401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, European, German, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good For Family: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Specialties: Corporate Meetings, Meeting Facilities
Price Range : Above Average
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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!
03/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
the best place ive ever ate at. i had the jaegershnitzle with the red cabbage and my husband had the rouladen(or whatever its called)it was toooo good!!!!our waitress holly was the freindliest one we ever had.ive told everyone i know to visit there at least once.its more than worth it!
03/13/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I visit this place every year when I visit Indy. It is what every German bar should be. Great food, atmosphere, and people. Not a place to get Budweiser, you've got to try their huge selection of imports. Their food is some of the best in Indy. It can get crowded in there. There is a restaurant section and a bar section. You can eat at both. I eat in the bar. Highly recommended.
07/13/2002Provided by Citysearch -
We came from DC area for a convention, hunting good German restaurants since ours closed as proprietors aged. Frieda is from Munich and she loved it! The atmosphere on Sunday in the big dining hall was subdued but really Bavarian down home. In fact, last time in Munch I saw few places which came close. We eat out a lot, found the food really great and prices reasonable by INDY standards and a steal by DC rates. The selection of beers was a delight and all excellent choices - I tried the sampler. Three of us in our party got a broad selection and all were great with really friendly servers. Now I can kick myself for not staying at the convention another day just to enjoy this place some more with entertainment to boot. The place to put on an out-of-town visitor A list.