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About The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

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!

2 E. Washington St
Middleburg, VA 20117
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food

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;

Cross Street:
Madison

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 687-6301

Website:
http://www.redfox.com/

Entertainment:
Seasonal entertainment on the Garden Terrace

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Engle

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.

Private Party Contact:
Events Director: Ashley Sykes Hawkins: (540) 687-9765

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Special Occasion (45)
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Worth the Drive (43)
Romantic (41)
Cozy (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Authentic (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Seasonal (20)
Casual (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Business Meals (14)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (7)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 23, 2013

What a wonderful dining experience,especially given the fact that we were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2013

I've never had a bad meal at The Red Fox, and I was really pleased to discover the atmosphere is still very pleasant and the food excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2013

Excellent location. Superb service. Great tasting food. An experience to remember!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2013

My wife and I have been to this establishment serveral times over the years. The food is always consistent and sourced locally. Wine list is extensive including fine selection from VA wineries. Staff is accomodating and friendly. The town of Middleburg is charming and a time capsule back to 17th/18th/19th century. Stay overnight at one of several quality inns, including the Red Foxx and spend the day visiting the interesting shops in town.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2013

the finest restaurant we know west of DC

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Elegant, beautiful food. Would recommend to any one looking for an intimate restaurant to celebrate special occasions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2013

We had a delightful evening with excellent food, wine, and service. Spent the night and had a excellent breakfast the next morning with more of the same We would recommend the Red Fox Inn for a romantic get away from the hustle and bustle. We will surely go again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Food was excellent! Atmosphere and history unique and interesting. Middleburg is a neat place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2013

I love this restaurant, and always get an excellent meal and even better service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2013

A bit pricey for quality of the food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2013

We absolutely loved it and would go back with visiting family members who will be visiting from the UK in April. It was our first time there, we will definitely return. My husband is British and he loved the true feel of a British Pub atmpshere from the exposed beams, low ceiling and the beautiful fire place and fire. We had a spiked cider to start which was perfect on a cold day. Our server was knowledgable about the food and wine and offered ideas for a red to accompany our entree. Definitely a neighbourhood gem and worth a return visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2013

Excellent from the second we were greeted and seated. Service was perfect. Food was tasty. What a night. We will be back. Great Job gang!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2013

The food was not as good as it has been in the past. The fish was smothered with sauce that was entirely too much.
The service was ver customer oriented. Not sure we,ll drive out there for an evening meal again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2013

My food was excellent, but my husband got the crab cake platter. The vegetables were very rubery. Never had this experience before at the Red Fox. They are usually spot on.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2013

The Red Fox Inn restaurant is always a pleasurable meal. Excellent menu, excellent service, lovely historical and authentic ambiance. A national gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2013

We had an absolutely terrific meal in a comfortable environment next to the fire on a snowy night. The food was wonderful and the service excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2013

The Red Fos Inn is a wonderful, special place to have lunch with family and friends. I recommend highly. It is a great get-away!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Great food. Wonderful ambiance, very good service. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2013

Been here several times before...food was better this time...always a good time, though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2013

The experience was remarkable... the history of the venue is felt throughout the restuarant is felt in everyway! It is surrounded by a quaint town. But above all the service staff was the best part of our experience! They were eager to plz, timely, and exceptionally accomidating! I will definately return soon... I especially look forward to staying in the hotel!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2013

Perfect for history lovers and seekers of hunt country ambiance, The Red Fox Inn rarely disappoints with the "local favorites" menu or the friendly service. The stone walls, fireplaces, and cozy corners give opportunities for relaxing conversation over meals that are just creative enough to be enticing, without discouraging traditionalists. My broiled trout over cheese grits at a recent lunch was fresh and perfectly cooked, although the grits were a bit bland, and my friends thoroughly enjoyed crisp salads with apples and blue cheese. I was a little surprised that the bar was out of white zinfandel, but our waitress suggested a pleasant substitute. We shared and enjoyed a rich chocolate torte with our coffee to cap our leisurely lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2013

