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The Red Hen

11 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
540 464 4401
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Ranked #1 of 65 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Racine, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We spent way too much and I left hungry. I ordered a salad, which was okay, but It was meant for a 5 year old. It came priced at nearly 10 dollars, they used maybe 80 cents worth of ingredients. I ordered the duck it was way too raw, there was very tough pieces that were awful to chew. I... More

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Ferrum, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited The Red Hen for the second time this year on Tuesday evening and once again were delighted by the beautiful, delicious meal served. Calling ahead I requested that the chefs prepare a vegan meal for the two of us and it was amazing. We were fortunate to be able to sit at the small bar overlooking the kitchen... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We read the reviews & were hoping to enjoy a good meal, in sleepy downtown Lexington, VA...well, we were blown away!!! Absolutely one of the best meals we've had anywhere, including in the finest restaurants in DC. The service was superb & the meal was fresh & abundant. Little touches like homemade focaccia bread, generous wine pouring & gorgeous key... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at The Red Hen during a brief visit to Lexington. Next time we'll stay longer, so that we can dine here several times! Both the restaurant and the menu are small. But in this case smaller---not bigger---is better. There are probably about 30 seats in the dining room, which has an open kitchen at... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Red Hen is easily on par or exceeds any upscale restaurant I've ever eaten at. Their locally sourced high quality ingredients paired with expert preparation and presentation made for a truly memorable meal. We dined early with our three year old son and four month old daughter and the service was extremely accommodating and gracious. They made a strawberry... More

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new england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We arrived here for dinner in the middle of a rainstorm. We intended to eat on the deck because we were traveling with our Scottish Terrier. No problem, said the three chefs, who cooked us up a fantastic meal to go while the dog waited in the car. We had the risotto with veggies and a NY strip steak. Then... More

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friend and I had a lovely dinner here. It is a small, intimate and very cozy restaurant. We shared the pate and cheese board, all local food, as appetizers and had the special snapper which was very good. The chocolate dessert was fantastic!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The interior and feel of the location is excellent. While tight and short on the seating it adds a special feeling when you get a table. Seats at the back allow you to watch the chefs cook, and lets you understand how the food is coming to you. Food was not bad and for the area quite well, however all... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I ate at The Red Hen for our 25th Anniversary Dinner. The service was wonderful, and the food was both delicious and healthy!

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Lexington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The atmosphere was so wonderful, I loved it, like a cozy little house. The drinks were fantastic and the food was very good. My husband wasn't that impressed but I liked it a lot, the staff was so nice and you could hang out and talk and drink after your meal, no rushing you out.

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