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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
+1 540-464-4888
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice atmosphere, excellent service, nice size portions.Ate both lunch and dinner. Wine list good. Value and pleasant atmosphere makes it a sure winner.

Thank Wachesaw
Baldwinsville, New York
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were traveling north on Rt. 81 when we decided to visit Lexington, VA. Happened upon this spot and dropped in. Decor is warm, service was attentive and the food delicious. Nice choice of wines and beers.

1 Thank gregmay12
Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation, but with both schools on break, it wasn't necessary. Service was very good and attentive. The complimentary bread was warm and homemade - very good. We all enjoyed our entree's - Shrimp and grits ($19), butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce ($13) and the special 1/2 rack of ribs ($18). The portions were just... More 

Thank Al6gator
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were able to get a table even though the bistro was fully booked. Had an exceptional meal and will return every time in the area!

Thank jeffhoel
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nog alot to say really. We parked the car on a slightly wet night and walked down Main street and found the Bistro and what a great choice. Our waiter was fantastic and the food matched his great attitude . Thanks for the great food from two Aussies

Thank Threadersmal
Culpeper, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked the Bistro Inn on a whim. The restaurant was busy but we were seated after just a short wait. Service was prompt and the waitress made sure we had everything we needed. The hamburger was outstanding and the pecan salad delicious. Really enjoyed the comfortable setting and quality service.

Thank JFV11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Natural Bridge we stopped in Historic Lexington for a quick bite. The Bistro was full and our Host/waiter Jaike, offered to move the podium and set up a table for us. We decided to sit at the bar, but that was the beginning of the tremendous service we experienced. Jaike was very nice and even though it... More 

Thank TinaMikePA
Remington, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a large party - 30 people - and met with the manager prior to the event to determine if they could handle the crowd. We were assured that they could do it and we decided on a seating arrangement and chose three entrees from which our guests could choose. When we arrived on the event day, the tables... More 

Thank mareboss
Bistro-on-Main, General Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Dear Mareboss, I am sorry for your bad experience but honestly, our entire staff has been left scratching their heads because we have not hosted a party for thirty people in recent memory. Furthermore, based on my institutional memory, we have never hosted a large party that we were not setup and prepared to handle. So, if you are in... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and were very excited about eating here. It started out great. Warmly greeted and seated at a good table. Service was very good. Food started out great with excellent spring rolls and fresh bread. It went downhill from there. The Gumbo over rice was just ordinary. The sausage should be grilled or browned. The trout's crust... More 

Thank PK002
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263 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We always pick the Bistro and the food is always good, service exceptional as well. There is always something new on the menu. I try to choose the specials, like the vegetarian special. Wine was great so was the bread pudding..

Thank Lollypop

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Restaurant Details

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