Center Cut set to open Jan. 22

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is proud to introduce its newest and one of the finest dining experiences in the Indianapolis area. Center Cut will officially open to the public at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22.

 Positioned near the main entrance of the casino, Center Cut provides a wide array of entrees, featuring the finest cuts of beef complemented by seafood, chicken, pastas and abundant sides. Steaks range from traditional cuts of Rib Eye, New York Strip and Filet Mignon to specialty items such as the Grecian Rib Eye, topped with artichoke hearts, onion, red pepper and feta cheese.

 “The newly refashioned steakhouse offers premium steaks, seafood and martinis in a sophisticated and charming atmosphere that features a glowing amber bar, superior service and a piano lounge, creating an everlasting impression for guests of Center Cut,” said Director of Food and Beverage Glendel Coble, who has more than 25 years as an executive in the field. “Center Cut Chef Walter Irwin was thoroughly involved in the development of the menu. He added his unique and personal touch that features perfectly seared hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood selections, handcrafted martinis and an extensive wine library. Our product, service and atmosphere will rival any regional or Indianapolis restaurant.”

 In addition to the fine cuts of meat, Center Cut also offers entrees such as Cold Water Lobster, Smoked Duroc Pork Chop, Indiana Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs and Cocoa Dusted Sea Scallops. The new Lobster Bisque is an enticing choice on the list of soups and salads while Baked Spinney Creek Oysters and Lamb Bougatsa highlight just a few of the tempting appetizer options on the menu.

 A full line of exotic and unique martinis will complete the meal along with a superior wait staff at Center Cut. Martinis will range from exotic choices, such as a banana-flavored Jacked Up Monkey and a BLT Martini that features candied bacon, to more traditional flavors blended with Grey Goose, Absolut Citron and flavored Absolut options including vanilla, blueberry and caramel pearl.

 Those individuals seeking a social experience with a Martini and conversation will enjoy the newly designed piano lounge, which embraces a fireplace, new custom designed furniture and a piano player from 7 p.m. until close Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The culinary team at Center Cut will be led by Chef Irwin. The new Center Cut manager, Eric Kichler, a native of Indianapolis, has an extensive resume that includes similar positions at The Columbia Club, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on the north side of Indianapolis and Meridian Restaurant & Bar.

Center Cut is open daily beginning at 5 p.m. The facility also offers a bar for more casual dining in addition to secluded booth space and larger areas for group or company outings.