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OAKLEY'S Bistro

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1464 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (86th & Ditch Road)
+1 317-824-1231
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great cozy restaurant, presentations of the food are exquisite from salad to main course. Once you taste the food, your mouth will drop because each bite is so delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant. This is definitely a 5-Star restaurant.

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Thank Fabnel
Columbus, Ohio
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Try the lemon risotto. It's delicious. Served in a tasty little cup with a cheesy topping - it's mouthwatering! The rainbow trout was delicious - served with veggies. We also tried the fettuccini with chicken artichoke meatballs. I liked the meatballs better than the fettuccini - it was served with a tomato sauce that was fresh-tasting but a little bland.... More 

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Thank artsiren
Muncie, Indiana
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Chef driven local food prepared in eyesight of dinners. This is a class act of service, food quality and exceptional flavor fusions. Recommend this for anyone wanting to impress a business associate, date or anyone else who enjoys superb food.

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Thank Curtis B
Indianapolis
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Oakley's promotes itself as featuring French cuisine. I don't think so. Oakley's is merely trying to compete with deservedly highly praised creative cuisines around town. Bacon wrapped apricots? Good if you like crisp bacon, the dominant flavor and texture. Toad-in-the-hole salad? Nearly unpalatable. And more an entree than a salad. Sherbet/ice cream array? Chunks of ice in one and flavors... More 

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Thank Ruth788
indianapolis
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111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Dishes are fresh and creative. Service very good and atmosphere conducive to conversation. Menu is small but a great deal of variety

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Thank John W
Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Chef Oakley is a tremendous talent hidden in northwest Indianapolis. My husband and my in-laws celebrated my birthday at Oakley's Bistro this past week. It was the first time for each of them. My husband's meatloaf with chili sauce was met with great acclaim. My mother-in-law ate every bite of her delicious tilapia, and her husband found the portion of... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Last night I introduced three friends to Oakley's. They were impressed. From the appetizers of olives and nuts (separate, of course) to the salads and entrees, this bistro has it all. The 7 ounce carafe of wine as well as the house old fashions were the beginning. The spinach salad followed by the meatloaf and short ribs entree were, as... More 

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Thank walkergilmer
Fishers, Indiana
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236 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Oakley's has been on my to-try list for years. It has rave reviews everywhere. Overall, I was disappointed. It's a small bistro that was more casual than I was expecting from the menu prices. Our table was ready exactly on time. The menu had some interesting and original items (Memphis Egg Rolls, salad served on bread). I ordered the Wild... More 

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Thank Melissa C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

It was packed the week before and the reviews were good so we made reservations. Plenty of open tables that night the menu started off with meatloaf for $23.75. Fancy toppings, purée potatoes not mashed. We had the appetizer and the fettuccine at $18 and three meatballs at 575 extra. No Tangueray gin but something made by Bombay but not... More 

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Thank Rick O
Carmel, Indiana
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Beautifully presented dish, with wonderful ingredients in a unique recipe-- altogether a delicious meal. All three of us had different dishes and felt that same way about our experience. The atmosphere was very pleasant, cozy, but not noisy. (We could easily hear each other in normal conversation.) Service was prompt and helpful. Everybody was friendly. A truly delightful experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1464 W. 86th Street, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?