Zionsville’s latest sweet treat and restaurant – all in one stop has arrived!
The Lemon Bar opened just a few weeks ago on 95 Pine St in Zionsville. If you’re not familiar with the area, it’s just a few steps away from the picturesque Main Street of the Downtown Zionsville area. It’s been fantastic watching downtown Zionsville come alive with many new concepts.
Lemon Bar is owned by the creator of Flying Cupcake, Kate Drury. If you’ve never been to flying cupcake.. you’re missing out. The restaurant carries Flying Cupcake baked goods. If there’s anything you “must” order from Lemon Bar.. it needs to be some sort of a baked good.
We arrived on a Tuesday night around 7pm. We were a bit confused because the closing time has been erased from their sign out front. Some websites say 10pm.. some say 8pm.. who knows? I understand it’s their first month opening so let’s just give them the benefit of the doubt that they are playing around with what works best.
It was packed when we arrived. I love seeing a local restaurant being shown so much love! More of this please. We waited a few minutes before we had a seat at the tables. The interior is so whimsical, quirky, and fun! Lemon Bar will definitely draw in the “instagramable” crowd. The tables have different tops, the chairs are pink, blue, and other fun pastel colors. The lighting fixtures are fun too! They must have had a blast decorating the place.
Bites and Booze
We started off with cocktails. Unfortunately, this is where things went downhill. Our server spoke so highly of all of our choices. We went with the Lemon Bartini, The Real Housewives of Zionsville, and the blueberry Arnold Palmer. The Lemon bartini was sipped on once by all three girls and left untouched for the rest of the meal. It was extremely watered down, as was the Arnold Palmer. My Real Housewives of Zionsville was tasty (and pretty), but it was served very warm.
Onto the food. We wanted small bites so we went with the shareable butternut squash flatbread. I’m not sure I would classify this as shareable. It was fairly small with a $12 price tag. Our other friend ordered the butternut squash salad. I will say, they use locally sourced ingredients in almost every dish. I love this. I just wish the menu was a little more developed. The items available are plain and very easy to make at home. If you’re just coming in for a dessert or a boozy milkshake – I’m sure you would be very pleased. They definitely know their baked goods. We enjoyed the Elvis red velvet cake. It was to die for.
I got a very Milktooth / Gallery vibe from this restaurant. But, as of this article, They fall short with the menu. Both places are known specially for their chefs and their incredible food. I’m hoping that in the next few months, Lemon Bar will take the time to develop a more advanced menu. Personally, I’m not impressed with a $12 turkey sandwich with only cream cheese and raspberry jam.
Lemon Bar has the potential to be absolutely wonderful. I’ll definitely give it another visit in a few months. Especially for their bottomless Tinker Coffee! Welcome to Zionsville!