Lightfoot Restaurant
Lightfoot Restaurant

Lightfoot Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lightfootrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7037712233
  • 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: Continental, American
  • 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 7037712233x12
  • 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: 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 Events
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Lightfoot Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)romantic (68)neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (61)great for lunch (41)good for groups (37)notable wine list (30)great for brunch (26)great for outdoor dining (24)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (9)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Amazing
    Brooks
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The staff was incredible! The food superb ! The choices on the menu were outstanding... Be sure to listen for the specials
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lightfoot anniversary
    JimB
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Good food but a little loud due to a wedding party table next to ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Axeeater
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoydiningwithfriends
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food
    manteca88
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lightfoot Loud Noises
    PADDAP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    OMG - there was a wedding upstairs, the downstairs was packed making the noise in the room off the charts loud. We enjoyed our food but it was not a pleasant experience because of the noise. If you want a quiet romantic spot - this isn't it. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW - What a find!
    ChristopherVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I found a new favorite place in Leesburg! I must admit, not being from the area, I do not know Leesburg well, but when a friend and I decided to go, I decided to research restaurants. And, what a find- Lightfoot is exquisite! I am all ready planning my next trip there. To begin, the design is an old bank- ok, I was nervous, but it was the perfect blend of elegance and style, and add to that an amazing server- ask for Leonardo! The food was amazing too, their "Better than Maryland" Crab Bisque lived up to its name; the scallops with goat cheese filled ravioli were to die for, and the French Onion with Mushroom Soup has no compare. There is not enough room to praise them here, but if you have not been there, don't be like me and wait- GO NOW!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful dinner
    Reimer
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I always enjoy your restaurant. I gave you a top rating in all categories and those ratings are well deserved. That you are in an early and elegant bank building makes your restaurant extra special and interesting. Everything I've ordered has been delicious, but the lobster bisque with generous pieces of lobster, was beyond compare.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    byebye
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Having enjoyedl meals at Lightfoot in the past, we looked forward to our recent dinner there. We asked for a quiet table but were seated near the front--a bit of a disappointment. The waiter took our drink order and returned to our table to tell us about the day's specials--two fish entrees. He neglected to tell us what the price of each dish was, so we asked, and he told us that each was in the $36-$38 price range--too extravagant for our budget. He said that one dish was served with pommes souffles, but he didn't know how they were prepared. My salmon dish was $28, and I received a very small portion of fish on a large bed of "wild" rice, which was white rice with some flecks of wild rice. Not a good value; I'll not return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Celebrate
    Jimhenk
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We went to Lightfoot Restaurant to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was perfect. The service was complete without being intrusive. And the chef obviously knows how to combine foods. The experience was casual elegance as advertised.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Visit
    TheO
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For my family this was their first visit to Lightfoot. All really enjoyed the experience. Hope to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    MariaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Could have been more of a brunch variety, seemed limited. Our server forgot to bring the glass of wine until we had to remind him of it. That was a little disappointing. You shoudl offer valet service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Treat
    LGIII
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant turned out to be an amazing find! What a special treat for our mom- delicious, decadent food...amazing, attentive, friendly service..delicious dessert..great ambiance..all around it was truly special. We have already decided that this will become our new Mother's Day tradition. Doesn't hurt that it's located in the lovely downtown Leesburg!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rich dining experience
    Gogofoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    To me the building and and decor were very interesting and appealing. We had reservations for brunch on Mothers Day and arrived 15 minutes early. We were seated and served right away. All of the food we ate was delicious. The creme of crab soup was too rich for my wife as it might be for many but the flavor was excellent. My daughter had a Cinnamon Bourbon Croissant French toast that was more like dessert. This is not an inexpensive meal but worth it for excellent food and service on a special occasion. If I lived nearby I am sure I would stop at the bar periodically.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Charming
    nbcsally
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food is so good! Seriously Amazing! The place is a hidden gem. The architectural features are so neat. Even the ventilation grills are an exact replica of the Campidoglio in Rome. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Flop
    wontgoback
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for the atmosphere and we got that. The waiter took forever, the best thing on the menu was the kids filet Mignon at $25 (kids menu!). I had the shrimp and grits and the shrimp was soaked in chlorine, and the grits were mainly whole kernel corn with a bag of cream of wheat stirred in. My wife had the lump crab cake and it was very fishy. My daughter had the ham biscuits with honey, but it was a honey sauce that did not taste like honey. The location was very upscale, the food was expensive and very poor quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive but worth it
    Brucecamp4
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went to the Lightfoot for dinner to celebrate my brothers graduation from college. Its his favorite restaurant, he lives in the area and I do not, so we treated him. It has great character, being an old converted bank with some great nuance touches to the decor to remind you of that. Wine list is pretty good, if not spectacular. The food was outstanding, and everything each of us ordered was perfect and tasted wonderful. It was a bit high priced, especially for the area, but worth it for special occasions. I would recommend it to anyone in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It would have been more romantic and relaxing if the noise Level haven´t been so high. It was a little annoying.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Windus interuptus
    milesofsmiles
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went there to celebrate an early Mothers Day. We were seated promptly. It is hard to find parking . We were originally three, , then became a party of six. The wait staff handled the changes easily. We started with appetizers: devilled eggs on pickles; duck quesadillas and French onion soup. Everything was delicious. Then the rain started pounding, and we had to go from our al fresco dining spot to an inside table. Again the wait staff handled this change with grace and aplomb. We ordered the scallop with homemade ravioli, and the people allergic to shellfish ordered the fish tacos. Everything was great. Desert was a blueberry cashew crumble which was big enough for two. Would highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful!
