Correction: The restaurant is open daily. A previous version of this story stated that the restaurant is closed Mondays.
Le Peep is now open in the Indiana Design Center.
The breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant relocated from the Hamilton Crossing retail center, which is being targeted for redevelopment. Ali Hessaraki, who owns seven Le Peep restaurants, said the new spot at 200 S. Range Line Rd. is an ideal location for several reasons.
“The fact that we are in the Indiana Design Center, close to the Monon (Greenway) and close to Main Street, all of that is going to be very beneficial to us,” said Hessaraki, adding that the site also has ample outdoor seating.
The menu features many of the staples found at Le Peep’s other locations but also offers dishes unique to Carmel, such as miso chicken noodle soup, an Asian quinoa bowl and a shakshuka skillet. The restaurant is designed with an open-kitchen concept that allows customers to see employees as they prepare the food.
“The open-kitchen format is a way for customers to see what’s going on in the kitchen and how clean the kitchen is,” Hessaraki said. “You eat with your mouth, but you scan everything with your eyes, so that is a winner for us.”
Hessaraki, a longtime Carmel resident, said Le Peep offers specialty items designed to suit a variety of tastes.
“Le Peep is extremely unique because it provides for the entire family,” he said. “When you walk in with your family or your business meeting, you’ll find that from coffee or espresso drinks to breakfast, lunch or whatever the desire is, we have the product.”
It took approximately six months to remodel the space, which previously housed Blu Moon Cafe. Le Peep was originally expected to open in the fall of 2020, but the installation of a new 500-gallon grease trap delayed the project by several months.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn more at LePeepIndy.com.