Red Fox Inn
Red Fox Inn

Red Fox Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redfox.com/
  • Phone: 5406876301x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 10:30am (Not available for online reservations) Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm , Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Engle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The Red Fox Inn offers off-site catering to locations throughout Northern Virginia and Loudoun County. Please contact our Events Department for menus and pricing.
  • Entertainment: Seasonal entertainment on the Garden Terrace
  • Special Events: Occupying the second floor of the Inn, our private event space is comprised of four distinct private dining rooms and a large garden terrace. Original heart pine floors and paneling, working fireplaces, and walls adorned with sporting art set the tone for elegant group dining experiences. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups large or small for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions. The Inn is a prime location for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable dinner parties. Whatever the occasion, our Events Team will customize our property to best suit your needs; from custom linens and place settings to elegant floral arrangements and pole-tents, the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking for restaurant guests is available in our private gravel lot off of Madison Street located behind the Red Fox Inn. Street parking is available at town meters 9:00 am – 5:00pm Monday-Saturday and is free after 5:00pm and all day on Sunday.
A word from Red Fox Inn
Established in 1728, our historic tavern welcomes Middleburg locals and travelers alike to enjoy hearty breakfasts, casual lunches and intimate candlelight dinners in the traditional Virginia style. Oak tables, handcrafted furnishings, stone fireplaces, hand-hewn ceiling beams and thick fieldstone walls create an intimate dining atmosphere any time of day. Our culinary team creates seasonal menus using ingredients indigenous to both Virginia and the South prepared with the time honored cooking techniques of smoking, braising, and roasting. The Tavern’s home-style dishes are simple yet genuine and feature many local ingredients sourced from area farms. The wine list boasts a diverse selection of domestic and imported vintages and show¬cases many wines from Virginia vineyards while the beer list features a rotating selection of craft beers by the bottle. Join us today for a bowl of our famous Virginia Peanut Soup, Southern Fried Chicken, or our signature Crab Cakes!
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Red Fox Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (81)neighborhood gem (76)special occasion (74)great for lunch (56)fit for foodies (56)great for brunch (40)notable wine list (39)great for outdoor dining (38)good for groups (24)scenic view (12)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    although pricey this restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere with great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Bobreviews
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great spot for lunch. Service and food were both outstanding. Restaurant is quite noisy. Stone floors seem to amplify every sound.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First-time Fan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was great, but the staff was particularly outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    Greg
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Part of the fun of eating at the Red Fox Inn is the drive through the rolling hills of Virginia horse country ending in a quaint town quite evidently protecting and promoting its rich history. Red Fox Inn appears to be its epicenter. The duck spring rolls were exquisite. The flank steak sandwich was comforting, although I was surpised that it was not served with something more imaginative that potato chips. The service was exceptionally warm and attentive. We felt very welcome despite spending longer than usual at our table. We look forward eagerly to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delighted and Enjoy
    guestVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I love the ambience and different choices on the menu from other restaurants. Each time I'm there, I'm always so happily surprised by the talents of the chef. A knowledgeable and friendly staff make for an all around enjoyable evening. Each time I leave, I begin to think about when I can return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Travelersrest
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food was fresh, seasoned perfectly and service attentive and enthusiastic, knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We eat at the Red Fox every time we are in the area. The food is excellent and it is a lovely venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and lovely -- as always
    chris
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Very hospitable; lovely service; historical ambiance; great food. We were very proud to take our out of town guests there for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit and great food!
