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Bistro Barberet & Bakery

4.7
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837 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 837 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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PeterC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pleasant experience. Our waiter, Tim, was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was great. The Barberet martini will be a repeat the next time we come. Quiet, friendly and we felt very safe.

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vipMatthewD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and was solid. Pomme frites good. escargot and steak excellent, too

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vipRobB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinners and drinks as well as superb service

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vipBenL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice.
Food was good. The mussels were very good!
Will be back

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a birthday treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here for dinner, and it certainly did not disappoint!! The food is top notch! It was to celebrate my birthday. Last year I spent my birthday in Europe. This year with covid19 and travel not being an option it was as though I had been teleported to France. The absolute finest dining experiences one could have here in the US. The beef tartare is one of the best I have ever had. My husband had the foie gras and 72 hour short ribs, I had the veal schnitzel. Although quite full we still shared the floating island for dessert , which was amazing!! We were treated like royalty! The service is top notch! We also witnessed the most thorough cleaning of tables when people left and finished dining, they even ran a black light all over the table to ensure all surfaces were decontaminated to prevent the spread of covid19. Five stars, hands down! We can’t wait to go back again!! I would like to goto try lunch as well very soon!!!

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Guest
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The meal was excellent the service was great

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vipBobby
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food & service excellent!! Fresh baked bread is incredible. Cocktails fabulous! Must sample a treat from bakery. Get something to go. Temporary outdoor seating due to COVID19 is NOT desirable. Dine inside. Tables are adequately spaced far apart inside. Support this local gem!

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vipDrPr
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the Oyster night on Thursdays! Good food and nice atmosphere. The precautions for Covid-19 that they take are appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Barberet! Service is excellent and the food is always top notch! One of our favorite places for a date night dinner in Lancaster.

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HjalmarB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing dessert options. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipScottM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Lancaster for over food quality. Not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Did extremely well managing all the covid practices & sanitization

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on September 11, 2020

thank you for dinning with us and we hope in seeing you soon sincerely cedric Barberet

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MatthewW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! A first-rate experience.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on September 11, 2020

thank you for having dinner with us and very happy that you had a good experience sincerely Cedric barberet

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vipluv2dine
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for a special lunch.

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Johnb
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We’ve eaten here a few times over the years and the food was excellent, as always. The service wasn’t as great as times past, but perhaps this was due to COVID related staffing issues or our server was new. Our server couldn’t answer our questions about the wine and seemed generally inexperienced whereas service was exemplary in the past.

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BrianH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and dining experience here.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your visit and your review, hoping in seeing you soon again, sincerely Cedric Barberet

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vipLorrieLovesCulinary
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I am sad to say that if you want a dessert and pastry experience, Bistro Barbaret is a must stop...just like out of Paris. Unfortunately dining, french cuisine, french inspired/fusion/poor presentation/pricing needs alot of work. A total do over:( Would not return or reccomened unfortunately. Will send my personal comments directly to the owners.

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KerMcG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection. We had an amazing lunch, including a meat and cheese board and the wonderful lunch specials offered. For $22, we got a cup of delicious potato and garlic soup (which I may have inhaled...), a croque monsieur sandwich (delicious, but had to pack half away for later as these are heavy-duty), AND a choice of the most gorgeous desserts I have ever seen in my life. The service was second to none, and our server (whose name has escaped me, but who has very distinctly red hair and eyebrows) went above an beyond to add to our experience. Finally, the authentic French pastry chef help guide me through my dessert choices (I ended up with a heavenly vanilla creme puff) made me feel like I had been transported to Paris. 10/10, will be returning again soon!

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your visit and your review, hoping in seeing you soon again, sincerely Cedric Barberet

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Based on the reviews I expected the food at Bistro Barberet to be more flavorful. It was good. The short ribs were really good. But to me, most of the other dishes lacked real developed flavors. I had the crab cakes. First of all I didn’t expect them to be fried in a French restaurant
Second, they lacked flavor. Even the sauce lacked flavor. The desserts were amazing. I think next time the bakery is the way to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of our favorite restaurants!!!

