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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

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Worth the Drive (49)
Good for a Date (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Cozy (44)
Romantic (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Great for Brunch (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Authentic (24)
Seasonal (22)
Local Ingredients (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Business Meals (12)
Casual (12)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (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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 (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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 (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 29, 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 24, 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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·Dined on December 24, 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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·Dined on December 21, 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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·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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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our sever Kristin was outstanding. Thank you to her and the staff for what may have appeared to have been an everyday dining experience to be a very special mother-daughter luncheon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great romantic evening! With phenomenal food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great dining experience. Food was delicious and service was wonderful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had a very nice time. Fireplace was going and we were seated right next to it at our request. Our server (young man attending college) did a great job and could not have been nicer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful service. Great food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Red Fox Inn and Tavern is one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions. The food has always been good, but this time, it was exceptional. You know those places that have overly attentive waiters? This is not one of them--the service was excellent, but not bothersome.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My spouse and I enjoyed a Christmas brunch at the Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, VA. With the snow falling outside it was nice and cozy inside. Their apple turnovers as a starter were so good we almost stole more from the table next to us. I had a cup of hot cider (a bit on the high price at $8). We had our own shrimp cocktail as an appetizer. My husband had the fried green tomatoes eggs Benedict, the only downside was the English muffins were a tad too crispy. I had the fish and chips which was so large I brought half home. For dessert I had the chocolate torte covered with raspberry, rich but delicious. My spouse had a Bloody Mary to cap off his meal which had a shrimp, olive and peppercorn as garnish. We recommend this place for others.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience! Cozy atmosphere in back room

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We really enjoy this restaurant. It is one of our all time favorites. It has a great menu, outstanding service, delicious food, and wonderful ambience. We come every time we’re in the area!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Red Fox Inn has superb food and great ambiance!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time actually having dinner at The Red Fox, and we were blown away. I had requested a table near the fireplace DONE. I had the Rockfish dish and it was OMG. We are heading back for their Christmas Eve Dinner which sounds amazing, and we cannot wait!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very busy on annual Xmas parade day, but worth the chaotic wait. Food is
dependably outstanding and service is attentive and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We stayed at Salamander Spa & Resort and went here for dinner on our first night. Service was impeccable and drinks were yummy. Menu was full of familiar comfort food but with just enough of a twist to be interesting. Food was very good but not mind blowing. I recommend the duck wontons.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, RFI came through once again with a wonderful evening. Food and ambiance was amazing for our anniversary. You don't want to miss this gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had a great experience for our anniversary. The food was great, the servers attentive, and the atmosphere was very romantic. Would definitely visit again.
We ate: shrimp and grits, peanut soup, butternut squash soup, half duck, fried chicken, and the carrot cake. The only item that we weren't especially in love with was the carrot cake- seemed like it was a thawed/premade cake

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a great meal.
Tasteful, well prepared and served on warm plates so temperature was good.

Our server, Kyle, was very professional and helpful. Portions were quite large --
I could have eaten 1/2 of what was served and been very full. Make sure your are hungry!

The room was fairly crowded with tables, but the layout was such that we didn't feel like we were sitting with another party. The room was a little too warm for us. A cool breeze would have felt good. (warm food, lots of people).

Highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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