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Spoke & Steele - Spoke & Steele, Indianapolis, IN

Spoke & Steele

3.8
3.8
993 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Spoke & Steele is a modern perspective on downtown dining. We offer a distinctly Midwestern take on French and European classics. From first sip to the last bite, local ingredient-driven dishes and unique craft spirits deliver authentic flavors and textures that ignite the Indy dining scene.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, French American, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (317) 737-1616
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jim Hotaling
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spoke & Steele can accommodate all of your special event and group dining needs.
  • Private party contact
    Ariel Reed: (317) 737-1607
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Indy
  • Cross street
    Georgia
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking available for $10. Additional self parking available in Circle Centre Mall parking garage.
  • Entertainment
    Occasional live music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 993 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Good for business meals

  • Indianapolis

    Good for business meals

993 Reviews
  1. LauraT

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good service. Unique list of non-alcoholic cocktails. Background noise was a bit loud.

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  2. Spareware

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We cane here on Valentine's day and were a bit disappointed. The location and atmosphere were great, and the drinks were good, but the overall quality of the food was poor. I ordered lamb chops mid-rare and the came out shriveled, overcooked and haphazardly thrown on the plate. The rice pilaf was crunchy and the fries were poorly seasoned. My girlfriend's steak was bland and her potatoes overcooked. The server said the kitchen was running behind, but it would have been better to wait than to have them rush out poor quality food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a solid meal! Menu is extremely limited but the French toast and biscuits and gravy were both great! The restaurant itself is pretty small so it got pretty noisy.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Small menu but great choices, service was excellent on a Saturday night.

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  5. Ricoop

    Indiana

    194 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good. Even though we only ordered soup and salads. The wine was pretty enjoyable as well. Our server, Franklin, did a nice job too. Our only complaint is that there were two groups seated at the bar who were very loud and obnoxious. Really detracted from vibe.

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  6. Doug

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommend for date night.

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  7. AndrewC

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were terrible. I’ve had better meals and service at Applebee’s at and 1/8 of the price. Wouldn’t recommend or return!

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  8. Liss7243

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I don’t know what happened to this place. The last time we went here, it was delicious, small plates. This time, the only good item was the cheeseburger. The menu was unappetizing, and the food was bland and unseasoned. The mushroom bisque was bland. The scallops were tasteless. The bruchetta was also lacking any flavor. Our waiter, Franklin, was attentive, and we had good service. My gin drink was good. It was oddly quiet in the restaurant, and so very cold. This is not the Spoke and Steele we remembered.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the French toast. Our whole party enjoyed the food they had. Love the quality for the price

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  10. KimberlyS

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful lunch experience. I had the sword fish sandwich which was out of this world! The meat was done to perfection and the spices perfect. Our waiter was also amazing. As soon as we sat down he took our drink orders. Within 15 minutes we had our food which is very important during a lunch meeting. I will be holding more lunch meetings at this restaurant in the near future. Thank you for a lovely experience.

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  11. CatherineR

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Bartenders at night were brusque. Chicken and waffles at breakfast were subpar as waffles were limp and chicken was tough. Short ribs at dinner were dry and when we asked for more Au jus, was served some awful gravy. Garlic mashed potatoes were tasteless and seemed to be out of a box.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice spot New years Eve to grab a Bloody Mary and brunch before colts game👍🏻

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  13. HapH

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter we had was awesome. I am really hoping we caught the restaurant on an off night because the main dishes were awful. I had a Cesar Salad and the chicken was not seasoned, the skin was floppy and not appetizing at all. The salad was not well dressed. My husband had the swordfish and said it didn't have any seasoning and was very dry. We left without eating the majority of the meal. I feel like this is more of a bar than a restaurant. However, the waiter was awsome.

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  14. ChrisD

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Low key restaurant with excellent service. Our entrees were swordfish and New York steak which were tasty. We have crudités and macaroon dessert. I would recommend this restaurant for taste and price

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  15. Baileysmomnancy

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We stayed at the hotel and ate her twice. Both times the service was very poor. While friendly, inept at serving food. We had to ask multiple times for silverware, refills and other items. I ordered eggs today over medium and bit times came be k to me over very easy. Finally insisted on a new plate with scrambled eggs and warm sides. I ate when the rest of my party was done. I would NOT recommend !!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Skip this one. What used to be a nice and creative eatery is now just a ho hum hotel restaurant. While our server was so pleasant, he was the only one. And only one bartender, so very slow. The food was WAY over salted, the mashed potatoes tasted like they came from a box, and the fish and meat were overcooked and tough. Do yourself a favor and go to St. Elmo's next door instead. Now I know why there were so many reservations available last minute on a Friday night.

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  17. Jbird

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Spoke & Steele for brunch before a Colts game. The biscuits and gravy were very good. I highly recommend the special Bloody Mary - it has shrimp, a chicken wing & a slider on the skewer.

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  18. MollyC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waiter was so slow, table beside us was so noisy.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    it was a bit of a strange experience. We had a reservation, and upon arrival, nobody was at the hostess stand.  Another party was also waiting behind us to be seated.  finally, somebody came around the corner and saw us all and yelled back to one of the employees to come up to the front and start seating people.  They appear to of had a large private party, and everyone was cleaning up from it, but they were ignoring those of us that were still trying to enjoy our lunch.  It took a long time for our waiter to take our order or to check back with us if we needed anything. there were only three parties in the restaurant at the time.
    Spoke & SteeleResponded on December 3, 2023
    Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience at Spoke & Steele. We aim to provide a welcoming environment for all of our guests, and it seems we fell short during your visit. We understand how frustrating it can be to wait for service and have a bad experience due to a large party. We will definitely take your comments into consideration as we strive to improve. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide a better experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was also the bartender. Poor service food was cold and bread soggy as it was sitting long before we were ever served. Will not be returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. PaulyD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere and the wait staff was great. Steak was mid, but the deserts were delicious.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time here pre- colts game. EXCELLENT choice. There’s a reason we came back! Food great, the accommodated our need for speed so we could get to the game. We will be back!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. The food for Sunday brunch was one of my favorite meals in a long time. I will eat here every time in Indy

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  24. ShannonK

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for our anniversary and they made us feel so special! Special thanks to Franklin and Spencer for taking care of us. We loved the charcuterie board and Short Ribs the most

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried a new place for pregame Colts and this did not disappoint. The touchdown Bloody Mary was EPIC! We needed fast service to make it to the game and they accommodated. The service was excellent, the food was fantastic. We will be back!

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  26. Luv2dine

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation but it didn’t matter for they did not accommodate any of my requests. They were not busy at all …Sat there without anyone coming over for about 10 minutes although they were walking around, seating & waiting on other tables coming in. Finally went up to the bar to mention that no one has been over yet- ordered a drink and decided that was not interested in staying. Atmosphere was odd and the wait staff was not at all professional. Only saving grace was the bartender for apologizing for the poor experience. Went to another restaurant.

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  27. Mark

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve had great experiences here in the past, but last night was terrible…. Both the food and the service we so bad and we were hosting out of town guests and it was embarrassing.

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  28. ChristopherP

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was limited and was nothing like online. No host 2 servers. Took 20 minutes to get seated even though we had a reservation after 20 minutes seated with no food ordered we just left and went somewhere else. The ambiance was well appointed and nice beyond this these people aren’t serious about running a restaurant. Go somewhere else. Quite the joke really!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bad. Lobster bisque was brown gravy with too much salt. Everything was over salted. Slow service and not well versed in drinks. Sent back food.

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  30. KatieL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took roughly 25 minutes for a waitress to come, my boyfriend has celiac and specified for no bread with his breakfast and bread came out placed on top of his eggs, waitress told us oh well. Half of our 4 meals were missing items and the waitress brought them with the check…

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  31. BridgetK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was extremely attentive and did an excellent job getting our drinks and meals to us. It took a minute for the bar to get my drink ready so the waiter comped us without us even complaining. The meals were great and the delicate squash was a great surprise!

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  32. QuintonS

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast on Sunday. Oatmeal and Greek Parfait. We were early so not very many people in the place. Service was great. Very professional, very polite.

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  33. michelles

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not great food, gnats flying around, overpriced-with all the great choices in area-don’t waste your time.

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  34. BayBee

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been to Spoke and Steel and unfortunately I was disappointed. The charcuterie board was once a favorite but on this day we were served large chunks of meat (rather than shaved or sliced) and cheese, cold/hard bread, and limited veggies. My husband’s meal was pretty flavorless and there were gnats flying all around our table. The only saving grace was that our drinks were tasty. I don’t know that I would eat here again anytime soon but could easily enjoy a drink at the bar.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, no wait. Smaller area made it feel more personal.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We never completed our reservation. We arrived and there was no one at the hostess stand or behind the bar. We sat at the bar for five minutes and still were never greeted. We got up and left and had dinner elsewhere.

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  37. ShaneW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was bland. Beef short ribs tasted like unseasoned pot roast. Served with unseasoned green beans and plain rice. Big disappointment.

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  38. OWL1

    Indiana

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent but a limited menu. Service was good and professional except we had to repeat our requests. Maybe the restaurant should not him serving and preparing silverware into napkins at the same time.

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  39. Brian

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    No comment publicly……………………………………………………………………………..

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  40. JenniferW

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was managing everyone, not his fault but we had to wait with no one else to help. Biscuits and Gravy was not great, my husband like the shrimp and grits. We won’t go back anytime soon.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Spoke & Steele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 737-1616.

Spoke & Steele is rated 3.8 stars by 993 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Spoke & Steele

123 South Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Georgia
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Indy
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, French American, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking available for $10. Additional self parking available in Circle Centre Mall parking garage.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jim Hotaling
  • Entertainment
    Occasional live music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (317) 737-1616
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spoke & Steele can accommodate all of your special event and group dining needs.
  • Private party contact
    Ariel Reed: (317) 737-1607
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