Bringing a World-Class Dining & Entertainment
Experience to Indianapolis
Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room is
Indianapolis' newest, independently 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 two or 102, our one-of-a-kind facility caters to your needs
for an incredible, 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 the quick decision-maker can 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,
World Fusion Cuisine for Executive Lunch,
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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