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Date
Fri, 4/20
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9:30 PM
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Spoke & Steele

4.4
459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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. IT's your downtown neighborhood restaurant.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Bar Bites
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(317) 737-1616
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Hardesty, Consulting Chef
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Georgia
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Parking details
Valet Parking available for $10. Additional self parking available in Circle Centre Mall parking garage.
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Entertainment
Occasional live music.
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Welcome to Spoke & Steele! Our sumptuous interior, neighborhood vibe and dynamic New American menu are making us everyone’s favorite new downtown Indianapolis restaurant. Spoke & Steele is a restaurant concept drawing its inspiration from the emerging creative neighborhoods and familiar feel of downtown Indianapolis. With a menu of authentic food and drink sourced and influenced from the best of Indiana’s craft vendors and purveyors, the restaurant is led by the creativity of the chef driven cuisine and simple mixology. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spoke & Steele can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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What 459 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.1
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always great! Great food, drinks, and ambiance. Good customer service.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent and our server was fantastic. They only hiccup was we had 7:15 reservations and wasn't seated until 7:45. However, the hostess told us our table was about to check out on time but decided on dessert. Despite being seated half hour after reservation, hostess was good about keeping us updated on the expected time to be seated. Since we were under a time crunch (9:00 show at the Circle Theatre), the server was great about getting our drinks, appetizers, salads, entrees and check all within an hour so that we were not late for our show. The only suggestion that would have made the experience great would have either received a complementary drink from the bar while we waited or had something from our order taken off the bill. Waiting in the hallway for our table to be ready was awkward and a drink would have made the half hour not be as long.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The bar is a great experience. Bartender listened to what we like and made drinks that we loved. He was very attentive and answered all of our questions. Food was very good. Get the nugs! Unfortunately they weren’t able to seat us for over 30 minutes after our reservation and then the service there was very poor. This ruined the whole experience for us and we probably won’t return

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was a little slow at first, but once our server made her way to our table she was fantastic! Very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. The food was delicious! Will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We weren't seated until 20 minutes after our reservation. One of our red wine orders had turned and the bartender had to taste it before a new glass was poured. The markup on the wine is outrageous. A bottle of Silverado is 24 and they were charging 18 per glass. The noise was loud, too loud to have a conversation. We were seated at a little table next to the bar. Food was good but will not return due to the other factors.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wonderful meal and hospitality from the staff.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was good and the environment was very hipster. While we didn't order drinks, we enjoyed watching the bartenders. They are the real deal; top notch making lots of complex drinks. Not your college dive bar.
The food was excellent; wonderful presentation, came out hot and was full of complex flavors. It took about 40 minutes from the time we ordered until we got our food.
I enjoyed the experience, but for the price and quantity of the food I probably won't be back.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The service was great, but the food and the value were not. Maybe they have better breakfast and lunch menus but I was not impressed with dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food was fine. I got the steak and it was fine, but very tough and my boyfriend and I both said "if we were going to get steak, we should have just gone next door to Harry & Izzy's." He got the burger, which was also fine. Tasted great, but no better than a burger from Burger Study around the corner. Overall, fine. Too pricey for the quality.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A noticeable (time) lag from the kitchen, but not ruinously so. The food quality was very good, and the plates were attractively presented without being fussy. Service was attentive and warm. Management seemed engaged. The space for the large parties is slightly awkward in feel, but accommodating nonetheless. Overall very pleased. Will recommend and return. Thank you to everyone who spent their holiday making ours enjoyable.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had read much about the fact that Greg Hardesty, a first-rate chef, was the consulting chef for this restaurant and that there was a new chef de cuisine, Erin, who was handling the operations so we decided to try it following a performance at the IRT. As a starter we ordered a yellow-fin tuna dish that was well prepared, but without much flavor. We then moved to our main dishes, a pan-roasted chicken breast dish for me and a salmon dish for my spouse. The chicken breast was dried out. The dish was to be accompanied by root vegetables (it was), polenta with black truffle something, and spinach and someone's special gravy. Suffice it to say that there was no hint of truffle anywhere (although there were pieces of mushroom) and the special gravy was only okay. With my spouse's salmon, the issues were much the same. Her salmon was perfectly cooked, but flavorless. In short, given what one pays for dinner there, it should have been more packed with flavor. The only two happy things were our waiter, Brandon, who is first-rate and whom we have encountered elsewhere, and our wine, a reasonably priced Italian from the Venezia region that was a refreshing mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. This one, unfortunately, will not make our regular rotation.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went for early dinner on a Sat night. Great food from starters to dessert. Wait staff was welcoming and attentive. Great setting. Will be back. Sat in the booth for 2 near bar, was cozy and gave us a view of restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Very cool space, vibrant spot, and excellent food. Our server was incredibly friendly and accommodating, provided excellent service, and was able to modify a menu item for one of our diners. The food was well prepared, nice presentation, and great quality. The only negative - we were trying to have a business conversation, and the music was too loud. Probably not a good spot for that kind of dinner, but great for dining with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I was amazed by the food, the waitress, everything! ;) Get the meatloaf nuggs!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Spoke & Steele seems to be "hidden" inside Le Meridien, but it is certainly worth finding. We were able to book the McQueen room (small private room that holds 6 people comfortably) and had a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We arrived a little early for our 6:30 reservation in the hopes of enjoying a cocktail before dinner as we had concert tickets at 8pm. We encountered a tremendous wait at the bar (both to be acknowledged by the bar tender and then for the drinks to be prepared) and then we weren't seated until almost 6:50. This delay quickened the pace of our meal which had a negative impact on our experience. Luckily, we had a great server and she was more than attentive to our time restraints which helped significantly. She worked with some of our special requests and did a great job at managing our table and the others around us. Overall, it felt like an average experience.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It took 35 minutes to get our drinks and over an hour after that to get our food

