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The Red Hen

11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
+1 540-464-4401
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Red Hen uses the best ingredients to consistently produce wonderful meals. Our group of 4 ordered different items, and everyone was happy...we loved the fried oysters appetizer! The place is small and cozy, you definitely need a reservation.

Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent service. Attentive and helpful. We each had the salmon which was delicious and uniquely prepared using locals vegetables. The couple beside us had the tasting menu and loved it. Great adult atmosphere with a serious menu.

Thank Spence C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations are a good idea, as this is a very small space. The kitchen is open to the dining room. There seems to be a large staff, all of whom work hard to provide a memorable dining experience. The limited menu seems to change frequently,...More

Thank Crcb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated without a reservation on a Friday night, which is rare. We recommend having a reservation due to the popularity and seating capacity. We dined on the patio and couldn't have been happier. What a gem!! All dishes are prepared with fresh local...More

Thank ThurstonSC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique restaurant with emphasis on local, high quality ingredients. The staff was super professional as well as friendly. We sat outside, and loved the quaint, garden- like setting! Our server was excellent, she was there with everything, exactly when we needed it. Our meals...More

Thank SCTravelerandskier
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Amazing farm to table restaurant in Lexington. They change the menu daily, but there were options for all diets (vegan you may have to ask for specifically). The restaurant is beautiful, we sat inside but there was also an outside patio. Our server was fantastic,...More

Thank Tayl405
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Red Hen three times now. Each has been a memorable experience. This time we received much appreciated help from our waitress in selecting a wine to go with our fish dishes. Their wine selection is varied and interesting, and does...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A fine dining restaurant with a really neat ambiance, great food and friendly service. Patio seating or inside dining are available.

1  Thank Len C
Reviewed 25 March 2017

First for the good parts. We had a fantastic waiter. He was prompt and very cordial. We got there about 15 minutes before they opened and were not seated right away. When we finished our meal, our waiter brought us sorbets that were complimentary since...More

2  Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in with no reservations and no trouble getting a table. Nice historical building. Very good appetizer, entree, dessert served at nice pace for reasonable price.

1  Thank Marshall D
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Do you deliver, and can I get a gift certificate emailed to a friend recovering from surgery in Lexington?
26 April 2016|
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Response from Nelson P | Reviewed this property |
I bet a call to the restaurant would result in an exception for such a thoughtful act.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 540-464-4401
  • E-mail
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