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Bistro on Main

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8 North Main St, Lexington, VA
540-464-4888
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Monday
Closed
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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Kennewick, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was well cooked and serve. The Portobello mushrooms on polenta, top with spinach and balsamic, surrounded with fresh marinara sauce was excellent.

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Thank Richard W
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. The lady at the front desk said "I've never been there but I've never heard a bad thing about it". We decided to give it a chance and we are glad that we did. The food was great and was reasonably priced. The thing that set this restaurant apart was the staff.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate twice, lunch and next day dinner. Charming surroundings, thoughtful service, authentic food well and freshly prepared and delivered. Reasonable prices.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I accompanied a friend on a drive and the place she wanted to go was closed (Tuesday) so we came over to The Bistro. She'd been here before and raved about it. We had a very good shrimp and crab chimichanga, offered on either lettuce or rice and beans. We both ordered rice & beans, but ours came on plain... More 

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Thank Nibiru888
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186 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was all delicious and there is a good range of choices. My only complaints were the the server seemed to be a little stressed (like she asked how my steak was but didn't stay to hear the answer) and when I returned my steak to the kitchen for being overlooked, it seemed like it took overly long to... More 

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Thank Murfcat
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say enough great hints about this place. Food is fresh & unpretentious with a twist of Southern Charm. My personal favorites are the salmon and the fried oysters. Service is always very friendly & accommodating. We are especially enamored with Morty the bartender. That man knows how to make a proper martini! Glass always chilled, filled just right,... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Wed evening. A little busy when we got there. We had a reservation. There were two people working as host/hostess and they got mixed up. One of them gave our table to another couple by mistake. That got resolved after a bit of a wait and the host said he would comp our drinks which... More 

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Thank citidwel
Lexington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one of the better restaurants in town, but it's nothing to obsess over. The setup is a little cramped.

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Thank Mara T
Stamford, Connecticut
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172 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here off I-81 on a recent trip for dinner. Luckily, it was a week night and street parking was easily available. The restaurant is small and quaint. Service was quick and attentive. Food choices were excellent. That night there was a unique seasonal dish of soft shell crab on the nightly specials menu. Two nice size crabs were... More 

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Thank FloridawithKids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious lunch here while traveling. The wait staff was very friendly and made an excellent lunch suggestion of the spinach and almond crusted salad with citrus dressing was a very satisfying meal and finished it off with the lemon cream brûlée. The other delicious meal was the filet sandwich. Would stop here again if in the area.

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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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 North Main St, Lexington, VA
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?