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OAKLEYS bistro

4.8
4.8
2197 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to OAKLEYS bistro where food is our passion and sharing it with our guests is our joy! To learn more about us, we encourage you to visit our website at www.oakleysbistro.com; better yet, we invite you to join us and experience for yourself that we love what we do and it shows! We’re honored with local and national recognition such as Indianapolis Monthly’s 2006 “Super Star” and 2005 “Restaurant of the Year” and Bon Appétit’s “hottest restaurant from coast to coast;” but, we most cherish the accolades from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you ~ Steven J. Oakley, Chef/Proprietor...

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 824-1231

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steven J. Oakley

  • Catering

    Catering Options Available

  • Private party facilities

    Private Party Options Available, call for details

  • Private party contact

    Chris Hopkins: (317) 824-1231

  • Neighborhood

    NW Indy / Zionsville

  • Cross street

    86th & Ditch Road

  • Parking details

    Plenty of well-lit, up front parking is available as well as a ramped drop-off/pick-up curb.

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    On Valentine's Day we offer a special 3 Course Prix Fixe menu specially created for that day. The 3 courses are Starters, Entrees and Desserts and there are choices in each course for you to choose from. Steve creates an entirely new menu for that day, everyone in your party is sure to find something unique and to their liking.

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What 2,197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Innovative

  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Indianapolis

    Innovative

  • Indianapolis

    Contemporary American

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  1. M

    Molly88

    Indiana

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent lunch at Oakley’s as always.
  2. R

    Ricoop

    Indiana

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oakley never disappoints. We went for Devour and were just blown away by the quality of the menu choices. As usual we received great service from Donni. And the wine was outstanding too. Always worth the 30 mile drive each way.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing in flavor and plating. Service is on point and the meal is well timed. The lobster waffle continues to hit the mark every time!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. This place has an awesome chef !! The dishes were amazing!!!
  5. GJ

    GregJ

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food
  6. SM

    SusanM

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every thing was great but our seats were in the very back!
  7. PK

    PerryK

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Server was great. Food was well above average and you must try their deviled eggs. Apparently their shrimp corn dog is great and has beaten Bobby Flay. Well....it was a disappointment, but it's only $3 so try it for yourself. I may or may not go back.
  9. w

    wyandottegirl

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and unique menu!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Four of us enjoyed a birthday celebration at Oakleys and had fabulous food, great service (from Donnie) and loved the atmosphere! Great wines, too!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    I’ve dined at Oakleys on and off since they opened and the service is hit or miss. Due to the cuisine and chef I continue to dine here. However, after taking my clients there this past week I will never return! The waiter ruined the entire experience by rushing us to order, condescending responses, and berating us to order dessert due to the cooks needing to leave. Very unprofessional and embarrassing actually. It’s a shame someone with such prestige would allow front staff to perform in such a manner.
  12. B

    Bugs

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband/family here for his birthday. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Indianapolis. We were excited to see when the chef of this restaurant was featured on Bobby Flay's TV show and beat the famous Bobby Flay! Definitely get the shrimp corn dogs for appetizer. That was the dish he beat Bobby Flay with. Everything on the entree looks great - they're done with so much care, thought, and attention. We come back to this place again and again!
  13. PH

    PamH

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood bistro. The servers are friendly and accommodating. The gourmet food is excellent!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Couldn’t have asked for a better spot to take out of town friends for a nice dinner.
  15. N

    Nicole

    Indiana

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The drinks, appetizers and soups/salads were delicious. The main dishes were ok - maybe a bit more dry than expected. The service was decent - they were patient with us but not super outgoing or friendly. Overall the ambiance is nice and the food is good. It’s a little pricey as well, but we will likely return and try it again.
  16. MD

    MoraDora

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place the food never disappoints. We talked afterwards and think the best restaurant in Indy. Try the butter squash soup one of my favorites.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is utter perfection! We received a welcome when we arrived and then had one of the most impressive cocktail menus with high end spirits placed in front of us! The mixologist definitely knows what they are doing and crafted a large selection of wonderful libations. The service was incredible! Our waiter and the support staff made sure we wanted for nothing the entire night and did it without interrupting our experience. And the food is on another level! We had some of the most creative, well balanced, composed dishes ever!! You literally can’t go wrong on this menu! And the portions were perfect, we left satisfied but not over feed. And the desserts are must here as well! It’s was one of the best dining experiences my husband and I have ever had. We cannot wait to return!
  18. KN

    KathyN

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Oakley's Bistro. The service staff is always friendly and makes the diner comfortable. My husband and I began with a glass of wine to accompany our Caesar and Beet salads and we both chose the meatloaf for our entrees. Everything was delicious. We continue to list Oakley's as one of our favorite restaurants.
  19. L

