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Bistro on Main

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
+1 540-464-4888
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Plymouth, Michigan
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294 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here on Dec 23rd after traveling about 9 hours. We were hungry and tired and on the edge of cranky. Bartender very friendly and efficient. Our waitress was friendly and brought drink, appetizers and bread right away. The veggie spring rolls were decent. Hubby had duck and it was good but the sweet potato and veggies were cold.I... More 

Thank setter3
Takoma Park, Maryland
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We needed to kill some time and the chalkboard out front had oysters written on it so we went in. It is a pleasant place with friendly service. I had the oysters Rockefeller and my wife had the calamari and both were excellent. The entire menu looked good and we were wishing we could have stayed for a full dinner.

Thank Randall C
Montpelier, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner. The fresh bread is delicious! My husband and the shrimp and grits--which was outstanding. I had a salad with fried chicken - it was just ok. The chicken was very dry and there was not an abundance of spinach to make a decent salad. It was tasty--but I've had better.

Thank T B
Severna Park, Maryland
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I love this spot, but tonight the NY Strip was the special (same NY Strip on regular menu). The steak was about 1/2" thick with plenty of gristle. If you are going to charge the premium price you should provide at least a mediocre steak. The chef did a great job preparing the steak, but you can only do so... More 

Thank Ralph P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The service was exceptional and the food was absolutely wonderful. I definitely recommend trying their signature Bistro salad, but I don't think they could make anything we didn't enjoy!

Thank Erin W
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Really nice atmosphere, excellent service, nice size portions.Ate both lunch and dinner. Wine list good. Value and pleasant atmosphere makes it a sure winner.

Thank Wachesaw
Baldwinsville, New York
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling north on Rt. 81 when we decided to visit Lexington, VA. Happened upon this spot and dropped in. Decor is warm, service was attentive and the food delicious. Nice choice of wines and beers.

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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We made a reservation, but with both schools on break, it wasn't necessary. Service was very good and attentive. The complimentary bread was warm and homemade - very good. We all enjoyed our entree's - Shrimp and grits ($19), butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce ($13) and the special 1/2 rack of ribs ($18). The portions were just... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were able to get a table even though the bistro was fully booked. Had an exceptional meal and will return every time in the area!

Thank jeffhoel
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

There is nog alot to say really. We parked the car on a slightly wet night and walked down Main street and found the Bistro and what a great choice. Our waiter was fantastic and the food matched his great attitude . Thanks for the great food from two Aussies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-464-4888
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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