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Bistro on Main

8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
+1 540-464-4888
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beer bread” (23 reviews)
“bistro salad” (18 reviews)
“jambalaya” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

My wife's supper was served on the cold side of cool. The service was no great shakes. both of these are inconsistent with our previous experience at the Bistro. . .but we hadn't been there in at least a year. Still, we wonder if it's...More

Thank ShenandoahBVer
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The Bistro on the Main is a nice restaurant on Main Street. It is small and can be crowded at times, but worth the visit. It is often best to make reservations for dinner. The menu changes from time to time, but the food is...More

1  Thank karendI5926JN
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely dining experience in the beautiful town of Lexington, VA. Highly Recommend it. Many restaurant choices downtown

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Was excellent once again. Not crowded during the week. Food is fresh and prices are reasonable. Salmon on salad was absolutely perfect. A Lexington favorite for VMI drop off days.

Thank Bluevans-surfs
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I split a hamburger and a Greek salad. Both were delicious and cooked to order. We really enjoyed the pumpkin soup. The service was great.

Thank stewytravels
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Discovered this neighborhood gem for lunch and what a delight. We were seated right away in a super clean well-decorated bistro environment with wonderful hard wood floors and a bank of windows to let the light in. Server was fun, friendly, and professional and explained...More

Thank Darryl K
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We had lunch at the Bistro. The restaurant was crowded with a large group that filled one side of the room, and was very loud. We ordered the oyster sandwich, which was okay, but not as flavorful as we expected. The wait staff was friendly...More

Thank B4Ugocitall
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Typical Lexington menu but they have gluten free (rolled in corn meal) fried oysters that make it all worthwhile. Friendly service, comfortable setting.

1  Thank KKG7116
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Bistro on Main is reliably good. There are always interesting specials & the seafood dishes are great. Service is quick & efficient.

Thank E8836WWroberts
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Located in one of the older buildings in town, Bistro on Main is a clean restaurant with good service. The menu has a lot to choose from. Went for lunch and had no problem being seated right away. The meals we ordered, Crab Cake Sandwich...More

Thank JonInIndy
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Questions & Answers
Dorothy M
28 March 2017|
Response from Bistro-on-Main | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest. We are open for Easter Sunday Brunch until 2:00 but will be featuring some more lunch/dinner specials for Easter. If you are interested, please call or make a reservation online (we... More
14 November 2016|
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Response from Bistro-on-Main | Property representative |
Hi Kathleen, I will let our chef know that you are vegan and will be dining with us on the 17th. I have your reservation and we look forward to seeing you. Thank you,
Lori Z
28 August 2016|
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Response from Nibiru888 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but they are open on Tuesdays, which some others nearby are not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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