Spoke & Steele

4.2
827 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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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 827 people are saying
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vipMisterE
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

- Brunch Review -

1) Apparently you're only allowed to order a mimosa or bloody mary at brunch. The restaurant will not permit any other alcohol sales - so no beer, no whiskey, notta. It's mimosa or it's a BM or it's nothing. Every other place in town that I've been to is happy to sell whatever you want during brunch.

2) Mimosa: ratio is about 2/3 OJ and 1/3 who knows. So you're basically paying $12 for a glass of orange juice. On top of that the OJ and the mystery other liquid is room temperature. So, pass on it.

3) Ordered a BLTA and Yogurt Parfait - the BLTA was cold as were the fries, which I assume were batch frozen fries. Not much by way of seasoning. The Yogurt Parfait - was criminally warm, somehow. I'm talking feeling like it was under a heat lamp or room for a while warm.

4) Staff - really did not like to have any of this pointed out and just did not seem to be having a good day. Not a knock on them, it happens. But, we got the vibe that this wasn't the first time they've had to deal with some of these issues...

The staff blamed it all on Marriott. However, I find that odd and very hard to believe. I travel an absurd amount and stay exclusively at Marriott and Hilton properties. I have never experienced this once at any other property across the country in the last 10+ years.

Whoever is overseeing this place, needs to re-evaluate a few things. I rarely leave reviews, but had I known this to be the case, especially with the drink situation, I would have gone somewhere else altogether. As these were issues with the way it's ran, that's more indicative that it's a repeat issue. Therefore, seems like it's knowledge worth knowing for other folks before making a reservation.

This is unfortunate, because we did get to interact with some staff outside of our server and those ladies were really kind and understanding. So I hope nothing but for the best for them and that they find a better situation, because this place wont last long like this...

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JacobS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. Enjoyable experience. However, I don't understand the way "Open Table" works. I was told the only table for four on Saturday, Oct 23 was at 5:15 pm. This is a bit early for dinner. Nevertheless, I made the reservation and showed up at 5:15 pm. The restaurant was almost empty! And never filled up during our 2-1/2 (or so) hours there. Whazzup?

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CurtC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took greta care of our group of 10 out for a social dinner as part of a business meeting. Food and Service were excellent for our group! Would go back for sure!

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vipTomD
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waited 25 minutes for drinks. The bar had one patron and the dining room had eight guest so the establishment wasn’t over taxed. Later it became busy so slow service throughout made some sense. Was served a flat beer. Old fashion was good the cosmo not so much and another cocktail (don’t remember name) that was served with a twig of rosemary was also good. Charcuterie was sloppily put together and chard Romain was cold and limp. The chicken was over done. The burgers were very good. The acoustics were not good putting a damper on what is a visually appealing space.

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vipcrucible
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always!

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MaryB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Sunday brunch. The menu had something for everyone. We could customize our orders (didn't need all the toast and potatoes). Our server was friendly and attentive (and hard working). Most importantly the food and coffee were delicious.

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Theaterbound
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be back to a great restaurant. We had an amazing pasta dish with Smoking Goose sausage and Nicole Taylor pasta. Our waitstaff suggested an excellent wine pairing. It is still a bit noisy, but tolerable, since it was not very full on a Saturday night. We will keep this on our favorites list.

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MARZ
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here for dinner before but this was the first time I went for breakfast. The food was delicious and not just your typical eggs and bacon. It was fresh and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Yummy food and great ambiance.

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vipMarcS
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service was incredibly slow. The food tasted delicious, but the salad portion was ludicrous: literally 2 pieces of lettuce and 1/2 a chicken breast for $20.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Drinks: Drink service was slow, and wildly overpriced, a double eat pour of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked was $56. Compare this to their cocktail prices of $14. Elsewhere in downtown Indianapolis (including next door at St Elmos, Livery, etc.) this drink is $22-25. Upon requesting a review of the bill the server could only offer an apology. Drinks were ordered before the meal, and showed up after the food! And as a follow along issue (not being aware of how out of line the prices were was never offered).

Food: the sea bass was over salted and of poor quality, being over cooked on one side and the other side being brown flesh through nearly 1/4 of the slab.

The Saucisson au Orecchiette was basically pasta shells in water with few sausage slices. No spice as advertised, undetectable wine reduction.

Bill was 173.00 for two drinks, two entrees, and two appetizers. BEFORE TIP!

Will go and eat at the St Elmos bar next time.

Steer clear!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We went here for our anniversary. The waitress made our drinks way too strong and when we asked for new ones, she was clearly irritated that we were bothering her. The food was not as described. The fish we ordered was so undercooked by husband couldn’t eat it.

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Ripkam
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had exceptional food! The noise level was a bit high due to a large group near us, but it didn’t spoil the evening.

