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Lightfoot Restaurant
Lightfoot Restaurant

Lightfoot Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lightfootrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (703) 771-2233
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 11:30am Cafe Menu-Open to Close Dinner Menu-5:30pm Daily Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Patio Weather Permitting Daily Lunch and Dinner Special Menus Valentines Eve, Easter, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Ingrid Gustavson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On premise only.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Restaurant is available for a complete facility buy out.
  • Private Party Contact: Carrie (703) 771-2233 x12
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday and Saturday nights if a private party is not booked in the Piano Bar. Please call for a schedule.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Special Grand Buffets served Easter and Mother's Day. Special menu served on New Year's Eve and Valentine's Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available and Public parking garage. Garage is free in the evening and weekends. We can also validate for a free hour during the week.
A word from Lightfoot Restaurant
Lightfoot Restaurant was named in honor of Loudon County hero and American Statesman Francis Lightfoot Lee, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Lightfoot offers local color steeped in history, imaginative cuisine that tastes as exquisite as it looks, and an ambiance that is captivating and uniquely elegant. Lightfoot serves Lunch and Dinner Daily. Fine Dining in the dining room and casual dining in our bar area. We also offer three private rooms for Corporate Functions, Weddings, and Private Parties. Please refer to our website www.lightfootrestaurant.com for the latest menus as well as our banquet package. Fine Dining - Signature EventsContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "you'll eventually get a long black hair in your food. I've been dining,recommending this place for yrs Dear friend treated me to lunch. About 10 min into meal, found sizable hair mixed in my lobster salad.I quietly looked for server, showed her. Plate remove, apologies made, asked what I wanted to order. I had lost my appetite, didn't want anything. I nibbled some of my friend's salad. Manager apologized. Sent complimentary order of fries, which I didn't want. Brought dessert menu, asked multiple times what they could bring me. We always have a small sundae for dessert, so ordered 2. On way home, asked her, and yes, she was charged for both.SERIOUSLY? Was floored. So stupid on their part. Lost TWO loyal customers over price of a sundae."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at Lightfoot. Service was fabulous (wish I could remember the gentleman's name). He was efficient, knowledgeable, and responsive. The food was delicious. Came out hot and tasted delicious."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We visit on special occasions. It was as good as always. Well informed server, very clean restaurant, excellent food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service. All the courses wre served with great presentation, were creative and most importantly tasted great. Service was freindly, professional and very attentive. An energetic bar scene and poor acoustics make for a rather noisy ambience. Difficult to sustain conversation without raising your voice to be heard over the din. Great for a lively evening out. If you are looking for a quiet dinning experince, this may not be the best choice on a busy evening. Look forward to next visit."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "fabulous as usual; casual elegance as the website describes it. favorite restaurant in Leesburg"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I made reservations for lunch this past Sat. The food was spectacular, but the waiter...was charming, but not too attentive."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had another great dinner last Friday night, the drinks and food were excellent. We couldn't indulge in the dessert this time as the salad, bread, and meal were more than enough - just stuffed. Aside from the food, this is one of favorite places as not many restaurant bars make strawberry daiquiris anymore, which is my wife's favorite drink. I would caution that parking is a bear in Leesburg. We live in the southeast corner of town, so we really can't walk. So come early to get a parking spot in the garage if not drive around for street parking and may end up parking a few blocks away. Only once we never found a parking spot and had to miss our reservation, but several of our friends have."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "was looking for a table for 3 at 130 on a weekday, open table said nothing available until 230, we decided to shop until the table was ready. walked in at precisely 230 - place was dead. selection of wine by the glass was extremely limited."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wonderful ambiance in local historical building with nice outdoor dining in summer. Food is excellent and menu is varied."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The atmosphere is delightful, the service attentive and food very satisfying."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the review I really want to leave can't be left due to a character limit. Service was great but food was awful. Fried Green Tomato's tasted like they had nacho cheese on top with an uninspired unseasoned shrimp on top. The scallops were drowned in an overly sweet honey sauce on a sweet potato pancake, something I would expect to see on a brunch menu. My mussels were not properly cooked and had soggy potato strings on top when they arrived and my husbands duck, while very tasty was again not cooked properly. Then served with bitter, not well cooked Brussels sprouts, which we happen to normally love. For all the hype, this was a huge disappointment. And I believe business must be down as the place was dead for a Sunday."