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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
Wow. If this isn't the best restaurant in town, I dont know what is. Appetizer, main course and dessert could not have been any better.
michael wood via google.com - Sep 19, 2020
You Must Eat Here!!!!
We tried to eat at the Southern Inn, the wait was over an hour. We walked and found this wonderful place. I had shrimp and grits- to die for!!!!!!! My husband had the Jumbalaya. There was so much detail given to each entree. Even the...garden salad had these wispy, shaved onions. The Chef is a keeper!!!! My husband and I are pretty p ... read more
09Wawa1974 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 18, 2020
The waitress suggested the special for dinner, cioppino soup was terrific!!
charlie via opentable.com - Sep 17, 2020
This was our second visit. We pass through Lexington on our way to and from the beach (Nags Head) every September. Last year was full and "jubilant". This year was quiet and properly socially distanced, including separate entrance and exit. Service and food were both very good. We will no doubt return to Bistro any time we retur ... read more
ClaudeW via opentable.com - Sep 12, 2020
This was our second visit. We pass through Lexington on our way to and from the beach (Nags Head) ev
This was our second visit. We pass through Lexington on our way to and from the beach (Nags Head) every September. Last year was full and "jubilant". This year was quiet and properly socially distanced, including separate entrance and exit. Service and food were both very good. We will no doubt return to Bistro any time we return to ... read more
ClaudeW via opentable.com - Sep 12, 2020
Morty and Dana took such wonderful care of us for the evening. The whole experience was wonderful.
John via opentable.com - Sep 11, 2020
Morty and Dana took such wonderful care of us for the evening. The whole experience was wonderful.
Morty and Dana took such wonderful care of us for the evening. The whole experience was wonderful.
John9 via opentable.com - Sep 11, 2020
Always a good evening!
Sharon via opentable.com - Sep 3, 2020
We had a terrific dinner at the Bistro. One of our party has a food issue which we referenced in our reservation. The hostess came up to us as we approached the restaurant and addressed it very well. We were very pleased and impressed. The menu looked great with many tempting choices. We were all pleased with our selections. Th ... read more
RfromPA via opentable.com - Aug 21, 2020
We had a terrific dinner at the Bistro. One of our party has a food issue which we referenced in our
We had a terrific dinner at the Bistro. One of our party has a food issue which we referenced in our reservation. The hostess came up to us as we approached the restaurant and addressed it very well. We were very pleased and impressed. The menu looked great with many tempting choices. We were all pleased with our selections. The wait ... read more
RfromPA via opentable.com - Aug 21, 2020
Due to C-19, social distancing was in place, servers wore mask. Choice of vegetables non-existent probably due to the virus. We were celebrating my husband's birthday (which I indicated when making the reservation), no mention was made by server (probably Hostess's fault). I expected a free desert for him - didn't happen nor did h ... read more
BarbaraE via opentable.com - Aug 14, 2020
Due to C-19, social distancing was in place, servers wore mask. Choice of vegetables non-existent pr
Due to C-19, social distancing was in place, servers wore mask. Choice of vegetables non-existent probably due to the virus. We were celebrating my husband's birthday (which I indicated when making the reservation), no mention was made by server (probably Hostess's fault). I expected a free desert for him - didn't happen nor did his ... read more
BarbaraE via opentable.com - Aug 14, 2020
Food was scrumptious, customer service was stellar!
KimberlyH via opentable.com - Aug 8, 2020
We were staying in Natural Bridge for the weekend and I booked dinner reservations at the Bistro. We arrived in town early but weren't sure if they would take s early. The staff was happy to accommodate, they were professional and provided a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very casual and pleasant.
JohannaL via opentable.com - Aug 8, 2020
We had dinner at the Bistro on Main. The food was excellent as was the service. The folks at the restaurant are very friendly. I had gumbo (with shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage), and my husband had salmon with sweet potatoes and spinach. We both had a garden salad to start with homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing - the dres ... read more
AnneP via opentable.com - Jul 29, 2020
Excellent food and service
Dinner on a Friday night was very pleasant. Brie appetizer and spinach salads were a perfect pairing along with a nice rose.
brianbollwage via tripadvisor.com - Jul 26, 2020
The overall experience was great! The flow of the meal may have been the best experience. We got apps, then our salad, then our meal. Each part of the meal was served after we were finished. Our server was attentive. It was unusual due to the Covid 19 but the staff and food was top notch!
StewartR via opentable.com - Jul 26, 2020
The overall experience was great! The flow of the meal may have been the best experience. We got app
The overall experience was great! The flow of the meal may have been the best experience. We got apps, then our salad, then our meal. Each part of the meal was served after we were finished. Our server was attentive. It was unusual due to the Covid 19 but the staff and food was top notch!