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William
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was good. It was only 1015 am and there was maybe 4 tables sat. We could hardly get a coffee refill. Our service was actually terrible. We had shrimp and grits, qas very good... we also had, biscuits and gravy, French toast and s&s breakfast. They were all good except they were barely warm. Flavor was great. So very disappointed in the service.

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vipmodernartgirl
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We had brunch on a Sunday morning. Illy coffee and upgraded ingredients - brioche French toast, house barrel aged maple syrup, house cured bacon and organic eggs. Server was friendly and kept the coffee coming.

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed. Small restaurant. Definitely could tell it was in a hotel lobby. Too loud; it was like sitting in an echo chamber. We left about 5 minutes after arriving. If you are just meeting up with friends at their bar and going elsewhere for dinner, I suppose this would be a good place.

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emily
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and helped very soon after. Mary, our server, had excellent recommendations for food and drink, was very kind, and checked in with us just the right amount. Food was excellent - something for everyone!

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vipToriM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast and very friendly and attentive waitstaff

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vipHoosierDaddy
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Spoke and Steele simply is not the same restaurant is was before. This was our first visit in about 2 years and it was disappointing. It was once a vibrant place with a great vibe in the bar. Very subdued and boring. Food was above average but atmosphere was not good.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 20, 2021

You are not wrong: Spoke & Steele, and every other restaurant that has managed to survive the last 17 months, is not the same. The pandemic changed everything, from our ability to staff the restaurant, to the experience that we can reasonably expect to offer our guests. We want, more than anyone, to get back to pre-COVID times and the fun that we used to have. Thank you for your honest review. Please try to give every restaurant a little lenience for the foreseeable future - we're all trying.

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vipMillie
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Honestly under valued restaurant, great decor, really good food.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you so much, Millie! We're so happy that you enjoyed your meal.

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JulieD
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress was nice and helpful. Great dinner

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you, Julie! So happy you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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kate
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed out first visit to Spoke and Steele. It's a very nice restaurant. The food, for the most part, was delicious. My polenta was burned and inedible. The shrimp was delicious. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and efficient.

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vipKarenS
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 5 had so much fun. Our server was so accomodating, she let us sit 30 min early while our full party got there over time, she created custom cocktails for us, made great suggestions and was very attentive. The food was delicious.

Spoke & Steele
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thanks so much, Karen! We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit!

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, well-mannered staff, and tasty food/drinks. Definitely will return!

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JasonJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good. Food was meh. Especially for the price. Overall nothing spectacular.

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JenniferS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful. Waiter nice but didn't check on much (ran out of water and had to wait, wait a long time for the bill). Was noisy due to one particular table of men. Wouldn't have been noisy if not for them. Had smoked salmon on the charcuterie. The bar is beautiful. Recommend at least once.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great.

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Gunfish
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

To put it bluntly, I expected more. It was exceptionally loud at points to where my partner and I had to yell to hear each other. The charcuterie was excellent as was the mushroom appetizer. The entrees were very lack luster. The cocktails left quite a bit to be desired, especially for the price. The high point of the evening was the service. Our server was on the spot with any questions we had and was extremely helpful and polite.

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vipJulieC
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our waiter and the food was fabulous. Can’t wIt to go for dinner!

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vipMWIndy
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Brunch , nice weekend menu with Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

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vipCLowe
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well we sat in the bar area and our server/bartender Jason was great! We will be back!

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MaryAnn
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We waited 40 minutes for our food after we ordered. When it arrived, my food was lukewarm. Our server was very pleasant, however. The other server was not pleasant and complained to our server about her customers. I will not return.

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TaylorE
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end food. Classy vibes. Downtown. Easy walk from parking garage.

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vipLynnG
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, service..... could not have asked for anything more!

Spoke & Steele
Responded on May 28, 2021

Aww, Lynn! Thank you so much! We had such a great time celebrating the 500 with you and your husband and friends! We sure hope to see you again soon.

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JMPs
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The cocktails were delicious. Great wine list. Food was mediocre and bland. Service was great. The atmosphere was lovely, cozy and romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a friend’s birthday dinner and had a fantastic experience! From the warm welcome at the door to a wonderful meal and excellent service, the night was nothing short of amazing! Great wine list as well!

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TonyB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time there and lived up to the memory of a great experience. Food and service were great!

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IanE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place was awesome. Me and my girlfriend went not knowing anything about the place and we loved it!!! She said it was the best steak she’s ever had and my salmon was fantastic!! Will definitely return!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seems like they are understaffed. They should do a better job making sure they have enough people to serve and bar tend

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AustinB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dieting experience. Food was great drinks were fabulous. Overall was a great experience. And would come back here again

Spoke & Steele
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks so much. Austin! We're so happy that you enjoyed everything, and look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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FAQs

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

Spoke & Steele is rated 4.2 stars by 827 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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