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The Red Hen

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11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
+1 540-464-4401
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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, very friendly and attentive and knowledgeable. The food was unbelievable (I had the grouper)... Kind... More 

Thank Tayl405
Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 not stick to the more common and familiar wines. She selected the Elisa Langhe Arneis,... More 

Thank Richard S
Midlothian, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fine dining restaurant with a really neat ambiance, great food and friendly service. Patio seating or inside dining are available.

1 Thank Len C
High Point, North Carolina
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314 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

First for the good parts. We had a fantastic waiter. He was prompt and very cordial. We got there about 15 minutes before they opened and were not seated right away. When we finished our meal, our waiter brought us sorbets that were complimentary since we had to wait to be seated. I got the fluke entree. It did not... More 

2 Thank Bruce J
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in with no reservations and no trouble getting a table. Nice historical building. Very good appetizer, entree, dessert served at nice pace for reasonable price.

1 Thank Marshall D
Chesapeake, Virginia
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

After by-passing this establishment for years on our many visits to the Lexington area, due to it's limited menu options, my wife finally convinced me to make reservations for my birthday dinner while in town for my birthday week get-away. And I am now kicking myself for not coming in sooner as this is the place I was looking for... More 

2 Thank MuleHead2
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great restaurant with excellent service! The menu is very creative and delicious. Even though the restaurant is small, they are fantastic at accommodating customers. Go!

Thank Janie P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Since dishes are on the smaller side, this restaurant is more expensive than it appears: think ordering pasta and entrees separately. And it is definitely overpriced for what it is. Pastas were al dente, and service was frequent (though I won't call attentive). Nothing creative or interesting on the menu. I really don't get the hype. We ordered two entrees,... More 

3 Thank drpoints
Mendham Township, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

When we asked where to go, this was the first answer we got from everyone, and The Red Hen did not disappoint. Locally sourced fare, and ample portions, along with an open kitchen gave it a warm and familiar atmosphere. Service was attentive, and I felt very much at home. Don't miss this when you're in Lexington.

Thank Rob M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were excited to dine in a new city, a new place with friends who also love food. A nice touch was they had a vegetarian menu for me, because I had mentioned this while making the reservation. It was a cold Fall night, and the small space inside was warm and inviting. The wood tables and floors made it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?