StewartR via opentable.com - Jul 25, 2020
Go out of your way to eat here!
We got curbside carry out from Bistro on Main in May, and the service and the food were fantastic. My pasta dish was excellent, but my partner had the fish and chips, and I regret that we did not get 2 orders of that to...More ... read more
CILANTRESS via tripadvisor.com - Jul 19, 2020
Delightful and delicious dinner. The salmon and the trout special were A+. The homemade beer bread is always a favorite.
MariaP via opentable.com - Jul 11, 2020
Casual, easy vibe, with seriously good food. Daily specials and rotating menu items mean lots of chances to try new things.
Kathryn via opentable.com - Jul 4, 2020
Great food.
Michael DiConti via google.com - Jul 4, 2020
Great food and service! Our water glasses were never empty and Medea was an excellent server.
DanielleK via opentable.com - Jul 3, 2020
Very enjoyable experience. Did a great job with Covid-19 safety precautions. Food was delicious and our server was really funny and attentive. Definitely going back soon.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 28, 2020
Bistro on Main always has outstanding food and service. We've been coming here for over 10 years and have always loved it. Even under COVID-19 restrictions, our experience was wonderful. I have never had a negative experience here! Can’t wait until our next visit!
RevCatherine via opentable.com - Jun 17, 2020
Delicious food and staff incredible. Everyone safely distancing!!
NaniJani via opentable.com - Jun 17, 2020
We were greeted to a staff very on top of their duties. Appetizers were varied and very well made. I am thoroughly impressed and will definitely be reccomending this place.
Blake Bauserman via google.com - Mar 15, 2020
I'm a chef I've eaten there twice no complaints ... read more
Paul Masselin via google.com - Mar 11, 2020
Wonderful shrimp and grits ... read more
Tim Stein via google.com - Mar 10, 2020
Terrific staff and ambiance. Food was top notch!
adam batchler via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
Quaint local place in the historic downtown part of Lexington. Nice atmosphere and nice (although not big) menu with interesting and appealing choices. Recently had the veggie omelet for Sunday brunch and it was excellent.
Paul Damerell via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
As usual our time at the Bistro was wonderful. It was our 25th anniversary and totally enjoyed the meal and service. Someone arranged for us to have the whole room to ourselves. HA! It's just because we got there so early. And the special request for the catfish dinner was honored. Just the best restaurant ever!
ElizabethG via opentable.com - Mar 5, 2020
A gem on Main Street!I've never been here before, and I tried it for an early Saturday evening dinner. As the sun set, I enjoyed the coconut-water, curry, mushroom soup. Very tasty. The scallop special was lovely, and the canteloupe and ginger ice cream topped off a lovely meal. I was very pleased! I don't get to Lexington very ... read more
dawn via opentable.com - Mar 1, 2020
A gem on Main Street!
A gem on Main Street!
dawn via opentable.com - Feb 29, 2020
Have known Jackie lupo for 18 years since we moved to Lexington when she had the Black Dog on E Nelson St serving fresh bagels and coffee . now at the Bistro excellent bar tender. and excellent food, . Thank you ... read more
Carmel Ubaldi via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
NY Strip and Cool Vibe. This is a go-to place for my wife and I in Lex. The food is very good and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. One suggestion -- they need a killer, got-to-have-it signature soup. The few we've tried so far have been just so so.
James Lonergan via google.com - Feb 26, 2020
Always Great
We were in Lexington prepping for our relocation there in April and have found that the Bistro is one of those A to Z restaurants that is excellent across the board... service, ambience, food offerings and the quality of the food. We were walk-ins on...More ... read more
Hokie67 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 23, 2020
Second time eating there and will return again. Excellent food and service.
KenL via opentable.com - Feb 23, 2020
Second time eating there and will return again. Excellent food and service.
Second time eating there and will return again. Excellent food and service.
KenL via opentable.com - Feb 22, 2020
Very good service and menu...food cooked to perfection...cocktails also very nice along with wine list. Priced appropriately Will be back.
KeithW via opentable.com - Feb 21, 2020
This was our 3rd time at Bistro, and we expect to return again. A somewhat limited menu, but the choices are diverse enough to suit most diners. Decent wine list and more craft beers on tap than I had expected. Friendly hostess and staff, and I rate service as above average. Some portions are on the smaller side, but we thought satis ... read more
ThomasS via opentable.com - Feb 21, 2020
Slower than normal/expected service before receiving orders. Almost constant noise from area just off dining room where staff congregated/cleared dishes/who knows what they were doing but food was good and price was appropriate.
FredK via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2020
Slower than normal/expected service before receiving orders. Almost constant noise from area just of
Slower than normal/expected service before receiving orders. Almost constant noise from area just off dining room where staff congregated/cleared dishes/who knows what they were doing but food was good and price was appropriate.
