The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.7
2785 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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Experiences

  • 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.
  • Seasonal Four Course Dinner Experience

    $125.00 per person

    Apr 15 - Jun 30, 2021

    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 2785 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debbob
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 course meal was exceptional from the first course to the last! Our waiter was wonderful!

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KimC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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Robert
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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BRname
Washington DC
1 review
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

JH
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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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!

JB
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
7 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.

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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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WayneA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the four course seasonal menu! Every dish was beautifully served & delicious!

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vipRK3DEFan
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous night out to kick off our Middleburg getaway! The Spring Tasting Menu and wine pairings were top notch. We all ordered different choices, tried each other’s, and there were no disappointing bites. The Brie baked oysters and the rabbit with mashed potatoes were out of this world, but it was really all delicious. Our server, Justin, was a delight. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely get this on our list of “must return” restaurants!

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JP410
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and great place to have a gathering with family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice and the wait staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The courses were well paced and we enjoyed each of the suggested wine pairings. A bit pricy, but the portions are generous and we left very satisfied with our experience.

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shudson
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tasting menu on the terrace.

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PatriciaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Civilized and comfortable. Food was fabulous. My guests had the Virginia wine pairings and raved about them.

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datenight
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bday celebration

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LynneS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner in a beautiful historic setting. The food was outstanding!

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Chris
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We did the small plates menu and found it interesting and well prepared. Good value and enjoyable. Excellent wine list

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alexw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service!

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vipSheaZ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was not a tasting menu. This was a full on 4 course meal described as a tasting menu. Food was amazing, our server (Andrew) was great and hilarious. Would highly recommend.

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vipJoni
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and the property is beautiful! Had the small plates menu this time.

JO
JohnO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fabulous dinner at the Red Fox. We also stayed at the Inn and everything was great. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good but I expected a lot more based on the price and website presentation. When all said and done, for a $400 dining experience (included tip) I have high expectations. I have had many meals that equaled or exceeded this meal for half the price. For my main entree I ordered the rack of lamb medium rare and it was prepared medium which was a big disappointment. I expected better from an establishment that presents as the Red Fox did.

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Scott
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice patio dining spot.

DM
DMW1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stay and dine at The Red Fox when we come to Middleburg. Food is always fantastic and the service was as well.

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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 2785 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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