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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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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  • 150
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 9
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  • 5
    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
Two words - Beer Bread!

Chose this restaurant because my wife was craving crab cakes. I am a fairly picky eater and had resigned myself to the only burger on the menu. Luckily I chose to be a little adventurous and tried the Chicken Scallopini - it was great. But the biggest surprise of the evening was the beer bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Randy G
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Glade Spring, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Glade Spring, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Chose this restaurant because my wife was craving crab cakes. I am a fairly picky eater and had resigned myself to the only burger on the menu. Luckily I chose to be a little adventurous and tried the Chicken Scallopini - it was great. But the biggest surprise of the evening was the beer bread given to us before our... More 

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New York, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting & good - pleasant place - service polite and quick but not rushed - but the food was really good and different options

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely make the effort to go here. Their homemade beer bread is addicting! Very attentive wait staff.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in Lexington on vacation. We found this restaurant while walking around town and thought it looked promising with a menu my wife, who is a vegan, would enjoy. After sitting down down and looking at the menu my wife was interested in the mushroom ravioli but wasn't sure if she could eat it. She asked... More 

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The tables were all booked for the evening, but the bar was open for full meal orders, so we decided to give it a try. The employees were all super friendly. Dinner was delicious, and the fellow guests were very friendly. One of our favorite evenings out.

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Mars, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had lunch at the Bistro and really enjoyed it. The hamburger was delicious.. The Crab and Shrimp Chimichanga was great.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner last night. 6 pm reservations...reservations rec even for a Wednesday night. Started out with a glass of Oregon Pinot and the baked Brie....I had the special stuffed chicken breast wrapped in dough w/ a mushroom cream sauce & husband had a local draft beer and the duck w/ apricot glaze. Both entrees were excellent. Dessert was... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Interesting menu, well presented and prepared in a cute bistro-style restaurant (upscale casual) with attentive staff.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner there last week. It is worth a stop, but make a reservation. Very popular. The menu had many excellent choices. We had a lovely appetizer, split a wonderful salmon entree and a great desert. Service was excellent, even though the restaurant was very busy. Great place.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bistro on Main is one of the best places for a delightful dinner in Lexington. Other restaurants in town have good food, but the quality is often uneven and some places are simply overpriced. At Bistro on Main they've achieved the perfect balance of excellent food, portions and price, topped off by a warm welcome at the door and attentive,... 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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?