Tuesday, September 16

Restaurant Review: Top 10 Best Northside Nights 2014

Northside Nights 2014 will take place Sept. 15-28 bringing Indy's northernmost eateries into the
 limelight. The restaurant week, similar to Devour Downtown, is a foodie favorite with independents and chains sharing value-priced menus alike. The culinary fest includes 45 eateries for a peek at places you have been dying to try, check back on favorites and discover ones you have not heard of before the food event.

As it was so popular for Devour Downtown, I am noting the Top 10 Best menus by highlighting the "Top 10" restaurants in green. All restaurants will have links to the menus for the event. An asterisk marks new participating restaurants.

How did I decide? The criteria includes those that seem to be the best combination of good value, innovative menu and going above the others (ex. offering beer or wine also). And, so I give you the ...

Northside Nights
Top 10 Best Restaurants 2014

1881 Grille at Marten House Hotel


Bella Vita at the Marina

Champps Americana

Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill

Coalition Pizza*

Cobblestone Grill

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant


Eddie Merlot's

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

The Gathering Bistro & Pub at Geist

Hall's Castleton Grill

Harry & Izzy's North

Hellas Cafe

Hollyhock Hill*

J. Razzos (Carmel)

J. Razzos (Westfield)

Late Harvest Kitchen

The Local Eatery & Pub

The Loft at Traders Point Creamery

MacKenzie River Pizza Company (Carmel)

MacKenzie River Pizza Company (82nd Street)

Matt the Miller's Tavern

Mellow Mushroom*

Melting Pot

North End BBQ*

Oakley’s Bistro

Ocean Prime

Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks*



Rockstone Pizza & Pub

Sahm's Restaurant & Bar

Scarlet Whiskey & Wine Bar

Scotty's Brewhouse

Seasons 52

Stone Creek Dining (Noblesville)

Stone Creek Dining (Zionsville)

Sullivan's Steak House

Woody's Library

The list of participating restaurants and corresponding menus will be updated online at NorthsideNightsIndy.com. Additional information and special offers will also be posted on the Northside Nights Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave writes two magazine food and wine columns: Destination Dining and White Linen & Corks,and is a travel, features, food and wine writer, travel and food photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as the Travel & Leisure Adviser on FOX59 Morning News Show. She also is a speaker, consultant and trainer for hospitality, travel and luxury businesses, P.R., and tourism groups, as well as a radio and television guest and host. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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