We had been going to Oakley's since they opened and were very impressed for an Indiana restaurant. They appeard to have it right...great inovative food, spot on service and competitive prices for high end food.
Our last two visits there have shown that this is not the case any more. The food, still good, but has gone very standard fare and not anything you could not get at most other restaurants in town. Soups are still good but not enough to bring us in the door very often. The service is what really stood out as going down hilll. Long gone is the professional wait staff that could talk with you about the menue and the wines as they have been replaced by your standard I'm just doing this until something better comes along servers. No attention to details and extremely long waits to get any type of service. Long waits can be tolerated if the staff is busy but most of the time they are talking with the other staff which is a tell tale sign of poor front of the house management.
Last part is price. Just not a good value for your money when you are looking for a night out or special occasion. Oakleys is living on its early reputation when they did it right but sadly lately they do too much wrong. Would love to see them turn it around as it would not take much but you have to care first before this can happen.
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