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Scholar's Keep

717 N College Ave,, Bloomington, IN 47404
+1 812-332-1892
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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717 N College Ave,, Bloomington, IN 47404
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We had a very average dinner here. We hadn’t been in quite some time, but had heard the original owners were operating it again, so we decided to give it a try. We used to come here and it was always very good. Not so...More

Thank lh0sey
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Three of us were looking for a fine-dining (cloth napkin) experience in Bloomington to celebrate a successful recital at the Jacobs School of Music. Bloomington has any number of good restaurants, but surprisingly few fine-dining establishments since Talent closed their doors. Scholars Pike, until recently...More

1  Thank JAM623
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The new name for this restaurant is Scholar's Keep. It is a wonderful place with excellent food and a well-trained staff. We had a few drinks at the bar followed a fantastic dinner. I will visit here again and try another of their sumptuous dishes.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The food here is amazing. The steak with mac and cheese is wonderful combination. The menus are in books which makes it particular cool as well. The outside seating is fun and the upstairs is cool romantic spot.

Thank ralanger31
Reviewed 14 August 2018

My wife and I had our reception dinner at the Scholars Inn a few years ago and decided to return this past weekend as part of a quick "baby moon" before our 2nd child makes their appearance. The recent renovations and new name (Scholars Keep)...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Walked in and seated promptly with choice of Bar, bar table or dining room and selected a bar table. Nice atmosphere with high energy music that was not too loud. Bartender was high energy and very attentive. Great martini and wine with a delicious filet...More

Thank sometrip
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The revised version of Scholar's Inn is interesting. The food was good, although not so good as I remember from the Scholar's Inn (original version). There seems to have been a change in target demographics, with more emphasis on students with wealthy parents. The bar...More

1  Thank BagaMehr
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Let me say first off that my granddaughter, Hannah is one of the managers. Trust me this did not effect my review, really. Our waitress was a little red head, sorry I can't remember her name but she as very attentive. The food was very...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A few blocks off of the downtown square. Cozy and casual. Decent service, nice menu, good food. Order a few small plates to share or that to be your entree. Normal entree sized meals as well. Fish, steak, pasta, shrimp, scallop... likely something for everyone....More

Thank abmilw
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Scholar's Inn has returned to the original owners, Lyle and Kerry Feigenbaum. However, neither was in sight during our return visit. The absence shows. Although the service was near-perfect, the menu is very eclectic, several menu items were not available, and those (of course)...More

1  Thank Gary H
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Jim Y
2 November 2016|
Response from bellerophon4 | Reviewed this property |
No idea...contact the restaurant. I just wrote a review.
John M
26 September 2015|
Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
Kim is the manager. She is, or one of the employees are, there 7am-3pm. After hours, you need to stop by the next door Scholars Inn restaurant for service/access. Guests receive a door key for 24 hour access to the B&B.
Rebecca a D
25 July 2015|
Response from ipeguy | Reviewed this property |
no but business casual is the average
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 N College Ave,, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-332-1892
  • E-mail
Eat Great. Drink Late. Scholar's Keep is Bloomington's best dining experience. Modern, casual fine dining with a stellar drink menu to match!
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