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Bistro on Main

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American, Bar, Contemporary, Bistro
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8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
540-464-4888
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small town charm, great restaurant

While on our way to Washington, DC we decided to take a side trip to Lexington, VA to visit VMI and Washington and Lee University. A short walk from these campuses is Main Street. We found a delightful little restaurant for lunch in Bistro on Main. The restaurant was busy for lunch but we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

While on our way to Washington, DC we decided to take a side trip to Lexington, VA to visit VMI and Washington and Lee University. A short walk from these campuses is Main Street. We found a delightful little restaurant for lunch in Bistro on Main. The restaurant was busy for lunch but we were quickly seated. The service was... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

While returning to the Charlottesville area from a mid-western trip, we needed both food and respite. We found both at this restaurant. I had the black and blue salad; my wife a house salad with shrimp. Both were well-prepared with fresh ingredients. As this was the last day of our vacation, we splurged on dessert. My white chocolate mousse was... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were in Lexington for an anniversary get away. We stopped in here for lunch. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive.The food was plentiful and delicious. We were very pleased and will return when we next visit this lovely town.

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Bentonville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I dined here while on an anniversary stay at a nearby b&b. It was our host's favorite dining venue in Lexington. For openers, I had the Bistro Salad and my wife had the House Salad... both were fresh, crisp, and nicely dressed. My entree was the Jambalaya... my wife had the Grilled NY Strip... both dishes arrived... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We dined at the Bistro on Main last weekend when we were in Lexington, VA. My husband and I were hungry for trout. Trout was on the menu so we both ordered it. The waitress was so nice and friendly and said we were in for a treat. She was correct. The trout was cooked with bourbon and pecans, delicious... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife and I had Sunday brunch in this cute restaurant in the middle of Lexington's historic district. I had the full American brealeast which was good, especially the Applewood bacon. My wife had the eggs Benedict, Service was cheerful and professional.i

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here on our cross country trek and found it highly rated on Trip Advisor and I'm happy to report that it lived up to expectations. I'm glad we made reservations because the place was pretty full but it's not a large space. It is very tastefully decorated with a comfortable ambience. My partner had the bistro salad... More 

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Sarasota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a small but pleasant storefront operation with a simple and minimalist decor, yet the restaurant is comfortable with plenty of waitstaff eager to assist. A perfect lunch spot. My husband and I both enjoyed a cup of their homemade lemon chicken soup. Delicious. He had the Caesar chicken wrap with fries and remarked that it was a very... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I came with friends for dinner and enjoyed it greatly. The bread, salad, and crab cakes were very good, and while this is a nice restaurant, it wasn't a problem that we were somewhat casually dressed. If you are looking for a restaurant for a special occasion, this is a good choice.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a great location for lunch. I was on a business trip visiting Washington and Lee University and stopped in for lunch. They had the most wonderful summer salad with deliciously sweet fruit and mixed greens. It was a hot day so I decided to top off lunch with a little raspberry sorbet. Highly recommend the Bistro if you... More 

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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: American, Bar, Contemporary, 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: American, Bar, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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