Located within walking distance from the Center for the Performing Arts with plenty of diverse options, Carmel City Center is your all-in-one for an award-winning dining experience. The sit-down restaurants located at City Center have bar seating options as well. The variety of food palates available range from the “sharing plates” concept of divvy to the eclectic breakfast and lunch fare at Eggshell Bistro, freshly-prepared gourmet menu at Hubbard & Cravens and family-friendly menu at Matt the Miller’s Tavern. The restaurants here only have this one thing in common, how unique they are.
71 W. City Center Drive
Owners: Kevin “Woody” and Richelle Rider
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11am – 10pm | Fri & Sat: 11 am – 12 am | Sun: Closed
Voted as one of “Indy’s 25 Best Restaurants” by Indianapolis Monthly in 2014 and named #8 in Indianapolis Monthly’s “Best New Restaurants 2012,” divvy is a dining experience to be shared. divvy’s head chef and co-owner, Richelle Rider, is degreed in nutrition and dietetics and has been named one of “Indy’s Top 10 Chefs.” divvy is introducing a “sharing plates” concept to Carmel. The concept allows patrons to try and share a variety of items by ordering multiple plates “The name ‘divvy’ was chosen because of the phrase ‘divvy it up.’ We want people to enjoy the social atmosphere and the camaraderie of sharing the dining experience with their friends,” says owner, and co-founder Kevin “Woody” Rider. divvy even has great views of the Palladium, enjoying a meal there with friends and then strolling over to the performance would be a fun and relaxing way to spend an evening out.
51 W. City Center Drive
Hours: Wed-Fri: 7 am – 1 pm | Sat & Sun: 7 am – 2 pm (plus occasional evening hours for special events) | Mon & Tues: Closed
Named #7 in Indianapolis Monthly’s “Best New Restaurants 2012,” Eggshell Bistro is a feast for the senses. Owner Larry Hanes, a self-proclaimed “foodie” and an art director/designer by profession, is dedicated to his vision of a unique range of culinary twists displayed by its namesake—the egg…with supporting roles from sides, salads, soups and sandwiches in his Eggshell Bistro. Not only is his food unique but his establishment is decorated with fine art and one-of-a-kind antique pieces.
Hubbard & Cravens
703 Veterans Way
Hours: Mon-Sun: 7:30am – 4:30pm
As a Finalist for “Best Coffee Shop” on the Indianapolis Star “A List” in 2012, Hubbard & Cravens is most widely known for offering the finest coffee and tea available. At Carmel City Center, Hubbard and Cravens has applied the same passion for quality into a whole new offering – a carefully planned and researched menu of fine wines and craft beers along with gourmet breakfast and lunch fare. Its freshly prepared menu includes frittatas and baked goods in the morning, and flatbreads, salads and sandwiches in the afternoon, all created with the absolute finest ingredients around.
Matt the Miller’s Tavern
11 W. City Center Drive
Hours: Mon-Thur: 11 am – 12 am | Fri-Sat: 11 am – 1 am | Sun: 10 am – 10 pm
Named #1 in NUVO’s “Top Five of 2012: Local Dining,” Matt the Miller’s Tavern is an upscale tavern concept that offers waiter service dining in the bar and dining room, as well as private dining. Its culinary team works hard in the kitchen to execute a menu that is diverse, slightly unusual, and freshly prepared. The menu ranges from popular appetizer items, such as the Bavarian Pretzel Bites, Pacific Rim Calamari, and Shrimp and Grits, to Flatbreads, sandwiches, pastas, and Steak and Seafood entrees, as well as a children’s menu of kid-approved favorites.
To check out more visit www.carmelcitycenter.com