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Bistro 501

501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
765-423-4501
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Ranked #19 of 198 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
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Lafayette, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Bistto 501 last week. It had been many years since we had dined there. The food was good, the service slow and the atmosphere pleasant. My only complaint was it was quite cool and I needed to wear my coat during the mea. Recommend for a special evening out, but dress warm during... More

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USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Bistro is a nice break from chain restaurants. It's location downtown in a historic hotel adds to the experience. But while the elements of a good restaurant are here, they just don't really come together to create a memorable experience. Started with salads and soup. We thought the onion soup was better in the past, the house salads are pretty... More

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