterers, German Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes, No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: American, Family Style, Seafood, European, German, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good For Family: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Specialties: Corporate Meetings, Meeting Facilities
Price Range : Average
12/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Stepping into the Rathskeller is a treat for the eyes, as well as the stomach. The room has fine art quality stained glass windows, an intriguing fireplace with dark sculptures and mottos in German, and other cultural pieces that contribute to the feeling of being in a small town in Germany instead of Indianapolis. The sausages and meats are top quality from local German butchers, and the meals are flavorful and substantial. My husband's favorite is the Beef Rouladen, while I alternate between Kassler Ripchen and the German sausages with kraut. The beers are another tasty bonus.
My daughter had her wedding rehearsal dinner here, and the out of town guests thought it was a treasure.
We were a party of twelve with reservation. We arrived on time....actually a little early. Service was so, so. A little slow, but we thought nothing of it as we enjoyed our appetizers. When the main course arrived we were half way into our meal, when the waitress came over and started taking our plates. I explained I was not finished. She informed me we would have to leave because the had people waiting. We had been there maybe a whole 45 minutes. I asked to speak to the manager. When he came to the table I told him when our reservations were and how long we had been there. He informed me that they had another reservation and we would have to leave. I asked why they would book them so close together. I got no response except to say, we needed to leave. Boxed up our food and handed it to us. To top it all off, because of the number in our party, they had included the tip so there was no way to express our displeasure of the way we were treated. I will NEVER go back and have told friends of our experience and have been insured they also will never return. Our company used to have it's Christmas dinner there, but no more. I have never been treated so rudely.
11/15/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Great for lovers of beer! They have large and small bottles of tons of European gems (including my favorite - LaChouffe!). The Biergarden is for sure the place to be in Spring, Summer and early Fall. You always run into someone you know! Great place for pre-pub crawls, and to celebrate your love of great Euro-beer!