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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

4.7
2002 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • 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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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat your Mom to Brunch at The Red Fox! We will be serving a Three Course Champagne Brunch from 11:30AM - 3:30PM. The Champagne Brunch is $48 per person and children under 10 are $15. Additional beverages, taxes and gratuity are not included in the price per person.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2002 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My best experience yet. As a singleton, I am often overlooked, when I have nothing better to do than to compare my service level with that of other tables. In this case, I felt I was treated as a valued client. My meal was perfect : fried green tomatoes, special lobster and scallop dish, snd the pear dessert. My server helped me find a nice beer, and as a non-beer expert, I couldn't help much. But we found a drinkable (which is a compliment from me) bottle selection, and all was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

During our overnight stay at the Red Fox Inn we had dinner at the Tavern. Our server greeted us and was very helpful with the menu. We found some good choices on the wine list that went well with our meals. The salads were very appetizing and our entrees delicious. The dessert menu was tempting but we were stuffed. Our waiter did a superb job.

With our stay we also had a very filling breakfast. As with our dinner the service was excellent.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Unfortunately it was very very loud due to a party next to us. The ceilings are low and walls are stone. Normally this would be a great ambience. In our case our rather expensive meal was completely disrupted by a large group that was more suited for a bar rather than a $200 dinner for 2. We really didnt enjoy the place. If you have luck like this there is no escaping.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My former neighbor from Vermont was on her way to Florida via a road trip so we met up with my daughter for dinner. She really liked it as well. And Vermont is loaded with restaurants everywhere so we wanted her stay in Virginia to be special. Food was really good and the noise level such that we could easily have conversation unlike other places where you can't hear yourself think!!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Loved this place! It was such a romantic setting and the food was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Never disappointed with the food and service! The servers are always knowledgeable regarding the food and drink selections and the downstairs servers are the absolute best!!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We sat at the bar for a bit before being called to our table. The lady at the bar was super friendly and made a wonderful drink. We were then seated by the fireplace and the service was very attentive, and not rushed at all. Very nice meal, with attention paid to what one of us was able to eat. We will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved this place!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Two dinners this weekend... both outstanding in all ways presentation was particularly good ,duck with fantastic coating over wild rice with asparagus sauté .... halibut over mushroom risotto and unique sweet potato linguine unique combination .... can’t say enough as to food quality , service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Wonderful food. Great service. Historic building. Comfortable setting. Large portions.
Would certainly return.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Consistently great!
It was a chilly, grey evening, but we were greeted warmly and seated next to the blazing fireplace. What a great start to the evening, and the remainder didn't disappoint. We started with the appetizer of the day, then settled on the rockfish special and the melt-in-your-mouth braised short ribs. Everything was divine! We finished with ruby port wine and carrot cake. A wonderful, relaxing evening in a quiet, romantic atmosphere. Leave the kids at home and enjoy an adult night out. This place doesn't disappoint!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My delicious crab cake served over grits and grilled asparagus was fresh and plentiful; the bloody mary was spot on. We were served in front of the fireplace on a chilly, rainy day. It was perfect.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Birthday brunch with three generations. All ages thoroughly enjoy coming here semi-regularly for a wonderful pre fixe brunch on Saturday. Service and food are always great and love the building. A favorite spot!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had an excellent brunch at Red Fox Tavern! The atmosphere is very rustic and cozy. We arrived right as brunch service started, and the dining area was pretty quiet. Later in our meal, it filled up and got a bit louder. Our server was very attentive and friendly; he provided exceptional service. The food was delicious - the date salad was seriously good, and the biscuits and gravy were better than straight out of my grandmas southern kitchen. It was a great experience and we’ll certainly be back again!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The Red Fox Inn has always had very good food but it is now at the gourmet level.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I live in the area and the Red Fox has always been a “go to “ place for celebrations or where you take out of town guests to give them la taste of local history. The food has always been reliably good and the service was hit or miss. With a addition of the upstairs tavern area I’d hoped for a slightly less expensive, more everyday kind of place. The food is better than it has ever been - really good. The service has become outstanding - you feel really well taken care of and welcome. The prices, however, are just a bit too high to make it a place you’d go frequently. A limited “by the glass” wine menu with $15.00 being on the low end. Their “pub fare” menu is too short - needs more choices in the $12-18.00 range to make this somewhere we would go after an event or day of racing. I applaud the food and the service - just wish the upstairs was more “everyday” prices.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food is well prepared and excellent in both texture and color. Such an easy drive and worth the effort. The wait staff ensures a smooth and enjoyable evening.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

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