Dining Out

La Torre Restaurante Mexicano

Mexican

1155 S. College Mall Rd.
812-336-5339

latorremexicanfood.com

This cheerful, family-run Mexican place serves up traditional favorites and house specialties, including Costillas con Calabacitas (pork spare ribs with stewed vegetables) and Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (grilled shrimp in garlic butter). Good combination plates. Don’t forget the guac and chips! Now serving brunch. Prices: Appetizers and salads $3.89-$9.99, entrées $5.99-$16.99 Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes
Read our review of La Torre Restaurante Mexicano here!

Laughing Planet Café

American, Cafés, Gluten Free, Soup, Vegetarian

322 E. Kirkwood
812-323-2233

thelaughingplanetcafe.com

Both vegan- and omnivore-friendly, this charming, funky shop offers delicious salads, soups, veggie burgers, quesadillas, and baked goods. Hungarian Mushroom Soup and the Spinach Black Bean Burrito are specialties. The restaurant serves organic and local produce and composts back to suppliers. Prices: Appetizers $2.99-$4.25, burritos from $4.59, desserts $1.50 Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Delivery Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Campus Access Outdoor Seating: Yes

Le Petit Café

European, French

308 W. 6th St.
812-334-9747

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“I cook foods I like to eat,” says Marina Fiore, chef of this quaint, family-oriented restaurant. Her tastes run to French classics — rabbit dishes, cream sauces, crème brûlée, and chocolate mousse. Vegetarian options are always available. Prices: Appetizers $4.25, dinners $14-$20 (including soup or salad, a vegetable, and potatoes), desserts around $3.25 Hours: Lunch Th and Sun only 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., dinner Tu-Sun 5:30-9 p.m. Closed Mon. Reservations are required for large parties. Bar: Beer, wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Open-air dining room

Lennie’s

American, Brunch, Italian, Pizza

1795 E. 10th St.
812-323-2112

lenniesgourmetpizza.com

Home of the Bloomington Brewing Co., Lennie’s offers its own award-winning ales. Chef Fred Manion, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, creates eclectic dishes — main-course salads, gourmet pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and daily dinner and soup specials. Try the oven-roasted vegetables with tarragon mayonnaise on the appetizer menu, or the mushroom and chicken tortellini. Prices: Appetizers $3.50-$10.75, entrées $10-$23, desserts $2.75-$7.50 Hours: Sun-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight (Pub closes nightly one hour after the restaurant.) Bar: Beer, wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX Outdoor Seating: No Accessibility Decal Recipient
Read our review of Lennie’s here!