OAKLEYS bistro

4.8
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1515 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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TimM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit and we chose it to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. It was a great place...great atmosphere and great food. We enjoyed the trip. We will visit again!

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BetsyW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our evening there. Our waiter was engaging and attentive with a nice sense of humor . We all loved what we got and the cocktails were great!!

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MaryS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Support your local restaurants at this difficult time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience. Great restaurant for a special occasion dinner

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Kate
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly and attentive. He maintained just the right balance between helpful and annoying. The food was delicious. My friend and I were both very happy with the entire experience. We will go back.

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TF2018
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal couldn’t have been better. Everything was excellent. Service was top notch and Chef Steve prepared the Maple Leaf Farms duck to perfection. I’ll be back with my wife next time we are In Indy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All is always good at OAKLEYS

JB
JohnB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Change in ambiance since last here. Noisier and trendier. Food still unique, service crisp and professional.

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vipDiner722
Indiana
138 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went here for dinner. It had been several months since we had been and we were sorry we had not been back sooner. We both had menu specials, I had Mahi-mahi and she had brisket. Both were outstanding. We usually do not have dessert but had a special dessert with ice cream and pudding that was outstanding together.

The service was outstanding. Our Server, Ben, might have been the best server we have had in some time and we eat out 2-4 times a week. He was very knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Overall, it made for a wonderful dinner.

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ToddS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb service.
We also got the best seat in the house overlooking the kitchen.

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vipElij
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived at the restaurant, our table was not ready. Within minutes they offered us The Chef’s Table! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! It is our favorite restaurant and what a treat to get to eat at the Chef’s Table. Highly recommend this restaurant!

JP
vipJimPurucker
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakleys Bistro is best of the best of the Indy local food scene. Steve Oakley has rocked it for almost 20 years with a fresh hip restaurant, menu and ambiance.

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PhilipR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time my wife and I have been there. It did not disappoint. Really great food and service. We plan on going back again real soon. The appetizers are the best, be sure to get the shrimp corn dog.

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vipKathyN
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Oakley's and it certainly won't be our last. The wait staff was friendly and on top of service. The food did not disappoint. The Shrimp Corn Dog appetizers are a must order. This was one menu that I truly would have ordered anything offered and I can't say that with most menu offerings.

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JohnT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Outstanding service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were top notch! Probably the best dessert we have ever had!

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vipJanet
Key West
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Quiet corner table. Staff is very attentive....

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vipPaulaD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing and the atmosphere is always alive. Thank you Chef Steve for another great experience!

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Neurosis
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was exquisite! Perfectly prepared. Full of complimentary flavors. Magnifique!

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LucasM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley's is easily one of the most underrated restaurants in Indy. Every dish I have had or have tasted is on point. While it is not in one of the culinary hotspots around town, Mass Ave, fountain square, Bripp etc., It absolutely should always be in the conversation of best places to eat. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was impeccable! Oakley's is always a treat.

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KyraO
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in Valentines Day. The menu was great, lots of options for everyone. Server was knowledgeable and helpful. Very attentive. Dessert was a highlight. We will be back again.

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LB23
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley's is a favorite of ours! The food is always delicious and the service outstanding! We highly recommend it!

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vipDianeP
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with a friend! OAKLEYS never disappoints.
Food and service are excellent!

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PamF
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always delicious!!

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vipEdwardH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and a creative meal!

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vipAlan
Indiana
61 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall okay. We were not impressed for the price. This is in a strip mall. I enjoy new restaurants with my wife but $10 for two cups of tea where they ration the cream and some mid rate bourbon at $15 a hit. Not worth it. Food was decent but when you ask for an alternate for the potatoes and get charged three bucks for Spinach it seems a bit much. We won’t be back.

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vipDennisM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Indy

DP
vipDaniP
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner
Almost all the dishes were excellent with several exceptions
So overall a very nice evening out to celebrate a birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was excellent, as usual, and the food was as good as any fine dining venue in the city.

Thanks for another exceptional experience!!

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ReneW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley's, in general, is one of my favorite restaurants in Indy. Steve (Oakley) is one of the City's most creative chefs and every experience has been amazing and keeps us coming back. The food is always visually stunning and Steve's unique twists on "common" dishes is incredible. We've gotten used to looking specifically for these on his menu, including the meatloaf and his Toad In a Hole. For this year's Devour Indy, Pork and Beans was among the appetizers. We knew this would have to be over the top, and IT WAS! My PB&J Foie Gras was such a unique and unbelievably delicious presentation. We were surprised, for the more than reasonable per person cost, that everything was served in full portions, so truly a great value. Not to be ignored, Oakley's servers are always super pleasant, extremely attentive and helpful, and full of personality. Good service can be a game-changer in Indy's competitive restaurant industry, and this also includes the always personable and personal greeting from Chris, Oakley's hostess (although she's more than that!). I promise you this, we will be back … again and again.

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AlexC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. Thank you to everyone for a great dinner!

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SeanT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Great place for a date night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner! Will come back again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliably excellent. The food and service continue to be among the very best in Indy.

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vipDWDIN
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We went for the devour Indy but the beef stew is very salty. When I asked some bread or rice to mix it, they charged me extra for the bread. A bit disappointed dinner.

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Sandy
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oakley’s never disappoints. In addition to great food they have a wine list that never disappoints

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vipSuzanneP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and attentive service

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Tigerjoe
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal. Their preparations are not only easy on the eyes but also loved by the stomach.

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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 4.8 stars by 1515 OpenTable diners.

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