The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.7
2783 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Our Culinary Team is dedicated to sourcing and preparing fresh ingredients from Virginia’s Piedmont region and bountiful South. Our Four Course Dinner Experience features unique game and seafood dishes that combine time-honored cooking techniques with alluring seasonality. In addition to our optional Virginia and Old World wine pairings, we showcase a vast selection of local beverages that pay homage to our extraordinary location afoot the rolling hills of Virginia’s wine country as well an extensive list of national and international favorites.

From intimate dinners in The Tavern to al fresco evenings on the tented Garden Terrace, each culinary experience is paired with a unique atmosphere and polished attendance prevails from beginning to end.
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  • Seasonal Four Course Dinner Experience

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our Culinary Team is dedicated to sourcing and preparing fresh ingredients from Virginia’s Piedmont region and bountiful South. Our Four Course Dinner Experience features unique game and seafood dishes that combine time-honored cooking techniques with alluring seasonality. In addition to our optional Virginia and Old World wine pairings, we showcase a vast selection of local beverages that pay homage to our extraordinary location afoot the rolling hills of Virginia’s wine country as well an extensive list of national and international favorites. From intimate dinners in The Tavern to al fresco evenings on the tented Garden Terrace, each culinary experience is paired with a unique atmosphere and polished attendance prevails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2783 people are saying
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vipPamelaF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Although as others have said it is a lot of food for a tasting menu. 4 full size+ servings.
Old world wine pairing was good. A bit expensive for the wines they served. But all in all, a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It is amazing how the rudeness and loudness people at other tables can spoil a good experience. The food was nicely presented and prepared. Our server Mason was excellent. We feel based on the quality of food that a two course option would’ve been better for us. It was definitely not worth the price. We took the desserts with us and they are amazing.

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GARYG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fantastic!! The hospitality was warm and welcoming.

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vipElToro
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is a lovely Virginia Hunt Country venue, staff is attentive and welcoming, and the building itself is very historic. The food, sadly, didn’t measure up to the surroundings or the wait staff. It was good, and would have made for a standout banquet at a very large event like a wedding or a convention. But I expected higher quality for this price. The bar drink was watery, and the duck skin was soft and flabby rather than crisp. The bison steak was good, but again not especially noteworthy and not at all worth the up charge. Two standouts were the homemade cornbread, which was made with orange zest, and the duck wings (which were an add on).

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vipFrederickZ
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four course dinner was delightful and the service (thank you Kyle) was outstanding. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating and friendly staff as well as delicious food and drinks.

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vip55th
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening on the terrace. Great food, attentive service, and a nice candle for the birthday cake. Great job.

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viplanierprincess
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Four Course Dinner at the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. What a menu each course had great options with wonderful combinations of ingredients. Our first course we had the Salmon Cakes and Beef Wontons. Second course Field green salad and Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata. Third course Pistachio Crusted Salmon and the Caramelized Sea Scallops and final course Smore tart and Key Lime Cheesecake. We also added the Fried Artichokes that came with a chimichurri aioli. Server and runners were very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. Only negative was the room was a little warm even with a standing fan near by. Definitely a dining experience .

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way overpriced for what you get! We have been to many restaurants that offer chef’s tasting menus and this was the most disappointing by far. We each got different things off the menu so we were able to try eight different things and most were just average. We did order the crispy duck wings that were in addition to the menu and those were the best of the evening. We had both wine pairings as well, and while the wine was fine the pours were a little stingy. For spending over $500 for the tasting menu and wine pairings, I would say spend your money elsewhere, but if you want to pop-in for the duck wings that’s worth it!

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JennyK
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Inn is absolutely lovely, the bar is charming, and the restaurant good. It was perfectly fine, but did not live up to the reviews or hype. I did not find the quality of the meal to aligned with the price. I would absolutely recommend the Inn but suggest alternate dinner plans. Enjoy!

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MichaelM
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner. Food was outstanding, service attentive. Great place for a special occasion.

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PhilippeB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place and location but the dinner experience was below our expectations: the plates were too large and rich for a 4 course menu; the fans outside on the terrace were loud and ruined the atmosphere; no red wine from Virginia served with the 3rd course; service was fine

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vipAprillT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never disappoints. Great food and great service.