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Lightfoot has an interesting and very diverse menu from appetizer to dessert. The prices are reasonable for the high quality of the food. The only caution... wine prices are steep."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I came to Lightfoot for brunch on Sunday. It was my first time there. The building that Lighthouse is in is an old bank and absolutely beautiful. The only downside was that they kept the restaurant on the cold side. I ordered their grilled cheese with tomato and bacon which was delicious. The bread was perfectly toasted, there wasn't too much cheese so it didn't feel heavy. My entree came with a small tomato soup and caesar salad. The salad was pretty good, the soup was a bit on the salty side for me. Overall I enjoyed my meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at The Lightfoot Restaurant twice and each time we have had an amazing experience. The food is some of the best we've ever had and the service is great. Its not the cheapest but its well worth the money."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our first meal in this attractive, convenient restaurant. The food was quite good with a varied menu. Excellent service. We enjoyed the décor of the converted bank and felt the atmosphere was nice for a special occasion. In addition, the location in historic Leesburg is nice for "strolling" after dinner."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was our second time at Lightfoot and a special occasion. We were so disappointed compared to the first time. The duck and the seafood with pasta were awful. Neither my daughter nor husband ate the food after they tasted it. I had salmon with mashed potato. The salmon was great but the mashed potato was watery and tasteless. We had the mini sundaes for dessert. The vanilla ice cream tasted like it came from the supermarket with Hershey's syrup on it. I did not realize that my daughter and husband thought the food was so bad. They were trying to be polite with me so they each said they had a headache. Our waiter smelled overwhelmingly of cigarette smoke. A lot of money for a bad experience!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had lunch on a Saturday and the service and ambiance were great. The Frenchie plate, the grilled cheese of the day plate and an Asian salad with beef were all delicious. One diner ordered the grilled chicken sandwich and was a bit disappointed as it just was not up to the usual Lightfoot standards of bold flavor. The sweet potato fries with it were rather dry too. Another challenge with the sandwich was that it was too messy to eat with any kind of grace. On balance, we will be back and we really like the restaurant. The diner said he would order something more unique next time and was willing to try again. This, I think, is a tribute to what a good place it is."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Years ago, we had a reservation at Lightfoot for our wedding anniversary. When we got there, they had a power outage and the restaurant was closed for the night. --We ended up going to Morton's Steakhouse instead. Ever since then, we had wanted to try Lightfoot but never fit it into the schedule. Finally! Wife and I got to try Lightfoot this week. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service was outstanding. We will definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had my sons graduation dinner. My 80 year old mother came into town. She is used to fine dining. Perfect"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Decided to celebrate my daughter's high school graduation at Lightfoot. As usual we were very pleased with all of our selections including: seasonal berry salad, lobster bisque, "Swedish Salmon", Steak and Cake, and the ever-popular Peanut Butter Torte, among other dishes."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We ate at Lightfoot for Father's Day. I was surprised that the menu was so limited: mostly sandwiches and salads. The "Lunch Specials" menu is very hard to read, needs some design work. I did order fish and chips, the chips were unusual and great, the fish was tasteless and the batter was soggy. Dessert Sundae was bland. I supposed I was expecting higher end options from a restaurant that was a little more expensive.Service was efficient (order taken/served accurately without the waiter taking notes) but a little slow as if they didn't have enough staff. Father's Day is going to be busy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We returned to Lightfoot for Father's Day 2014 after dining here for the first time on Mother's Day 2014. We loved it so much the first time we came that we decided to return. it is the perfect location for a special lunch or dinner- the food is always delicious and there's a great wine list. The fried green tomatoes with shrimp appetizer is AMAZING! The service is always very vibrant and friendly and they make the experience that much better. We will definitely return next year, at the very least to celebrate Mother's Day again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had the shrimp and lobster pasta, it was very good with lots of chunks of lobster and some good size shrimp. My husband had the duck breast which he said was good, and my sister had the crab cake which she said was fantastic! I love the surroundings at Lightfoot and how they've kept the original look of the bank. I also recently had brunch at Lightfoot, the food was great and their dining area outside is lovely."