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Great food.
Michael DiConti via google.com - Jul 4, 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
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
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
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
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
Great dinner and very accommodating ...
Great dinner and very accommodating and friendly staff.  Our table had: shrimp and grits, salmon, roast chicken and the butternut squash ravioli. All were excellent.  Desserts of brownie and bread pudding were very good as well.  Excellent host and wait staff. Thanks!
Amy B. via yelp.com - Feb 13, 2020
Great dinner and very accommodating ...
Great dinner and very accommodating and friendly staff. Our table had: shrimp and grits, salmon, roast chicken and the butternut squash ravioli. All were excellent. Desserts of brownie and bread pudding were very good as well. Excellent host and wait staff. Thanks!
Amy B. via yelp.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
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
My husband and I were traveling ...
My husband and I were traveling through Lexington at lunch time and decided to stop.  Bistro on Main was close to where we parked and the posted menu looked good so we stepped in to have lunch.  We were greeted my a young gentleman at a podium, but as we were talking to him a middle aged woman walked up...she seemed to be in charge. ... read more
Ruth J. via yelp.com - Jan 30, 2020
My husband and I were traveling ...
My husband and I were traveling through Lexington at lunch time and decided to stop. Bistro on Main was close to where we parked and the posted menu looked good so we stepped in to have lunch. We were greeted my a young gentleman at a podium, but as we were talking to him a middle aged woman walked up...she seemed to be in charge. ... read more
Ruth J. via yelp.com - Jan 30, 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
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
Good restaurant and good food! Service should step into a next level, go for that.
William Stoffers via google.com - Dec 29, 2019
Bistro is our favorite go to especially for special occasions. The only thing different this last time was the little breads served at bruch on Sunday. Not as wonderful has they have been in the past. Good and tasty just not wowie.
ElizabethG via opentable.com - Dec 15, 2019
Always a great place to eat. Owner/manager is always there and the staff is exemplary. Food is great and quite reasonable. We drive 40 miles a few times a year just to have lunch here.
Mike McAuliffe via google.com - Dec 15, 2019
Best place in Lex, Va for casual dining. Terrific staff. Lots of good menu choices. Local produce. Super value custom meals.
JimM via opentable.com - Dec 13, 2019
Wait staff seemed inexperienced and short handed. We ordered salads and it took an hour to get our food.
SD123 via opentable.com - Nov 30, 2019
We had a late brunch at the Bistro and all 4 of us were delighted. We've been multiple times before but it was not so overcrowded this time. Dana, our server, was delightful! I had a smoked salmon omelet hollandaise, 2 of my dining partners had crab cakes hollandaise and the 4th had the Bistro eggs. Everything was deliciou ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 24, 2019
Easily the best restaurant in Lexington. Shocked to read comments about the owner. I found her to be very friendly and gracious. I had the scallops my husband had the gumbo, both dishes were fantastic. Warm comfortable atmosphere, attentive professional service.
Von Henderson via google.com - Nov 22, 2019
My favorite place to eat in Lexington
At there on Friday for lunch because they have fish and chips. The plate consisted of two nice size pieces of fish and ample fries. We have eaten there several times and every time the food was delicious and well prepared and presented.
wbl297 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 12, 2019
Another fabulous enjoyable brunch - never have we not had a delicious meal and wonderful time here. Welcoming staff, Bistro eggs, omelet, breakfast platter, all cooked to perfection! Friendly service, always there at the right time. Fresh fruit and Biscuits, and Mimosas for the finishing touch. A visit to quaint, beautiful downtown ... read more
Mountainside via opentable.com - Nov 11, 2019
This was our first dining experience ...
This was our first dining experience at The Bistro. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner very much. We always share, we are small eaters. We got the baked Halibut with Jasmine rice and Bok Choy. It was delicious  ! It was served on separate plates. We asked for it well done. It was superb, well done, but still moist. The wine & desser ... read more
Jill W. via yelp.com - Nov 6, 2019
Food in Lexington can be hit or miss, with some of the places that can accommodate larger groups not having as high of quality of food; this wasn't the case at Bistro on Main. The overall seating area is not large but we were able to comfortable sit six at a large table and had prompt service with excellent food. I wouldn't categoriz ... read more
MelissaJ via opentable.com - Nov 2, 2019
Bistro on Main is always on point ...
Bistro on Main is always on point. Clean ingredients. Simple seasoning. I enjoyed my Frenched Chicken very much. My sister has the shrimp and grits and is honestly the best grits she has ever had. When in Lexington the is a must stop. Danielle is incredibly sweet, she smiles consistently and knows the menu. Our first lunch when my da ... read more
Linda P. via yelp.com - Nov 2, 2019
We had a wonderful time at Bistro on Main. There were 9 of us attending a college reunion in Lexington. Service top notch and food was too. I had duck breast which was great. Others had salmon and steak. Ceasar salad fine. Very reasonable wine prices. We asked if splitting the bill would be possible expecting not, but our server said ... read more
Keydet74 via opentable.com - Oct 31, 2019
Lunch b4 cousin wedding ... read more
SofTimonium via opentable.com - Oct 26, 2019
Great service, Great food, Great atmosphere! Don't miss the bruschetta or the creme brulee! We were just passing through the area and lucked into a great meal!
John York via google.com - Oct 24, 2019
Cute restaurant in the middle of downtown, surrounded by local shops and galleries. Food was great, as was service.
AnnW via opentable.com - Oct 22, 2019
Stopped in for lunch while exploring ...
