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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

11 North King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental

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.

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 771-2233

Website:
http://www.lightfootrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Friday and Saturday nights if a private party is not booked in the Piano Bar. Please call for a schedule.

Catering:
On premise only.

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.

Executive Chef:
Ingrid Gustavson

Private Party Facilities:
The Restaurant is available for a complete facility buy out.

Private Party Contact:
Carrie: (703) 771-2233 ext. 10

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (47)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for a Date (40)
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Worth the Drive (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Romantic (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Business Meals (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Casual (12)
Seasonal (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fun (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

DInner was fantastic, food is always on point. Service was a little slow to start, assuming due to light staff, but once our waiter got us going it was all good. Always love coming here.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a welcoming place. Did not think our waiter was very attentive. Used to love Gus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years eve

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Lamb T-bones were fantastic!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We made a reservation with open table and had to wait a half hour for our table after the reservation time. Big disappointment, nearly left for another restaurant, bad experience, poor management

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Kitchen was backed up by a full house and a private event, but good food and congenial service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was wonderful. My friends and I had a great time.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our party of three had another enjoyable lunch at the Lightfoot Restaurant. The ambiance is fantastic and the menu is extensive. Great wine list!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful meal with family. Festive ambiance and friendly, capable service. Yum!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 26, 2017

You can always count on delicious food and excellent service!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food! We always go on Christmas Eve lunch. Love it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went here with friends before visiting some wineries. The atmosphere was very festive. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We had a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went to Lightfoot for our anniversary dinner and we were very pleased. The lobster bisque was amazing, as were both entrees. Service was outstanding!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My wife and I stated going here for anniversary dinners, as well as an occasional night out at a nice restaurant. The service is excellent and the food is incredible. The menu selection is just broad enough that every guest will find something to enjoy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Thank you for a great evening.
The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was festive.
Each plate looked delicious and very appetizing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Meal came out late but was delicious.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were seated at a pleasant table promptly. The waitress was very good, and the food was delicious. Personally I would skip french fries with lamb french dip. Make people ask for ketchup if it is wanted.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great dining experience. Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and the restaurant was beautifully decorated for the season. The food was delicious and our party of 4 easily found something each of us wanted to eat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The service and ambience is always superb! We have been coming to the Lightfoot for 15 years and it is consistently excellent! Great food, great location, and perfect for a special occasion or date night!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 :/

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The menu is excellent, but the flavor and 'impact' of the food left something to be desired. It just didn't seem to have the 'wow' factor that I would expect with the price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything was perfect as always!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Super experience! Have been here numerous times and always enjoy the atmosphere, food, and great service. A+++

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

As usual the food was delicious, the waitress very competent and knowledgeable, and the ambiance very appealing. The food is also beautifully presented which adds to the delight of the whole experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome meal, great service, the almond pumpkin cake was outstanding

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Lightfoot is always our favorite place for "date night". Friday night did not disappoint. The service was impeccable; and the food excellent, as always. Highly recommended for almost any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Delicious crab cakes and sides. Quiet enough to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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