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The Red Hen

11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
+1 540-464-4401
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“cheese board” (5 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
11 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2528
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Red Hen is one of the newer restaurants in Lexington, VA; it is also one of the best. The owners are quite ambitious; they are serving adventurous gourmet food, expertly prepared. I also regularly order the special cocktail, since they are part of the...More

Thank larue-lh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Hen is a small, intimate and cozy restaurant a block from the downtown main intersection in Lexington, VA. The owner/chef, Matt Adams, is the finest chef in the Lexington area and certainly ranks as one of the most pleasant individuals we've ever known...More

Thank philip c
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the Red Hen for my birthday with my fiancé. From the second we walked in the door we were treated like the only guests (the place was packed). We were immediately seated and began our experience. We went all out, apps, cheese board,...More

Thank robroymanhatten
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I have tried to eat here numerous times. Always, full. Fantastic food. Farm to Table style. Truly small, handcrafted meals. No Corporation inn Site. Thanks again.Wonderful.

Thank Daleblossom
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Really fine dining in a small town.I love the farm to table style menu. Staff is well trained, and friendly.

Thank Wachesaw
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The seating is tight and close to others. I understand the atmosphere is not the best but it is acceptable. The food was excellent and the choices were ample not to many. I would return but will remember it is a bit pricey.

Thank beemanWinchester
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Small restaurant in old Book Depository building. Tables are close together but that is part of the ambience. The kitchen is open and our table was right there, so we were able to talk to the chefs about the ingredients and preparation. Food was excellent....More

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful cuisine with imaginative menu and LOCAL sourcing. Interior is amazing. The historic little building was once the billiard room annex for a hotel! Great woody interior and some historic carpentry work. Lovely intimate atmosphere.

Thank Clifford K
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This restaurant, though small in size, offers amazingly delicious food.The menu,which is changed daily,is based on local suppliers of the best ingredients,and the chef and his team do wonderful work.Delicious.My party and I had two appetizers, three different main courses,and two desserts - and EVERYTHING...More

1  Thank PhilK34
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Although the space is limited, the locally grown food is excellent. Attentive staff and the right price for what you get.

Thank lgray00111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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: +1 540-464-4401
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