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“A Very Good Meal”

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Middleburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Madison
Description: Located in the quaint village of Middleburg and inspired by four centuries of Virginia Hunt Country tradition, the Red Fox embodies the Piedmont’s cultural heritage. Established in 1728, our four story fieldstone Inn and Tavern boasts hand-hewn ceiling beams, heart pine floors and paneling, working fireplaces, and walls adorned with sporting art. Join us in the heart of Virginia’s famed Hunt and Wine Country to enjoy a hearty meal in our tavern followed by a relaxing evening in one of our cozy guest rooms.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“A Very Good Meal”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Of course, most of the other reviews mention the atmosphere or ambiance, and the Red Fox Inn certainly delivers on that. A beautiful, rustic country inn ambiance, with beamed ceilings and working fireplace, etc, create a cozy but elegant feel.

On our visit, the food was largely very good, but a couple of items were better than others. They were only serving their Valentine's (served the entire week, apparently) prix fixe menu, so options were limited, but we were, nonetheless happy with the food. Meats were of high quality and prepared to order, but lacked the "sizzle" that would have resulted in an excellent rating in the food category. Sides and appetizers were delicious and desserts were very good - the cherry crepes were top-notch. Servings were very generous, and being accustomed to DC prices, this meal seemed very reasonably-priced.

Service was very friendly, but a bit slow. Not enough to really complain a lot about it, but just enough to notice. There were a couple of noticeable delays between courses, so I think the delay was likely in the kitchen, rather than with our server. Our server was so friendly and nice, I hate to say anything at all about it, and I've already said more about it than the subject deserves, so I'll stop now.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank WynneWoody
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Ashburn, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Atmosphere Without Substance”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Old Inn atmosphere with very uninspired modern food choices, exicuted poorly. Middleburg has better options.

Thank John V
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Level 6 Contributor
1,746 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
“A Step Back in Time.....”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

After returning to the D.C. area after three years overseas, a friend and I opted to out and explore Hunt Country (Loudoun County, VA). We decided to stop at the Red Fox Inn for lunch because of its history and their famous peanut soup. The soup was amazing, like eating liquified peanut butter. I completely understand the draw to this place. The lighting is minimal and you can just imagine some member of the founder fathers eating here with his compatriots. I also like the fact the JFK used the Tavern as a location for some of his press conferences.... Go and enjoy this little spot that time forgot....

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank jehenson81
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Marshall, VA
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Only thing missing is Thomas Jefferson”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Red Fox Inn has been one of our favorites for 40+ years. Located in beautiful Middleburg, VA on main, plenty of shopping/browsing in the neighborhood. Food is great - favorite is peanut soup or smoked duck spring rolls. Dress up or show up casual - but show up. Great stop for lunch during a sortie through the Virginia vineyards nearby. Don't leave before you try their Bourbon Pecan Pie with a double espresso.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank ahbarbour
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Northern Neck, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Old World Charm”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The experience was charming and like being swept up in an inviting warm hug. Staff were friendly and entertaining.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Deborah K
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