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YolandaA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Always had a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food & service. I recommend Barberet to everyone. A must when visiting Lancaster.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your kind comments and hope in seeing you soon, sincerely Cedric Barberet

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an exquisite meal, very memorable. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The bartender made wonderful cocktails as well.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on August 18, 2020

Thank you for your visit and your review, hoping in seeing you soon again, sincerely Cedric Barberet

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vipDrPr
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wet food food and service. Their modifications for public health have been admirable.

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vipStonehedge
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Barberet is known for its wonderful food, but the Bartender matches that. Can't wait till we can sit across from him at the bar and watch the magic happen.

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vipJamesO
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I visited Lancaster to attend a wedding. I had visited the Beautiful French Pastry shop in the past.
The restaurant was outstanding in every way. Delicious, Authentic French Cuisine. The Owners/Chefs were from Lyon France. Every Dish was delicious. We started with Fois Gras, then my Wife had the Lamb Shank and I had the Short Ribs.👏👏👏👏 and of course Pomme Frites
We Loved our experience

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vipluv2dine
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambience were good; there is a well trained staff. Food was ok. It was a hot day and maybe short ribs weren’t the best selection but I was, at that point, tired of the same old thing most restaurants offer at this time of year. My husband’s chicken was fine, but not out of the ordinary. Will we try it again? Yes, there is some interesting food on the menu.

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favtastes
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience. The food was fabulous. Attention to safety and prevention measures related to COVID19 exceeded expectations. Will return soon and often.

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Fritzychacho
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good, authentic feel. Good service and love the ambience. Would definitely recommend for any intimate special occasions.

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DynaW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. First time diners. Mom loved the adventure. Timothy, our waiter, was attentive, smart and funny. Food was amazing - and we stopped at the bakery on the way out for more goodies!

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EricM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this place and atmosphere. The food is really authentic according to my GF who celebrated being in the US 16 years last week. The bakery is top notch. Anxiously awaiting the reopening of the bar for Wednesday night drinks. The bartender is very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a special occasion at Barbaret. I could recommend this spot for every occasion. We always have such a lovely time. Timothy was wonderful as usual even though the bar seating was unavailable due to covid restrictions in place in the state. We can’t wait to go back and see Estelle and the team!

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vipStonehedge
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given the limitations imposed by physical distancing and masks, etc. Barberet once again provided a truly memorable dining experience. The Bastille Day touches with so many customers and staff wearing blue, white and red added to the evening. The food was as always first rate and the service friendly and attentive. This is our go-to indoor-dining spot during the pandemic. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Bastille Day. Just another reason to eat here

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for special occasions ie Bastille Day and Birthday celebration. Loved the complimentary Choux pastry. Sophisticated and warm decor. Nice waiter- Alex.

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vipHerb
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Barberet is an exceptional restaurant. I was so nice to be dining indoors again. We appreciated the distance between tables (more than 6 ft.).
Food is always delicious, well prepared and served hot.
Barberet is one of our favourites and we are glad to have it open.

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DanMc
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bistro Baberet is Lancaster's hidden jewel. It's centrally located downtown, but it should have giant signs pointing towards it from all corners of the county: "EXCELLENT WORLD CLASS FOOD HERE"
Lancaster County is known for farmland, fresh food, and plain culture. We have several all you can eat buffets that cater to the bus trade. But if you want to experience food -- and desserts -- that rival the best you'll find anywhere in New York city or Philadelphia, visit Babaret.
The ambiance was muted due to the continued COVID lockdown, which is sad, because the purpose of a bistro is to be a gathering place, full of energy and good times.

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Susan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ended a nice meal with delicious desserts! Bistro Barbaret has the best pastries, hands down.

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vipWillS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was great!
Food outstanding.
Good wine list fairly priced.

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 837 OpenTable diners.

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