Is R Bistro pretty much the top spot downtown at the moment?
Friends and I generally get to Indy for Gen Con once a year and like to do at least one nice dinner - we have been to St Elmo's plenty of times (I am sure we will get some bread pudding there and a few cocktails - perhaps a shrimp cocktail or two) but I don't fancy the steaks there for the price, we have been to Oakley's, which was good but the cab ride there from downtown was so expensive it took any value out of the trip, and with limited time was not worth the ride
Is there any other place close to the conference center that is worth checking out, the maroon tarped place with the cat on it (i cannot remember the name maybe Salazars's?) seemed to have some decent happy hour specials, I think the Ram food / beer has gone downhill, and it is always a mad house, I have been to Oceanaire in SD, so no need to try the Indy outpost, Hoolihans used to be solid later in the evening for pub grub but I think that is gone
Help us out with a few ideas please