Spoke & Steele

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Spoke & Steele is a modern perspective on the 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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Sun 7:00AM - 2:00PM 4:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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DP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Slow, slow, slow. Granted it was BigTen Championship game night, but we had a reservation. We are still waiting for our entree (which hadn't arrived after 60 minutes). Food was "okay" (what we got). Our first and last visit.

L
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been here three times. Consistently serves great food, good service, beautiful setting. Ever changing menu keeps it interesting. Cocktails are outstanding.

K
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

It was more like a bar setting really loud. The food I got was terrible (shrimp & grits) very watery with no flavor. and I took one bite which my waitress notice and said nothing about. I was greeted with a free glass of wine when I mentioned it was my birthday. Which service was cool

l
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

When I made reservations I asked if there was a children’s menu and the answer was yes, yet upon arrival there were no such menu.

k
Cincinnati
93 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch. Crowded, but we were seated right away. The host took our order because the 2 servers could not handle the crowd, apparently. Waited 45 minutes for an omelette and a burger. Soda was served in a can for $3. That was strange.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brandon was excellent, as was the food ! Definitely can’t wait to come back !

A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I can recommend for breakfast. But for anything after 5 pm you have to plan to be here 2 to 3 hrs with the service just being so slow. Its just way understaffed with only 1 or 2 servers at any time. So I would warn against anyone having dinner here as a pre-game or pre-concert meal. Food quality is still very good. And so that is what makes the service appear that much worse. No sense in a chef taking the time to create a great meal if its going to sit 20 or 30 minutes before getting to the table (thats what Door Dash was created for! LOL)

M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a bit apprehensive given this is in a hotel, but the food was excellent and the service was great! Good selection of food, and of cocktails. Will return for sure!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you so much! So happy that you enjoyed everything!

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S
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch before the game. Excellent

E
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited Spoke and Steel for my hubby’s birthday - we enjoyed our experience overall very much. Great craft cocktails - and the best French fries I’ve ever had in my life (not an expected choice at a restaurant like this - but I’m glad we did...)

Read great reviews about the restaurant, were disappointed only in the service. It took quite some time for us to even be greeted by the staff - and our server (who seemed to be wonderful!!) was just so busy it felt like he was in a rush to serve us. Especially when spending a bit more on dinner - we always love a more personalized approach from the staff. But overall the food was outstanding.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Our servers strive to create a bespoke experience for all guests, but we did get very unexpectedly busy that evening. We hope you'll join us again to receive the service that you (and we!) expect. Thanks again!

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FM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an early dinner at the bar after a meeting on a Friday. We were early, before our reservation and before dinner was to be served, however, the hostess, bartender and servers (as well as the kitchen)accommodated us, efficiently and most graciously. The menu choices allowed for the meat lover and the vegetarian, plate sizes were quite good. yes, a bit pricey, but the food was fresh, well prepared and oh so tasty.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you so much! We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again soon!

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F
Indiana
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had to eat early and it was nice because they were not busy yet. Food was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable about different wines. Made our experience great

Spoke & Steele
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you so much! So happy that you enjoyed your visit.

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JK
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The signature barrel aged old fashion was fantastic as was the signature Sea Bass and plank Salmon. The waitress suggested a fine wine that complemented the Sea Bass wonderfully. We were additionally treated with a visit from Chef Erin. The quality of food, service and beverages is outstanding.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We're so happy that you enjoyed everything. See you again soon!

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JZ
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and lots of variety. The ambiance is contemporary and well put-together but there is no need to dress fancy. It is right next to nightlife and the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Only complaint is that some of the dishes were very low portion for the price (and I am accustomed to smaller portions, but this was just not enough).

Spoke & Steele
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback, Jess! We hope you will join us again very soon.

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JE
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The biscuits were the best. The oysters needed to be colder. Service dropped off as our meal went on.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the hamachi was so fresh, my only wish was that there was more of it. It got a little noisy at one point but otherwise everything was excellent.

MM
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly enjoyable meal. We shared medium plates as tapas.

BA
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really cute atmosphere, perfect for our bachelorette party brunch! Delicious food and drinks. Lots of options! Our waitress was really busy so was not as attentive as we’d have liked, but we really loved our whole experience!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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EV
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Having enjoyed many meals here in the past, I was disappointed to see the change in menu offerings and ambiance. Even with reserved seatings (3 mo in advance) identified as a special occasion, we were not seated on time and the noise level around our table completely impaired any/all conversation. This type of service was well below expectations based upon previous visits.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on November 3, 2019

Erika, so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. We changed the focus of the restaurant to a small, medium, and large plate format this spring and the response to this has been overwhelmingly positive although we acknowledge that it is a definite departure for those who enjoyed our previous chef's vision. On the night you visited, Elton John cancelled his show at BLF which resulted in guests sitting far longer than normal, delaying seating. We hope that you will visit us again.

