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OAKLEY'S Bistro

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Washington
French, American, Bistro
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1464 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (86th & Ditch Road)
317 824 1231
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Don't let the strip mall steer you away because the food is delicious....

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
joyandlaughter1
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Carmel, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carmel, Indiana
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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

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USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Indianapolis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I ate here for the first time recently. The interior decor is very nice, sort of a rustic elegance. We had made a reservation, and when we arrived at our table the water glasses were already filled, which I thought was a nice touch. There were only adults in the restaurant, which is appropriate as there is... More 

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Walton, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went for my husbands bday while we were in town from cincinnati. It was amazing and well worth the drive from downtown Indy. The appetizer egg rolls were fabulous! I'm still dreaming of them. My entree (braised short ribs) was also wonderful. My husband got the meat loaf and love it but I could tell he liked mine better!... More 

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south bend
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We met some friends from the area that had dines at Oakly's before. We loved the interior of the place, kinda rustic and not fancy but had the feeling of a top notch restaurant. Our service staff was excellent-Karen, who was from "up" in our area if Indiana, was professional and knowledgeable of all items on menu. The dishes that... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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138 reviews 138 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were traveling through this area with friends and spent the night in Indianapolis. A search in Opentable found this great restaurant. Very good service with a competent server who made great recommendations. Menu items were diverse and very flavorful and expertly prepared. This was an enjoyable evening. Located in a strip mall - this restaurant takes all credit cards.... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by my aunt, and I agree that it is pretty fantastic. Doesn't look like much from the outside (it's in a strip mall) but the inside is pretty high class. Half of our group attended in jeans, but it was for lunch. The meatloaf is heavenly and I also tried to tuna melt which... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to Oakley's for the first time for New Year's eve dinner.Nice atmosphere but we were given a poor table ,my fault ,should've asked for a booth. The service was very good as were the appetizers and entrées.However, the desserts were very average for such an expensive meal.We both felt the meal was way over priced at $75 a... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went on thanksgiving eve with 8 people. Moderately busy. Who wants to cook on Wed night when your cooking all day Thanksgiving? Not our first trip to Bistro its easy to find ( corner west 86th and Township line road) lots of parking and the FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD. BISTRO is moderately priced, unless your ordering bottles of wine,... More 

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Orange County, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

From the moment we walked in the door we liked this place. The hostess overhearing that we had left our glasses behind quickly came to our assistance with a spare pair for us. Don't be fooled by simple store front. Inside is very warm and inviting. The food was beyond great. Creative, well presented, and delicious. Every dish was unique... 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: 317 824 1231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 28
  • Cuisine: French, American, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?