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Lennie's, Bloomington, IN

Lennie's

4.6
4.6
235 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 19 times today

Dining areas

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 235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bloomington

    Best Overall

  • Bloomington

    Best Food

  • Bloomington

    Best Service

  • Bloomington

    Best Ambiance

  • Bloomington

    Best Value

  • Bloomington

    Good for special occasions

  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. Harlene

    Indiana

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We go to Lennies about once a month because we know how good our food will be. (We always order the same thing though). 😂
  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and beer. Nice service and good atmosphere.
  3. RichardM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our food was excellent. We had a picky eater and they were most flexible to accomodate his need. Beer selection was great! Weekends feature $5 mimosas//////1
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and wonderful food! The focaccia bread is fantastic!
  5. ErinS

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and service as usual! Lennie’s always seems well-managed, service is like clockwork and servers are always friendly and knowledgeable. Good high-quality food and beer is happily consistent. Regulars for life!
  6. MichaelN

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pizza, flatbreads and sandwiches were fantastic!
  7. ChristopherC

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff. They moved us up to the bar so we could watch the IU Illinois game, even after we ordered and ate our soup. Very cool.
  8. Ceeline

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was there visiting my child and everyone enjoyed their meal. Staff was very accommodating of our later arrival. Can’t wait to dine there again
  9. Sunnyside13

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding, great food, great meeting place.
  10. AmandaS

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the variety and specials offered.
  11. Jeff

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great atmosphere. Would certainly recommend
  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great. Service was spectacular!
  13. Carol

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service on what was a very busy night, food excellent as always.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We tried Lennie’s because it was rated as one of the top 5 restaurants in Bloomington on Open Table. Ignorantly, we went to a pizza joint and ordered pasta, which I can’t recommend. The seating service was great, but the server was also having to cover the bar and therefore service was adequate but not good. There was nothing negative about the experience, but nothing worth endorsing either.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! I love the foccacia bread and the roast garlic with it!
  16. Kathy

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    French onion soup was outstanding, as was the potato cabbage soup. Penne pasta delicious and yummy with fresh garlic flavor. Star of the meal was the side of roasted vegetables. Best veggies I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Sorry, no room for dessert, but know it would have been delicious! Quick and helpful service too.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    It was okay. I know they were very busy, we were told that when we walked in. The service was very good, but the food was okay. We had the meatballs to start, definitely needed the sauce bc they were bland. The sauce was very good. The French onion soup was a big disappointment!!-that's what I was looking forward to the most😕 I had the Reuben, which was as very good, and chips for my side...I'm sure they were from a big bag of Lays, definitely not made in the restaurant. It's not a place I would choose to go to again.
  18. WilliamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great - food, service and location!
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

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

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience at a favorite place.
  21. MarkF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  22. 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.
  23. JimL

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.
  24. Chicastle

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our food and service was wonderful!
  25. 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.
  26. jamesg

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

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

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is fantastic and very friendly people. Love the flatbreads.
  28. steve

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food good...service great and friendliness out of the park.
  29. 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
  30. Jamie

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 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!
  31. knkmitch

    Kuala Lumpur

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice simple night out. Casual and good food
  32. frequentdiner

    New England

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 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.
  33. KellieS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  34. 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!
  35. RobynH

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 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.
  36. TXJoyFoodie25

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was just ok. Service was friendly and attentive.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parents weekend
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. familyfoodies

    Columbus

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 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.

FAQs

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

Lennie's is rated 4.6 stars by 235 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 19 times today
Google Map for Lennie's

514 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408

Dining areas

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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