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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Cozy restaurant local regional emphasis

Small low key venue in historic little building that was once a hotel billiard parlor. Old wood interior providing interest. Fine dining on local regional based menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Clifford K
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Lexington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Lexington, Virginia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small low key venue in historic little building that was once a hotel billiard parlor. Old wood interior providing interest. Fine dining on local regional based menu.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Red Hen was recommended by a friend whose daughter attends a local college. There was a limited menu with ingredients that seemed to be shared by every dish. We ordered salads, short ribs and the duck breast. The salads were ok but nothing special. The short ribs was the better dish (although I prefer duck) and the duck was... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Probably the best meal on our trip to DC and Virginia from the UK. Nice atmosphere, excellent and very friendly waiting staff. Great wine list including some great local wine. I had the potato and garlic scrape soup - I don't normally have soup in a restaurant but it was perfect. Husband had short ribs, daughter duck and I had... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My wife and I ate here for our first anniversary dinner during our trip to Lexington. The place is small so make sure you make reservations in advance. The food is all local and the meal was excellent, but the portions were a little small for us. My only real complaint is their possible lack of sweet tea. I was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Another great dinner at Red Hen! Not a large menu, but something for everyone and usually inspires you to try something new and different. We are never disappointed.

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Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

this restaurants has a season menu, but it seems everything on the menu used the same ingredients, so if there was an ingredient you wanted to avoid, it was very difficult to find an entree that did not include it. The hype is better than the restaurant deserves

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Grayson, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Working in the area and trying different places and tried this place. Food was very good and was all locally produced. I found the quality was very good, quantity was small, prices were a little high. I had scallops and a risotto which was very good. but there were only four scallops in a bowl with the risotto and some... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The restaurant was a recommendation by our local host at a B&B. Even for a Tuesday, I made reservations well in advance and they were full. It is a very small, personal restaurant with 12 to 13 tables. The hostess/ waitress was lovely, attentive & knowlegible. The first course we chose was the cheese plate.. Small but very nice...we did... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Tucked in a street adjacent to Main St. was this intimate restaurant, aptly named "The Red Hen." As my husband and I entered, we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The appetizers were tempting, but we skipped straight to the main entrees and chose the duck breast and sea scallops. Our server was kind and patient, having good... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

After reading the reviews, I had high hopes for a great meal at an upscale restaurant. My wife and I got quite a bit less than we had anticipated. Some of the food was good to very good and the service was more than adequate but the "local" veggies were sad the 3 cheese appetizer was very tasty but woefully... More 

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Additional Information about The Red Hen

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

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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