IndeBlue on 13th Street Sets an Opening Date

The long anticipated Midtown Village outpost of IndeBlue, the popular Indian BYOB in Collingswood now has an opening date. A sign in the window promises a June 1st opening.

unlike the New Jersey location in dry Collingswood, the Center City location of IndeBlue will have a full bar, It’s also a sizeably larger operation, as IndeBlue’s L-shaped building wraps around neighboring Bridals by Danielle.

indeBlue [Official Site]

  • Sarah

    Slowest opening of all time??

  • Michael G

    Honey’s West took longer but this is close.

  • Tornado Jeanne

    Their food is wonderful however their customer service is awful during lunch. My friend and i have been ther on and off for about 10 times for lunch. When they first opened across the street from their present location, the service was slow but pleasant. But things have declined. The owner’s wife, Heather, will be in the restaurant when there are service issues and either correct staff in the dining room, do nothing, or hold court and entertian her own personal guests. They try to also do a takeout business. So you have on waiter for lunch, take out service, etc. Sometimes, they will send someone from the kitchen to help. But we and may other locals have stopped going because of these factors. Great food with awful service and an arrogant owner’s wife, not promising for Center City.

    • Robert

      Hi Tornado. It’s a real shame that you’ve chosen to comment here on foobooz rather than talking directly to Heather or Rakesh. They are very caring restaurant owners and have always taken their customers comments to heart and will always strive to insure that you leave their establishment happy if you have a concern of this nature. Every time my partner and I have eaten at IB Collingswood (since their opening in 2009) we’ve had great food and service. We also order take-out fairly regularly and our food arrives, fresh, hot and as delicious as if we were eating in the restaurant. I do think you should stop in, introduce yourself to Heather, enjoy a great lunch or dinner, and have a friendly discussion in person. A face-to-face is always the best way to go in these situations. Who knows, Heather might make you laugh, offer a free dessert or just put a smile on your face.

  • Robert

    Hi, Sarah and Michael G.

    I just wanted to respond in Indeblue’s defense. Opening a new restaurant in Center City has it’s challenges. Obtaining a liquor license, negotiating the permitting process and managing contractors is a time-consuming process (especially while running a very busy and extremely popular restaurant in Collingswood, Nj. Not to mention the simple fact that the entire interior of the 205 South 13th Street location had to be gutted, a new facade installed and sub-par electrical, gas and water lines replaced. The restaurant is nearly complete and is an incredible transformation from the drop-ceilings, paneling and and general unkept nature of the previous restaurant at this location. I do hope you’ll stop by on June 1st, their official opening date. I’m sure Heather and Rakesh, the owners would love to hear your opinions in person. They are both warm, wonderful people who care about their customers and the food they serve.

  • Ashley

    I am SO excited about the opening of IndeBlue’s new location! I’ve been a longtime fan of their Collingswood location, and I’ve never been disappointed with a meal or an experience there. Their specials are always inventive with subtle traditional Indian flavors. Their style is elegant and rustic at the same time. It’s all very filling, so I like to save half for lunch the next day so I can get some of their homemade ice cream for dessert – it is to die for! I almost always get the fig ice cream, but their peanut butter flavor is amazing as well. The owners always come to our table to greet us, and they always insure that we have the best experience possible. Can’t wait for June 1st!