OAKLEYS bistro

4.9
1626 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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paisleyjackson3
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
12 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.

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Lynn
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and fabulous creative food!

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vipRenaeB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef never disappoints- meal was fantastic and the take home Lobster Bisque was even better than dinner ! The staff is always delightful as well!

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Wally
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great wait staff. Perfect evening

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vipVeronicaL
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Innovative, great presentation and delicious!

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AaronK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Oakley's on 10-27-20, our first time there, and we put this restaurant on our "JUST LOVE TO GO TO LIST"! The host, who seated us was pleasant and welcoming and had a great sense of humor, as did the wonderful waitress. The ambiance of the dining room was awesome, with comfortable, stylish tables, lighting and music that was relaxing. The cleanliness and safe practices there, made us feel comfortable, in the pandemic. The Chefs did an awesome job, with the quality, preparation, and presentation of the various eclectic food courses that we ordered. We are now on the "LONG LIST OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE SHRIMP CORN DOG"! We also, ordered the rosemary bread boule', with the Dijon butter, the buffalo cauliflower, appetizers, and for entrees, Tilapia, and Grilled Tenderloin. For dessert, the chocolate whiskey cake, which had various garnishes of candied pineapple, nuts, chocolate ganache, and artisan cookies and cream, ice cream scoop. This was presented on a rectangular, great for sharing plate. When we were growing up our older relatives, instilled that you must always, "SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT"! When sharing at this restaurant, the portion sizes are just right, where you will be able to try all the different courses. We feel that this restaurant and how it was planned and executed by the Chef/Owner, and all the various people there, is very "CLEVER, ECLECTIC, HIGH-QUALITY, ENJOYABLE, AND FUN"! After dining there we can truly understand, how Chef Oakley, was one of the people who had the ingenue to "BEAT BOBBY FLAY" "THANKS", to the team there for the wonderful A+ experience! PS: The seasonings and pairings of different items, that compliment or contrast on the plate, is pure "GENIUS"!!!

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MarahP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley’s is always excellent! Top to bottom, beginning to end - perfection!

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Maria
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu changes so new things to look forward to trying and the food is consistently outstanding! We have been to Oakley's five times in two years since we moved to the area, and each time everything was great. The restaurant is cozy, wait staff friendly and attentive without being too much, wine list good, and the food is amazing. Every dish is so flavorful and memorable. This is our favorite restaurant in the Indy area. We always recommend it to our friends and take people out of town there.

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JakeG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service & great food. Highly recommend the Onion soup & the Duck

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vipBrownCoFoodie
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Oakley's and it will be the first of many. With the great selection of items, we chose 3 starters and 2 small plates as well as a dessert to share. Everything had so much attention to detail and taste...we loved it. The service was second to none. All the staff was so attentive. We will be back!

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vipsdrinder
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome gem in Indy. Never had a bad experience there.

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vipJohnB
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the drive. Old favs (shrimp corn dog and meatloaf) still awesome. Newbies creative and delicious (TN Eggroll, prime rib dumplin). Enjoyed the cocktail and wine list... kith n kin so good... plus the bourbon sour and grapefruit martini...glad we had a ride home. I’m too lazy to look up our waiter but he was super.

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vipFinedine
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing evening when we go to Oakleys. The service, the atmosphere and the complex layers of flavors in the food are all so appreciated. Thanks for a great anniversary evening!

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vipKristy
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for our Anniversary Dinner - The meal, and service were excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The Seafood Corndogs were better then we anticipated. The potato bacon soup was different then one would normally expect but we basically wanted to lick our plates clean

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Moose
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar as always!

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MrDjs
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was unique and innovative and it was hard to choose from the many delicious sounding options. Appeared to have vegetarian friendly items on the menu, along with a long list of cocktails. Our food was amazing and presentation was great as well. High quality food at a good price for quality! Our meal for 2 people with alcoholic beverages and appetizer was just over $100. Will definitely come here again.

