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OAKLEY'S Bistro

1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
+1 317-824-1231
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Once again Oakley's provided a superb dining experience. The scallops starter was so good, we would have ordered another for dessert, but we had no room left after the entrees. My wife had the best pork chop (and the presentation of the chop was beautiful)...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were a party of 4 lucky enough to have the round raised table near the kitchen which allowed us to watch the fixings and converse with the chef during our meal . Had a hard working but fun waiter who gave us his top...More

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chris h, General Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for coming and for the high praise! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This time it was devour Indy. The options were delightful and full of flavor as always. The wine selection is always a great value (see photo) Our server was helpful without preaching and was very pleasant. We tend to go on the early side (6'ish)and...More

Thank Jeff P
chris h, General Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for coming in! We are always happy to hear we've provided a good experience. See you soon!

Reviewed 27 January 2018

Lured my an email touting its Devour Indy winter menu, I suggested dinner at Oakley's to my husband and another couple. We had eaten at Oakley's many times before and looked forward to a good meal. Boy, was my face red! We endured more than...More

Thank NOLAgirlinINDY
chris h, General Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. This kind of service is not the norm for OAKLEYS, I hope we get the chance to prove to you that we can do a better job.

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I loved loved loved this food!! Celebrated our 10th anniversary here- My husband had the pork chop and I had the short ribs and they were both beyond amazing. I mean- might have been the best meal I’ve had in Indy -amazing. That said- Service...More

Thank Jennifer07
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The setting and atmosphere are good and service was great. There are many original items on the menu as far as I can tell. We can never have enough of this type of local, creative restaurant in Indy, instead of those generic chains. Perhaps I...More

Thank Zorro_ICW
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A return visit to Oakley's was a reminder for my wife and & I how much we appreciate good food that explodes with flavor with every bite. From the bacon wrapped apricots to the pork chop and tasty salad entrees the flavors are mouth watering...More

Thank Jeff P
chris h, General Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for the visit and positive feedback. It's always good to hear how we are doing. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Each dish includes a gastronomic experience!! Thai cauliflower soup was delicious with flavors of ginger and coconut complemented by ample heat!! The chicken tart is both flavorful and filling!! Short ribs tacos had a nice sweet Smokey flavor! You have to get the lemon creme...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We drove to Indianapolis from Chicago. We've driven that route before and knew it would be a culinary desert. We made reservations at Oakleys Bistro and had a very happy landing. The fish dishes were excellent as was the service. We arrived late and the...More

Thank YayoNorCal
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone that worked there was amazing and really nice! The service was super slow, however. We were there for over 3 hours and we had a toddler. Not good. It took a long time to get my niece's food so my mom asked if they...More

Thank asubean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 34
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
    (86th & Ditch Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
  • Neighbourhood: Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 317-824-1231
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Description
It’s commonly thought that you know you’ve found your life’s calling if you’d do your job for free. Chef Steven J. Oakley personifies that idea. His career began at age 16 when he offered his services to a suburban Chicago restaurant for free: “I just wanted to work, I wanted to learn,” says Oakley. That emphasis on hard work and continual learning has culminated in Chef Oakley arriving at the top of his profession in Indianapolis. That structured education didn’t temper his need to learn from other chefs in other kitchens and he spent many weekends traveling to New York City to work in some of the most prestigious restaurants in the country, including The Park Avenue Café and Lutece—for free of course. He spent summers back in Chicago where he worked at the famous Charlie Trotter’s. Following a brief stint at the Scottsdale Princess Resort in Arizona, Chef Oakley returned home to Chicago where he worked for another landmark restaurant, Printer’s Row, and again, Charlie Trotter’s.
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