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Town & Gown Bistro


Our Story


The Town and Gown Bistro provides a cozy hideaway to enjoy a quality meal, a fine cup of coffee, or cocktail. Located on River Road,  we are close to the Purdue campus, serving the community of West Lafayette and Lafayette since 2014. 

Chef Matt O’Neill adds a dimension to the Town and Gown Bistro’s offerings with international experience, nearly 30 years in Indiana, and significant community involvement. The sister restaurant, The Runcible Spoon, is located in Bloomington, IN.  


What People are Saying

Best Value

I have been here maybe 20 times now, brought all my family, friends, friend’s friends, and gone thru most of the menu. We haven’t had a bad time yet. This is the restaurant that is all about trying that pasta, salmon, lamb, steak, and more!

“Amazing food and services”

“Amazing food and service!  We sat at bar where we were greeted by Gabby and Benjamin. Both are great bartenders and service!  The tomato and basil soup was seriously the best I’ve had.”

“I had heard good things”

Was one of the only non-chains open on New Year’s Day for breakfast. I had heard good things about it before but had never gone. Very good food, great atmosphere. We will return for lunch and dinner – soon, I hope.

“They are quick!”

I have been to Town & Gown a couple times since I came to Purdue and I have really enjoyed it every time. The restaurant itself is small but I have never had to wait even though it is usually pretty busy.


119 N River Rd

West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: (765)-250-3425



Monday-  closed
Tuesday- closed
Wed- 8am to 8pm
Thur- 8am to 8pm
Fri- 8am to 10pm
Sat- 8am to 10pm
Sunday- 8am to 2pm