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Lightfoot Restaurant

4.5
2144 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Lightfoot will offer a 3 course Brunch, choices within each course, from 11am to 3pm. $50 per person plus tax, gratuity, and beverage. $25 for kids menu. Bloody Mary Bar & Special Mimosa's

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2144 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Table was ready immediately which was great. Could hear the music from the bar only. Music in the dining room would have been nice. Seemed a little cold and the lights were a little bright where we sat towards the front. Waiter was great and efficient. Food was delicious. Had enough to bring some of our entrees home.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved everything! The best lobster bisque ! We loved the menu and changed our order when the waiter told us the specials ! Will be back soon

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Had the arugula salad and crab cakes, both very tasty with berries and cream for dessert. They even provided complimentary champagne for our anniversary!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We live 30 miles away but we never mind the drive when dining at the Lightfoot. It's a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and helpful, friendly service. We like to go there for special occasions and were there most recently for Easter lunch with family and friends. Everyone found their food delicious and we had a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We celebrated a wonderful birthday with 8 at the restaurant over a very busy weekend. The staff, food and atmosphere were exceptional. Everyone had a great time adn enjoyed the food tremendously!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The problem we had was that the kitchen was "in the weeds and food arrived late and cold"The manager gave us free desserts because of the problem.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I made the reservation two weeks early for my daughters birthday, so it wasn't last minute. When we arrived 5 min early, they seemed to be debating where to seat our table of 5. Finally, they said our table was ready...so they sat us in the BAR. Had I wanted to sit in the bar area, there are a half dozen other restaurants I would have selected instead, nor would we have dressed up. When you are spending over $400 on dinner...you want table cloths and nicer surroundings. We were in the bar area with none of that...very disappointing. Not wanting to wait or cause a fuss, my wife said it would be fine. But honestly...there was no excuse seating a table of 5 celebrating a birthday back in the bar.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Giving a less than Stella review and let me tell you why.
It was date night with my wife. We joke that its the one night a week that we listen to each other.
Got to the restaurant and it wasn't very busy. Unfortunately we got seated in the back corner and moments later a 10 person wedding party was seated right next to us. I couldn't hear a work for the rest of the night. There was other large table the loud folks could have been shown (though more in main isle). And unfortunately we had food and I don't think there was a table to easily move to. So being Lightfoot is one of the more expensive restaurants where I expect good food and ambiance - this was a complete fail for me. Lots of other restaurants these days I will go to instead.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The restaurant was lovely. Beautiful setting and ambiance was delightful.
Our service was excellent. Our waiter was the best ever. He saw to our every need. However, the food was just OK. I wouldn't drive any distance to eat at your establishment. I had the chicken salad and I felt the chicken was just ok. The cheese was a nice touch, but all in all not a showstopper. Comments were the same across the board from all the other guests. Sorry.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Lightfoot is the real deal and the whole package- every aspect is a consistent high quality guarantee.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for a Sunday Brunch. Very cool building (once was a bank) that has been restored and converted to a restaurant. Menu is american but not your normal dishes, with interesting combinations.

Wine list is pretty good, service was friendly and helpful and not intrusive.

Overall, a very nice surprise and another great spot in Leesburg.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Biggest, sweetest mussels I have ever had. My friend had the Buttermilk fried chicken. She loved it. Portions were very generous. Service was great. They did not interrupt our conversation. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food but little pricey. Excellent service and food.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always good - Tim and Meghann are top notch servers - very professional. Food was scrumptious.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I just can’t say enough good things about Lightfoot. We live about 20 minutes away and it is always a reliably delicious meal. I am never afraid to try something new...always good! It can go elegant or casual and you can too! The old restored bank adds a bit of nostalgia to the place and keeps it comfortable. Once you eat here, you will want to keep coming back...guaranteed.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I asked for the lamb chops tips to be well done; one was as requested. I took the other home to find it was almost rare , very disappointing. Also, most of the tables had white tablecloths; we were seated at a bar side table; was not pleased.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great place to celebrate my wife's birthday. Good food and she loved the Yaya cake with cotton candy and a candle.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Visited for lunch with family on March 6, 2018. First time. Nice upscale place. Some tables had white table cloths - others did not - curious. I had the onion and mushroom soup - outstanding. Also had the Cobb Salad - excellent, and a large portion. Another had the English Ham and Cheese Sandwich - looked really good, a large portion.

