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The Red Fox Inn & Tavern

1945 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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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 1945 People Are Saying
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SandraS (Washington DC)
Dined 4 days ago

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

CAMMosley (San Francisco)
Dined 4 days ago

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.

BillandBrendaP (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

OldGnome (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.

OpenTable Diner 
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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on January 12, 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (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.

vipfoodie123 (Washington DC)
Dined on January 1, 2018

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

RKSpringfield (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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on December 30, 2017

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