Review: Binkley’s Kitchen & BarAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN, Tenderloin of the Month
Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar
5902 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Tenderloin of the Month is quickly becoming my favorite segment. Why? I get to eat at least one tenderloin a month. I ate one about every four or five months previously, so I am looking forward to having a fixed menu item in this fun experiment. Last month, IndianapolisEater tried out the tenderloin at Broad Ripple Tavern. So, I tried out Binkley’s, which is another LUX restaurant.
Binkley’s is a cool joint. It was crazy crowded on a Friday night, so I assumed that the food had hope. The service was slow throughout the meal, a real bummer for sure when you have a 14 month old. I saw a tenderloin on the menu and realized that we are running out of time for September, so I had to try it.
What I Ate: Breaded Tenderloin; $8.99. Served with Cole Slaw.
The good news was that it was not a breaded pork fritter. I liked the thickness of the tenderloin as it was not too thin and and not too dry. It was just right actually. However, I found it to be a good amount smaller than a lot of its competitors. The breading was crisp, the pork was juicy and all in all, I thought that it had a nice taste until…(insert cliffhanger music)…the bun was gross. Flour dusted yuppie bun. It wasn’t grilled either, just straight out of the bag. This ruined the sandwich.
Would I Buy It Again? No. The tenderloin was a little on the small size, however the bun ruined it. Notice at their other restaurant, they serve a sesame seed bun. I really can’t rag on it too much because if they get a new bun, they would be back on track. I have had much worse.
Btw, the remainder of the food at Binkley’s was pretty bad. Hummus tasted like a romesco sauce and my wife’s pasta (a special) was pretty awful. Watery sauce for $16. First, it was too expensive and second, it was just plain bad. I am not sure if I would return to Binkley’s, unless it was for a few drinks.