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Indian Road Cafe
Posted by Julie Larson on 03/27/2010
This little place is such a treat to have in the neighborhood- it is truly local to those of each that live in this micro neighborhood. On any given night you will run into a few neighbors from your building. The owners and staff have made such an effort to please their customers with the food, entertainment, community involvement. It knows its audience and is working hard to please them. Tasty and inventive dishes with decent portions, good wine and beer list. I always liked the place and it has really improved as they've expanded their capabilities in the kitchen. They are conscientious about their ingredients, and my meals there have been wholesome and healthy.
Posted by cynthia on 03/14/2010
I have been to Indian Road many times as I live just around the corner. Each time I entered with high hopes and frankly each time I have been disappointed. The food is good; the beer/wine selection is great. The atmosphere is fine except for brunch when there are tons of little kids running around. The service is on the other hand is pretty bad. The waiters are rude or ignore you.
Posted by Kanda G on 03/06/2010
we've been there a few times and we just enjoy it a lot! friendly, laid back service. Loved the fact they are not pushy or in a hurry! if you feel like sitting there with a book for a while you wont get rushed out. the food quality is very nice, easy and simple, wine list can use some help but the place seems to be constantly changing and looks like they are striving to get better. love the entertainment in there last time was opera night! just a fun peaceful neighborhood kind of joint!
Posted by Lindsey on 02/10/2010
I started going to Indian Road about a year and a half ago and have seen it change and improve a lot. It's always been a beautiful spot with a great homey, neighborhood feel. They have removed the market and added a coffee bar for those who want to sit and work or read without worrying about wait service. I've seen a lot of improvement in an already good menu- more vegetarian options, good range of prices. I have to say that brunch is not my favorite there, but don't write it off. It's so worth a second lunch or dinner visit.
Posted by Inwood Fan on 05/12/2009
Been there a bunch of times. The food just gets better. I thought the brunch was great and unlimited Mimosas are a great deal. I did notice the beer prices are a little lower than before. Service is okay and has gotten better. I had some really slow service early on, but it is much improved. The owner is very friendly. I also enjoy the live music. Nice touch to the nabe.
Posted by A local on 02/21/2009
We love this place and try to get there once a week. The owner wasn't able to get a zoning variance for a real kitchen with stoves and ovens (can't cut in for ventilation) so they do amazing things with panini presses, crock pots, braisers, and microwaves. Love the pork shoulder, and the chili is lovely on a cold winter evening (and even though it's priced as an appetizer, it's a big enough portion that we make it an entree). Two bowls of chili and a carafe of wine is a great meal!
Posted by inwood locals on 02/17/2009
This place has a ton of atmosphere, great coffee, and fantastic baked goods from Balthazar and Arthur Avenue. The people behind the counter are friendly and (usually) quick. However, it has some serious shortcomings as a restaurant. We came here for brunch a short while back and were disappointed. The food took a very long time to come out, and when it did, the omelette was tiny, and the bacon/egg/fontina sandwich was small and mostly bread--and not even the kind of bread indicated on the menu. If you run out of something, it's at least polite for the server to tell the diner that a substitution is necessary, but I don't think the servers care that much. After asking for our order about 30 seconds after we were seated, we had an incredibly difficult time getting his attention again. (And when we asked for jelly for the toast, we were told that they don't have any--but they sell it in the marketplace section! Crack open a jar!) Finally we had to get the check from someone else. Brunch for two--with just coffee, no juice or sides of any kind--cost almost $30, and we had to eat lunch an hour later because we were so hungry. For the amount of money they're charging, they need to have better service and more appropriate portions. Given our disappointment with brunch, I'm not at all inclined to go back for dinner.