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Bistro on Main

8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
+1 540-464-4888
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beer bread” (23 reviews)
“quiche” (23 reviews)
“bistro salad” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
8 N Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2521
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1 - 10 of 525 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in town for a College visit at VMI for my son. The food was pretty much average, nothing really to write home about. Service was good. Overall, it wasn't worth the wait for a table.

Thank Princessprettygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were traveling through from Connecticut and despite along day of driving we decided to push to go out into town for dinner rather than settle for the fast food places near our exit. What a great decision!!! Town was only about a mile away...More

Thank lisaandjim2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious fresh salad and warm flavorful quiche served in an appealing atmosphere. The pecan pie was wonderful, too- served ala mode.

Thank ARTHUR P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love a place where you can feel relaxed dining alone. Sitting at the bar, the bartender was very welcoming and the other patrons, neither full-time Lexington residents, were amenable to easy conversation. The wine was good, the food delicious and it was most enjoyable...More

Thank PJradio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic atmosphere. Staff friendly, quick service. Enjoyed the beet gnocchi, gumbo and the fish special. Server described the dishes perfectly and we weren't disappointed. The bread was warm and very tasty. To full for dessert.

Thank Gwyn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finding restaurants that accommodate gluten and dairy free dietary restrictions is not easy, but the Bistro on Main came through. I enjoyed a basic spinach salad with grilled chicken, and my husband loved his bunless burger with bacon (instead of cheese). The staff was efficient...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are traveling to New London to the Coast Guard Academy for homecoming - we are taking our time, and this, our first night took us to Lexington Virginia - what a cute and interesting town (reminds us of our hometown Brevard...More

Thank V2430HTcarolyn
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were greeted by a very friendly hostess who seated us immediately even though she had to do some quick thinking on her feet to situate us with a sleeping baby in a stroller. Very quickly, the staff came to take our order, but some...More

Thank BelleOfMyHeart
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I stopped here on a Tuesday night to get food to go (travelling with a dog who was back at hotel.) Place was packed and noisy. They were out of the trout, my first choice, and server steered me towards the sea scallops. They were...More

Thank PattyHNashville_TN
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a shame. We've been to the Bistro before and enjoyed it, but things have changed significantly. Hopefully, they will learn and improve. The last two visits felt like hospitality has been supplanted but the owner's desire for table turnover rates. I understand that...More

1  Thank petrk96
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Dorothy M
28 March 2017|
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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
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mrbham
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,
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Lori Z
29 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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