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“Charming but Slow”
Review of Bistro on Main

Bistro on Main
Ranked #15 of 56 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bistro on Main offers a tempting selection of tasty salads, soups,entrees, and delectable desserts from 11:30 through the dinner hour, served either al fresco or in our charming dining room. We serve specialty cocktails, wine and beer, and on weekends feature outdoor live entertainment. Come, relax, and enjoy a berry and rosemary infused lemonade with a sidecar of your favorite top shelf vodka under the red umbrellas! Bistro on Main is the perfect spot for people watching and taking in the seasons in magical Highlands, North Carolina!
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The restaurant has wonderful outdoor seating, but we waited 45 minutes for a sandwich. Table much larger than us and who were seated after us were served before we were. We had to ask the hostess what happened to our meal--our server was too busy serving drinks to other tables. We were neglected. It appears there are many other nice restaurants in town that we go to next time.

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Thank gypsyred
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Sat under umbrella outside and people watched. Had the absolute best pimento cheese fritters with a sweet sauce that balance spice perfectly was not impressed with blue cheese dip and chips could of made better at home. Server had fun personality.

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Thank Vanwinmr
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We needed a short break from our sight-seeing so we popped into the Bistro for a light snack, having missed lunch. Nothing on the menu seemed to fit the bill except a cup of soup. We both ordered the Lobster bisque, but one spoonful was enough to discover it was very salty and below par.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Sitting outside under big umbrellas loving the fresh air....New menu this year.
Outstanding fresh salads...Different than the usual fare.
All very affordable. Far less pricey than other restaurants in this upscale town.
Friendly ownership.....will return on a regular basis.

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Thank Richard D
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This lunch was the worst meal we had in Highlands and for the price we paid one has an expectation that the food would be better. In fairness the Lobster Bisque was good however the tiny portion was served in a small bowl rather than a bread bowl as stated in the menu. The grilled salmon salad with cusabi dressing was fair. The french dip (it was explained was rather a roasted beef) was plentiful but flavorless as were the potato chips. Two of our party opted for the special which this day was grilled cheese with a bowl of vegetable beef soup. The sandwich was as expected, it was a grilled cheese after all, but both said the soup was sadly mediocre. On a trip to the bathroom one of our party observed a very large can of campbells soup on the kitchen counter. We have no way of knowing but one can't help but wonder if this was the source of the lack lustre soup. We won't be back.

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Thank RocknRockmartian
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