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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.7
2019 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Established in 1728, our historic tavern welcomes Middleburg locals and travelers alike to enjoy hearty breakfasts, casual lunches and intimate candlelight dinners in the traditional Virginia style. Oak tables, handcrafted furnishings, stone fireplaces, hand-hewn ceiling beams and thick fieldstone walls create an intimate dining atmosphere any time of day. Our culinary team creates seasonal menus using ingredients indigenous to both Virginia and the South prepared with the time honored cooking techniques of smoking, braising, and roasting. The Tavern’s home-style dishes are simple yet genuine and feature many local ingredients sourced from area farms. The wine list boasts a diverse selection of domestic and imported vintages and show¬cases many wines from Virginia vineyards while the beer list features a rotating selection of craft beers by the bottle. Join us today for a bowl of our famous Virginia Peanut Soup, Southern Fried Chicken, or our signature Crab Cakes!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 10:00am (Not available for online reservations)
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
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Phone number
(540) 687-6301
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Engle
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Private party facilities
Occupying the second floor of the Inn, our private event space is comprised of four distinct private dining rooms and a large garden terrace. Original heart pine floors and paneling, working fireplaces, and walls adorned with sporting art set the tone for elegant group dining experiences.
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Private party contact
Events Director: Ashley Sykes Hawkins: (540) 687-9765
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Catering
The Red Fox Inn offers off-site catering to locations throughout Northern Virginia and Loudoun County. Please contact our Events Department for menus and pricing.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison
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Parking details
Complimentary parking for restaurant guests is available in our private gravel lot off of Madison Street located behind the Red Fox Inn. Street parking is available at town meters 9:00 am – 5:00pm Monday-Saturday and is free after 5:00pm and all day on Sunday.
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Entertainment
Seasonal entertainment on the Garden Terrace
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Special events & promotions
Occupying the second floor of the Inn, our private event space is comprised of four distinct private dining rooms and a large garden terrace. Original heart pine floors and paneling, working fireplaces, and walls adorned with sporting art set the tone for elegant group dining experiences. Our private event spaces can accommodate both social and corporate groups large or small for seated dinners, buffets, and cocktail receptions. The Inn is a prime location for intimate wedding ceremonies, elegant receptions, festive rehearsal dinners, unique corporate events and memorable dinner parties. Whatever the occasion, our Events Team will customize our property to best suit your needs; from custom linens and place settings to elegant floral arrangements and pole-tents, the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2020 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.8
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was amazing as always. My husband loves the shortribs, and the crab cakes are consistently delicious. The prices seems to go up every time we go (especially on the beef dishes), but the food is consistent and the setting is historical and quaint.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I first did Mother’s Day brunch here with my family. I was pleasantly surprised that my husband picked out such a great restaurant for mother’s Day. We do a lot of tasting menus/fancy restaurants and for the price this one fits in nicely with our routine when we want to be more laid back. The food is really great and the atmosphere feels more like a little get away. I loved it so much I brought my girlfriends out here a couple weeks later and they enjoyed it as well.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Country Inn restaurant serving outstanding food for the area.
Cream of asparagus soup and roasted beet salad and pear salad were terrific starters.
The chicken cordon bleu was too much presented with the brussel sprout leaves and pancetta and mashed potatoes. The bourbon glazed salmon over grits was exceptional.
Special desserts complimented the wonderful dinner. We will return.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have yet to be disappointed when visiting Red Fox Inn. The food and service are always good.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We always enjoy staying at, and dining in, the Red Fox Inn. This time, we did not like our room at all (sparsely furnished and decorated, with constant street traffic noise), but our meals were all outstanding. The rainbow trout was excellent, the dessert (cheescake) was excellent, even the bread was surprisingly good. The peanut soup had a hint of a burnt taste, but was still good. Another first-rate dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We returned for our yearly visit to the Red Fox Inn and had a wonderful meal for their Mothers Day special. The food and service was great although I did miss some of the entrees on last years menu that included a crab meat omelette. However the new choices were fine and we plan to return again soon.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Fantastic from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

As always - OUTSTANDING.
In a "town" and building that speaks to the rich history of our country.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Red Fox was amazing. The food was perfection and service friendly beyond measure.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Loved the relaxed and cozy atmosphere of this place. Service was attentive yet let us have re relaxing date night we wanted. There were several interesting menu items. I had filet mignon and my husband chose crispy duck. The sides on both dishes were not as great as the mains. There was a good selection of Virginia wines, something we always appreciate.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food, service, and environment. Our waitress was wonderful. The parking in the rear is great. Definitely the best food in Middleburg, VA.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always a great meal and great ambiance! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Absolutely delightful from start to finish - amazing salmon, fabulous salads, brilliant filet, sautéed mushrooms were heaven. The service was outstanding and the ambience made the meal even more wonderful! We’re here for 4 days and I have no doubt we’ll have dinner here at least once more!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

As usual, we had a delightful time. Food, service, and ambiance all great. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Familiar food prepared in new ways. Peanut soup is a fave. Had glazed duck on whole grains with asparagus; carrot, squash & sorrel soup; bourbon pecan pie with ice cream & whipped cream. Delicious! Service was attentive with great suggestions. Great local ingredients & wines. We ate early so it was quiet. Also has a great bar & is an inn so you can stay there too. Historic building is from colonial times.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The brunch at Red Fox is amazing. My go to place in Middleburg. The food is fantastic and the service was great.

