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Bistro 501

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501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
17654234501
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Indiana
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The new menu is a delight with some fresh new choices. Plenty to choose from a joy to the tastebuds!

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1 Thank JeffnLiz V
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199 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Repeat visits always rewarded. Nice change-up in the menu for summer. Try the jerk-flavored duck or the Harissa-rubbed lamb. Both excellent. With the change in management everything has been loosened up a bit. The staff are still the best and most professional in town.

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2 Thank mr_dendrocacalia
Theresajbuckley, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

I cannot begin to express our gratitude for such a wonderful comment! We look forward to serving you again in the near future and hope to consistently deliver on your and our expectations of Bistro 501. Thank you again. More 

Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bistro 501 could easily compete in any big city - L.A., Chicago, New York, etc... -- so it was a splendid surprise to find it in Lafayette, Indiana. The decor is charming and the food is thoughtful and well-presented. My daughter ordered the caprese salad and the pommes frites with the garlic aioli and red curry ketchup sauces. Both dishes... More 

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2 Thank AABerry
Theresajbuckley, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

I read this review to our staff to let them know that the hard work is paying off, and I must say that everyone was so very grateful for these wonderful comments. We are excited to do great work and even more excited to accommodate guests that take time our of their day to let us know how we are... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because of excellent online reviews. I want to chime in on the praise they gave this wonderful spot. This was our first time in Lafayette (road trip), and we had a great meal at Bistro 501. The maitre d' suggested the salmon special for my spouse, and I had two large starters as my main course.... More 

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2 Thank Thomas U
Theresajbuckley, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

We love our town and are so happy that we were a part of your first experience here; and even happier that you enjoyed us! You chose excellent options and we can't wait to serve you again when you come back through. Thank you again from the entire staff. More 

Saint Cloud, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a rehearsal dinner at Bistro 501 in early June for about 50 people. Theresa, Mary, and Cheyenne took care of us from the planning stage of rehearsal dinner to the successful conclusion of "Wedding Weekend" with brunch on Sunday for just the immediate family. We did not feel like customers but were made to feel like family. I... More 

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1 Thank CaraReed223
Theresajbuckley, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

I have to admit, your group made it really easy for us to perform so well! We love being a part of important events in our guest's lives and it was an honor. Thank you so much for the great review, we look forward to seeing everyone again! More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Purdue we ate at Bistro 501 for dinner. I had the baked Cod, and bread pudding for desert. The food was delicious. I definitely go back next time I am in town. I like the feel of the high antique looking ceilings and large windows to the street that let in tons of light.

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2 Thank Paul M
Theresajbuckley, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your adding us to your reviews! We love that we can add to your visits of this town as we are quite partial to Lafayette ourselves. We look forward to the next time we get to serve you and hope you have safe travels. Thank you again from the bistro staff. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I generally like all their dishes, but i tend to avoid escargots (which i prefer in the provencale style rather than smothered in cheese which overpowers all other flavors)

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2 Thank caveatemptor2016
Theresajbuckley, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! You will be happy to know that as of January this year, we took over as new owners and opted for the traditional stye of escargot. If love to offer you a try on us the next time you're in. Ask for There's a and mention the escargot the next time you're in or... More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Wow, the new owners added a fantastic Sunday brunch. Start with a delightful Bloody Mary and then their breakfast burrito...nothing like any burrito I have ever had. Delicious!!!! And lobster Benedict. Fantastic. A must on a Sunday.

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2 Thank Phillip S
Theresajbuckley, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

You really know your stuff! We love brunch almost as much as we love serving you when you are in. The entire staff appreciates your great review and we will keep up the hard work. More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Impromptu trip through downtown Lafayette resulted in the best surprise of the day! Brunch at Bistro 501. We didn't realize they had started brunch service - so we wheeled up, ran in and were really pleased with the menu selection. Service was great as always and the food came out hot, quickly and was delicious. NO complaints from us. This... More 

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3 Thank Helen D
West Lafayette, Indiana
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Bistro 501 has new owners but the food is as good as ever. There are some new specialties that cost a bit more than before, but it is worth it. Staff is helpful, parking is handy anytime but Saturday nights, and the food is extraordinary. Try it soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $33
Cuisine
American, International, Fusion, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 17654234501
Description
Bistro 501 is the premier dining experience in downtown Lafayette. From foodie to formal, we have a beautifully crafted menu and expertly curated cocktails and wine. Our menu features a range of dishes from more adventurous escargot and roasted marrow bones to the classic filet, fresh seafood and roasted chicken. Lunch is a must try with a full selection of handcrafted sandwiches, salads and entrées. Check our social media for nightly and weekly features, see you soon!

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