OAKLEYS bistro

4.9
1658 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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...

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We are having a special Valentine's Day Dinner, Prix Fixe Menu $85.00 person, 3 courses with choices in each course, Starters, Entrees and Desserts

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VipulP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fine dining restaurant with good ambience and tasty food

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JPTJ
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Arrived a little early and was seated immediately. All dishes came out lightening fast but none were served piping hot. Love the plating and flavors of most. We tried the meatloaf which was very dense, Luke warm and extremely salty. We had a few bites and pushed it to the side. Our server took it off the bill after letting us know that others liked it. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and celebrated our anniversary. We had listed our special occasion but no mention of it from Oakleys. I will return as they are very creative and I enjoy seeing their plating. It’s time for some new menus items though.

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DRB00
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Glad we finally tried Oakley's and can't wait to go back.

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SBrown
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my husband last weekend. All the dishes were creative and wonderful. Glad to have a save and nice dining experience under this difficult time.....

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JTSly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food... best in Indianapolis in my opinion! Staff is always very friendly and knowledgeable. Every bite makes you feel your on the Food Network!

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Great
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakleys never disappoints. I had the carrot ginger soup and the scallop small plate. Both dishes were fantastic. Will always return.

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LisaV
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food as expected. Oakley's did an excellent job of adhering to social distancing guidelines and precautions. We felt very safe eating there. It's so exciting to have the opportunity to eat at a fine restaurant with a James Beard nominee chef! Service was very attentive but not the least intrusive. The two of us had not seen each other in quite a while so enjoyed a wonderful visit over an excellent meal!

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Chris
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley's in one of our favorite restaurants. Food (and cocktails) are always very good and inventive. Service is always good with knowledgeable staff.

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Franklin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food quality and choices. A great choice for a “special occasion”dinner.

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JFlashK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as usual. Can't wait to be back.

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Seab
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Your communications with patrons are excellent and a brilliant response to the fascist stupidity of east & west coast politicians who seem hell bent on destruction of our economic system and its anchor, small businesses. Great marketing initiatives!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bought my parents here for their 44th anniversary and we were given the chef table. The service was phenomenal and everyone was very attentive. The food was excellent and I appreciate the small gesture they made with my parents dessert. My parents enjoyed it and had a good time; we will definitely be returning.

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ClaraD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place.

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vipStanH
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great culinary experience. Oakleys will definitely be on my A list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous dining

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Clint
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten here a few times and it is always fantastic

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vipMARZ
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good and unique. Great place for a special occasion or casual dinner. Definitely recommend.

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ShaunC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best restaurant in Indiana. No hyperbole in that statement. Food quality, creativity, attention to detail and experience is really unmatched since we moved here from Seattle. Highly recommended

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Savornewbie
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always over the top dining. Very unique flavors and presentation. Best I have experienced in years of dinners in the US or internationally. Chef Oakley is on top of his game year after year. Service was excellent. Cocktails, appetizers and main courses were exceptional. Dinners were delivered at a temperature to allow us to truly enjoy the creations. I’ve taken food aficionados there and they were very impressed.

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vipBmmj
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe and distant inside, appreciated the separating of tables. wonderful service & food.

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JimN
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply our favorite restaurant period. Wonderful selections for each course, exceptionally prepared and beautifully presented. Wine pairings suggested by the waitstaff are knowledgeable and cost-effective. If you want a unique and delightful meal out you cannot beat Chef Oakleys Bistro!!

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vipTimC
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as usual!

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SherriS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love dining at Oakleys. We come in from Chicago to visit our Aunt and often take her to lunch or dinner. The food is exceptional. Wonderful, varied, flavors and fresh ingredients.

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vipMelissaC
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing dining experience. Highly recommend!!

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vipBullnBear
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Great lunch menu. Presentation is worth the trip. Restaurant is well set up for social spacing.

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ElleM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, unique, award winning food! We had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We enjoyed the ambiance and especially the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent music choice.

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vipIndytim
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley’s never disappoints. Starters were amazing. Entrees were perfectly prepared. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about every item on the menu and very attentive. Steve Oakley is a delight to talk to.

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JessicaS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and delicious food, backed by professional and courteous service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great items on the menu that were too saucy, to fussy. Previous visits were not this way. Quality of items very good... they just try to hard and the taste was hidden! Sometimes, less is best!

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paisleyjackson3
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We had the duck and pork tenderloin and they were both amazing!!! Highly recommend!!!!! 10/10

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SusanN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakleys is lime an old friend - you pick up where you left off - which is outstanding food and service.
The Brussels sprouts were a table favorite and the salmon special was really perfect.
We had a great server - which is a constant there and she took excellent care of our table.

If anything was lacking it was the chocolate cake dessert with Neopolitan ice cream. Just a very dry cake and less flavor than the entire meal - which again - was outstanding.

Also appreciate the precautions there to keep diners safe. So lucky to have Oakleys and hope it will sustain during these tougher times!

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...great service....good price...love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Donnie was a great server.

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vipStephanieK
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal no matter time of year, eat in or takeout, covid or not. Chef Oakley does it and does it well. Period. We have eaten all the menu staples many times over. Always delicious and the new rotations are always delicious.

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vipcrucible
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique food deliciously prepared & presented. Great special occasion dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef. Great team. Indianaplois gem.

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KarenG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved everything about our experience at Oakley's on Saturday night. The only disappointment came early on, when I asked to be seated outside (something Open Table had told me was unavailable) and they said they were booked.

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dbee
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here for our anniversary celebration per a friend's recommendation. We were not disappointed. Excellent food and service. The flavor and presentation of the dishes was on point. We will be back.

FAQs

OAKLEYS bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 824-1231.

OAKLEYS bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1658 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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