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Bistro on Main

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American, Contemporary, Bar, Bistro
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8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
540-464-4888
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Upscale Casual Dining in the Heart of Downtown Lexington...
Upscale Casual Dining in the Heart of Downtown Lexington, Virginia.Featuring local products with a Southern flair. Intimate, casual atmosphere. Serving Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Also offers catering. Reservations Recommended!
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, good menu

Food and service both well above average. Menu was not extensive, but provided a good choice of appetizers and entrees. We has the oysters and grits and the chicken scallopine and pasta.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Suzybean
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Annandale, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Annandale, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Food and service both well above average. Menu was not extensive, but provided a good choice of appetizers and entrees. We has the oysters and grits and the chicken scallopine and pasta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is excellent, the atmosphere is cozy. Personally it is one of my two favorite restaurants in town, highly recommend eating here. Reservations are essential on weekends, there is limited seating and it is a popular place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Bistro is a friendly and quant place for cocktails and a meal. Marty, Darren, and Jackie always make us feel like family.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lexington is a fun college town with a great mix of students from VMI and Washington & Lee. Students, townspeople, parents, tourists, and visiting dates all mixed together in the Bistro on Main the day we were there for brunch. Service was prompt and very friendly. Everything we had from soup and a salad to the Country Benedict was good.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We booked this a few weeks ago, and we were extremely happy picking Bistro on Main! Food was excellent, and prices were very low relative to the high quality. We enjoyed their soup and some apps. Swordfish special, duck, and trout were all just wonderful. I was surprised with the pricing. The bottle of Vieux Clicquot was only about $79,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My girlfriend and I went to Bistro after hearing good things and we were not disappointed. Great food and friendly service.

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Columbia SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lexington was not in our plans so our chance selection of this establishment proved to be in our favor. The food and service were spot on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Big props to the staff! One kitchen mistake was promptly addressed by the wait staff - great save that turned an uncomfortable situation into a win. We will return!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A month prior, I made a reservation for 3 people New Year's Eve @ 7:30 pm for a birthday celebration. We arrived on time and seated in the bar ten feet from the door at a tiny table. The temperature outside was around 30 degrees and as the front door was continuously opening and closing , the chill winds washed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I always look forward to a meal at Bistro on Main....not only is the food delicious but the staff combines professionalism and friendliness - a hard combo to find. My most recent meal was New Years Eve and I had the special of Bacon-wrapped scallops and risotto. The scallops were perfectly cooked as was the risotto. Others in my party... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 540-464-4888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bar, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Upscale Casual Dining in the Heart of Downtown Lexington, Virginia.Featuring local products with a Southern flair. Intimate, casual atmosphere. Serving Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Also offers catering. Reservations Recommended!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?