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La Lou Bistro

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19 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
+1 703-771-0072
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little place for a summer day in Leesburg

This was a nice surprise in Leesburg. We were in on a Sunday when it seemed many of the places in historic downtown were closed. We happened upon it when we did a walk around the central block. What a lovely little place. We sat outside and there wasn't too much street noise so it was quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was one of the loudest restaurants that I was ever in for dinner. It could be a nice, quiet romantic restaurant, so it was a bit shocking how loud it was. We simply couldn't enjoy our meal. Seats were so close together that passing rears were on our table and our bodies as people were moving around. Stick to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a nice surprise in Leesburg. We were in on a Sunday when it seemed many of the places in historic downtown were closed. We happened upon it when we did a walk around the central block. What a lovely little place. We sat outside and there wasn't too much street noise so it was quite lovely. The owner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were a bit disappointed. We two came for lunch at 12:30 on a beautiful summer day and were the only people in the restaurant. Perhaps part of the problem is the price level which is the same for lunch and dinner. We had Moroccan fish rolls and bastilla -- and while they were good, the portions were quite small.... More 

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Asheville, NC
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153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This charming, intimate bistro serves very creative gourmet food. The evening we were there, the owner himself came over to greet us and tell us about the menu. He obviously had a love for food and a real pride in his establishment. The special Moroccan appetizers we ordered were exceptional. While menu items were not inexpensive, the experiences at La... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Put La Lou Bistro on your bucket list for great Mediterranean food not often found outside of DC. A great assortment of interesting dishes with memorable aromas. Excellent service from the owner who has a passion for generating high quality food.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate here before seeing Buckcherry in concert and the food and service could not have been better. He enjoyed the Maryland Crab Cakes and i went with the recommendation from the waiter/owner and had the Stuffed Ravioli with Jumbo Shrimp. The shrimp was perfectly cooked and the sauce was amazing!! I can't wait to go back!!

Saint Peters, Missouri
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went there for a family birthday. The outside seating was great for our family and the owner was very nice and very accommodating. We had 8 adults and 3 children, the kids could play in the grassy area and that was wonderful. I had the lobster ravioli and it was great. Hubby had what was suppose to be a... More 

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Cross Junction, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a restaurant that has it all: good food, quiet indoor dining for couples or small groups, and wonderful outdoor area for kids and dogs. We were a family group of 11 including a large dog, an active toddler, 2 rambunctious boys (age 6 and 9), a vegetarian, a steak-lover, a beef-avoider, a spicy-food lover, and 2 mild food... More 

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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We wanted to eat before a show at Tally Ho Theater and remembered that this restaurant is in the same building. Thinking we would just get a little something, we wound up with a good meal. My husband was crazy about the tapenade and bread and then his large appetizer. They cooked my steak just the way I requested. On... More 

Leesburg, Virginia
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The discovery of La Lou Bistro was truly a remarkable one. Wondering on an Easter Sunday for a nice place not with an imposing buffet or a fixed menu it is not an easy task. We did discovered La Lou Bistro. A very quaint little "bistro" located on Leesburg main street next to what was once the Tallio theater. The... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 703-771-0072

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish


Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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