When many think of fine dining, they picture super expensive restaurants in New York and Los Angeles if they even imagine domestic. Keith’s Bar and Grill in Whiting reassures the Region that it doesn’t need to look outside of the home to find quality food at reasonable prices.
Located in the heart of downtown Whiting at 1872 Indianapolis Boulevard, Keith’s central location makes finding the restaurant and parking a breeze. It is recommended that potential diners make a reservation. While Keith’s does accept walk-ins, the limited hours of the restaurant, top-notch food, and excellent service mean that a table is always in high demand. Keith’s can be contacted via their Facebook page or by phone Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
From the outside, Keith’s is unassuming. Walking through the door and into the restaurant proper is like stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia. Customers are greeted at the door by a hanging mermaid sculpture as well as several pieces by famed pin-up artist Alberto Vargas. The restaurant is broken into roughly three sections. At the front is the bar, where Keith himself can often be found serving drinks and talking with customers. Past the bar is the main dining area. The atmosphere is warm and inviting; lively conversations can be heard, but there’s no need to raise your voice at your table. Finally, in the back of the restaurant is a more private area for large parties. The noise of the bar and main dining area is muted, giving the room an intimate quality.
A point of pride for Keith’s is the quality of its service. New customers are greeted at the door and promptly seated. The servers are friendly and attentive. They refuse to let a cup run empty and are happy to explain each dish. The servers are knowledgeable about the business operations, kitchen, alcohol on tap, and the rotating dishes.
Just seeing pictures of the food at Keith’s is sure to get any stomach rumbling. Portions are incredibly generous. Customers don’t pay just for dinner, they also pay for lunch the next day. The menu features a range of dishes including pasta, seafood, salads, soups, and white and red meats. While the more expensive steak dishes can exceed $40, the quality justifies the price. If steak isn’t the move for the night, the house burger comes in at just over $10, a real bang for your bite. Every entrée comes with a complimentary soup or salad as well as a side of mashed potatoes and green beans.
Keith’s Bar and Grill offers the city of Whiting luxury foods at quality prices. The staff is friendly and always happy to see new faces. The decor is inviting, there’s enough room for conversation, and the smells of delicious meals permeate the entire building. The restaurant is a gem in the heart of Whiting, and if the opportunity ever arises to check Keith’s out, it should be taken at once.
For more information on Keith’s Bar and Grill, visit its Facebook page or call 219-659-4444.