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The parking situation in town is difficult so we were pleased to have access to the private lot behind the building. There is a nice neighborhood pub upstairs with an outside patio under a tent that is lit up at night. The main restaurant is downstairs at street level. It is not handicapped accessible that I could see. We were seated right away at a quiet table in a corner. Our server, Brad, came over and we ordered the baked brie appetizer. He also went over the menu for us. The peanut soup is a must try, as well as the bourbon pecan pie. Great selection of entrees. The next time we're in the area again we'll return to the Red Fox Inn and make it a regular stop from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Historic gem
    Straussreview1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love going to the Red Fox Inn. Always great and very nice people too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    rap101
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been here for lunch a few times and have always had a good experience. Service was great and so was the food. I would recommend it for anyone looking for good American food. They have a great outdoor patio but it was closed for the season.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Crab Cakes
    luv2travel
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    There were four in our group and each person had a wonderful meal. The wine list was very good and the service excellent. Whenever we pass through Middleburg we eat at this restaurant. We have never gone wrong yet or been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Atmosphere
    Seesee
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is a nice restaurant with a very quaint and romantic feel to it. The atmosphere was great! I personally didn't make the best selection from the menu so I don't want to weigh in on the food having only tried one item.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect 1st Anniversary
    ATable4Two
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was our first time at Red Rox Inn, but we will definitely be back. The service was amazing; I had noted that it was our first anniversary when I made the reservation through Open table and the hostess wished us a happy anniversary right when we checked in, our server congratulated us, and as we left we were given well wishes again--it certainly made us feel special. Additionally, they gave us a table for two right in front of the fireplace--very romantic. Dinner was AMAZING. We had the duck spring roles in plum sauce, the pea soup, the lamb, the schnitzel, and the lemon marscapone cake--everything was perfect (I highly recommend the duck!) We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch spot
    NutterVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Red Fox Inn was the perfect brunch spot for a beautiful fall day. The food was good and more than enough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordinary food
    Tryingtobefair
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lovely historic inn. Pleasant ambiance and service. Food was disappointing. Not quite as good as ordinary. I ordered only appetizer and salad and was disappointed with both. I've had better at Wegmans grocery store salad bar. My husband ordered crispy half duck. He enjoyed it. Staff was very accommodating for a gluten free diet. Some guests were too noisy for a quiet romantic inn.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Fox Inn was Amazing!
    Winter
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was incredible with large portions. It was me and my wife's 10 year anniversary, which I told them ahead of time. They had a great table by the fireplace for us and were congratulating us on our anniversary. Great atmosphere with the rustic old building. Cosby have been happier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the Red Fox Inn on the past three occasions (all special) for our Anniversary the past two years and for Mother's Day brunch. Each time we've enjoyed fabulous service from Cindy (our waitress) and enjoyed a very nice table. The Red Fox is a great place indeed, and we'll be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Ref Fox Inn
    Goodfrench
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was our first time to dine at Red Fox Inn. We met some out of state friends for Brunch. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. The four of us each ordered something different and there was not one complaint. I definitely plan on returning and would highly recommend this restaurant to any of my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server
    Middleburg1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The server could have been a bit more friendly. We declined desert and she said "I should have offered it to you first" like she was upset we didn't care for desert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great dinner
    Kathryn
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    my husband and i spent a 'child free' weekend in Middleburg and a friend recommended Red Fox Inn. It was great, close to the hotel, parking and great ambiance!! Our waiter, Brad was very knowledgeable about the menu, he pointed out his favorites and he was not wrong. The duck egg rolls were fabulous!! I had the fried chicken the the mac and cheese and the brussel sprouts, it was outstanding, however a very large portion and ended up bringing some of it home. My husband had the rib eye, served with broccoli and sweet potato fries, the broccoli was very flavorful and the steak was very good. For dessert we shared the pecan pie, it is deep dish and delicious!! Overall a wonderful experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deb319
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was my daughters moving away luncheon, just the two of us and my daughters first time at the Red Fox. The best food! Very generous portions and it was yummy! Our server was prompt and attending.....wonderful ambiance. Always our Middleburg " to go to" spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations
    valuesagreatmeal
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We came here to celebrate a birthday and because the Red Fox Inn was a location for the Hitchcock movie "MARNIE." The dining room was very attractive and quaint, the service was prompt and attentive, and the food was delicious. I had the crab cakes, peanut soup and fried chicken. All were excellent. We enjoyed a local white wine with our meal as well. I highly recommend the Red Fox Inn for an enjoyable lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent -- as always.
