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My family and I are new to the Lexington area and selected this location to celebrate our arrival. Turns out I had made reservation to another Bistro on Main, in a totally different state. Ni kidding. The owner was nonetheless embracing of my dilemma and ensure me our party of 4 would have a place to continue our celebration. We ... read more
Edgardo “Eddie” Montero via google.com - May 17, 2022
Such a find! We’ll be back
We were delighted to have discovered this fabulous restaurant. The shrimp n grits were like mothers milk - and the bread pudding made me cry, it was good!
mamaneedscoffee via tripadvisor.com - Mar 15, 2022
Delicious!
Chris Miller via google.com - Mar 1, 2022
Outstanding Service, Nice Ambiance, Expected Better Food
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 b ... read more
Carolyn B via tripadvisor.com - Feb 26, 2022
A Perfect Dinner
We were welcomed warmly, hailed from the bar, and seated in the spare interior, amid stylish guests of all ages. We admired the vividly colored paintings by landscape artist Ryan Russell as we sipped our bourbon-barrel beers. Attentive host served us fresh greens with goat cheese, slivered almonds with a light homemade dressing and w ... read more
Voraciously via tripadvisor.com - Feb 7, 2022
Superior food, service, and staff. Simply GREAT ... read more
Bud Smith via google.com - Jan 15, 2022
So delicious 😋 ... read more
Michele Geeting via google.com - Nov 8, 2021
Better the Second Time
On our way back from Abingdon, VA to Richmond, VA, we stopped here for lunch. It was our second restaurant we visited in Lexington. Food and service were very good.
Mark C via tripadvisor.com - Nov 5, 2021
Wonderful
Great service, attractive atmosphere, wonderful food, fairly priced and personable staff. Enjoyed the gumbo and pasta dishes.
Robert H via tripadvisor.com - Nov 2, 2021
"Welcome May I help you" definitely warmed things up better than "Do you have a reservation?" Lobster Bisque had excellent flavor and warmth, too. Mortye holds down the bar like a DJ handling drinks, menus, and plates.
wil blake via google.com - Oct 29, 2021
Welcome greeting, comfort food
Lobster Bisque, Salad, Spring Rolls were very tasty. Better still was the Bar service from Mortye, and the staff person that greeted us with hello rather than "do you have a reservation?" ... read more
wil b via tripadvisor.com - Oct 29, 2021
Good place but overwhelmed
Wine list is priced very well. The artichoke and spring roll appetizers were delicious! My only complaint, and it's substantial, is that the food came to the table at a tepid temperature. They were busy, but that was a big turn-off. Otherwise, the food was tasty; just not hot.
minkmonica via tripadvisor.com - Oct 26, 2021
We were stayed in Lexington on our way from NC to PA. It was a Friday night and there were several events going on so the town was busy. We attempted to dine at a couple of trendier brew pubs but the wait was ridiculous so we wandered the town until we came across the Bistro on Main. Sometimes things happen for a reason because we h ... read more
Jack Kramer via google.com - Sep 25, 2021
Fantastic meal/experience despite overworked staff on a busy night
We were stayed in Lexington on our way from NC to PA. It was a Friday night and there were several events going on so the town was busy. We attempted to dine at a couple of trendier brew pubs but the wait was ridiculous so we wandered the town until we came across the Bistro on Main. Sometimes things happen for a reason because we ha ... read more
jakp993 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 25, 2021
The manager was pretty rude to us. But the food and wine were excellent ... read more
Sophia Davies via google.com - Sep 2, 2021
PROS: Friendly & informed staff, SUBLIME food, the bartender (Morty, my apologies if I misremembered his name) is the best I've ever met, cozy yet modern atmosphere, great location. CONS: n/a.
Davis Leitner via google.com - Aug 11, 2021
The service was friendly, the food was tasty and the atmosphere with the locals at the bar made it a
The service was friendly, the food was tasty and the atmosphere with the locals at the bar made it amazing ... read more
Carmonat via tripadvisor.com - Aug 11, 2021
Great dinner! Food and service was amazing! I highly recommend a visit when you are in the area!
Gabe Salinas via google.com - Jul 31, 2021
While driving home from vacation, we spontaneously chose to stop and spend a night in Lexington, VA.
While driving home from vacation, we spontaneously chose to stop and spend a night in Lexington, VA. We are glad that we did! After a quick internet search for dinner options, we made a reservation at the Bistro on Main. This restaurant is spotlessly clean, the staff was friendly and the menu was nice. We ordered the special, blacken ... read more
hvroberts via tripadvisor.com - Jul 31, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Great food (the bread is amazing! ) and we felt very safe with the covid precautions. Would recommend!
danielwkemp via google.com - Nov 1, 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
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
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
Great food.
Michael DiConti via google.com - Jul 4, 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
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
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
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
Good restaurant and good food! Service should step into a next level, go for that.
William Stoffers via google.com - Dec 29, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fabulous food, venue and staff.
Patty Taylor via google.com - Aug 13, 2019
Wonderful
Great Cauliflower, carrot over egg noodles. The staff was friendly. Service was well paced. Would recommend.
Janet S via tripadvisor.com - Aug 5, 2019
Good Food
Our group of nine had a reservation and we’re immediately seated upon arrival. Our servers were very attentive and provided excellent service. My wife and I had the bistro salad with grilled chicken and we were very satisfied with our food.
G B via tripadvisor.com - Aug 3, 2019
Relaxed Dining on Main Street
On our first night in Lexington my wife and I both liked the look of Bistro On Main. It was early in the evening but already fairly busy, which we took to be a positive sign. We shared a very good caesar salad and then...More ... read more
Roger G via tripadvisor.com - Jul 30, 2019
One of our favorites in Lex
Definitely one of the top 3 fine dining restaurants in Lexington. Great atmosphere, great staff, and great food. The bar is a fun place to eat as well.
Arch B via tripadvisor.com - Jul 24, 2019
Salmon delight
Nancy and I both had the salmon It was soooooo tender Service was excellent Family restaurant Lots of young children Great.😃 ... read more
2joy via tripadvisor.com - Jul 20, 2019
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