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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Gluten Free Options
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$$ - $$$
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270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ordered the wine special, a sparkling rose Pinot Noir and we were served glasses of the house Pinot Noir. Waiter quickly replaced them with the correct wine. We ordered the pimento cheese fritters to start and it took forever to get them and we found...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate lunch outside on a rainy day and had to move in. They were very accommodating to us and friendly here. The food was ok here, my husband split a sandwich and liked it. I had a salad and it was okay. The inside...More

Thank Toby M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The steak was perfect including the frites. The salad dressikng was very special & the service outstanding! You will not be dissapointed.

Thank islanderuu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved our lunch. Trent our server was lovely. Trout salad was really nice, red pepper gouda bisque yummy! Please add heavy cream for coffee. We will return!

Thank Martha C
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting and we hope that you will return soon and often!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent quality, menu variety and service. The shrimp and grits as well as the two NC trout dishes are great.

Thank Harold P
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Harold! We appreciate your kind words, and hope that you will return again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We started up frying in the sun without an umbrella ....than shade came :) the clouds. Live music during lunch turned out to be an irritation. I'd rather have that in the afternoon during high tea, instead of lunch with friends with whom you are...More

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mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Bistro on Main and for offering your opinions. The music at lunch is a big draw for most, but we do offer seating indoors if you would prefer a quiet dining setting. Please request it if it is your preference. My...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On July 16, 2017 at 1:50 pm my wife and I along with an unrelated couple just ahead of us (there was no one else in line for a table) were refused seating outside because we, as well as the unrelated couple, were only a...More

Thank Leon G
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

To our prospective guests, We have never refused to seat anyone at The Bistro; however, there was a short wait time (5-10 minutes) for a table for two. it is common for restaurants to not seat parties of 2 at tables designed for 6 or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in Highlands, I highly recommend treating yourself to the Bistro on Main. This was our second time visiting Highlands and had to dine here again. The Prime-Rib is to die for, drinks were great, and if you get the opportunity to dine during the...More

Thank Generose23
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. I will pass on your comments to our chef about the prime rib. We feature it every Friday for dinner.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for lunch. The food is good. Nice selection. You can sit outside under umbrellas, or you can sit inside at the bar or in the back room with booths.

Thank Woofie551
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope you return soon and often!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The music drew me towards the place I'd never been and we decided to sit and have a drink and an appetizer. The hostess said they were very busy and I wouldn't be able to sit near the singing, so she sat us on the...More

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mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our live music is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday during the busiest time of lunch service, which is 12 until 3 PM, and then on Friday and Saturday evening, from 6 until 8 PM. Had you asked the hostess or your server, either one would...More

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Pam R
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Response from Lukeanthonywflorida | Reviewed this property |
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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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  • 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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