India Garden

Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian

420 E. 4th St.
812-331-8844

indiangardenbloomington.com

This restaurant is known for its Indian breads and lunchtime buffet. Try the samosas, an authentic Indian snack that serves as an excellent amuse-bouche. Entrees include lamb, chicken, and shrimp dishes, such as the Tandoori Chicken or Lamb Biryani. If you're vegetarian, go for one of the many vegetable specials or the Channa Masala–tender garbanzo beans cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices. • Prices: $–$$ • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. • Bar: Beer • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Indian Palace

Indian

4506 E. 3rd St.
812-822-2951

Offering an airy dining experience on East Third Street, Indian Palace serves fresh-prepared Indian classics. Visit it for old standbys like chicken tikka masala or tandoori-cooked lamb and shrimp—as well as vegetarian options aplenty. • Prices: $-$S • Hours: Monday-Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Drinks: Full bar • Credit cards: All major • Outdoor seating: Yes

Inkwell, The

American, Bakery, Breakfast, Sandwiches, Sweets, Vegetarian

105 N. College
812-822-2925

Featuring an urban design with a cozy, warm atmosphere, this café is a nice place to enjoy a pastry while you chat, read, or work on a laptop. The made-from-scratch pastries are an early customer favorite. Menu items include a chicken salad sandwich on baguette, bacon and eggs, and waffles on Wednesday. • Prices: • Hours: 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m. daily • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes

Irish Lion, The

Brunch, European, Irish, Pub Food

212 W. Kirkwood
812-336-9076

irishlion.com

Step into Ireland when you enter this pub with its gorgeous 1860s bar, located just west of the downtown Square. Start your meal off with an order of escargot, baked potato skins, or Leprechaun Wings. For dinner, try the Chicken Cordon Bleu, Leg O' Lamb, or indulge in a Filet Mignon. Specialties include oysters, lamb, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish stews. After dinner, enjoy a slice of Irish Apple Walnut Cake or Whiskey Pie. Nightly specials. Full array of Irish and European imported beers; 57 single-malt scotches. Brunch is served from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sunday. • Prices: $–$$$$ • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight • Bar: Full • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc., DC • Outdoor Seating: Yes

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