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.

2014 Holiday Hours

December 21st      Brunch from 11-2 and Dinner from 5-9.

December 24-25      Closed

December 26      Closed for lunch. Dinner from 5-10.

December 27th      Re-open, regular business hours.

January 1st, 2015      Closed.


Monday-Friday 11AM—2PM
Monday 5PM—9PM
Tuesday-Saturday 5PM—10PM

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.