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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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“scallops” (23 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have tried to eat here numerous times. Always, full. Fantastic food. Farm to Table style. Truly small, handcrafted meals. No Corporation inn Site. Thanks again.Wonderful.

Thank Daleblossom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really fine dining in a small town.I love the farm to table style menu. Staff is well trained, and friendly.

Thank Wachesaw
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The seating is tight and close to others. I understand the atmosphere is not the best but it is acceptable. The food was excellent and the choices were ample not to many. I would return but will remember it is a bit pricey.

Thank beemanWinchester
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Small restaurant in old Book Depository building. Tables are close together but that is part of the ambience. The kitchen is open and our table was right there, so we were able to talk to the chefs about the ingredients and preparation. Food was excellent....More

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 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 13 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 26 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
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Response from Nelson P | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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