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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Never a dissapointment

Almost anything you order will be excellent here. Their Bistro Salad with fruit, local goat cheese, almonds, and the choice to add salmon, oysters, or chicken is to die for. Their salmon entree with greens and sweet potato is delicious. Specials that aren't on the normal menu are always exciting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Holly C
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Lexington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lexington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Almost anything you order will be excellent here. Their Bistro Salad with fruit, local goat cheese, almonds, and the choice to add salmon, oysters, or chicken is to die for. Their salmon entree with greens and sweet potato is delicious. Specials that aren't on the normal menu are always exciting and creative. This is the perfect spot for a quiet... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not only are the prices very reasonable, the food is delicious, the service is excellent, the atmosphere is chick, and the location is central to all sites and attractions in downton! Free parking on the street right in front!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We have patronized this restaurant for 4 years our son has been at VMI. Each time is worse. The menu never changes except the price and the food quality gets worse. Dont bother complaining the owner Jackie does not believe in correcting her mistakes only in collecting the check. Something must be wrong because even the servers are afraid of... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We had one of our best dinners here last month in a trip in the USA. The spinach, mushroom and cheddar soup was divine and the crab cake superb. The sea scallops were some of the best we have had. Service excellent and drinks very good. Definitely dine here if in the area.

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Annandale, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Food and service both well above average. Menu was not extensive, but provided a good choice of appetizers and entrees. We has the oysters and grits and the chicken scallopine and pasta.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is excellent, the atmosphere is cozy. Personally it is one of my two favorite restaurants in town, highly recommend eating here. Reservations are essential on weekends, there is limited seating and it is a popular place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Bistro is a friendly and quant place for cocktails and a meal. Marty, Darren, and Jackie always make us feel like family.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lexington is a fun college town with a great mix of students from VMI and Washington & Lee. Students, townspeople, parents, tourists, and visiting dates all mixed together in the Bistro on Main the day we were there for brunch. Service was prompt and very friendly. Everything we had from soup and a salad to the Country Benedict was good.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We booked this a few weeks ago, and we were extremely happy picking Bistro on Main! Food was excellent, and prices were very low relative to the high quality. We enjoyed their soup and some apps. Swordfish special, duck, and trout were all just wonderful. I was surprised with the pricing. The bottle of Vieux Clicquot was only about $79,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My girlfriend and I went to Bistro after hearing good things and we were not disappointed. Great food and friendly service.

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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: Romance, Special occasions, 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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