Stopped in for lunch while exploring Lexington. It's a bit "upscale" for lunch but still has reasonable prices. The atmosphere and decor is just fancier than a typical lunch spot. I got a hamburger and sweet potato fries. They were nothing crazy to rave about but it was definitely good and enjoyable. Would probably try somewhere else ... read more
Rachel S. via yelp.com - Oct 14, 2019
Busy, Lively, Fun, Good
We enjoyed a family dinner on a very busy Saturday night. The wait for our reservation was only a minute or two. The hostess was lovely and attentive. The waitress did a fine job on a challenging evening, but was a little strained with a...More ... read more
Elizabeth C via tripadvisor.com - Oct 14, 2019
I arrived and there was no one at host stand. Over the course of 10 minutes or so of waiting I asked the bartender and two of the wait staff about being seated. They said the owner was the host and went looking for her. When she arrived she said something snarky about me asking her staff about seating. Once seated the service was ... read more
Karl via opentable.com - Oct 12, 2019
The chicken was tough and a little undercooked. I did not finish it. Others had the gumbo and salmon and were pleases ... read more
Shagger2 via opentable.com - Oct 11, 2019
Great food and ambience Service was great. Friendly and helpful Would definitely like to return.
HaroldF via opentable.com - Oct 9, 2019
Took a friend on a brunch date, we were a bit rushed due to class but it was still really fun. The food was fantastic, and the servers were very nice and accommodating. I have a milk allergy, and our stewardess was happy to help me find something without dairy. We were both impressed by their music choice -- trendy, chic smooth jazz.
ChadP via opentable.com - Oct 8, 2019
Our family enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch to wrap up our Washington & Lee Parents weekend. The atmosphere, food and service could not have been better!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 7, 2019
This is the second time we've eaten brunch here since my daughter started college at W&L. The food was delicious, the atmosphere cozy and friendly, and the service was fast and knowledgeable each time. The Bloody Mary drinks were a great addition to the brunch... We'll be back to try dinner next time!!
MAmama via opentable.com - Oct 7, 2019
Sunday brunch ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 7, 2019
My sister and I stopped in while driving through Lexington. The staff was very friendly and the brunch was delicious. We would recommend it.
RoBig via opentable.com - Sep 29, 2019
A relaxing and fabulous brunch! Biscuits and muffins / coffee / mimosas brought to the table as you arrive. Delicious options - we had the encrusted chicken salad and eggs Benedict Florentine - perfect! Great service - always greeted in a warm and friendly manner at this wonderful restaurant. Sun shining in through the windows - brig ... read more
Delightful via opentable.com - Sep 29, 2019
LOVE this restaurant! Staff was extremely kind and friendly and the food was wonderful! New favorite place!
Lydia via opentable.com - Sep 21, 2019
Fantastic dinner at the Bistro, as always. We were lucky to get a seat in the window to watch all the locals and visitors to downtown Lexington go by.
BoydB via opentable.com - Sep 20, 2019
Busy and good
The Bistro on Main is fairly upscale. We went on a Saturday night of a busy weekend. The service was OK, but not great. It appeared as if there were one or two waiters and five or six water pourers or expediters. We waited 15...More ... read more
Peter M via tripadvisor.com - Sep 19, 2019
Very good food, atmostphere
Dinner here was very nice. We ordered the trout and the grilled salmon. Both entrees were very good, fresh and served hot. Service was very good and very fast. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
howlin12013 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 15, 2019
Always a good time, food is good but not a very large menu. Service was great, very friendly and efficient ... read more
KimS via opentable.com - Sep 15, 2019
First time for dinner -- usually there for Sunday brunch -- and it was an excellent meal as always at Bistro on Main.
CraigC via opentable.com - Sep 15, 2019
Our experience was amazing and we talked about it all the way home. We received individualized attention the entire dinner, had great seating and the food was impeccable. We’ll surely return!
Tonia via opentable.com - Sep 13, 2019
Nice atmosphere!  Great attentive ...
Nice atmosphere!  Great attentive service from Morte. Fish tasty, veggies a bit soft. Could use some flavor. Good wines and port. Nice bar. Take reservations but not required. Good visit.
Tom O. via yelp.com - Sep 10, 2019
Nice atmosphere! Great attentive ...
Nice atmosphere! Great attentive service from Morte. Fish tasty, veggies a bit soft. Could use some flavor. Good wines and port. Nice bar. Take reservations but not required. Good visit.
Tom O. via yelp.com - Sep 10, 2019
Another Amazing Meal
We made a last minute reservation here through Open Table for 6:00 PM on a Saturday night and were happy to get it. We arrived on time and were seated at a prime window table with Medea as our server... and took our drink orders...More ... read more
Hokie67 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 9, 2019
As Lexington regulars, this is ...
As Lexington regulars, this is honestly our favorite place hands down.  The lunch service is great for a white-tablecloth experience with professional servers, while the food is excellent but at very fair pricing.  They always have an interesting soup or special lunch of the day, and always at least one or two interesting beers on ta ... read more
James M. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2019
Great place.
First let me say Bistro doesnt charge for a reservation as another place does down the street. When we arrived we were greeted friendly and felt comfortable with our decision to dine here. Now the food was great. I had the grilled chicken and my...More ... read more
Robert G via tripadvisor.com - Aug 18, 2019
Everything was wonderful! From the service to the food!
StacyJ via opentable.com - Aug 17, 2019
We arrived a little early and they still made every effort to get us in earlier than our reservation. Bartender was very friendly. Waitperson was knowledgeable. Our meal was excellent although we were a little bit disappointed that they were out of most of the dessert selections. We decided we probably didn’t need dessert anyway. ;-) ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Aug 17, 2019
Made reservations the day prior knowing there would be a lot of parents like us bringing their children to VMI the next day. Easy to walk to from our hotel and such a quaint town. Very good food as well. We will definitely be going back ... read more
Longhorn87 via opentable.com - Aug 17, 2019
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