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The Black Hen Restaurant, Blacksburg, VA

The Black Hen Restaurant

4.6
4.6
152 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

The Black Hen Restaurant offers a metropolitan dining experience in a small college town. While there are some classic dishes that are always available, the majority of our menu changes very frequently. We value the culinary diversity the global community has to offer while still maintaining heart strings tied to the South Eastern US and Appalachian offerings that surround us. We also offer a strong wine list and an often changing craft cocktail selections.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Wed 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 951-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve Glenn

  • Neighborhood

    Blacksburg

  • Cross street

    Between N Main St. & Draper Rd NW

  • Parking details

    There are several parking options in the area including two conveniently located public parking lots. One located on the corner of Draper Rd and Roanoke St at Kent Square Parking Garage and as well as the metered parking at the Farmers Market on Draper Rd. Metered parking is free after 5pm. Visit www.downtownblacksburg.com/parking.shtml

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

House & Classics

  • Old Fashioned$12.00

    Wild Turkey 101, turbinado syrup, black walnut bitters, orange twist, cognac spiced cherry

    • Irish Coffee$10.00

      Irish whiskey, Bailey's, turbinado syrup, house coffee, whipped cream, nutmeg

      • Manhattan$14.00

        Rittenhouse Rye, Antica Formula Punt e Mes Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, orange twist, cognac spiced cherry

        • Pineapple Daiquri$12.00

          Plantation Fancy Pineapple Rum, lime juice, turbinado syrup, lime slice

          • Irish Mule$11.00

            Irish whiskey, ginger beer, lime juice, simple syrup, mint, lime slice

            • Clover Club$12.00

              Roku Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, muddled raspberries, raspberry garnish, mint

              • French Hen$12.00

                Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain, lemon juice, simple syrup, lemon twist

                • Tommy's Margarita$12.00

                  Espolon Reposado, lime juice, agave nectar, salted rim, lime slice

                  • La Paloma$12.00

                    Espolon Reposado, lime juice, grapefruit juice, agave nectar, soda water, tajin rim

                    • Ruby My Dear$11.00

                      Deep Eddy's Grapefruit Vodka, St. Germain, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, salted rim

                      On Draft

                      • Hoegaarden Belgian Wit$6.00

                        Spicy, citrusy, refreshing

                        • Von Trapp Bavarian Pilsner$6.00

                          Lightly floral, subtle bitterness, clean

                          • Troegs Mad Elf Holiday Ale$5.00

                            Cherries, chocolate, honey

                            • Stella Artois Pale Lager$6.00

                              soft, crisp, floral, well balanced

                              • Founders All Day IPA$6.00

                                Citrus, hoppy, light

                                • Left Hand Milk Stout$7.00

                                  Mocha, milk chocolate, vanilla

                                  • Graft Farm Flor Cider$6.00

                                    Dry, tart, funky

                                    • VooDoo Ranger Juicy Haze$7.00

                                      Tropical, unfiltered, bright

                                      Non-Alcoholic

                                      • Assorted Tea Blends$3.00

                                        Ask your server for more information

                                        • San Pellegrino$3.00

                                          Tangerine w/ wild strawberry essenza, sparkling orange

                                          Soft Drink

                                          $2.50

                                          • Sprite

                                            • Canada Dry Ginger Ale

                                              • Dr. Pepper

                                                • Diet Coke

                                                  • Coca Cola

                                                    Maharajah Coffee

                                                    • House Cup Medium Roast ~ Rwanda$3.00

                                                      Bourbon, mixed fruit, caramel, nutmeg finish

                                                      • French Press Dark Roast ~ Sumatra$5.00

                                                        Full bodied, earthy, exotic

                                                        • French Press Light Roast ~ Bolivia$5.00

                                                          Light bodied, fresh, bright

                                                          Last updated: March 22, 2022

                                                          What 152 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                          4.6
                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.6Food
                                                          • 4.8Service
                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                          • 4.4Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                          1. PP

                                                            PamP

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Wonderful meal. Great service. Went graduation weekend. Hope to come back someday.

                                                          2. MJ

                                                            MJLR

                                                            Richmond

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            Food was delicious but a bit pricey.

