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Lightfoot Restaurant

2117 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Continental
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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.
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Phone number
(703) 771-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ingrid Gustavson
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Private party facilities
Three private event rooms that can accommodate groups of 2 to 180. The Restaurant is available for a complete facility buy out for up to 350 guests.
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Private party contact
Carrie: (703) 771-2233 ext. 10
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On premise only.
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Cross street
Market Street
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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.
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Live Music Friday and Saturday nights if a private party is not booked in the Piano Bar. Please call for a schedule.
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Special events & promotions

Banquet, 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2117 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We went here for my grandmothers bithday and everyone absolutely loved their meal and the experience. To start out the bar tender was amazing! We all loved our drinks especially the raspberry mandarin special! Not a bad plate touched the table. All of their soups were phenomenal; we had the special mushroom soup, tomato, crab, and I recommend the French onion mushroom soup. The waitress Meagan was awesome! The crab cake was wonderful, no filler and real lump crab meat! We also had the oyster Rockefeller, steak, pork shank, and the chicken. All were delectable! Recommend for anyone who wants a special experience!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorite places to dine. We love the filet mignon, but honestly everything is tasty there. While we typically go to celebrate special occasions, it is equally nice for lunch or dinner out. Beautiful interior and location. Highly recommend.

JulieKR (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were celebrating Valentine’s Day and it was the perfect place. Great food very attentive server. I had a special order and it came out exactly how I wanted it. Lovely atmosphere with the soft piano music in the background.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I came for dinner to celebrate a special date night. The food was delicious and the ambiance couldn’t be beat. The noise level was a bit high but that was due to a full restaurant. We’ll be back for sure! What a great find.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The old bank surroundings and warm fireplace added to the historic atmosphere of old town Leesburg. The food and service were excellent as always. The tables with tablecloths and unique plating for each dish make you feel pampered. This restaurant never disappoints!! Highly recommended.

JamesB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. I have been there two or three times now, and I have had literally nothing there that was not delicious. The ambiance is amazing. Hard to describe exactly, but extremely classic and elegant. I went there the other day and they had live jazz performers who were excellent (but not too loud). The service is also some of the best I've experienced, and I am pretty picky about my service. Cannot recommend the place highly enough. Definitely go there prepared to spend, though. Nothing is cheap.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Dinner for two. Quick service and good tasting food. Would go back

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Try their southern favorites like fried green tomatoes and grits and shrimp. You won't be disappointed

vipGinger (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Service and Food were wonderful! We will be back soon.

JamesC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

excellent friendly service, wonderful atmosphere, menu had many good choices

TBone (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Never fails to amaze us with great food! Service is great; not rushed. Great selections and specials. The crowd has good "energy" without getting too noisy. Our favorite place to dine!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service, food and drinks very good and very generous portions.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, great service...
Just wish the upstairs seating was open...

Jimbob (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Well worth the redeye flight across the country to get back for my wife's birthday dinner. Been here once before at a delicious company luncheon (especially the chicken). For this evening, we had the pork loin, and the steak and (crab)cake special. Both were perfectly prepared and accompanied with tasty, well-paired side dishes. Service was top notch. Located in historic bank building (look for old vault parts!). Fireplace is to die for. Walls are adorned with many vintage posters.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great day, great meal. Change the dinning room music. Awful.