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The Salmon was wonderful! The beer bread was so yummy. Would have lived a loaf. Thanks for a relaxin
The Salmon was wonderful! The beer bread was so yummy. Would have lived a loaf. Thanks for a relaxing dinner after an 8 hour drive from Indiana.
JohnF via opentable.com - Jul 24, 2021
Lovely little spot in historic Lexington. Reasonable prices, lovely ambiance, and attentive service.
Lovely little spot in historic Lexington. Reasonable prices, lovely ambiance, and attentive service. Food was great and portions were plentiful. May go back again tonight….
KristaB via opentable.com - Jul 23, 2021
The service was superb as always. Our favorite place in town; just wish it had a patio, but the ambi
The service was superb as always. Our favorite place in town; just wish it had a patio, but the ambiance is perfect.
CristinaB via opentable.com - Jul 23, 2021
Delightful evening. Service was slow but clearly not their fault. They were working as fast as they
Delightful evening. Service was slow but clearly not their fault. They were working as fast as they could but there was only two of them. Special fish dish - rather too heavy with sauce-drowned the fish but well prepared and presented. Bread pudding for dessert was super.
dakota2037 via opentable.com - Jul 22, 2021
Excellent food and service. We are there twice because it was so good
Excellent food and service. We are there twice because it was so good ... read more
Carol via opentable.com - Jul 22, 2021
Always great food and friendly atmosphere! Morty is the best bartender!!
Always great food and friendly atmosphere! Morty is the best bartender!!
CatherineH via opentable.com - Jul 21, 2021
I visited this cute place with my twin teen daughters while touring Washington & Lee and loved it. M
I visited this cute place with my twin teen daughters while touring Washington & Lee and loved it. My daughters had the jambalaya and pesto pasta and they both cleaned their plates. The bread was to die for and the service was great. Def recommend!
wheatonfoodie via opentable.com - Jul 14, 2021
Very well managed, and even though the COVID restrictions have been lifted, I appreciated the table
Very well managed, and even though the COVID restrictions have been lifted, I appreciated the table spacing being generous. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. Prices are reasonable for what you get. The food was not as good as our previous visits, but satisfactory enough that we'll plan to return. Maybe a new cook was in the ki ... read more
ThomasS via opentable.com - Jul 8, 2021
We had an excellent dinner. The soup of the day was delicious as was the french chicken breast. The
We had an excellent dinner. The soup of the day was delicious as was the french chicken breast. The vegetable spring rolls were terrific and I really enjoyed the gumbo.
LoveItaliancuisine via opentable.com - Jul 3, 2021
Amazing food !!! Best we’ve ever had .
Amazing food !!! Best we’ve ever had .
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jul 3, 2021
It was my birthday and we did not have to mention it to the waitress she just overheard us talking t
It was my birthday and we did not have to mention it to the waitress she just overheard us talking to each other and brought me a delicious decant dessert. My only disappointment was they are out of calamari, which you do well!
smiley via opentable.com - Jun 30, 2021
fav Lex rest since 2006! Perfect location, terrific host.
fav Lex rest since 2006! Perfect location, terrific host.
JimM via opentable.com - Jun 30, 2021
As the title said this was our first trip here and will not be our last. From our salads through des
As the title said this was our first trip here and will not be our last. From our salads through deserts we totally enjoyed our meal. When you terrific service just a delightful experience ... read more
Golfdick via tripadvisor.com - Jun 20, 2021
This was the last stop on our post-COVID cycle around our favorite restaurants in the area. We had e
This was the last stop on our post-COVID cycle around our favorite restaurants in the area. We had enjoyed several #5 meals here each time. We had a 6:45 reservation on a Saturday night and arrived a little before and were greeted with hearty smile by the barkeep and pointed to a table in the main dining room - next to some neighbors ... read more
Hokie67 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 20, 2021
First visit since the pandemic started. Great way to begin to return to normal life.
First visit since the pandemic started. Great way to begin to return to normal life.
JoeS via opentable.com - Jun 19, 2021
It’s was the best meal ever the food was bursting with flavor and service was great the waitress was
It’s was the best meal ever the food was bursting with flavor and service was great the waitress was so nice and they have almost everything fresh but the deserts were splendid and tasty my only complaint is the desserts were pretty small ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 19, 2021
Limited menu with no specials. Like other restaurants in the USA, cant find workers.
