We have eaten here several times and the service, wine selections, and food have been consistently very good. With a lively bistro atmosphere, they offer several three-wine flights with clever names and rather involved whimsical tasting note cards with each wine. The charcuterie plate is nice with fresh local sausages, pate, and serrano ham that changes periodically.
They offer a limited menu, but the dishes are all wonderfully prepared, ranging from Coq Au Vin, to Saltimbocca, to a rabbit dish. Specials change regularly--the last time we were there we sat at the bar, (which is the most fun) and the appetizer special was fois gras with bacon and roasted garlic. The dinner special was St. Louis marinated ribs, that two people had at the bar--looked wonderful.
They also have other wines by the bottle if you ask, but most of the wines in the flights are very approachable and selected with care.
This place isn't large, and they don't reserve, so on a Friday or Saturday night it gets loud as people come in and stand around in the middle of the restaurant having a glass of wine and waiting for their table. Actually, this is the point--it is very social and everyone seems to be patient and happy to have a glass, chat, and get a look at what others are eating. Leesburg is still a small, horsey (read moneyed fox hunt-type) town that has become a bedroom community for northern VA professionals, so the vibe is casual and friendly. Everyone ends up getting a table, or if they must, they can have a glass and walk to another of several nearby restaurants.
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