416 E. 4th St.
This restaurant is known for its Indian breads and buffet. Menu items include lamb biryani and the spicy chicken vindaloo. Good vegetarian choices. Prices: Appetizers $1.99-6.99, entrées $10.99-13.99 Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 pm and 5-10 pm Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes
Middle Eastern, Turkish
405 E. 4th St.
Bright and spacious, this comfortable restaurant has excellent meze-style appetizers (you can make a meal of them) as well as kebabs and pide (best described as open-faced sandwich boats, or Turkish pizzas). Lots of vegetarian options. Try the incredible tarator, a chopped-walnut yogurt spread, on freshly baked bread. Regular tables as well as traditional Turkish seating. Prices: Lunch appetizers $2.75-6.95, entrées $7.75-12.95, dinner appetizers $3.50-7.95, entrées $9.50-14.95 Hours: Daily 11 am-10 pm Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: Yes
Angel B’s A Galleria of Cakes
407 W. Patterson Dr.
From the incredibly decadent flourless chocolate cake to a vanilla sponge cake layered with chantilly cream and glossy strawberries, Angel B’s creates beautiful cakes for any sweet tooth. Two bite tarts and cheesecakes are nice if you’re not in the market for a full size cake. Slices of apple tart are lovely, too. Dusted with cinnamon and prettily layered on tender pastry, the thin slices of granny smith apples retain their crunch and tartness. Fruit tarts are gorgeous and taste as good as they look. Prices: Petite sweets $1.50-3, pastries and cinnamon rolls $2-3, cupcakes $1.75 apiece, $18 per dozen Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm Sat 8 am-3 pm. Closed Sun Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No
Anyetsang’s Little Tibet
Asian, Indian, Thai, Tibetan
415 E. 4th St.
This cozy restaurant occupies a vintage bungalow on Bloomington’s 4th Street restaurant row. Little Tibet serves house specialties of momo dumplings and curries from Thailand and India, as well as noodle dishes and vegetarian choices. And besides wine and Champagne, Anyetsang’s serves a large variety of mimosas. Prices: Lunch entrées $6.95, dinner appetizers $5.95, entrées $11.95-12.45, desserts $2-3 Hours: Wed-Mon 11 am-3 pm, 5-9:30 pm. Closed Tu Bar: Wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes
Artists Colony Inn and Restaurant
American, Breakfast, Sandwiches, Soup
105 S. Van Buren St.
The dining room in this gracious old building is filled with the work of local artists and a large stone fireplace. Menu items include homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and country fare like chicken potpie, meatloaf, fried catfish, and smoked grilled pork chops. Lots of vegetarian options. Prices: Breakfast $3.99-10.99, soups and salads $3.29-10.99, appetizers $4.39-8.99, entrées $8.79-26.99, desserts $3.99-4.99 Hours: Breakfast daily 7:30 am-10:30 am lunch/dinner Sun-Th 11 am-8 pm Fri-Sat 11 am-9 pm Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes
Asuka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
318 S. College Mall Rd.
Asuka shares space with the Chinese restaurant Noodle Town, giving diners the option of Chinese food, hibachi, or sushi. Chefs become showmen at their hibachi stations, tossing knives and spatulas, flipping bits of food into diners’ mouths. Hibachi entrées come doused in a soy-based sauce, along with a trio of condiments on the side including the popular yum-yum sauce. Sushi is reliable with a variety of standard and specialty rolls available. Prices: Appetizers $4-9, sushi rolls $8-15, sushi combos $12-23, hibachi $14-21, noodles and entrées $11-17 Hours: Mon-Th 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat 11 am-11 pm Sun 11:30 am-10 pm Bar: Beer, wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No
1837 N. Kinser Pike • 339-6555
2905 E. Covenanter Dr. • 331-5555
317 E. Winslow Rd. • 323-8333
Since 1995, Aver’s Pizza has been delivering unique specialty pies like the Greek-inspired Parthenon and barbecue-sauced Chicken Masterpiece to Bloomington residents. Sauces stretch far beyond marinara; choose from creamy Zaziki, alfredo, or a trio of pestos; basil, spicy cilantro, or zesty spinach lemon. And now, if you’re not at home for delivery but still craving pizza, eat in at the new Covenanter Drive location. The spacious dining room features local art and offers a variety of local and specialty beers. For lunch, try the buffet. Slices of cheese, pepperoni, and Cream & Crimson pizza are standard, along with a full salad bar and rotating pie of the day. Prices: Sides $2-6, lunch buffet $6.99, pizzas up to $20 Hours: Dining Room buffet Mon-Fri 11 am-2 pm and 4-10 pm Sat-Sun 11 am-10 pm, delivery Sun-Wed 11 am-2 am Th 11am-3 am Fri-Sat 11 am-4 am Bar: Beer Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No