Spoke & Steele

4.5
748 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Per Marion County mandate, all guests must be wearing masks when they enter and exit the restaurant, and when they use the restroom. Thank you in advance for keeping yourself, our staff, and your fellow diners safe.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 748 people are saying
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vipDanK
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday brinch

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heather
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Great place for a special event

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vipZauyiii
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I usually don’t give full reviews here but I have to say something here as it was probably the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant that seemingly has such high ratings. I understand given the circumstances in the world right now to not be super harsh but honestly, the food was just terrible and we felt super unwanted. It was a friends birthday and we chose this restaurant after seeing such great reviews and 2 of us ordered a fish entree which didn’t smell good at all, asked for a replacement fish and that came undercooked, and the birthday girl got the “award winning burger” which was burnt. We asked for replacement appetizer dishes instead and it was also just half assed and not given the same way as the first time we received it. It was just shocking to see such disregard. We even dared to ask about dessert but changed our minds as we just couldn’t take it anymore, and no dessert was even given knowing this was a bday dinner and we had such a terrible time. I will NEVER make the mistake of going there ever again.

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PhillipW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was awesome, service was great...Biscuits and Gravy were WOW!!!!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thanks so much, Phillip! We're thrilled that you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon!

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Ladydrake
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have dined here several times and have always had a great experience. The menu features items to fit a variety of tastes and a nice wine list accompanies the offerings. I ordered the steak tartare this last visit and it was prepared differently than I have experience before. That is one of my favorite dishes and I was disappointed in the preparation and presentation. Outside of that, the evening was great! We will return!

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DoraH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The mushroom starters were heavenly, and our server was very attentive. The only detractors were that the beer was served overflowing and left a pool on the table, and the lobster masala was a tad bit dry. But the flavors were wonderful and we'd definitely go back!

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vipBizTraveler
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a weekend brunch, and it was THE BEST biscuits and gravy I've found in Indiana in 20 years of trying! Highly recommend it for weekend brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The mushroom appetizer and burger were delicious!

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vipBrettaT
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first here and it was great.
We ordered a bunch of appetizers and the bourbon selection was quite good. The charcuterie board was excellent. Lots of great cheese and meats. We also had the Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. EXCELLENT! We will definitely be coming back here. They did a fabulous job of social distancing and wore masks. Great service. Greta location.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Bretta! We're so happy that you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Cjben05
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Server was outstanding and so was the brunch menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal and great ambiance! We will be back!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We can't wait to see you again.

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vipKarenS
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were very few people in the restaurant when we were there so it was, for us, pretty quiet and easy to have a conversation. Our server was terrific, very knowledgeable, and pleasant. Everything about the meal was amazing. The craft cocktails were delicious, the food was amazing. The restaurant is very clean and comfortable. We had a great meal and a great time. I would highly recommend.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Karen! We appreciate your business during these uncertain times and I hope to see you again very soon. Stay safe, and thank you again!

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vipChrisV
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers that I wasn't so sure about while reading the menu.

Nice place for a restaurant in the Le Meridien lobby looking out at Illinois St.

Was kind of quiet due to Covid, would have been nice to see this place packed with a lively crowd, hopefully in the near future we can go back and see it that way.

Service was very good and quick. Good liquor and beer selection.

Parking is readily available and is a nice place to walk to if you are in downtown.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Chris! We're so happy that you enjoyed everything, and we hope to see you again when times aren't so uncertain -- hopefully with that lively crowd you mentioned! Thank you again, and please stay safe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and stayed at Le Meridian where Spoke & Steel is located. We had breakfast before checking out and had a great experience. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Even though the menu was limited due to COVID, everything we had was delicious, especially the mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice. We will definitely come back.

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ChuckLynn
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unique and delicious. The service was very nice and personable. The restaurant was relaxed, but also upscale.

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vipAmyjo
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is not open because Indianapolis mayor is a dope scaredy cat.

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KristinaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great, we were there for my 30th birthday and it was the perfect setting.

