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Bistro on Main

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French, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro
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8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
540-464-4888
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 9
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  • 6
    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
Excellent food and service

My husband and I travelled to Lexington for our Grandson's VMI Matriculation on Saturday, August 22, 2015 and decided to go into town for lunch. We stopped at Bistro on Main and were delighted with everything about this wonderful gem located steps from VMI. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Martha C
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I travelled to Lexington for our Grandson's VMI Matriculation on Saturday, August 22, 2015 and decided to go into town for lunch. We stopped at Bistro on Main and were delighted with everything about this wonderful gem located steps from VMI. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed their lunches. We will be back and I... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is very consistent with good food and fair prices. Decor could be a bit more chic with a little extra effort but, overall, you should not be disappointed.

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Virginia
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Love the lunches and dinners, the catfish and chicken marsala were delicious and so were my friends dinners.There are always great specials.... The wine was a nice pour and the service was fabulous and the server was extremely friendly and knowledgable...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at the Bistro. The staff was very well-trained and professional. The food preparation and presentation was perfection. The only reason I did not give the restaurant a five was because of the lunch the following day. While the staff was accomadating and friendly, the fare was not impressive. Go for dinner. You... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow... Probably the worst restaurant experience I have had in my life, and we eat out often! My husband and I were in town with our kids visiting my parents and we came here to eat. Our waitress was great but soon after the food arrived, our 1 year old started crying. My mother picked him up and went outside,... More 

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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here 2 weeks ago. We had quite a long wait for a table to clear on a busy Saturday evening. Once we were seated, the staff worked hard to get us quickly served. The food was superb!

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Lexington, VA
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tried the grilled portobello & spinach open-faced "sandwich" served on cheesy polenta cake. I'm not a vegetarian however I couldn't resist trying this. It was delicious.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Main dishes were very tasty. Staff was great! Portion size could've been a little larger. Sides were the only thing that was disappointing.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed ourselves. My husband had a fried oyster sandwich with fries and I had the quiche of the day with a side salad. Both were very good and the service was great.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Large portions of food with GREAT service. My wife thought this was her favorite restaurant because of atmosphere an food quality. It is one of the best in town, also on Main St

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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: French, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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?