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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
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11:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Devin H
Boston, Massachusetts
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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 

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Thank cpprovisions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Sandra F
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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.

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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 

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Thank mariebe216
Plymouth, Michigan
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294 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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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Thank setter3
Takoma Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 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.

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Thank Randall C
Montpelier, Virginia
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 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.

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Thank T B
Severna Park, Maryland
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 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 

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Thank Ralph P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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
Description
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?