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Bistro 501

501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
+1 765-423-4501
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“quiche” (9 reviews)
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American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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501 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901-1446
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I've gone with my family on two occasions to Bistro 501, for both dinner and brunch. The first time was for dinner and we were charmed by the sweet atmosphere and delicious food. The second time, we came back after hearing about their legendary brunches...we...More

Thank marierudi23
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a very nice romantic place to take your special someone in your life or a small adult couples restaurant. I don't think I would bring small children. I enjoyed the shrimp and angel hair pasta dish that still makes my mouth water. I...More

Thank Alisa1957
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

No, thank you! We really do appreciate the words of encouragement and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing brunch! A must visit establishment! Food, drinks, and dessert were all uber delicious!

Thank melmeyer77
Theresa B, Owner at Bistro 501, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

We have the best brunch crowd in town, thank you for being one of them! We are so glad to have got your Sunday started on the right foot. We will be here for you every Sunday if you don't want to do the dishes!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Honestly incredible! Great service and ownership. Very professional approach in an inviting environment. Real chef experience in different markets and cuisine and it shows. I personally ordered the eggs Benedict and it was by far the best I have ever tasted. I'm from out of...More

Thank Sam M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$33
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, 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
  • 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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