The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.7
2708 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
With a culinary team dedicated to sourcing and preparing fresh ingredients from Virginia’s Piedmont region and bountiful South, we are proud to present dishes that combine time-honored cooking techniques with alluring seasonality.

All fine food deserves to be accompanied by a perfectly suited refreshment. We showcase a vast selection of local beverages that pay homage to our extraordinary location afoot the rolling hills of Virginia’s wine country.

From intimate dinners in The Tavern to casual gatherings in The Night Fox Pub, each culinary experience is paired with a unique atmosphere and polished attendance prevails from beginning to end.
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Experiences

  • Winter Tasting Experience

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 22 - Mar 31, 2021

    Our Culinary Team has crafted a Four Course Winter Tasting Experience with optional Virginia wine pairings for you to dine safely and in style! We hope you will join us this season on our heated and spacious Tented Garden Terrace or select Standard Seating for limited indoor dining.
  • Small Plates

    Feb 22 - Mar 31, 2021

    Small Plates, our a la carte menu, is available Monday – Thursday, offering a more quick & casual dining experience. The menu includes specialty cocktails, cheese & charcuterie, oysters, sides & more. Limited seating available.

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 2708 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipMelinDel
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fixed price dinner. The seasonal winter menu with wine pairing was AMAZING! Superb evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s just say that our tummies were really really happy walking out of this place. Michelin worthy for sure.

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vipEyesbblue
London
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A meal at the Inn is a fabulous experience. If can sit near a fireplace. The wait staff is excellent and the food is fantasticf.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Fox Tavern was absolutely delicious! The food was incredible and the ambiance was delightful. It was a little pricey but worth it!

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viptifz
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner! Cool to eat in such an established building! It's the oldest longest running restaurant/bar in the US! Tasting menu was outstanding! Such a unique mix of flavors and ingredients!! Can't wait to visit again!

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LoriH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a lovely, relaxed evening of fine food! The duck was delicious!

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cozy, yet elegant atmosphere. Food was divine and ingredient were fresh, innovate and delicious. It is on the expensive side but worth it for a night out with close friends or a loved one!

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vipScottF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Dined for 50th birthday. We were outside on the tented patio. Heaters weren’t working very well and unfortunately was uncomfortably cold. Ended up taking desserts to go as a result. Food was good - would suggest adding a filet for picky eaters who don’t want things like quail, duck, or rabbit.

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vipmartin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Thie Red Fox Inn is a charming restaurant. I have gone a few times. The food can vary, however, even though the menu doesn't change for months. Lambwas good one time, a little tough another. The oysters rockefeller were delicious one time, mushy another. Servive is usually quite good but can disappear for a while sometimes. Overall, I like it but it can do a little better on consistency.

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vipCathy
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful

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Caro86
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did their 4 Course menu and was very impressed with every plate!

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KatherineK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed the Valentine's dinner. We sat out in the tent on the patio. It was plenty warm enough to take off coats. The lighting was pretty. I felt comfortably spaced apart from others. The food was delicious especially the quail first course and the bread pudding dessert. Also loved my cocktail and wine. Attentive friendly service. Expensive, but a great place for a special occasion dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the valentines tasting and it was amazing. Drone start to finish everything was top notch. It was a great evening

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vipCozyDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. It was very delicious and leisurely, and we enjoyed all the food choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Outstanding oysters rockefeller.
Decent lobster bisque.
The main course (surf and turf) was a let down.
Dessert was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentines- Food was really good- especially the Lobster Bisque. Only downside to review is the VA wine pairing for taste size glasses, not worth the price, I recommend a bottle purchase.

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vipLisaB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic nearly vegan meal. My main course was fully vegan - a wonderful stuffed portabella mushroom - stuffed with a nut and grain mixture - along with pureed squash, and garlicky kale on the side. Fantastic meal!

