Bistro 101 creates seasonal, fresh cuisine with a gourmet twist.

The quality of our locally-sourced ingredients highlights a delicious spin on New American comfort food.


Our chefs have a close working relationship with several local farmers, enabling us to feature the freshest ingredients available. Many factors go into how we develop our menu, which relies heavily on the best fruits and vegetables currently in season in Central Illinois. We pair these high-quality elements with interesting culinary trends that excite our customers - and our chefs - for a menu that is ever changing and always delicious.


In addition to our signature steaks and dynamic menu rotation, we are proud to offer plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options, an extensive wine and craft beer selection, unique handcrafted cocktails, and a wide spectrum of special events, public and private.  


Our space, which includes our main dining room, our lounge (The Parlor), and multiple private dining rooms, seamlessly transitions into a beautifully catered event venue for all kinds of events, large and small. We've hosted countless events at our location, including but not limited to private parties, tailored events with custom menus, private gatherings to celebrate milestone events (such as graduations), private brunches and tastings, and even weddings and receptions.

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Special Events

A beautifully catered venue for any size event

The Bistro includes our main dining room, our lounge (The Parlor), and multiple private dining rooms. The Bistro has hosted countless events, including private parties, tailored events with custom menus, private gatherings to celebrate milestone events, private brunches and tastings, and even weddings and receptions.




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Praise + Press

“Never let it be said that smaller cities in Peoria’s orbit lack for places to have a high quality, inventive meal. [After] dining that well, we’re eager to see what other innovations will be on offer in spring, summer and fall.”

Peoria Journal Star

“Written up in Midwest Living magazine, this casual fine dining restaurant is a culinary delight located in an historic, renovated hotel in downtown Canton. Listen to live music in The Parlor lounge while you have a cocktail or craft beer. Then move in to the dining room to feast on an eclectic variety of entrees, guaranteed to have you talking about your meal long after to you continue your journey on the Byway.”

Illinois River Road Magazine

“Along with a common focus on community and charity, the Bistro aims to serve Canton by offering a place like no other in the region: a place that cares about the people and strives to consistently provide honest, high-quality food and drinks to the community. Food trends or not, every single thing we’ve tasted at the Bistro has excited our tastebuds.”

Independent Heartland

“While most restauranteurs find a menu that works and stick with it, Bistro 101 is unique in the way its menu changes daily. On a particular day in February, the menu provided a plethora of interesting choices.”

The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Illinois

“Bistro 101 has been in operation for over 3 years now. Since then, Bistro 101 has supported countless local organizations and events. Bistro 101 has also hosted the Health and Wellness Clinic of Fulton County, Art on Main and donations to many local charities and events. Their tastefully delightful food has been featured in the Journal Star and has received high praise from regional travelers on tripadvisor and yelp. Bistro has gone above and beyond for this community and the Chamber of Commerce Member & Public Relations committee is proud and honored to recognize them as our Chamber Champion. Congratulations to Bistro 101 Staff & thank you for your support & hard work in the community!”

The Canton Chamber Courier

“Spectacular! Totally reasonable prices for fine dining. I love how they actually give you time to eat your courses before the next course comes. They're not in a hurry to get you out of there. Good food takes good time. From the appetizer to the main entree, you could tell there was time and thought put into the food. Real authentic homemade tastes. The waitress was wonderful. I will definitely be back.”


After Explosion, Canton Business Reopens with New Look: While waiting for the new windows to be installed, [The Bistro] put in a new bar, new flooring and gave the parlor a fresh coat of paint. Because of the people of Canton, they weren't down for long. ‘It always shows itself ability to bounce right back and pick itself up, dust itself off and get right back to work,’ Hale said.”

Central Illinois Proud