Reviews, Articles & Awards

Reviews & Articles

SW Spirit Magazine - September 2010

Meet Indianapolis

R Bistro has served its fresh lamb, duck, and other specialties since 2001. The menu changes weekly at the 17-table restaurant, but the passion of chef Regina Mehallick never does. more...


Indianapolis Business Journal - April 2010

Harried chef at R bistro tries to keep it fresh

Every week, we'll profile a central Indiana eatery and explore the specific financial and personal challenges faced by the restaurateur. We'll also focus on a particular specialty or quirk that helps sets the spot apart in the mushrooming marketplace of local restaurants. Our first subject is R bistro, the highly decorated chef-owned oasis of contemporary American cuisine on the far end of downtown's Massachusetts Ave corridor. more...


INtake Weekly - August 2006

R Bistro still living up to the hype

A one of Indianapolis' handful of independent fine-dining restaurants, R Bistro and it's chef/owner, Regina Mehallick, seem almost constantly to appear in one or another publication. more...


NUVO - August 2003

Succinct but Intriguing

...If there should have been any doubt initially that Mehallick's skilled culinary output might have been a mere flash in the pan, nothing could be further from the truth. more...


Business Week - November 2003

A Heartening Trend for Heartland Food

The old days of red meat, male chefs and more red meat are fading, as I discovered at a trio of the Midwest's newest and best eateries. more...


NUVO - March 2003

Indy's Top 10 Chefs

With a strong emphasis on locally-raised produce and meats, Regina Mehallick's culinary philosophy is refreshingly simple. more...


Indianapolis Woman - July 2002

Simple Success

When South Carolina trained chef and restaurateur Regina Mehallick found herself moving to Indianapolis to follow her husband's job relocation, she wanted to open a restaurant that she thought could offer what no other restaurant in Indy did. more...

Awards

Indianapolis Star - February 2010

James Beard Semi-finalist 2010

The James Beard Foundation has released its list of semifinalists for its annual restaurant and chef awards. Two Indiana chefs, Regina Mehallick, of R Bistro in Indianapolis, and David Tallent, of Restaurant Tallent in Bloomington, are on the list of semifinalists in the category of Best Chef: Great Lakes Region. more...


Indianapolis Monthly - December 2009

Best of Indy

For nine years, Regina Mehallick has worked quietly - though not unnoticed - in her tiny Mass Ave restaurant, focusing on little, it seems, besides the food. She's so focused, in fact, that she wasn't even aware of her James Beard Award nomination earlier this spring until the congratulatory calls began flooding in. more...


Catherine Brandel Fellowship - Winner 2009


Slow Food Terra Madre

Indianapolis member 2008 - Torino Italy more...


NUVO - 2008

Nuvo Cultural Vision Award 2008

"I have food running through my head all the time," says Chef Regina Mehallick, founder of R Bistro. Every week there's a new menu, and a fresh array of seasonal ingredients to choose from. To share a meal at R Bistro is to take a leap, to open oneself to the possibility of a culinary improvisation. more...