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157 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5523
+1 219-462-0992
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
19 Oct 2014
“Horrible service, good food - now closed!”
19 Jun 2014
“Good but gone”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
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157 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5523
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

Not surprised that this place closed, good food can only take a place so far. The owner/chef met me several months after my review. She didn't comment on it, but HER husband waited til I was alone and made several comments about it. He was...More

Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This was a local favorite of ours, particularly for lunch -- but unfortunately it closed a few weeks ago. We hear that Chef Nicole Bissonnette-Sanders may open a new eatery in the area, so stay tuned.

1  Thank Kutskurina
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Called and asked for a reservation. Was told to come in an hr and would have to wait at the bar for another 15 min Got there an hr later as requested and sure enough was asked to sit at the bar, Saw a table...More

1  Thank spenkala
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The meal was good, but the service was horrible. It is a crowded, noisy little place with the bar right along side the diners. Our elderly male server acted as if he were doing us a favor by serving us - never gave us the...More

2  Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Exceptional: beautifully crafted cocktails, fresh ingredients, imaginative seasoning, impeccable service.

Thank 573ThomasR
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This converted retail shop on the main drag in Valparaiso's small downtown offers a fresh and changing menu of contemporary American cooking. We've eaten there a number of times and have always had the same very satisfying experience. It is a large open room so...More

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband and I went to celebrate Valentines Day and were treated to a fantastic meal. This is has been my favorite special occasion "go to" restaurant since we moved to this area three years ago and we've never been disappointed. The food offered is...More

1  Thank DebraSam
Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

We ate outside on a lovely warm day. I had the cheese plate and was happy I did. A nice variety of cheeses and the fig purée was terrific.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Went to Bistro 157 for my birthday dinner. I have to say, it's been a long time since I've been to a restaurant this good. The bread and butter/garlic was very tasty. Extensive wine list, with reasonably priced beers. I started with the Caesar salad...More

1  Thank Rob R
Reviewed 19 July 2013

A Thursday night trip to downtown Valparaiso brought us to Bistro 157. Around 5pm, it is nearly vacant but it picks up and fills up around 6:15. The waiter was very good and super attentive. I had the white fish and wife had the duck....More

Thank Kimo688889
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5523
    (Lafayette Street)
  • Public Transportation: V Line Downtown Valparaiso
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-462-0992
Located in historic downtown Valparaiso, Bistro 157 serves an internationally influenced eclectic menu in an upscale, but casually "hip" ambiance. Chef Nicole trained in France 5 years and brings to your table gourmet cuisine paired with wines from a Wine Spectator Award Winning list.
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