I don't think I've ever been as irritated with a restaurant as I was the Red Fox Inn this past Saturday. I arrived without a reservation and the hostess (a young blonde with an attitude) told me they were fully booked this evening. Let me say here that I was dressed very well and clearly have money. I walked outside and on my iPhone proceeded to book a table for two on OpenTable.com. When I re-entered the restaurant and informed her that I now have a reservation, it was clear she wanted to crawl in a hole. I'm not sure the business strategy for a restaurant to turn away customers. As we ate a marginal meal (duck and rack of lamb) in a lovely old hotel, I watched two empty tables never be filled. Please explain what they are thinking!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2013

Great for a quiet date night or special occasion. There are no tv's, no bar so the ambiance is quiet, intimate and very romantic.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2013

The food was very good and very decent portions - we all left with doggy bags. The menu has a very nice selections that should accommodate varied tastes. The food is pricey but when its this good you don't mind paying a premium. And the place has such a history!Our only complaint is that we had to wait a bit to be seated. We made a reservation for 7:15 and it probably was closer to 7:30 when we were seated. Not a big deal but when you make a reservation you expect to be seated pretty close to the time.Also would be nice if Red Fox Inn had a bar. We could have enjoyed a drink while we waited but had to head to another place to do that.But overall a very nice dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2013

Terrible food. Was the chef even working that night? I didn't complain about my BBQ salmon because we were entertaining guests who picked the restaurant. Very unimpressed!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2013

I have nothing to complain about - it's truly first-class!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2013

Always a great dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2013

Just as good, if not better, than the last time I was there 15 years ago! Love it! Has it all! Peanut soup should be an entree! So delicious, thick, creamy and filling. Service was impecable. Always there when needed, out of sight when not.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2013

We were at the Red Fox Inn for a birthday lunch. The food was good, especially the peanut soup, which I don't eat often. Unfortunately, our server was not particularly friendly or attentive. We waited a long time for the offer of dessert, and even longer for the actual desert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2013

Red Fox Inn was a delightful little find in a romantic setting. The food was good overall, but the ribeye with the creamy peppercorn sauce was phenomenal. Everyone else wanted my dish. Staff was pleasant and the ambiance is great if you're looking for a quiet little get-away with deep conversation. No bar to speak of, although the wine selection is extensive. Two thumbs up on the entire inn.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2013

Not sure what else you can say about the Red Fox Inn. It is impossible to try to fit the uniqueness and historical significance into the categories listed above. It is a classic one of a kind resturant with outstanding food and service

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2013

Try the avacado and crab casserole and fried chicken...amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2013

We've stopped in and had lunch and dinner quite a few times. The menu offers a wide array of dishes that will suit most any appetite. The best part about the meal beyond its amazing taste is the portion you receive. I'm not sure I've ever made it all the way through to dessert finishing every course along the way. You have to pace yourself and plan on spending the evening dining and enjoying good company. This is not a place where you'll be rushed through dinner and out the door. The staff is great, the food is great, and the prices are comparable to other fine dining spots in the D.C. area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2013

A favorite for a special evening out. Worth the drive from e Northern VA suburbs. The menu is ever changing and delicious no matter what is on it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2013

. The staff greeted us and seated us promptly. The wine list is OK, did not have our favorites and surprisingly didn't seem to have very many locals either. We chose a medium priced white and were not disappointed. We shared a specialty salad which was very good with the exception that the arugula could've beeb trimmed better. We normally share one entree, but since this was a special occasion we each chose one tonight. We ordered scallops and surf and turf plates from the regular menu. Service time was good, 20 min. from order to service. The food was nicely plated and smelled good except the crabcake kind of overpowered the other items. The scallops were very good; tender and juicy. The filet was perfect. Sides were interesting & flavorfu

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2013

Great location and staff but brunch was a bit pricy!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2013

A wonderful evening; the menu has unique offerings
the dinner was excellent...from the duck to the seabass to the salmon and the chicken cordon bleu!

Service was charming as was the setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2013

No question, Red Fox Inn is by far the best Restaurant in and around Middleburg.
Always worth a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2013

Very pleasant along with good food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2013

Quaint and cozy, rich in history.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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