Lennie's

4.5
86 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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At Lennie's, you'll likely find IU professors enjoying pints after class, groups catching a bite after an IU Auditorium performance, or couples enjoying a first date. Lennie's friendly, cozy environment, and great food attract a diverse crowd. Lennie's supports local farmers and believes in sustainably sourced ingredients. We're also proud to serve Bloomington Brewing Company's unfiltered, artisan ales, fresh from the source.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outstanding service
Good tasting food. Girlfriend loved the pasta, I thought the pizza was a bit dry, but yummy toppings.
Great beer and great dessert.
I should’ve asked to have the music turned up, we were there around 4:30pm and it was almost too quiet.
Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, in perfect weather, excellent service and fantastic food!

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professor
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always excellent food...worth the hours drive to get there.

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vipchristinem
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - as always! Thank you for helping make Easter special for my parents - who don't get out for their weekly Lennie's trip anymore:).

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BrianB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Bloomington. Highly recommend for all occasions.

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CattyG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lennie’s has always been tasty. The restaurant could use some updates. More decor?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Solid service. Friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service and pizza was overloaded with Gorgonzola. However, the salad was good.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent pizza and great atmosphere. The price/value was good.

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TXJoyFoodie25
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Kind and excellent service. Good food. The wood fired vegetable plate was a generous portion, meant to be shared, and absolutely delicious. Has that college town vibe that’s fun. Seating was well spaced out for covid protocols.

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Dakpope
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The pizza we had was great! There was a lot of space between each table as well, which was helpful for covid.

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vipKathyM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lennie's is one of our new favorite lunch spots. I'm all about the tofu sandwich, and hubby loves their pizzas and stroms. They have a nice Sunday brunch and local beer as well. Always great service too!

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vipchristinem
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lennie's is one of the best things about Bloomington!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cara the manager and our waitress was amazing! She was extremely friendly, personable, and grateful that we chose Lennie’s. We will definitely be back!

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Smgfoodie
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out to eat indoors since the COVID pandemic started. Our group felt completely safe. Lennies was following the CDC guidelines. They took our temps before being seated. The tables were safely placed. Everyone had a mask on. As usual the service and food at Lennies is always excellent.

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Mamastewie
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Lennies was great. Food was an excellent value and as always delicious!

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ChristinaB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Introduced friends from out of town to Lennie's. Everyone was able to find something they liked. Wonderful as usual.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was so cold at our table that we had to keep our coats on at dinner. The food was delicious. But, we were disappointed that they only had soda in cans and not fountain. Also, appeared to only have one server for the entire dining room. We didn’t get the attention we needed.

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MTMom
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We hadn't been to Lennie's in years, and I'm so glad that we decided to give it a try! The food was wonderful. It was a little slow...we were there for about an hour before we actually had any food, but my 9-year-old said that it was worth the wait!

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JimB
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good, reduced menu due to Covid. I was ok with wine list but wife wanted Moscato. Service was fine and overall experience was good.

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markc
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there 2/6/2021 to celebrate a friend's birthday; had a great meal with excellent beer selection; our server was excellent and on top of every need we had. Even though the entree selection is small the food was excellent and I cannot wait to go back again. This will become one of my "go to " pleaces in Bloomington.

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vipArtN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The pizza was outstanding and the beer was terrific

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vipBrianB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Outstanding value. Please support our local restaurants during COVID-19.

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vipLisa
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant week dinner - our server was knowledgeable and attentive with great recommendations.

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Christopher
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, caring crew who are genuinely glad that you are there.

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vipHarlene
Indiana
51 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lennie’s food, beer, wine and atmosphere. You always know it will be excellent.

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vipDaveInFishers
Indiana
62 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It's hard to leave hungry.

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Ohyum
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside on Kirkwood with the Sample Gates in the background! Our server was amazing, very attentive.

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DonG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good. But we asked for ice water with lemon and the glasses came with like 2 ice cubes in each glass which melted quickly. Our service was good otherwise. Wood definitely eat there again.

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Penny1255
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We just had a create your own pizza. But for $25 for a small pizza it was just ok. Had better. We hadn't been to new place, Liked outdoor seating. And the fact that Kirkwood is blocked off.

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Flayla
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had several very nice and helpful servers. Great atmosphere sitting outside and the food was really tasty! Top notch overall.

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vipJenniferC
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service! Thank you for a fun evening!

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Amos
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best salad with ahi tuna - so delicious! I love eating outside on their patio. Lennies is one of our favorites and the owner has a heart for serving the community.

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ChrisP
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Long time Lennie’s fan, first time in their new downtown location. Food was ok. Ambiance was ok. Service was ok. So actually, this is a step down from the old Lennie’s. Will try again soon and hope for a return to better!

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vipLori
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time here. The wings were awesome and so was my salad. Pass on the focaccia bread. Most importantly our service was beyond excellent. So friendly and efficient.

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HeatherL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

New name? Old and dated decor. Bloomington Beer Co should get away fast! Food way overpriced for what felt like a senior citizen diner except for the pizzas. Our pizzas were decent but again wat overpriced for value. Will never return nor will my college age daughters and friends.

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kimc
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was decent. First ordered a Prosecco which was actually a Brut. Spinach artichoke torte was good but served cold which we didn’t expect. I ordered Salmon which was decent. Friend ordered Tilapia and other ordered a pasta special. All were fine but not a lot of flavor. Steamed vegetables were very bland. Cheesecake was good for desert. Brownie cherry cordial ice cream special was good but would have been soooo much better if brownie had been served warm. Ambiance was great. Server not very attentive but pleasant.

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MichaelH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been fans of Lennie's for many years. This was our first visit to the new location and it didn't disappointment. Loved the new space and food was as good as ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on Sunday. Large group. Love this place!!! Finally a restaurant that doesn’t shoehorn you into a table!!! Quiet, relaxing meal. Lots of families there. Will definitely go here again!!!!!food was fantastic.

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SteveH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have always loved Lennies. They need to spruce up the new location's decor. its very dry, mundane. Need to decorate maybe with some memorabilia. Something... it looks like an old lady decorated it.

FAQs

Lennie's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 323-2112.

Lennie's is rated 4.5 stars by 86 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.