Shoe's Cup & Cork

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$30 and under
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American
Reservations are available for up to 8 guests. For events with more than 8 guests, please email us at events@shoescupandcork.com or call us at 703-771-7463.
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ES
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in heated tent on comfortable couches and lounge chairs — just what our party needed to wrap up a family weekend. Will come back. Loved everything, and I think between our group of 18 we covered many options, although not all — there were just too many great choices on weekend brunch menu. We’ll just have to go back. Those who got the hot chocolate flights loved the drink four ways. Great large mugs of coffee. Eggs Benedict, home made muffins, biscuit Benedict, steak scramble, and mire were all great. We left nothing but clean plates and empty mugs. Thanks for a wonderful time. Server Kate was great. Support this business.

a
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I made an on-line reservation and my party of 3 were seated down stairs at a noisy middle table when there was a very nice upstairs library room which was not offered to us as first time patrons. The upstairs was nice but the down stairs was rather grubby with dirty pillows on the benches and drafts from the door opening with people coming and going.
They have advertisement bottle for wines they do not stock with a limited wine selection.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Upstairs was cute but very hot. Service was slow after initial dinner delivery - not enough staff for the volume. Food was ok but not stellar.

LD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Shoe's has been one of my downtown Leesburg "go to" restaurants, and so one "blip" won't make me stop going there, but if I am treated again by the host as I was this past time I will reconsider.

The food was fine, the server was excellent, but the host definitely could use some training in customer service. Previously Shoe's reserved only in the "poker room" upstairs, and have been very clear about that on the website, so when I arrived a few minutes late for our reservation I went immediately upstairs to meet my invariably prompt lunch companion. When she wasn't there I turned to go downstairs to check, only to find that I had been pursued up the stairs by a young woman who *could* have been polite, but instead *scolded* me for having gone straight upstairs.

Come on Shoe's. It's possible to convey information in a variety of ways, some respectful and helpful, others petty and off-putting.

DB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot to get dinner before a show at Tally Ho. Great food, great service and cool old building.

LW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty, incredibly affordable and the service was outstanding.

l
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for brunch and the food was amazing. Perfect portions and the vanilla chai latte was delicious. We'll definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Most everything was ok, nothing special. Our server forgot to bring our water for 5+ minutes. But apologized. He forgot to bring my tea, but apologized. Then forgot to bring my take home container for 10+ minutes. Nice enough guy, just forgetful. Luckily we were not in any rush. He did bring a surprise birthday scone with candle to our table... as we were leaving. I wrapped it in a napkin and ate it later. It was the best food of the day.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. The specials were phenomenal and the teas are wonderful. Love the variety to the menu and the intimate nature of the dining space.

ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia!

C
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for lunch and tried the Kale and squash salad. It was amazing. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but it was fantastic. The chicken avocado sandwich was good but not as good as the salad. :) We will be back!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Second time there and they still have issues with the fryer, asked us to wait 10 minutes for the potatoes and they never came. Disappointed

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was not as good as on previous visit. Brunch dish was barely warm, and a slice of gluten-free toast was as additional $4, yes four dollars. Service was good, and we were upstairs, which was less noisy than downstairs.

W
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant was great and everyone was friendly and attentive. The brunch didn’t blow me away; there were a few small things that annoyed me but weren’t worth me even bringing it to the attention of the staff, things I had hoped would come automatically at a place as highly recommended as this, but it’s still 4 stars. My wife ordered tea, and were hoping that a snazzy brunch place would do tea well. We were asked for a “small” or a “large”, my wife said large. Apparently a large tea still only comes with one single tea bag. So the extra $2 is just for more hot water, so for $2 extra, you just get super dilute tea. Oh well. The curry fries were delicious so I would definitely recommend, and the two egg dishes we had were superb. Definitely a local gem.

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to lunch

D
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! My arugula salad was the best ever accompanied by grilled salmon not far behind the salad in ranking. The salad was a simple standout. Simple is not usually outstandingly good. Service was friendly and impeccable. The upstairs room is fascinating with gorgeous wood everything. It's meant to replicate a speakeasy. Go. You will not be disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Beautiful place. Will be going back as often as possible.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Shoe’s cup and cork for brunch on Saturday or Sunday. If it’s summertime we sit outside but in the winter we live the poker room. The food is excellent and their biscuits and gravy are my favorite. Definitely a great place to meet up with friends or family.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made a reservation hoping to sit upstairs for a quiet friends lunch and when we got there they said they don’t honor reservations made less then 24 hours. Wait what? Then why do you use open table? Disappointed they seated us next to the main door that opened and closed a lot during our meal and it was cold. Not only that it’s where everyone stood waiting to be seated. Service and food was okay

Shoe's Cup & Cork
Responded on January 13, 2020

Good morning, I apologize for this misunderstanding. We very much honor all reservations, regardless of the time they are made. The Poker Room was already full when you made your reservation 25 minutes in advance as recorded in Open Table; therefore, we were not able to accommodate your request to sit upstairs. I am sorry you did not get to sit where you had hoped and if there is anything I can do to make it up to you I am happy to do so. Sincerely, Lara

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch for 4. 3 of us enjoyed the hot chocolate flight with 6 mini cups each. The charred brussel sprout salad was especially delicious and shared as an appetizer. Charming interior with eclectic decor including some well loved board games.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was a little small for four adults with beverages and meals (the edge of our plates extended over the edge of the table). Everything else was great! Our family loves coming for the food and the table games!

