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About OAKLEYS bistro

Welcome to OAKLEYS bistro where food is our passion and sharing it with our guests is our joy! To learn more about us, we encourage you to visit our website at www.oakleysbistro.com; better yet, we invite you to join us and experience for yourself that we love what we do and it shows! We’re honored with local and national recognition such as Indianapolis Monthly’s 2006 “Super Star” and 2005 “Restaurant of the Year” and Bon Appétit’s “hottest restaurant from coast to coast;” but, we most cherish the accolades from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you ~ Steven J. Oakley, Chef/Proprietor...

1464 W 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
86th & Ditch Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 824-1231

Website:
http://www.oakleysbistro.com/

Entertainment:
No live entertainment

Catering:
Catering Options Available

Parking Details:
Plenty of well-lit, up front parking is available as well as a ramped drop-off/pick-up curb.

Executive Chef:
Steven J. Oakley

Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Options Available, call for details

Private Party Contact:
Chris Hopkins: (317) 824-1231

Additional:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Dinners, Tuesday Wine Tastings 5-6pm, holiday happenings

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us on New Years Eve for our Prix Fixe menu. Three courses plus an amuse for $75.00 person.

OAKLEYS bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (48)
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Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Worth the Drive (30)
Romantic (25)
Authentic (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Seasonal (20)
Cozy (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Business Meals (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Healthy (14)
Great for Lunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Vegan (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress was perfect for a group of six ladies and very sweet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

Always spectacular food and service. The soup was delicious and everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. A go to for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Seated right on time. Service and selections were great. Restaurant is a little noisy but I think it depends on table location or nearby diners. Overall, excellent dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We wanted a place that was quiet for our party of 6 to be able to talk. This place was perfect. Food and service were also great.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was good. The food was awesome. The value was great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Took my sister there for her birthday. She loves to support local restaurants. The ambiance and food was excellent. The service was the best. A great place will definitely go again real soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is the real deal - excellent food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Biz meeting

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We love coming to OAKLEYS. Hoping for seasonal food and would love more vegetables on the menu. We love the cooking. Going to keep coming to try as much as we can since we don’t eat chicken or beef.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I celebrated a combination anniversary and birthday at Oakley's Bistro. We had had lunch there previously but had not been there for dinner. The experience was outstanding. The restaurant is in an unassuming location in a strip mall on the north side of Indianapolis (86th and Ditch Rd), but it offers first-rate cuisine. We each had a drink and split the bacon-wrapped apricots (delicious!) and an interesting fall harvest salad to start. For entrees, my wife had Stanley's Meatloaf (great!) with a side of Kung Pao brussel sprouts, and I had braised short ribs (excellent!) with a side of mac and goat cheese (wow!). Everything was creatively combined with wonderful layers of flavors. You could easily get by without the sides, but we're glad we got them because they were really great. We finished everything off by splitting a seasonal dessert sampler. The service was excellent; our waitress was very attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant -- cozy and not too loud. While the total tab was higher than what we would usually have going out to dinner, we thought it was well worth it. Oakley's is a great place for foodies and one we would recommend for special occasions or just a great night out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The salmon and the pork chop were great! Very interesting and delicious apps too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love Oakleys Bistro, it is my go to restaurant when I want to show people how great Indianapolis cuisine could be. I often have colugues in town for LA or NY and Oakley’s never disappoints in impressing these guys.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What can I say that I haven't already mentioned in previous reviews? Oakley's never disappoints in all the times we've visited. It seems to be our "go to" restaurant and for good reason. The food is prepared with attention paid to the slightest detail including the nice hot plates that keeps everything yummy to the last bite. Food combinations are creative and we love the use of vegetables - still very much lacking in many other eateries. All members of our party of six were happy and content with their selections.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food, service and ambiance are always just wonderful. I would recommend this to both foodies and those with a little more caution in their food preferences.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was fantastic and the choices were extraordinary! Loved it!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very impressed. Great food. One of the b st places we have been to since moving to Indy from Chicago.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Phenomenal find! My wife and I can’t wait to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

3rd visit, better than the first two times. Didn't think that was possible. This place is a must visit. If you luck into venison being a special I HIGHLY recommend it!!! The tilapia, and beef short ribs are off the charts any night you go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was very good. Our major issue is that it took a long time to get our food. We were there almost two and a half hours for dinner. The staff was very nice and friendly,

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I think Oakley's sometimes gets forgotten these days with so many new dining options in town. I have to say, Oakley's is tried and true and has never disappointed. We were thrilled with our entire meals, as always. We recently tried one of the new restaurants. It was fine, but Oakley's shines. You will enjoy great service, wonderful food and a beautiful atmosphere. Don't let the strip mall location keep you away!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful food. Each dish was just perfection. The red pepper saffron risotto was spectacular.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always exceeds expectations...love this place! The food, the service...everything is always perfect!!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The deviled eggs and shrimp corn dogs were amazing. The food was delicious; we had the meat loaf, short ribs, and the mahi-mahi special. The chocolate whiskey cake was a great end to a wonderful meal.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, Oakley's Bistro was wonderful. The wait staff is attentive without being obtrusive. I never feel rushed. The shrimp corn dogs are an absolute must. All the dishes are so well thought out and everything on the plate compliments the other ingredients. I'm always amazed at how delicious the food is. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Mind blown. Once again presentation was only outdone by the flavor combinations. Beef short ribs were amazing, and the duck was out of this world.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our favorite restaurant! The food is always outstanding and innovative. The servers are knowledgeable about the food, the specials and the wine list. We have never been disappointed with our experience at Oakleys.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was our first visit to OAKLEYS . We are new to the Indy area and have been trying new places. So far this is our favorite. Love the shrimp corn dogs!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome food and attention to detail especially with dietary restrictions!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went for an anniversary dinner. We weren’t crazy about our particular table but the restaurant had a small cozy atmosphere. The food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and service were great, as always! Thanks for a nice night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

After a bit of a wait for water & drink orders our service was very prompt after that. The food was delicious, and the original presentation of the bacon strips was definitely a hit.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Oakleys has always been an outstanding dinning spot. We have been eating there for well over 17 years. My only disappointment was and shall remain the poor quality of music being played.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As usual, Oakley's was amazing. Their new menu is great and much more gluten-free friendly than the previous one. I had the salmon and lentils, which was something I hadn't ordered before, and it was SO GOOD.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Bathrooms need updating. Food was excellent!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

WOW!! What a find!! The shrimp corn dogs set the tone for an awesome meal. I chose to have tilapia, and my beautiful date had the meatloaf (oddly enough, she doesn't like meatloaf). Both meals arrived to table and were like works of art. Flavors that were out of this world, and portions that left us both satisfied, but not miserable. Highly recommend the chocolate whiskey cake. Atmosphere was a little noisy, and tables seemed very close together. Definitely will be making a return trip soon. Truly top 5 in Indy!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I come back to Oakley's two or three times per year, every year since they opened. I love Steve's craftsmanship in the kitchen. This time around, we had butternut soup, eggplant soup, the mushroom paella and pasta w/meatballs. All delicious, but all incredibly salty. This is the first time that everything came to the table over salted, and alarmingly so. I hope it is not a trend.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Anniversary

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