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Bistro 71

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71 N Main St, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1810
+1 717-261-0007
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried Bistro 71 for the first time last Wednesday night. The restaurant was fairly busy, dimly lit, but cozy. We were first seated by the entry door. That location was chilly due to the often-opened door, so we moved to a better spot. Our food was delicious and the wine special was seemingly good (50% off any bottle). Trouble... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is simply amazing! I have tried several different meals, from sandwiches to full dinners and I am never disappointed. The atmosphere and wait staff are wonderful, perfect for couples or small groups of friends. I recommend reservations!!!

Gurnee, Illinois
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336 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit Chambersburg occasionally to visit family. We typically either eat in, or ate somewhere the family has been going to decades. I was hoping to get to Bistro 71 during a visit because on paper it had the potential to be a legitimately good restaurant outside of sentimental favorites. I got that chance recently. I like the decor, exposed... More 

Chambersburg PA
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I celebrated my birthday here recently and was pleasantly surprised when one of the specials midweek was lobster stuffed with crabmeat. It was delicious! My husband and I have eaten here several times and we have never had a bad meal. There's great service and we love the cozy ambience. My only complaint is that the wines by the glass... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Bistro 71 for lunch, and were charmed by the warm interior, warm brick walls and friendly professional service. The Bistro salad was tasty and creatively prepared. Roasted romaine lettuce, bacon, blue cheese and roasted pumpkin seeds needed no dressing. But the dressing was delicious enough to be irresistible. The turkey club sandwich was luscious, served on generous slices... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place was not what we expected, as the first thing you see is a busy bar area, but after being seated in the back it felt more like a restaurant. The restaurant seating area is pretty small. The food was extremely good, but there wasn't much choice for non-alcoholic drinks, except for the usual stuff that a bar would... More 

Chambersburg, PA
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307 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here. Dinner was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Portions are not huge but I appreciated not being too full to move at the end of the evening. The menu changes with the seasons and locally sourced ingredients are used. Never disappointed here!

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had a good meal here. The menu is small, but interesting. I enjoyed the duck. It was tender. My husband tried the pork chops. Quite a generous piece of meat he received. Vegetables were interesting. Everything was a little saltier than we prefer, but we are used to almost no salt added to our meals. We really enjoyed the Kilkenney... More 

Annandale, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Summer-time cafe tables on the brick sidewalk, one of several quietly cultured downtown restaurants and a diner (famous for breakfast) among townhouses, shops, and a Carnegie free library. Bed and breakfasts nearby. Easy to get to from 81, but a far cry from the exhaust and asphalt of the Interstate strip.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went to Bistro 71 as part of Chambersburg Restaurant Week where establishments are supposed to offer an $18.64 special. However when arriving we were told the specials pertained to lunch only. That was disappointing but we stayed anyway. We ordered alcohol, Tanguerey and tonic and bourbon and water which were weak. We had a crab dip appetizer which was ok.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 N Main St, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Chambersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-261-0007

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