Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill
7102 Woodland Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46278
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, Caterers, Barbecue, American, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Seafood, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
So the person who gave the place a one star is silly. Best damn burger I've ever had. Seriously. I would have to give them something with the service, but quite frankly I don't go to a place to be flattered or waited on hand-and foot. The fries were really good with a breading that's more like an onion ring, which was really good. The burger itself has an awesome smokiness to it that is unique. Maybe the philly is not as good, idk as I have never had it.
I would give this place 5 stars, but service is a little lacking, and the ability to get into the restaurant is stupidly hard as well.
Perfect date night dinner stop. Quite for a family diner. The Chef really seems to know what he was doing. We went for our Anniversary dinner, I had the lamb that was listed as part of their Valentine Couples special and my husband had the 10 oz Rib-eye both seasoned with a fresh mix of herbs that we both found hard to discern the exact mix, which is rare for my husband at any restaurant, but the flavor was perfection and the presentation was more than pleasingly appetizing. The meal came with two small bowls of Lobster Bisque that was wonderful with just a hint of pepper, followed by a colorful garden salad with strips of zucchini shavings and widely mixed leaf greens. The main course had perfectly grilled asparagus and what looked and tasted like Golden Yukon potatoes and finished with a decadent mix of dark chocolate and cherries in a heart shaped slice of Torte. All served with a tart dry Merlot.
I would say this is a wonderful stop for any night out. We may even call on them to cater for our next big bash.
We went to Chef Mike's about a month ago. We had the Burger from hell and a hawiann pizza. I normally don't order burgers out, because I am very particular, but I decided to chance it. This was the best burger I have ever had, it reminded me of the ones my dad used to cook when I was little. The pizza was awesome, but different than a pizza you would get at a pizza place. You could taste the "fresh off the Grill" taste.
If you do go there, make sure you get the poppyseed salad (even as a side) I was told the Chef makes the dressing himself and it is to die for!
My boyfriend and I have already made a reservation to come back in May with all of our friends.
We should have known something when we walked in the door on a Saturday and we were the only ones there! I always fair re: restaurant service/food...but come on! We were the ONLY one's in the place--the sandwich--philly, was HORRIBLE--the fries are trying to be some upscale trendy cool looking fry--and they are just plain gross...the staff (including the cooks, etc) all sat in the bar just hanging out--service was ridiculous--esp when it was just us!!
We were both sick to our stomachs when we got home--what a waste of $$...they need to step it up, whoever Chef Michael is (he has a poster of himself re: how wonderful he is in the lobby)--his food is not up to par, esp if he was awarded at one time the best chef in Indy!! We laughed when we saw they had a filet for $22.00!! haha, take a trip to Sullivans!
This has been added to our "banned" list! AND we made a special trip to go out of the way to the place...