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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Charming, Intimate, Perfect

Only 29 seats. Quaint and cool. The Chef and his wife have a lot to be proud of. Farm to Table food, impeccably plated and beautifully presented. It felt like my own private getaway place. Outstanding staff who are vailable but not intrusive. I will return often when in downtown Lexington.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Heidi W
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Only 29 seats. Quaint and cool. The Chef and his wife have a lot to be proud of. Farm to Table food, impeccably plated and beautifully presented. It felt like my own private getaway place. Outstanding staff who are vailable but not intrusive. I will return often when in downtown Lexington.

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Roanoke, VA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

This was my third trip to the Red Hen and it remains a must when visiting Lexington. This quaint, SMALL restaurant offers great farm to table fare in an intimate setting. My wife and I opted for the tasting menu which featured a cheese plate appetizer and three entrées, grouper, duck breast and sirloin. All were very good but I... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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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 

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Ferrum, Virginia
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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 

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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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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 

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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.

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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 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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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 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?