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Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room
115 E Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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venue type: Restaurant
venue style: Historic
catering: Onsite Catering (Restricted Vendor Selection)
max venue capacity: 140
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Bringing a World-Class Dining & Entertainment Experience to Indianapolis

Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room is an Indianapolis owned dining establishment. We are thrilled to be expanding Indianapolis’ luncheon dining, catering and entertainment experiences in the heart of downtown.

We welcome our guests to enjoy our elegance and charm. Whether for nine or ninety-nine, our one-of-a-kind facility caters to your needs for an incredibe, turn-key experience, including:

               A centrally located, full service, fine dining luncheon providing business professionals an opportunity to wine and dine their clients in a sophisticated atmosphere.

               An upscale, smoke-free lounge for downtown residents and visitors to enjoy during scheduled entertainment events or to reserve for special occasions and meetings.

               Artfully designed special event catering menus, featuring the finest cuisine from which to choose. Our more hands-on clientele have the option to create a completely unique menu that meets their specific culinary vision.

               An incredible team of event planning professionals that will build an unforgettable experience for their guests, which will be executed with excellence by our exceptional designers, planners, chefs and service staff.

               A perfect location, within walking distance of downtown hotels and popular cultural destinations, including: The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the Hilbert Circle Theatre, Convention Center Plaza, Lucas Oil Stadium, Circle Center Mall, Indianapolis Repertory Theater, Mass Avenue Arts District, The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and more.


World Fusion Cuisine for Executive Lunches,
Private Meetings & Events

      Fine luncheon dining at Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room includes a selection of uniquely designed items presented with gourmet flair in an elegant atmosphere. Chef Joseph Heidenreich will utilize his thirty years of international, award-winning, culinary experience, to provide a seasonally focused menu, which will change bi-weekly, to ensure a varied and eclectic dining experience. We present our guests with the finest world fusion cuisine available in Indianapolis. Chef Joseph will also put his vast knowledge of wine to work, suggesting the perfect wine pairing for each inspired dish.

      Chef Joseph and our event planners are experts at designing the perfect menu for your private meeting and special event needs. Utilizing their skills to create dishes specifically suited to your individual style and taste, they will create an unforgettable, turn-key event for your guests.


Chef Joseph

Chef Joseph Heidenreich has procured his extensive culinary training in some of the finest restaurants in the United States and across the globe from Mexico to Spain, winning a coveted 5-star Mobile Award for his work in Nashville’s Opryland Hotel, the London and Munich Marriott Hotel’s President’s Service Award, and the Epicurean Competition’s Gold Medal.

His incredible experience with fine wine and food, as well as his membership in the prestigious La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs,™ and the International Wine and Food Society, has earned him a loyal Indianapolis following. Chef Joseph is thrilled to utilize his culinary talent to focus on bringing an eclectic world fusion cuisine to the heart of downtown Indianapolis.


Chef Joseph's Proprietors

Proprietors of Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room, John Mays and Tom Forman, are realizing their dream of opening a fine dining luncheon establishment and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. John brings his extensive experience in party planning and fine dining to new heights with Chef Joseph’s. Over the last 13 years, John has executed over 10,000 events across Indiana, building an incredibly loyal clientele and staff. He welcomes you to this new, elegantly classic downtown destination where he looks forward to serving your executive lunch and special event needs.

John and Tom live in an historic district downtown. Their passion for preservation is evident in their choice of the location for Chef Joseph’s – a 1907 beautifully restored and appointed historic building, with Indiana limestone façade and walnut paneling - while their presentation of special cabaret and live entertainment evenings allows them to express their passion for the arts.


Refined and Elegant Downtown Restaurant for Your Special Event

Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room is a wonderful place for lunch, as well as a perfect choice for your private meetings and special events.

Classically sophisticated, Chef Joseph's warm interior features plush banquettes, walnut paneling, exposed brick walls and architectural accoutrements, reminiscent of a bygone era. A baby grand piano, private boardroom with parquet floors and a two-story wine cellar add to the luxurious ambiance.

Our technological appointments, such as high-speed wireless Internet access, presentation projectors and screens, wireless microphones and surround-sound, make this an ideal place for business and personal events alike.

Our upscale, non-smoking lounge beautifully reflects the refined design of the dining area making this space the perfect location for an after-work office party, or special occasion. The professional bartending staff is adept at the preparation of unique and traditional cocktails. Our bar features an exceptional wine list available by the bottle or glass, an array of local beers along with the best domestics and imports, and top shelf liquors and private reserves. We aim to please the most discriminating tastes.

Our catering menu features the finest cuisine for the quick decision-maker, but will also offer the option of a fully customizable menu for our more hands-on clientele.

Customer service is an important tenet of our business. Your experience begins with the crafting of the perfect menu to enhance your vision of an ideal event, which will be executed with excellence by our professional designers, experienced planners and knowledgeable staff.


Chef Joseph’s at the Connoisseur Room

115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 

Hours: Executive Lunch
               Reservations Recommended as we always have Live Music!

We look forward to working with you to fulfill your dining, private meeting, and event needs.

To make lunch or dinner reservations, or book our venue, please call us at 317.600.3577.

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115 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN  46204
Centrally located in Downtown Indianapolis between Pennsylvania and Delaware Streets on the South side of Ohio Street under the green awnings.