For some reason I just love
For some reason I just love this place. it is cozy, great food, understated, and friendly without being obsequious. oh, and the food is outstanding.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service wonderful!
Food and service wonderful! This is definitely an up scale restaurant with a casual atmosphere. I was also pleasantly surprised by our bill. Not over priced for the excellent taste sensations.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
overall food and service was
overall food and service was quite good but expensive for what we ordered
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been there before, and
We've been there before, and it continues to perform well, at a good price for such wonderful food
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely Saturday night
We had a lovely Saturday night dinner at the French Hound -- it was a great end to a perfect day of wine tasting in Middleburg. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is good and the atmosphere
The food is good and the atmosphere totally pleasant.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful dinner after attending the Virginia Gold Cup. The muscles were excellent and the steak was prepared exactly as requested. Would have rated everything perfect except the waiter took our Restaurant.com gift certificate at the beginning of the meal and then forgot to take it off our bill. He was very busy so we had to wait a while before we were able to flag him down to get it corrected. These things happen but overall, a very pleasant dinner!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our Favourites
The French Hound has become one of our favourite restaurants and we will be returning again. It is small place but has a lovely bright and light ambience which helps to lighten your mood. The food is the reason for returning. We have enjoyed every meal here with the dishes being very well cooked and full of flavour without forcing too many ingredients on you. The selection of wines, whilst not large, is well matched and we have never been disappointed. The little town of Middleburg is also a drawcard and adds to the pleasant nature of a visit to the French Hound. Their bread, freshly baked, is stand out.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Experience
My wife and I went for dinner on our 22nd wedding anniversary, and we had a wonderful experience at The French Hound. The food was very good and the service excellent. Highly recommend.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great weekend lunch spot
We enjoyed a quick lunch last weekend. The seating is very intimate, with many small rooms to help keep the noise level down. The house marinated olives were a delicious snack to start our meal. We highly recommend this gem in Middleburg!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Sunday Brunch
What a treat to eat at the French Hound. The Crouqe Madame is always wonderful but the desserts are awesome!!! Panna Cotta is light, interesting to the pallette but the chocolate pot du creme, is heavenly.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of four started the meal with a plate of three snacks. Luckily we ordered doubles of some. The were delicious. The wine we ordered was not available but the substitute suggested was a worthy replacement--at the same price. We were able to modify verge offering to meet our needs.
Everything we ordered-- crab cakes, steak frites and duck confit were exactly as expected.That does not happen that often.
The group shared a profiterole for dessert. Actually freshly made and not the pre-filled frozen dish you usually get.
The waiter was attentive and professional. In all, a very good meal.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
After traveling to France,
After traveling to France, we are always on the search for respectable French places here in the States. The French Hound doesn't disappoint. We found delicious food at reasonable prices. Will venture out to Middleburg more often for this gem!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have to say, when we sat down I was worried. We had looked at the menu online and we didn't see some of the dishes we hoped we'd have. the existing menu looked old and the room we were sat in was quiet, but lacked a LOT of polish. All that said, we ordered specials that were fantastic. The service was lovely and knowledgeable. We travel a lot and we care about food. The experience was well above expectations. The filet was soft and juicy, the lobster risotto was heavy, but delicious, and the dessert of meringue and berry cream was phenomenal. All with a very respectable cocktail and wine list and the feeling of a local haunt. I will go back for sure!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never ceases to please!
The French Hound is a great little restaurant in Middleburg that offers outdoor dining on a relatively quiet, small patio. The service is great, the food good, and the ambiance is business casual. We enjoy this restaurant for a quiet, casual, french night out. The restaurant can be a bit pricey, but it's worth it for a special night out. The French Hound will always be on our favorites list for a country night out when we can take the convertible for a drive, and enjoy dinner, and a temporary escape to the "French" countryside in Virginia Horse Country! Give it a try. You won't be disappointed!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely lunch in the country
We have been looking for a good place to met in the Middle b/w Winchester and Alexandria, and have found our spot. The French Hound as great food for a reasonable price in lovely Middleburg. They do not have a huge selection of choices, but among the seven of us, we all found different things to enjoy. The escargot went quickly, as did the heirloom tomato salad. The steak was perfectly done, with very French style fries. I enjoyed my rare tuna with basil flavored potatoes, and the duck confit was big enough for a main course. Overall, a great meal.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and great food
This was our second time at The French Hound. Again, it didn't disappoint. The food was fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. Our server was friendly and knowledgable about the food preparation. If we lived closer, it would be a regular place for us to dine.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
service was truly outstanding.
