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Bistro on Main

8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
540-464-4888
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Ranked #5 of 65 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
Brevard,NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Left The Bronx and Jersey Sat am and headed for the barn in NC. Stopped for the night in Lexington, Va. For dinner, we checked the net and picked the Bistro on Main. Called and made reservations. Drove to Main Street and was surprised to see how clean and quaint the town was. Every restaurant on Yelp was on Main... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations at this restaurant on what turned out to be a busy Sat. We arrived early and sat at the bar. ( our idea) 25 minutes before our reservations they wanted to seat us at our table.Our party had fully arrived but we took the table anyway. The service was polite but seemly not well trained. I had... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After a morning drive on the back roads we arrived in Lexington and found this place on Main St. The menu looked good and we gave it a try. We each had a beer and shared the signature burger with bacon and the crab cake sandwich. Both were served with their beer battered fries which were quite good. Our sandwiches... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The service was excellent! The food was very good. We shared a cheese sampler appetizer that was good. I had the jambalaya - it was spicy and yummy! My sister said the salmon was excellent and my mother enjoyed the crab cakes. The served us a delicious warm chocolate cake for my birthday. The server... More

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North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My friends and I arrived here starving and were excited about the good reviews. But overall the food was average and the service was off. The waitress was cloying when serving us but then inattentive when we actually needed something...she also forgot to give me half of my sandwich to-go at the end. We were just passing through town and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My girl friends and I stopped for lunch on our way through Lexington. The restaurant had a nice interior with beautiful local paintings and it was very quaint. Then it all went down hill with the service. Our server introduced herself and her trainee. (Apparently 1 of her 2 trainees for the day). The server seemed frazzled and she carried... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

When in Lexington, Virginia, I always eat at least once at The Bistro on Main. Consistently excellent food and service and homemade beer bread!

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A busy graduation night, but we were given a lovely table in the rear of the bar section. Probably one of the best venues for dinner in Lexington.

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nc
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Son just graduated form VMI and looked over this place for 4 years to our loss. I have eaten in just about every place in town and have found this to be the best place. Fresh food, well done in presentaion and creative with simple ingredients to make a scruptous meal. And most important--delicious!! I travel to top five cites... More

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MAHOPAC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really enjoyed my dinner at this restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious.

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