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About OAKLEYS bistro
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...
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
86th & Ditch Road
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
No live entertainment
Catering Options Available
Plenty of well-lit, up front parking is available as well as a ramped drop-off/pick-up curb.
Steven J. Oakley
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Options Available, call for details
Private Party Contact:
Chris Hopkins: (317) 824-1231
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Dinners, Tuesday Wine Tastings 5-6pm, holiday happenings
OAKLEYS bistro Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I celebrated a combination anniversary and birthday at Oakley's Bistro. We had had lunch there previously but had not been there for dinner. The experience was outstanding. The restaurant is in an unassuming location in a strip mall on the north side of Indianapolis (86th and Ditch Rd), but it offers first-rate cuisine. We each had a drink and split the bacon-wrapped apricots (delicious!) and an interesting fall harvest salad to start. For entrees, my wife had Stanley's Meatloaf (great!) with a side of Kung Pao brussel sprouts, and I had braised short ribs (excellent!) with a side of mac and goat cheese (wow!). Everything was creatively combined with wonderful layers of flavors. You could easily get by without the sides, but we're glad we got them because they were really great. We finished everything off by splitting a seasonal dessert sampler. The service was excellent; our waitress was very attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant -- cozy and not too loud. While the total tab was higher than what we would usually have going out to dinner, we thought it was well worth it. Oakley's is a great place for foodies and one we would recommend for special occasions or just a great night out.
What can I say that I haven't already mentioned in previous reviews? Oakley's never disappoints in all the times we've visited. It seems to be our "go to" restaurant and for good reason. The food is prepared with attention paid to the slightest detail including the nice hot plates that keeps everything yummy to the last bite. Food combinations are creative and we love the use of vegetables - still very much lacking in many other eateries. All members of our party of six were happy and content with their selections.
I think Oakley's sometimes gets forgotten these days with so many new dining options in town. I have to say, Oakley's is tried and true and has never disappointed. We were thrilled with our entire meals, as always. We recently tried one of the new restaurants. It was fine, but Oakley's shines. You will enjoy great service, wonderful food and a beautiful atmosphere. Don't let the strip mall location keep you away!
As always, Oakley's Bistro was wonderful. The wait staff is attentive without being obtrusive. I never feel rushed. The shrimp corn dogs are an absolute must. All the dishes are so well thought out and everything on the plate compliments the other ingredients. I'm always amazed at how delicious the food is. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.
WOW!! What a find!! The shrimp corn dogs set the tone for an awesome meal. I chose to have tilapia, and my beautiful date had the meatloaf (oddly enough, she doesn't like meatloaf). Both meals arrived to table and were like works of art. Flavors that were out of this world, and portions that left us both satisfied, but not miserable. Highly recommend the chocolate whiskey cake. Atmosphere was a little noisy, and tables seemed very close together. Definitely will be making a return trip soon. Truly top 5 in Indy!!
I come back to Oakley's two or three times per year, every year since they opened. I love Steve's craftsmanship in the kitchen. This time around, we had butternut soup, eggplant soup, the mushroom paella and pasta w/meatballs. All delicious, but all incredibly salty. This is the first time that everything came to the table over salted, and alarmingly so. I hope it is not a trend.
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