    Localdiner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    It was just ok, the main course meatloaf and steak medallion were over cooked. We ordered the sherbet and chocolate bar for dessert; the sherbet was mainly ice but the chocolate bar was excellent. Nothing was terribly, but was not fantastic as expected. Service was good.
  20. MT

    MariaT

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, as usual. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very professional. Always love this restaurant.
  21. MW

    MargaretW

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Salmon was delicious!
  22. CN

    CindyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfection all the way through. A friend recommended the restaurant to me and I’m so thankful. I told my family before leaving I want to return on my birthday.The food was impressive. Nothing was left on any of our plates .
  23. KF

    KFam

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everything! Magnificently delicious!
  24. BF

    BrandiF

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The NYE was even better than the normal menu! I have not enjoyed a meal that much in a while!
  25. AG

    AndyG

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oakley's is a perennial top 10 restaurant in Indianapolis. The ambience is great, the staff is well trained, and the food is top notch; both creative and perfectly prepared. This visit, we were there for NYE. The menu was prix fixe, choose 1 app, one entree, 1 dessert. Here's the kicker though: there were ~ 10 choices for the app, 8 for the entree, 4 for the dessert. The place was packed, the bar was making cocktails full-blast, and everything I saw was working like a well-oiled machine. Kudos to Steven Oakley and his team for a flawless night.
  26. NE

    NancyE

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    New Year’s Eve at oakleys featured a nice expanded menu. The sea bass was excellent. Our appetizers drinks and desserts were good. Service was a bit rushed because the place was packed solid. Not sure why the meal had a fixed price of 95 dollars for a 50-60 dollar meal but I guess it’s hard to find a decent place for New Year’s Eve.
  27. S

    Sandy

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    New Years menu was awesome! Great food as always!
  28. O

    Omahapj

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent corn dogs, entrees perfect size and great flavor.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great place for lunch! Chef Oakley offers unique choices for lunch. His soup special corn and truffle was outstanding.
  30. PB

    PapaBill

    Indiana

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with my wife!!
  31. d

    dawson

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This small restaurant is one of the finest in all of Indianapolis. The food is always unique and wonderful, the service is spectacular and the environment, even though it is in a strip center, is warm and romantic. By far the greatest quality of this bistro is the quality of the food--absolutely great dishes always with flavors that are special. Oakley's bistro--a local treasure.
  32. CT

    ChicagoTreeMD

    Chicago

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem of a find and I've been coming for years. Took my team of 8 there for a holiday lunch and it was amazing. Food was perfect and so was the service for our sizeable group. Steve is one of the best chef's in town and his passion shows through at Oakley's!
  33. DF

    DFish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fortunate to live close enough to eat here regularly. Best bites of food I have had anywhere!
  34. l

    lynn

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good neighborhood restaurant, although I like my food with fewer gimmicks. It is still tasty and the service has always been pleasant and efficient. Almost every restaurant is too noisy for me, but there is not much that can be done with such a small space.
  35. C

    Crestwoodcharmer

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, dinner was perfect! Party of two shared the French onion soup. Unusual preparation but lite, herby and delicious! Followed by the daily special of walleye with capers and olives and the brisket plate. Visually appealing and delicious- a favorite place to dine for everyday and special occasions.
  36. PS

    PamS

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Unfortunately, we didn’t have a very good experience. The service was not what you expected for all the hype about the restaurant.They weren’t all that busy, they ran out of what we ordered, and it was early ,6:45? The food was ok, a bit too overly adorned. Didn’t feel it was worth the prices.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another stellar dining experience at Oakleys! Noise level was quite a bit louder - holidays, large group, but still a delicious and delightful evening
  38. J

    Jane

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great girls nite out with excellent food & drinks!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annual Christmas dinner date with my husband. We have been going to Oakleys almost every Christmas for 20 years. It’s our Christmas Dinner tradition Love it. One of my favorite this is Shrimp Corn Dogs!
  40. CS

    CharlesS

    Indiana

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Non menu appetizer, seafood schnitzel, was delicious. Salads, wedge and sprouts Caesar were outstanding. Entrees, salmon and New York strip were prepared perfectly. Cocktails and wine suggestions were spot on. No room for dessert, sorry. Restaurant was moderately busy upon arrival but was really bustling within half an hour. Service was very good in spite of the crowd. Once again, Oakleys did not disappoint. Thanks

FAQs

OAKLEYS bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. OAKLEYS bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 824-1231.

OAKLEYS bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 2197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for OAKLEYS bistro

1464 W 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    86th & Ditch Road

  • Neighborhood

    NW Indy / Zionsville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of well-lit, up front parking is available as well as a ramped drop-off/pick-up curb.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steven J. Oakley

  • Entertainment

    No live entertainment

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 824-1231

  • Catering

    Catering Options Available

  • Private party facilities

    Private Party Options Available, call for details

  • Private party contact

    Chris Hopkins: (317) 824-1231

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