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OAKLEY'S Bistro

1464 W. 86th Street, 2051 brewster rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (Washington)
317 824 1231
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Ranked #5 of 1,970 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $28
Cuisines: American, French, Bistro
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Washington
Cross street: 86th & Ditch Road
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English first
Stormville, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We decided to eat here because we were intrigued by the menu items. It did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and efficient, the decor inviting and the food was sublime. The attention to detail and flavor were evident in every single mouthful of food. Worth seeking out!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The food is delicious, expertly prepared, interesting menu, very courteous staff. The food is always different, thanks to Chef Oakley's inventive dishes. And affordable!

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Granger, Indiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were traveling to Kentucky and made a stop here for a pre-anniversary dinner. The quality of food and service was outstanding. The suckling pig was by far the best thing I have ever eaten. The short ribs were also fantastic. I also had the french onion soup which was very very tasty as well. Everything was great!!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Went to Oakley's for my husband's birthday. I had asked ahead of time for anything they could do to make the night special. When we got there, they seated us at the worst table in the place (tiny, against a brick wall, 1 foot away from another couple). I asked to be moved to an empty table by the window.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We are big fans of this restaurant for any meal but Chef Oakley's Wine Dinners are absolutely outstanding and rival any dinner we've had on the west coast and in Europe. The evening we attended featured Waterbrook Winery and Precept Wines. Most of the wines were decent to very good and the food was incredible. The first course was probably... More

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Indianapolis
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Amazing presentation and incredible food. Best restaurant in Indy IMO. Chef Oakley prepares a great variety of very fresh entrees. Staff is excellent. Try to get the Chef's table for a view of the kitchen. Can hold 4 comfortably, 6 is a bit tight. Only 2 settings for that table. Enjoy!

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Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Very nice tables and reasonable noise level. Menu is eclectic and offers some great and different taste sensations. Well done!

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hoosier in jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We took a large group and had a special night from start to finish. There were 12 of us and they seated us at a large square table instead of a long table. This enabled us to share with the whole party instead of just the people seated next to or across from us. The menu is unique and interesting.... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I must admit I have driven by this place hundreds of times and finally decided to go. We made reservations with another couple and were immediately pleased with the ambience. Friendly wait staff were efficient and kept drinks full. I must admit, this was the most artistic restaurant in town with respect to the food presentation. The dishes were imaginatively... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Oakleys is consistently excellent, with interesting and innovative food. It's pricey, and reasonable serving size, so if you want to stuff yourself, go elsewhere.

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