Hunter's Head Tavern

4.5
1108 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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WW
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today, we tried the vegetarian lasagna and it was spectacular. It was served with the pub greens, which is always great (I wish I had their dressing recipe) and the hit bread - YUM!
Service was fast and professional.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Guinness Beef Stew and Bangers and Mash were wonderful.

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B
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always nice for a trip out from Reston, our meals were exactly as ordered & served by friendly, efficient staff. The bangers and mash and the bread are amazing!

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JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Very friendly, cozy restaurant.

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LL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Really wanted to like this place, cause its kinda local for us. Went there for their special Valentines Day meal, a prix fixe 3-course affair. Greeted and seated fine. Its a cute place in a very old building. Very colonial. Out of the special draft beer first on the menu. Opted for cocktails. Took an inordinately long time to bring those given how small the place is and the number of people in the place. Hated the Manhattan. Loved the Raspberry Sparkler. The appetizer was a baked brie for two which was good. We both opted for the steak main, and there was a problem. Both were exceedingly rare, tough to cut, impossible to chew. Sent them back to be cooked some more. Came back out and were'nt too bad. Not great, but edible. the sides of collards or mustard greens and mashed potatoes were meh. Dessert chocolate fondue not bad. Overall it just wasnt really a good dining experience. The place isnt up to special occasion standards. Maybe a weeknight slopchute type meal, but not a weekend or special occasion.

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J
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been wanting to try it for years so glad we did. Loved the entire experience and we will be back. Thank you

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really special local place. Staff is wonderful, especially bartenders Dylan and Brittany. I love the superfood salad, the burgers, steaks and chicken pot pie. Most of the meats are locally raised by owner, Sandy.

If you subscribe to the adage, go to the truck stop with all the trucks, this restaurant is one loved and attended by the community.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter’s Head is a wonderful establishment!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is always good but a little over priced. Atmosphere is nice and our waitress was awesome.

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Always have to have a Peach Lambic when at the Hunter's Head.

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice cuisine in a delightful log-cabin setting.

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BD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Swedish meatballs were great -- very hot and tasty. The server graciously provided a second helping of bread, which was instrumental in allowing me to soak up the delicious sauce.

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c
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Very nice attentive staff.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great a service and food!

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b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere of a countryside British pub. Food is better than what one might expect, service good and friendly. Overall good experience...try it, you'll like it!

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PJ
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

English pub style, I found ordering off of a blackboard to be unfamiliar to my Virginia ways. We were told where to sit and the food would follow. Within 10 minutes we had our chicken pot pie, chicken salad wrap, and my quiche and salad. My quiche was colder than I would have liked but I appreciated the taste of cheese. The salad was fresh and simple. Within a 1/2 hour we had ordered, seated and served and eaten. It was the fastest lunch for a Saturday out on the town I have had in years. The room we ate in was cozy and overall found the ambiance to be historical. I would like to go back for a Sunday brunch and see if I feel the same way.

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had driven past this restaurant several times. My fraternity brother and his wife had gone there many years ago and liked it, so they suggested that we meet them for lunch on Saturday. The atmosphere was great, as was the food and microbrew beer (on tap). We plan to do it again!

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NG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service and very accomodating. Thank you! This was my wife's 70th birthday celebration and we had the upstairs room with two little ones running around! Thank God for our own room! Experience was very much appreciated!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
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
24 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
81 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
7 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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