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What Others Are Saying

"I have told many people about your business and the services that you offer, because of the wonderful skills your employees have. They interacted very well with all of my friends and family. It was a great party and, best of all, I was able to relax and enjoy it! Thank you again for making my 60th birthday even better than I ever expected!"
– Peggy K. Woodhall


"The service, food and value was outstanding! Really impressed!"
- Tim Stewart


"Stepping out of the cold wind and into Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room I was immediately transported to an atmosphere of rich, cognac colored woods, clean-lined yet comfortable chairs and plush red couches... Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room isn’t just a restaurant – it’s an unmatched experience complete with an excellent staff, an attentive and amiable chef and some of the best food in Indy!"
- Jessica Williams-Gibson


"Thank you again for doing such a first-rate job in catering and preparing the event for my mom’s 70th birthday! You did a fantastic party and we will recommend you to everyone we know who is, or might be, looking to cater a party or have a great lunch at your new restaurant. Best wishes and every success in the future. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you did to make it such a memorable and enjoyable occasion."
- David Suess


"I was so impressed with the friendly wait staff, reasonable prices and beyond-impressive, delicious food!"
- Rebecca Masbaum


"Loved our lunch from start to finish! Great place, great food!"
- Barbara Duke Sams


"Have you ever walked into a restaurant and thought, 'Wow, I really could spend the afternoon here sipping sophisticated wine or drinking sophisticated drinks while chatting it up with friends about sophisticated stuff and acting all sophisticated?' I found that cozy and inviting place right around the corner from the courthouse. Chef Joseph Heidenreich, formerly of California Café and Agio, opened Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room just weeks ago and is easing into it by currently offering only lunch and occasional special tastings and dinners. If the lunch we had is indicative of what his deliberateness produces, downtown Indy luckily has a new experience in executive dining that is top notch. The richly decorated space conveys class while being very inviting. The service was spot on."
- Jennifer Lukemeyer & Fred Vaiana


"Great atmosphere and service!"
- Barnetta Rose-Barlow


"Excellent! We will be back!"
-The Summers


"Been wanting to come for a while. Did not know it was only lunch, but LOVE this place. Everything we are looking for in a local place."
- Kenne Crocker


"My new favorite place!"
- Victor Melchiorre


"Very generous portions! Don't change a thing! Our server, Robert, was wonderful!
- Terri Krupp


"In a word, "wonderful!"
- Chris & Lisa Greene


"Loved the experience, friendly atmosphere and personal interaction with Chef Joseph! Desert (Lemon Cake with Limoncello) was awesome! We'll be back."
- Stephen Bradburn


There is no classier place in town for a dinner out with the one you love. The food is not only excellent, but reasonably priced. The wait staff couldn't be more polite and helpful. And the entertainment is tremendous! John Mays has hit on a GREAT formula for Indianapolis. Check it out.
- Roger S.


I have known Chef for many years, from his days at California Cafe' with the Grand opening at Circle Center mall in August of 95 , to Agio's on Mass and now with the Connoisseur Room. All I can say is you will be hard pressed to find a kinder more creative Chef that takes pride in his work in downtown Indy. He treats all of his guests like family and makes everyone's dining experience feel V.I.P.
- Devin Ready


Wood paneling, intimate lighting, attentive and friendly staff - What's not to like? Oh, yeah, I forgot great food!
- Sara W.


Tom & John and Chef Joseph and crew make it a great evening (or lunch)! Add Sean Baker on the piano on select weekend evenings, and it can't get any bettter!
- Therese B.


Excellent staff. They really take care of their customers and make you feel special on your special night!
- Brett K.


Personal attention at it's finest. When was the last time you saw the chef come out and speak to EVERY table? Fantastic place.
- Nancy H.