A friend recommended this
A friend recommended this restaurant for a dinner celebration of our 42nd anniversary. The food was great as was the service.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lightfoot is in an old (1888) bank building that has been updated. The ambiance is terrific. The service was quick, efficient and knowledgeable. The food was the best. I had an evening special of rib eye steak with roasted veggies. The steak was perfect and the veggies added just the right flavors. It was a great meal and we will be going back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful brunch! The food was fabulous as was the service.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Professional and warm staff!
Professional and warm staff! Superb, innovative specialties reflective of Virginia. Loved the ham biscuits and no-filler crabcakes--contemporary twist on traditional food. Although the beautifully, well-preserved former bank gives a formal feel, the servers were down to earth.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, high quality, wonderful sauces. Perfect place for that special occasion. Beautiful building, clean kitchen.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife to Lightfoot for a birthday treat. I had previously dined there at a lunchtime and thought it would be a nice place for an evening out. Not disappointed. Our table was a bit exposed to passing traffic and lacked the privacy we would have liked but the food was very good. We would go back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cursed with high expectations
My wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary. I did like the food. But, my wife compared it to our favorite around the corner, not favorably. The service was very good. My wife thought the ambience was very good. We'll definitely give it another chance.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience all around.
Wonderful experience all around. Great food and service. We particularly appreciated the attentive server. Had not realized outdoor seating was available, so that is a plus.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a birthday ladies
Went for a birthday ladies lunch...perfect spot for this. We were allowed to sit, relax and talk. Meal was very nicely presented and tasty. Received a complimentary I e cream cupcake when mentioned birthday.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for a business lunch. The menu doesnt have many healthy options however they had several delicious, healthier lunch specials. We all had salads and they were fantastic.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for discerning diners
The food, ambiance, and service were truly outstanding. Worthy of the drive to Leesburg and metered parking during the day seemed to be plentiful during the week. Not sure if you would have the same luck on the weekends so it's best to check ahead to find out if where there are parking garages/lots.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in Historic Leesburg.
I wanted to take my wile, Linda, out to a nice restaurant for her birthday. I wanted someplace we hadn't been before and an evening that would be fun and memorable. I scoured the internet and found Lightfoot. BINGO!!!
Lightfoot delivered not only a delicious meal (she said the salmon was the best she'd ever tasted) but also a warm and unique atmosphere with a wait staff that was not to be surpassed. My Filet Mignon was delicious and perfectly cooked (I'm very fussy in this area.) and it was surprisingly tender and succulent. They also have a lovely outdoor patio in the back that is perfect for a warm summer's eve rendezvous with your favorite person on this planet.
Worth a try? Absolutely.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife of 36 years and I went here to celebrate. Could not have been better. From Art and Ali in the bar (complimentary thin potatoe chips and dip) to the fabulous dinner, all was over the top. Service was very good and the food... from the presentation to the taste to the unbelievable chocolate cake for dessert... Just a fabulous time for us both! Our new favorite restaurant.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday was my first experience with Lightfoot and I was more than pleased. Lightfoot was selected as a meeting place for a first date and while nerves where on edge on both sides of the table, by the end of an excellent salad and service a level of comfort was achieved and it was a wonderful ambiance for a first date.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in town just for the evening and were looking for a quaint local find for dinner. We were highly impressed with the food and the atmosphere. Everything was freshly prepared to our specifications and all ingredients were really fresh. If we lived closer we would certainly frequent this establishment on a regular basis! A definite do again!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend of the family
Leesburg, VA has become a friend of the family, and Lightfoot Restaurant is like go to the home of a friend. Food, drinks, and ambience are "just like home." The Lobster and crab Bisques were and have been good for several years of visits. Rib-eye steak was executed very well and very good quality. Filet and Crab Cake were excellent. Service was also very attentive.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Great Food and Service
Every year I take my wife and a couple friends to Lightfoot for her birthday celebration. Why? Because it's the best food, service and experience we could ask for in our area and Lightfoot always delivers. Food arrives promptly and well-presented, menu selections are creative and delicious, our waiters have always been gracious, undemanding and attentive, and the atmosphere is hard to beat. I can't recommend Lightfoot highly enough. You won't be disappointed.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful evening out!
