Hubby and I will be in Indianapolis Labor Day weekend to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. I've been doing research on chowhound.com to make a list of possible places to have dinner near downtown. We are non-drinkers who usually spend around $100 for a nice dinner. (We'll be staying downtown at the Hyatt Regency.) Let me know if anyone would have recommendations! Thanks --
Currently in first place on my list: R Bistro: Would seem to be a top pick on chowhound. I checked out their menu sample - looks good and creative.
Second place on my list: Oakleys Bistro: Sample menu looks good and creative.
Third place: Dunaways Palazzo Ossigeno or Agio - both pretty expensive but it's a special night and I love pasta.
L'Explorateur: Also would seem to be a top chowhound pick but I checked out their menu on-line and didn't see alot that I might actually order.
Elements: I could not find a web site for this restaurant - even though it's highly rated on chowhound I'd like to see a sample menu before I went.....
Palomino: We like this place but have been too much in the past few years.............
Milano Inn: Menu looked like your basic Italian place, not sure if special enough.
St. Elmo's: I think I've read on chowhound that it's become an unworthy tourist destination?