We stopped in while visiting family near D.C.during Thanksgiving week. We had been to the Red Fox Inn in previous years, so after spying the quaint looking French Hound a block off the main drag we headed there for lunch. My Sister-in-law had been there a few times in the past and had good experiences. There was a pretty large crowd, but the staff handled incoming guests efficiently, and we were seated at a great round table with a nice circular booth style wall bench. The atmoshpere had a French Cottage feel - nice and cozy. The menu was well put together, and my wife and I couldn't pass up the Boeuf Bourguignon which was tastey with flavors well balanced. The only slight distraction in the whole experience was our server who seemed a little distracted and a little out of place. He was unsure about the menu and when our bottle of wine arrived he used his soiled apron to assist in pulling the cork out of the bottle. He checked back during the lunch once or twice, but made us wait for some time for the check. Luckily it was a casual period for us, but we did want to get going as we had over and hour's drive to catch our plane at Dulles. The service wouldn't keep us from returning because this is a classy, plesant spot in a cool historic town, and I think maybe the holiday crowds were a factor here.
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