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Bistro 157
Bistro 157

Bistro 157 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistro157.net
  • Phone: (219) 462-0992
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, French
  • Executive Chef: Nicole Bissonnette
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: No event is too large or too small. Years of experience have given us opportunities to cater intimate gatherings in guest's homes as well as large Hog Roasts for 600 people! We meet with our clients to custom create menus to personalize party themes.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bistro 157 also offers a stylish banquet space at Venue by Bistro. It is available to rent any time of day. The heart of Venue's business is to create a flawless event pairing great food and libations in the appropriate setting for your guests. The setting is perfect for a cocktail party celebration, but can also be customized for business meetings and intimate lunch or dinners. Call to consult with of our Event Coordinators. Catering and Events, its our business. Let us help plan your next gathering and we will exceed your expectations!
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Bissonnette (219) 462-0992

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette Street
  • Public Transit: V Line Downtown Valparaiso
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is are 2 public lots as well as street parking.
A word from Bistro 157
Located in historic downtown Valparaiso, Bistro 157 serves an internationally influenced eclectic menu in an upscale, but casually "hip" ambiance. Chef Nicole trained in France 5 years and brings to your table gourmet cuisine paired with wines from a Wine Spectator Award Winning list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful downtown restaurant . Great place for quiet dining or small groups. Menu and daily specials are excellent ."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We look forward to our visit to the Bisto157. It is time alone for us. We look forward to our firs cocktail and hearing the specials the chef prepared. We have chosen the Bistro 157 because of their food choices and appetizers."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went after a play on a snowy, early Sunday evening. We were the only patrons and as such were the center of attention. The waiter was very good as he gave us time to peruse the menu without being rushed. Food was very good, had the Indiana duck while my wife had salmon. By the time we completed our meal, the restaurant had filled up nicely. Even with the extra crowd, our waiter was attentive to our table. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "lovely menu with interesting tastes the service is friendly and helpful and knowledgeable and Nicole adds a personal touch of diner consideration"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We are always happy with our dining experience at Bistro. Great food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They accepted the reservation and decided to close because it was Super Bowl Sunday. Our group was left hanging. Richard Zollinger"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Very slow waitress! Warm bottles of beer. Overpriced. BOTH ladies got scallops and they were rubbery over cooked and sauce was way to sweet. One entree had five figs and the other one had none. Service was about the slowest we have had in sometime. I believe our waitress may have been also serving the 4 guests at the bar which she could not quit talking to. Appetizer should state serving for 1 because it was just that. Again I can not reiterate THE service was SLOW."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is a seasonal entree that I anticipate every year during the winter. The flavors are layered and rich and the various meats almost fall apart because they are so tender. Classic comfort food at its best. Start with the escargot appetizer or the charcuterie appetizer, and then the Parisian salad, before before diving in to the cassoulet. Fit for foodies indeed!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I have dined at Bistro 157 several times. And was delighted to have my husband take me there for dinner for my birthday. We both ordered the specials. He requested that his brussel sprouts be replaced by any other steamed vegetable except squash and was given zucchini. Hmm, thought that was squash. My entree was the special salmon which was over cooked and very dry. Our waiter was just fair, very knowledgeable just not welcoming. I was very disappointed. I typically love the ambience but thought it was just off. There were young children running through the restaurant. Just overall, not at all like it usually is. Very unfortunate as we wont be hurrying back as there are too many other fine restaurants to select from."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "As always 157 provided great service and delicious food"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Found Bistro 157 online. Reviews were very accurate. Very good food for reasonable prices. Menu variety is also very good and service was first rate."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I invited some friends from Chicago to come out to where I live in Chesterton and go out to lunch to celebrate my birthday. I picked Bistro 157 as I was there a few years ago and had a positive experience. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. Drinks, soup, salad, entree and dessert were very good. We made the mistake however of parking in front of the restaurant and as a result received a $15.00 parking ticket (even though we moved the car after 45 mnutes so as not to violate the 2 hour parking ordinance)."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Nice place. Cozy...a tad bit expensive. The dates are delicious!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Food was great. Only disappointment was the service. It took 40 minutes to get our first drink."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Love this place. Only minor fault..French Onion soup was a little to salty and a little to "thick". We prefer more broth. The salad presentation was marvelous. As stated above, we love this place."
    Dined on 9/29/2013