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“Perfect, crispy onion shavings” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lightfoot

Lightfoot
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Ranked #6 of 211 Restaurants in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market Street
Alexandria, Virginia
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect, crispy onion shavings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

I probably would like Lightfoot even if the food wasn't great. It's just a marvelous, historic atmosphere there in the old bank building. But since the food is always good, well hey, need I say more? On this outing, my steak salad had those perfect little onion crispies on it. Oh. Delicious. My friend swore that her pea soup was the very best she had ever eaten. So, thanks, Lightfoot, for maintaining such high standards.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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california
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Good Service. This restaurant will probably be logged as one of my all time favorites. Could have been the company BUT, the food, wine and service were memorable. It is warm, comfortable and a delightful place to relax with friends.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leesburg, Virginia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can't be beat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Lightfoot Restaurant renovated from a old bank. It has a large stone fireplace, and the real bank safe is part of the decor. I have been eating there for years and whenever friends or family come to town, that's where we go. The meals are extensively prepared and I have always enjoyed everything on the menu. They serve outstanding Fried Green Tomatos and a mushroom struddle as an appetizer to die for. The lamb shank falls off the bone, the salads are fabulous and many desserts to choose from. The service is top notch. Make this one of your stops when you come to Leesburg.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vacationpartypeople
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Ashburn, Virginia
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely place to spend time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

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.

Visited December 2012
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Lancaster, Pa.
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508 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Lightfoot....a heavy in the Leesburg restaurant world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

I ate here recently while in the Hunt Country on a photo shoot and highly recommend this fine restaurant to you.

A former bank building the inside is elegant. Beautiful wood and high ceilings, working gas fireplace near a central and friendly bar, variety of tables placed nicely throughout and of course excellent service and food. I had the Osso Bucco which was devine.

Eat at the Lightfoot (beautifully decorated for Christmas too, including gorgeous
outside lighting) and you too will be very pleased with your dining choice in Leesburg. Bon Appetit!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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