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Bistro on Main

8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
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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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85% Recommend
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Maitre D/Waitstaff/Use of local meats, vegetables were very civilized and combining that with the check amount made this visit most pleasant!

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Cute little restaurant on Main. We called and made reservations. We actually arrived at the restaurant early and was pleased to find our table was ready. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this Bistro if you are in the area. I would go early and make reservations...it is small and very popular.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Quick trip to Lexington and we needed to find a local restuarant with convenient parking. Selected Bistro on Main because there was a parking spot in front. Beautiful small restaurant with excellent staff and servers. Extremely pleasant atmosphere with original artwork everywhere. Spinach lasagne was very generous portion but lacking in spinach and had an abundance of cheese. Baked brie... More

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Christiansburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. The lunch menu offers many of the same options as dinner, but at a considerably lower price. The choices offered on the menu were varied and we felt we couldn't go wrong! Ultimately, my husband decided on the seafood chimichanga with rice and I ordered the lump crab cake sandwich. The... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Staff very pleasant, as is the atmosphere. Crab cakes tasted more of breading than crab - would not order again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a reservation but still had to wait, for which they were VERY apologetic. One of the managers (owners?) confided that the people who were at "my" table just would not leave. Both managers were very welcoming and seemed sincerely interested in making sure everybody had a good experience. Very charming small storefront space, music like Billie Holiday, big band,... More

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Washington dc
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A nice place in a small charming town. The bistro is the right downtown and it is very convenient. The food was good and service was great. I think it is a little over price for what you got but overall it is not too bad. Enjoyed our time there.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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