Limited menu with no specials. Like other restaurants in the USA, cant find workers.
BillB via opentable.com - Jun 18, 2021
Very nice restaurant, the food was wonderful. We didn't have reservations but certainly didn't mind
Very nice restaurant, the food was wonderful. We didn't have reservations but certainly didn't mind sitting at the bar and glad we did, Morty made some awesome martinis! He was the BEST! If you want a table, I would suggest calling ahead.
jansE7265BG via tripadvisor.com - Jun 16, 2021
Excellent all the way around! We enjoyed our meal immensely.
Excellent all the way around! We enjoyed our meal immensely.
JoyJ via opentable.com - Jun 16, 2021
Really nice variety of specials, and the quality of the ingredients and preparation was great!
Really nice variety of specials, and the quality of the ingredients and preparation was great!
SuzetteL via opentable.com - Jun 16, 2021
Best dinner we had in Lexington, both food and service. When the waiter tells you the desserts, and gets to bread pudding, tell him he doesn’t need to go any further.
Matt Moskal via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
Always a nice experience! Very friendly atmosphere 1
Always a nice experience! Very friendly atmosphere 1 ... read more
Rickela via opentable.com - Jun 9, 2021
Quiet, food was great. Our party of 5 each had a different dish …. All were excellent. Our service w
Quiet, food was great. Our party of 5 each had a different dish …. All were excellent. Our service was impeccable .
ShellyW via opentable.com - Jun 9, 2021
While spending the night in Lexington, I close this restaurant because of its menu. I wanted a nice
While spending the night in Lexington, I close this restaurant because of its menu. I wanted a nice dinner at a decent price and I was not disappointed. The salmon was delicious and the warm beer bread was a nice surprise. The service was good and friendly.
Z8986LHdianeb via tripadvisor.com - Jun 6, 2021
The service and food were incredible. They were very accommodating and great.
The service and food were incredible. They were very accommodating and great.
BrianS via opentable.com - Jun 5, 2021
We came upon Bistro during a road trip from Asheville to DC after checking dining options in Lexingt
We came upon Bistro during a road trip from Asheville to DC after checking dining options in Lexington and were glad we did. The food was delicious! My husband had the Unicorn fish with sauce, grits, and sauted spinach. I had the butternut squash ravioli with sage and brown butter. Both were excellent as well as the side salads - the ... read more
TheresaL via opentable.com - Jun 1, 2021
Visiting from out of town and ended up here on a Saturday evening. Brief wait at the bar for an available table but well worth it. Friendly staff and tasty eats ... read more
Matt via google.com - May 29, 2021
They are always so accommodating for any special dietary needs. Morty at the bar is awesome! Cat
They are always so accommodating for any special dietary needs. Morty at the bar is awesome! Cat ... read more
CatherineM via opentable.com - May 29, 2021
The high point is their bread. It’s the perfect combination of moist and sweet. Beer bread. Stay awa
The high point is their bread. It’s the perfect combination of moist and sweet. Beer bread. Stay away from calamari - its fried dough. Really disappointing. Salad is good. Entrees were fair. It’s clean casual and pleasant. No specific ambiance.
caroll via opentable.com - May 22, 2021
It was so nice to return to one of our favorite restaurants. I had the salmon which is paired perfec
It was so nice to return to one of our favorite restaurants. I had the salmon which is paired perfectly with creamed spinach and sweet potatoes. My husband enjoyed the shrimp and grits. It’s always fun to visit with the bartender before dinner.
LindaS via opentable.com - May 19, 2021
Great place to eat, awesome atmosphere, and had good vegetarian options. The bartender can carry on a good conversation too ... read more
Luke Henry via google.com - May 16, 2021
Made a reservation for my son and his lady for graduation and her birthday. Management and staff mad
Made a reservation for my son and his lady for graduation and her birthday. Management and staff made sure they had a great time and helped me with paying for the dinner as a surprise gift. It was a great experience and the food was outstanding! A great way to close out his VMI experience. Thanks Bistro!!
PB3DB1 via opentable.com - May 15, 2021
While there was not a kids menu listed, our server was so accommodating and listed the off menu entr
While there was not a kids menu listed, our server was so accommodating and listed the off menu entrees available for kids. She also had mashed sweet potatoes (also not on the menu) for the baby. Great staff and service. Highly recommend.