service was truly outstanding. our guests and we all enjoyed the food. we lingered
and no-one urged us to leave. nice evening.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much better than expected
I will never miss the French Hound when I am in town. It is like going to France I Virginia and having the best food in town at the local bistro. The menu is not big but everything is top quality and the best you can imagine, all at a very good price.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Celebrated 25th wedding anniversary with a nice dinner. Enjoyed all aspects of the evening!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The casual decor didn't fill me with confidence, but the food did not disappoint! I had the carpaccio and the duck confit. Both were superb. Although a napkin that was requested at the beginning of the meal never made its way to our table, I would definitely go back. The dishes I had were so perfectly executed that I want to try everything else on the menu!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The French Hound always has
The French Hound always has consistently good food. The ingredients are fresh, quality and expertly prepared. Best pommes frittes anywhere!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner in Middleburg
I was visiting my sister and we went out to dinner at the French Hound in Middleburg. It is a beautiful old house with lots of character. There are several little rooms and an outdoor dining area. The food was excellent. I had the goat cheese risotto with shrimp which was out of this world. The spinach salad was very good too. My sister had the lamb sausage bites which were amazing and a salad with beef carpaccio with fried capers and balsamic dressing which she really liked. The service was great. It was very relaxed and they had no problem adjusting our reservation when we were running late.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each course was delicious,
Each course was delicious, with excellent service to boot.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
French Hound - Middleburg
Indulge... Go for the Mussels, Lobster Risotto and Beignets, then go sleep it off at the Salamander down the road. Perfect one-night getaway.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
France in the hunt country
The escargots were delicious as was the paella and had a very good wine list and reasonably priced. A delightful country French décor and feel. Will look forward to returning.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, menu, food, and dining experience. I am a McEnearney realtor and do recommend The French Hound to clients and visitors to Middleburg.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a real treat, we
This was a real treat, we were in Middleburg and needed a restaurant for Friday night. The food, wine and ambience was truly wonderful. A real gem.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were passing through middle burg and wanted a nice lunch that was not to heavy. my husband is from Italy and very picky about his food. We all agreed that it was a wonderful atmosphere with excellent food and good service. And... my Italian husband loved his prociutto panini!!!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
slow start, solid finish
We were early for our reservation, there was a table available in the bar, but not to our liking. We opted to wait the 20 mins until our reserved table was ready. We watched may locals come in and they were seated immediately. The reserved time for us came and went, ten mins after our reserved time we were seated.
So far not a good first impression. Our waiter Dante came over and quickly took our order, he was very attentive. The food was wonderful and even with the crowd we were not rushed.
If you don't mind the wait it was worth it.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
France in your backyard!
I am a true Parisian and it has taken me quite some time to find a good French restaurant in the area. The French Hound has won my heart! I like its casual setting, no pretention to be fancy, yet, finding a food quality to please the taste buds of food lovers like me. I recommend "les escargots" (of course!), Bouillabaisse, a special fish dish if it is on the menu (seasonal) or a steak frites with red wine (the Cotes du Rhone was excellent and I had with me an expert, who had worked at La Societe des Vins de France for more than 25 years). Please do not miss this establishment. Chef John, congratulations to you and your team of chefs.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, As Usual!
Always wonderful food and friendly reception from all the staff! Whether you are looking for a full meal or light fare, you can't go wrong!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent - As Always
It was again a pleasure to have lunch at The French Hound. Personal service, unhurried and relaxed dining, charming atmosphere, and food that is always refined and sophisticated with just the right touch. It's a gem!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love that Hound!
This is not my first trip by any means, but I love going to The French Hound. It's a gem to the town of Middleburg & I great casual place for locals to go to get great atmosphere and delicious food. Our server was highly entertaining & knowledgeable and made the overall experience fantastic. We had a large group and they handle us with total grace & ease.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The French Hound cannot be beat for it's menu, pricing, wine list, etc? It is a neighborhood gem!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM