Bistro Barberet & Bakery

4.8
871 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 871 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful menus coupled with a knowledgeable and attentive staff. Bistro Barberet is one of Lancaster’s gems.

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vipDrPr
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good oysters!

Staff made all attempts for safety. There was one heterosexual couple that refused to have masks; management - NOT SERVICE STAFF - should have addressed them.

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BarbaraN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was first class! Everything was cooked to perfection!

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vipDrPr
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience for our anniversary! Aside from the special occasion, we always enjoy oyster night. We also appreciate the safety measures that they’ve been using.

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JakeM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Food wasn't authentic at all. It's like an American trying to good French bistro food. French bistro food is slow cooked food, and this was pre-cooked food from earlier that they just added a sauce and put everything together. I would stick with ordering the foie gras and a couple of starters and not any of the entrees. Their desserts are excellent however, as was the service and ambiance.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on 13 November 2020

Desolé que vous n' étiez pas si satisfait de notre Bistro, et qu il n étais pas si authentique, ainsi que nos produit sont soit disant pre cooked? Alors que toutes nos cuissons sont faite a la minute avec des produit frais , locaux et aussi Français ... Our sincère apology.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Took a long time to get our meal.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on 10 November 2020

thank you for dinning with us, and our sincere apology if you felt service took longer than expected, we will do our best to make sure cover-19 procedure from back to front does not affect the experience and we hope in seeing you soon sincerely cedric Barberet

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MiltaD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. The hostess was not welcoming and came over to my table to tell me that that our table was reserved for another party although I was still drinking my scotch. It was 8:15pm and clearly no one was waiting to be seated. Additional tables were available. I was surprised by her lack of customer service.

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on 10 November 2020

thank you for dinning with us , i am sorry to hear that our employee behavior was not to our standard and we will make sure this situation never happen again with you and anyone else as this does not represent who we are, we thank you again and hope we will see you soon sincerely cedric Barberet

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SailMarco
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very pleasurable experience with good service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for making my mom's birthday special! Everything was delicious and beautiful as always!

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BethR
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on election night. There were 3 other people besides our party of 2. Our server was super, food was excellent, and we had a wonderful evening. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipDineLancaster
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In the words of my guest, “transcendent.”
Highly recommend, one of the few places where the quality hasn’t suffered with the new regulations.

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vipAncoraImparo2
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Since we cannot travel to France, this is the next best thing!
The dishes and wines could not be better!
From appetizers to deserts, this is the real deal!
The Fall menu was excellent.
Service was also spot on!
This is our favorite French Restaurant.
It is also our favorite restaurant in Lancaster.

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Rach
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great dining experience! This was our (me & my husband) first visit and we were very impressed & looking forward to coming back. Barbaret had many Covid precautions in place: limited guest capacity, socially-distanced tables, staff wearing masks & gloves, and we observed staff disinfecting tables, menus, etc. between each party. Menu was extensive & didn't seem to be limited with Covid - I know this has been a disappointment for us at a few places recently, but not the case at Barbaret. We had the flatbread appetizer, bouillabaisse, and veal schnitzel, plus 2 cocktails. Everything was delicious and portion sizes were very good. Total bill (excluding tip) was shy of $120, which we thought it was worth it for the excellent food and following/exceeding Covid precautions. Also grabbed a "snickers" pastry from the bakery to eat at home - SO GOOD!

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vipMacDiner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal with excellent service....always made to feel at home! Winter menu is back with some great old favorites and some new offerings as well.

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edwardc
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We drove over an hour and are ready to do it again. The food was fabulous and very nicely presented. We brought home some of those gorgeous bakery desserts. Cannot wait to return and bring friends.

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StayCB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A friend and I spent a small fortune here on a decadent French brunch - foie gras, champagne cocktails, and of course, a floating island dessert! Money well spent and no regrets!

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vipBenL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was finally able to have the Bouillabaisse dish! (only on weekend).
it was really good. I wanted more :-)

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JoeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was my wife's birthday and our first experience at the Bistro, we were very pleased with the food and service! We've been telling all our friends about it and can't wait to return.

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SteveF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here many times, never disappoints! Would highly recommend!!

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chefB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice meal. Great atmosphere. Thank you for being open during these trying times.

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MaryAnnK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our lunch was delicious. The crepe brûlée is the best we ever ate and we have eaten a lot of crepe brûlées.
Ambiance and noice level was based on outside dining.

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vipDrPr
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great oysters on Thursday, but call ahead to reserve them. Safety precautions they’ve taken are much appreciated.

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LindaB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are so fortunate to have Bistro Barberet in our community. Everything we have tried is perfection. For this meal I chose the chicken breast and mashed potatoes on the prix fixe menu and my husband had oysters for an appetizer and the crab cake entree. We sampled each other’s plates and were so amazed at how delicious it all was. Truly an amazing place with amazing food creations.

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KathrynP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow hear we are in Covid times and they really know how to make you feel safe and pampered with amazing food and drink. The bartender is outstanding. Then there’s the food. Yummy, understated elegance. Save room for dessert! World class amazing. Visit the to go bakery on your way out to continue the delicious decadence at home.

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Roxfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have returned to Bistro Barberet for years now! Our server was great, A lovely young woman! The food is excellent no matter what we've ordered... But we are partial to the cheese and meat charcuterie! Prices are fair and atmosphere was lovely as usual!

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JayneK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Able to get a reservation for 5 people about an hour before dining time. Nice atmosphere. Great cocktails. Good food.

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EricM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time. The bartender makes a great old fashioned, make sure you take his recommendation for the bourbon.

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AlexandraP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner at Barberet as usual! We love this place!!!

Bistro Barberet & Bakery
Responded on 29 September 2020

thank you for coming last weekend always a pleasure to see you ! sincerely Cedric barberet

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DiannaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fabulous french cuisine and spectacular pastries. This is a must visit when in Lancaster City.

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ColinH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good. Small portions, even by big city standards. Exquisite desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. Presentation was so pretty. Our waiter was knowledgeable and super pleasant. Loved that we could eat outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is always wonderful! They even gave my date macaroons for his birthday!

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Gabriel
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love oyster night!

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PeterC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
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 on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipRobB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinners and drinks as well as superb service

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vipBenL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a birthday treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 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 11 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The meal was excellent the service was great

FAQs

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

Bistro Barberet & Bakery is rated 4.8 stars by 871 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.