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

First off, let me say the food was excellent. From appetizer to dessert we enjoyed everything. Location is really nice as well.

Problems:
1) Noise. It’s obnoxiously loud. Don’t come here if you want to talk to your date or friends. Loud table close to us made it nearly impossible to speak to each other or even hear the server.

2) service: started out great and attentive. Then our table staff disappeared for the last 10-15 of our meal. It took nearly 30 min from the time we were ready to go until we got our check. Expected more.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful meal. Our server was super friendly and personable, and the food was outstanding. We had the S&S Nugs (meatballs) appetizer and both had the Pagenaud Steak Frites for dinner. Steaks were cooked perfectly. 5/5, would eat again.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The food was very good. Love the setting and the feel of the place.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our waiter was great--even brought us champagne so we could toast our friend on her 93rd birthday. Great brunch items and endless coffee!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Realky great food. Even better was sitting at the bar and learning about great rye and bourbon cocktails.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Way too loud. Food was a big let down.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Staff went above and beyond, quLity of food was great. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and service. The menu was succinct but had great options for everyone. Food was amazing. Brandon was an excellent server!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I had noticed the dinner menu had changed and wanted to give S&S a try. We were very happy we did. The food was excellent, and the cocktails were wonderful. Often, I’ve found you can find one but not both. Our server was Asha and she was great in every way.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Late birthday and Valentine’s Day celebrations

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Loved the food and dessert, great service. Excellent offerings on the Savor Indy menu. Will definitely go back even outside of Savor Indy. My only complaint was the noise level. Difficult to carry on a convo with the other couple that was with us.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Highly recommend Spoke & Steel. They have the most amazing hand-crafted cocktails - truly a standout for Downtown Indy. The 'Something About Mary' is a must. Especially when it's crafted by Mary herself. And the BEST burger I've had in ages!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very load with limited menu.
I don’t I need to say anything more to fill up my 50 words.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

after a slow and clumsy start to a Valentines night out, the food and drinks just blew the top off of everything. Loved the dishes and would definitely come back. The staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great drinks, great food. Charcuterie is not to be missed

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Service was outstanding - courteous, professional and knowledgeable!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

My wife and I went here for our date-night. We had a really good time and enjoyed all that we ate. I thought the pricing was a little steep, but didn't worry about it since we were trying to enjoy ourselves. The dinner menu was very thin but everything was delicious.

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2018

The restaurant was not even open on the night of our confirmed reservation.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great cocktails and appetizers! Main course needed a little more flavor.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This place was recommended to me by a friend. I had brunch with two other women while on a trip to town for our daughters' cheer competition. We arrived at 8:30 am on a Saturday. It was empty- only one other table full. Maybe we were there too early. That said, the service was terrible. We had to track down our server to order, get more drinks, and again to get the bill. During our brunch, a couple other tables arrived, but there was a second server, so I'm not sure why we didn't receive much attention.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Love the food. Went during Indy Restaurant week and portions very generous!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, great service. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant was not too crowded, and service was great. The food was timely and delicious. Be mindful the menu changes so what you see online may not reflect what’s actually available and on the menu. Leave room for dessert!! Croissant bread pudding was a show stopper

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