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The Red Hen

11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
+1 540-464-4401
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
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11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit pricey but food and service are worth it. Fresh, local ingredients, nice wine and beer selection. Friendly and professional staff. A very nice restaurant.

Thank Philippe L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son took us here, and it was delicious! The menu is small, but everything is locally sourced and fresh. Our fish was delicious, the cheese plate was interesting and yummy, all the vegetables were so crisp and tasty. Make an effort to get to...More

Thank LauraDockery
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here multiple times, and the menu changes according to what fresh food is available. They have options for vegetarians. The last time we ate there the main course meat was not as tender and tasty as in the past. It's probably the most...More

Thank Madison S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red Hen uses the best ingredients to consistently produce wonderful meals. Our group of 4 ordered different items, and everyone was happy...we loved the fried oysters appetizer! The place is small and cozy, you definitely need a reservation.

Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. Attentive and helpful. We each had the salmon which was delicious and uniquely prepared using locals vegetables. The couple beside us had the tasting menu and loved it. Great adult atmosphere with a serious menu.

Thank Spence C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Reservations are a good idea, as this is a very small space. The kitchen is open to the dining room. There seems to be a large staff, all of whom work hard to provide a memorable dining experience. The limited menu seems to change frequently,...More

Thank Crcb
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were seated without a reservation on a Friday night, which is rare. We recommend having a reservation due to the popularity and seating capacity. We dined on the patio and couldn't have been happier. What a gem!! All dishes are prepared with fresh local...More

Thank ThurstonSC
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

A unique restaurant with emphasis on local, high quality ingredients. The staff was super professional as well as friendly. We sat outside, and loved the quaint, garden- like setting! Our server was excellent, she was there with everything, exactly when we needed it. Our meals...More

Thank SCTravelerandskier
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Amazing farm to table restaurant in Lexington. They change the menu daily, but there were options for all diets (vegan you may have to ask for specifically). The restaurant is beautiful, we sat inside but there was also an outside patio. Our server was fantastic,...More

Thank Tayl405
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Red Hen three times now. Each has been a memorable experience. This time we received much appreciated help from our waitress in selecting a wine to go with our fish dishes. Their wine selection is varied and interesting, and does...More

Thank Richard S
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Response from Nelson P | Reviewed this property |
I bet a call to the restaurant would result in an exception for such a thoughtful act.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-464-4401
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