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501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
765-423-4501
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Ranked #21 of 200 Restaurants in Lafayette
Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Westchester County, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

How Mountain Jacks gets ranked #1 in Lafayette and Bistro 501 #23 I'll never know. We had the rack of lamb (a FULL, 8-rib rack of lamb - rare anywhere today!) and whitefish Oscar (with crabmeat). Both came prepared perfectly and attractively served. The volume of food was so large that two people who normally clean their plates were unable... More

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226 reviews 226 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were looking for a nice place for lunch and decided to try Bistro 501. Great decision! My quiche was excellent and the wine selections were very good. Was even tempted to have dessert. I enjoyed the atmosphere and service.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Favorite restaurant for celebrations and business. Casual French food and nicely presented. Many nice lunch specials.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Oh Bistro--I so want you to be a better restaurant. Which is why I must separate the review of the restaurant from the review of the bar. You have an ideal location in downtown Lafayette and a professional/university audience really wanting to spend $$$. But alas, you seem to be unaware that your customers have dining experience: international to local.... More

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Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here often, and really like it. The decor is French country and is very well maintained. The staff is friendly and professional. The menu is somewhat limited, with beef, lamb, chicken, and seafood. They also have one pork dish. While not a lot of choices, what they do they do very well. Appetizers are a highlight. All... More

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Las Vegas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have eaten here a number of times over the years and the food has always been first class. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is always nicely presented. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and is in a convenient downtown location. We would definitely recommend eating here when in the area.

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North Central Indiana
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164 reviews 164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our kids go to Purdue and we have always wanted to try the Bistro. We stopped in for lunch and we were impressed! The pate was excellent! The quiche was so light and tasty. We can't wait to return for dinner!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our group of 4 couples had lunch at Bistro 501 on May 20. The decor is surprising and delightfully bright and fun, our servers were attentive and the food was delicious and plentiful. The location in old downtown Lafayette is nicely walkable, but watch out for the one-way streets and parking zones. We did not use the bar area but... More

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San Diego
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173 reviews 173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I had lunch here with a friend, and the portions are generous, food is carefully prepared, and service is very good.

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West Lafayette
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185 reviews 185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We’ve eaten here several times, most recently with a friend at lunch. We sat at one of the large windows looking out on historic downtown Lafayette. The decor uses a French rooster theme with buttery yellow walls and nice woodwork. There are upholstered antique chairs and white tablecloths and cloth napkins. After being told they were out of the quiche... More

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Additional Information about Bistro 501

Address: 501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
Phone Number: 765-423-4501
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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