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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
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English first
Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Found Bistro 501 by chance and it was wonderful. The ambiance, the service, the food, the menu - all really good. I had the bistro lunch with French onion soup that was great, side salad and cornbread muffin; my husband had Croque Madame - excellent. The aoli for frittes is delicious. We shared bread pudding for dessert, the sauce is... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went to Bistro 501 for a weeknight business dinner. Had excellent service at the bar for brief cocktails prior to taking our seats. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and was able to provide some excellent recommendations for our group of about 10. The appetizers were unique and tasty. We could have used slightly more frequent drink refills... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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