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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

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Our favorite restaurant in town

Excellent food and service. A bit expensive, but worth it. This is where we choose to go when we want to show off our new hometown to out of town guests.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Janet G
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent food and service. A bit expensive, but worth it. This is where we choose to go when we want to show off our new hometown to out of town guests.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Quaint little restaurant with active but nice ambiance. Food and drink is very good but everything is so expensive that, at the end of the day, you feel as if you did not get adequate value for your money and could have done better at one of the many other good restaurants in this town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wonderful experience... The food and service were terrific. True farm to table experience. Lovely cocktails .., the trout was delicious!

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Traveling with the dog we needed to find a nice dinner place that would welcome her. Lexington is super dog friendly and Red Hen fit the bill for the evening. They have a sweet back porch area (kinda rustic) that we had all to ourselves. The service was flawless and the food excellent. We were so full we couldn't partake... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A buddy and I had a true gourmet meal here. Excellent food, excellent presentation, friendly staff. Figure $40-60 per person.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As a birthday gift my husband took me to the Red Hen for dinner....we have been there before and always enjoy it...we both eat vegan only, and this is not typically a vegan restaurant....therefore, we make our reservations about a week ahead of time and the chefs always seem happy to accommodate us since we give them notice....the wait staff... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

While staying at a nearby B&B, other guests recommended The Red Hen so we decided to try it out. I absolutely loved the look of the building exterior and interior as it elevated my expectations of a wonderful experience. From any seat a diner can watch the chefs go about their business of preparing your meal. The waitstaff were warm... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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