Combining art with dining is a delicate matter. Those who attempt such a feat open themselves to criticism on two fronts, so there had better be more than just a casual effort. Fortunately, Elements restaurant in Indianapolis excels at both. They understand and possess an acute appreciation for art that pleases both the eye and palate. The wall hangings and décor bespeak a confidence that perfectly complements the culinary offerings.
Indianapolis Monthly magazine agreed when they chose Elements Restaurant as the winner of their award for Restaurant of the Year in 2003. But even though that was a few years ago, Elements has not left their mission behind. All you have to do is look inside: the Mass Ave Art District this restaurant very busy. In fact, if you were to mention that you think Elements Restaurant is the best restaurant in Indianapolis, you would almost never be contradicted.
The location itself is an arty one. Designated one of six unique cultural districts in Indianapolis, Mass Ave is within the boundaries of greater downtown Indianapolis. The Mass Ave district holds its own with ease among all the many great Indianapolis attractions to be found in busy downtown Indy.
The owner Dennis Dunn and his staff maintain the sophistication and intimate setting of the artsy location. Chef Neil Andrews concocts a daily menu calling upon his talents to combine French, Asian, and Mediterranean confluences that are reminiscent of a painter at his canvas. Each menu choice has its touch of art. Appetizers that please feature an Asian inspired salad, a Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup, or a California White Sea Bass with Maiitake Mushrooms.
This Indianapolis restaurant has clearly adopted an attitude of serving beautiful, delicious food, across the board. The main entrees fall in line, with such selections as Grilled Kajiki Marlin with Nicoise Vegetables, or Hawaiian Barramundi with Hickory Smoked Bacon and Brussel Sprouts. Also included is Duck Breast, Lamb Shank, and a Beef Skirt Steak. Each one is sure to please.
And, do not despair, for the dessert menu provides every bit as much satisfaction with your choice of Sacher Torte (Rich Chocolate Cake Layered with Apricot Jam), Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Buttermilk Sauce or Honey Crème Brulee with Coconut Oat Crisp.
On top of this, their extensive wine list complements any menu selection, while making an artistic statement all its own.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Thursday, 5 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, 5 pm – 10:30 am
Closed Sunday and Monday
415 N Alabama St
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
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