Lennie's

4.5
136 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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Jeff
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing Caribbean holiday specials! We made a special trip because there was a vegan green curry tofu dish available. Thanks for the delicious vegan options!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best appetizer out there - fire roasted veggies with tarragon sauce. Period. End of story.

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my mom to Lennies, it was her first time. She enjoyed it overall. We had the mushroom and chicken tortellini, which was really good. Our server Kaiya was very nice and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has it figured out ever since they opened. Good is always a 10. Staff well
Prepared and never had anyone grumpy or not at their best. Favorite forever.

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Phil
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful, caring and very efficient. All was good except you don't have onion soup on game days.

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WayneP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Food was very good. A bit pricey but not prohibitive.

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vipLisaB
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great lunch with my daughter ! Great server

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vipReagansboys
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Visiting IU, really enjoyed Lennies for a late lunch.!

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JoannaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had a reservation for 7pm and ordered shortly after being seated. We were told that they were out of both the house root beer and the traditional pizza crust which both were things we wanted. Food didn’t end up coming until almost 8pm and my pasta was only lukewarm upon arrival. The chicken on my pasta was dry and there were very few mushrooms. My wife’s quesadilla also had dry chicken. The waiter never came by for drink refills either. Overall we were very disappointed since we had come previously and enjoyed it.

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Russ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was better than expected - limited Game Day menu- but still had a wide range to choose from. Service was fine as well

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melissar
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not impressed. Thought the pizza tasted like tombstone. Sorry.

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MarthaW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like Lennie's but they need to add a gluten-free bread option. I'm very limited on the dishes I can eat there.

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vipBrianB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Lennies is one of the best restaurants in Bloomington.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside and the evening was gorgeous. Service was impeccable and the food and visit to bBloomington was amazing

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DonC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend

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TamM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We came for the German food, but while the pork cutlet was good it did not have a German flavor or texture, and there was very little gravy or mushrooms. The mashed potatoes were not a traditional German side dish.

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vipDiningJen
Indiana
98 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, salads and service!

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Kimberly
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. It was a little noisy, mostly due to a small child who kept screaming. Our appetizer differed a little from the menu listing. We ordered the Spinach and Artichoke Torta. The menu says that it comes with a sweet pepper relish, but instead we received chopped tomatoes with basil. It would have been nice if we had been told, when ordering, that this change had been made.

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SarF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't go out much. Lennie's was the great experience we needed.

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vipMarie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was just ok. Service was good especially considering they are short staffed like most.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu with lots of variety. Food was all good and reasonably priced. Our server was attentive and accurate. We are outside but peaked inside and looks nice for a casual night out. We will be back.

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AmberP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super nice server. We had a change in the number of people and they were very accommodating. Great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Waiter was very attentive and friendly. We are definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, cool atmosphere.

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vipHarlene
Indiana
66 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. One of my favorite places to eat.

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vipmllcpa
Indiana
96 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Used to love Lennies on 10th! Cold pizza, disorganized service. Not likely to return

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KimG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was perfect for a gathering of 6 and our waitress was extremely attentive. Food and beers were excellent. We will visit here again!

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vipjascbad
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza and the chicken and tortilla salad were both excellent when we ate at Lenny’s after moving our son into his house in Bloomington. The many options were impressive and the ability to make a reservation on Open Table was a huge help during such a busy time of year!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

No root beer!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Most of the items on the menu were sold out

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ChandaR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top-notch - even during IU move in weekend!

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vipJenniferL
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place to kid when sending your student to IU as a first year. A perfect send off and college vibe right outside the Sample Gates.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Outside dining was perfect!

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Kimberly
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our waitress was wonderful. It was a little noisy, but that is to be expected.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Tasty wood-fired pizza right in the action on Kirkwoord :)

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vipHarlene
Indiana
66 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner as always. Lennie’s is one of my favorite restaurants.

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StephenH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Lennie’s for over 20 years. We enjoyed the BLT special with fresh local tomatoes and sitting outside to hear the band playing at People’s Park. Service was prompt and food was great. We have had slow service at some places due to staff shortages. That did not seem to be an issue at Lennie’s. Also, a $9 pitcher of Ruby Bloom ale was put to good use.

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vipThomasB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Lennies is consistently good. mulligatawny soup and pimento spread were outstanding. our favorite server, Sallie, is consistently excellent. Parking is an issue but happy that Kirkwood is closed for outdoor dining.
One our favorite restaurants in Bloomington for casual dining.

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vipMikeY
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu selection - excellent apps - meatballs were outstanding! pizza was delish!!!

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VernaJ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the beer was refreshing

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 136 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.