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Spoke & Steele, Indianapolis, IN

Spoke & Steele

3.6
3.6
939 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Spoke & Steele is a modern perspective on downtown dining. We offer a distinctly Midwestern take on French and European classics. From first sip to the last bite, local ingredient-driven dishes and unique craft spirits deliver authentic flavors and textures that ignite the Indy dining scene.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, French American, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 6:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 737-1616

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jim Hotaling

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spoke & Steele can accommodate all of your special event and group dining needs.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Schuck: (844) 360-2654

  • Area

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross Street

    Georgia

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available for $10. Additional self parking available in Circle Centre Mall parking garage.

  • Entertainment

    Occasional live music.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

Experiences

  • Pacers Pre-Game 3 Course Dinner

    US$40.00 per person

    21 Oct 2022 - 23 Apr 2023
    Spoke & Steele is delighted to invite guests with Pacers home game tickets to join us for a specially priced 3 course pre-game dinner. This menu is available by reservation beginning at 4:30PM every home Pacers game. $40 per person plus tax and gratuity. Valet Parking $10. Soft drinks are included, alcohol, espresso drinks, and zero proof cocktails are in addition. MENU First Course- The Simple Green Salad: Organic lettuces, crouton & baby tomato, Champagne Vinaigrette Second Course- Brick Oven Chicken: roasted Yukon Gold potatoes, stoplight vegetable sauté, glace de poulet Third Course- House Made Chocolate Mousse: mixed berries Pair with a S&S signature Barrel Aged Old Fashioned to enjoy the best of Spoke & Steele!

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What 939 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ScottV

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Slow service despite empty restaurant and food was just ok.
  2. JudyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place we've been to in Indy! Small and perfect!
  3. live4fun

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The server lost the appetizer orders and one of the meals did not come out until 20 mins after the other people received their meal.
  4. JudyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great customer service with quick delivery of food to the table.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was pretty terrible, as was the food. They seemed pretty short staffed, which may have contributed to our experience. Our overall dining experience was close to 3 hrs and not by choice just to put things in perspective.
  6. AaronB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Heather was a great server. Food was exceptional. Little lite on the lamp Popsicles and the steak although cooked perfect was very peppery. Overall great place and ambience. Pricey but very good.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Waited over 5 min to be greeted after being seated, The first drink I had was very good. A second of the same beverage was not as flavorful. We had to ask for our check. Our server was the bartender; she was too busy cleaning up the bar which prompted asking for the check. I’m not sure I would return for another visit.
  8. CleFoodieGal

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Exceptionally slow service. Took close to 15 minutes for a server to approach our table despite it being relatively empty in the restaurant. Food came out cold. Seemed like they were having a rough night. Not sure I would give it another shot.
  9. BillB

    St. Louis

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Taylor was our server and was terrific. At the end of the meal, she remembered our first names and thanked us for allowing her to serve.
  10. Dustin

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Unfortunately a bit disappointed. The burger was pretty good along with the fries, but I wouldn’t describe the prices of $19 being worth it. My wife’s meal was incredibly boring and bland. It was a sort of a shepherds pie concoction layered on mashed potatoes. We could have made the same meal at home 10x better and a fraction of the price. Service was average at best given there was barely anyone there. This was our first time and it’s not worth giving it another try.
  11. AmyS

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved that everything was organic and local! The service and atmosphere was perfect for a slow Sunday brunch.
  12. MichelleB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Menu is limited. Menu not very exciting. Burger was a boring option.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our dinner was pre-game Pacers NBA and we were out-of-Townes routing for the away team. We met 2 other tables near us also attending, one table rooting for each side. We shared a decent volume level lively conversation and the waitress seemed to enjoy it. She was very attentive and made sure we all got to the game on time even though we arrived late due to traffic , they gladly accepted us late for our reservation and pushed things along catching us up to our newly made friends . Very enjoyable dinner, good food, great service and an amazing atmosphere.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Long wait for service food was good but not anything I’d go back for
  15. diningindy

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I was a frequent visitor at Spoke and Steele pre-pandemic. This was my first visit back - things have changed a bit, but still a great experience!
  16. KimberlyP

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service and food were not good. Plenty of staff out front but they were all complaining to one another and not helping each other out. Food took forever and wasn’t very good. Will not return
  17. DinuK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, Great service, and wonderful ambience! Will definitely come back!
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was disappointed in the scant menu. A few menu items were not available due to supply issues, but maybe a few other offerings could be available in these cases. My previous experiences were much better. Not sure I will revisit.
  19. RobinR

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Visited Spoke and Steele before a Colts Monday Night Football game for the first time. Restaurant was clearly short staffed and struggling to keep up with a 1/2 - 3/4 full dining area. Staff was friendly but unable to provide attentive service. Food was of average quality but not in line with the price point even considering the premium location of the restaurant. Disappointed that Le Méridien is not able to operate a higher quality restaurant in downtown Indianapolis.
  20. JohnB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pretty decent spot. Service was kind of slow given it was a Monday night and only an few other tables in the restaurant. But the waiter was very friendly and accommodating food was tasty as well prepared.
  21. Pamela

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is nice but the food was average. We left hungry.
  22. KeithV

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate breakfast here before a Colts game. Very nice place. Was seated quickly and the server greeted us quickly once sat down. Food was really good. Would definitely eat here again.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible service, cold food and rude hostess. Do not recommend.
  24. Redwood

