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1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
+1 317-824-1231
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved loved loved this food!! Celebrated our 10th anniversary here- My husband had the pork chop and I had the short ribs and they were both beyond amazing. I mean- might have been the best meal I’ve had in Indy -amazing. That said- Service...More

Thank Jennifer07
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The setting and atmosphere are good and service was great. There are many original items on the menu as far as I can tell. We can never have enough of this type of local, creative restaurant in Indy, instead of those generic chains. Perhaps I...More

Thank Zorro_ICW
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A return visit to Oakley's was a reminder for my wife and & I how much we appreciate good food that explodes with flavor with every bite. From the bacon wrapped apricots to the pork chop and tasty salad entrees the flavors are mouth watering...More

Thank Jeff P
chris h, General Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for the visit and positive feedback. It's always good to hear how we are doing. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Each dish includes a gastronomic experience!! Thai cauliflower soup was delicious with flavors of ginger and coconut complemented by ample heat!! The chicken tart is both flavorful and filling!! Short ribs tacos had a nice sweet Smokey flavor! You have to get the lemon creme...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We drove to Indianapolis from Chicago. We've driven that route before and knew it would be a culinary desert. We made reservations at Oakleys Bistro and had a very happy landing. The fish dishes were excellent as was the service. We arrived late and the...More

Thank YayoNorCal
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone that worked there was amazing and really nice! The service was super slow, however. We were there for over 3 hours and we had a toddler. Not good. It took a long time to get my niece's food so my mom asked if they...More

Thank asubean
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We had seen Chef beat Bobby Flay and decided we needed to eat there and were not disappointed in the least wonderful food and service Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank disneyfanatic13
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We love this place. The menu is very progressive and delicious..probably our favorite restaurant on north side of a Indy. Everything is meticulously prepare and as you can see an excellent presentation. This is picture of a the olive oil poached salmon. Like the updated...More

Thank Dwight R
chris h, General Manager at OAKLEY'S Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for sharing your Father's Day with us, and thank you for the great feedback, we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Started with a decent margarita and a fantastic deviled egg appetizer. My wife's gnocchi was a wonderful collection of flavors. But the star was my lobster waffle. Nice variety of entrees running from around $10 to over $30. Great place to dine.

1  Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Congratulations! Steve Oakley. Just attended a "Party" at Oakley's Bistro showing Steve beating Bobbi Flav On the Food Netwook. Great party and showed what a great chef Steve is. Then had a great dinner with friend three nights later at the restaurant. Love Toad In...More

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
    (86th & Ditch Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
  • Neighbourhood: Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 317-824-1231
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It’s commonly thought that you know you’ve found your life’s calling if you’d do your job for free. Chef Steven J. Oakley personifies that idea. His career began at age 16 when he offered his services to a suburban Chicago restaurant for free: “I just wanted to work, I wanted to learn,” says Oakley. That emphasis on hard work and continual learning has culminated in Chef Oakley arriving at the top of his profession in Indianapolis. That structured education didn’t temper his need to learn from other chefs in other kitchens and he spent many weekends traveling to New York City to work in some of the most prestigious restaurants in the country, including The Park Avenue Café and Lutece—for free of course. He spent summers back in Chicago where he worked at the famous Charlie Trotter’s. Following a brief stint at the Scottsdale Princess Resort in Arizona, Chef Oakley returned home to Chicago where he worked for another landmark restaurant, Printer’s Row, and again, Charlie Trotter’s.
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