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About 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 is open seven days a week. Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour and Sunday Bruch. We also offer three private rooms for Parties, Corporate Functions, Weddings, and Rehearsal Dinners. Casual Elegance - Signature Events
Leesburg, VA 20176
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 11:30am for Lunch, Happy Hour M-F 3:30-6:30pm, 5:30pm Dinner.
11:00am Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Patio Weather Permitting,Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials.
Special Menus Valentines Eve, Easter Day, Mother's Day, and New Year's Eve.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Friday and Saturday nights if a private party is not booked in the Piano Bar. Please call for a schedule.
On premise only.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
The Restaurant is available for a complete facility buy out.
Private Party Contact:
Carrie: (703) 771-2233 ext. 10
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Lightfoot Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Had high hopes based on the reviews but it was only ok. The crab bisque was a little weak on flavor and was a little pasty. The mimosas were ok, but not festive, just served in an oversized glass that made the drink look puny. The eggs Benedict were on the cool side and seemed like they were on generic English muffins. The accompanying potatoes were good. I sort of felt like we were at a neighborhood local diner rather than a higher end restaurant.
We went to Lightfoot to celebrate my parents' 45th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time! Despite the cold weather, the restaurant was packed - we had to wait a little while for our reservation (a group had already finished and paid, but would not leave the table). The floor manager Nick apologized and kept us updated, and ultimately we passed the time by chatting about football with him. Once seated, the service from Tim was great and he made spot on recommendations. Everyone was very with there entree selections, especially the pork shank. We split a pistachio cake from the specials menu that was delicious. Definitely order the ham biscuits - they are small, but worth it! Overall, we had a great experience at Lightfoot and look forward to coming back.
There is no question that a meal in this beautiful, historic building in downtown Leesburg will be a notable experience. The food is superb. The menu is not extensive but is creative and elegant. Presentation is beautiful and unique and there are enough selections for any palate. I am gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat-free and I found plenty of delicious options. This was our third or fourth visit but it was the most expensive dinner we have ever experienced. Ever. Watch out for a la carte specials that add up quickly. Still, we enjoyed our meal and felt okay with the splurge. Will no doubt return with enthusiasm but will be sure to choose more carefully.
Too loud, portion sizes way too large and too rich plus table assigned did not match request for quieter ( because of hearing issues) or for warmth—was close to front door plus we were
Seated by a large party of 12 or 14. Most of all we were disappointed the experience did not match reputation.
Went to Lightfoot for NYE and had an absolutely superb experience all the way around. Seated immediately, (with reservation on New year's, of course) and the wine, food, and service was all top notch. Had live music playing and an excellent vibe in the restaurant. Would highly recommend for a fancy night out or even a casual dinner with friends. Excellent meal.
We ate at Lightfoot to celebrate our 29th anniversary. The ham biscuits were deliciouc and come with 3 miniature biscuits with ham and honey mustard. My husband and I reviewed the menu beforehand so we would save some time. I ordered the Halibut but unfortunately they did not have it and it was replaced with Grouper which was delicious. The only downside is that it came with different sides than the Halibut. I am not a fan of spinach and chose a dish that did not have spinach. However, the Grouper came with spinach. It was disappointing but not a show stopper. I would still recommend this restaurant to others.
Very good food over a crazy busy New Years weekend. Lots of families, a wedding upstairs, a crowded bar but a happy place. The service was good considering how busy it was. The soups are excellent as were the filets of beef. Very cute and satisfying mini-Sundays that satisfied both teenagers.
All in all, a lot better than my expectations for a holiday Saturday night. An 8 out of 10 for a suburban local hangout.
I was hesitant to book because of the bad reviews on tripadvisor about horrible service but fabulous food. We went ahead, and experienced the opposite. The service was fine, server was nice, competent, greeting was fine, but food service was very, very slow. It was the quality of the food that was amazingly bad, for all four of us, each course, every single thing was just okay, not that good, certainly nowhere near excellent, and it is pricey so very bad for the price. The onion soup is flour-laden and tasteless. Fish and chips were cooked well, but again, very bland, not even any salt on the fries. The lamb so overdone it was almost inedible. The crab dip was unseasoned, and the pork, although tender, was also very bland.
Excellent food but the service will probably have us look elsewhere for a special occasion dinner.
I made reservations several weeks in advance for our anniversary on a Thursday evening, for years friends have raved about Lightfoot and maybe my expectations were unrealistic, but I was underwhelmed to say the least.
The table we were seated at was right next to the coat closet and the corner of the entrance of a section. It was the least intimate location and felt as though they didn't even reserve space for us.
This should have been an indication of how the rest of the night would go. While we weren't in a hurry service was terribly slow. It took about 15 minutes of just sitting there to have the waiter get out drink orders. We noticed a few other tables request to be seated in another section, so it wasn't just us.
If I had to estimate how long we waited just for our initial drinks and bread to arrive at the table I'd say it was about 30 minutes.
When we did receive our meals they were excellent with large portions and reasonably priced. I just wouldn't look at Lightfoot as a special occasion restaurant in the future.
We were a group of 7, including a 3 1/2 year old and were there for 2 1/2 hours for appetizers, drinks, lunch and dessert. The waiter was very good, even at the busy lunch hour and very attentive. The food was excellent, as always. Everyone had something different. We get to Lightfoot as often as we're in the Leesburg area and have never been disappointed. The "Everyone's Favorite" salad really is and stays on the specials menu into the winter, thankfully.
Food and service were good overall although later when moving to the bar, it seemed as we, along with a few other couples were an annoyance to the bartender. Beyond unfriendly. Everyone has a bad day now and again but in the service industry you have to check your attitude at the door :/
Friends met for a Christmas Lunch. None of us had previously dined at Lightfoot. We were all impressed and extremely pleased with the delicious food, the attractive food presentation and the personal service. We were able to converse without needing to raise our voices. The Christmas decorations were exquisite and the building is lovely. I will definitely return with other friends.
We were there for my wife's 60th birthday and had a wonderful dining experience. We were able to secure a parking space in the back "alley" and then walked into the dining room through the back door and past the kitchen ... and the aromas emanating from the kitchen reminded us we'd made the right choice for sure. After 'checking in' at the host station and confirming our reservation, we were seated at a nice small table. The only 'glitch' the entire evening was that after we'd been seated and provided water, it took almost 5 minutes before anyone came to give us menus and explain the specials. After that, everything was outstanding. The waiter described the specials and offered his recommendation, which my wife followed. The short ribs and filet were out of this world, and the desserts exquisite.
Two things: First, when our server was asked about why one of us only received a very small portion of one the vegetable sides, he simply implied "sorry" without attempting to resolve the problem. Second, when asked by our server if we would like to order dessert, we reminded the server that the dinner was a birthday celebration even though I had included that information in our reservation. However, he seemed surprised to know this, and only then did he provide a complementary piece of birthday cake.
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