HannahC via opentable.com - May 13, 2021
As usual the Bistro on Main is the place to go for any special occasion. The people are friendly and
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.
ElizabethG via opentable.com - May 4, 2021
Welcoming and friendly staff. Great amount of natural light and nice spacing of tables. My group had
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.
JenniferMcC via opentable.com - Apr 30, 2021
Fabulous food as wonderful staff. They do a fine job on COVID protocols. We will definitely be back!
Fabulous food as wonderful staff. They do a fine job on COVID protocols. We will definitely be back!
KurtVG via opentable.com - Apr 29, 2021
Traveling as a single on a business trip.
Traveling as a single on a business trip.
Bill via opentable.com - Apr 22, 2021
We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of restaurants on Main Street in Lexington. The food was excellent and the service great! We would recommend for anyone visiting the area!
Don DeF via google.com - Apr 21, 2021
Outstanding service from Dana and Artemis, one of my favorites, on the wine list. Great meal after a
Outstanding service from Dana and Artemis, one of my favorites, on the wine list. Great meal after a great win over the Citadel!
SteveW via opentable.com - Apr 17, 2021
Outstanding meal and service.
Outstanding meal and service.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 17, 2021
Wonderful meal! Nice ambiance. Celebrated a birthday. Dana was an excellent waiter. Can’t wait to go
Wonderful meal! Nice ambiance. Celebrated a birthday. Dana was an excellent waiter. Can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend.
McK8nzi8 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 17, 2021
The entire dining experience was quite nice. From the moment we entered the wait staff was attentive
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.
KelleyB via opentable.com - Apr 16, 2021
Nothing fancy, but food was good and we had a very good server. Bartender was very helpful with our
Nothing fancy, but food was good and we had a very good server. Bartender was very helpful with our wine selection. We’d return.
PeteVA via opentable.com - Apr 10, 2021
Bistro on Main is always a delight! Even in the midst of Covid, wonderful food and service continue.
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.
RevCatherine via opentable.com - Apr 8, 2021
An anniversary dinner as we made our way home after a family visit - and it was surprisingly wonderf
An anniversary dinner as we made our way home after a family visit - and it was surprisingly wonderful!!
Khop25 via opentable.com - Apr 7, 2021
Service from Morty always excellent as is food.
Service from Morty always excellent as is food.
CatherineM via opentable.com - Mar 30, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious and the environment warm. Excellent
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious and the environment warm. Excellent value as well with both entrees and wine list.
Mark M via tripadvisor.com - Mar 29, 2021
We love Bistro on Main and always try to get a reservation when we are in town. They are consistent-
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 s ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 27, 2021
We went to college in Lexington and were so happy that the Bistro was as good as we remembered! Serv
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.
CharLatte via opentable.com - Mar 27, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bistro on Main.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bistro on Main.
xxxxxx via opentable.com - Mar 26, 2021
Always a delicious dinner with excellent service!
Always a delicious dinner with excellent service!
DedeK via opentable.com - Mar 24, 2021
Bistro on Main was the perfect place to eat during our first visit to Lexington. The friendly staff
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!
DamienN via opentable.com - Mar 20, 2021
Trout was delicious and the corned beef and cabbage was tender and flavorful.
Trout was delicious and the corned beef and cabbage was tender and flavorful.
steve via opentable.com - Mar 20, 2021
Apleasnt, casual dinner with very good food on a mini-vacation in Lexington. The chef's special, cru
Apleasnt, casual dinner with very good food on a mini-vacation in Lexington. The chef's special, crusted rockfish, was excellent.
DavidE via opentable.com - Mar 17, 2021
Excellent food excellent service have not had a bad meal there yet
Excellent food excellent service have not had a bad meal there yet ... read more
RobertH via opentable.com - Mar 14, 2021
Excellent food and service as always
Excellent food and service as always ... read more
CatherineM via opentable.com - Feb 26, 2021
I ordered the butternut squash ravioli. It was divine. Morty, server on the bar side of the restaura
I ordered the butternut squash ravioli. It was divine. Morty, server on the bar side of the restaurant is outstanding. I will be back!
CatherineM via opentable.com - Feb 19, 2021
We came here 2 years ago and loved it enough to return. Still an excellent place to dine
We came here 2 years ago and loved it enough to return. Still an excellent place to dine ... read more
Robin via opentable.com - Feb 13, 2021
Very nice service. Excellent quality food. Very hot. Nice waiter, he was attentive and all around ni
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.
