After more than a year’s wait, the much anticipated Lost Fox Hideaway at One Loudoun in Ashburn is starting to show signs of life. The Lost Fox team has quietly started a “soft opening” to get their sea legs under them as they slowly move towards what they hope will be a more traditional opening this spring.

The new restaurant and bar — a classic American tavern — is located on the second floor above the City Tap restaurant. It has its own entrance with an elevator and stairwell leading to a beautiful inside space, and not one, but two outdoor patios. Click here to see the tour of The Lost Fox that The Burn gave readers last year.

The Lost Fox had been just about to open when the COVID-19 pandemic set in. Opening plans were quickly put on hold for the rest of 2020. But as the vaccine roll-out continues and the weather gets nicer when spring arrives, the team at the tavern hopes that better times are ahead.

The soft opening — which started this month — consists of allowing small groups of guests in — by reservation only via their website — on Fridays and Saturdays. They are currently just seating in their heated outdoor areas. The full bar is open, but they are on a limited food menu to start with and will expand as they see how restrictions on restaurants change in the coming months.