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Bistro on Main

8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
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Ranked #4 of 66 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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McLean, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A charming restaurant in downtown Lexington. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being effusive. My reservation has again handled on-time ...even with a change here and there (ie lost one of 6) they are very accommodating. What we enjoy most, is the food...always terrific, seasonal options and a very nice selection of well executed menu staples of all... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Who would have thought that a small town hundreds of miles from the coast or New Orleans could make a fabulous oyster po'boy, but they did. It wasn't a classic, in fact it wasn't even served on a hoagie roll, but it was great. The fried oysters were an incredible combination of crispy and juicy. The sauce was an amazing... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Driving from Bristol to Charlottesville, I was hoping Lexington had a nice restaurant for my lunch. Sure enough on Main Street (Rt. 11 North) I spotted a little bistro. Parked across the street and went in. They treated me expertly like I wasn't alone wearing my wanna-be overalls. I had one of their special: blackened salmon on a bun with... More

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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We love this place! Whenever visiting my son at W & L, we will always eat here - really great food and service. Everyone is so friendly, and they must have a great chef because anything we have had has been excellent. Their home made beer bread is incredible. I think my son consumed about 4 plates of it! Reasonable... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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