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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

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (27)
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Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (19)
Business Meals (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was excellent in every way, taste, amount, presentation, choices. Unfortunately the air conditioning was so cold we were freezing and opted not to enjoy dessert so we could get outside and warm up. It was a Sunday evening and they felt short staffed as we had to wait for each course to be cleared. I have been at Lightfoot before and will return. But never will I sit and shiver, I will get moved.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love the Lightfoot. It's a great special occasion restaurant. The menu is always well rounded. So many great dishes to choose from. The wait staff is top notch, knowledgeable and friendly. We ordered the Seafood Stew and Steak & Cake (filet and crab cake). Both dishes were full of flavor and the steak was cooked to order perfectly. Great wine menu too. I wish I could remember the Pinot Noir we ordered. Fantastic.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was amazing. Service was excellent. The decor was well appointed showing the history of the building.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Visitors from abroad really enjoyed Lightfoot and William made sure we left with smiles on our faces.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Hadn't been to Lightfoot in some time but always had fond memories. Surprised that it was not busier at lunchtime. Food was outstanding, service competent and ambience is classy and unique.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We have been to Lightfoot several times. We like that it is quiet enough to have a conversation without shouting. However, the food needs some help. Previously it had been OK, not great. But this most recent time was really disappointing. The only thing that stood out as good was the potato leek soup. The entrees were pretty tasteless. They use good ingredients and cook them correctly but they are very bland. My husband had halibut topped with crab. It was supposed to have a sauce to add flavor but there was very little of the sauce and what there was was tasteless. I had a pork chop Parmesan with a side of angel hair pasta. The pork was very tender and not bad. The pasta, however, had a seasoning that made it quite hot but still managed to be tasteless. Have these people never heard of herbs? This is an expensive restaurant ($139) and the food needs to come way up to justify that price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The waiter messed up my food order (maybe he should take notes), and although he apologized several times, I had to wait fifteen minutes for my "salad" to arrive while my guest sat with his uneaten lunch getting cold -- not good with fried food. No manager arrived to apologize, no effort was made to redo both orders, and I was charged the full amount of lunch with no accommodation. Really disappointing ....

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner at Lightfoot! The lobster bisque and specialty salad with mixed greens, pears, vinegrette, pecans and a drizzle of local honey was excellent. Also, dinners of filet Oscar and blackened scallops were both delicious and the server recommended an excellent but reasonably priced wine, Hands of Time. Love the atmosphere of the old bank, very fun night, and left full of delicious food and wine. Thanks for a fun birthday evening!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. I will go back the next time I'm in the Leesburg area.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent service, top notch food, and old school classic atmosphere. This converted classic bank was a lovely place for my friends 49th wedding anniversary. I also was impressed with the wine list. I highly recommend this place for a high end meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was excellent. The best crab cake I've had in over 10 years.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We have been going to Leesburg for many years. Such a charming historic town. Lightfoot is located in a former bank (love seeing the original vault). Great bar area & menu. I had Kim Crawford's Sauvignon Blanc. We started with fried green tomatoes topped with shrimp. ..and the "better than the Chesapeake" crab bisque. Both are outstanding! My Cobb salad was huge & very good. Barry's Eggs Benedict featured lump crabmeat & ham. He loved it! We even splurged on desserts: the Ya Ya Cake & Key Lime Torte. A sweet treat along with Cappuccinos. Our server was great. Knowledgeable, efficient & friendly. We shall return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We arrived early but were promptly seated. The waitress was excellent. We ordered wine and the cheese plate. I have to admit that the wine menu was a little overpriced based on my long dining experience. The Rockfish special was very well prepared. Overall, it was a great evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I love this place! A beautiful old bank renovated and in beautiful downtown Leesburg...the food is so creative.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My friend had to return her steak because she ordered rare and received well done. We had all finished eating before her new steak arrived. (We didn't wait because ours would have gotten cold by then) My shrimp and grits had oil swimming in then dish. The bacon was wrapped multiple times around the shrimp with only the outer layer being cooked when I received it. The lobster bisque and crab bisque had lots of chunks of the seafood but the bisque was too thick and not well seasoned. Disappointing. The atmosphere of dining in the grand old bank is wonderful, not worth the price of the underwhelming food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had an early dinner for my mother's 88th birthday; wanted someplace she hadn't been. Food was very good with a lovely presentation. Server was excellent: knowledgeable and responded well to our fun-loving group. The restaurant filled up during our time at the table but we never felt rushed. A very enjoyable night out.
We didn't know about the accessible entrance in the back with a small parking area. Now we know!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was our first time to visit Lightfoot. We will certainly come again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Menu limited. A little pricy. Nice place. Nothing more to say.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My wife had the atomic crab which was great as usual. I went with the veggie meal with pasta. Right amount of pasta and veggies in a tomato sauce. The blueberry and apple crumble was not great. Came out cold and the size was pretty small. All in all it was a great meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

