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Bistro Barberet & Bakery

4.7
1071 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bistro Barberet & Bakery pays tribute to the beloved French bistro, where good food, good wine and better company commingle to create an unmistakable joie de vivre.
This restaurant presents a sweeping cinematic interpretation of the French lifestyle. It also offer some flawless brasserie classics like steak frites, escargots and Bouillabaise the menu is wide enough to please, while remaining true to the traditions that inspired it.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Come and join us For New Year's eve dinner and Celebrate a brighter new year with our choice of a la Carte or our 5 course tasting menu. We will also have option for take out and grab and go available to order from the confort of your own home !

What 1071 people are saying
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TaylorH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Almost feels like a “best kept secret in town” kinda place.

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jamess
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, always enjoyable and pleasant, thanks

We go every week

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Bill
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a hidden gem and would be easy to slow play a great review in order to keep everyone else finding out about it.

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vipTraveler
Phoenix
157 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
We shared our birthday celebration
The entire experience was terrific. Yum

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mortonm
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was exquisite. from the bread to my dinner. service is first class. dessert was marvelous

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server , Kayla was spot on!! Attentive and full knowledge of the menu!

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Joseph
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was mediocre. Pasta dish was lacking anything special, the foie gras was overly salty, the short ribs had too many ingredients and the server was not friendly and frankly she made us feel like we were beneath her.

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Roxfoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here over 3 years, for September birthday... Always delicious great service! Menu is always different and yummy...A little gift for birthday. Will return!!!

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FriendsOfDale
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and drink. Would be nice if they had more seasoned wait staff who dressed more formally.

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vipluv2dine
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great lunch! Delicious burger and lyonnaise salad. Cocktails were perfect and the wine list is very nice. Kayla is a wonderful server.

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DanMc
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite place for lunch and wonderful desserts in Lancaster county. As good as any bistro in NY, Montreal, or Europe.

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Shawn
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for anniversary dinner. Food was amazing

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vipBensalemJoe
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dining space; classy but unpretentious. Great food as we ran the gamut of selections from apps to salad to soup to entree to dessert. All of our choices were outstanding with special kudos going to the escargot, foie gras terrine, lamb shank, and 72 hour beef short ribs. If desserts are your thing, then you have an entire dessert case from which to choose from the bakery portion of this bistro/bakery.
People are friendly and this is a recipe for success. Special thanks to Brian, our server, who made this an even more special evening. Keep up the great work, Folks.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C'est toujours un vrai plaisir de prendre un verre et de dîner au Bistro Barbaret ! L'équipe et les propriétaires sont toujours très accueillants, et la qualité des boissons/plats est exceptionnelle.

It's always a real pleasure to have a drink and eat dinner at Bistro Barbaret! The staff and owners are extremely welcoming, and the food/drink quality is exceptional.

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Jason
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Prompt service. Nice place for special occasions.

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JessyH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for brunch before a show at the Fulton. It was perfection! Our food was delicious…the service impeccable. Wonderful experience all around. Will definitely be back.

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Leola52
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cold air was flowing on us even though the outside temperature was 70 F

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vipStephie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I am not really sure what might be happening with one of our favorite restaurants. Our experience is becoming more typical and we are hesitant to return. The service was below average, a big change from the past. Our drinks, $14 oldfashions, were watered down and the color of a 7&7. Cocktails used to be excellent. Apps, entres, and desserts still good to great. Honestly for this $, I want the whole experience.

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vipezdoc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The escargot appetizer was perfect and served in a unique manner—the garlic sauce was perfect!!!

Lamb shank was extremely tender—no knife required. Absolutely wonderful. The flavors were exquisite.

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JaredW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we were very pleased with our experience at Babette! We will be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The atmosphere is really fun; think chic lounge vibe. The cocktails are superb and there is great wine selection. The food is absolutely delectable. All dishes came out piping hot and full of flavor. On this particular visit our service was definitely subpar compared to previous visits. There’s a delicate balance between paying too much attention and not enough - this was too far into the not enough category. Thankfully we were with dear friends and so the cocktails and conversation kept us happy. Poor service or not, this is definitely worth it!

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dwbbbbbb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French bistro with a great, highly varied menu. Ambience is relaxing and pleasant, service was extremely good. A bit on the upscale pricey side but the quality of menu items warrant the prices. Bakery and patisserie are above and beyond, a bit of Paris in Lancaster, PA.

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Frappe52
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, dessert outstanding, service was ok.

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BG2015
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great experience. We ate at the bar , our bartender was awesome.

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MichaelH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and wine. dessert selection is outstanding.

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vipLynn
Boise
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice experience for our party of six.

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KevinT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little warm but the food was excellent! Our waitress Kaila was awesome!! Great experience!!!

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vipJames
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and environment! The bakery is also great!

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LaurenN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand opening celebration

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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JanetT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with Barberet and feel very fortunate to be able to enjoy a little piece of France especially now when travel abroad remains a challenge. I had never had the Barberet Burger as it's more of a French accent on an American classic but last night I felt like a burger and it was expertly cooked and very flavorful.

Toujours bon! Merci infiniment!

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vipFreddyM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Come here often and the wait time today was soooo long the people before and after me got there drinks and food quicker upon arrival. Felt as if my table was the last on the list and placed on the back burner. Our waiter was awesome no problem with him just the drinks and food took so long and just seemed everyone else got their orders much quicker as we had to wait.

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DavidS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very nice from moment we walked in the door to the moment we left. We didn't feel like we were being a bother. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent 61st birthday dinner for my dad here. He was impressed and surprised by his gift of macaroons from the bakery to the point that he said he felt like a kid again. He loved it so much he was planning on coming back next weekend.

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vipStonehedge
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever and we ate regulars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is good, but not phenomenal. I had the steak frites. But the desserts from the bakery and the cocktails are great!

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vipAncoraImparo2
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Bistro Barberet remains one of the finest French restaurants we have visited.
The food is simple outstanding from appetizers to entree's to desert.
This is indeed our favorite restaurant in Lancaster not to mention our favorite French restaurant period. We are never disappointed.
The hostess politely accommodated us as well when we needed to move the time one hour later due to a change in flight times not in our control.
The only surprising first time experience was that our outstanding waiter appeared to be taking care of too many tables and so the service was extremely slow and at times even forgetful. And this was a Thursday night. Usually the courses are well-timed and paced.
Needless to say, our party of 7 still left well-satisfied.

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KaylaB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The portions for the meals are small; however, the food at the bakery was exceptional. The sweets were absolutely perfect! The service was extremely friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bistro. We always are treated well and have a delicious meal. Thank you for always taking the extra step to make the meal special.

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BrockHarrington
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall not too thrilled. Had a gift card, so we thought we’d try to out. Waited 30 mins to get our drinks after sitting, service was inattentive after that. You could tell focus was more centered around the regulars who dine there every week. Food was okay but over priced for what it is. The “$1 bread refill per person” written in red on the menu was a classy touch. Then at the end of the night, we found out the gift card expires 1 year after purchase-on date. Have lived in Lancaster for 5 years. Don’t think we’ll be back. In the past, we’ve had better experiences at Maison and Citronelle.

FAQs

Bistro Barberet & Bakery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 690-2354.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery is rated 4.7 stars by 1071 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.