Long summer evenings seem the perfect time to slow down and treat yourself to a relaxed meal with good company, enjoyed in the open air. Whether you’re aiming for a casual meal or a fine dining experience, Geist boasts some great alfresco ambiance.At the Marina
- Bella Vita Ristorante
11699 Fall Creek Road/317.598.9011
The Skinny: Geist’s only on-the-water restaurant, with a breathtaking view of the reservoir from its outdoor seating area. Bella Vita frequently features live musicians, and you can even feel the sand between your toes at the Beach Bar with the neon palm trees.
House Specialties: Misto alla Bella Vita ($31) features an array of fresh seafood; Vitello alla Bella Vita ($22) is a baked veal dish infused with flavor.
Price range: Appetizers – $8-13; Lunch Entrees – $9-18 (Fri-Sun); Dinner entrees – $11-33.
- Eddy’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill
11693 Fall Creek Road/317.849.0925
The Skinny: This hometown bar and grill has been labeled the “Cheers of Geist.” Large outdoor patio and friendly service. Good for a casual meal after a day on the lake.
House Specialties: Filet and Portabella Dip sandwich ($12.95) features seared filet medallions and portabella mushrooms; Dave’s Sloppy Joe Nachos ($14.95) is an ample appetizer that combines Mexican flavor with good, old fashioned sloppy joes.
Price Range: Appetizers – $7-$15; Salads & Sandwiches – $8-13; Entrees – $12-26.