New restaurant at Dodd's Townhouse

May 16, 2007
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Dodd’s Townhouse A group of local investors are planning a new restaurant dubbed The Meridian in the former home of Dodd's Townhouse at 5694 N. Meridian St. Former Ruth's Chris Executive Chef Dan Dunville will be the restaurant's executive chef. Owners are Rick Lux and Tom Megenhardt of R.P. Lux Co. and Steve Berg of S.A. Berg Co. Lux is the owner of Lux Restaurants, which owns Binkley’s Kitchen and Bar, The Elbow Room and Broad Ripple Tavern. The restaurant will serve steaks, seafood and pasta. A renovation of the structure built in 1880 is underway. The owners hope to open the restaurant in September.
  • Good news, and well done Grasshopper.
  • Sounds good, but I'd like to see more ethnic food. Especially Greek.
  • Rick and Steve are outstanding restauranteurs and community-minded business executives who know how to run a wonderful neighborhood family restaurant. They have many innovations including the turbo charged hand dryers in the lavatories.

    I wish them well in their newest dining establishment and hope they will hire Steve York (Sheegie) as the head Chef
  • nice to see a sophisticated operator take a stab at Dodd's. hope outdoor dining is implemented/allowed.
  • What a joke. Just what Indy needs, another steak house. Is there a restaurant that Dan Dunville hasn't worked? This whole thing stinks. And as for Lux, what is this
    guy a real estate guru or a restaurateur? I have never had anything even
    remotely interesting at any of his joints. All of his restaurants are just models
    that he has stolen from bad chains. THIS GUY IS RUINING REAL INDEPENDENT
    RESTAURANTS IN THIS CITY. Cant wait to go to eat a 60 dollar peice of shoe
    leather just because I am in a neighborhood called Meridian. DUMB.
  • Dodd's!! I used to work there!
  • And for Ricky: Dodd's Townhouse was a steak house, so this is just another steak house taking over.
  • I hope the new restaurant won't emulate Ruth's Chris prices. If so, they lost me.
  • Calling the old Dodd's a steak house is a big stretch.
  • They need something like bella vita in the meridian kessler area
  • You know, that site could stand to be either another Hollyhock Hill or Iron Skillet, not an over-priced pseudo-chain steak house.
  • To all you restaurant/real estate critics, you might want to wait to see the menu before you weigh in with your ridiculous comments.

    And Ricky, (or is it Jethro), after 5 or 6 bad experiences, why would you continue to eat somewhere you disliked? Get your GED, and then feel free to wow us with your culinary comments.
  • Frank s: Good thinking; another Hollyhock Hill. Here's a novel idea: go to Hollyhock Hill.

    And you know it's overpriced because?????? Save the tips from your paper route, and in 2 or 3 years, you can afford an appetizer.
  • Ricky, come on....where are you going to get $60 ?
  • I followed Mr. Lux's real estate advice, and today I am a millionaire restaurant owner.
  • Steve Berg built my home, and it was featured in Better Homes & Gardens. That man is a genius. I can't wait to see what he does with the restaurant. It is exactly what Indianapolis needs.
  • For the record: Sheegi, Moose T, Poindexter and Napolean are the same person.
  • cshouten: Actually Einstein, different people, same computer. You can do that. Assuming you have electricity.
  • Thanks for that bit of insight, MM. Ironically enough, MM is the fifth different person to post from the same computer!
  • Napolean and all of his alias's are liars. I already have my GED. And when your restaurant lands on the cover of a magazine, you can tell me that I don't know what I'm talking about.

    Ricky Rocks!
  • Saw the prices...hang on to your hat. The atmosphere of a
  • hey there,Ricky Rocks,love it and hope your new restaurant is a big hit!!
    Tell Beth to write!!
    kisses from France

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