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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large portions to Eat

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We chose Bistro on Main in part because we were staying across the street at the Georges. We weren't disappointed. Bistro is a great little restaurant. Standouts were a caprese salad with a wonderful balsamic reduction dressing, shrimp and grits, and a really delicious vegetable ravioli that had such a fresh veggie taste! The dining room is very small which... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

On my way to Charlottesville for a meeting and located this restaurant on TA. Good rating so thought I would try. The crab cakes are really good. Burger looked fresh and good. Fries are fries. Nice little place to relax with good service. Parking is not much fun at lunch and it was a little pricey but I would return.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went to dinner with 3 others; we all really enjoyed ours meals; calamari was OK (I like mine crispier), but our entrees were great!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a modern American restaurant with traditional southern roots. Enjoyed the duck breast with blackberry sauce along with the baked Brie as the starter. The table bread is a beer bread made with beer from a local brewery. Whenever I visit my daughter at W and L, this is a must.

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Lynchburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Bistro on Main for a light lunch because we were planning an annivesary dinner and didn't want to overdo lunch. The Bistro was a very clean restaurant with a nicely varied menu. To keep things light we settled on the zucchini and sun-dried tomato quiche with a side salad. The cost was very reasonable at about... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our server, Medea, not only fulfilled our orders and my wife's special needs, but also answered our questions concerning things about the town. My wife's bacon quiche was light and filled with bacon and cheese. It was accompanied by the Bistro Salad – spring mix, sliced pears, almonds, goat cheese and poppy seed dressing. The dressing had an usual, wonderful... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We spent the night in Lexington on the last leg of our trip home. We visited downtown Lexington and decided to eat at the Bistro on Main. It was not a disappointment. We did not have reservations and the restaurant was quite busy. We ended up eating at the bar and couldn't have had better service or conversation. Mitty, the... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The crab cakes my husband and I were served for diinner tonight tasted bland and dry. They, along with mashed potatoes and vegetables, were served lukwarm rather than hot. Since our waitress was very busy, another employee served our salads, forgetting to offer us fresh pepper or to serve us any bread. The only bartender was overwhelmed and While our... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was our second stop in Lexington and we checked Trip Advisor for a good restaurant. Bistro on Main was highly rated and did not disappoint! We sat at the bar and had great service from Monty. The food was well prepared- fresh and flavorful. I would make this your first choice if visiting Lexington.

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Address: 8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540-464-4888
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: French, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Bistro

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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