The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.8
2604 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Special menus

  • Autumn Tasting Experience

     $125.00 per person
    Oct 15 - Nov 2, 2020
    Our Culinary Team has crafted a Four Course Autumn Tasting Experience with optional Virginia wine pairings to welcome you back safely and in style. We hope you will join us al fresco on our secluded and spacious Tented Garden Terrace this fall!
  • Autumn Tasting Experience

     $125.00 per person
    Nov 2 - Nov 29, 2020
    Our Culinary Team has crafted a Four Course Autumn Tasting Experience with optional Virginia wine pairings to welcome you safely and in style! We hope you will join us this fall al fresco on our secluded and spacious Tented Garden Terrace or select Standard seating for limited indoor dining.
What 2604 people are saying
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vipDustinD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service - it is pricey, but the food is excellent. Nice atmosphere even with COVID precautions. Felt safe and spread out from other patrons. Definitely recommended for special occasions!

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vipColShag
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with the Autumn tasting menu. Fabulous. Incredible service and the menu was well-balanced and flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so professional , food was exquisite!

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EricaG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and cocktails. Felt very safe with COVID measures.

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vipNathanielP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special evening for my significant other's 30th birthday! Will remember it for years to come!

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MonicaL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful! We can’t wait to go back!

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Sherri
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at the Red Fox and we enjoyed our meal very much. The service was great and the outdoor dining was climate controlled. We will definitely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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TwofoodiesfromVA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Despite dining during COVID, the patio surrounded by tent was lovely and we felt adequately spaced from other tables. The service was excellent and the food was as well.

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Haley
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Best dining experience I’ve had in covid times.

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amkfi
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner that was tastefully prepared and presented and left a rich and earthy feeling to satisfy the palate —- exceeding my expectations

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Fungi
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While a tad expensive, the food quality and portions did not disappoint. The outdoor dining set up top notch with plenty of social distancing between tables. The service was outstanding as our waitress was supported by multiple assistants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was DELICIOUS and the service was wonderful!

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neilW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great! Definitely going back.

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vipRedbanana
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and wonderful service. It’s a nice atmosphere they have set up in the garden but it feels almost too casual. The meal and service was wonderful though! Delicious.

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StephanieM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server, she made the birthday celebration very special. The food was amazing, expensive but amazing. Even though we had to be outside, it was a very comfortable temperature under the tent with a nice breeze. I was never too cold or too hot. Thank you for an awesome experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fall four course meal was superb - especially the butternut squash won tons! They were probably the best thing I have ever tasted! Service was fantastic, and I appreciate the server and chef letting me substitute a few wines from the wine pairing menu since I prefer white wine to red. Appreciate their flexibility on that! Kudos all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality, quantity and flavor was outstanding. Service was perfect. Great social distancing between tables and hardly any noise, quite music in the background.

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vipItalophile
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I had eaten outdoors under the tent with the prefix menu and it was elegant, beautiful, comfortably warm (earlier in the season) , and the food and service really great. I preface this review with that sentence because I liked it so much I convinced good friends to have their wedding anniversary dinner there in early October after I was informed following multiple calls that they would still be out under the tent “with heaters”.
According to my friend’s reports, the meal and services were great, but they “froze” because the heater failed immediately after they were seated and no viable alternative could be found. So the romantic anniversary dinner wasn’t so romantic!!
My beef with the place is they offered no complimentary dessert or drink to them for the inconvenience, something which I would have expected at a minimum. Costs nothing really and would have prevented this review .
Heaters don’t work all the time in many places, but there is usually another available (which is perhaps poor planning on their part.). Even a follow up call to the restaurant and email to follow yielded little satisfaction beyond “we are sorry”
Still great place to eat, just not while it’s cold!

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mrdesign28
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Surprised that it was a fixed multi course meal with only limited selections for each course. One should check to know what courses are being offered. None were of specific interest to my wife nor myself. Staff/service was only fair but did not appear to be super knowledgeable. Twice during our meal dishes were dropped.
Setting outdoors under a tent was very nice.
It was one of only a restaurants that is open on Mondays.

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facetree
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere in the large tent.

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vipJfab
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious prix fixe menu!
Very COVID safe feeling. Tented back patio. Spaced out tables. Servers masked.

Will definitely return for a special occasion!

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vipChristieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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NOVAdiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great 38Th anniversary dinner at the Red Fox Inn. We have been there several times but hadn’t been out to eat at a restaurant since the start of the pandemic in March and were looking for a restaurant that truly had the safety of it’s guests in mind as well as delivering a great dining experience. The Red Fox came through in all these aspects for us. The dining room is now situated on their outdoor patio under a huge airy tent and tables are spaced well apart. The patio still delivered all the historic ambiance of the indoor dining room except for the large fireplace and wooden beams but perfect for a early fall evening. We had a four course Fall tasting menu with many appetizing choices. It was pricey but well worth it for a special dinner. Everything was delicious and I especially loved the butternut squash wontons for an appetizer. We had great service as always at the Red Fox. We look forward to coming back even during the pandemic as we feel they are really doing their best to continue providing an unparalleled dining experience during challenging times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The four course tasting menu and wine pairings were delicious! Our server, Mason, was knowledgeable, personable and timely. We celebrated our 50th birthdays in style!

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Kimberly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. If they are going to continue to have the tent, they will need heaters--it was a bit chilly once the sun went down.

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Kristin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with fantastic service. Highly recommend!

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MikeV
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four course tasting menu was wonderful and the Virginia wine pairing was a great value.

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vipJudyR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very lovely experience
Local wine pairings were just ok
Unusually chilly night...heaters would be nice

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here every time we visit middleburg! Delicious food. Pretty pricey, but worth every penny!

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moniqueg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Summer tasting menu while in Middleburg. Exactly as advertised. Good food great service social distancing approved

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stevieh
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We came for the summer samplee four course menu, of which each course was simply fine. Not superb, not better than any version of each item we've had elsewhere, just fine. The tent space was lovely and quiet, and the wait staff was very friendly and attentive, but again, the food didn't measure up to the price or reservations required, etc. We've also heard good things about their casual dining, which is closed for covid (except takeout); perhaps that is where they shine.

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vipJRM44
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great attention paid to social distancing and proper practices for pandemic times. The 4-course menu offered choices, and the chef combined solid cooking and good ingredients with some interesting twists. Our waiter was excellent, friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The tented patio was a pleasant setting for a birthday meal, quiet enough for conversation but still an upbeat atmosphere.

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AnaB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome. Food came out timely and not rushed. Wine pairings excellent. Setting wonderful.
Miss the Peanut Soup!

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RickL55
Munich
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Inn has adapted to Covid restrictions with outdoor tent dining on the patio. Meal was excellent, staff very attentive and the atmosphere was acceptable under the circumstances.

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Denise
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Fox Inn never fails to impress. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was friendly and professional. The courses arrived in well-spaced intervals. The food was great too. What more could we ask. Thank you for a great evening. We enjoyed.

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vipKierraD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of COVID-19 there is only summer tasting menu at this time and it was delicious. Enjoyed every course as well as the wine pairings. Felt safe there too with their C19 protocol.

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KDubWinchesterVA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really have made the outdoor dining experience very nice given the current health issues we face. Wait staff was attentive to our preferences and made great recommendations on what selections to make on the four course dinner menu

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