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Bistro on Main

French, Bistro
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270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
(828) 526-2590
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely visit to Highlands, NC!

We bought wine from the wine store next store (also wonderful), then took it to the bistro. There was no "corkage fee." We were welcomed effusively, and seated immediately. The shrimp and grits I ordered was SO WONDERFUL! The absolute BEST I've had in a long, long, time!! Our server Stephen was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Indian Shores, Florida
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Indian Shores, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We bought wine from the wine store next store (also wonderful), then took it to the bistro. There was no "corkage fee." We were welcomed effusively, and seated immediately. The shrimp and grits I ordered was SO WONDERFUL! The absolute BEST I've had in a long, long, time!! Our server Stephen was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Whenever my husband and I make a trip to Highlands we always make sure to eat at Bistro on Main. The service is exceptional, the food is exceptional - great variety to choose from and we love the ambiance - music especially in the summertime. You need to try this place out - you will not be disappointed. One of... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

All good, we had dinner and lunch here and enjoyed both. Pimento cheese fritters and chicken salad melt were awesome. Stephen took great care of us!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I had the Trout Salad and it was one of the best salads I've ever had. The trout was excellent and everything in the salad was fresh. The dressing was excellent too.

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Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have the opportunity to eat here several times.I try to make it here every time I come to Highlands.It's always very good and pleasant.We come for lunch mostly on Sunday's.Food is very good and service is fine.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There was a ridiculously long wait to be seated at a time when the restaurant was far from busy. Once we were seated the service was slow but the food was terrific. It was lovely to be able to eat outside and enjoy the glorious Highlands weather. The grilled pimento cheese sandwich is a definite must try!

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Tamassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been to the Bistro many times and have never been disappointed. The outdoor cafe is relaxing and great for people watching The menu is unique and everything we have had is excellent. The chicken salad sandwich and Turkey brie sandwich are great.

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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great lunch outside until it rained thankfully they accommodated our large 11 person party indoors once it started to downpour! Good food portions on the small side with the exception of the salads.

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We tried this lovely outdoor bistro recently and were sorely disappointed. The food was not very good and our server had an attitude when we had to send a dish back that was not to our specifications. Too many other great restaurants in Highlands!

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Largo, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant has improved & will continue to do so under the Robbie's great visions. We recently had lunch outside which is a great location. Went because we heard Robbie has taken over as management. I had the Chicken Salad melt on berry wheat bread was tasty but could have been improved if the cheese would have been melted &... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro on Main

Address: 270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
Phone Number: (828) 526-2590
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: (828) 526-2590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?