The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.7
2667 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

    $95.00 per person

    Jan 15 - Feb 28, 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.
  • Valentine's Dinner

    $149.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    Treat your sweetheart to dinner at the Red Fox! Our Culinary Team has crafted a Five Course Game & Seafood Tasting Experience with optional Virginia wine pairing for you to dine safely and in style! We hope you will join us this Valentine's Day on our heated and spacious Tented Garden Terrace or select Standard Seating for limited indoor dining.

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 2667 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BirthdayDinner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! It was chilly, but the tent and heaters helped for our late-January dinner. Everything spaced appropriately. Service was top-notch and food even better!

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JrrKiwll
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The outside enclosed eating area is not warm enough to be comfortable. We ended up wearing our coats throughout dinner and still shivering. The waiter remarked that the staff were trying to stay in the servers area because that's where the space heater was located. While the food is great, I don't think that the restaurant is doing enough to keep diners comfortable during COVID. We mentioned our discomfort to the waiter, but he didn't offer to seat us inside or closer to the heater.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun experience outdoors with rehear

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hosting our rehearsal dinner there this November! Has to stop in while in town. The scallops, oysters Rockafellar and filet mignon were to die for.

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Scott
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great, the food was great, and the staff was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful - beautiful cozy setting, excellent food, and service.

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Kraft
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time this season and it was just as good, if not better. Perfectly executed menu of classic, yet updated dishes. Elegant comfort food at its best. Great beverage choices as well. And the service was seamless again, too. You will not be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve dinner! Their outdoor patio is fully enclosed in a tent. Not really “outdoors”.

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vipSupper
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent NYE dinner outside under a tent. Felt very distanced from other customers plus delicious food!

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AmandaC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I dined at the Red Fox for NYE (5 course dinner). The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. However, since this was a costly dinner ($175pp) that did have some weight on the expectations. The dinner was hosted outside in the tent, which worked due to the current social distancing, but the seating was a little uncomfortable and it was quite cold (many patrons had their jackets on the whole meal). The tavern did call the night before to ask about allergies, which was nice however my significant other has an onion allergy and the main course did have onions. I did appreciate how the staff handled it and brought him out something without onions (without being prompted), but then oddly charged me for it. While the food was great, in the current environment the overall experience was less than thrilling for the cost of the meal.
Even with that said, I would still recommend this location for the great food!

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MeghanW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to the Red Fox for New Years. The food was beyond fantastic and the wine pairings were delicious. The Red Fox itself was beautiful and the service was great! 11/10 highly recommend.

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MeredithC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience for NYE. Delicious food, great service, safely handling COVID precautions.

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
Responded on January 18, 2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed your New Years Eve dinner with us! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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BarryRobin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was worth it, Dining room was beautiful.

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JosephM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not an every day treat, but dang if it isn't worth it when you go. Did the four course menu with wine pairing. Everything was delicious, couldn't decide what was our favorite. Portions were enough to more than fill us up. Excellent all around

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vipElizabeth
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Holiday tasting menu as a special element of our holiday season. Staff was very accommodating in letting us choose, early in the day, a table we felt was the safest. And provided information about airflow in the outdoor tent. And especially kind to allow our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel to join us for dinner. Our wait person, Sarah, was attentive. The chef accommodated dietary restrictions graciously.

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vipsusank
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved the pre-fixe 4 course holiday dinner and had a delicious meal with excellent/attentive service. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brandon was great and very knowledgable about the wine. He made great reccomendations. It was a real treat!

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vipkimberlyr
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting & outstanding food!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Would definitely recommend for a very nice meal!

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vipChris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Christmas Eve dinner. Everything was amazing and our server was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend of 56 years were there to celebrate her birthday. One of the best evenings I’ve had in many years. Justin our server was beyond our expectations. Thank you for a beautiful evening.

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HayleyS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Red Fox provided an amazing dining experience! My husband and I come every year for our Anniversary and I don't see that changing any time soon.

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PeggyO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outside dining is in a big heated tent. The tables are 6 feet apart and the servers wear masks and try for social distancing. They say the menus are one time use.

The wine pairings were very well done and not too much wine in each serving. Lovely evening.

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JimmyVfromCVille
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at this restaurant this past Sat. evening. Our server was super nice! and she took care of us so well! The food was awesome too! Thank you for following Covid guidelines. We all felt very comfortable while we dined there. Looking forward to my next visit to see you all!

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Chef's tasting was OK. Had just eaten @ Ashby Inn the night before. the Chef's tasting @ Red Fox was not up to the same quality as Ashby Inn. Interesting enough, the Ashby Inn was $35.00 per person less. Not the deciding factor, just an interesting side note
Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The winter tasting menu was phenomenal. Every bite exceptional. Great wine pairing. Highly recommend. I’d happily go again to try other things on the menu.

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vipluv2dine
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful place , the food and service don’t match the pricing. Really should consider lowering to $75 per person or offer a regular menu. Again the place is beautiful, service was good , I would go back if a regular menu was an option .

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Redeye
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Winter Tasting Experience and it was excellent. I had the optional Rack of Venison with my meal and it will not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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Lisaklee
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious, our waitress was phenomenal, so professional and funny. The atmosphere was perfect, very warm, definitely felt like we were in the country at an old welcoming Inn. We would absolutely return for a special occasion.

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RayM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tent-covered outdoor patio was excellent. Tables are very well distanced. Temperature was comfortable if warmly dressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful beautiful food and atmosphere - especially amazing service and safety processes considering the pandemic. Thank you so much for fabulous experience!

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vipSMCMMom
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor space and we felt very safe eating there. The four course tasting menu was excellent, although the main course was a bit large for us.

Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion. Top notch food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service and the chef's creations are top notch. VA wine pairings also were nearly perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Fox inn was incredible! Highly recommend fir an occasion. I took my fiancé there for her birthday and the service and food were both great.

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RobM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate out on the patio, which is normally outdoors, but during the winter is under a wedding-style tent. Very comfortable, and very quiet aside from the heater noise. There were not many folks there as it was close after Thanksgiving, but the food was delicious and the service was great. Their fall tasting menu was prix fixe with some options, and was expensive for the area and for the dinner, but we went for a special event and it was a very nice dinner, and we're glad we went.

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MelR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared excellently, service great, atmosphere excellent. Among the top restaurant experiences I've had, but the price is simply excessive -- also among the most expensive meals, I've ever had. The fixed price of $125/person is just the start. When you add on a couple glasses of wine, tip, tax, etc., price per person approaches $200.

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vipLynnS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving weekend with family

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vipCandaceH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited your restaurant several times and this was by far one of my favorite experiences. Your response to Covid has been outstanding!! Brandon was both knowledgeable and thoughtful in his recommendations with the highest level of service helping us seamlessly navigate a nut allergy in our party. We will be 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 2667 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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