Restaurant Guide Update: April 2018
A tour of the city’s best dining.
1933 Lounge We hear there’s a pretty good shrimp cocktail here … You want ritzy? You go straight to the clubby environs above St. Elmo Steak House, all dark wood and brick and plush seating, where pretty young things in red body-con dresses serve perfectly chilled martinis (plus the place’s signature cocktail, the bourbon-and-vanilla-laced Elmo […]
With its famously shifting panoramic view, The Eagles Nest (1 S. Capitol Ave, 317-616-6170) has always been good for a change of scenery. But after nearly two months of renovations, the circular restaurant will have yet another look. Although still under construction, a recent tour of the space revealed promising touches like silver champagne bubble designs on the walls and new carpet (no more maroon). Expect an all-new contemporary, vibrant design—something to capture the glitzy downtown experience the restaurant has become famous for. Signature pieces of furniture are being crafted specifically for the space, which will feature gold satin wall covering, bright artwork against white walls, and industrial silver pendant lighting. Coinciding with this first full renovation in 10 years, the restaurant is bringing in award-winning chef and cookbook author, John Pivar to man the kitchen. Doors are slated to reopen Nov. 17.