Service was quick and attentive. We happened to have some loud talkers at a nearby table, but I would think generally this a fairly quiet place. Very interesting building, and building history.

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Went for my wife’s birthday. Overall experience was first rate. Service was attentive not overbearing. Food was outstanding! From appetizer to desert, it was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Awesome! The best and most artful restaurant in VA😍

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

SLOW SERVICE had a reservation for 6:45 arrived at 6:30 and was seated right away. Server greeted us and took a drink order. Drinks appeared about 15 minutes later , were told about the specials on the menu and that bread would be coming soon, server disappeared again and did not reappear again for 15 minutes. Ordered our appys and still no bread , apps and salads appeared about 1 hour after seating bread appeared after salads finished. Called manager about slow service and was told 1 server down, our server could have explained at the seating that they were a little slow due to extra workload. would have understood slow service, also told manager same. received free desserts and coffee. left table at- 9:30 after finished. food good but service unacceptable. Beware

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We drove from Baltimore on a rainy Sunday to have brunch. That's how much we enjoy Lightfoot. I started with a bacon Bloody Mary which was excellent at $11, (worth it)!
To start, we received an amuse-bouche of two small cinnamon rolls with caramel sauce.
Scrumptious! We then ordered the Denver omelet and honey smoked salmon Eggs Benedict. Both were perfect, including the roasted potatoes. The honey smoked salmon was outstanding and the eggs cooked just right; not too runny. Lightfoot has consistently great food. It's cozy, with a wonderful wait staff. They do have free parking in the back if you can't find a spot on busy King St.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding every time we go. Can't go wrong at Lightfoot.

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We have been to Lightfoot 4 of the last 6 weekends; each time the food has been outstanding. Our only issue this time was service. Our initial waitress was slow to arrive and our drinks were very slow to come. But, the waitress passed by our table several times w/o a word. When the drinks did arrive, we were ready to order; our waitress left but I tried to stop her-she still left; in addition, my wife raised her hand to get her back, but no luck. Again, our waitress passed by several times. Finally, we talked to the manager and got a new waiter. At this point, each time the waitress passed by, she then proceeded to say things under her breath towards us and give us a dirty look. We WILL NEVER return based on her. The new waiter tried to explain away the bar being slow, her having a big group, etc. NOT OUR PROBLEM. And, she never said anything like "Sorry for the delay", or "I'll be right" there. The waiter did offer free dessert for us, but aty that point we just wanted out of there. Definitely did not enjoy the meal! At about $150-200 per dinner w/drinks and tip, we will go somewhere that will have good service.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We go there more for the ambiance then the food, which can be spotty. My red snapper dish was ill-conceived. Snapper didn't taste that fresh, and was overwhelmed by the clack beans, pico, and guacamole. My wife's Halibut though was delicious, perched on top of sauteed kale and will rice with a complementary sauce. But nice location in an old bank building for a someewhat romantic date.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent service!!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Our meal was excellent as was service. The room however was quite noisy and detracted from an otherwise enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We went here for my grandmothers bithday and everyone absolutely loved their meal and the experience. To start out the bar tender was amazing! We all loved our drinks especially the raspberry mandarin special! Not a bad plate touched the table. All of their soups were phenomenal; we had the special mushroom soup, tomato, crab, and I recommend the French onion mushroom soup. The waitress Meagan was awesome! The crab cake was wonderful, no filler and real lump crab meat! We also had the oyster Rockefeller, steak, pork shank, and the chicken. All were delectable! Recommend for anyone who wants a special experience!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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