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ED
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We recently had a long dinner here and the 4 of us slowly moved through 2 shared appetizers, 2 shared small plates, 2 shared medium plates, 2 shared large plates, and dessert. Of the 8 dishes we tried, most were good. Our appetizers were the hush puppies and roasted brussels. Both tasted good, but weren't anything special. The small plates we tried were the deconstructed sushi roll and oysters. The sushi roll was good, but the oysters were just OK and there were small bits of shell in each bite. The medium plates were probably the most enjoyable, which were the shrimp and grits and the pot stickers. For the large plates, we chose the lobster fettuccine, which was very good. We also got the Chilean sea bass. This was denoted as a restaurant specialty, but for $50 it was a small piece of fish and large piece of bok choy in a mildly flavored broth. It was the most disappointing, especially for that price point. If you had skipped everything and gone straight to a large dish, this would have left you hungry. The desserts were just OK. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere got loud, but was enjoyable. This is not a place I'd go to again as the food experience was mediocre the first time I went a few years ago, too.

SB
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined there before a show, and it was a wonderful evening. (And is recommend getting the biscuits, they’re absolutely delicious!)

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you so much, Sarah! So happy that you had a great time. And we agree -- the biscuits are amazing! See you again soon!

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CW
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

MD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Service was Excellent, Bloody Mary had way too much Horseradish!!!! But overall good brunch!!!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thanks, Michele! Yes, we do like our Bloody Marys spicy but we can always tone them down upon request. We hope to see you again soon!

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H
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious brunch before the colts game. Charcuterie board was large and delicious cheeses and meats along with warm bread slices, butter and jam on the board to use.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 23, 2019

Thanks, Happydiner! We hope to see you again soon. Go Colts!

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j
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined at Spoke I had salmon. Both were excellent. The pinot noir we had with dinner was quite good and more or less reasonably priced (3 times retail mark-up, maybe 3.5). Overall, our experience was quite enjoyable. We'll be back.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 23, 2019

So glad you enjoyed it, James! We hope to see you again very soon.

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KH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resh food with unique dishes. Highly recommend the biscuits and Scallops. The pot stickers were awesome too!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 23, 2019

Kenneth, thank you! So happy you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again very soon!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The only uncomfortable situation was the time I waited on the valet when I went to leave. He was MIA and another customer of the restaurant waiting had to go look for him.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 23, 2019

So sorry to hear that you had to wait for the valet, but so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Thank you!

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was SLOW. Our cocktails were delivered the same time as our entrées. Disappointing. Server was very pleasant but couldn’t see why the delay. Place didn’t seem very busy.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service friendly staff. Had the Ribeye and eggs w chimichuri. Amazing

Spoke & Steele
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your meal. We'll see you again soon!

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j
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very good. The sea bass was excellent. As well as the lobster shrimp pot stickers.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Chef Erin enjoyed meeting you and sends along a hello! Please come back and see us very soon. Thanks again!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spoke & Steele is a gem of a restaurant. The menu is creative and the food is stellar. I have not had a better charcuterie board anywhere else. The wine list is unique and the waitstaff is well versed in it. The waitstaff is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. This is a must try restaurant if you find yourself In Indianapolis.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to see you again very soon!

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c
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Super loud and service was a bit slow but friendly. Food was delicious but pricey.

JL
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service spot on. The prices are a bit high for the quantity and a couple people left hungry.

KP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise was high due to some very loud customers

JW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We were disappointed with the value of the experience. The food prices were very high, and the ambiance was very bad... loud children noises filled the space. We ordered scallops and got 2 for $19, much too much for what you got... the waitress advised us that we would only get 2 but still the price was high. We were told that rice would be included but it wasn’t really rice, it was 2 flat things about the size of a quarter. Drinks were very good but overpriced.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hello, John -- I wanted to reach out to you regarding your experience with us. You are correct: on the night you visited, we had an unusual number of children in the restaurant that created a pretty loud atmosphere. This is not normally the case. Regarding the scallop dish, the ingredient you mentioned was a Korean rice cake. I would like to invite you back to try us again. Please contact me at enicoson@spokeandsteele at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your feedback!

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A
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 25, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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AW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great time. Food was really tasty, and I always love small plate style so you can try multiple items. Service was nice and the ambiance was funky but elegant

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again very soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spoke & Steele is an excellent dining experience

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again very soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The ambience is very nice, elegant. Lunch menu doesn’t really offer vegetarian options (all sandwiches have meat). Service was a little slow, it took about 45 minutes to get our food (only three tables were sat).

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