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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for a Date (37)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Romantic (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (8)
Casual (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Everything was perfect as always!

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The ambience in Lightfoot is inviting. The menu has a good variety and daily specials add to the excellent choices. Many items on the menu may be tweaked to make them vegetarian friendly. Service is excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was a nice date for my girlfriend and I really enjoyed it and we had a great time. I will always recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service. We chose the restaurant because of the excellent food during our previous evenings. Very friendly staff also

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Awesome food & service ! Music was a bit loud to be able to have a nice dinner conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I alerted the restaurant when I made the reservation that it was our anniversary. No mention from anyone about us celebrating. Not typical from an upscale restaurant. The waiter was scattered and couldn’t remember the specials and pulled out a large sheet of paper to read the specials. Again, not typical of an upscale restaurant. The food was definitely the highlight.

Will probably go back but may go somewhere else for a special occasion.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great Food , Service, Waiter was great and so was ambiance

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As usual the experience was great, this was our first time for brunch and the service, the food and atmosphere was outstanding. The brunch menu was great, we really enjoy the restaurant and will bring others there to enjoy the place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My family had a very enjoyable meal here. We were taken to our table as soon as our full party was present and the service was friendly and timely. The food was delicious as usual. The two children as well as the adults were treated as appreciated guests.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a 7 pm reservation but waited 20 minutes to be sat. After being sat, we waited an additional 20 mins for bread and drinks. So, 40 mins into our reservation and no order taken, drinks or bread. When our app finally arrived, it was delivered to the wrong table who proceeded to eat it! Not a good start. I ordered the scallop special that arrived NOTHING like it was offered. It arrived on rice with mixed veggies not the cheese grits and crispy fried pork belly as I had expected. Who offers a special and then changes it and doesn't tell servers or the person who ordered it? I blame the kitchen for the issues mentioned and they clearly were off their game and slowed the restaurant down.

Also, we noted in our OpenTable reservation that we were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and yet there was no mention of it by the hostess (who can see our reservation) or the server. I expect a restaurant of this level to pay attention to the notes on the reservation and share that info with the server. Not a good experience. We left unhappy. I do not recommend Lightfoot.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Superior price / quality ratio, excellent options for both hearty and light eaters, attractive presentation of fresh, delicious, locally produced items.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always, the food was just wonderful. The ambience is amazing also. I just love this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time and the whole experience was superb. Our waitress was outstanding and the food excellent. Definitely will come and visit again! Keep up the great work you are all doing for your patrons!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicuous food, charming historical setting in former bank, complete with ornate woodwork, pressed Tin-type ceiling and safe!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love this restaurant. Food delicious. Mentioned to the manager how much we enjoyed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Was very good and the service was super. Plan on bringing my mom on her next visit. Also going to check out eating in the chef’s kitchen. That looked super fun!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service! With reservations for 5:00, we wondered why we had to wait 10 minutes to hear the chef's specials for dinner. Also, it was very noisy, but not sure how Lightfoot can control that, when a table next to you has a group of women who are just having a good time and talking loudly. Overall, pricey but outstanding food. Special occasion venue for us. Love the cheesy bread, too!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

With the exception of the somewhat discourteous restaurant manager (not the maitre di), everything was 5-Star! Bartender was fabulous as was our server and the food, top notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delightfully repurposed old two story bank building. Beautiful accent pieces, superior chef. Fairly fancy, lots of flourishes and finishes on every menu item; not a whole lot of regular American comfort foods but there is a kids' menu. Only negative was loudness of restaurant. Even at mid-afternoon, the level was loud enough that hearing conversational level talk was difficult.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoy drinks and small plates after Friday evening dance classes @ Adams Dance studio. Lightfoot is our go to place, 3 times a month! The Lobster bisque is my favorite as well as the zucchini sticks. The wine and spirits selection is eclectic and enjoyable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Phenomenal dinner and service for an anniversary celebration

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had another excellent time dining at Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg on the 24th. We were 1st greeted by a gregarious waiter in training. If he didn't know the answer, he quickly found it. The occasion was a get together of old friends, so we were not in a hurry to eat and leave. Lightfoot is awesome for that, not just extraordinary food, but a staff that will read the situation and adjust to it. We stayed for 3 hours with never a want or need, not being followed up by our waiter in training.
Our congratulations to Chef Ingrid Gustavson and her staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for Sunday Brunch and had a wonderful meal and great service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Reservation was at 8:15 was seated at 8:45. Restaurant closes early.Felt rushed. other than that it was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The only problem we had was that we waited 45 minutes to get bread for the table before food came. Delilah was fantastic waitress but that wait was really long and our reservation was for 8pm so all 7 of us were really hungry.
Thanks
Natalya

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful venue. Fantastic service. Excellent food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had great seating near the window at the front of the restaurant. Everything was near perfect with the exception of the duck breast which my husband traded me for. I’d never been asked how I want my poultry cooked and medium was recommended. As I should have guessed, it was like eating half cooked chicken. I would go there again, but stick to steak or other less “exotic” poultry. :)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I love Lightfoot's Grilled Cheese of the Day. Great atmosphere. Attentive service.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fabulous restaurant, will return and highly recommend. Thank you!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We dine at the Lightfoot regularly since we live near by. Food and service always great. This night it took over an hour to be served our food. It wasn't a busy night at the resturant.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderfully accommodating staff, beautiful building and tasty food! Nice selection of scotches and appetizers.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

had a great dinner here this weekend! this place has been on my list! we really wanted a booth so waited at the bar and had some really lovely cocktails. i love the decor of the restaurant. we did have to wait a long time for our food to arrive but when it did it was outstanding. my filet and crabcake special was an absolutely outstanding dish. i would come back just for this. great ambiance and great place for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating
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