Location: Downtown Indianapolis
When: Friday lunch
What we got: Chili of the day (Cincinnati style chili with some chocolate powder), Slow-smoked Pulled Pork, Wisconsin Kettle Burger, Kettle chips as sides
The food was a little higher priced than your typical sit-down restaurant but the downtown location might justify that and it was a fairer price than we had seen so far.
A Wisconsin Kettle Burger contains Cheddar Cheese and Nueske’s Applewood Smokehouse Bacon on a pretzel bun. The burger was pretty standard. It was good but it didn’t seems to have anything special to it though you could taste that it was cooked on a charcoal grill. It was actually a bit dry. As a very dense patty, it was clearly pressed and lost all its juices so that by time you reached the middle continuing to eat was a chore. The kettle chips as the side were good. With a good crunch and good flavor that added a nice contrast to the burger.
The slow-smoked pulled pork was a nice sandwich but slid around on the pretzel bread a bit. The fries were quite tasty with a nice seasoning.
The chili was by far the best thing I had at Weber Grill. It was a very unique chili with the right amount of thickness to it. It was delicious with or without crackers and the chocolate powder really pulled the whole thing together in a direction I had not had before.
We ate a late lunch after we walked around downtown Indy. We were seated tucked away in a corner and the restaurant was pretty quiet throughout.
Our service was adequate. It wasn’t above the board excellent but with a mostly empty restaurant, it seems like refills could have been a little more prompt at some times.
While the Weber Grill Restaurant was not disappointing, I don’t know if it was exciting enough to demand that I come back to it. I would certainly like to try more things from the menu but was not yet so impressed that I would insist on returning. If I lived/worked in the area, Weber Grill would certainly make it into the rotation but as a visitor, I feel compelled to try something else the next time I am over in Indianapolis.