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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:
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.

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

Additional:
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

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Lightfoot Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for a Date (45)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Romantic (36)
Worth the Drive (32)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Business Meals (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Casual (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Seasonal (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Healthy (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 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.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our server Jose was outstanding, the host Will was great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·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...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Richmond)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Made reservations for brunch, as that is listed on the website menus. And, based on prior dinner experiences, I expected brunch to be very good. I was very disappointed, however. "Brunch" consisted of a few entrees with eggs - one very traditional and another Mexican style. The rest of the menu offered at 11am on a Sunday is just lunch. The food is good, just don't expect a top notch brunch here. Sad because they have great ambiance for a brunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We really enjoyed the fire and ornate interior, the well-stocked bar, and the very tasty food. Our kids enjoyed the children's options of pasta and the sticky buns for a Sunday brunch. Would highly recommend for good food, drink, and a nice experience with good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have never had a worse experience at a restaurant. Have been here many times and like the food a lot, bartender was great, I jjust wish our party of 5 would have stayed at the bar. It was my friend's 50th, the host greeted us rudely, our server was snide and rude (even after we pointed his attitude out nicely in a joking manner), we waited 30 mins for dessert before we gave up and finally when we mentioned it to the manager that night on our way out he shrugged us off (bald gentleman). It was the staff on duty Saturday January 20 at 8pm if anyone at the restaurant feels like reaching out. Very disappointing but our group was determined to have a nice night anyway.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Classic American cuisine in historic Leesburg. The food and service were excellent and priced just right.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner last night was fabulous as was the service and everything else about our experience. Excellent!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious meal. However, if you have any allergies be sure to ensure your server understands the importance of noting them to the chef.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I was disappointed. They changed the recipe for my favorite onion mushroom soup. Too much pepper, too much toast. I loved their clams with linguini but yesterday the sauce was just about a pound of butter and salt. I ate the clams in the shells and ended up putting the rest in the kitchen garbage after try the leftovers in the trash.
On the other hand, my husband's lamb sandwich was excellent as was his berry salad.
Service was excellent.
We were regulars at Lightfoot. Not coming back so soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Two orders of fish; both overcooked. Unfortunate.

Otherwise, was a nice quiet evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

while the food was excellent, the service was far and above. my girlfriend mentioned she was cold, and the staff seated us right next to the fireplace. we were both very impressed. we will definitely go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent dinner experience. Was looking for a nice venue with a good food selection, a reasonable wine list and a pleasant staff. Lightfoot connected on all counts. Both steak and fish entree's were excellent and well prepared. The bar and dining areas were casual and pleasant - diners dress ranged from jeans to sport coat and tie. The dining room in a renovated bank building is relatively unique. We scheduled early for a Saturday evening and the restaurant did not fill up until 6:00 PM. We are not food critics and were simply looking for a nice evening out without any 'hiccups' -- we were completely satisfied. Parking at Lightfoot is limited but available nearby. We are repeat customers and plan a much larger venue later in the year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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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 6, 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 5, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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