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“Fantastic Food!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of OAKLEY'S Bistro

OAKLEY'S Bistro
1464 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (Washington)
317 824 1231
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Ranked #26 of 2,028 Restaurants in Indianapolis
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
Granger, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food!!!!”
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!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Terre Haute, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not Impressed at All! Apathetic Staff”
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. The guy said it was for 3-4 people. 5 minutes later they seated another couple there! Our waiter was inattentive and had NO personality. He could care less it was my husband's birthday. He only showed up to ask about drinks (after they were empty and present the bill). The food was fairly tasty, but SMALL! I ordered the spare ribs and it had 2 small pieces of meat in it. Every portion is small. The bill was $140 (2 drinks and dessert included). We left soooooooo disappointed. Many other better options in Indy.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Go for their Wine Dinner”
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 my favorite. Chef Oakley made a beef cheek "hash" with an over easy quail egg, crispy onion skin and the most amazing creamed kale. The next course was a perfectly cooked trout fillet with carrot fennel puree and a most delicious vanilla bean spaetzle. (We loved the spaetzle so much, I decided to make some at home later in the week.) The third course was lamb with puree of potato and an amazing mustard seed ricotta. The wine paired well with the meal. Although the restaurant was full, the staff got the courses out quickly and the food was the perfect temperature. This was the first time my older son had attended one of these dinners and he loved it. As we were leaving he asked when we'd take him again.

I'd highly recommend making reservations as they can book up quickly for this special event.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Always fantastic”
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!

Visited January 2014
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Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Taste sensation”
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!

Visited January 2014
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