OAKLEYS bistro

4.9
1741 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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KimOrr
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Food pricey but very unique. Would definitely return

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viprafata
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect food and service

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vipMJHM
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When was the last time you went out for a meal and you enjoyed it so much you were tempted to go again the next night so you could do it all over again? We have been customers ever since the beginning, but this was our first post COVID visit. We had the special appetizer which was a deconstructed crab Rangoon, the Brussels sprouts salad (which was nothing like any others we’ve had), the vegetable paella (trust me, you’d enjoy it even if you’re not a vegetarian) and finally a wonderful rhubarb cake with sour cream ice cream. Looking forward to dining there again soon!!

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Architect4Life
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous food!! Hard to pick a favorite.

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vipRickA
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley's is always the best, best atmosphere, best service, very clean and best of all the food and drinks were awesome!

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vipCandyS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been here in a long time so our ladies’ lunch group decided to go. It was outstanding! We had appetizers through dessert and every course was fantastic. Had the shrimp corn dog - it was fun and delicious. We can’t wait to return for dinner.

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Bigs23
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Oakleys never disappoints. Food is always excellent though I wish there were more entree choices.

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CathyR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely and everyone was professional and friendly.

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EricB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The starter of shrimp corn dogs, the mushroom bisque and the duck were all excellent. The desserts were wonderful and the house cocktails were delicious. Oakley’s is now on my wife’s and my go-to list for date night. Highly recommended.

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Alexus
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything I ordered and MOST DEFINITELY WILL BE BACK!!!

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vipBenjamin
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Loved almost the entire meal. My salmon came out a little cold but other than that the entire meal was DELICIOUS!

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vipWilliamL
Indiana
208 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside. Josh did a wonderful job. We all enjoyed the brisket and each of us had a different appetizer and dessert. All was perfect. We will return.

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DottieG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious ! Presentation was outstanding. This restaurant is a hidden gem in a strip center. We will definitely be back.

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SteveG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Oakleys never disappoints. For a quiet, quality meal, this is the place. There isn’t a big menu selection but the quality is top notch.

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vipDrewbling
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, one of the best restaurants in Central Indiana. Menu items are always outstanding, with tremendous flavors. Service is excellent, and drink and wine menus complement the meal.

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KathleenG
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tequila blackberry drink was phenomenal! Our appetizers were the crab rangoon (special) and the short rib dumplings. I could take a bath in the dumplings. I had the trout with artichoke and pimento risotto which was to die for! I also enjoyed the candy bar dessert, which I would buy stock in if I could. LOVE!!!!!

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Artie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip to Oakley's was a memorable one! My wife and I wanted to order one of everything, the menu was so unique. We pared it down to a few specials, the meatloaf and the picatta. We devoured it all! Loved the staff and the atmosphere!

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Johnhead
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always anticipate outstanding food and service. This times was no exception!
The ambiance was somewhat subdued due to the clear Covid screens that were set up between all tables. But we were appreciative of their concern for our health.
This is one of our "go to" places for special occasions.

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vipKFlynn
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, presentation and service as always

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vipVeronicaL
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed all the flavors, and the presentation of each plate, congratulation to the chef and all the staff, excellent service!!

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vipMelanieS
Taiwan
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always outstanding and creative food! An Indianapolis institution.

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OutoftownOakleyfans
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Oakley's was a welcome homecoming. Our entrée was a delightful vegetarian paella that exceeded our expectations. As always, our service was discrete and excellent. We appreciated the thoughtful approach to social distancing with clear vinyl dividers. We can't wait to return again!

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rthrush
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit since pre-covid. The meal and the impeccable service did not disappoint. Oakleys remains in the top echelon of Indianapolis restaurants. Can't recommend highly enough!

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Flas
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, friendly service, great atmosphere that has accommodated as much as possible due to covid!

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MichaelV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just wish the duck was more of the star of the dish. I thought the porchetta was a little overpowering the duck flavor and wish there was more of the duck. Overall it was a fun experience for my wife and I of dining without kids. :)

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vipwineenthusiast
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints with good, creative food and great service.

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vipDeniseT
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect!

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vipMolly88
Indiana
52 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oakley’s is our favorite restaurant. It was so good to dine inside again!

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viprafata
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and consistent fresh quality. Best restaurant in Indiana. Great chef and staff. Very creative and tasty food. You can get it this amazing food without having to travel to France

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven is the best chef in the state!

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vipMinnerbug
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful time with a wonderful friend. Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They recently changed up their menu for Spring and it did not disappoint! The Kung POW Brussel Sprouts were delicious as was the brisket. Great spot for a date night!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere. Friendly staff. Excellent and delicious food. Would definitely recommend to others and eat here again.

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vipMaryr
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Best Manhattans around!! We enjoyed a great dinner out with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always innovative presentations and flavors at Oakleys. Love it here. A real hidden Gem.

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Tigerjoe
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal and this time was not any different. The amount they provide fills me up. And the taste is always good. I had the mushroom bisque and the wild mushroom paella. Very interesting dishes that tasted great.

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Carolyn
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner at a great place! Delicious food!

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PaulW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

Original recipes, fresh preparation

Steve Oakley has been an Indianapolis treasure for 30!years

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vipNaptownBrown
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my niece’s birthday and it absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to go back. The bacon wrapped apricots, foie gras, and Stanley’s meatloaf were our favorite items, but it was all very good! Our waitress was a delight and we received each course quickly. 5/5 experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all of the food but the peanut butter sorbet was my favorite:)

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OAKLEYS bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. OAKLEYS bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 824-1231.

OAKLEYS bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1741 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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