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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%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“beer bread” (22 reviews)
“bistro salad” (17 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Located in delightful “downtown” Lexington, Bistro on Main is definitely a friendly neighborhood place where you can enjoy a leisurely well-served dinner. We strongly recommend it. The opening round consisted of a light bread with a mild hint of cornbread and butter with a hint...More

Thank APGTraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went yesterday for lunch and it was great. Atmosphere was awesome and the food was spot on. A little upscale but a great fit in downtown Lexington.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place that appears to get the local people...good sign. I had a chicken wrap..real good..sister had a pear salad and soup..said it was great.

Thank Karen1830
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely my number 1 favorite,,, this is the best place ever,, the food is always fresh and the service is amazing, The staff is very attentive and polite. The bartender is the best in town, always smiling and ready for a conversation, or not. The...More

Thank Lsz22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Lexington for lunch on our way to Charlottesville and really enjoyed this place. I had the crab cake sandwich with sweet potato fries. The fries were some of the best I've had and I normally don't like to eat coleslaw but their...More

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate on a Wednesday night. Had a pasta dish with fresh tomatoes, goat cheese, vegetables. Serving size was generous. I ordered the bistro salad as a side which was very good. My companion had the Caesar salad with oysters. The salad was good but overdressed....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My party of 6 was there on a very busy night. Food was very good, wait staff was really top notch. Not inexpensive but in the same range as other "very nice" Lexington restaurants.

Thank joano766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bistro on Main at the recommendation of a friend who works in Lexington. Our party of 4 arrived at 12:30 and were promptly seated. The restaurant was half full but filled up by 1:00. It was a little chilly - the a/c...More

1  Thank tuckercal34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me begin by recommending a dress code, though not required. For men, I suggest a collared shirt and slacks. As for the restaurant, my only con was how busy it is. It took a few minutes for us to be seated, though tables were...More

Thank cbezj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called late afternoon on a Saturday for a reservation for 6. There was a large bicycle group in town so they were expecting a crowd. I was originally told there was nothing available between 5:30-8, but the manager said she would squeeze us in at...More

Thank leslee g
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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