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Indigo Grill

1536 India St. (West Cedar St.) Send to Phone
619-234-6802 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Exciting eclectic cuisine with big flavors from chef Deborah Scott.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 4 reviews

Indigo Grill Restaurant Review

: Much like Kemo Sabe, another of chef Deborah Scott's restaurants, Indigo Grill is, if anything, bold. Intense flavors, big portions and dramatic d├ęcor---quite frankly, it's a little overwhelming. The beautiful platters set before us were indeed impressive, but in many cases, the flavors were too disparate to achieve success, and looked better than they tasted. The big winner for us was the opener: pumpkin and sesame-crusted Brie served with flatbread, mole negro, honey-roasted garlic and serrano jelly. The creamy cheese, crunchy nuts and peppery sauce came together beautifully. Too bad it's a reincarnation of a Kemo Sabe appetizer. We liked the baked acorn squash and the caramelized plantain, but the Indigo corn pudding was soupy. A much better choice was the pipian-rojo chicken breast with pancetta, goat cheese, dried fruit, arugula and polenta johnny cakes; these flavors make sense together. The rest of the menu is also inconsistent: the hickory and apple-smoked pork ribs worked, while the wild blueberry lacquered rack of lamb did not. For dessert, we recommend the Native American bread pudding; the only wild card was the spicy fire cake with mint ice cream---too much fire.

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