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Revery- A New Restaurant Option in Greenwood, Indiana

Revery Greenwood Indiana

#GreenwoodIN – A highly anticipated restaurant opened this week in what is commonly known as “Old Town Greenwood” and residents of Johnson County could not be more pleased. Revery, located at the corner of Madison and Main Street in Greenwood, took over the space formerly occupied by Van Valer Law Firm.

Revery Greenwood Indiana

Partners and accomplished chefs, Mark Henrichs and Danny Salgado, met while working as sous chefs at The Signature Room in Chicago before moving on to work in other established eateries such as Charlie Trotters in Chicago and Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. The pair was reunited in Indianapolis when both served as executive chef’s at Mesh on Mass.

Mark and Danny joined forces to open Revery and the result has been amazing. Employing at least 40 people and catering to a walk-in lunch crowd in the hub of Greenwood’s business sector, I am willing to bet this will become a regular dining spot for many. Currently there is only a dinner service. Eventually there will be lunch hours and a Sunday brunch served.

Revery Greenwood Indiana

The decor is clean, modern and the menu takes traditional favorites and gives them an edge. Each meal starts with complementary popcorn that has a different flavor every day. When I was there we enjoyed garlic and mushroom. Our server kicked it up a notch by adding liquid nitrogen to ours (nominal additional charge) to give it a cool, crunchy spin. It was really great actually and as the popcorn cooled it was transformed back to it’s original state. Pretty unique.

Revery Greenwood Indiana popcorn

We had a hard time deciding what to order and thankfully the menu is split into Smalls (feeds 2-3), Mids (feeds 3-4) and Bigs (entree portion). In addition there are several salads to choose from as well. We chose the Rev salad- mixed greens, walnuts, Maytag blue cheese and a strawberry vinaigrette dressing and lamb neck bolognese to start with.

Revery Greenwood Indiana salad

 

 

Revery Greenwood Indiana appetizer

Lamb Neck Bolognese

 

I was immediately drawn to the menu item :Sous Vide chicken with Boursin(cheese) and mushroom crepe, glazed vegetables and browned butter. It was like a tender, healthier version of fried chicken and gravy. I will certainly order it again and possibly crave it often. My husband had the grilled shrimp with black beans, pork belly and guajillo chili emulsion (close to a sauce).

Revery Greenwood Indiana chicken

Sous Vide means, according to Wikipedia: is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times—96 hours or more, in some cases—at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around 55 °C (131 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for meats and higher for vegetables. The intention is to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside, and retain moisture.

Revery Greenwood Indiana shrimp

Grilled shrimp with black beans, pork belly and guajillo chili emulsion

Amazingly enough we ordered dessert because it sounded too good to pass up. There were three choices and we opted for the chocolate tarts with the caramel drizzle because- chocolate. As we expected it would be, it was delicious. Another unique twist is that at the end of every meal you are brought a little cloud of cotton candy. Each day is a new flavor and our selection was beet. It almost had a sweet, strawberry flavor. I thought this was another unique touch.

Revery Greenwood Indiana Cotton Candy

Beet flavored cotton candy

Revery Greenwood Indiana

Chocolate tart with caramel drizzle dessert

All in all we were very pleased. For an opening night on a stormy Tuesday, they had a great crowd. There was a bit of lull between our appetizer course and our main course, but with their extensive wine and beer selection (by glass and bottle), we were occupied and enjoyed watching the kitchen in action. I should make note of the fact that during the week they are open until 10 pm and 11 on the weekends. Seats at the bar have a birds-eye view into the open kitchen area and a particularly nice view of the passersby in Old Town Greenwood. The entire dining area is also encased in windows and that will be especially nice as the holidays draw closer and the downtown area is lit up.

Revery Greenwood Indiana kitchen

View of the open kitchen

Visit their website for more information, hours, address, social media links,menu and to make reservations. Yes, I said reservations. That is another perk I will enjoy.

Revery Greenwood Indiana menu