The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.7
2794 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 2794 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BenjaminN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
8 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
10 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
7 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
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit on the expensive side for the Inn's four course meal and individual drinks, but everything was superb. Highly recommended for a special dinner night out.

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cindyg
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing amazing amazing. the best meal i’ve had in a long time. the waitress was so nice and helpful. i will definitely go back. and do not be put off by the 4 course dinner requirement. i don’t eat big meals. all the portions were just right

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Guillaume
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Congratulations. Food is very elegant and balanced. It is a little expensive but best restaurant i know in the area so far.

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BRunk
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the four course tasting menu, with the Old World wine pairing. Food choices were excellent, and the pairings superb.

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vipRHasty
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit when I travel to northern Virginia. It has always rewarded my drive with an excellent dining experience and a sense of history. I highly recommend it.

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Jewelrylady
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely garden dinning. Service was attentive. The drinks were an interesting gin and cucumber , refreshing. My husband ordered the famous duck and enjoyed the fresh vegetables. I had the trout and thought it well seasoned. Biscuits were delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Overpriced and very poor quality food

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JustinH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Will be back again!

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DavidB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. Excellent and unique choices four all four courses. Outdoors too chilly, but nice and cozy upstairs. Will definitely consider for future special occasions.

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EveyB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. The historical background makes the experience the much more rich. The wait staff was excellent.

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Iryshe
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but you are definitely paying for the pleasure of eating in Virginia's oldest restaurant. A great choice for a special occasion.

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Brooke
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little restaurant, excellent food, excellent service.

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AgnesT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Red Fox Inn never disappoints. Food was delicious, service was excellent and the outdoor sitting on a beautiful May evening was comfortable and spacious. My favorite restaurant in this área. Just wish they’ll bring back the crab cakes!

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JocelynB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Drinks were tasty. Quaint atmosphere. Located in a boutique area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived and decided to do the 4 Course Meal. It did NOT disappoint!! The portions were larger than expected. It was a heavy meal (potatoes and meat kind of place- not the portions you expect on a normal tasting menu). One critique is the use of blackberry Pinot sauce on the duck- too much for my liking. The roasted strawberry bread pudding was the best bread pudding I’ve had.

The price tag was reasonable given the experience- bottled water included. We sat outside, the tent and hanging gave off a wedding guest vibe.

Overall: excellent location if you are looking for a special occasion dinner!

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LauraM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The seasonal 4 course meal was wonderful. We were offered bread and the orange cranberry cornbread was flavorful. We had the beef wontons for an appetizer. Then the carrot bisque soup for me. It was great and served at the perfect temperature. I had the scallops and was allowed to substitute the crispy Brussels sprouts for the risotto. Everything was scrumptious. My husband had a steak which was cooked exactly as requested. We ended the meal with the key lime custard and the strawberry risotto bread pudding both of which were delicious.

The chef has a deft hand with seasoning. Just the right amount of salt in all dishes. In the Brussels sprouts was pork lardor which was cooked to perfection. Nothing was bland, which can sometimes happen.
Tara’s service was great. The meal was evenly paced and she was quite gracious and warm.

The only con was the restaurants failure to recognize our 40th wedding anniversary. I included this information in the reservation but nothing was ever said about it, although couples were being recognized all around us for a 1 year anniversary and a 24 year anniversary. Not sure what happened but it put a little damper on what otherwise would have been a very special evening.

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TonyC
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. miles was very attentive and made our experience memorable. Must try the shrimp and grits.

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mactina
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service and staff overall could not have been better. Charming and cozy dining room. The outdoor areas also looked very nice when we walked through on our way in. The food is where what could have been an awesome experience fell well below our expectations. The first and second courses were very good. The main course and desert courses were very average at best. For the cost, I would choose to go elsewhere in the future.

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JoshD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The 4 course meal was all done perfectly with great flavor. Will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at The Red Fox Inn. Loved the history, the building, the service, the food, not so much the bill but I’m cheap lol It was a very nice experience, would definitely recommend it!

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24dining
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service are excellent however the price is not justified by the menu and ambiance. Better values and meals can be experienced in the area.

JR
JohnR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food … ambiance only held back by ongoing government COVID-19 restrictions.

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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 2794 OpenTable diners.

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