    chris
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My guests and I had truly delicious meals. From the creamed spinach soup, to the oysters/crab cakes/trout (I had the trout), the cheese grits, house salad, chocolate cake torte/pecan pie (I had the chocolate torte) -- all delectable. And service was very, very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic Atmosphere, very good food
    btanchors
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I enjoyed the atmosphere of this place - in a very old building that has been around since the mid 1700's. The food was very good - I had schnitzle and really enjoyed it - it had a peppercorn sauce that was excellent. Several interesting beers on the menu - I had the Paulaner double-bok which was quite strong, 8.9% alcohol. The service was really good as well. We went with another couple, so it was four of us there. There are a couple of fireplaces in there, but it was too warm during our visit for fires to be lit - I would like to visit this place again when they actually have fires in the fireplaces, it would add a lot to the atmosphere. We enjoyed our time there and will visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    service was slow. 45 mins. form placing order till food arrival. waiter was great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare miss
    JLinVA
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We've been to the Red Fox Inn many times (even got married there) and it has always been great, but this was a definite miss. Although the restaurant was relatively empty when we arrived for our reservation, we got seated at arguably one of the worse tables in the restaurant next to the bar and busboy station (despite asking for a special table via "Open Table" due to a special out of town guest). We asked to be moved, and service seemed to go downhill from there. At the end of the evening when we were given our dessert menus, we waited at least 10 minutes for a sign of our waitress, and finally asked the hostess for the check. Again, a rare "miss" at this great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    wendyo
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The Red Fox is my go to for a great meal in a wonderful place. The surroundings - low ceilings, fireplaces in the winter, a spacious patio in warmer weather, lovely hunt country decor - are so warm and comfy. But the food is the reward for the drive. Having been there many times, I have never had a mediocre meal. Fresh and local ingredients in interesting combinations, and specials that are truly just that - special. For heavens sake try the duck!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect brunch
    kggoatVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Red Fox is a wonderful place for a special brunch. Traffic caused us to be a bit late for our reservation, but the staff still seated us promptly. The service is always exemplary and the food superb. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    WineDineFelineVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a late lunch reservation before checking into the Inn. Unfortunately we had hit traffic and were very close to arriving when the kitchen would be closing. The staff was very accommodating and the food was as excellent as always. Crab cakes and fried chicken are not to be missed. We absolutely love it here and will be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    barney16
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was fabulous, but more than we could possibly eat. The service was excellent. This was our 25th anniversary dinner and I can't imagine how it could have been more perfect. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as Always
    Pony751
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I am a frequent diner at the Inn and am always pleased with all facets of the dining experience. This most recent trip we had the broccoli soup and the blackberry duo. Both were excellent. I am a huge fan of your shrimp and grits and it never disappoints. The atmosphere and service are top notch. Thanks so much, see you again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    notafussyeater
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Lovely old building. Ate Sunday brunch on the patio which was very pleasant. Crab cakes and shrimp and grits were good. I rarely complain about a meal, however two of my family members had omelets which were undercooked. Another family member had shrimp cocktail which was covered in spicy red sauce. 5 adults, two were happy with food, 3 were not. We were not questioned by staff if we were happy with the food, and my family members didn't want to cause a problem by sending anything back. I would not consider this good value. Panera bread would have been a better value, sorry to say.
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  • Delicious meal
    VisitorVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a delicious Sunday brunch. Everything was tasty and the fruit and vegetables tasted like they were fresh from the garden. Our server was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch!
    John
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food and great service. We go there as often as we can.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Bobby
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I love the Red Fox. Great atmosphere, food is fantastic and you don't leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance
    Traveler1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were looking for an exceptional place to take our west coast niece to experience a piece of Virginia history. How better could it be than to have a meal in an inn that has operated in the same location since 1728. From the moment we walked through the door we were well taken care of by the staff. The service was well above the norm and the food was exceptional while the pricing was as one would expect for a good lunch anywhere. I would recommend the Red Fox Inn to anyone without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice!
    SurferVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great service and meal. From start to finish, the meal couldn't have been any better. Nice atmosphere, excellent service, good food and drink. The crab and artichoke dip was a meal unto itself. Every food selection was superb. Will definitely go back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kcjz
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Enjoyed my meal which was good, but not great. Very noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, excellent service.
    Happycustomer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a great experience at the Red Fox Inn. The food was prompt and delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate