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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vajayhawk

My 18 year daughter was driving, our GPS was off, and we took a right on red in Downtown Lexington...oops! Yes, we did get pulled over by the local policeman, but he was very nice and didnnot give my daughter a ticket. I called the restaurant to tell them to hold our reservation and briefly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Deanna H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 18 year daughter was driving, our GPS was off, and we took a right on red in Downtown Lexington...oops! Yes, we did get pulled over by the local policeman, but he was very nice and didnnot give my daughter a ticket. I called the restaurant to tell them to hold our reservation and briefly explained our situation....when we arrived,... More 

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Thank Deanna H
Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at The Red Hen for the first time last night. Loved it! The food is fresh, locally sourced, and presented beautifully. Service excellent too. If we only lived closer we would certainly be regulars!

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Thank 467farmgirl467
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, I thought the hospitality was lame. We went there for our honeymoon dinner on a Tuesday night, with reservations. We show up for our 1800 dinner time and the place is empty, except for one patron eating in a corner booth. So guess where we are seated? Right beside the lone diner. My wife even double-checked with the... More 

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1 Thank edcholster
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and had dinner at The Red Hen to celebrate our wedding anniversary in early January. We have recently become more interested in farm-to-table restaurants due to my wife's dietary needs. We enjoyed our meal at The Red Hen. It's not a very large place (about 10 small booths and tables), and it was full during most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Atmosphere is cozy and warm. I order the pork sirloin with red peppercorn it was beautifully presented but lack in seasoning but still good. I also had the brownie for dessert absolutely delicious. Great place definitely would recommend.

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Thank Serena J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The red hen is a gem of a restaurant. It's quaint and small--you feel like you're in a beautifully decorated little barn. The kitchen is open for viewing and it's fun to watch them prepare--as you see how clean and sanitary everything is! The menu is creative and the food delicious!!! The staff is absolutely delightful. We can't wait to... More 

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Thank Luvron
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Fresh, fresh produce, meat, cheeses...and excellent attention to detail and creativity. It is very hard to get a reservation here during prime time, ie Parents Weekends at the Universities...so if you are in Lexington at other times, take advantage of a meal at the cozy Red Hen. You definitely need a reservation. Amazing.

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1 Thank momsuptoolate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Stopped in Lexington en route from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. The Red Hen was recommended to us by locals - what a find!!! Small, intimate, personal restaurant using fresh local ingredients. We will make a special trip back to Lexington just for the Red Hen.!

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1 Thank Sharon T
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This Farm to table restaurant did NOT disappoint! Extremely Fresh Ingredients. Wonderful Flavors. Great Service.

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1 Thank AtlantaK2015
Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

As usual The Red Hen did not disappoint!! The local fresh ingredients were combined very well. My salad had sweetness and tartness that offset each other beautifully. My pork chop was even more delicious. The staff were courteous without being too on top of us. Even though the restaurant was crowded you could easily have a pleasant conversation without screaming.... 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?