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Nice place Awful service don't let the bartender be your waiter, don't use a credit card"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food good and consistent, soups notable. Restaurant has made the most out of its location in an old bank building with wood paneling, high ceilings and massive vault doors. Parking in the rear is hassle free if you get their at the start of the lunch service and the walk from the back door affords a view of a well-ordered kitchen."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have dined at Lightfoot on several occasions. On previous occasions we visited for brunch. Normally the both the food and service are good. On our most recent visit we were rather disappointed with their drink offerings. My wife ordered a Mimosa which consisted of less than half a small glass (for $8 dollars). Mentioned this to the concierge on the way out. She appeared to be uninterested. Be sure to check the menu carefully."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Both the food and the service were very good and the tables are spaced far enough apart that the noise level was low and it was very conducive to private conversations...a very enjoyable experience and I very much look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Two people. $ 85 a piece! That is possibly the most expensive meal we have had in our 30 years of marriage. At least the food was delicious, excellent presentation and good service was received."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was amazing! The service was exceptional and the food impeccable. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We arrived early for our RSVP and they were nice to find a way to fit us in. The server was friendly, had great recommendations and demonstrated she really new the offerings and what items complemented the others. The food was outstanding. The special gazpacho soup was out of this world. We both had streak prepared exactly as our request (well done and extra rare). The amount of food was very satisfying. Solely based on this experience we will go back. Based on all of the previous experiences we will go back. Coupled with this dining experience was the enjoyment of First Friday in Leesburg."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We love to go to Lightfoot for special occasions like anniversary s and birthdays. The food is excellent and I would go with the specials of the evening because you know that they are fresh and different. Love sitting in the front and watching the foot traffic go by."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! Both my husband I enjoyed our meal. However, the server was not very attentive. He seemed distracted. The waiter for the table next to us was energetic and very engaging with his guest. Their waiter explained the specials thoroughly. Their waiter told them about the gaspacho soup and ours did not offer it to us. Our cocktails were served and then it seemed we were forgotten. We had to ask for our waiter so we could order our entree. We were told that he was helping the chef. The manager in charge that evening may want to pay better attention to their guests and the service that is being received. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here and it holds a special place in our hearts. We recommend Lightfoot for casual dining or special occasions. Always delicious, always special"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We recently took out my daughter and her fiancé for a special dinner at Lightfoot -- and special it was. All of us were very happy with our food choices. Some stand-outs were the ham biscuits, the 0eking duck quesadilla, the chicken entree, and my Dover sole. We will definitely return, although we live 30-40 minutes away. Leesburg residents are indeed fortunate to have such a beautiful restaurant in their lovely old town."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • " Wanted a special dinner to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary, and Lightfoot has always been a favorite of ours. We both particularly enjoyed our pre-dinner cocktails, as my wife's Lemon Drop Martini was the best she's had in ages, and my Sapphire Martini was absolutely perfect, with a shimmer of slush and crunchy crisp olives. The mixed berry salad at Lightfoot is one of their signature dishes, with a delicious balsamic glaze and candied nuts. The entrees were delectable, as my wife ordered the huge Atomic Crabcake, and the duck breast was superb. Our server was knowledgeable and professional, could have been just a touch more attentive, but all in all did a really good job. Would recommend Lightfoot any time, for any occasion."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The staff was incredible! The food superb ! The choices on the menu were outstanding... Be sure to listen for the specials "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Good food but a little loud due to a wedding party table next to ours."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. My son is vegetarian and they only had one veg item and it was good if not very imaginative. Service was outstanding as always. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My third time there - still really nice spot. Food was very good - Took my son - he is a bit of a foodie and LOVED it! Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "It is a fancy restaurant with very good service and amazing food. The cost is high but the food is worth it. The desserts are amazing too. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014