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Flatiron at the Elbow Room

Urban Cafe

Nearly two years after downtown pub The Elbow Room shuttered, the historic building that housed it gained new life with two dining concepts overseen by longtime country-club chef Glenn Brown. Weekday counter-service breakfast includes meat-and-eggs options, grain bowls, and entrée “cups” from “Mom’s Cupboard,” such as quinoa grits and overnight oats. Sandwiches and soups, including Brown’s version of a local classic, chicken velvet soup, are available at lunch. Dinner gets a more upscale approach on the old bar side, with roasted chicken, a bone-in ribeye, and pan-roasted salmon with asiago risotto. Especially good are the desserts, including peanut-butter brownies, cupcakes, and turnovers served all day. The artfully plated chocolate torte and carrot cake make for an elegant finish at dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Mon.–Sat.; brunch Sun.


605 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN, USA


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