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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%
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“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (23 reviews)
“duck” (17 reviews)
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11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best meals we've had EVER. Unique, healthy, yummy! Fantastic environment. Great feel. Amazing martini.

Thank 225Kathy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint but mighty restaurant! Though they cannot accommodate a large crowd, the food is delicious. The menu is small but powerful in its offerings. The food and service were warm and made for an enjoyable evening. The air conditioning is not so...More

Thank DME312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 6:30 on a Saturday and had no trouble parking on the street outside the restaurant. This is a small place with maybe two dozen seats. The seats are closer together than I like but in the end this did not detract from...More

1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit pricey but food and service are worth it. Fresh, local ingredients, nice wine and beer selection. Friendly and professional staff. A very nice restaurant.

Thank Philippe L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our son took us here, and it was delicious! The menu is small, but everything is locally sourced and fresh. Our fish was delicious, the cheese plate was interesting and yummy, all the vegetables were so crisp and tasty. Make an effort to get to...More

Thank LauraDockery
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We've eaten here multiple times, and the menu changes according to what fresh food is available. They have options for vegetarians. The last time we ate there the main course meat was not as tender and tasty as in the past. It's probably the most...More

Thank Madison S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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 21 June 2017 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 18 June 2017

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 15 June 2017

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
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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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