Bistro on Main

4.8
205 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Bistro On Main is an American food outlet serving contemporary flavors. Within walking distance from downtown, the place has a country style charm with warm ambience and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has a casual setup and comfortable seating arrangement with cozy corners. Bistro On Main is a good place to dine out with friends, family and go on a date.



Bistro On Main has a full alcohol bar to enjoy the fine selection of drinks with a diverse palate.


What 205 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KAH1
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Daughter’s graduation.

Drinks (mohitos especially) we’re terrible. Way too sweet.
Server brought salad course before we’d even received all of our appetizers, let alone had time to eat them.

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ElizabethG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Bistro on Main is the place to go for any special occasion. The people are friendly and efficient and the food is to die for. But whether it is for a birthday or just a burger, it's the best restaurant choice in Southwest Virginia.

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JenniferMcC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and friendly staff. Great amount of natural light and nice spacing of tables. My group had a variety of dietary preferences (vegetarian, gluten-free, aloha gal) and everyone found a meal that they enjoyed. Nice selection of wine and cocktail. Never felt rushed during our dinner.

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KurtVG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as wonderful staff. They do a fine job on COVID protocols. We will definitely be back!

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vipBill
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traveling as a single on a business trip.
Greeted warmly when I walked-in.
Sat at the bar.
Adequate social distancing.
Both bartender attentive.
Service prompt and friendly.
Food excellent.
One suggestion; I had the Bibb Salad.
I thought that the "portion" was miniscule.
It must have been a "one-off", because everything else perfect.

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vipSteveW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Dana and Artemis, one of my favorites, on the wine list. Great meal after a great win over the Citadel!

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KelleyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience was quite nice. From the moment we entered the wait staff was attentive, the food was very good and the atmosphere was quite nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service.

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PeteVA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nothing fancy, but food was good and we had a very good server. Bartender was very helpful with our wine selection. We’d return.

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RevCatherine
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bistro on Main is always a delight! Even in the midst of Covid, wonderful food and service continue. Our service person last Wednesday was Medea. She was outstanding! She was very busy extremely attentive to each person. We are always eager to come back.

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Khop25
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An anniversary dinner as we made our way home after a family visit - and it was surprisingly wonderful!!

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vipDonnaI
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I really wish they had better selections of wine by the glass. They were all mediocre choices. The bottles were much better wines. Such a shame.
Everything was easy but the salmon was over cooked. Very hard to eat salmon that’s not over cooked in a restaurant.

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KeithW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent, small place so reservations it highly advised.

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vipCatherineM
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service from Morty always excellent as is food.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bistro on Main and always try to get a reservation when we are in town. They are consistent- great food, great service, and the dining room is small enough to rarely get too noisy. With covid, they had even fewer tables set up m, and we felt completely comfortable dining inside. A wonderful place to enjoy a great dinner and some wine with friends.

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CharLatte
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to college in Lexington and were so happy that the Bistro was as good as we remembered! Service was execellent, courteous, prompt, and discreet. The food was so yummy; honestly, it was one of the better meals on our trip! Also, the tables were nicely spaced for social distancing.

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vipxxxxxx
Washington DC
171 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bistro on Main.
Our meal selections were all excellent (Salmon and Walleye).
The wine list was solid and reasonably priced.
Service was excellent and the positive rapport that we established definitely added to the overall dining experience.

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DedeK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious dinner with excellent service!

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vipDamienN
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro on Main was the perfect place to eat during our first visit to Lexington. The friendly staff and service were tremendous and the food was exceptional. We hope to come back again!

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vipsteve
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Trout was delicious and the corned beef and cabbage was tender and flavorful.

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DavidE
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Apleasnt, casual dinner with very good food on a mini-vacation in Lexington. The chef's special, crusted rockfish, was excellent.

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RobertH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food excellent service have not had a bad meal there yet

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vipCatherineM
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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vipCatherineM
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the butternut squash ravioli. It was divine. Morty, server on the bar side of the restaurant is outstanding. I will be back!

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Robin
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here 2 years ago and loved it enough to return. Still an excellent place to dine

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MichaelR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service. Excellent quality food. Very hot. Nice waiter, he was attentive and all around nice guy. I felt bad w covid because not many customers.

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AMP1
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food were generally excellent. Bread pudding was overcooked and dry.

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vipCatherineM
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great staff great location!!

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vipDawnJ
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service! We will be back!

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John9
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. The wine was perfect. Dana took great care of us. The bistro is a wonderful place to have dinner.

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KKayR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The entrees were very tasty, but on the small size, so I would not recommend these entrees, if you are real hungry. I started with the Bistro Salad which was delicious. I chose one of their entree specials for the evening, the Shrimp & Scallop Linguine. The entree was very good and there were plenty of shrimp and scallops, but it was short on linguine. My husband had the Shrimp & Grits which were delicious, but a very small serving. We are not large people, nor do we have large appetites. We split a Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert, which helped to fill us up.

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Mongo8
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent COVID precautions. Small crowd, and service was excellent. I had the evening special, a sautéed shrimp/scallops dish with fettuccine, delicious. My son and wife had shrimp and grits that they gave a thumbs up to. We had lemon creme brûlée, cheesecake and bread pudding for dessert. All were excellent. A nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food quality. Best burger ever!Memorable experience.

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Rickela
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very cozy restaurant in the heart of Main Street, Lexington, VA. Good food, good wines and good service!

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vipDave
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good experience in Lexington. We had birthday dinner for my wife at the Bistro on a Saturday evening. It was a very good experience. Menu if very good, service excellent and nice ambiance. For Lexington, at the top of the food chain. Would definitely return.

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LizMurphy1
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food good atmosphere !
Scallops were delicious!

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KatharineW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister had their special which was scallops and spinach. I ordered their Gumbo with andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp. She was happy. I was happy.

Staff wore masks as did most patrons when talking with the staff. And they observed social distancing practices with table placement.

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Kurt
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tables well spaced for covid and service was great

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CatherineH
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have a great dinner. Morty makes the best drinks!

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TORIB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and Grits were delicious! Salmon was tender and juicy. We loved our waiter and can't wait to go again!

FAQs

Bistro on Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 464-4888.

Bistro on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.