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The Red Hen

11 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
540 464 4401
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Ranked #3 of 67 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
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

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 via mobile

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
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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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Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Yes, Red Hen is pricy. What our party of four got was an extraordinary 'farm to table' experience featuring unusual cuisine and fun food experiments that are other-worldly in taste combinations. We enjoyed the appetizers that night (melon soup and pate), then went on to main courses of fish, beef, or pork that were quite delicious. The chocolate 'mousse' had... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had been looking forward to trying this restaurant on one of our visits to W&L, but it was such a disappointment. We knew it was going to be expensive, but given there were no prices on the menu, we were absolutely shocked when the bill came. For the three-course prix fixe menu (no beverages), it was $55 each, and... More

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tiny but warm and charming. Price fixe menu is limiting but everyone loved it. Appetizers were all great, main course (choose between fish, fowl or beef) were each good but the Lemon custard dessert had us licking the sides of the bowl. Get reservations early

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Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were told by the owner's of The Red Hen to order the Chef's Tasting dinner if they were serving it. We asked and they said of course they could do this. The server asked if there was anything that we knew we didn't want and was there anything on the menu that attracted us. We gave feedback and were... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went on a Thursday night and it wasn't very busy. Food was very good as was the presentation, only critique would be that the portions were small. The thing that really sold me on this place was that they made me hot chocolate with my dessert from a local place called Cocoa Mills. Service was excellent as was the... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Red Hen is a charming restaurant featuring locally sourced food. The meal was excellent from starters through dessert; service was perfect, the staff attentive and friendly. A memorable meal, well worth the price. It's a new favorite and we will return.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had dinner on 9/26/14 and the striped bass was very fishy and tasted frozen-not fresh. Pork was tough as shoe leather and not up to expectations. Restaurant was highly recommended and was a great disappointment. Eight of is ordered and no one was pleased with their meal. Lexington has far greater restaurants to choose from. This was a bad experience.... 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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