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Bistro on Main

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8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
540-464-4888
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was top notch. We all ordered the butternut soup which was brothy and not overly thick. The flavor was amazing. We all were tempted to lick the bowl! I ordered the fresh trout which was flaky, lightly seasoned and cooked perfectly. Shrimp and grits was another favorite that was ordered and as usual very flavorful. My husband had... More 

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Thank LFrascati
Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant in the center of town easy to get to nice decor good service great food at a great value. My husband had a squash ravioli with a sage butter sauce delicious and I had a bistro salad that was just perfect. The waitress was plenty busy but attentive and very nice. The restaurant was fairly... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were hungry when we arrived to the town of Lexington and this restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B, so we stopped here for lunch. Bistro on Main has great atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was delicious. I'd recommend the crab cake sandwich or the fish and chips. We will return here the next time we are... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to share some time with family. Excellent food and staff; always attentive and friendly. Thank you!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited choices in Lexington as one of the better restaurants is closed Monday and Tuesday night's... Ratings on TA seemed positive so made a reservation... We were to be seated (2 top) next to a 16 top table in a small space so we asked to me moved... The bar was available... Great bar tender!!! Very limited wine selection... Menus... More 

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Thank DocHarrisHHI
Williamsburg, Virginia
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251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cute place, and our server was pleasant and prompt. The hamburger was tasty but the crab cake was a disappointment. The creme brûlée and key lime pie saved our lunch experience.

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Thank Crcb
Leesburg, VA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint little restaurant in the heart of downtown. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Everything was so fresh and flavorful. We will definitely go back when we are in town!

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Thank Jebbets
Buena Vista, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have an eclectic menu. I enjoyed excellent crab cakes. The staff was prompt and attentive. The atmosphere is chic. I'm going back.

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Thank andy_marinermedia
Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite lunch spots in downtown Lexington. The quiche lunch special has been consistently good - just be sure to arrive early in the lunch hour or they might run out! Professional service, delicious food, lovely decor, and seating at tables and chairs or at banquettes along one wall make for a relaxing experience. You'll see... More 

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Thank VMI1016
Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Bistro on Main on a whim. I had the smoked salmon omelette and my hubby had the berry pancakes. Amazing! Great service!!Would definitely recommend this place!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: 540-464-4888
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?