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The Red Hen

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11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
540 464 4401
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lititz, PA
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small place so you need to make reservations. The kitchen is next to the dining area so you can watch the cooks. Staff was pleasant and helpfull. Menu is limited but excellent.

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Villa Hills, Kentucky
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful experience in fine dining! Farm fresh seafood, beef, and pork! The Grouper, pork shank and meat and potatoes (beef) were all beautifully presented and tasted just as well as they were presented! Highly recommend this upscale restaurant!

Thank lgeisselbrecht
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food in a cozy and very interesting building. The food varies seasonally and has unique preparations, with excellent quality. It was all delicious! We enjoyed being able to watch the activities in the kitchen. And the service was exceptional.

Thank InIt4Life
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were led online to the Red Hen, and were glad to have found it. Downtown Lexington, small (10-12 tables), venerable building, open kitchen (smaller than yours, or ours). Varied, sophisticated menu, although not lengthy. My wife had fish, while I foraged among the appetizers; we were both pleased with our choices.

Thank Charlie P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a fabulously healthy, filling, and delicious dinner at this quaint Lexington restaurant. There is nothing like it in town! Book early as there are only a few tables in this small space, but that adds to the experience. Expect wonderful service. We've returned several times for the expertly prepared, locally sourced dishes.

Thank Kim M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Lexington for Parents Weekend at W&L, we decided to try a different restaurant! A quaint place, unique decor-we had a wonderful experience-loved the atmosphere, fantastic service & delicious food. It was quite expensive-not sure if that was due to the school event, but at least we enjoyed our visit! Would definitely recommend-all of us enjoyed our meals!!

Thank Scott V
Mollusk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful, intimate setting that specializes in creative preparation of locally sourced fare. The kitchen is tiny and open to the dining room, which gives diners a view into preparation activities. Friendly, informed, and unobtrusive service, generous drinks, and terrific food make this an excellent dining experience. Save room for dessert! The restaurant only seats about 24 people, so reserve... More 

Thank editink
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never mind the food at the Red Hen--which is excellent, inventive and delicious. What I like to do is sit at the small bar (two people, maybe three) overlooking the kitchen and watch the three cooks. The first time, I was hesitant to talk with them, not wanting to distract them. But they are very friendly and I've returned several... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dined at The Red Hen many times over the last couple of months. The building (an old tavern), the service, the drinks, and especially the food combine for a wonderful dining experience. The menu changes frequently to include fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the ingredient that went into their food and very adept... More 

Thank perrygore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

During previous north-south trips between Arlington VA and Chattanooga TN, my wife and I usually stop in Lexington to break up the 600 mile trip. In the past we've tried to get into the quaint Red Hen restaurant, but we hit the days it was closed. This time we were lucky, and what a treat the visit was. The restored... More 

Thank Chip B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 540 464 4401

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