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Bistro on Main, Lexington, VA

Bistro on Main

4.7
4.7
326 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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Saturday Lunch: 11:30-2:30, Dinner: 5:00-9:00 Sunday Brunch 11:00-2:00

  • Phone number

    (540) 464-4888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Healthy

  • Shenandoah Valley

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    Best Service

  • Shenandoah Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Shenandoah Valley

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  • Shenandoah Valley

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  • Shenandoah Valley

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic server and meal. Had a hard time deciding what to order because regular menu plus specials all sounded delicious. Our server gave us her recommendations and we couldn’t have been happier. Would highly recommended. Also thought prices were very reasonable.
  2. K

    Kimmie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place.. Outstanding service with Ashley and Mordy!!
  3. u

    usn1315

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A gem in the middle of Lexington. Had the Gumbo and Salmon. Both were well presented and absolutely delicious.
  4. TH

    ToreeH

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Mortye and staff are the best!
  5. TH

    ToreeH

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place! The food and wait staff are the best!
  6. D

    Dbc1974

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Passing through Lexington and picked The Bistro! Did not disappoint!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the salmon entree which was cooked perfectly! The Mashed sweet potatoes were very flavorful and the cooked spinach was a nice touch! We loved the experience and others will too!
  8. HF

    HomesteadFriend

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Shrimp and Grits were outstanding. Meatloaf, daily special was terrible. Mashed potatoes with it were cold and rubbery. Gumbo was just average. Cocktails were good but nothing special. There are better places to eat in Lexington.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service with Morty! This is our 2nd visit and we love the food and atmosphere.
  10. B

    6inBarca

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and lovely atmosphere don’t miss the butternut squash ravioli!
  11. EO

    EllenO

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I arrived early and sat at the bar for a drink. The bartender was charming and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Our waiter was terrific, and also knowledgeable and charming. The ambience was lovely and the food delicious! The calamari was excellent as were the shrimp and grits and the butternut squash.
  12. JF

    JoeFigg

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place to dine. We had a 2-top near the bar, so were privy to all the comings-and-goings at the front door. Management needs to work on greeting customers, as several parties stood around for a while before anyone addressed them Bartender is a superstar, as he jumped on our interest in trying something new, all the while greeting new arrivals and politely asking them to wait for the host. Shrimp and grits was good, though way too much sauce. Fish special was excellent. Cheese app was huge - and delicious. Drinks too! Small place, so reserve early. Street parking was easy, though it was Not graduation weekend [VMI and Washington & Lee are in town.]
  13. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome dining experience at Bistro on Main. Our waitress, Ashley, was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.
  14. KM

    KenM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service.
  15. CT

    CTdiner51

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location in downtown Lexington. Staff always pleasant and most helpful. Beer bread is a classic. Had the gumbo and the calamari. My wife had the salmon. The food was prepared perfectly and was served hot. Loved the entire experience. It was our 2nd time here and it was better than the first. Will be our go to restaurant whenever we are in the area.
  16. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service; good place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday
  17. BR

    BobR

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Shrimp & grits main was excellent. Meatloaf special was good, but a bit over done. Service was polite, attentive & professional.
  18. AL

    AndreaL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were excellent and the service was just great, as we had found previously. This time we went with friends and they were as pleased with the dinner as we have been.
  19. B

    Barbara

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner at a central location in Lexington. The regular menu’s gumbo and shrimp and grits were delicious. We had a hard time passing up some of the specials, though.
  20. D

    Driver

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meat loaf special was delicious and fish special was perfectly, lightly breaded and spiced. Corn pudding side was fantastic. Barrel-aged stout on tap and Brandy Alexander from the friendly bartender were spot on. Though a very large group had just left the restaurant, the staff was still attentive and very hospitable. Highly recommend this little gem in the heart of Lexington.
  21. KS

    KateS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, intimate atmosphere, fantastic food. Perfect for a date night or just a nice dinner out.
  22. AL

    AndreaL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were just excellent. The service was great, and we enjoyed watching the evening strollers out our window.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night at a great little bistro! Will be back for sure!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Horse show
  25. MS

    MarianneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very comfortable atmosphere. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Food is excellent !
  26. s

    spingirl

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you would like options for a delightful meal and very attentive service, definitely hit Bistro on Main. There were definitely several locals that gathered for business or a friendly gathering. One stopped and chatted with my daughter and I for 20 minutes. Generous portions and the flavor good - seasoned well.
  27. JO

    JimO

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selections and well prepared entree; our entire party of 4 enjoyed every morsel.
  28. LK

    LKeuhner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First let me start my saying my husband and I are foodies. It was a busy Sat night and service was a bit slow but we weren’t in a rush so it didn’t both us much. We didn’t order any appetizers and just went for the entrees. My husband got the meatloaf special which was mediocre. I ordered the salmon. It was a small piece served with sautéed spinach (which was seasoned well) and sweet potato mash. My son ordered the TBone special that came with a corn pudding and potato (possibly an Au gratin). The food was just ok. Nothing that would want me to go back there (except the bread they put on the table - that was homemade and delicious). Overall - we are, we didn’t leave hungry and our server was very nice but if you are looking for a 5 star meal - this doesn’t hit it.
  29. JA

    JerryA

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Wait staff was not adequate. Steak was ordered medium and came out rare. Long wait to order and get food Always had a great experience was here but they had a hard time handling the number of guests when short staffed
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great little bistro with good food at reasonable prices. Make a reservation in advance because it is a favorite place for locals as well as visitors.
  31. LP

    LeeP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking for a place to have dinner while spending the night in Lexington. This place far exceeded our expectations. The food was fresh and delicious. So glad I made a reservation in advance. Definitely give it a try.
  32. CG

    ChubbyGuy

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance we're fantastic. I had a wonderful time. 5 stars!!
  33. J

    Jake

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar w Mordy and had great food and service.
  34. AC

    AndreaC

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stopped here while visiting Washington and Lee. The service was very good and the food excellent. I had the Shepherds Pie which was a St. Paddy’s Day special- Delicious! My family had the crab soup, NY Strip, and Gumbo. All were excellent and the prices were reasonable.
  35. BS

    BethS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro on Main is our favorite Lexington restaurant. The food is delicious and the people warm and welcoming.
  36. m

    mamacvb

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a very nice dinner with our son at Bistro on Main. The waitress was outstanding—very attentive but not intrusive. We liked the vibe of the place and enjoyed visiting with fellow parents on either side of our table. Everything was great but the food was just good, and based on reviews we were expecting better. The thick white bread slices that came first looked great but were surprisingly sweet and had an cornbread like consistency with crusty exterior. Not our favorite. They were out of the calamari we had wanted for a starter, so we ordered spinach/artichoke dip and warm Brie to share. The dip was yummy and the baguette slices that accompanied were very good (not sweet, thank goodness). The warm Brie could have used a little more effort as it appeared to have just been a miniature round of Brie that had been microwaved and the fruit compote was served in a small cup on the side. But we never met a cheese we did not like and it was delicious. The side salads were good and a nice option for ordering with your entree. Our son enjoyed his burger which was very generous in size and the fries were fantastic. My husband had the frenched chicken, which was good but not great. The shrimp and grits that I had was good— the shrimp properly cooked but the grits may have needed a little more time—but not a clean plate club entry. All in all we enjoyed our dinner and would give it another try, but it is not top of our list.
  37. C

    Clccarb

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food .. loved the spinach and artichoke dip.. warm fresh bread and the chicken was wonderful! We will be back!
  38. JF

    JudyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff shortage didnt keep the staff from working very hard to keep the food and service great!
  39. M

    Mary6

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice place. Good not served hot and just okay.
  40. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy the comfortable, friendly atmosphere. The menu has great locally sourced options. The Bistro is one of our favorite Lexington spots.

FAQs

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

Bistro on Main is rated 4.7 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Bistro on Main

8 N Main St Lexington, VA 24450-2521

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Saturday Lunch: 11:30-2:30, Dinner: 5:00-9:00 Sunday Brunch 11:00-2:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 464-4888

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