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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)
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11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying I've been in the restaurant business for 10 + yrs. and tend to be fairly forgiving. We read questionable reviews about the staff but decided to give it a try anyway bc the food looked great. BUT these were the...More

2  Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful cuisine with imaginative menu and LOCAL sourcing. Interior is amazing. The historic little building was once the billiard room annex for a hotel! Great woody interior and some historic carpentry work. Lovely intimate atmosphere.

Thank Clifford K
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This restaurant, though small in size, offers amazingly delicious food.The menu,which is changed daily,is based on local suppliers of the best ingredients,and the chef and his team do wonderful work.Delicious.My party and I had two appetizers, three different main courses,and two desserts - and EVERYTHING...More

1  Thank PhilK34
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Although the space is limited, the locally grown food is excellent. Attentive staff and the right price for what you get.

Thank lgray00111
Reviewed 20 August 2017

One of the best meals we've had EVER. Unique, healthy, yummy! Fantastic environment. Great feel. Amazing martini.

1  Thank 225Kathy
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint but mighty restaurant! Though they cannot accommodate a large crowd, the food is delicious. The menu is small but powerful in its offerings. The food and service were warm and made for an enjoyable evening. The air conditioning is not so...More

1  Thank DME312
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We arrived at 6:30 on a Saturday and had no trouble parking on the street outside the restaurant. This is a small place with maybe two dozen seats. The seats are closer together than I like but in the end this did not detract from...More

1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 16 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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
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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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