                                                          3. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Richmond

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Graduation Dinner

                                                          4. DM

                                                            DavidM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great place to eat supper before a show at the Moss Theater.

                                                          5. DC

                                                            DebC

                                                            Charleston

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Great food and excellent service from Hannah last night at the Black Hen!

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                            overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                            Food was great, but we ate as fast as possible and we were there for over 2 hours still

                                                          7. C

                                                            Christina

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The Black Hen was excellent. The pork was tender and the bacon sweet potato hash was delicious. I'll definitely be back.

                                                          8. KW

                                                            KelliW

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                            Nice dinner on Easter. Limited menu but good service.

                                                          9. MG

                                                            MaryG

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Beautiful brunch on a beautiful Easter Sunday with our VT son.! Our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. Our party of 3 had the Pork Belly, French Toast and Chicken and Waffles. My mouth is watering just thinking about the Chicken and Waffles!! I loved the intimacy of the restaurant, not over crowded or loud. Just the right amount of hum. We will DEFINITELY be going back to The Black Hen!

                                                          10. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was amazing! Service was great! I would eat here again.

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Charlotte

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Ate dinner while visiting Blacksburg to tour Virginia Tech. If our daughter goes to VT we’d definitely go back!

                                                          12. e

                                                            etphonehome

                                                            Richmond

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Fabulous attention to detail in the presentation of each dish. the sourcing of local products was visible on the menu and on the plate. the wine list was not extensive but was fairly priced and the choices were complimentary of the menu. the staff was knowledgeable and attentive. this will be on our regular rotation of fine dining in Blacksburg!!

                                                          13. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Visiting Virginia Tech with my daughter.

                                                          14. JC

                                                            JCK1954

                                                            Yosemite

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food and service and ambience. We had a great time.

                                                          15. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Richmond

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            Birthday dinner. The noise level was high as all the surfaces are hard and the space is fairly small. The food was excellent except that our son ordered his filet medium and it came out well done. The server offered to bring him another but then he would have been eating after we had finished, and he said it tasted good even though it was not prepared as he had asked.

                                                          16. LA

                                                            LAndCT

                                                            New York Area

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Wonderful, complex, innovative food. Friendly, helpful, attentive service. We would absolutely recommend The Black Hen for a dinner treat or a very special occasion. Dined outside so rating of loud noise level relates to earlier experiences inside.

                                                          17. A

                                                            Alllll

                                                            Chicago

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            Excellent food, but for the small size of the restaurant, I thought the food wouldn't take as long as it did

                                                          18. z

                                                            zalsld

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Wonderful staff and food. It was crowded but more so because of the layout of the building.

                                                          19. g

                                                            gregoryd

                                                            New York Area

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            20 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Second time here, did not disappoint the food was wonderful and the service exceptional. Zoe took care of us and what a great job.

                                                          20. MS

                                                            MandyS

                                                            Detroit

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Delicious cocktails! Staff was great and food was wonderful.

                                                          21. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Richmond

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great varieties and service- finest dining in Blacksburg

                                                          22. AC

                                                            ACrystalRose

                                                            Western NC

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent food, service and atmosphere! So glad we tried this restaurant. We will definitely be back.

                                                          23. B

                                                            joyceB

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                            My husband told the server multiple times that he cannot have gluten and to make sure everything he ordered could be made without gluten. The sauce with the beef filet plate must have had flour because he was very sick all night. Restaurants, please train your staff. Gluten intolerance is serious. We are hesitant to go back to this restaurant.

                                                          24. EB

                                                            ElizabethB

                                                            Richmond

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was amazing. Service was great. We had a great St. Paddy’s day! Thank you!

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Louisville

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Very good presentation and great flavor. Wonderful place to eat.

                                                          26. H

                                                            Hilary

                                                            Atlanta

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing food! Had family in from out of town who said it was some of the best food they’ve had anywhere!

