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The Red Hen

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11 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
540 464 4401
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 147 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia

We dined at the Red Hen on my wife's birthday and it couldn't have been more wonderful! Matt and Becca, conspired with me earlier in the day to make it extra special for her. The food was spectacular, the ambiance romantic and intimate and the service by Becca (one of the owners by the way) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
philip c
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Lexington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations

147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lexington, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We dined at the Red Hen on my wife's birthday and it couldn't have been more wonderful! Matt and Becca, conspired with me earlier in the day to make it extra special for her. The food was spectacular, the ambiance romantic and intimate and the service by Becca (one of the owners by the way) and Jessica topped of a... More 

Ferrum, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Last month we visited NYC and ate at 3 of the best vegan restaurants in Manhattan: Blossom on 9th, Candle 79 and Hangawi (all excellent restaurants btw). OK, yes we do have special connection to The Red Hen in Lexington. Having said that, we ate there last night and even though they are not a vegan restaurant we had the... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lovely dining experience. We did the tasting menu, which from start to finish I loved the direction the chef went. Excellent service by a knowledgable staff.

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Definitely recommend and will go again soon!

Chesterfield, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Recently my wife and I dined at The Red Hen in Lexington, Va. I had a Lamb special and my wife had scallops. Both were delicious. The waiter was knowledgeable and courteous. My only complaint had to do with our reservation. We were told they were totally booked for the night and we had to wait until late for our... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is an excellent place to dine. The food was more than expected. Had the ravioli and scallops! I had dreams about the food. Well definitely make this a regular dining spot.

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

During my visit at the red hen, I enjoyed the Chef's tasting menu and was absolutely delighted by the food and the excitement of the entire staff. Everyone was very charming, attentive, and friendly. And the food was to die for, my favorite being the steak and my beautifully plated dessert. I've never had a dining experience quite like this... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a great meal at the Red Hen while vacationing in Lexington the week of October 20th. We shared the trout appetizer. The trout was served over an innovative potato salad; delicious! Then I enjoyed a pork entrée while my husband enjoyed a duck entrée. If you are a foodie you will enjoy this restaurant. The... More 

Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Yes, Red Hen is pricy. What our party of four got was an extraordinary 'farm to table' experience featuring unusual cuisine and fun food experiments that are other-worldly in taste combinations. We enjoyed the appetizers that night (melon soup and pate), then went on to main courses of fish, beef, or pork that were quite delicious. The chocolate 'mousse' had... More 

Phoenix, AZ
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had been looking forward to trying this restaurant on one of our visits to W&L, but it was such a disappointment. We knew it was going to be expensive, but given there were no prices on the menu, we were absolutely shocked when the bill came. For the three-course prix fixe menu (no beverages), it was $55 each, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 540 464 4401

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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