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Lightfoot Restaurant

4.5
2113 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Cuisines
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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Catering
On premise only.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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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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 2113 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieKR (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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JamesB 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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

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

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JamesC 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We took two friends to the restaurant. They had not eaten here before and said they would return. We always enjoy eating here. We were a little to close to the music. If I had realized the band was about to start playing we would have sat further away. The waiter was very good listed all specials including the price for each. We got enough service ,but not too much to disrupt our conversation. We had soups,salads fish and chips and all were good and tuna was prepared as ordered.

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Chris (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Lightfoot is always a great place to dine. Only problem is that I called and changed my reservation from 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM (with Jay) and it wasn't done! I was told that I was a no-show. The young hostess didn't seem to know what to do. But, the manager intervened and handled it. Food was delicious and desert too!

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vipShawnA (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I love the place. Great atmosphere. The greeting, the service, and the attention was fantastic. This the kind of place you run into big name people and politicians (we saw the Virginia Governor). The French Onion soup was great as well. I had the filet with the crab cake which was good but I was not overly impressed. My wife (birthday girl) had the special of the day which was a fish dish. She liked it. My boys had the burger and the pasta with shrimp and lobster (I think). They also liked it. The deserts we great, specially the surprise that there was freshly made cotton candy for my kids. I have been here several times and I have had good meals and I have had great meals, but at their price level it needs to be great all the time. We will go again and I will recommend to my friends, mostly because of the atmosphere and the service, and its close to my house since we moved to Leesburg.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Our server Jose was outstanding, the host Will was great

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Lightfood never seems to disappoint. Their food is reliably delicious and I am never afraid to try something new on the menu. The short rib special was delicious and I would get it again and again. It was my birthday and we only mentioned it during dinner amongst ourselves. The waiter picked up on it and brought dessert with a little candle. Not too much fanfare, but just enough to make me feel special. We love Lightfoot...

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WM88 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We love Lightfoot! We often visit for brunch on Sundays. Great food and bottomless mimosas!

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OpenTable Diner (West Virginia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great as always. We love the place and will always come back.

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Excellento (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

A friend recommended this restaurant to us and it was a delightful surprise! The restored bank building motif was charming, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Parking was very limited unfortunately. Recommend using Open Table for your reservation.

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