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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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Today
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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  • 81
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great date night

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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
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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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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17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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177 helpful votes 177 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?