Lennie's

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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. Chef Dustin Bowman keeps the kitchen steady with perennial guest favorites and innovative specials. 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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the pasta dishes and portobello sandwich. Nice beer selection and the focaccia with roasted garlic was delicious!

VN
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as good since you moved. On Saturday they didn’t have fries ran out the day before. Beer was very warm went we got it. Like I said not as good since the move. We have been there several times.

IU
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very glad that Lennie's moved from 10th St to Kirkwood. Excellent location now and love the patio. I have lunched three times already since they moved and recommend it highly. Also happy that they have subscribed to Open Table: a real service to be able to make online reservations.

Lennie's
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hi--Thanks for your review! So glad to hear you like our new location. =)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting our son at IU

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food portions are huge, food is delicious

Lennie's
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thanks, Audra! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

uncrowded Saturday IU game day brunch, enjoyed server-recommended selection(s) popular with patrons, comfortable seating in environment fairly conducive to pleasant conversation, ambiance marked by an overall sense of casual ease in dining

Lennie's
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review Lennie's! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Lennie’s for lunch and was impressed! We got seated promptly and had a delicious lunch of the beet salad and tilapia sandwich. The red pepper vinaigrette is delicious and my friend raved about his tilapia!

Lennie's
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thanks so much for your review! So glad you had a great experience. =)

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Got there a little early and table was ready for us! Set with menus and all. Waitress had waters at our table right away and was with us immediately. Great service great food, I highly recommend the Market BLT when available in the summer months!

Lennie's
Responded on September 27, 2019

That BLT though--so good! Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great service in setting up a party of 24. excellent time had by all for a large party. very good food and service!

Lennie's
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thanks, John! Glad to hear you had a great experience!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Waitstaff and hostesses were extremely helpful and nice.

Lennie's
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed the service--we have a great staff!

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E
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was terrible and the food was mediocre. We had two or three different servers and had to wait a long time just to get water. My salad was good, but the French Dip was tough. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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Indiana
211 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have gone to Lennie's since it opened on Tenth Street many years ago, and will continue going in its new location on Kirkwood, even though parking is more difficult and it is no longer walking distance from my office. The new location has more room plus outside tables Food and beer are still great. The negative is that it is very noisy inside.

Lennie's
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks for your review! We added a bunch of sound dampening panels to the space before we moved, but we realize we still need more. We're currently exploring ways to improve the sound. I appreciate your continued support. =)

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j
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great place, open late. Nice wine list with a few really good values. Check it out, you will not be dissapointed

Lennie's
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks, Jeffrey--glad to hear you had a great visit! Hope to see you again soon. =)

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BG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I went Saturday night after the IU vs Eastern Illinois football game. We made a reservation for 6:45pm. The app was super easy to use! We got there at 6:40ish and were seated right away even though there was a big group ahead of us!

Overall it was a great experience. Our server was Nick and he was amazing! So nice and gave good recommendations. We both had the bacon turkey sandwich (mine on the wrap his on the bread) and it was the best food we've had in a long time. We also had a flight to try some of BBC's great beer options (Ruby Bloom is the fav). Overall it was a great restaurant experience that's honestly hard to find these days.

Lennie's
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks for the kind words! So glad you had a great experience! =)

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Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous time at Lennie's with a group of 8. The server was helpful and attentive and the food spectacular. Very nicely done and we had a lovely evening!

Lennie's
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks so much for your review! Really glad to hear you had a great experience! =)

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lennie’s new location is top notch. If you want the best food and drink experience in Bloomington don’t miss this place. Sit on the patio overlooking the iconic Indiana University Sample Gates while sipping a Bloomington Brewing Company Quarrymen Pale Ale for the quintessential Hoosier experience. Try the Turkey Tortilla Salad, a national award winner, or the wood fired pizza fresh from the oven, OH don’t miss the Bacon Turkey Melt.

Lennie's
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks for the kind words and support! Hope to see you again soon. =)

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