Spoke & Steele

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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. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SEATING IS CURRENTLY OUTDOORS DUE TO CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS MANDATE.

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Amyjo
Atlanta
3 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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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
1 review
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
4 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
10 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
2 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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Indymama
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Spoke & Steele and we were very impressed! Seems like a great place for any type of occasion. Love the food and the ambience is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Will be going back again.

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vipfoodieaa
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined at Spoke and Steele while visiting Indianapolis. It’s located in Le Meredien hotel. The ambience was lovely, our server was knowledgeable about beverages and the food. The brussel sprouts and sweet potato hummus were outstanding! The lamb meatballs were slightly under seasoned, but combines a nice amount of heat and flavor! Overall a great experience!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you so much! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon!

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vipsbind
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The S&S Buttermilk Biscuits are a must have. Ordered two for the two of us, should have ordered six. The Belgian Endive salad was shared and was an excellent choice. For entree, I had the Paella Pasta. Fabulous. So much flavor and lots of fresh tasting mussels. First time there, but will definitely return soon.

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CassieB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere was outstanding.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on January 17, 2020

So happy that you enjoyed everything, Cassie! We hope to see you again very soon.

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WesleyS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place, ate here for a Biz dinner. Great Chef and service.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thanks, Wesley! We're thrilled that you enjoyed it. See you again soon!

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vipBestBreakfastSandwhich
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best breakfast sandwich I have ever had in my life!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review