WabashMan (35) Noblesville, Indiana | January 26, 2008| Updated December 4, 2009
My first (and long awaited) trip to Brugge Brasserie finally arrived, and Iím happy to say it met my expectations, for the most part. The ambiance was the least attractive part of the experience, though I anticipate that this might improve in warmer weather, when the patio is open. I tried two of their beers, the Black and the Blond, both of which were good. Itís tough to rate their selection, as they only carry their own beers, and they only produce Belgians. So, from that perspective itís fairly limited. But, if Belgians are calling your name, then the four they had on tap today are more than enough to suffice. The food, mostly European inspired cuisine, was good, as was the service. I really canít complain about any of it, and will certainly visit again.
I moved from Indianapolis a few years ago, shortly before this restaurant opened, and Iíve been pining to try it ever since (although Iíve sampled some of their beers at festivals). Food was good, beers were solid, the restaurant has a theme throughout its beers and food, and the service was professional. I would definitely like to return during future visits to Indianapolis.
We visited for lunch, right as they opened (11am), and while the crew seemed to be just rubbing their eyes and getting the chairs off the tables, they served us promptly. Frites were great, as advertised. The Belgian theme is evident throughout the food and beer choices, and all three of us had crepes, which all enjoyed. Somehow I thought the place would be more higher-end, but was casual and affordable. Beers were OK - I really enjoyed the Black but thought their witbier just so-so. Staff was friendly, and I would definitely be willing to return.
There are only 3 beers on tap, and I believe this place proves that less can be more when it comes to beer selection, particularly when they rotate as these do. A few beers does not disqualify an establishment from being a beer place.
3 very solid beers on tap that were served in the proper glassware, albeit a bit too cold. Our waitress was a polite law student that knew only the basics about the beers on tap, but seemed to know the food menu well. Very tasty mussels and frites. There were a lot of other tempting choices on the menu, and with the beers as good as they were, I will definitely return here on my next trip to Indy.
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
Stopped in here today on a recommendation from the local crew. Drove from Columbus, Ohio to check it out. Sat out on the patio. They had three beers on today, we tried two. A tripel and the black. I liked them both. Service was very casual, but adequate. The food was DELIGHTFUL. I had the crepes Suzette, and they were WONDERFUL. Husband had the oysters which he enjoyed. I would come back jsut for the beer, but the crepes are worth a visit too!
Having been to the Broad Ripple area twice almost 4 years ago, I was stunned when as we pulled up to this place it was in the same building that I had been to previously. They are in the first floor of what used to be a building used entirely by the Internet Cafe upstairs. The first floor is really transformed though, smaller with the brew room off to one side, but very nicely decorated. The kitchen bar is unchanged from before, but the beer bar is a new addition. The food was really good as was the saison I had. The Black that they had on was a little off, and unfortunately we came at a time that they only had two beers on. The place was pretty empty at the time so the service was just fine. Iíll definitely be back.
Easy to find location on corner with street parking and a small lot. Nicely remodeled building with a clean wooden deck and interior. Did not eat. This is a first class location, with very freindly staff with a limited number of beers on tap. The quality of beers was very good. This was a nice visit during a bike ride and I will stop when I am in the area.
Great beer, though there was unfortunately only two on tap. I thought they were exceptionally well done, with few flaws. Really excellent food. Best mussels Iíve had this far in land, great frites, and realy good crepes. The food was a bit pricey, but when itís that good, Iíll gladly pay that much. However, the service was kind of crappy. We were seated quickly, and someone came to take our drink order promptly, but then we were ignored for over half an hour... all the while weíre doing everything we can to flag our waiter down while he ignores us. Getting the check was just about as hard. The funny thing is, all the other tables seemed to get prompt and attentive service. Two parties walked in 5 to 10 minutes after us and not only had their orders taken, but had their food before we even had our food orders taken! When it comes to service, I just hate waiting, and all told we spent over an hour waiting, and it wasnít even that crowded (though maybe it was busy for a Saturday afternoon). The food and beer was greati so Iíd go again, but if I get ignored like that again, I think thatíll be it.
Small place with eight or nine normal height tables and some bar height tables. Also there seems to be seating outside. Very cool looking artistic light sconces on the walls. The ďWoodshedĒ hides the brewery which is just an adjoining room with a picture frame window. I see two separate bar areas. One is at the entrance where the kitchen is and the other is the traditional one where the beer is tapped. Wow, the food is tasty. The area around here has interesting shops, parks, trails and restaurants. I enjoyed some really good food. The two beers available were both solid selections.
redlem (77) Ohio | March 15, 2007| Updated March 31, 2007
Small place fairly easy to get to. I liked the copper table tops. Beer served in proper glassware. Knowledgeable staff. Limited beers, 2 at my time of visit.
Excellent atmosphere. Brewery only makes belgian style beers. So while the selection isnít very wide, what is there is generally very good. Knowledgeable staff. Good food. The sandwiches are huge and the papas frites are excellent.