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EricW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner and time catching up with friends. Mason our server was outstanding!!!!!!

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WilliamM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food spot on can’t wait to return

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chiph
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely incredible dining experience! Everthing was amazing!

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vipluv2dine
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with delectable food, perfect atmosphere and terrific service, a lovely lovely evening.

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AnnH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, all 4 of us enjoyed every course. Service was prompt, knowledgeable and fun. Wine pairings were spot on. Lovely dinner, can’t wait to return.

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vipCourtney
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Experience was OK. $750 for four people including tips, two cocktails, and two extra appetizers (eggs + crab croquettes). For this price, we expected to be wowed. Unfortunately, nothing out of the ordinary here.

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JayM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sarah
Was absolutely outstanding
Attentive and Caring

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing menu! We wanted everything on the seasonal 4-course menu and loved everything we tried. Paying a lot for a meal can sometimes be really disappointing - not here.

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BenjaminN
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We’ve been here many times before.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!!

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SpeckPup
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 4 course dinner with attentive service! Lovely patio setting.

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NathanK
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent! I've in restaurants almost all my life, and i can honestly say the whole experience was fantastic! The service, the food, and the ambiance were all wonderful.

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BenE
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and rest of staff were very attentive to our request with several values recommendations.

Food was very flavorful and portions were sizable.

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vipStuartH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

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LoveToTravel
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice, but the only option was a 4 course dinner. Good, but not worth the money.

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johnr
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best dining experiecedwe have ever had. especially the quality of all 4 courses.

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ChadR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Steak and cocktails were amazing. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipBethie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the four course meal which was delicious. The shrimps and grits was yummy. All courses were great. Our service was pleasant and the food came out leisurely but timely. Would definitely go back. The meal was a bit pricey so suitable for special occasion.

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vipKristinM
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myles was amazing!! The entire experience was fantastic!! The food was yummy and the service was phenomenal! Everything exceeded our expectations!! Thank you!!

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vipCherieP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious but the only option is pre fixed four course
I don’t eat dessert at all and more than two courses is too much for me. I could only eat half my main course after the first two lovely courses. Just wish there were a la carte options.

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Winefriends
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience. There was a wedding which slowed down the kitchen some, but the staff made us aware. It was worth the wait as the main courses were excellent. My wife enjoyed the Duck and I had the Scallops. The only thing I would have done different skip the wine pairing and enjoy with a hand selected bottle of wine instead.

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MaraR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great night celebrating our 30th anniversary at The Red Fox!! Perfect location and the food was delicious!

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
Responded on June 26, 2021

Happy (belated) Anniversary! We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Please join us again soon. Hopefully before your next anniversary!

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TharwatA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, tasty food but Boston salad was very small( five bites) and cornbread was good but small size with limited serving ( 2nd request gave us two). Isn’t worth $125 per person + taxes + tips, estimated value at $70 per person.

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
Responded on June 26, 2021

Hello TharwatA! I'm so glad that you received excellent service during your dinner. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Debbob
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 course meal was exceptional from the first course to the last! Our waiter was wonderful!

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
Responded on June 26, 2021

Thank you Debbob! I appreciate your kind words! We are looking forward to your next visit.

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KimC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We not only had a fabulous dinner but an excellent dining experience in the historic Inn. We started off with delightful ‘Foxtails’ as we perused the menu, then opted for the four course seasonal dinner. Our server, Andrew, was attentive and on target as he brought out the multiple courses- shrimp and grits, burrata and beet salad, salmon cake , sweet corn bisque, carmelized sea scallops and EXQUISITE rabbit. He answered our questions and was so gracious and genuine. We followed dinner with a flourless chocolate torte and a key lime custard. Every dish was not only flavorful but lovely in its presentation. A perfect evening to end the perfect day as we celebrated her birthday. If I had to find anything I was not pleased with it would be the corn muffins served in lieu of bread- way too sweet.

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
Responded on June 26, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience. I am so glad to hear that Andrew was a great server, although I am not surprised. The Rabbit truly is amazing and so unique... you won't find anything like it in the area. Please join us again soon!

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Robert
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food, outstanding service. We had a very nice anniversary dinner at the Red Fox. Will go back again!

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GreatFoodAndService
Washington DC
1 review