The Eagle’s Nest is Indianapolis’ 360 degree view of the city restaurant perched on top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. One can view the whole city as it turns 360 degrees. Every table allows a view of the sky line, most romantic time is as the sun sets over the horizon. This place is famous as you never know who you might see. This is Indianapolis’ see or be seen place to be. However it is not pretentious as so many places where the city celebrity hangs out often is. The word to describe The Eagle’s Nest is simply comfortable. Everyone is treated like they are someone. You are not left feeling inadequate. So sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
Appetizers range from Shrimp Cocktail Two Ways – grilled jumbo shrimp or spicy cocktail sauce. However, if you are more adventurous try the Baked Peaches prepared wrapped in prosciutto with basil, salted walnuts and a balsamic glaze. The chef likes to experiment with flavors that just seem odd but work.
The French Onion Soup is traditional with a rich aroma broth. Slightly crusted on top with provolone and gruyere gratin adds that little something special. Forget a salad have the soup it will please your palette.
The entrees are ecliptic as they range from beef, poultry to vegetarian. The Crab Crusted Halibut melts in your mouth. The crab is rich and sweet. The halibut is served our baby spinach and roasted potato with a Lemon Beurre Blanc sauce. The halibut was a little overdone and lacked in sauce. If halibut is not for you try the Cajun Spiced Grouper with shrimp and crayfish sweet potato chowder.
The Paella and Marinated Pan Seared Quail is done just right. It is prepared with shrimp, clams, lobster claw meat, chorizo sausage, peppers and onions with Saffron Rice. I must say I was impressed with the amount of seafood. Most Paella’s are more rice than seafood. It’s a definite must try.
Do not be discouraged there is plenty of meat dishes. For the meat eater in you try the Herb Crusted Prime Rib, or if Lamb is more to your liking try the Seared Lamb Rib Eye is tender and moist. The Eagle’s Nest has Sous Vide Bison Short Ribs with Red Wine and Molasses Glaze. I will say though that the Bison Short Ribs were a little too tough. The sauce is delectable perhaps it was a bad night.
Once again the service was outstanding and friendly. The prices were reasonable and less then I budgeted. The food was not exceptional but you need to go if for anything the view is worth it. 2.5 Forks Up.
One South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN (317) 632-1234