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Bistro 501

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501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
+1 765-423-4501
05:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Mon 05:00 - 21:00
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate here for Brunch. Great Service, delicious coffee, the pear pancakes were heavenly, and the benedicts were delicious, especially the lobster. And it wasn't all claw meat, but included tail and joint. The hollandaise was the best I've ever had. Wish my stomach was bigger so we could have tried the chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy. Also... More 

Thank jkaycollier
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can count on the service and food being good every time you eat at Bistro 501. I like to try new foods and the menu here changes frequently.

Thank Sue T
Wayzata, Minnesota
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried to eat at the sports bar up the street, but the buildings on that side of the road were flooded with a water main leak!.. We had a country club service lunch at the 501, for cub food prices. Excellent menu selection. Must try the Butternut Squash Soup , simply fantastic, with little crunchies on top. Really good... More 

1 Thank TonkamanMN
Western North Carolina
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140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We met friends for dinner. My husband and I shared a salmon entree which was a very generous serving. Also ordered a small salad. Our table ordered 2 desserts to share--cream brûlée and sticky toffee carrot cake. Both were excellent. Service was very attentive and friendly.

Thank Joyce M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

A must visit when we are in Lafayette. Something for everyone. Food is consistently delicious. Be sure to make reservations in advance for weekend nights.

Thank JAFH1212
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

While my friend and I were visiting Lafayette this summer, we had the pleasure of dining at Bistro 501 on a Wednesday evening. My friend raved about the Sea Scallops and I was just as happy with the Beef Tenderloin. Eric,our server was knowledgeable, professional, and, "catered" to our every request. We decided to return for Sunday Brunch and we... More 

Thank buckleywalsh
Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A small group of us met for Sunday brunch at Bistro 501. We selected the restaurant based on the variety of choices on the menu...I chose the breakfast tamales, one friend selected the chicken and waffles, one chose the classic eggs Benedict, and the other selected classic scrambled eggs, bacon and home fries. We enjoyed a very pleasant leisurely meal,... More 

Thank Jezebel6368
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Always excellent food and excellent service. I travel all over the world for work and this continues to be my favorite restaurant. I know I'm going to enjoy the food and the servers will be good and the wine will be good. Get the 2 top by the fireplace if going with a date. My wife and I always request... More 

Thank WinamacBoiler
Chalmers, Indiana
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408 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited this Bistro 501 on a quiet Thursday evening around 6 pm. We were seated back in the back of the restaurant next to the kitchen at a small table. During our dining time there were four other tables seated, so not sure why we got one of the worst tables in the place. It is unfortunate because there... More 

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Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a detailed review of your experience. We appreciate that you chose to dine with us at Bistro 501 on your recent visit to Lafayette, and look forward to hosting you again soon. I cannot begin to express how grateful we are that you have dubbed our food within the best of Lafayette. I do see that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The experience I had at the bistro was phenomenal it was the best experience I had. The food was great the service was extraordinary. I wouldn't go anywhere else in town for a better meal.

Thank Hayden B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$33
American, International, Fusion
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
05:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-423-4501
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?