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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

1963 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
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  • Worth the Drive
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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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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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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Cross street
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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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Seasonal entertainment on the Garden Terrace
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1963 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFionabert (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

This is an atmospheric space with nice decorative touches. The staff were friendly and very attentive, really first-rate. But the food is generally too heavy, too loaded with sauce and butter and salt. We were there for a "celebration dinner" that was prix fixe, and the food prices were high, although not out of reach. The wine pairing, however, was $75 and consisted of a glass of sparkling wine, two small half-glasses of dinner wine, and a small dessert wine; it seemed over-priced and under-generous. If we were to return, I'd order simple food and buy by the bottle.

But let me emphasize, the people and place were nice.

LeesburgFan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Red Fox Inn is a Middleburg, VA classic in that it's warm, serves great food, with a country feel. We went for post-Valentine's weekend, which still served the Prix Fixe menu. We ordered 4-courses each and enjoyed every item! We were fortunate to sit by the fireplace, not too hot, not too cold. The server was sweet, attentive, but knew when to give space.

Certainly want to go back again when it's the regular menu.

Andrea (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Love this restaurant. We go there once a year for Christmas (yea we were really late this year). It fall on Valentine's weekend so there was a set brunch menu when we went. It was Fabulous! The 3 courses were spectacular -- and all went together well (of course you have choices of what to order). Planned on carrying the desert home, after a bite, but it only made it into my stomach! OMG I was so full, but the whole experience was fulfilling! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this restaurant!

EricDC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very quaint little restaurant with outstanding service. We had the four course meal and everything was delicious. Was a little bit overpriced for the four course meal but not so bad that we wouldn’t return! All in all it was very good food and recommend for a date or special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

From the moment we arrived we felt as if the experience was only for us. The staff was friendly and very courteous. We were seated in a quiet area but not sequestered alone.

Our server was polite and genuinely concerned that we have a wonderful time. She answered every question we had and was glad to let us know her favorites when we asked her. From the moment she greeted us until we said goodnight we felt as if we were her only table.

I honestly do not know where to begin when describing the food. I can say that it was the best food I have ever tasted in a restaurant. I am no world traveler so I do not know how my palate compares to others, but it was simply amazing.

My wife and I both had the three course menu since it was a special event for the Valentines weekend. She started with their peanut soup. It was fantastic. No other way to describe it. I enjoyed the goat cheese and date salad. It also was wonderful.

The next course was her crab cakes and my salmon. I knew that would be an opportunity to try something that I would not normally order. So I chose a dish that included goat cheese grits and sweet potato fettuccini. It was out of this world. The fettuccini went so well with the salmon that I feel they were made to go together and the goat cheese grits just topped it off perfectly.

So not having enough room but knowing it was coming we welcomed dessert. She enjoyed the creme brûlée cheesecake and I had the salted caramel vanilla crunch cake. Paired with a cup of coffee each, we could have sat there enjoying that dessert until that told us it was time to close. It was that good and we did not want it to end.

So I would give this rating a 10 stars out of 5 if it were possible. If you are looking for an incredible evening of food and ambiance then please make plans for a visit to the Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, VA. You will not be sorry and before you finish your meal you be looking forward to the next time you visit.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Consistently great food and service! Incredibly fresh seafood and perfect filet, we love the four course dinner with wine pairings. This is our go to restaurant when we stay at the Salamander.

Skipper (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This has been one of our go to places but our Valentines dinner as a disappointment. The meal was just OK, but for the high price it was just not a good value. We will continue to go but only if we can order off the regular menu. Make sure you go on a nice evening in late Spring, Summer or Fall and make reservations to eat outside on the patio. Still a favorite place to go but not with a set fixed price menu.

WilliamA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great waiter, food, atmosphere. Sat next to the fireplace and had a very nice meal.

BrianP (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Been going here for 15 years primarily for weekend brunch. Brunch meal choices are 80-percent lunch. Used to have great omelets and need to bring them back. Great atmosphere, professional and accommodating staff , and convenient parking. Provide more breakfast options and it will help. Thanks for a great occasion.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018


SierraA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food and great service!! I would definitely recommend and plan to dine here again soon!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great time at the Red Fox Inn. Will come again.

HEATHERW (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a quaint historic place with amazing food. We make the 2 hour twice a year and this is always one of our stops.

KellyB (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We really enjoyed celebrating a Birthday here. The staff were both professional and very friendly. The food delicious and the ambiance cozy. We will definitely be back.

reacreate (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This is just a lovely old world restaurant with fabulous food!