    Itsallaboutthefood
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Always a good place to spend time with friends and family. Food is wonderful and service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tucsonbadgers
    tucsonbadgersVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were in the Leesburg area for a business meeting and one of our colleagues recommended that we go to Lightfoot for Friday evening dinner. We had a great experience--the service was excellent, the food wonderful, and the ambiance perfect. We would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for afternoon lunch.
    Steph14
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I took my mom to LIGHTFOOT'S for Mother's Day and we has a wonderful meal and great service. She wants to go back for Father's Day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!!!
    Newbie
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    You guys do a great job!! The food is always outstanding and the staff is so professional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Leesburgers
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Most food was excellent: (lobster bisque, 8oz filet with asparagus & mashed potatoes, key lime pie, choc moose torte) The calamari appetizer was okay (light batter but not much meat inside) and the BBQ sauce on the shrimp and grits was a bit overpowering, but otherwise, delicious. We were seated by a window and it was a chilly day- we both had long sleeves, but even after mentioning that it was pretty cold at our table early in the meal, we opted to order dessert to go, so that we could enjoy it in the warmth of our home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incedible Setting
    Sams1stUncle
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food and servce were generally so-so and uninspired however the building ( an old bank) and the work and money that was put into it make it worth a stop for a drink just to check it out if you are in the area. Go up to the secondfloor for a good look at the light fixtures.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and delicious
    2bdaygirls
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Lightfoot is a cool place as it is inside an old bank complete with the giant vault. Service is low key but very professional. The menu has something for everyone. If you like to eat lightly don't miss Everyone's Favorite Salad. The lunch specials are a steal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was not as good as usual; all food arrived lukewarm.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always!!
    Newbie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Little bit busier than usual due to the kids going to the dance, but a wonderful time nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    Kath
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We get to Leesburg every year and have enjoyed Lightfoot consistently for about 10 years.. There have been dinners for two and small family reunions, and all have been enjoyable. The atmosphere is energetic but not disturbing and the food never disappoints. We have tried other restaurants in town but none match our experience at Lightfoot. We look forward to next year! Kath
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cousin's Lunch
    Lefty48
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    It was a great place for us to meet Cousins who were in town for a Wedding(Berryville) Easy to get to from MD. Enjoyed the old bank atmosphere and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Our Favorites for Guests
    luvfd73
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It is definitely one of our very favorite restaurants in the area. Our guests are always wowed by the setting, the waiters and the marvelous food!! My brother and sister-in-law from Connecticut rave about it every time they are in town and never fail to stop for lunch or dinner. The chef's creations never fail to amaze!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Excellent
    RichB
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Lightfoot did it again. A super nice quiet table for two and absolutely outstanding service and food. The perfect place for a nice lunch, and I've had the same experience with dinner reservations.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Lovely meal, able to carry on a conversation as it was quiet and few interuptions by the staff. Fully endorse Lightfoot for any occasion. #2 above says "bunch" do you mean brunch? Lightfoot does offer brunch as well.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • yum
    rose
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was delicious; had the sea bass with squash, very nice. Lovely atmosphere; elegant yet friendly. Would like to go back to try lunch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always!
    Newbie
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The food and service were great, we will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lightfoot Tavern
    Mutti
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    So far, this restaurant has been consistently very good. Original menu, nicely presented. A little on the pricey side especially for the Leesburg area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Thisa is, by far, the best place for eating in the downtown Leesburg area. There aren't a huge # of menu choices, but each of the items were top notch. Prices for food were reasonable($22-29 mostly) and the cocktails from the bar were also reasonably priced ($7-10). They have an extensive wine list, but their wine prices seemed a bit steep compared to the food selections, so I took a pass on vino. Service was excellent. Food service was prompt. This is the second year in a row I have had my anniversary diner at Lightfoot, and there is a good chance I'll go back again next year.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place for special occasions
    Foggy
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We always go here for our special occasions because we know the food and service will always be special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Robin
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Was there with friends to celebrate a birthday. We had a fabulous evening. Food, atmosphere, and servers-it was all great. We're from out of town and plan to return ! Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant in Leesburg
    LoisVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Dined with a business contact at Lightfoot, and had the Arizona club sandwich with zucchini fries. I really enjoyed this sandwich. My friend had the swordfish club, and she said it was very good as well. I will return to this establishment, and I can recommend this to you when you are in the Leesburg area. Service was very good also!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet