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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Romantic (21)
Business Meals (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Cozy (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good, and we enjoyed that. However, the service was very poor. There were a number of times we had to flag our waiter down. Drinks were empty with no refills a number of times. And when it was time to pay again, it took forever for them to come to our table.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch at Lightfoot a lot! Most of us hadn't been there for years and years, and thought it tasted better now! It was pretty crowded, but it's such a nice restaurant that we overlooked that! Our orders were soup, salads, corned beef sandwich I think and I ordered the fried chicken sandwich. The salad, oysters I think? ~ was huge!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I highly recommend Lightfoot if you are looking for a quality meal with lots of flavor. Every meal I’ve had here has been beyond delicious! The complimentary cinnamon rolls on Sundays are a bonus! The ambiance is quiet yet cool. Love the history of the restaurant once being a bank as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great as always!!!' We had company for the weekend and decided to go to brunch. We've been there several times (our guests had not)and everybody enjoyed it. The food was good, they loved the atmosphere and the service impeccable. That's why we returned!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lightfoot has been a pillar of the Leesburg restaurant scene for decades and it's no wonder why. Consistently excellent food preparation, professional service, stunning ambiance. You just can't go wrong at Lightfoot.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I was so upset.
The waiter bad. He didnt give attention to me and my fiancé
We asked him to tell us the special food and he said I don't remember
Terrible situation

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Was sat 30 minutes after reservation. Very frustrating. Also watch you tab they charged us for drinks we didn't order.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I really don't know where to start, my experience from the second I walked in to when I left was absolutely amazing.

My husband and I went here for our anniversary and the atmosphere is really nice. The hostess, waited, and every staff member we interacted with were extremely friendly. As for the food I don't know if somehow the chef overheard my husband and I talking (highly unlikely) but my husband was really hoping for an Alaskan King Crab Bisque and lamb. Miraculously when our waiter came back to read the specials for the night the crab bisque (I cant recall if it was snow crab or king crab) and lamb were two of the specials! Everything from the appetizers to the dessert did not disappoint by far. Even the bread was delicious!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

As usual, the food was excellent, the service was elegant, it was a lovely evening. We have 1 gripe: My wife and I have been Paleo for almost a year and at most local restaurants we never have a problem swapping carbs for another veggie. Our server didn't bat an eye when we asked for asparagus instead of potatos - but we were surprised at the $3.95/each surcharge. Lightfoot is not cheap - we're fine paying for a nice meal, we just felt like we should have been notified up front.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Experience was just ok. Pace was really slow. I'm all for not rushing people but we weren't even asked about drink order until 15-20 min in when we were ready to order dinner. So we waited close to 30 min just for our drinks. Pace of appetizers & dinners were fine. There were 4 in our party for a 6:30 reservation. We arrived a few minutes late so were sat around 6:40. Dinner wasnt over until 8:30! Two in our party ordered steak & neither was cooked correctly. Medium was rare & well done was medium. We had to ask for steak knives but then server didn't return for quite some time so it wasn't worth saying anything. Whole experience just left me with an "eh" feeling. Lovely old building & location just wish the rest of the experience was good. Too many good restaurants in our area to settle for this at this price point.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Really disappointed. Food was very average, and overpriced. Neither my husband nor I finished our entrees. The waiter seemed peeved that we didn't eat everything or say that we enjoyed our meals and made kind of a dramatic show of stacking the dirty dishes top top of one another and taking them away in a huff. Quite expensive, too. Definitely more than we want to spend on mediocre food and a waiter with an attitude. Will not go back and will not recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sadly, the food was a disappointment. Mussels were large and beautiful but full of sand and grit. Even a beard attached to one that I had the unfortunate luck to have tried to eat. Duck was not great. Dessert was white chocolate bread pudding that was dense and actually cold in the center. Did not taste fresh. We liked the ambiance though, and our server was good, as were the cocktails.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We ate lunch here on a Saturday afternoon, and were surprised to learn that the restaurant, along with its extensive lunch menu, serves a more limited brunch menu on Saturdays as well, in addition to a longer brunch menu on Sundays.
We chose to eat on the back outdoor patio, which was OK given that it was a nice day, but be advised the patio overlooks a parking lot, and nothing else. Inside, the restaurant was quiet,
but darker, with several dining rooms. The food was very good, and although brunch items
were priced a bit higher than comparable items, the diverse menu options, with some unusual selections in the mix as well, for ex., a mixed berry salad, were delicious and very nicely presented. The dessert menu offers something for everyone.
Altogether, we enjoyed our meal and will return, this time to eat inside!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Don't ask to be seated outside. The noise level from neighboring venue was ridiculous. Also, the smell from trash bins was too much.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Very good food, with a number of options for dinner, which would help satisfy those with dietary restrictions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals
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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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