PI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a fun, slightly quirky, welcoming place with some really great history to the building and area. The upstairs and downstairs dining areas are each unique....you should try both. I like the staff best. Every single associate is polite, efficient, funny, helpful...You just couldn't ask for a nicer waitstaff. The menu has a number of standard items, but many of them with an interesting twist, so they're not boring but, if you're expecting "that standard," you won't be put off by something too odd. My favorite things are the mimosa and hot chocolate flights. Tons of fun and a great conversation piece. Shoe's Cup ;and Cork definitely worth the short trip to Leesburg.

C
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome....very friendly and he was super attentive. The food was great! Best biscuits and sausage gravy that I have ever tasted that could hold a candle to my Granny's homemade sausage gravy and biscuits. I have been searching for decades trying to find a dish comparable and I can't believe I have actually found it at Shoe's Cup & Cork. I will definitely be back. Thanks for a wonderful brunch with friends.

AD
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated upstairs which is a very nice setting until you have a large party behind you and the noise level is so high that you’re yelling to the person across from you. Our server was clearly running ragged trying to keep up with all of his tables. As for my dish...my eggs were overdone and there was next to no hollandaise sauce so my eggs Benedict was dry. When I asked for additional sauce, he said he would have to charge me. Sigh. When I pointed out the lack of sauce except over the top of each overdone egg, he said he wouldn’t charge me for the extra. Well, by the time I got the sauce, everything was cold and even the muffin was difficult to cut with a knife. Not my typical experience here so this was disappointing to say the least.

RD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation a few days in advance and we were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was very friendly and efficient. The food was all delicious, I highly recommend the crispy basil fries! I’m looking forward to coming back soon!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sit upstairs if you can. Lovely room. Brunch was delicious! Only hiccup was one wrong flavor on my hot chocolate flight. But it's a hot chocolate flight, so still worth every penny.

MT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I used to love going to this place. Today, the food was not very good and the hostess was rather rude. I ordered the chicken panini, and it tasted and looked like dark meat turkey. It was the day after Thanksgiving, so I’m almost certain the ingredients were swapped without saying anything to the customers. Probably won’t be going back.

Shoe's Cup & Cork
Responded on November 30, 2019

Good morning Melody, Thank you for the constructive feedback. I apologize that you had this experience. Regarding the food ingredients, we roast whole chickens and hand pull them each day, resulting in a mixture of light and dark meat chicken. While I am sorry you did not enjoy your panini, I can assure you we do not swap ingredients with leftovers from holiday meals.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service, although polite, was extremely slow and the burgers were dry and had no flavor. Took an hour and a half to get 2 burgers and a salmon salad.

VA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Outdoor space is good but food and service inside was meh. Not going back again inside.

5
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were excellent. Food was fair. A basket of biscuits arrived cold and toast and eggs were cold as well.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Excellent staff. Lovely setting and great food!

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A dear friend is looking to move to the area and asked to meet for brunch. Knew Shoes would be the perfect location to showcase how fabulous Leesburg is so made the reservation. Parking was tough the day we were going so we were both a few minutes late. My friend arrived first and when I joined she had already been waiting several minutes for the hostess. I arrived at 5 minutes before noon - about 10 minutes late for the reservation - and waited for the hostess to seat the people ahead of us. When we finally got her attention we gave her the name and time of our original reservation. She spent a minute or two searching for it then very snarkily said that they only hold reservations for 15 minutes. I said I understood and reminded her that we had been standing at the hostess station for nearly 10 minute. She reluctantly sat us at one of the open tables but waited to provide menus. Things vastly improved once we were handed off to the waiter. From there on it was a wonderful afternoon in the garden. Fabulous food and drink in that beautiful in-town oasis.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and love the secret garden

VT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and we loved it! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional service in a relaxing atmosphere.

EW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The place is small, so quite noisy when crowded. Servers, although friendly, were slow - we waited over a half hour to order and then another 45 minutes after that to be served. Food was OK; would recommend only to someone who has LOTS of time.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pet friendly, our waiter we had for Sunday brunch immediately brought out cold water for the dogs and milk bones! Great spot for outdoor dining and cocktails.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The waitress was inattentive and the crab cakes were terr

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here.

TK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here. Went on a Sunday morning and sat outside (beautiful day!). Outside courtyard was very nice. I'm glad that they didn't try to cram too many tables into the space, which makes it feel intimate without being crowded. Our server was outstanding: friendly, attentive, and very good at his job. The food was also very good; the muffins were fresh and moist, and my biscuit and gravy is the best I've had in the area. The breakfast potatoes were also top notch - hot, crispy, and not greasy. Since this was our first time, we can't speak to consistency, but we will definitely go back in the hopes that we've found our new local go-to spot!

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