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Bistro 501

501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
+1 765-423-4501
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
French, American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am from Palm Beach where there are copious amounts of fabulous restaurants to dine in. I'm just saddened Bistro 501 isn't one of them. This must be the best restaurant in Lafayette and Indianapolis. Food is real and wholesome. Chef is on the healthy...More

1  Thank Courage C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful choice for our family and worth every dollar! The food was delicious, diverse, and abundant! And the service/atmosphere made a special day even more so! Wont wait till next Easter for a 501 brunch repeat!

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Owner was extremely accommodating and was able to squeeze us in for Easter brunch. Food was fantastic. Had eggs Benedict, great cranberry baked pastry, oysters, shrimp cocktail and lamb roast. Great brunch cocktails! Highly recommend Bistro 501!

1  Thank kogon1016
Reviewed 18 February 2018

One of the best in town. Under previous management, was a place we stopped going to. Now new management is doing a professional job managing the Bistro. Menu has gotten better and is very good, food quality for our meal this evening was outstanding- including...More

1  Thank casa_scott
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Bistro 501 is not only the best in town. It is also vastly superior to any other option in town. Everything I have tasted there is delicious: Even the simple details like the butter and the bread are outstanding.They offer a fine dining experience in...More

1  Thank Federico S
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I have reviewed Bistro 501 several times over the years. This is an updated version of my 2015 review. I still believe Bistro 501 is the best and most reliable option for a fine dining experience in the Lafayette/WL area. Here is the diner's dilemma:...More

3  Thank mr_dendrocacalia
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I love this place. I travel the world for work and this place is still toward the top of my list. I nearly always get the rack of lamb, and it always delivers. Good wine. Good service. Good bartender. Do it.

2  Thank WinamacBoiler
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve never had a bad experience at the Bistro. The food is top notch and the atmosphere makes dinner an event. I enjoy all aspects of going to Bistro 501.

2  Thank CindyMillburg
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

2  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

2  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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • 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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