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OAKLEY'S Bistro

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Washington
French, Bistro
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1464 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (86th & Ditch Road)
+1 317-824-1231
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11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food with a twist

We have been dining at Oakley's for several years and have never been disappointed! The shrimp corn dog appetizer with honey dipping sauce is a must! We also love the short ribs and the meatloaf is a must!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been dining at Oakley's for several years and have never been disappointed! The shrimp corn dog appetizer with honey dipping sauce is a must! We also love the short ribs and the meatloaf is a must!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I have had dinners at Oakley's for the past 13 years or so, starting when they opened the place. Oakley's has had great ambitions from the start and truly set them apart from the run-of-the-mill dining places in Indianapolis. When you want to try something exciting it is time for Oakley's. Go to Oakley's for the best... More 

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chris h, Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and thank you for letting us share your anniversary with you! More 

Indianapolis
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When we celebrate or when we are hungry, we go to Oakley's Bistro. His appetizers are fun and good and his entrees are Comfort Food from a great chef! I have never had a bad meal there and now when my adult daughters want to go out, Oakley's is where I am buying. A pretty good trubute to a great... More 

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chris h, General Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Steve does such a fantastic job! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

June 9th Signature Dinner featuring St. Francid Winery. Wonderful meal and wine was delicious. The signature dinner is foodie must. Give it a try. #1 chef in Indy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food and wine here were amazing! From the appetizer to the main course, we simply couldn't get enough. Would highly suggest taking your significant other here for dinner.

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Greencastle, Indiana, USA
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A first class restaurant on a strip mall in Indianapolis? Yes, indeed. It's a modest sized room with the kitchen in view--a nice ambiance along with friendly, knowledgeable, efficient servers. And the food! There are perhaps 15 small plate appetizers and at least a dozen entrees--along with nightly specials. Our dinners were outstanding. Mixtures of flavors in beef and pork... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

1st time to Indianapolis. Stayed at Carmel and found this place through TripAdvisor and also Google. The menu looks good for all of my business associated, as some of them are vegetarians. We arrived on a Wednesday evening when they were not very busy, and were readily seated. The waiter made some very good recommendation on beer and wine. He... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of the nicer restaurants in Indianapolis, offering a nice selection of entrees at a mid-range price. I love the lobster pot pie served in a small cassoulet dish. They offer wine paired tasting menus, and these are a sell-out event, so reserve your spot. Rich flavors, complex flavor profiles, I enjoy the variety offered!

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Carmel, Indiana
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Lovely setting with great music selection. Unique wine and mix drink choices. Good portion sizes and exquisite food.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Best dining experience I've had in Indiana. Unassuming exterior in a strip mall. Really creative menu on the inside. Lobster waffle appetizer was great. Small garlic waffle with lobster chunks. Duck duck was great as an entrée. My wife vegetable "Wellington" which feature veggies wrapped Wellington style in puff pastry. Service was very attentive without being pushy, always had an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1464 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
    (86th & Ditch Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
  • Neighborhood: Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 317-824-1231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 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

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