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OAKLEYS bistro

4.8
4.8
2042 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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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

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,042 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Contemporary American

  • Indianapolis

    Fit for Foodies

  • Indianapolis

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unhurried, quiet ambiance for lunch. Creative menu and attentive service. Always reliable and always very good.

  2. J

    Judy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Because I am lactose intolerant, I searched the menu for offerings without dairy. I did not anticipate that the "salmon pot pie" would arrive in a milk based sauce. I had to send it back. The waitress was very gracious about returning it. It would have been helpful to have had a menu that listed all ingredients in the offerings.

  3. JD

    JerryD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Thank You Oakleys

  4. DR

    DeRed

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    You can not get any gluten-free items or special requests here. service was so, so and prices are quite high.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time visiting and we will go back. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great options for dinner. We were not rushed and had a wonderful experience.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food with friends

  8. z

    zvillefoodie

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Very flavorful. Still one of the best in Indy metro area.

  9. P

    Pable

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great

  10. JA

    JohnA

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish I ordered was excellent!!! They all had every texture and flavor component covered. I could’ve eaten 3 orders of the squash blossoms but I wanted to try other things

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great stop for a unique dinning experience. The dishes prepared by Chef Oakley are top notch creations from his years of knowledge in the kitchen. Well worth the 45 minute drive. We will be back!

  12. B

    Beaver

    Indiana

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Everything on the menu is uniquely prepared, with lots of choices.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great experience!

  14. x

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food. Unique combination of flavors. Beautiful presentation

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Spur of the moment decision. Oakley’s accommodated our reservations on a Saturday evening. Service was good and food was good too

  16. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time we travel through Indy we try to eat at Oakley's. They are closed Sunday and Monday's and seems as those are the days we are passing through . Last night was different...Sat at the bar and had a fabulous meal . One of our best eating out experiences in a long time. This is indeed a treasure . Unbelievable friendly service and Head chef Steve Oakley is always in the kitchen creating masterpieces . A 10 plus for the whole experience. Sharon and Don Hansen.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in Indy

  18. CM

    ChrisM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always love Oakleys, but they were off their game Saturday night. Waiter said they were short staffed. Still, service was decent. Food was not worth the money this night. Short ribs were dry and salty and meatloaf tasted left over. Appetizers were good though. Definitely not worthy $250 for 3 people.

  19. B

    Bugs

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good and service was amazing. This place never disappoints us. I got the short ribs and hubby got the duck. Incredibly delicious. Our younger kids came with with us this time and they enjoyed their meals as well. It’s always a boon to the parents when a nice restaurant that is on the higher end has something delicious/affordable for the kids. It makes it easier for parents like us to bring our kids with us. My kids loved it and asked to come back. We will definitely be back!

  20. BJ

    BJones

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There was a large party of about 12 people celebrating a special event, but they were in the front & we were near the back, so it did not affect us much. It could have been quite a distraction, but we received the same excellent service & food as always. They were able to host a large, vivacious group without compromising the experience of others. The staff did a great job.

  21. GV

    GiselleV

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Unexpected surprise while visiting Indianapolis. Congratulations

  22. DS

    DanS

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite dinner spots!

  23. JC

    JackC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic first visit. A little expensive but you're getting a very interesting meal with a lot of great ideas. Paul was an excellent server and we valued his recommendations.

  24. c

    cdjenks

    Indiana

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had not been in the restaurant for a while and it was so good

  25. J

    Jackson

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. The luncheon was for my friend’s birthday and she loved it. I think our favorite part was our waiter Paul. He was a blast and such good service!

  26. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oakleys is an amazing experience for any meal with exceptional service, a cozy setting and the best food Indy has to offer.

  27. KY

    KarenY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfection. Food was exceptional. Service was very efficient and personable.

  28. TK

    TomK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and preparation is always excellent. I have been dining here since it opened and I have to say its my favorite restaurant in Indy.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tried a new menu item Ricotta Dumplings it was great

  30. c

    cherylt

    Salt Lake City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was good, however, it was not evident on menu that most items were a-la-carte. My salmon piece was small for the hefty price and very "pickley" in taste. Menu was very limited.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Really great food. Tried the trout, bacon wrapped apricots, Brussels and deviled eggs. Service was not bad at all. Food came out quickly.

  32. MC

    MichaelC

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Special appetizer was frog legs, which were excellent with a New Zealand white wine. Entrees and desert were up to the usual great standard.

  33. MM

    MMlm

    Naples

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Used to live in town and this was one of our favorites. They did not disappoint. The wild mushroom paella was a great blend of flavors. My husband loved the daily special, beef tips.

  34. DP

    DaniP

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always wonderful!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wanted to show a professional colleague a unique, top notch Indy restaurant. Chose Oakley’s and not disappointed. The Beat Bobby Flay corn dog was a great start, whet his appetite for more. Butternut squash maple soup was great follow up, and Stanley’s meatloaf Vince’s the deal. He was VERY impressed.

  36. m

    michaels

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food. Very local favorite. Always pleased with our visit.

  37. h

    happy

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always fantastic. Staff are friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Had a great night celebrating an anniversary.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    One of our favorite spots but disappointed with our waiter. After ordering seven appetizers as a prelude to dinner and waiting 45 minutes, Waiter advised us he did not put in appetizer order until all food is ordered! Said this is normal procedure at Oakeys, which we had never experienced in the past. Our meal thus took 3 hours!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It is ALWAYS great.

  40. s

    sgun73

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place because the food is always interesting and different and delicious. After dozens of visits we’ve never had less than an amazing dining experience. Great portion sizes too so you don’t leave uncomfortably stuffed.

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 2042 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for OAKLEYS bistro

1464 W 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    86th & Ditch Road

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, 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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