Welcome to Bistro 501

501 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Come enjoy the flavor and style of the French countryside at this beautiful downtown bar and restaurant, where summer nights feature sidewalk seating and moonlit conversation, and winter evenings are celebrated beside a roaring fire.

We offer the finest, freshest ingredients on our menu and change our menus seasonally. Bistro 501 is also proud of our large, diverse wine list representing wines from the world over. We offer a full bar, featuring specialty martinis, ports, single malt whisky, and fine scotch. Please ask the staff about our exclusive wine and spirits club.

Reservations are recommended for dinner and for large parties. For reservations, catering and other special events, please contact us at 765-423-4501.

We will be open for Easter Brunch

on Sunday, April 5th from 10 AM – 2:30 PM.

We will also be open for Purdue Graduation.

We will be open for regular business hours on

April 15th and 16th,

and 3 PM – 8 PM on Sunday, April 17th.

Credit cards are required to hold a reservation.



Monday-Friday 11AM—2PM
Reservations suggested.

Monday 5PM—9PM
Tuesday-Saturday 5PM—10PM
Reservations suggested.

Bistro 501 is located on the corner of 5th and Main Streets in the historic Lahr building in downtown Lafayette, just blocks away from the Tippecanoe County courthouse and the Lafayette Holiday Inn Select. We are also within walking distance of a variety of notable landmarks including Loeb Playhouse and the historic Lafayette Theater.