FredK via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2020
Delicious Will definitely return ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 13, 2020
We always have a wonderful time at the Bistro. The food is consistently great with special options. The servers are always prompt and pleasant. And it's quiet so we can hear each other. Not easily come by in these days. Our favorite place! So favorite we have decided to make a point to go every month, at least.
ElizabethG via opentable.com - Feb 13, 2020
Delicious
Delicious ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 13, 2020
Wonderful, part2!
This is our second review of the Bistro. This is a fantastic place in a quaint little town. Excellent service and wonderful food. I had the Cajun Omelet and my wife had the Bistro salad. Very fine presentation. Highly recommend.
kosciusko1 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 9, 2020
Had a very nice dinner that included two appetizers of calamari and warm Brie cheese. Our server was wonderful.
Cori Fairchild via google.com - Feb 9, 2020
Perfect place for Sunday brunch. Delicious menu, fabulous mini cheddar biscuits to snack on. Staff was efficient and we did not feel rushed.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 3, 2020
Very Quaint. A great evening to spend with friends. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant ... read more
Kimmie via opentable.com - Feb 2, 2020
Perfect place for Sunday brunch. Delicious menu, fabulous mini cheddar biscuits to snack on. Staff w
Perfect place for Sunday brunch. Delicious menu, fabulous mini cheddar biscuits to snack on. Staff was efficient and we did not feel rushed.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 2, 2020
Bistro on Main is a quaint, clean and delightful restaurant in downtown Lexington, VA. The luncheon portions were more than adequate (I couldn’t eat all of the fish and chips) and the prices are very reasonable. Our waiter was efficient, friendly and not obtrusive. I would highly recommend this eatery.
LillyLou via opentable.com - Feb 1, 2020
Very Quaint. A great evening to spend with friends. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant
Very Quaint. A great evening to spend with friends. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant ... read more
Kimmie via opentable.com - Feb 1, 2020
Always delicious. I have never been disappointed at the Bistro on Main. The spinach salad with citrus dressing and chicken is a wonderful lunch.
WnLMom via opentable.com - Jan 28, 2020
Always delicious. I have never been disappointed at the Bistro on Main. The spinach salad with citru
Always delicious. I have never been disappointed at the Bistro on Main. The spinach salad with citrus dressing and chicken is a wonderful lunch.
WnLMom via opentable.com - Jan 28, 2020
Love their burgers!
My daughter and I visited after being away for several years. We stopped for lunch on our way to Tennessee the burgers were just as yummy as they had been in the past. Soup of the day was vegetable minestrone and was very flavorful.
DianeA90 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 25, 2020
Food was decently good and probably one of the best places to get food in Lexington. I think the ravioli may have been a bit too oily but the duck and mashed sweet potato was very good ... read more
Alice C via google.com - Jan 25, 2020
Bistro On Main was an overall pleasant experience. Attentive, very friendly staff, nice ambiance in an historic building, very tasty food, including a number of interesting and different main entree choices. More expensive than most restaurants, but worth it. Parking was difficult on Main St. Had to walk a couple of blocks away. I g ... read more
Russell Wallace via google.com - Jan 18, 2020
exceeds expections again
Our 4th visit to Bistro on Main. The special was fish and chips and they were wonderful. The burger was excellent with the wine I brought in. I only go to resturants that BYOB and Bistro is one of them. The service was excellent.The flatbread...More ... read more
mikeparker via tripadvisor.com - Jan 18, 2020
Love Bistro! upon our daughter’s graduation from a local college, we may need to visit Lexington to go to our favorite places❣️ ... read more
Cindy via opentable.com - Jan 10, 2020
The meal was outstanding. We both shared the fried oysters with the roasted red pepper remoulade sauce which were excellent in all respects. We both had the grilled salmon with maple gaze, spinach, and substituted mashed potatoes for the sweet potatoes, which was also excellent. The orange blossom (basically a margarita) from the ... read more
DoctorB via opentable.com - Jan 10, 2020
The meal was outstanding. We both shared the fried oysters with the roasted red pepper remoulade sau
The meal was outstanding. We both shared the fried oysters with the roasted red pepper remoulade sauce which were excellent in all respects. We both had the grilled salmon with maple gaze, spinach, and substituted mashed potatoes for the sweet potatoes, which was also excellent. The orange blossom (basically a margarita) from the bar ... read more
DoctorB via opentable.com - Jan 10, 2020
Love Bistro! upon our daughter’s graduation from a local college, we may need to visit Lexington to
Love Bistro! upon our daughter’s graduation from a local college, we may need to visit Lexington to go to our favorite places❣️ ... read more
Cindy via opentable.com - Jan 10, 2020
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