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Bistro on Main

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
+1 540-464-4888
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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Rochester NY
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch, ate a burger at the bar. The beef came from a local farm and was sublime. Our bartender, Mortye, was just great; friendly, efficient and explained options without us needing to ask. Cool vibe in the place too, as if the people who live in Lexington come there often. When was the last... More 

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Fairfield, VA, United States
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I've eaten at the Bistro on Main, the dishes were VERY delicious! My husband says a filet he had was the best he'd ever eaten.

Thank Joyce J
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group had a hamburger, a steak, and chicken marsala. They were all tasty and our server was attentive. My only regret is that I didn't ask for more of their bread -- it was delicious!

Thank Diane A
Roanoke, Virginia
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573 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped on a Saturday just prior to the 2:30PM end of their lunch seating; two of the dozen or so other tables were occupied. Both of us enjoyed our orders; a Quiche and Salad, and a Chicken Salad. We thought that the food was fresh, the portions modest sized, and the flavors were mild. We found no surprises here.

Thank Mike O
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very charming and the staff was excellent. The "Bistro Burger" my boys got was a pretty small patty with what looked to be bagged (frozen) fries. For a $15 burger, I'd have hoped for better. My wife had the salmon and really liked it. I had the trout, which, while tasty, had about a dozen pin bones... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 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 

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

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 January 23, 2017 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 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
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 

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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?