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Lennie's, Bloomington, IN

Lennie's

4.5
4.5
217 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pub, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 323-2112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joel Hearth

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Cross street

    Kirkwood and Indiana

  • Parking details

    More than 100 metered spaces within two blocks of Lennie's.IU lots behind the Von Lee, behind Lennie’s and the Poplars garage at 6th and Dunn (excluding numbered, leased, permit only spaces) are all FREEafter 5pm and on weekends.The municipal lot at 4th has meters but is FREE after 5pm and on weekends.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 217 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the nicest server ever - made us feel right at home on a busy Football weekend. Great food too!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience at a favorite place.
  3. MF

    MarkF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lenny’s was very good. We made reservations and our table was ready even though we arrived a little early. This was on a football game day. The pimento cheese appetizer was excellent and the pizza very good.
  4. a

    alexw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for early or late dinner. I’ve been multiple times with and without reservation and it has been exceptional every attendance. I enjoyed khaia as our server, gave ample space, no words to rush us, recommended their favorites and was very attentive and helpful toward our needs.
  5. JL

    JimL

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our hostess was welcoming and seated us promptly. We told our waitress we needed to be out in time for a basketball game and she said “no problem” . She was extremely pleasant and attentive. The food was superb as always. Best gourmet pizza in Btown. Great experience.
  6. C

    Chicastle

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our food and service was wonderful!
  7. HG

    HoosierGirl

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I had lunch at Lennie's with three friends this past week. I thought the food was good although the service was a bit slow. They were not busy when we arrived (we had a reservation) but by the time we left, there was a line of folks waiting to get seated.
  8. j

    jamesg

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and excellent ale--especially the Rooftop IPA. Service was first-rate.
  9. KP

    KellyP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is fantastic and very friendly people. Love the flatbreads.
  10. s

    steve

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food good...service great and friendliness out of the park.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Pizza arrived with salads and appetizers and was luke warm at best. Disappointing
  12. J

    Jamie

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First let me say it was a busy Homecoming weekend at IU. We had a dinner reservation for 8:15 but were in the area early and they worked us in quickly for a table for 2. The waiter greeted us shortly after we were seated. We ordered salads and the Santa Fe chicken pizza. Both were good and hit the spot. We would return when in Bloomington again!
  13. k

    knkmitch

    Kuala Lumpur

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice simple night out. Casual and good food
  14. f

    frequentdiner

    New England

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    must-have Voodoo Chili - hot, but delicious. Roasted veggies with tarragon mayo also excellent though large size portion.
  15. KS

    KellieS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location to meet my daughter and her boyfriend for a Sunday lunch. Sat outside and the weather was perfect. Great offering of food and we enjoyed salads to pizzas. Very pleased.
  16. KR

    KenR

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good restaurant, for Bloomington- I would come back anytime!
  17. RH

    RobynH

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was ok, nothing outstanding. Thought pizza would be better in the wood burning oven but not fabulous.
  18. TX

    TXJoyFoodie25

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was just ok. Service was friendly and attentive.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parents weekend
  20. AD

    AudraD

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always try to stop at Lennie's when in B-town. Food is always really good, and always good to chat for a few minutes with Matt, the manager. The beer this time was oddly not that great... not sure why. But it won't keep us from going back again, maybe just a fluke this time.
  21. CS

    ClaytonSH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    We are outside which was lovely. Service was good but a bit slow. Beers were excellent.
  22. f

    familyfoodies

    Columbus

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lennie's has a great variety of food that's not just your typical bar fare and it is elevated. The stromboli was bursting with filling and flavor. The wings were meaty with just the right amount of heat. And, there was a nice selection of local brews on tap.
  23. KB

    KristaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I've been a regular customer for many many years, since working there 20+ years ago, but this will be my last visit. Fearing it would be busy with the start of student move in week, I made a reservation. We were seated in the middle of the room upstairs vs a "nice" table. I had hoped that a reservation would have provided a seat at our time but also a nice seat. That did not happen so perhaps they do not put much priority on reservations? If that is the case, why have the app? The service was on the brink of careless and not very personable. Our appetizers arrived with the food and our pizza had clearly been sitting for some time as it was a bit soggy and not hot. We never got to share these impressions with our server because they did not come back to check on us for a long time - at which point we had decided to eat because it had take a LONG time to get the food! I understand if they were packed that the food would take some time, but they weren't. If they were busy and the food would be delayed, some update would have been appreciated or getting the appetizer first would have been helpful. Poor service and poor quality food is not a good combination, especially for a place we had planned to visit and were looking forward to eating at. The other two in our party had no complaints aside from the long wait. The bill was high for this subpar experience. I've been patient with the slowly eroding service and quality, but this was the tipping point. I likely will not return. It's just not that special to warrant the wait and to have to endure the poor service. Many other places with better service and fresh food in town.
  24. VS

    VickieS

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great. The sandwich had different bread than usual, which was not as good. Otherwise good service and personalities. Will definitely come back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Highly recommend!
  26. BB

    BrianB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lennies is always consistent. Good food and service. Great value
  27. C

    Carol

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable, the food is delectable, service outstanding, and the mini chocolate mousse is a perfect ending.
  28. JR

    JohnR

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    First time to their new location. Menu has changed. Food isn’t as good.
  29. j

    jimh

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Chips served with queso were totally stale - service was friendly but slow - pizza was ok but wings were a little tough
  30. CL

    CandyLand

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Lennie’s!! The food is always great. The service is good. Fantastic atmosphere. Can’t beat Lennie’s!!
  31. H

    Harlene

    Indiana

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lennies is one of our favorite Bloomington restaurants. Their homemade dough and craft beers are SO GOOD!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Server was fabulous!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was out of more than 50% of the menu, our waitress was extremely disorganized and forgot multiple items, multiple times. Some of the menu items that were available were being made differently due to missing ingredients. Absolutely horrible experience. I made the reservation weeks ago for a graduation weekend dinner with a group of 9 and was extremely disappointed. The restaurant should not charge $15 a person for cancellations if they cannot even make the food listed on the menu.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Mothers Day lunch. Nice spot in Downtown Bloomington. Sat on patio and really enjoyed our meal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Graduation. It was good and friendly service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation….it was great
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  38. CM

    ConstanceM

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very good bbq pizza and salads - service was exceptional
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, atmosphere, and best of all, great food! We'll be back!
  40. B

    Becca

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Went for grad dinner but the only reservation time available was 345 pm. THE PLACE WAS EMPTY I’m sure they were expecting people later. I am not familiar with the restaurant but it would have been so much nicer to eat in upstairs area. I did make reservation and upstairs ambiance better. The floor downstairs was dirty around our area. Our waitress was a delight. It was just an ok experience

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 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Lennie's

514 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kirkwood and Indiana

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pub, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    More than 100 metered spaces within two blocks of Lennie's.IU lots behind the Von Lee, behind Lennie’s and the Poplars garage at 6th and Dunn (excluding numbered, leased, permit only spaces) are all FREEafter 5pm and on weekends.The municipal lot at 4th has meters but is FREE after 5pm and on weekends.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joel Hearth

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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