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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

5
4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Worth the Drive (42)
Cozy (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (33)
Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Authentic (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Seasonal (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Local Ingredients (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I would love to give a better review of this restaurant. The building is beautiful and the food is delicious. However, the service is sub par. Even though my reservation was at 8:30, we still had to wait 20 minutes for our table. The bathrooms have stupid drawings on them instead of clearly marked labels (yes, there are teeny tiny brass plates at the top of the doors, but they are not easily read). The tables are very small and cramped. The server was not very knowledgeable about the menu, nor wine selections.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistently excellent restaurant experience that my family and friends always look forward to and enjoy. In addition to the great food and innovative (without being annoying) menu, the RFInn exudes an undeniably warm, enthusiastic energy. Whether sitting near a fireplace (this time) or on the lovely outdoor patio (summer) -- we always find just that right spot at the Inn to enjoy its finest and have never been disappointed. Bravo as always!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful meal. Portions are a little too big but they are happy to package your leftovers. Chocolate torte for dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We visited the Red Fox Inn on Saturday at 1pm. They were serving brunch which was excellent. We started with the blood orange mimosas (Yum!). They served a basket of danish that our daughter loved. We had great salads (beet salad and caesar). For main course we had fried chicken, the chicken avocado melt sandwich, and my daughter had chicken fingers. The mashed potatoes with the fried chicken were particularly yummy. Everything was really excellent. For dessert we got the pecan pie (yum), the caramel crunch cake, and the cheese cake. The crunch cake was so much better the next day heated in the microwave (tasty and moist), but was a bit flat in the restaurant at room temp/chilled. The cheesecake was average. While the desserts tasted so much better at home heated, than they did in the restaurant, I give this one 5 stars for the great food, service, and super cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Birthday celebration

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The Red Fox Inn is a favorite special occasion destination for our family. It was my wife's birthday; we continued our day with a brisk country drive. Lauren did a great job serving, the ambiance was great as was the food. Thanks for a excellent experience. Bill P

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was wonderful - we each used that word for the fried green tomatoes, scallops and crab cakes.

While the food was great, it was the attentiveness of the staff that really sets this place apart. We were served expertly and felt very well card for.

A lovely experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner at the Red Fox Inn was charming and delightful. I felt like I stepped into another world when I walked through the doors of the charming dimly lit restaurant. The ambience and the paintings on the wall told a story about the horse and hunt world that Middleburg has been known for, but the surroundings should not take anything away from the incredible food that was served. Every bite of my Cordon Bleu was delicious. I could not stop eating until it was all gone and I was still scrapping the plate. My husband ordered the melt in your mouth Short Rib, equally fantastic. We didn’t order any appetizers because the entrees were significantly large, and the warm bread basket was already filling. I was a little disappointed with the dessert. We ordered the Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake. It was good, but there was nothing impressive about the layered cake after having such an amazing entree.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was excellent but the serving sizes were way too large. Each entree could easily have fed two people. Service was excellent. Dining room was so dark we had to use flashlights to read the menu. Brighten it up!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our main courses were very good, but some details were lacking, like good bread and well-carbonated tonic in our cocktails. The service and ambience were excellent, however, which made the restaurant a great place to visit.... just not necessarily for the food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always love driving to Middleburg and having a cozy meal near the fireplace at Red Fox Inn.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Red Fox Tavern lives up to its reputation for great service and ambiance. Our party of four had the 3-course Holiday brunch. The selections were good and we each were pleased with our choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. We would have enjoyed a bit more elbow room around our table, which was in a corner next to a cupboard decorated with pretty porcelain dishes. The atmosphere encourages quiet conversation, but the closeness of the tables in the main dining room could present a problem if a group of diners was overly gregarious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always, great food, ambience and service.
Highly recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good halfway meeting point for a Holiday Brunch with DC friends. Since it was a special brunch menu, I had the peanut soup (my favorite), fried green tomato Benedict and vanilla caramel cake. All were perfectly fine, but my friends raves about the skirt steak and shrimp and grits. It was a lovely setting and the service was perfect for our catch-up visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing food, service and ambiance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were there to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The food was excellent and the price was reasonable.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for the Christmas Eve 5 course dinner and it was definitely the best meal of my life well worth the 165 bucks a person! The food is pricey but actually really fantastic not hoity-toity weird rich people food.

The ambiance was very cozy and intimate and they never make you feel rushed or unwelcome. Very easy going but attentive and polite wait staff as well. Would highly recommend for date nights or special occasions.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We very much enjoyed the food here. Each entree/meal was stellar and the wine pairings were also quite good. Their understanding of Celiac (gluten free) needs was a little lacking, with a few mistakes (crackers came out on the plate, not being sure of corn starch was gluten free) but they were quick to fix and I did not get sick (I'm very sensitive to cross-contamination). The ambiance was stunning and my husband and I truly enjoyed our meal. On par with good meals in Aspen, Vail, Switzerland, etc.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We both very much enjoyed our pre-Christmas Dinner
(Dec. 23rd) on a cold, rainy night near the fireplace.
Thank you, Red Fox, we've been there before and
will certainly visit again.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner in celebration of the holidays! Great food and service Although the music was a little loud it was overall a wonderful evening

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The Red Fox provides outstanding food in an ambiance that's unique. It's a fantastic place for intimate, fireside meals with attentive service. Food quality is always excellent, with great specials in addition to the diverse menu options.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My husband and I kicked off our Christmas vacation with dinner at the Red Fox Inn...it was wonderful, the ambiance was warm and cozy, dinner was wonderful and Bradley, our waiter, truly added to our experience. A wonderful way to spend an evening or a winter afternoon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding food. Great choices on the menu. Excellent fried green tomatoes starter. We had the salmon, fried chicken, and pork chop for meals, and all three were wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Every year we come to the Red Fox Inn and Tavern for their Brunch and it's never a disappointment. The food, service and atmosphere is amazing. I would highly recommend it for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

THis was probably my 5th time and the food is consistently great. The service is stellar with well-informed wait staff. It's on the quiet side but not so much that your company cannot have a good laugh. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We go here for the fried chicken. It is some of the best we have ever had.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have gone to the Red Fox Inn for many years. This time it really shined. The food and service was perfect.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely historic Tavern with terrific creative American food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was amazing. Great atmosphere. Very friendly service. Really enjoyed the dining experience.

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