MichaelR via opentable.com - Feb 11, 2021
Good gumbo and shrimp and grits, the bar looked like a nice spot to get a drink and relax. Great sweet bread that came with the meal!
Imani Humphries via google.com - Feb 9, 2021
Service and food were generally excellent. Bread pudding was overcooked and dry.
Service and food were generally excellent. Bread pudding was overcooked and dry.
AMP1 via opentable.com - Feb 9, 2021
Great meal great staff great location!!
Great meal great staff great location!!
CatherineM via opentable.com - Feb 5, 2021
Great Food and service! We will be back!
Great Food and service! We will be back!
DawnJ via opentable.com - Jan 23, 2021
We had the best dinner here last evening! The wine was paired perfectly with our fabulous meal. And as always Dana took great care of us.
Carole Jefferies via google.com - Jan 17, 2021
Dinner was wonderful. The wine was perfect. Dana took great care of us. The bistro is a wonderful pl
Dinner was wonderful. The wine was perfect. Dana took great care of us. The bistro is a wonderful place to have dinner.
John9 via opentable.com - Jan 17, 2021
Delightful Dinner
We like Bistro, and our recent experience did not disappoint. Covid protocols in place. Light crowd, and service was excellent. We had the special, sort of a shrimp/scallops scampi and shrimp and grits. Both were delicious. Try the desserts. We had all of them, I...thin and they were all good.More ... read more
Mongo8 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 15, 2021
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 experien ... read more
Mongo8 via opentable.com - Jan 14, 2021
Excellent service and food quality. Best burger ever!Memorable experience.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 20, 2020
Special dinner
Excellent service, nice size menu and excellent food! Our second visit to this place when visiting Lexington ... read more
286Delta via tripadvisor.com - Nov 17, 2020
Very cozy restaurant in the heart of Main Street, Lexington, VA. Good food, good wines and good service!
Rickela via opentable.com - Nov 12, 2020
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.
Dave via opentable.com - Nov 8, 2020
Great food good atmosphere !Scallops were delicious!
LizMurphy1 via opentable.com - Nov 7, 2020
Very good experience in Lexington. We had birthday dinner for my wife at the Bistro on a Saturday ev
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.
Dave via opentable.com - Nov 7, 2020
Great food good atmosphere !
Great food good atmosphere !
LizMurphy1 via opentable.com - Nov 6, 2020
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.
KatharineW via opentable.com - Nov 5, 2020
My sister had their special which was scallops and spinach. I ordered their Gumbo with andouille sau
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.
KatharineW via opentable.com - Nov 4, 2020
Great food (the bread is amazing! ) and we felt very safe with the covid precautions. Would recommend!
danielwkemp via google.com - Nov 1, 2020
Tables well spaced for covid and service was great ... read more
Kurt via opentable.com - Oct 24, 2020
Always a great place to have a great dinner. Morty makes the best drinks!
CatherineH via opentable.com - Oct 15, 2020
Always a great place to have a great dinner. Morty makes the best drinks!
Always a great place to have a great dinner. Morty makes the best drinks!
CatherineH via opentable.com - Oct 14, 2020
Shrimp and Grits were delicious! Salmon was tender and juicy. We loved our waiter and can't wait to go again!
TORIB via opentable.com - Oct 11, 2020
Food was great, but not warm.
Mccullyc via opentable.com - Oct 11, 2020
We have now eaten here three times. Every time the food, service and ambiance have all been excellent.
Thurst via opentable.com - Oct 11, 2020
We have now eaten here three times. Every time the food, service and ambiance have all been excellen
We have now eaten here three times. Every time the food, service and ambiance have all been excellent.
Thurst via opentable.com - Oct 10, 2020
Had a wonderful experience. The bar tender and the one waitress on duty the night we were there did an outstanding job. When we arrived there was no one in sight but the bar tender came around the counter and escorted us to the dining room and showed us to our table..made us feel welcome immediately. The waitress handled every table ... read more
CAAfan via opentable.com - Oct 9, 2020
Loved this place, especially the staff!
Though no outdoor dining area here, the indoor space has been well set up to achieve social distancing. The food was excellent and the staff some of the best ever. You won't be disappointed if you head here for a meal!
Kathryn S via tripadvisor.com - Oct 9, 2020
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