As always, Lightfoot exceeded our expectations. The service was great, food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent service in very interesting surroundings

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was marvelous but was surpassed by the service. Our server was attentive without being annoying and provided great service. Lobster bisque was excellent and grilled romaine was very good. Only complaint was about the lamb as one chop was tough. We were too full for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Went to Lightfoot for lunch and had the soft shell crab sandwich special. It was so good! Also substituted Caesar salad for fries for a small up charge. It, too, was delicious! Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Fantastic food and great vibes, couldn't have been happier.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I reserved my table they Open Table a day or so in advance. When I arrived I was seated immediately. The restaurant wasn't busy but rather than seat me in the area with nicer tables, we were seated next to the fireplace by the kitchen. The seat was a little uncomfortable but still the service and food was great. We will go again but this time request a better table. Great experience overall in a beautiful building.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Lightfoot is a decent restaurant in downtown Leesburg. The restaurant was formerly a bank and there is little material to absorb sound, hence it is generally very noisy. The food is good and the portions are large and maybe a bit pricey. I ordered the pork shank and the meat fell off the shank, however, there was little sauce making the meat somewhat dry. The sides were fine. Appetizer was the crab bisque - delicious with lots of crab meat. The wine list is nice with a good variety. Desserts were also good. I would have preferred a little less noise but the design prevents that. All in all a nice night out albeit a bit pricey.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Also...our waiter was exceptional! The food was also delicious and "fun"

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lightfoot was outstanding, as advertised. We've had friends and family recommend Lightfoot for years. We finally made the trip on a Sunday evening. We requested the patio and enjoyed the casual atmosphere. The food and wine were fantastic and we enjoyed our service. Can't wait to return this fall/winter to sit inside.

Try the lamb shank...spectacular!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always a pleasure. Thank you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Absolutely terrible service. Took 40 minutes to get 1 cocktail, waitress basically pushed us out the door even though we had even intention of having a nice, leisurely dinner. We have never had such poor service ever, and to have it be at Lightfoot was just unacceptable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We have been going to Lightfoot for years. The food is always good and they always have different specials. The service is great. We go for everything from a special occasion to a date night to Sunday brunch.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Excellentpkace for lunch with dear friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Took my husband for a nice lunch to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary which was mentioned when made the reservation, so was surprised it was not recognized.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had a great meal and our server (Fred) was excellent! Nice atmosphere too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Have been to Lightfoot on a few occassions however not in recent years. Many other restaurants have opened that I wanted to try. Now that I have revisited Lightfoot I know it will be on my list of regular dining spots to frequent. Food was wonderful service was friendly and prompt. This was a special occassion so I requested and was given a very nice table in a small room off of the main dining area. Highly recommend Lightfoot.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As always the food was exceptional. The nightly specials were great. While a little pricy, the quality was certainly worth the extra money. We took a couple for their first visit and they remarked on the quality/taste of the starters and entrees.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Lightfoot is a lovely place in historic downtown Leesburg. If you haven't been before, this restaurant use to be an old bank. In one section, by the bar, there is still a vault door. I've always had a good meal here and the servings are more than sufficient. Two of us had the Parmesan crusted pork chop with angel hair pasta. If you don't like spicy foods, watch out this has a little kick to it. Another dish was lobster and shrimp pasta (alfredo--I think). Our friend said this was excellent. Finally the last dish was the pork shank and it is fall off the bone delicious. For dessert, there were two spumoni ice creams (a rare find), one frozen peanut butter torte (delicious) and the chocolate cannoli cake with cherries. I thought the last item was just a chocolate cake....I was expecting some crunchiness of cannolis in it but there wasn't any. Overall, I would highly recommend Lightfoot.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Lightfoot never fails to please. It is a gem in downtown Leesburg with its own adjacent parking with free public parking across the street.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 19, 2017

In to own for a memorial service and met friends for dinner. Fish dishes very good, lamb tough and not that desirable. Would recommend...

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

This is our 2nd visit here... We loved the food the first time, even though the service was lackluster. But we came back for a second visit anyway. This visit (our second) was OK. The service was anything but great, which is what's expected from such a beautiful restaurant with an amazing menu.

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