Bistro 71: Fun, Friends, and Food

Photo provided by Caitlyn Minelli

Photo provided by Caitlyn Minelli


Bistro 71 is a small bar and restaurant located at 71 Main Street in downtown Chambersburg. The restaurant has an open but cozy feel as customers enter and take in the space with a panning gaze. An open bar on the left tucks neatly against the wall with a display of bottles decoratively arranged. Tables are placed in the front of a large window for guests to look outside while dining. Booths are situated on the right side of the main room and farther back in a more secluded area.

Music sets an intimate as well as an energetic atmosphere as tunes from artists such as Aviccii, La Roux, and Ellie Goulding play through the restaurant. The music is at such a volume that allows for enjoyment but does not invade conversation or quiet time.

The menu is simple; offering a few appetizers, soups, salads, and entrées. This allows for more creativity in each dish. The toasted cheese melt offered for lunch has a combination of provolone and goat cheese melted in the middle of parmesan cheese ciabatta bread slices and served with a smooth tomato bisque.

Guests can also enjoy coffee and tea with dessert options such as homemade pumpkin crème brulé, chocolate peanut butter cake, or New York style cheese cake with a sweet blueberry sauce.

With a moderate menu and intimate but lively atmosphere, Bistro 71 is a great place for date night with a significant other, club night with friends, or to study.

It is open for lunch and dinner Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are not required. For more information on their menu or other inquiries their phone number is 717-261-0007. Also visit them on Facebook at

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