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Bistro on Main

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American, Contemporary
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8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some of the best food in town. Great selection, very fresh and creative. Highly recommend as one of your stops in Lexington.

Thank LFrascati
Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I first dropped into the Bistro on Main for dessert after an unsatisfactory dining experience at another restaurant up the street. It was after 9:00 pm but we were graciously seated at a table near the tastefully done bar, which reflected the very comfortable overall atmosphere of the whole restaurant. Our server was Tim, and he was... More 

Thank ElVarguito
St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is wonderful. The bread pudding is the best I have ever eaten, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Terry H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were fine. We had the burritos which were good. We were surprised by the blue lab ESB which was more in taste like an lager. The other beer, an ale was OK, but, the ESB did not taste like an ESB. This may have just been not the best brew of blue lab products and it... More 

Thank Denis O
Gibsonville, NC
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bistro on Main while celebrating our anniversary in Lexington. The Duck was excellent and the NY Strip Steak was fantastic. We loved the flavors as well as the side dishes. The server was highly attentive and upon learning of our anniversary brought us a delicious Creme Brûlée on the house. It is beautifully decorated and high on... More 

Thank Christopher788
Kennewick, Washington
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Richard W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

2 Thank Duncan B
Paris, France
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

1 Thank waldokw
Roanoke, Virginia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 

1 Thank Nibiru888
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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: 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?