It was a great experience in fine dining. Our waiter's name was Fred and he was a true professional. We received just enough attention without feeling like he was pestering us and our courses were spaced nicely so that we did not feel rushed or neglected. The restaurant is a beautiful old building with plenty of character and the food was absolutely fantastic. We live almost two hours away but I guarantee you we will be back. We are anxious to take our friends there for a nice evening out and you better believe we will ask to be served by Fred again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Friend Julie Enjoyed Her Birthday Dinner Thanks To Lightfoot! Thank You!Compliment
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is beautiful, and the food was very good.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lightfoot - Food At Its Finest
From first course to the last, the food at Lightfoot is a delight for even the most discriminating palette. The apple-pumpkin bisque was delicious and tastes extremely refined. Oysters Rockefeller and Scallops were off the chart! The main courses - Duck and Steak and (crab) Cake - were exquisite as were the desserts of mini-sundae and raspberry creme brulee. Our highest recommendation. Service was attentive but not obnoxious.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been here in a number of years.... our brunch was really good... looking forward to returning again soon!!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food- Great Service
Great food- Great Service - Great Wine. But too noisy .
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and tasty as always. Have yet to have anything approaching a subpar experience at the Lightfoot...
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at this restaurant
We have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past for lunch when we are in the Leesburg area. This was our first experience with dinner and it was great. The next time I am in the area I would like to try the patio dining as I was not aware there was a patio until we arrived in the evening. I understand it is seasonal but we went to look at it and it was beautiful with the lights.
We were on a wine tasting bus trip from the Hershey Pa. area and brought 6 people with us to dine who had never been at the restaurant before and they all like it as much as we do.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Birthday Celebration
All the attendees raved about their choice of food. The server was engaging with the party while providing efficient service.
Everyone commented that they were looking forward to a return to Lightfoot.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
everybody's favorite salad
I ordered "Everybody's Favorite Salad" ... and now it's mine too! Fresh greens, brie, raspberries, oranges and chicken all drizzled lightly with delicious vinaigrette! Outstanding!
My friend had a gourmet BLT sandwich, and the two of us kept saying, "This is so delicious!" throughout our entire lunch!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff has always been more than accomadating and very friendly. We always enjoy ourselves there.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu here is fantastic. My wife and I went here for our last date before the wedding, and the food was out of this world. We tried duck for first time (the duck quesadillas are delicious) and the portions for dinner are perfectly sized. I will definitely be coming back again.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate & romantic
Had a fabulous meal from soup to nuts. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Lightfoot is never
The food at Lightfoot is never disappointing and I love the specials. I never new how good salad could be. Awesome soups, great wait staff and we always meet other great people that are dinning there as well.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant lunch
Service was terrific and food was good. A beautiful restaurant.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a special dinner
We went here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding, the portions large and the service was great. We would go again in a heartbeat. Everything was just right, they put us in a private booth and the waiter was attentive but didn't intrude. I had a hard time deciding on just one entre...You won't be disappointed.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service and ambiance
Food, service and ambiance amazing - flounder was delicious, but steer clear of the carrot flan....
