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Bistro on Main

270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
+1 828-526-2590
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (72 reviews)
“alaskan cod” (3 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the outdoor table. Atmosphere was nice. My husband had a salad which looked great. My sister had a pasta dish which she enjoyed and her husband liked his chicken sandwich. Unfortunately, my meal was a disappointment. I ordered the turkey, apple, Brie sandwich....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an early evening dinner of appetizers at the Bistro. Our servers were friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is lovely.

Thank gabbygigi
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you return soon and often! Leaf season is another lovely time to visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and the food was delicious. My wife had the wedge salad and crab cake appetizer, wgphich consisted of 2 large crab cakes. She thoroughly enjoyed both dishes. I had the shrimp & cheese grits serves on a bed of collard greens,...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving through & exploring Western North Carolina, we ended up at this restaurant by mistake while looking for a sandwich shop. There were many people seated outside eating, but we decided to go inside. The Main Street Inn is a lovely old building with a...More

Thank Vicki P
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in, I am so glad you found us! I agree, parking is sometimes difficult in Highlands when the town is busy. The good thing is once you find a place to park, you can walk the entire town. We hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can have lunch outside on nice days or inside when the weather is not great. Nice salads and sandwiches and good blends of fruit juices with or without liquor. This is also an Inn to stay in this beautiful town

Thank Donald G
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us! We appreciate our guests and hope that you return soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat inside, had wine and spilt the mesquite chicken sandwich with mozzarella cheese, highly recommend. We also had the homemade chips, that were good. Service was very good. Have fun

Thank havingfuntraveling
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. Please come see us the next time you visit our wonderful town of Highlands.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch day before the great eclipse .This is our favorite spot .The service is always consistently good food is too .Never been there when they weren't slammed .They do a great job ;also like the young lady that plays and sings is a...More

Thank johnkodell
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the return engagement! Please visit us again soon! We appreciate you, too!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had an early lunch outside. The waitress was friendly, attentive, and helpful. The ancient grains salad was excellent. I had it with the trout. Trout was very tasty. It was cooked with blackening spices, which I would have preferred not having, but it was...More

Thank saskin
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us for lunch at the Bistro. Please return soon and often, for either lunch or dinner!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

after the mortifying experience at The Log Cabin, the staff couldn't have been nicer. Food was good and the ambience was great

Thank Patsy F
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you had a good experience dining with us. Please visit us often, and don't forget we have live entertainment on the lawn Friday and Saturday night, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Weather permitting of course!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

"Bistro on Main" is located at "The Main Street Inn" which was built in 1885. We enjoyed contemplating how visitors reached this Historic Inn by horse and carriage 132 years ago. Especially considering the mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina is at an elevation of...More

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There was no music at lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
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Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2590
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Main Street Inn Highlands
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!
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