    Oklahoma City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a nice place! Good food and wonderfully attentive and competent waitstaff.
  25. Lynn

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very convenient location. Service was prompt and professional. Food was very tasty.
  26. MichaelP

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food was bland. The worst shrimp and grits we ever had. No one asked us how the food was so I’m assuming they know it’s bad.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were the first table of the day and our server was extremely attentive and kind. The food was fabulous.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my groomsmen here for brunch before my wedding, and we all really enjoyed our experience. The staff was incredibly friendly, helpful, and personable. Most people ordered the biscuits and gravy; I had the ribeye hash. Everyone loved their food. Our only (and very minor) issue was the size and quality of the brunch cocktails. Both the bloody marry and mimosas were smaller than I would have expected at a similar restaurant, and the bloody marry in particular was very sweet and lacked flavor. I would definitely go back, and maybe just pass on the brunch drinks.
  29. Disappointed

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The restaurant itself has a great vibe and feel. I ordered a martini and set out to peruse the menu which certainly had piqued my interest. The martini was fantastic but little did I know that was going to be the highlight of my evening. After delivering my cocktail, the server didn't return and no one checked in to see if I needed anything or would have liked to order an appetizer. After 30-40 minutes, I flagged down a server from another section and figured at this rate, I better order my entree/side. She graciously took my order and the food did arrive in a timely manner. The lamb chops were not overcooked, thankfully, but were overwhelmed by a profligate amount of pesto. Not to be outdone, the mushroom scampi was bereft of garlic and only tasted of salt. Now, I do like salt but I could barely get these down. So in sum, great ambiance, interesting menu - poor execution both in the food preparation and in service. This restaurant is in a great location and on Pacer nights has access to approximately 14,000 attendees. And as it was on this Friday night, very few were in the restaurant whether ticketholders or not. Most pedestrians just walked by. Maybe they know. #TryHarder
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Great cocktails, food is healthy and easy to find things for allergies and gluten intolerance.
  31. AC2019

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It wasn’t a busy evening but despite this the service was good but quite slow. The food was really delicious. The portions were on the smaller side. The drinks were pretty good except the French martini.
  32. ScottS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spoke & Steele was a great place for a dinner to welcome friends to Indianapolis after they just moved here. The vibe was chill but profesh, the service was great, and the food was amazing. I'd definitely recommend Spoke & Steele to anyone who's interested in a higher-end (but not crazy expensive) dinner place. (I've been there for brunch, too, and that's also a win.)
  33. Sparks

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This should be on James beard nomination committee. Chef excellent. We were going to return again the very next night but it was closed. We’re from out of town and had just been to several award winning restaurants back east and S&S ranked near the top. Wonderful✔️
  34. JeffK

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is a hidden gem in the city. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service.
  35. Foodie

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The restaurant is nice and clean and the food did taste good. The service was less than what was expected. We had a reservation and stood in the waiting area for over 20 minutes, until we spoke to someone to say “will we ever get seated?” For the Lady to say oh I’m sorry I thought you was waiting on somebody. Never once asked if we had a reservation. The service was slow and we never even got one refill. When it was time to pay the server took off with our money was gone for 10 minutes to come back start clearing off our table and said I’ll be back with your check. He forgot we already paid. Foods is good but service is bad.
  36. Gabriellas

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spoke and Steel is beyond delicious and a spot that has fabulous cocktails alongside healthy artisan options. I was extremely impressed with the food and our waitress, Heather, was so great at recommending various food/cocktail options. The staff was so sweet to provide us with a delicious dessert for our anniversary which was very special for us.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for drinks and dinner prior to theater. Friendly attentive service. Salmon entree was excellent!
  38. Cyndi

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Celebrated my dads and my birthday. Great service very nice place. And the food was delicious! Will be back soon! Hope to stay in the hotel sometime.
  39. Lindae

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took 8 people here to celebrate our daughter’s engagement. Great cocktails. Various members of our party had the lamb chops, steak and salmon. All were good, with the lamb chop being the best! We ordered one of each dessert for the table to share. All were delicious—the pistachio gelato and the key lime cakelet were the favorites. Our server was attentive and pleasant.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I arrived about 15 minutes late due to an event traffic and they were still able to accommodate my reservations. I did leave a note letting the staff know this was for an anniversary. There was no recognition of that. We had a good server who was attentive as possible. We got our food about an hour after we put it. I had to ask a server to check on our food after two tables with at least 3 people got their food who got there 15 minutes after us. The server gave us a shot for our wait. My guest got blueberry pancakes and I got the shrimp and grits. The blueberry pancakes were really good. The shrimp and grits were very bland. It was spicy which I like but there was no flavor. I ended up switching my food out for the S&S which was eggs, bacon, and potatoes. I think it was decent and I was content with it. The manager came in to the restaurant and asked the server how we were doing. The server said she gave us free shots and we were good. I would have been more comfortable with the situation if the manager asked us directly how we were doing. Overall I would go back for drinks but not for food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Spoke & Steele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 737-1616.

Spoke & Steele is rated 3.6 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Spoke & Steele

123 South Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Georgia

  • Area

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 6:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Daily 10:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, French American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available for $10. Additional self parking available in Circle Centre Mall parking garage.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jim Hotaling

  • Entertainment

    Occasional live music.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (317) 737-1616

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Spoke & Steele can accommodate all of your special event and group dining needs.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Schuck: (844) 360-2654

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