Michelle’s restaurant in Carmel now open

Alberto Rodriguez, manager of Michelle’s. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Alberto Rodriguez, manager of Michelle’s. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

By Anna Skinner


Since May 1, Michelle’s has added to the variety of restaurant options offered in Carmel. Ranging from a breakfast menu to a fancier dinner menu, Michelle’s, 840 W. Main St., has a wide price range and many food options for those searching for a bite to eat.

“We found Carmel really nice and there used to be a restaurant here so we decided we wanted to make some changes and bring some people in,” said Alberto Rodriguez, manager of Michelle’s, on why the business started in Carmel.

Rodriguez described the menu as American with a touch of Italian, with dinner having more staple Italian options.

And along with being open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Rodriguez said that Michelle’s has another unique offer: fresh, daily prepared food.

“We have really nice, fresh produce and locally fresh vegetables as well,” Rodriguez said. “Everything is very good, all the food is prepared daily so that’s one of the things people like.”

Michelle’s is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The breakfast and lunch menu lasts from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ranges from about $10-$12 per person. The dinner menu starts after 3 p.m., and Rodriguez said it is a little fancier, with a $16-$20 per person average meal cost.

For more, visit www.michellesindy.com/.

Q and A with manager Alberto Rodriguez

Q: Scariest part of opening a new business?

A: I don’t think it’s scary at all, just more exciting.

Q: If someone wants to open a restaurant, how much should they save before they leave their day job to do so?

A: $100,000

Q: What is your top tip for being successful?

A: Keep everything fresh and have really nice customer service and a lot of hospitality. Friendly hospitality helps draw people in and also good flavor with food.


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