Welcome to Bistro 501

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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. 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 fireside. 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 whiskey, 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.



Sunday 10:30AM-2:30PM

Tuesday-Friday 11AM—2PM
Reservations suggested.

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


Contact Us

(765) 423-4501
501 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Please call for our email address.
Reservations are not accepted via email or more than 30 days in advance.


Numerous spaces surround Bistro 501 on 5th and Main Street. These spaces have a 2 hour parking limit Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. On nights and weekends, these spaces are open without restrictions.

The Shook Agency parking lot on 5th street directly across from Bistro 501 is a tow away zone Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. It is open for parking after 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday.

Just one block South of Bistro 501, this garage is $10 on weekdays, but free on nights and weekends.

All parking is subject to temporary police restrictions and seasonal restrictions coinciding with the local Farmer’s market, parades and events. Please call Bistro 501 for more information.

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