OAKLEYS bistro

4.8
1068 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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...
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(317) 824-1231
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Steven J. Oakley
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Private party facilities
Private Party Options Available, call for details
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Private party contact
Chris Hopkins: (317) 824-1231
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Catering
Catering Options Available
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Cross street
86th & Ditch Road
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Parking details
Plenty of well-lit, up front parking is available as well as a ramped drop-off/pick-up curb.
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Entertainment
No live entertainment
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Dinners, Tuesday Wine Tastings 5-6pm, holiday happenings
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1068 People Are Saying
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4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Consistently outstanding- even with young kids. ❤️

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite for years and where we go when we want something special.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The menu was great, and the food was amazing. We will be back again soon!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a great meal having the 5 course tasting menu. This was the best meal that we have had in a very long time. We brought friends with us who appreciated the food, service, and ambiance as much as we did. Thank you Chef Steve and Chris for a great time.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Innovative chef owned restaurant that presents all the details to a memorable dining experience. From the fresh herbs growing at the front door to the delicious ending with dessert and every entree in between. I started out with a refreshing basil gimlet cocktail and the bacon wrapped apricots . A wonderful taste sensation ! The dish I selected was a smoked duck that was moist and flavorful . It was accompanied by an ancient grain and miniature vegetables with a carrot ginger purée. Every bite was perfection. I found a good white burgundy on the list to add to the mix. Afterwards I had a delicious cup of coffee with a warm lemon ricotta cake & house made ice cream.
This dining experience is one I will not forget . If you are entertaining out of town guests I suggest you take them here and they will marvel how lucky we are to have such a dining spot like this in the neighborhood as it could match any experience in a larger city.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food was amazing! Great place.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was deliciously prepared with great presentation. Our waiter was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wow! This was a fabulous lunch experience. The food looked so beautiful when presented at our table. Better than the pictures online. And the taste was amazing. I would highly recommend Oakley's.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

When we travel from Fort Wayne to Indy, Oakley's Bistro is our top choice for a fine dining meal. The food is phenomenal. Chef Oakley is one of the best in the country. The menu is on the expensive side, but this is a 5 star restaurant. Chef Oakley personally watches over the entrees as his chefs prepare the food. Fantastic fine dining.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We enjoyed our meals and the overall experience, however, we were not enamored with the long table by the door. We would have preferred a table In the general dining room.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We dine at Oakley's for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, and as always it did not disappoint. The food is delicious, creative and impeccably prepared, and the service is professional and attentive but not intrusive. It seems to be a popular spot with customers who are regulars, and there's a nice energy in the dining room. We also like the open kitchen concept, where we can observe the chef and staff preparing the food.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Never had a bad meal. Love the presentations but the taste is out of this world. My favorite Indy restaurant! Great Wine list too!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Our server, Mary was terrific! The food was outstanding

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

One of, if not the best restaurant in Indy. Continues the high quality in all areas that Chef Oakley has had for such a long time. Congrats to everyone there for their ongoing great work!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Indianapolis, it's always been great!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

My wife and I really like and appreciate this restaurant and the service we have there. Our waiter was one of the best we have had in Indy, and the food is always excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

dinner as always was excellent. Service was just ok. most shocked that our waiter cleaned the table next to us brushing all the leftovers onto the floor. Caused me to look down and was kind grossed out by all the food on the floor. A shame as this has been our go to place!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Awesome food! Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The featured wines were good and not too pricey. The only negative was we had to wait 20 minutes for a table after our reservation time and we waited a bit for our server to show up after we were seated. There was a large party that we think got things a bit backed up. But once started, service was fine and we had a lovely, relaxing meal. Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

A great meal, fresh, seasonal ingredients, masterfully done. Good wine list. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants!!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Nice to have interesting and delicious food options! And the music at a level where you could have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great place for lunch. Delicious food, excellent service, as Oakley’s provides at dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is by far our favourite restaurant in town. Everything is consistently good - quality of food, service and ambiance. The menu changes with the seasons and quite often there are special dishes too. We never tire of eating here.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food and service. Excellent t recommendations from wait staff. Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Service is always excellent, selection and flavors outstanding. Best soups ... heck, best meal in Indianapolis.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The food was amazing!! The plates were small, but given the fact we were there for lunch, it was very acceptable. Cannot wait to try dinner there.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food, great waiter. Haven't been to Oakley's in many years and now I'm wondering why I haven't? Really fab

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great attention to detail high-quality ingredients results in great tasting meals

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent as always! Such creative and complex dishes. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lived in Carmel for 30 years... How have I not eaten here?!?! Wonderful meal! Felt like I was a Judge on Food Network ... This Chef is so good that he did "Beat Bobby Flay"
Food presentation was incredible. Just like you see on Food Network... so many unique ingredients but not crazy or weird. Had their salmon dish & it was amazing! A little pricey but
great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Greta food and great service

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was our first time to Oakleys Bistro and I wish I knew why it took us so long to check it out! Everything was delicious! From the Shrimp Corn Dogs to the Fish specials... amazing! Our server, Jack, had many great recommendations and he put up with our corny senses of humor like a champ! He made our evening perfect beginning to end! Can't wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Awesome!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was fantastic. First time I have been there and cannot wait to go back. It is my new favorite restaurant in Indy. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fantastic!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We visit Oakley's for special occasion dinners as was this one. We made reservations via OT about 5 days in advance for a Friday evening. We were seated in the back (fine with us) except our 2-top was rather squeezed in between two other 2-tops. Conversations between tables remained mostly private, but we do not particularly like this seating arrangement that is now popular in many restaurants. I've been to group dinners with six people where I was farther away from a friend than I was to the strangers at Oakley's. This will not serve as an obstacle for future special occasion dinners, but it will be taken in to account as we contemplate our options. Food is creatively different and delicious, a compelling reason to return.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We dine here often and are never disappointed. The food, service and ambiance are always excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We can count on Oakley’s for delicious and creative food, wonderful service, a relaxing evening, and a unique meal.

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