Hunter's Head Tavern

4.5
1090 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Experience our English-style Pub that serves traditional pub fare, fine dining cuisine and mouthwatering homemade desserts. Entrees and appetizers feature local farm meats (Certified Humane® and Certified Organic) as well as local produce. Our main ingredients come from farms dedicated to maintaining the health and well-being of their animals as well as the land. Domestic and imported beers are available on tap along with an excellent wine selection including local and organic choices.

Cancellation Policy: Parties of (6) or more are asked to leave a credit card on file, at time of reservation. Reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, will be subject to a 30% charge of the total estimated bill. A gift card reflecting the 30% charge will be issued to the guest at time of cancellation, and made available for pick up on a mutually agreeable date at Hunter's Head Tavern.
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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HH is one of our constant favorites 👍🏼

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LL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our go-to date night spots. The location is lovely. The food is consistently great. Don’t skip the bread! Service is always great.

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J
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and cozy. Chicken pot pie was amazing. Best side salad, seriously, the golden balsamic is sinful.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for lunch with an old friend
Who i hadnt seen in yesrs

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f
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome log cabin ambiance with a warm fireplace. Did was excellent, but a little pricey. You had to order from a challenge board menu by the bar and bring your drinks to your table. Different, but very nice!

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KC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The portions have increased over the past year or two which was a great surprise. The food was amazing. The beef stroganoff and the liver and onions were superb.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional British-style pub in the Virginia countryside always pleases with traditional pub food and other dishes, rustic log-cabin setting, professional service, and charm. The latter part of the drive from Fairfax to Upperville is beautiful. Picked this favorite to celebrate my birthday.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Staff is always welcoming.

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l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Sat at the bar at high tops. Order at the bar. Food was delivered in a timely manner. Staff was happy.

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A
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat her a lot and it’s always good. Sat upstairs for the first time tonight. Very quiet and nice.

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RS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic!! On this visit we were there to meet as a small group of out of town childhood friends who only sees each other once per year. Our dinner was at 7:30 on 12/26 and the staff (especially our server) let us stay well after the kitchen closed. They cleaned all the other rooms and allowed us extra time for our visit. Thank you - Thank you for letting us "overstay" our visit. Many restaurants would keep to the rules.....I am local and eat here fairly frequently and we've never disappointed! The food and drink quality and portions are always excellent and the service has always been very good.

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JW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I don't mind ordering at the front and then being seated--you just have to know the procedure going in. The food is excellent, and the historic building is a great setting for a pub meal.

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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go! We love it and go there often. It is one of my wife’s favorite places for us to go to on a date.

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MP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy colonial pub with great local food and drinks.

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LM
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the wood fire and the low key atmosphere. Met friends for lunch and had a wonderful time

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CS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love it here! Friendly and attentive staff and overall good vibe. Had drinks at high boys with friends and then had dinner in dining room near fireplace. Already planned our next trip back.

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JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual, historic, Great menu with vegetarian and Gluten-free options galore.
Interesting space and decorated like a Pub. Really enjoyed it.

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BV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends an I return each year for our 'Christmas' lunch. One drives from North Carolina to join us. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming, friendly. Love the English hunter ambiance. Delicious food.

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k
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice lunch spot with the girls, cozy atmosphere on a cold day.

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BP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect - we went to England last year for our 20th anniversary and this was as close as we could get this year. Food and atmosphere are just great.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter's Head Tavern is always an exceptional dining experience from the moment one enters the property until departure. The drive to Hunter's Head Tavern brings a long lasting memory of a day one hopes to have again. The surrounding countryside encourages one to let go and enjoy the magnificent view, and the gifts of tranquility. The extensive menu is creative; it offers the comfort of familiar along with the invitation to explore something new. The building provides a great venue for recreating another time and place in history. I found the servers to be welcoming as soon as we stepped into the building. All, and any, questions we asked were answered in a way to put us at ease without our feeling awkward or imposing. Our food was amazing, perfect temperature, and delivered in record time, without rushing us. The bread...simply divine; in fact, I ordered a loaf to take home. We concluded our visit well satisfied, already planning our return.

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MP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice rustic atmosphere.

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GC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and staff...just a bit pricey but worthwhile.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Cameron, our waiter, was wonderful. Water glasses were always kept full. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Food was delivered promptly and was good.

Would have preferred to be seated on main floor rather than top for a couple of reasons...
All six of us are older and not as spry as we once were.
Food orders had to be placed on main floor, requiring us to go up and down stairs more than in a restaurant where orders are taken at the table.
Was no warm ambiance in the room where we were seated.

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KF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I even been to hunters head numerous times and always have a great meal. This Past visit was a quiet night and we practically had our own dining room with a beautiful fire burning. Excellent service and wonderful food.

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always. I have never had a bad meal there.

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L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgivings dinner!

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J
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our party of four had another wonderful lunchtime experience at The Hunters Head. Good food, ambiance and and very good wait staff.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice place, the food was pricy but good, and the staff was very friendley

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed sitting in smaller room because our large group which helped the noise level, although we were noisy ourselves !
It was great that fireplace was going, added to ambiance and warmth - food was overall good not warm enough otherwise nice!
The most delicious was the infamous toffee pudding!

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v
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter's Head has been one of our favorite restaurants over the years and is always a treat for us. We have recommended your restaurant to many people and have brought out of town guests to your place because it's so special.

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UE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We have dined here a few times. Our server on this particular occasion made the lunch unpleasant. I also think that the price to value ratio is really off here. You receive below par service, average food and a relatively high price for the food and drinks. I don't find this compelling and probably won't return when just down the road there are other options.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early thanksgiving and anniversary combo dinner. Very good and enjoyed by all!

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We brought out of town guests with uss for lunch. The portions were so generous most of us had enough for a second meal. It was a fun start to the afternoon.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table for 12 upstairs dining in private room was amazing. Quiet with no loud music and a single awesome server. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
This is in historic Upperville Va in a late 1700’s home.

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a hit and worth the drive from D.C. Couple the reservation with an outing to one of the wineries, distilleries, or breweries in the area.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great spot overall - just don’t get seated in the bar area next to the door, unless you want patrons waiting to check-in backing into you as you are trying to eat.

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LG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Too loud, too crowded, there should be no bar seating as that is where patrons must stand in line to place their own order, bourbonville cabarnet was not good-had 2 sips then had to go stand in line again to order a different wine, artichoke dip was not good, grilled salmon was not good and the rice was hard- salmon tasted burnt although it did did not look burnt. My husband ordered short ribs, very fatty. The best thing about our dinners...my side of brussel sprouts and my husband's mashed potatoes. $95.30 bill for an unpleasant dining experience in an unfriendly, unwelcoming environment. Our date on Nov 10, 2018 Saturday 6:28 pm at hunters head tavern was a disappointment.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Building is charming, as is the "go to the bar to order" service style. However, the food is often bland (no seasoning in the burgers) and there can be challenges finding parking.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you like historic places and the traditional pub feel, this is a must to dine at! Brings you back in time for sure. Lived in England for 2 years and felt like I had been transported back there.

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