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ScotN
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice, even in the rain.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice. Brandon was excellent server. Salmon was spectacular.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thanks so much! We agree on both counts. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is VERY friendly and knowledgeable. Had the best burger of my life.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on March 6, 2020

That is great to hear! Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again very soon.

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Ellen
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good overall! Service was okay, it took the waitress a bit longer than expected to come to our table and take our order. We had a reservation but had a short wait, not a big deal.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, Ellen! It was definitely a busy night, so thank you for your patience. So happy that you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again soon.

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DanR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome cocktails, and friendly service. There was a bit of a wait (even with a reservation), but they were apologetic and kept us updated on the wait time. Every thing we ordered was well prepared - delicious! The server was knowledgeable about the menu and helped us pair wine and order a great combination of small and medium plates which was the perfect amount of food for the table.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much, Dan! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day experience, and we hope to see you again very soon!

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JerrellW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Cocktails are carefully crafted. Food was amazing though I was underwhelmed by the portions. Overall I highly recommend!!!!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks so much, Jerrell! We hope to see you again soon!

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LeeC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

M wife and I ate here on Valentines Day. We arrived at 645p and had a reservation for 715p but were seated after 730p. The cocktails and wines were excellent. My wife’s shrimp and grits were excellent. I ordered a burger and my fries were excellent. The burger was well done because of chorizo added but was very dry and not very flavorful. I love burgers and enjoy ordering them from “fancy” establishments and I was unfortunately disappointed.
We’ll be back for small plates and cocktails. Thank you!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 16, 2020

Hi, Lee! Thank you for the review and the feedback on our Burger of the Month. I have passed your thoughts on to our Executive Chef. I'm so happy that you enjoyed everything else, and hope to see you again very soon!

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JACV
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience; any faults in the food were promptly and satisfactorily addressed by the chef and staff. Will definitely return and recommend.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for allowing us to correct our mistake and improve your experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again for sharing your feedback with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My wife and I ordered the Valentine's Day entre' special. My wife has a shellfish allergy and they were willing to substitute one of the sides to accommodate. Very nice. I ordered the same dish without the substitution but got the substitionion for some reason anyway. I also ordered my steak to be cooked medium but it was easily medium rare, bordering on rare. Not only was it rare but grisly and barely edible for me. The chocolate rye cake dessert was ok but looked like it had been prepared the previous day and stored in the fridge. The result was super dry blob of cold cake. Yes, I know I could have sent it all back and asked for it to be done right but I didn't. My bad!!
And the thing is, this place is sandwiched between Ruth's Chris and St. Elmo's. For $200 it should have been much better.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 18, 2020

We're so sorry to hear about your less-than-stellar experience with us. Certainly, if you had sent your entree back to the kitchen, Chef would have done everything to make it better for you. Additionally, had I known about these issues I would have taken care of them. We would have appreciated the opportunity to improve your experience. This obviously was not the experience that we want to provide for our guests.

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Lisa
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at Spoke and Steele. We started with a sparkling rose which was offered on a special Valentine's menu. Their homemade biscuits were very good. My husband had the sea bass which had a great buttery flavor that was delicious.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for the great review, Lisa! We're so happy that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day with us! See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Ate here in Valentine’s Day. Nice place with good drinks. Food was overpriced for what was served. Wouldn’t go back
For food but we did like the drinks.

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RaenaL
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tucked inside Le Meridian hotel (the old Canterbury location.) Made reservations (even though it was lunch, but because it was Valentine's day), but it wasn't busy when we arrived. Surprisingly, it was almost empty! Nice classic but modern dining area, decorated with lots of mercury glass. Our waiter was nice and told us some of his menu favorites. Hubs had a build your own omelet, and I had the croque madame. (See pics.) Both a #yum. Sandwich was big enough to make leftovers. Fries were nicely seasoned. Food was very good, and reasonably/moderately priced (my big sandwich and fries for $14). The only thing that was a little weird was my diet coke (actually pepsi) for $3 was served as a can with a glass. I didn't drink enough to see if refills would have been separate. Now, today was the coldest bitter winter day we had in a while, and the dining room was cold. For us, dinner here would probably be more for a special occasion, but we'd be interested! #yum #ReviewsByRL on #yelp

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you for the review, Raena! We hope that you will, in fact, join us for dinner soon.

