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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!
$8 - $33
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
French, American, International, Fusion
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Bistro 501 has always been regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area. Stop by for Sunday brunch and enjoy the most enjoyable and affordable meal coupled with outstanding service and hospitality.
This was my fourth time to Bistro over the course of the last 6 years that I've lived here. I hadn't been in about a year and a half and I decided to give it another try. I tried 2 cocktails - the plum craze...More
Choosing to dine after a snowy day, we enjoyed a quite cozy dining room, complete with a table by the fireplace. We were treated to a delightful seasonal menu. The items very bountiful and yummy (a chicken entree and a very creative pasta plate). We...More
Very nice place with great food top to bottom. Service was ok but not as good as the food. I hope this was not normal as we really enjoyed all the menu. Lastly the bartender had a pretty high opinion of his skills. Think it’s...More
Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joey m
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018
Thank you, Joey for the wonderful review and the very useful information. I would love any details that would help us hone in on the issues with the service. These details are extremely valuable to us, as we are dedicated to providing you , and...More
We visited Bistro 501 for a late, small dinner and sat in the bar. Great bartender and service. We noticed a "Guy" autograph behind the bar and started asking questions. The owner and her daughters had been on Guy's Grocery Games. The owner came out...More
We visited during Parents' Weekend, having made a reservation a month in advance - thanks to advice from Mary, the restaurant's owner. (Hi Mary, I am the one who called from London!). We were welcomed right away and our server, Ashley, was lovely and made...More
Make reservations! I saw at least a dozen people being turned away as walk-ins. We were turned away our first time and learned our lesson. Very friendly and accomodating staff. Great brunch and dinner. The menu perfectly describes their food. As a family, we have...More
We picked this restaurant after a search for "French Restaurants". Honestly I'm not sure I thought the menu was "very French" but I am influenced by my father in law who was a classic French chef and my mother in law who was from Paris....More
Our son is a Purdue athlete, so we are in town about 8 times during fball season. Bistro 501 is our favorite restaurant. We’ve been there for dinner and Sunday brunch multiple times. The food and service is excellent and always consistent. There’s also a...More
3 fantastic appetizers including steak tartare, smoked trout with seeded lavash, dill sauce, caviar, then mussels steamed in creamy garlic with warm bread.
The brined and grilled tomahawk pork chop was tastefully prepared, bone was frenched by a pro. Baby pears, gastrique, and savory apple...More
Response from mr_dendrocacalia | Reviewed this property |
No real dress code, but most diners are smartly dressed, even if they are wearing jeans and sneakers. You’ll see a wide range, including businessmen in suits, professors in tweed jackets, and smartly dressed ladies flashing... More
No real dress code, but most diners are smartly dressed, even if they are wearing jeans and sneakers. You’ll see a wide range, including businessmen in suits, professors in tweed jackets, and smartly dressed ladies flashing their crown jewels. The sidewalk and bar areas are a bit more casual than the main dining room, but unless you are wearing shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops, you’ll probably fit in just fine.