They also have some uniquely Virginia options like fried green tomatoes and peanut soup.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Brunch with girlfriends

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

It was my birthday and it was the second time we've been there for a birthday celebration just the two of us. We always opt for the rack of lamb.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Red Fox Tavern is a romantic, quaint , charming place.
My significant other had a chicken cordon bleu and I had a grilled salmon . He loved his dish . Mine was mediocre . My salmon tasted insipid in spite of the balsamic dressing . Honestly nothing to write home about . On the other hand ,their Brussels sprouts were delicious and so was their mashed potato .
Service was outstanding . Will try brunch next time .
Will definitely be back. It is a lovely ride and this is a very inviting place .

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

very courteous efficient wait staff- unobtrusive intervention when wind blew table umbrellas, upturning some guest tables

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Old-time Tavern atmosphere. Our waiter was Bradley who was efficient and helpful. We had no worries about the sides that came with the entrees ; basically whatever you like and whatever combination --- you can have it. Great food and atmosphere. My wife and I very much enjoyed our time in both the town and at the tavern.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Love the redfox inn! Kyle our server was amazing. The service is always top notch. The quality of the food is to die for. The chicken cordon bleu is my absolute favorite. My boyfriend likes the short-rib and we both love the crabcake appetizer. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

An enjoyable way to celebrate a 60th birthday...

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We've been to the Red Fox Tavern many times and we especially love brunch. Their Eggs Benedict are perfection and we order them every time. RFT NEVER disappoints. Service is first class, food is first class, and the ambiance is second to none.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I was disappointed that the rack of lamb is no longer available on the regular menu. That was by far my favorite choice of menu items and I’m not quite sure why that was removed but quite honestly I surely would be more likely to return if it was back on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The Red Fox Inn is an excellent restaurant to dine. It is great for special occasions and a nice date. Their food is exceptional and so is their service. I wish they would add the fried chicken back to the regular menu. I had to ask for it. It is the best item on the menu if you are looking for something other than steak. Great place to dine.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, menu selections, quality of food and service. Love coming here.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Superb! The BEST! Enjoy every visit to the Red Fox Inn! Perfect! Home Run! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

First visit, excellent dinner. Great food, service and ambiance. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Red Fox remains a stellar destination restaurant. Though for us, it is all local and we are grateful to have this fine dining spot in our community. I have been coming here since my teens. There may have been some rough edges in the past but for the last few years, the Red Fox has been on top. The lamb, the fish, the crab cakes are all outstanding. The bartender knows how to make even the most specialized drinks. Lovely wine list with some Virginia vintages featured. And of course, the atmosphere cannot be beaten. We recently sat by the fire with friends, a nice bottle of Cabernet and ruminated on life. It does not get much better than this.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This beautiful restaurant is historic and cozy. The food was delicious and had a lovely presentation. The appetizer I had was quail and it was delicious. The entree I had was the lobster and crab; Absolutely delectable. They had a great wine selection. They had local wines that were good. Brad was an excellent waiter, knowledgeable and attentive. Also the bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the local wines. We enjoyed it tremendously!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service from start to finish. A trifle expensive but that is ok as The Fox is probably the best pub/restaurant in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent brunch & visit.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went for Sunday Brunch. It's a very pleasant drive into the country from our home in McLean and Middleburg is nice quiet town with good shops. We really like the ambiance of this 1700's vintage restaurant. It's nice and quiet and the atmosphere is special. When it's warm you can sit out on the patio and we've enjoyed that. The Sunday Brunch is expensive ($48/person) and while the food is fine, it's not particularly flavorful or special. Example - crab cakes, while full of crab meat are plain; and you get only one for your order. We'll go back because it's just a nice place to eat and a nice afternoon out; but we wish they're put some more flavor in their meal. Oh, and service was fine - nobody rushed us - but again nothing particularly out of the ordinary. BTW, they're only open for Brunch Sundays until 2PM. Make reservations ahead of time.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything about this place was amazing! My party and I arrived 30min early and it turned out they weren’t even open yet! But they took us in gave us coffee and hot chocolate until they opened! Wonderful food and a beautiful place! I can’t recommend the Red Fox inn more!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner and are looking forward to eating here again!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The ambiance is magical. I felt transported to the 18th century. I could imagine the colonists coming in for refuge on a blistery cold Virginia winters night, seeking some warmth and respite with a hearty meal and an ale.
The lanterns still flicker in the olde glass windows and the fireplace makes shadows that dance on the wall. You’re brought a warm plate of delicious food that warms your soul more than it does your belly. It is so exquisite that It almost makes me forget about the redcoats that are quartered At my farmhouse.

Anyway. That’s what it’s like to eat here!!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Dinner while on vacation

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I've been dining at the Red Fox for over 40 years and the experience now is just as comfortable and pleasant as ever. The atmosphere is rustic "hunt country," the food is traditional country inn fare and the service is very friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Red Fox Inn was amazing!

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