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Lennie's, Bloomington, IN

Lennie's

4.4
4.4
204 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 8 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

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What 204 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Hot Spot

  • Bloomington

    Most Booked

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  1. f

    frequentdiner

    New England

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    KellieS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  3. KR

    KenR

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good restaurant, for Bloomington- I would come back anytime!
  4. 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.
  5. TX

    TXJoyFoodie25

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parents weekend
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. f

    familyfoodies

    Columbus

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Highly recommend!
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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!!
  18. 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!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Server was fabulous!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation….it was great
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  25. 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
  26. 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!
  27. JL

    JoanL

    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
  28. LB

    LisaB

    Indiana

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came alittle early for our dinner reservation with our 89 year Father and they accommodated us! Thanks for excellent evening and service !
  29. JP

    JackiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. It's a bit pricey, however.
  30. j

    jenniferk

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice friendly local restaurant. We were happy that we decided to give Lennie’s a try.
  31. KS

    KimS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great Easter brunch with more than enough food! Our server went above and beyond. Will definitely be back for patio dining.
  32. H

    Harlene

    Indiana

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always look forward to driving down to Bloomington and heading to Lennie’s. The craft beers, homemade dough and our favorite toppings. The little decadent dessert is a wonderful closer. I love the pesto sauce
  33. AS

    AmandaS

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Always enjoy Lennie's! They were out of a few items, but the service was great.
  34. MW

    MojoW

    Columbus

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here as part of college visit. Very comfortable place with great food, service and beer selection! Highly recommend
  35. MB

    MaryleeB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Seated at a table in the aisle. Server kept trying to take away my GUEST"S chili before he was finished. I made reservation several days prior and still was given a LOUSY table.
  36. SO

    ScottO

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food at reasonable prices served quickly
  37. TM

    TMW1

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall, a nice experience and we will be back. Service started very slow but picked up once we ordered. Our server was friendly. The food was great. I would recommend the Chili and even though it appears under the appetizer section it is a full meal. Ahi tuna salad and pizza also very popular with our group. Average value with prices but quality of food made it worthwhile. The drink selection was fun including flavored sodas. Acoustics get loud quickly but for this occasion it didn't matter to us.
  38. P

    Presley

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was outstanding and the food was very good. The menu is very interesting with plenty of choices for a good drink and food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always. Efficient, but not hovering service.
  40. KC

    KaitlynC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our server was very kind and managed to get all of our orders right and deal with my sometimes…blunt father. He means well, but sometimes he can seem rude! Anyway, the place was nice. The music was a bit loud for 530 on a Thursday, especially because my dad is hard of hearing and background noise often impacts his hearing aids. Food was pretty good and arrived all correct and hot!

FAQs

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

Lennie's is rated 4.4 stars by 204 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 8 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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