                                                          27. TF

                                                            TalarF

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We visited for the first time while visiting VTech for a tour. We were greeted by a very friendly young lady by the name of Hannah. She was the only hostess and server working there on a Wednesday evening. She was FANTASTIC! She was able to manage the entire restaurant on her own and still maintain a smile! The food was fantastic. We have several allergies. Hannah was knowledgeable, the chef obviously was as well. We are able to dine without any issues. I wish the menu had more variety. Especially for gluten allergies. We did man have with what was on the menu. They even had GF crackers. Thank you Hannah and The Black Hen! Would definitely visit again when in the area

                                                          28. JP

                                                            JanaP

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                            Shocked to see the prices on the menu. The food can be very good but when most entres are 45$ you better serve excellent food and sadly this doesn’t hit the mark.

                                                          29. TB

                                                            TheBigGuy

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Great little spot…speciality drinks are on point. Zoe our server was super cool and on top of it at all times.

                                                          30. HA

                                                            HeatherA

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Every dish surprises and amazes what can be done with food. The show stealer was the oysters - the first of their kind in VA and just delicious! If you are looking for amazing food, great drinks with wonderful service, get to the Black Hen and Blue Bar!

                                                          31. DR

                                                            DaltonR

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food was great. the staff was kind and helpful. Our waitress was so nice and helpful. My partner and I had a fabulous time.

                                                          32. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                            overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                            Had a salad for starter and a chicken dish for dinner and both were excellent BUT it was very pricey and they were out of several times on the menu :( The ambiance was quite nice :)

                                                          33. MB

                                                            MarianB

                                                            Richmond

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                            Delicious meal! We enjoyed a the cheese plate, salads, trout, lamb shank, and desserts.

                                                          34. MC

                                                            MattC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delicious and pleasant staff! We will definitely be back!

                                                          35. BR

                                                            BRITTANYO

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            The food and beverages were delicious! The eggnog creme brulee and decaf coffee rounded off the whole experience nicely. My only critique is drinks were served at staggered times but otherwise the service was excellent!

                                                          36. C

                                                            Cynthia

                                                            Denver

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            7 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Excellent food and service. One thing we notice every time we dine at The Black Hen is how LOUD it is. there is no noise dampening. I know that it might not be the aesthetic, but hanging up some tapestries on the walls might go a long way to making it a more pleasant dining environment. Also, the small round tables in the middle need to be replaced. They had obviously been painted, and the paint was flaking and the entirety of the table was sticky to the touch from the repainted surfaces... or at least that's what I'm telling myself. The stickiness was the paint. Fine dining should feel like fine dining, so for the price and food quality, don't let silly small things bring down the experience.

                                                          37. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Richmond

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food was exceptional! A quaint and cozy atmosphere, we had a great time!

                                                          38. EW

                                                            ElizabethW

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            The food was wonderful as always. The service was professional and prompt. It was pretty loud that evening, which is not as nice, but I'm also not used to noise anymore! I'll have to get used to it! The drinks and wines are great.

                                                          39. S

                                                            Scott

                                                            Richmond

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                            The Black Hen is ALWAYS great. The service, food, drinks are all first rate. I gave the food 4 rather than 5 stars because three of the seven entrees were heavy braised meats (pork shank, lamb shank, short ribs). We had the pork and lamb shanks, flavorful and prepared well with flavorful and complementary sides but there could have been a little more variety.

                                                          40. H

                                                            Hanoverian

                                                            Richmond

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            33 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                            Service is outstanding. The food is OK but not superb enough to justify the high prices. The lamb loin was cooked to perfection, but it was salty. The salmon was very good. The bread served before the meal was just average. Prices were too high for this level of average food.

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                          • Physical distancing

                                                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                          • Screening

                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                            • Staff temperature check required
                                                            • Contact tracing information collected

                                                          FAQs

                                                          The Black Hen Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 951-3000.

                                                          The Black Hen Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

                                                          The Black Hen Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Google Map for The Black Hen Restaurant

                                                          126 Jackson St Blacksburg, VA 24060

                                                          Dining areas

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Between N Main St. & Draper Rd NW

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Blacksburg

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Dinner
                                                            Wed 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
                                                            Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Fine Dining

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Smart Casual

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            There are several parking options in the area including two conveniently located public parking lots. One located on the corner of Draper Rd and Roanoke St at Kent Square Parking Garage and as well as the metered parking at the Farmers Market on Draper Rd. Metered parking is free after 5pm. Visit www.downtownblacksburg.com/parking.shtml

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Steve Glenn

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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