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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
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
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
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
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
Morty and Dana took such wonderful care of us for the evening. The whole experience was wonderful.
John 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
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
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
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
Traveling to Maine and was looking ...
Traveling to Maine and was looking for takeout to bring back to hotel.  What a great choice we made.  Ordered the salad with pear and goat cheese and poppy seed dressing delicious.  Wife had the gumbo and I the shrimp and grits.  Both excellent.  Definitely a restaurant to return to.  The staff managing the takeout/pickup was great. ... read more
Leslie H. via yelp.com - Jul 10, 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
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
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