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Bistro on Main

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American, French, Contemporary
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8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
540-464-4888
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • 23
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We enjoyed great coffee, soup, quiche, salad and flat bread pizza here. Great spot for a nice lunch!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kelly M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed great coffee, soup, quiche, salad and flat bread pizza here. Great spot for a nice lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation but, I had one of the best hamburgers I've ever had here. After a brief wait at the bar, we were seated. The service was attentive and everyone was very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious!!! Had a lovely brunch with my son at the bar. Bartender was so friendly and the food was great! Can't wait to come back!!

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Plymouth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

My girlfriend and I on our drive from CT to FL made our first stop in Lexington, VA.. We chose the Bistro by doing a search for the type of restaurant we like best. Everything was perfect for us and we're glad we went. Jackie Lupo, the owner herself, greeted us at the hostess stand, and welcomed us graciously. We... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It is hard to get a reservation here during Parents Werkends at the Universities, but every meal here has been excellent. They do a great job with their meats- ask for the dinner special, it's always good. Creative, yummy salads and appetizers.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had dinner with friends and enjoyed the local Virginia Chardonnay. I can recommend the crab cakes that were delicious. Everything we four had was very good. The service was attentive and the bread basket was filled with a cakey unusual home made bread.I would go back.

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Lexington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Barramundi fish special was pan fried oven baked with seasoned panko bread crumbs. Enjoyed it very much!

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I chose the chicken scaloppini. Good choice. The menu seemed wide ranging, without too many offerings. Front and back of house did an exceptional job on a busy night. The Christmas parade was just about to start when I sat down. They didn't miss a beat. I will return.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This restaurant has great ambience. The menu was very nice. Something for everyone from Burgers to Quiche. Very relaxing lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We went for a late lunch on a Saturday. There were a few open tables, but they had us wait a minute or 2 so they could clear the best table (IMO) by the front window. I had the blackened salmon sandwich special, which was great. I thought the mayo with cinnamon would be too sweet for me, but it... 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, French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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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