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The Red Hen

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11 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
+1 540-464-4401
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we asked where to go, this was the first answer we got from everyone, and The Red Hen did not disappoint. Locally sourced fare, and ample portions, along with an open kitchen gave it a warm and familiar atmosphere. Service was attentive, and I felt very much at home. Don't miss this when you're in Lexington.

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Thank Rob M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to dine in a new city, a new place with friends who also love food. A nice touch was they had a vegetarian menu for me, because I had mentioned this while making the reservation. It was a cold Fall night, and the small space inside was warm and inviting. The wood tables and floors made it... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overnight stop in Lexington, with low expectations. Found the Red Hen on Facebook and decided to try it. Nearly full on Wednesday night - food innovative and excellently cooked - wines interesting and moderately priced - service friendly - atmosphere informal in a historic setting. We would go back again if we could! Only negative is that the entrance was... More 

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Lititz, PA
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 17 October 2016

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!

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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 13 October 2016

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.

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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 12 October 2016

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.

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Thank Charlie P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

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.

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Thank Kim M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 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!!

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Thank Scott V
Mollusk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-464-4401

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