The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

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$31 to $50
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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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us in Hunt Country for Christmas Eve Dinner! We will be service a Five Course Game & Seafood Tasting Experience. The price per person is $149 and Children Under 10 are $29 per person. Please visit our website to view menu and details.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Toast to the new year in Hunt Country! We will be serving a Five Course Game & Seafood Tasting Experience. The price per person is $159 and includes a champagne toast. Please visit our website to view menus and details.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2398 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Celebrated our 10 yr wedding anniversary and ordered a very nice and expensive bottle of wine to accompany our meal. We were charged for all 4 courses of the preset menu when we only did 3 courses and no special dessert or treat or effort was made to help mark our special occasion. We are both Loudoun natives and chose red fox because we love it and wanted to celebrate there. This visit missed the mark for sure and what a bummer as it was a very special and kid free weekend for us!

CH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in an old town atmosphere. Very pleasant.

b
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Food and service was wonderful.

FL
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Would I recommend?? I guess, as there aren't that many other fine dining establishments in Middleburg. I was really surprised, though, that this restaurant was #1 in town. The food was good, but nothing special. I had the duck and my husband had the short ribs. The best part of the dinner, food-wise, was the roasted pear crostini. The venue is lovely, definitely a hunt country tavern. The really best part of the evening was our server, Ben.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. After 45 years still the greatest.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a very nice outing bit a bit pricey.

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around especially Sam our waiter. Looking forward to our next visit.

GK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Red Fox Inn had great food. You are paying for the name but the food was excellent, flatbread, meatballs, wedge salad, date and toasted almond salad, salmon, duck and blackened tuna were all well prepared and excellent. I dont usually say this about food because I find fault with most dishes. I couldn’t do this here.

DC
Washington DC
390 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. Less than professional service, but waiter was young. Food was excellent. Fried chicken the BEST ever.

a
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place. We ate outside on beautiful day for brunch and everything was excellent. Our server could not have been any nicer or more efficient and the food was great.

GS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My girlfriend and I visited the Red Fox while we were staying at the Salamander, and were looking forward to an excellent meal. We had a later seating, so that might affect parts of this, but we came away with mixed feelings.

On the plus side, the food and beverages were really good - we both enjoyed our salads, and she loved her steak while I really enjoyed my crabcakes (sides were also excellent).

On the other hand, we were in the low-ceiling back room and the multiple tables of (at least) tipsy older women sort of ruined the ambiance. On top of that, as the other tables cleared out the staff came in and turned up the lights as if it was last call. Definitely didn't make us want to tarry over dessert or a night cap!

And finally, we were hassled by fruit flies throughout our meal. Not a big issue, but sort of the icing on the complaint cake.

We may try it again next time we're in Middleburg, but I'm curious what else is out there.

CK
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive, caring but not "hovering over you" service, tasty fresh food, cozy surroundings, great choice of background music. We are and will continue to be repeat customers.

T
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

OT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and excellent service, as usual!

S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Slightly overpriced but that’s to be expected in Middleburg. All of the food was excellent especially the gnocchi which was unique in that it was full of vegetables and less saucy. I would have liked to see more speciality cocktail options as 3 seemed slim. Walking through the inside felt dark and not a great vibe but the outdoor terrace had great ambiance, and I would highly recommend.

S
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely anniversary meal. The staff was quite kind and attentive.

LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. Went for a our Anniversary and were greeted with wonderful hospitality and even got to go on a tour of the rooms. Our bartender was awesome and waitress was equally as good and bother were very attentive. We will be back again and hope to even stay in one of the rooms.

B
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. If you’re able to sit on the rooftop, I highly recommend it. So beautiful!

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal...really enjoyed the entire experience (ambiance, art, foot, service...EVERYTHING) including our server, Dakota who was great to talk to.

E
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated a friend to lunch and was a little disappointed there was no room to sit outside. That said, the food and service was impeccable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is as delicious

KH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and there was plenty of it. The patio outside was delightful. Perfect.

b
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was good, but the amount of food was substantially less from what we ordered last time.

However, I might add that the price remained the same as our previous time.

We ordered the biscuit bowl for $10.00 and it contained 4 biscuits. Previously, it was at least 6-8 biscuits including scones and other pastries.

We also ordered the bacon platter for $7.00 and it contained 5 slices of bacon. Previously, it was at least 10 slices.

Next time, we'll skip those items, since we felt like we got gypped.

PL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

My husband and I visited the Tavern for brunch outside on Saturday and Sunday. We joined some friend on Saturday and everything was perfect! We liked it so much, we back on Sunday and brought our dog.

Sunday left much to be desired. We both ordered eggs benedict medium; my husband said I don't like the whites of the eggs runny. When we received the benedict, the eggs were hard inside. I mentioned this to the waiter and he stated that the gentleman said he didn't want it runny which is not what my husband said--he said "he didn't like the WHITES runny." In addition, we were not offered a second basket of pastries on Sunday.

While I'm certain the waiter was usually very good--he was very polite and business-like, I was disappointed with my meal because the waiter misunderstood what we wanted. He did offer to replace the eggs, we declined as we ate them as they were and he took my iced tea off the bill.

I've never had eggs benedict with hard egss in my life!

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting on the roof top patio. The food here is creative and consistently top notch.

IF
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was able to reserve a table last minute when family came to town unexpectedly. We all had such a wonderful time and our guests continued to rave well after we were home.The drive out through the bucolic countryside was a great prelude to our arrival. Our server, was filled with Red Fox Inn history and that delighted our family. The food was excellent! We had the halibut special, the rack of lamb (which they kindly split for 2 of us since it was a huge portion), and the gnocchi. The appetizer of chilled heirloom tomato soup was like you had pulled the tomatoes straight from the vines! It was so fresh!! All in all it was a delightful evening and we will certainly return!

EW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Brunch experience last Saturday at the Red Fox Inn! Outstanding service, food and ambience. The weather cooperated and we were able to sit on the beautiful patio. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday sinner was fabulous, as usual!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter's birthday dinner was a total success. Our waitress was so very good, knowledgeable and attentive. The tavern is a pleasant place to dine in- the food was enjoyed by all.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The Red Fox Inn is a beautiful restaurant. We like the food but feel it’s overpriced for what you get. We go there on special occasions because it’s gorgeous in Middleburg, but we may try other restaurants when we visit the town again. The service was wonderful.

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excellent--especially the service! Thank you--we'll be back.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

F
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great experience. Wonderful old charm and spot on food. Only issue was the flies inside. It took away from the experience having flies buzzing around while eating.

WC
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal outside on the patio. It was Restaurant Week and we loved the special menu. Wonderful fried green tomatoes and a large fried chicken platter with Mac and cheese and shaved Brussels sprouts. Our waiter was also the bartender and he was fantastic and pleasant. Can’t wait to go back for another date night.

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, even with our toddler. The staff was so great and the food was delicious.

CB
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere

M
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and we’re allowed to bring our German Shepherd. It was delightful. The food and people were all good.

EF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are not "objective" in any way when it comes to the Red Fox Inn! Numerous visits to this outstanding establishment have been a pleasure---and we have dined there as a couple, with family, and with friends for nearly forty years: the food is always superb with a wait staff that could not be more attentive! In short, the Red Fox Inn is a true gem for an escape--be that for lunch or for dinner.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Thankyou

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