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Bistro Barberet & Bakery

4.8
1094 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

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

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 6 course tasting menu. New Year's Eve "Black & White" theme night!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Come and join us for Brunch and enjoy some very special dish created by our chef and his staff for your Christmas holidays!

What 1094 people are saying
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vipNelson
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious lunch at Barberet!
It’s my favorite restaurant in Lancaster.

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vipCOREY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best kept little secret in Lancaster. Get a world class meal in a small time. Julia Child would recommend.

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TimothyG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, James was a professional and very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Current bar setting makes ordering a drink very awkward with covid seating and barriers but food was excellent as usual! Good crowd!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our appetizers to main entree to dessert…everything was wonderfully delicious!!!! Highly recommend!!!!

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DonnaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!! What a gem in downtown Lancaster!!

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SallyR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Lancaster. Reliably excellent.

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Beck
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Perfect setting for catching up with a few friends.

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SMcIn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been there for a while but the food, service (Christopher) and ambiance were wonderful and I'll be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barberet never ceases to amaze me. Chef Cedric Barberet is so talented. I literally drive almost 2 hours just for his bakery and bistro, which should speak for itself. The ambiance of the restaurant has a quiet, modern feel and the food is exceptional. I started with Terrine de Foie Gras, which had such a smooth and buttery texture over toasted brioche with the house jam then ended with both the Cassoulet Maison and Boeuf Bourguignon and both were amazing. The cassoulet consisted of a duck confit leg with sausage and pork belly over white beans in a tomato sauce. The Bourguignon had such a rich flavor broth which you could literally drink it was that good without too much of a red wine flavor. I literally soaked pieces of a baguette in the broth. Bakery speaks for itself so naturally I had to leave with goodies for me and my family. Thanks Barberet! Please open another location closer to me around king of Prussia! I guarantee you will do well!

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vipPAfoodie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and great menu. Our ‘go to’ restaurant.

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vipJohnM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our granddaughters’ favorite place and they were not disappointed.

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CathyV
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very helpful helping with the menu & deciding what to order. Food was delicious and the dessert was amazing. Will go there again very soon. Loved the experience!!!

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viplizztk
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!!
Merci Beaucoup!!

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JeffreyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the staff, the service was all excellent. We absolutely loved our waitress! We got to meet Cedrick the owner which is always nice. Can't say enough good things. We're going back soon as there were too many other entrees we have to order!!

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gpop
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. We always enjoy our dining experience at Barberet. My favorite is the beouf bourguignon, while my husband prefers the bouillabaisse which is only available on Fri and Sat.

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lovefood
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nothing to complain
food were great
bakery is fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome

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EugeneS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, a delightful experience for all four diners. The kitchen proved to be less efficient than on prior visits, but the food was so delicious that we ordered extra portions to take home. No reluctance to return in the near future.

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vipEllen
Philadelphia
151 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've enjoyed dining here before and were equally pleased this time. Delicious food and outstanding service.

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vipNelson
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our favorite Lancaster city/county restaurant!
Friendly and attentive servers and excellent quality food!
It’s the only place we can guarantee a great meal and dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great, place looked great but there were a bunch of kids crawling all over. If I’m dropping $100+ on a meal when we actually get a sitter I’d like not to have kids kicking the bench seat we are on.

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TaylorH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CaseyC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always very good to excellent. Would highly recommend.

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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
164 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
14 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
58 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

FAQs

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

Bistro Barberet & Bakery is rated 4.8 stars by 1094 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.