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kjt1
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, food and service!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 10, 2020

Great to hear! Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We had a small group and sat in a small private room which was exactly what we needed.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thanks so much! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again very soon.

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RJM8
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service with amazing food!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on February 10, 2020

Wonderful! Thanks so much for the great review, and we hope to see you again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience is amazing. Slightly overpriced drinks but they were also delicious.

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JaneD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I thought the food quality/taste was good, but the service was slow and spotty. Had to flag down my server for silverware after he had taken my appetizer silverware. Then he walked off and I had to flag him down for a spoon to eat soup after it was placed before me. I also asked for extra pita triangles for our hummus appetizer (there weren't enough to begin with) but that was forgotten; when I reminded the waiter about the pita, he said he forgot but would get some more. The pita arrived after we were done with all of our entrees, and we were charged for it. With so many dining options in downtown Indy, I don't think I would return or refer someone to the restaurant.

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vipMGGAED
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very nice setting.

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AliP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was an awesome waitress. Very knowledgeable about the menu and correct amount of food for the two of us. When I mentioned to her that I was scouting out the venue for a friends rehearsal dinner, she took the time out of her busy Friday night to show us some of the party rooms. Definitely went above and beyond so thank you!

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vipkimdepp
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall the food was very good. We enjoyed the atmosphere also. The only odd issue was that when we arrived without a reservation we were told by the hostess that the entire dining room was completely booked for the evening but we were welcome to sit at the bar. So we went to the bar and ordered a drink. We didn’t want to eat dinner at the bar so I went on my open table app to look for another restaurant that would have an open reservation that evening close by. Earlier in the day when I checked everybody around this restaurant including Spoke & S had plenty of open tables so that’s why I didn’t make one earlier. To my surprise S&S had three open times for dinner reservation even though the hostess had told us there was nothing available for the rest of the evening. Short story we were seated at a dining table and stayed at S&S so I assume the hostess didn’t want to bother giving us a table on her own. Nice to have the open table app but miss the old days when the hosts were owners or managers and actually cared about the restaurant and the customers. The food was delicious but the hostess left a sour taste in our mouths!

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JohnK
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Another great meal at Spoke & Steele. This was our second trip to the restaurant in 3 months (we live 50 miles away) and made the trip because of our great experience the first time. Their signature old fashion is just outstanding with its aging process. I had their signature shrimp and grits and my wife had the scallops. Both were outstanding in their preparations. For dessert we shared their brownie a la mode which came in an iron skillet. It was freshly baked and outstanding. The first time we went it was 5 p.m. and a relatively quiet atmosphere. This time it was 8 p.m. and the noise level made communication across the table difficult. Service was very good and would have been better if the waiter wasn't diverted to attend a table of 14 for blocks at a time. Without that diversion he would have received and outstanding. The uniqueness of the food preparations bring us back to this restaurant. Oh, the restroom is on the second floor requiring detailed directions for use.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on January 28, 2020

John, thank you so much for the great review! We're honored that you travel so far to see us, and so happy that you have enjoyed everything. Please introduce yourself next time. Thank you again!

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AshleyW
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has quickly become our favorite date night spot. Everything from the service to the food to the ambiance is 100%. Zero complaints. I highly recommend you experience something from each section of the menu including a drink and dessert.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on January 28, 2020

Ashley, thank you so much! What a great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and are thrilled to be your favorite date night spot!

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vipmikes
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brandon was a phenomenal host for our dining experience.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on January 28, 2020

So great to hear, Mike! We agree -- Brandon is awesome. Thanks for the great review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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

Spoke & Steele is rated 4.5 stars by 748 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.

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