Loudoun County has a few restaurants that are gems, and this is one of them. At once elegant and casual, Lightfoot offers an environment that is appealing for its historical significance. This is a wonderful place to take a date, business partner or guests from out of town to dine in an atmosphere that invokes old Virginia. This is a truly lovely restaurant in which to spend an hour or two enjoying a meal. The menu remains mostly the same, and is not complicated. Dinner offerings are more sophisticated than lunch, and are of course more expensive. This is why many locals favor the Lightfoot for special occasions, though a number of people visit regularly because they love the atmosphere. In the milder months, the restaurant opens up its alfresco dining, offering the perfect way to spend a long lunch. What Lightfoot may occasionally lack in its menu, it makes up for in spades with its lovely and warm environment.