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vipBobB
Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolute dining pleasure. Must go visit and enjoy a high quality experience with fantastic flavors

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Oakley and his entire TEAM made our Mom’s 72nd Birthday a COMPLETE SUCCESS! The drinks, the ambiance, THE FOOD all TOP NOTCH! Thank you!!

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Michael
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Oakley's several times and the food and service is always excellent!
I would highly recommend the shrimp corn dogs!

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Rayray
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time going to lunch here. Great variety of proteins ! Love the salad and soups. Can’t go wrong with this place.

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vipJLCS
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley's never disappoints. We went for a quiet lunch and the food and service were great as always. If you have never tried Oakley's you are in for a treat. The food is not only a work of art but also tastes amazing. I have been here many times and have never had a bad meal.

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mobileagbell
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Oakley’s was outstanding. We had a shareable, an appetizer, two main courses, a desert and two bottles of wine. Every item, from the homemade butter for the bread to the desert was simply wonderful.

The presentations set the stage for each dish, building excitement for each bite. And each bite did not disappoint. The care and ingredients used result in food that is so delicious.

No matter where I travel I look forward to returning home and to Oakley’s.

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LeighD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They know exactly how to make the evening and meal memorable every time! Perfect food and sizing with just the right level of attentiveness. Best spot in Indy and Mario Andretti was dining there too 👌

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vipLobe
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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OrganicFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Oakleys for our 10th anniversary and we were blown away! We’re from out of town and, being a big foodie, I wanted a special dining experience for our anniversary. I searched for farm to table restaurants with good reviews and took my chances when I made a reservation, plus I was impressed by the Beat Bobby Flay winning corndogs on the menu. When we arrived, they had a private table for us with an awesome view of all the kitchen action! We ordered a shrimp corndog and a few appetizers to try. Save yourself the trouble and just order 6 to start with! We ended up ordering more, along with the pulled pork eggrolls. The pork belly was also outstanding, and the wagyu steak was cooked to perfection with such incredible flavor. Every single thing that was brought to us was a delight to the senses. The presentation was absolutely top notch! The sticky date cake and s’mores desserts were the perfect end to the meal. I cannot rave about Oakleys enough! The service was outstanding and I could eat here every day. We’ll definitely be dining here when we come back into town!

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DonM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of many dining experiences to come at this fantastic restaurant.

An out of town business associate and I found this "jewel" restaurant on line and thought it would have an acceptable atmosphere and food and decided to give it a try. WOW!! The restaurant and the food were way beyond our expectations.....and we have eaten in many places in many states. The ambiance was great, the restaurant layout and decorum was upscale but overly classy, and the meal was exceptionally good, and our server was outstanding. Both my business associate and I had the Sea Bass and it was amazing, as was the presentation; the best either of us have ever had. Oakley's Bistro is a must for anyone with an appetite for amazingly good food and terrific setting and atmosphere.

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LeighD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best kept secret-restaurant in Indianapolis. It is fantastic in every way - simple as that! 👌

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vipJakeTheBear
Indiana
48 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bravo, Oakleys Bistro lives up to its reputation. The menu is eclectic. Some choices are not the usual construct, but always surprisingly delicious. All seafood dishes were cooked to perfection (i.e. not overcooked as occurs frequently in some establishments). I highly recommend this place for those who like fine dining prepared properly. And you will probably find the owner/chef working in the kitchen and the serving staff always in motion to serve their patrons.

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vipRicoop
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, the wine, and the service was outstanding. Definitely worth the 25+ mile drive each way.

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vipLouiseT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal!! Superb service! Felt very safe with tables far from one another. We always have a terrific experience at Oakley’s Bistro. Well worth the 1/2 hour drive for us.

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JessicaS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal overall, accompanied by excellent service. I will be back.

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vipShotgun
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Might add some outside heaters so we can enjoy eating out later this fall. We sat outside and it was about 60 degrees and still very pleasant but that won't last long.

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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 1626 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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