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Bistro Barberet & Bakery

4.8
896 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 896 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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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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DonM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was outstanding! Food was delicious and service was excellent. Ambiance was perfect for a quiet and romantic evening.

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vipRRJDining
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The menu and food was great. Service and flow was poor. Way too much time between courses and in the end the waiter who had not checked back with us in a timely manor after delivering us desert options apologized upon arriving back to take our order but we then found out the desert we all wanted was just recently SOLD OUT.

We will go back and try again because the food was great but table side service and flow will have to be much better if we are to return in the future.

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MarleneL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome, as always!!

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Ashley
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went here for my birthday and were extremely happy! We moved from a very food-forward location to York/Lancaster area, and have been missing the restaurant scene. We found this on a whim and can't wait to go back! We got Fois Gras, Tartiflette, Lamb Shank, Bœuf Bourguignon, Creme Brûlée and Molten chocolate cake. It was all delicious! We even stopped in the bakery and got 7 pastries to go as well. They also provided free macarons as a birthday treat. The waiter, Christopher, was kind and helpful! So happy to have found a phenomenal French restaurant not too far from our new home!

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Rena
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This restaurant has some of the best French food I have tasted. Not only did I have the best escargot in my life there, but the drinks were balanced and strong! The pastries are fantastic, edible & delicious art. You won’t regret stopping by.

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JeffK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our 2nd time here. Once again we enjoyed very good oysters. The server (Timothy) was excellent and incredibly accommodating in allow us to share (2 plates) our Caesar Salad and 2nd drink. An early dinner evening time and $$ well-spent.

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kerrys
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful sweet birthday dinner experience for my 18 year old niece.
There was a birthday bag of macarons waiting for us when we arrived❤️

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TatianaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite dinner place in Lancaster! Love the ambience, food, drinks and service.

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Jeannie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent as always. Celebrated our 41 anniversary a little late due to Covid closures.

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DanMc
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We’re still under the thrall of government-mandated lockdowns, so the ambience of any restaurant is poor. But we were happy to return to our favorite restaurant for another delightful lunch. I tried the tomato bisque soup and am glad i did — excellent!
Of course, any trip to Babarets is incomplete until dessert, and they never disappoint.
Babarets is a real treasure in the heart of Lancaster County. May it continue to survive and thrive (once all the nonsense is over).

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, pleasant atmosphere, safe seating limits.

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rogers
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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vipScottM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is definitely the best place in Lancaster, nice atmosphere, great food and good service!

JM
vipJohnM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the tomato bisque.

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vipluv2dine
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our special place for lunch. It is a comfortable, friendly ambience. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly. So sorry it had to close because of our crazy rules here in Pennsylvania.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great hidden gem...Food was amazing! My husband and I had our wedding anniversary dinner here and they went out of there way to gift us some bake goods in a personalized goodie bag :) Very thoughtful.

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KatlynC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service, beautiful atmosphere!

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MelissaM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious as we have come to expect at Barberet. Everything is impeccably served and perfectly prepared. And this time the service was amazing. Kayla was friendly, engaging, and paced our meal perfectly.

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maryb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Might go back tomorrow.

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vipBenL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we tried the Boeuf Bourguignon...and it was a hit!
never disappointed by the Escargots also.
we will come back.
thanks

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SherriP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great a social distance. A touch pricey.

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LouAnnJ
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was excellent and atmosphere was very nice. Our waiter was very apathetic. Didn’t seem to want to be there. We bought a $100 bottle of champagne and he never poured another glass, he never asked if we needed anything, didn’t tell us about the specials of the day. I had to ask. It’s a shame because the food was really great but his last of interest and no personality made it not a great experience. The other waiter was completely the opposite. He was highly attentive and running back and forth to the bar making drinks too. We wanted to tip him for how hard he worked and not leave our waiter anything. Sad but true. We will try again cause the food was good good but service a zero n

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TimothyG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I picked this spot for my birthday, again....I often rely on the chefs choice for the meal....meaning, I normally pick the specials. I ended up with the pasta and complimented it with the dark n stormy.....we ended the meal with the meringue....which is not a fav of mine, but I tried something new! Service was exceptional, Timothy was great. since it was in the peak of Covid, the place was empty...we were 2 of the 8 diners there, which was cool, but I like to be around people. I frequently refer this to family & friends, however, the veg menu is quite limited.....

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vipJohnM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipDrPr
Philadelphia
20 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
20 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
71 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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MaddienSammy
Baltimore
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!

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 896 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.