lOVE IT lOVE IT lOVE IT. Small and quaint, a place you want to linger in. Great food. 5 taps-- more than you need in a single meal and they rotate frequently. A bit pricey but worth not having to deal with the crowds. We now work our concert/sport tickets around this place. Duck patte, mussles and frites rock the menu.
I had a great time at this cozy, classy little brewpub. The ambiance is spot on for enjoying quality food and beer. We were here for dinner on a Monday and given the pubís small size it was filled up but we still got very good service.The tap list is short with only 6 offerings, but I had two beers which were not only great but different from the usual brewpub offerings. That is just fine with me. The pommes frites are delectable, I canít sing their praises enough. I had an egg, roasted tomato, and lambic sauteed onion crepe: delicious, and a duck confit sandwich which was also delicious and somehow got even better after of couple of hours in the to-go box. Given the excellent experience and the adequate parking lot in proximity to a nifty part of Indy, Iíd love to come back when in the area again.
3 beers on tap
black - like a robust prter with belgian yeast - very complex and interesting
Grand Cru - lightly spiced very drinkable
Ate some mussells and fries went well with the food.
Gets a 5 dogs bollocks from me- Must Visit
A neat Belgo-French style brewpub/restaurant in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis. I donít think there is a bar, just lots of dark wooden tables, and some outdoor seating as well. There were 5 taps on when I was there with some interesting styles (saison, black Belgian ale, dunkel, IPA, and sour ale). However, I would rate the beers as average. Nonetheless, it is nice to go to a brewpub that features some different stuff. As far as the food, I would come here for that alone. A very authentic menu - I got the duck confit and it was very tasty. I had no problems with the service or ambiance here, although I visited during a less crowded time. Overall a place that should not be missed while in Indy, especially if youíre hungry too.
This place is great. A local article called it a gastropub. They offer their great Belgian influenced beer and a Belgian/French themed menu including crepes, oysters, and pommes frites. Much of the kitchen is open and you can dine at a bar overlooking the crepe preperation. The bar is stocked with the appropriate glassware and plays live soccer games when ever possible. The tables are heavy copper topped tables, the decoration is ecletic, and the serving is very unique, especially the LíEnorme Frites which are a giant cone containing fries, and surrounded by 10 unique dipping sauces. The food was excelent and varied, ensuring Iíll be back to try more. It is also a unique menu; you will not find a duck crepe at to many places in Indianapolis, or for that matter, in the midwest. There were three excelently crafted beers on tap at my last visit, none of them dissapointing. The only drawback is that it is a tiny place. Itís a 54 seat resturant. This brewpub is a perfect fit for itís location. Itís obvious that much thought was put into every aspect of this establishment. If the beer isnít enough to draw most in, the food and atmosphere should keep this place in business. I will definately return, especially when the Tripple is on tap again.
Dosnt eat here sO I gave the food an NA. Their house taps were very tasty, service could have been a bit better but we were there when it was quite busy.
MI2CA (19) Noblesville, Indiana | February 21, 2006| Updated April 3, 2006
This was my first visit and I was excited to taste the beer/food combo. It was Saturday night around 7:30pm when we got there and the hostess (waitress) said there was an 1.5 hour wait for a table! We were able to get lucky and squeeze into a table at the bar. None of their brews were on tap which was very very disappointing. Grotten Brown, Lafayette Dopplebock, and Stella were the only options. The food was eclectic and very tasty. Decor was interesting and unique. The crowd was typical Broodripple fair. No smoking anywhere is awesome. I appreciate what they are trying to do and look forward to another visit. I will now call ahead and make sure they have something of theirs on tap before I drive out there.
Re-visit: Friday after work and I could walk right up to the bar and order one of 5 house brews on tap. Met Ted who is very friendly and was interested in talking beer. Before the night was over I was able to taste 3 of the 5 and all were unique and super tasty. Moral of the story: timing is everything and you must go if you are in Indy.
Visited on a Monday evening during the week of Christmas, 2008. This place is very small and quaint with the ambiance of a European pub and fine restaurant rolled into one. Arrived shortly after 6pm and every table and just about every seat at the bar were occupied. The wait was about 20 minutes but given that we purchased a White and Tripel to pass the time, we didnt really notice. Beer selection was limited to what they currently had on draft (White, Tripel, Thunder Monkey, Black) but we were able to sample all their beers during the visit. The food was excellent and was not terribly overpriced. We especially enjoyed the frites with three different dipping sauces. Service was excellent as well. Nice place and worth a visit when in the area.
I also got the opportunity to spend some time visiting with Ted Miller during my visit. Was pleasantly surprised to find out that he knew that the restaurant/food aspect was more important than the beer. He and the chef have spent a lot of time on the menu and the food together with the beer make an exceptional experience. There were four beers on for both my visits last week: pale, pils, blonde and wit. My favorite was the blonde.
I have been to almost 400 pub breweries over the last 20 years and Brugge Brasserie is one of the best. Well worth the visit.