Review: 10-01 Food & DrinkAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
10-01 Food & Drink
1001 Broad Ripple Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
I was excited to see 10-01 open and really looking forward to giving it a try. With a prime footprint in Broad Ripple Village, I was looking forward to actually eating good food that overlooks Broad Ripple Avenue. I like the idea too, as it is comfort food with a twist. However, after the meal, I am not sure if I liked the twist. My brother EatHSE was also along for the party, so let’s get this started.
What I Got: First up, Mac and Cheese. Four Cheese blend with Nueske Bacon; $6.
I didn’t like this at all. As I mentioned, most Mac and Cheese at restaurants is horrible and this was no exception. This mac was very oily and not very cheesy. The bacon was fine, but this was messy and just flat out bad.
Next, Flatbread Pizza with Andoullie Sausage in a ancho basil sauce; $8.
Better, but still pretty bad. This needed onion or something else on it. One slice of sausage on each piece and the crust was really soft in the middle. The ancho flavor was heavy and I liked that, but that is about it.
For my entrée, I tried the Fried Chicken; $14.
Half Chicken, Bourbon gravy, Fontina Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli. I have to admit, I actually liked the taste of the fried chicken. It was half of a chicken, but I will assume that the chicken was about a week old at slaughter because it was pretty small. I would struggle these days to eat half of a rotisserie chicken, but I polished this off without a problem. I liked the mashed potatoes and gravy too. White gravy with a little sweetness of the Bourbon. Everyone else at the table liked my dish as well. Notice the omission of the buttermilk biscuit. At this point in the meal, I was so unsatisfied that I didn’t even care about the biscuit.
Would I Buy It Again? No. I usually don’t give a flat out No after my first visit, but there were so many issues here. My brother’s portabella burger was flat out bad and I had a taste of wild mushroom fettuccini and I didn’t like that either. Service was akward, ill paced and not really even friendly. I like the fried chicken, but that is all I can say. The menu repeats itself a lot and needs to be more seasonal. It was 97 degrees that night and I didn’t want meatloaf or a meatloaf sandwich.
Just like their neighbor of La Jolla, I really want to like this place, but the grub is not to the level that it needs to be. Is it worth a try? Sure. I imagine that there are a few items on the menu that fair better than the ones that I ordered.
P.S. Thanks to Indianpolis Restaurant Scene for the outside picture.