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Bistro on Main

8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
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Ranked #3 of 67 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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Sun City Center, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We pass through Lexington VA about twice a year. Since we discovered the Bistro on Main soon after it opened in 2003, we have always dined there at least once per visit. We eat at the bar; we enjoy to chat with the excellent bartender, Morty (sp?) We usually get a few moments, too, with the owner, Jackie, to chat... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ate lunch there - the salads were great, the owner in control of the seating 100% on a busy Sunday!! Will definitely go back again.

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Lexington, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Such a fun place for lunch or dinner. I like to take out of town guests there. Menu is always good and changes with interesting additions. Local art on the walls. Owner knows her diners and greets them warmly. Servers are well trained and pleasant.

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We at at the Bistro on Main based on the recommendation of the Inn we stayed at in Roanoke We were not disappointed. We had an excellent meal and the service was top-notch. All of the staff helped us even if they were not assigned to our table They were all friendly and helpful - both in terms to good... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We recently dined here, and were very, very pleased. Despite it being a very busy weekend (parents' weekend at one of the universities), the staff was pleasant, attentive and calm - we never felt rushed. We ordered the brie appetizer (delicious), two entrees of the duck, and one salmon entree. Our server asked how we would like the fish and... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were seated immediately and service was fine. We thought the food was mediocre at best. We were with friends who picked this as one of their favorite restaurants. I had the 4 cheese, spinach lasagna and was disappointed. My wife had the salmon and it was just O.K. They didn't even offer us coffee and dessert because there was... More

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Lexington, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Space wise it is not large and reservations are definitely in order, especially on the weekend. The food is quite good, a nice variety on the menu. If it is crowded, it can be a bit loud at times.

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Lexington, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food here is always fresh and the variety quite wide. Ambiance is relaxed but classy. A good buy on anything you choose and a great experience all around.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

After reading all the great reviews, we went here for lunch the day we arrived in Lexington, which was a Thursday. We were not disappointed. The food, service and atmosphere were all top rate. I rarely eat at a restaurant twice on the same trip, but we liked it so much we were going to return on Sunday. Unfortunately, it... More

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Palm City, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

An over night stay through town took us to this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. With no reservations our friendly hosts greeted us and quickly seated us. The food was amazing. We shared the vegetable ravioli as an appetizer it was very good. I had the flounder special with risotto. The fish was delicious the risotto bland. The wine... More

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