OAKLEYS bistro

4.9
1940 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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Starting Feb 14, 2022

On Valentines Day we offer a 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu, with choices in each course (Starter, Entree, Dessert) for $95.00 per person - No regular menu is offered that day, prix fixe only

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite. Never disappoints

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GregG
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakleys is my go to place to celebrate special occasions. Four of us went to celebrate our anniversary. Every aspect of our visit lived up to our expectations. We will go back.

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vipSoobie23
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit for lunch, we plan to return and work our way through the menu.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The staff was pleasant and attentive. Food was excellent. Would absolutely recommend this for a fine dinining evening.

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SamarS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience2

A bit too loud and tables quite close together

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of the best restaurants in Indianapolis. The staff is great and the food is delicious.

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vipLimey1965
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is hard to know if I want to start by praising the service or the food more! Both are astounding!! Today, I will start with Michael, our waiter, who was quick, attentive, knowledgeable, engaging and non-intrusive. He was the perfect host! And then we had another luscious meal at Oakley's. We love their main dishes and my steak was the perfect medium which was savored as it almost melted with every bite. But it is the appetizers which drive us crazy since we want eight or nine of them, which would be egregious, but selecting only one or two seems criminal. They are all that delicious. So we chose again with the promise that it was only fair that we would return again to ensure we left no stone unturned!

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ReneeN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service; wonderful drinks and apps to die for. Thank you Oakleys you made our visit to Indianapolis memorable!

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butchv
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exceptional as was the service of the staff. Noise was a problem as it is with all restaurant's today. Will return for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, drinks, service, and quiet ambiance

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AlyssaO
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been to many restaurants in Indy and Oakley’s time and time again, never fails on the food (& service, etc.). Every meal we’ve gotten has been 10/10 and also at a good value and friendly place. Our favorite restaurant in the area!

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AllisonM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Great service and food. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!!

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SandyM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dining experience. I ordered the Wild Mushroom "Paella" that was delicious. I understand it's a vegetarian dish and I'm not a necessarily vegetarian, but it was flavorful and very satisfying. The flavors and textures went together so well, I did not miss meat! My husband had the trout and loved it. Likewise, a lot of creativity going on with both dishes and the total price was very reasonable, even with a bottle of wine, an appetizer and dessert.

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SeekingGoodFood
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon dish was Devine

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mpuffin
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the most delicious dining experiences ever!

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LaurenW
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The temperature was too hot inside the restaurant. The food was exquisite and had beautiful presentation.

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OpusMary
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite it being New Year’s Eve, one of the worst nights to eat out, service was wonderful, food was amazing and we felt very celebrated!

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YKTR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were seated uncomfortably close to another couple. If I had wanted to go on a double date, I would have chosen my own friends. Fixed menu OK, appetizers were fantastic, entrees mediocre, dessert great (except for adding bananas to the cheesecake..no thanks. We were seated between two couples, I sat on the crack of the seat...all for the honor of paying almost $300 for an experience that was pretty mediocre. We were very excited to try this place and NY Eve seemed like it would be a great time to drive over, but we felt we have had MUCH better experiences at other high end spots around town. Also, did you all go to the western outlet store for your staff attire?

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vipCMFalk
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with our chicago friends who have a pallet hard to please and they were beyond impressed! Loved everything from the shrimp corn dogs, to the drink
Menu and the short ribs. Nicely done!

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vipindyrealtor1
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional! Love Oakleys!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Indy!!!

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vipEleanorH
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butternut squash soup is the BEST!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was perfection. Chef Oakley is a culinary genius. The dishes come out so elegant and beautiful you almost don’t want to eat them, but when you do, it’s the best meal you will ever have. This was our second time at Oakley’s and we will certainly be back for me. Thank you to the Oakley’s staff and Chef Oakley for another amazing night out.

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vipOldBob
Indiana
125 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The always provide options that blend a variety of ingredients into a fantastic taste experience. Yesterday the clam chowder and the salmon tart were splendid.

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LauraD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OAKLEY'S didn't disappoint - we had an awesome dinner and experience and the food was awesome!!

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JenniferR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve Oakley does everything right. This place is often overlooked and shouldn't be - the food is some of the best in the state, hands down. We had the prime rib dumplings, the scallops, the salmon (which was melt in your mouth), short ribs and the chicken and pork belly - and the drinks... amazing - the best part - we love the ease of the location and watching them cook everything in the open kitchen. AMAZING as always!

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CaryC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly makes the list for one of our favorite restaurants in Indy! The offerings are always unique with some of our favorites such as shrimp corn dogs, butternut squash, salmon and the trout dinners. Can’t wait to return !

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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vipClaudia
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a nice big table with friends and everything was delicious and everyone energetic and happy customers all around.

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Lynn
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, our server knew the menu well and gave good perspectives on each dish. Food is always great and beautiful. Love to see some new things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always on point, delicious and a mix of wonderful flavors and textures.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipfredC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed Oakley's cuisine and atmosphere. Our 12/15/21 meals was enjoyable; great service, great atmosphere, nice presentation, and a good value. However, my wife's trout was very salty, and smaller than the usual portion. Our guest made no comments on their entrees' taste etc.. Every body raved about the appetizers. So, silence on their entrees spoke volumes. (Striped Sea Bass and ??)
We will be back!!! After many years, only one mediocre meal, not bad.

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heatherc
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a warm setting. This is a favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, flavorful & well worth a visit! My favorite place!

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vipkimdepp
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived we were greeted and seated at a lovely table. The meal was delicious. The soup was fantastic also. The wine was excellent. Our service was stellar. All in all a perfect meal.

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vipWinB
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

First time dining there for lunch. Food was great.

FAQs

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 1940 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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