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I thought I had solidified my favorite steak restaurant, but I may have to give this some more thought.

I’ve passed by Mo’s…A Place for Steaks about a thousand times and would almost press my nose against the glass from outdoors to see the delectable fare and the fabulous people enjoying it.

Don’t let Mo’s intimidate you and don’t for one second believe that it is your typical steakhouse. What sets Mo’s apart from the other steak peddlers is the Indianapolis restaurant takes a traditional steak meal and finds unexpected ways to make it special and spectacular.

Upon entering the restaurant, I felt like I had hopped into the DeLorean and went back to the 1920s. Mo’s had a sort of Humphrey Bogart, Grace Kelly kind of feel to it. Their signature drinks are so a la James Bond.

My sweetheart and I were seated in a cozy table near a window looking out onto Pennsylvania Street. Our server, Zach, introduced himself (he actually shook our hands) and helped get the meal off to a wonderful start.

Not only did he explain the day’s offerings, he went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with our selections.

We started off the meal with the shrimp cocktail, which rivals another Indy restaurant that boasts of having an amazing shrimp cocktail, and the seared sea scallops. If you try the shrimp cocktail, I’m warning you, take a modest bite because the sauce definitely had kick!

Before selecting our entree, Zach brought out a “meat plate” to not just explain to us their signature meats but to show us what kind of tempting trouble we were about to get into.

I thought long and hard about getting the baby back ribs, but to me, you just don’t go to a restaurant that specializes in something and not try it. So I decided on the filet mignon while my dining companion chose Mo’s signature steak, the 20 oz. bone-in ribeye. We paired the steaks with the Baumann, Mo’s premier double-baked potato, and the sauteed mushrooms.

We also opted to try all three soups available that day, and we were offered a wonderful spread of bread and butter.

In talking with the head waiter, Chris, he informed me that the special foie gras butter was one of 20 or 30 special butters that Mo’s chef prepares. See, I told you Mo’s takes something simple and makes it special.

With each course (especially the monstrous Mo’s Cookie), our every bite was just as delicious as the last.

Expect to pay typical high-end steakhouse prices.

Mo’s…A Place for Steaks, located in Indy’s Wholesale District, is definitely the quintessential place for savory steaks, premier service and an atmosphere that puts you at ease.

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