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1464 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (Washington)
317 824 1231
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Ranked #39 of 2,036 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $28
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
Cuisines: American, French, Bistro
Neighborhood: Washington
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 86th & Ditch Road
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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135 reviews 135 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It has an unprofessional menu, looks like a school project for some kid and it looks like a fancy restaurant so it does not match. The appetizers was too expensive for the little quantity they brought. Main course, service and dessert was good tho.

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Fishers, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It has been several years since visiting Oakley's. Decided to go after seeing the write up in the Indy Star about their duck offerings. What was good: the bottle of pinot noir, the bread, the fried brussel sprouts, the potato/corn side. The "duck and duck" entrée was tough, as in not tender and no real flavor, instead depending on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

You could see the chefs creativity in each item that you order. Devil's Eggs are must to order and we tried the Meat Loaf which was delicious. Wine and Desserts were classy too. The dishes are as great in taste as it is presented.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The hallmark of OAKLEY'S is a frequently-changing menu built around fresh, often locally-acquired foods featuring unusual (but creative, well-put-together) combinations and elegant presentation. If you are looking for formula-driven, don't bother. Unlike too many upscale restaurants, Oakley's portions are manageable, so althougn you might want to do so, you won't walk out with 2/3 of your meal slowly declining to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I ordered the fettuccine with a tomato sauce, instead of alfredo sauce, it had a little bit of a spice to it and it was delicious. I paired it with a Riesling. This is a great place for a date, or when you want something better than a chain restaurant.

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Additional Information about OAKLEY'S Bistro

Address: 1464 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
Phone Number: 317 824 1231
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 28
Cuisine: American, French, Bistro

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