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“reliable for a great meal and atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tuscarora Mill

Tuscarora Mill
203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
703-771-9300
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Ranked #1 of 170 Restaurants in Leesburg
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Loudoun & Harrison
Transit: Loudoun Transit stops at Harrison & Loudoun
Clifton, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“reliable for a great meal and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

love the wine and the food. It's always a good time! I recommend making reservations on a Friday or weekend. husband likes the beer. the tapas are a good start if you want to get a flavor for the place.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Ashburn, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Really bummed about our dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Perhaps our expectations were too high, but we were really disappointed with our dinner on Christmas Eve, so much so that we cancelled our New Years Eve reservation and ate at home instead.

For the food to note it was a prix fixe menu, but most of the items were from their regular menu. The appetizers were both quite good of scallops for me and a wild mushroom dish for my wife. My lamb was very good, her hand made ravioli were horrible and like we were eating rubber. If they had another veggie dish on the menu, I would have sent it back. The desert was a set of three chocolates that were average at best. The overall sense for the food was average fare but paled in comparison to some of the other local restaurants to include their sister restaurant Magnolia's at The Mill in Purcellville.

Our waiter was rushed around and it took about 15 minutes for him to retrieve a bottle of wine. Any ambience was lost as the seating was so tight that the chair backs hit each other in a normal seated position. To get into the chair we needed to slide across the first chair because they could not move back or forward enough to make room for very small people to pass.

Our expectations for the restaurant were very high. We waited for a special occasion to go and it was a big letdown for us. There was not a single WOW moment for the evening. I cannot recommend this restaurant, but I do love going to their bakery downstairs.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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“Great service enhances a wonderful experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

A friend in the DC area who knows my fascination with old buildings and love of great meals suggested I visit Tuscarora Mill if only to see what they had done with the old mill structure. I knew the advise was good when I pulled up and it was underscored with the sign announcing a special pairing event based on Bacon and Beer, both of which I consider a basic food group. What made the evening a complete success was a great waiter who catered to us with just the right amount of attention and then went above and beyond the call of duty to bring a sample of the Choklat Stout which he further suggested might go great as a modified Black and Tan sort of after dinner drink. And it was! We ended up staying in the bar area after dinner to enjoy two of what I have coined the "Nikolas Digestif". Well done all the way around!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wash. DC
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“#1 in Leesburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Never had a less than great meal here. EVER.
Meals are imaginative, skillfully prepared, presentation always top notch. Wine list is extensive and reasonable. The bar is always packed, staff great and the owner knows how to make and keep his clientele well fed and served.
Want to take a client out for an outstanding meal-come here.
Birthdays and anniversaries - it the place.
Obviously I like it and return often.

Visited December 2012
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Palm Coast FL
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Multifaceted restaurant with excellent food and service. A treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We spent a pre-Christmas afternoon in one of The Tuscarora Mill's private rooms, and our small group of nine were treated as if there were hundreds of us. The private bartender/server was very attentive and personable, the wine and beer list was very nice, and the menu choices were outstanding. The room was beautifully decorated with Christmas hangings, which added greatly to the atmosphere. The place was bustling, as verified by the many people coming and going as we enjoyed our multi-windowed private room. Appetizers of Flash Fried Oysters, Lobster medallions and spring rolls were delicious and gone quickly! Menu choices were plentiful; especially notable were the Seafood Salad, the Shrimp and Grits, and the myriad CHOCOLATE desserts. All in all the experience was very nice, and we would return happily the next time we're in the area to try the public restaurant, bar or tavern. Parking was easily accomplished although the place was very busy, and the Mill also contains other shoppes (as opposed to shops!) and places of interest. Would recommend to groups or individuals.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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