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
On Sunday, Oct. 27 we met friends from Alexandria at the Lightfoot for brunch. Once again the food was outstanding and the service excellent! We live in Winchester and have enjoyed coming here for birthdays, brunch, and bringing family from out of town. Always an enjoyable place to visit.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
better than most
good food, service was adequate not stellar, desserts were uninspired, beautiful interior
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, somewhat convenient
Food was very good. Ambience was nice. We would go here more often, but traffic and parking in Leesburg can vary widely, sometimes no problem other times absolutely no parking - even in the garage.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was once a bank and has been made over with beautiful attention to detail. However the high ceiling does lend itself to a rather high level of noise when the place is full, which it was Saturday. Never the less, our only 'complaint' was we were not seated when we arrived with a reservation. Our party was all there and we were on time, but a Reservation is not a 'suggestion'. Our entre was outstanding and while this place is on the $$$ side, it is well worth it! We drove an hour to get to it and we will go back again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lightfoot has always been
Lightfoot has always been a first-class restaurant. In every way a customer is treated with great care and attention and the food is indescribable. Just perfect in every way.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family has loved this restaurant for close to 15 years. It is a warm, pleasant place, an architectural gem located in an lovely building formerly a bank. The atmosphere is inviting, servers remember you and your favorites. The bar is a specialty, old and polished and a place known for inventive drinks. The service is just what you'd most want, though was a bit overly assertive ths time. The food reads better than it is, but being there is so pleasant that you try to,order around the problem dishes.
What a lovely place to get together with people you enjoy.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, Service, Ambience - all here
What a great place to eat, enjoy wonderfully prepared food, great service and old world charm of the converted bank building! Loved it! Will come back often with new and old friends.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal
We have been going to Lightfoot for years. The food is always good, as is the service. But the ambiance is really amazing. This beautifuly restored Beaux Arts building is a sight to behold and really adds to the fine dining experience.
The mushroom and goat strudel appetizer is one of my favorite dishes of all time.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still great after many years
I haven't been to Leesburg in years even though it is only 45 minutes from my home. Therefore, when a client said he would be there for another meeting,we planned to meet for lunch. Having very much enjoyed Lightfoot years ago I figured it was a safe suggestion. It turned out to be perfect. My client couldn't stop talking about the atmosphere (old bank with a massive fireplace) and the service was prompt and friendly. I also appreciated how they let us linger over coffee to finish our business. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the area. It definitely well-represents the charm of historic Leesburg.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Good Food
My husband and I are frequent diners at Lightfoot because we love the food. The Chef frequently changes up the menu and adds specials and, as always, it's difficult to make a decision what to order because you want everything! The waiters are all professional but friendly and never with an attitude. Once in a while, the Chef walks through the dining room and I'd love to be able to stop her and briefly let her know how much we enjoy her cooking and the beautiful restaurant, but she always looks a little grouchy so we don't bother her. Doesn't matter, really, because the food is just that good!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Leesburg
Best restaurant in Leesburg for sure. I have been coming here since it opened and have never been disappointed.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate at the Lightfoot Restaurant
We ate at the Lightfoot Restaurant for a birthday celebration lunch. We had a party of four. Super service, excellent lunches for everyone in our party. Beautiful setting in a restored bank building. Noise level just right for our group to linger and converse. We plan to go back for dinner n the future.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not Enough Characters To Do Justice
This was a great find! Ambience: warm, inviting & even more lovely with holiday decor. Service: impeccable-waiter couldn't have had a nicer or more attentive. We had the French Onion & Field Mushroom Soup-divine! The waiter gave me a small cup of the pumpkin soup special-OMG! DELISH! Then the Oysters Rockefeller w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon & Sambuca. All I can say is NOM NOM NOM! If you like shrimp & grits, you won't be disappointed w/ theirs (shrimp sautéed & wrapped in bacon). We also had one of their entree specials -- a rockfish gumbo w/ andouille sausage, fried oysters, shrimp wrapped in the bacon, & hush puppies. Can you say, The Bomb?! We'll be back! (I just wish they gave more characters for the review....)
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, the staff and the restaurant are just outstanding. One of the best in Loudoun, no question.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. The waiter was very knowledgeable and was helpful. The food was so delicious, I had the Cheese Love appetizer, the Shrimp & Grits entrée, and the homemade ice cream in a cone, with a few glasses of wine. The other members of our party were all very satisfied with their food and suggested that we go back often to try new things on the menu.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time there. Outstanding! Fantastic food selection and service.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM