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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%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
“pommes frites” (4 reviews)
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French, American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Bistro 501 will definitely light up you taste buds. From a big ol burger to a cheese plate that you can construct. Oh and did I mention......Steak Tartare. This is a dish that often scares people and sends them off and running. Thankfully this is...More

1  Thank Antelope B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Spent time with family in this area recently and visited Bistro 501 for several meals. Each one was outstanding, both in presentation and preparation. The menu is interesting and innovative, and the servers were wonderfully attentive, both in the dining room and in the lounge....More

1  Thank Karen G
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

We are honored to be a part of your Familys' Lafayette experience. Thank you for the wonderful comments and we look forward to seeing you again as well! Theresa Buckley

Reviewed 20 September 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Spanish WIne Tasting Event at Bistro 501 last Sunday, September 17. The wines offered were very interesting. The food (tapas) was extraordinary. Chef Cheyenne presented a delicious offering of many traditional Spanish tapas. The service was great.

Thank Christie S
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Christie, Thank you for being such valued guests of ours. We love having you and Don as continued wine club members. It was such a pleasure having true 'Hispano-philes' at our table for this event. See you soon! Theresa Buckley

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Many people like this restaurant but every time I go, I leave disappointed. My friend and I shared a shrimp, lobster linguini dish and I had a Caesar salad. Both were disappointing. The linguini with some peas was enough for at least 3 servings and...More

Thank Kristin W
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Kristin, Thank you for giving us multiple opportunities to impress you. I am glad to hear that you have been happy in the past with the Lamb, Filet or our Burger (all wonderful choices). We are also very grateful for the chance to improve and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best restaurant in the Lafayette area. Food and drinks are always fantastic. Staff is attentive, portion sizes are just right, quality of ingredients is superb, and prices are fair for the quality. I try to make a stop here for dinner every time...More

1  Thank Matthew L
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

What an honor! Thank you for credit and for appreciating all of the hard work our staff does to provide you with great experiences when you visit. We will be thrilled to see you upon your next visit and thank you again. Theresa Buckley

Reviewed 19 August 2017 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.More

2  Thank hifziardic
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so thrilled to have impressed you and look forward to the opportunity to do it again. After 17 years, we at Bistro 501 strive to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for folks exploring our wonderful city....More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

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!

1  Thank abpruett
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu To many more years of a wonderful relationship, thank you for a terrific review! Theresa Buckley

Reviewed 2 August 2017 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
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to bring the issues you experienced with your lunch to our attention. We have addressed the discrepancies with the meal you received and how the meal should have been. From the plating to...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

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.More

1  Thank theothermother
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Your review...EXCELLENT! Thank you so much for your warm words and we often dream of our eggs benedict as well! We always have such a great time producing such a beloved brunch experience. Our staff looks forward to serving you again soon! Thank you again,...More

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.

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 765-423-4501
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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!
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