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Bistro on Main

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to the Bistro a few days. Had lovely service and food was delicious. The part of the experience that really ruined our night was witnessing the rude and demeaning way the owner treated our server right in front of us. Nit picking everything she did in a rude and degrading way. Its unfortunate we witnessed this because our meal... More 

Thank cpprovisions
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For our first visit to Lexington our son suggested his favorite, Bistro on Main. We ate late and it was quiet and charming. Salmon, NY Strip, Jambalaya and a grilled chicken salad were all tasteful. Presentation was just ok but I rate food for taste not looks. Service was attentive but not doting, a plus. We had appetizers with drinks... More 

Thank Sandra F
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is exceptional, the service is great, and the ambiance is tasteful. I was amazed that there were not enough crackers for the signature appetizer (CRAB AND SHRIMP DIP) and that extra crackers, which were broken, were $2.00.

Thank SeamusOmaoflhbhail
Pequea, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop here every time, we go to see our daughter in NC , wonderful duck, for me every time made with different fruit sauces with is exactly how I feel duck presents itself best, my husband usually has steak , my sister had the shrimp risotto, which she loved. Calamari is excellent. The waiter which I have had for a... More 

Thank mariebe216
Plymouth, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

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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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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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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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