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Bistro 501

501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
+1 765-423-4501
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 21:00All hours
French, American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wanted to explore Lafayette a little, and came across this great restaurant. It was a nice change as we hadn't been able to find a fancy restaurant in West Lafayette. Great food and friendly staff.

Thank hifziardic
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone here for years and LOVE the new owners! Food quality continues to only get better with lots of variety. Sunday Brunch is one of our favorites!

Thank abpruett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend for lunch at Bistro 501. Our server was outstanding. The meal was okay. My bon mi was good but the pork was really thick and had too much fat. The presentation lacked the ability to engage my eyes...just a sandwich with chips...More

Thank ADolores
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW is all I can say. Service....EXCELLENT. Food......EXCELLENT Atmosphere.......EXCELLENT Menu choices.....EXCELLENT I had beef and husband had salmon.....PERFECT we will be back. The Brunch was also EXCELLENT. Eggs Benedict.....Ill be dreaming about you~~ You cannot go wrong eating at the Bistro 501, Downtown Lafayette Indiana.

Thank theothermother
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Food was awesome! Excellent food and very attentive staff! We had homemade quiche for lunch and soup of the day.

Thank bigturbowski
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We have a lot of quiche fans and appreciate every one of them. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant in Lafayette IN across river from Purdue. Friend and I went there for late dinner after meeting- and it was excellent. Pleasant decoration and not noisy at all. Food was awesome- had the grilled salmon with grits and squash. Presentation was beautiful but...More

Thank Randy W
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! The summer salmon preparation is one of my favorites thus far, and we are so pleased that you noticed our improved beer list. We look forward to serving you any time you are in town. Thank you again!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Back to the more original 501 menu --- great to have the original menu favorites back and the duck is fantastic. expanded and updated wines.

1  Thank JBarneyS
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Catered a business dinner here with their spring menu. The food was delicious. The servers were very good and the owners were very accommodating. They had personalized menus for us and created delicious meals. The flat bread pizza was extraordinary and so was the salmon....More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

French onion soup, Slow Roasted Duck Legs and Center-cut Filet of Beef taste amazing. It's a prefect place for couples.

Thank chaupig
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Had the Calamari for starters, it was spectacular!! Sea Bass special for main dish, probably the best my husband has ever had, sides highlighted it perfectly. I had center cut Filet and it was prepared exactly as I asked. Great food and great service. By...More

Thank Jo B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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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