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KWright
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We were celebrating my Birthday. We informed the restaurant at the time of making reservations and we also informed them when they called to confirm our reservations. Nothing special was provided...no piece of cake with candles...nothing. First time I have ever celebrated my birthday without a piece of cake and candles. Very sad, especially considering the cost of the meal.

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ray61962
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! Will definitely come again!

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JillL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance! Fantastic food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipLara
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was delicious. The table nearest us made our dining experience less enjoyable. They were taking flash photos of their food and did not have their phones on silent, so we were treated to the constant dinging from incoming texts.

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BrianN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible. Atmosphere was perfect. The best part of the experience was our Server.... humorous and professional. Great night and we will be back soon.

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FoodDude
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the $195 tasting menu, so our ecpectations were high. The restaurant delivered. The venison was the tenderest, tastiest ever. The crab-stuffed lobster tail was perfectly done. Only disappointment was the duck leg confit, which was gristly and dry. Service was dead-on.

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horseshowmom
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance and absolutely delicious dinner!! We had an incredible night a the Red Fox celebrating Valentine’s Day and also two birthdays!! Looking forward to coming back this summer! Highly recommend this restaurant and absolutely loved the special Valentine’s tasting menu!!

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vipgathomas27
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner in the heart of downtown Middleburg.

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BruceJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal in a warm, welcoming, beautiful environment presented by a wonderful and attentive staff. Plan on relaxing the best part of an evening over the meal; and, my recommendation is to finish dinner only to go to your just as wonderful and picturesque room in the inn.
Everyone was wonderful and helpful. Highly recommend both the Tavern and the Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MasonH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As my "star review" - everything about this place could not have been better. We ordered from the 4-course tasting menu. Food was creative and delicious. Wine pairings were on the spot. Beautiful ambiance, uncrowded tables, fireplace. Attentive service without hanging over us. Yes; the tab was substantial but in terms of this world-class atmosphere, service and meal with wine, it was completely justified.

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ChristinaA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to The Red Fox Inn and Tavern. The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful. With the new set price 4 course meal, it can get very pricey going out to dinner. Be ready to spend at least $250 or more for a dinner for two.

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vipLoriU
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! Food was AMAZING! Nice setting. We did the tasting experience... Will be back!

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welovetoeat
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple, both couples celebrating anniversaries. Dinner was delicious and the service was great. We are looking forward to the next time we can dine out there. Kyle was our server. He was very attentive yet knew when to give us our space. He did a great job!

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BiancaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience for our first visit . From the food , to our perfect spot by the fire we couldn’t be happier - and will certainly be back! Our server Mason was phenomenal , helpful and gave great recommendations on drinks and appetizers. I’m only attaching a few - the Wagu 18oz steak (no shown) melted in your mouth !

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Fxbg
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, the experience was outstanding. Food was great, no complaints. Noise level was low. Service was outstanding. My wife and I had the filet mignon, cooked exactly as requested. Loaded baked potato was okay, nothing special. Our companions had the duck and the rockfish, which they loved. Desserts were good, especially the chocolate pear bread pudding.

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vipJMKtravelsalot
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience doing an over night at the Red Fox Inn and eating the 4 course winter meal. I felt very safe dining inside as they did very limited seating inside and all staff were masked and very responsible about safe service. The food was excellent and the portion sizes were generous coupled with the affordable cost per person. The cornbread stuffed quail was a perfect starter. I did the beef and the hubs did the duck. Both perfectly prepared. Service was excellent and they timed service with pacing of our wine drinking as we decided to up buy and do half bottles of all Virginia wines paired with each course. Several wine gems were the Linden Chardonnay and the RvB Cabernet. Keep small businesses alive and book in for date night!

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Service was phenomenal. Had an absolutely fantastic experience.

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LifeIsShort
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its our second time here. An easy drive from the city

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal. Every single course was better than the last. Can’t wait to go back!

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You can order delivery directly from The Red Fox Inn & Tavern using the Order Online button. The Red Fox Inn & Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 687-6301.

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 2708 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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