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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, 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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    Very good
  • 21
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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
Very Nice Place to Stop

I stopped by on my way down I81.Restaurant is not far from highway in a beautiful town. Food, service, atmosphere, and price were all excellent. I was totally satisfied with all aspects of my experience and will be returning to the Bistro.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Baltimore
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Baltimore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I stopped by on my way down I81.Restaurant is not far from highway in a beautiful town. Food, service, atmosphere, and price were all excellent. I was totally satisfied with all aspects of my experience and will be returning to the Bistro.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I have eaten brunch, lunch, and dinner at the restaurant over the last 9 months. It has consistently been great and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of food. I particularly liked the filet for dinner, the oyster po boy for lunch, and the entire brunch especially the mini-muffins. Service and atmosphere are very good as well. My... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Based on the reviews, we stopped by for a late lunch as we were traveling through the area. Maybe it was because we were at the late end of the lunch service, but the service was extremely slow. All the tables were full, though. They were out of some of the menu items, which is fine. We ordered soup, which... More 

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My wife & I had supper here after the recommendation by some locals we spoke with at one of the nearby shops. My wife had the Chicken Scaloppini and raved about how good it was. I had the burger as recommended by the locals...for a traditional-style burger, it was good as well. It is a pretty restaurant in a nice... More 

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Central Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Whenever passing through as tourists we stop either here for a lite lunch, or at the Southern for a full it-down destination restaurant. Both equally fine. Strange how the waitress brought the correct meals but set them at the wrong side of the table. my wife had a roasted beef sandwich that looked good. I was the lighter fare -... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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201 reviews 201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We enjoyed our meals, wine and draft beer selections. Their menu is varied and offers a great selection. Soups and salads were all good. Three of us opted for their salmon, flounder and shrimps & grits and they were all excellent. The duck breast was also terrific. Our server was pleasant and helpful. Would love to return to sample more... More 

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Radford, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant after noticing it on this site, having it appear on Google and on the recomendation of the gift shop clerk at the Stonewall Jackson House. The shop clerk had said that Ben Stein ate there frequently while he was in Lexington. We were glad we did. Downtown Lexington is beautiful and this restaurant fits... More 

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Appomattox, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ordered the Crab cake sandwich and the grilled chicken wrap. GREAT Flavors!!! We enjoyed a great bottle of wine chilled to perfection. We will return for sure when we are in Lexingtom again.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We took our son and a friend to brunch at the Bistro on Palm Sunday `15. Service was excellent (thank you Missy). The decor was very nicely done including a wonderful painting of House Mountain. There are probably fewer than ten tables but quarters were well spaced. A basket of mini muffins and breads included blueberry and chocolate options. A... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We chose the Bistrot since it was one of the top rated restaurants in Lexington (the very top one was closed for the season), and made a reservation since this was for Saturday night, and we expected a crowd. Good thing! The restaurant was packed, and we ended up waiting about 20 minutes or so past our reserved time. I... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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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