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Lightfoot

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11 N King St, Leesburg, VA 20176-2819 (Market Street)
+1 703-771-2233
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lightfoot is known as the crown jewel of Leesburg. Situated in the heart of the historic district's town center in the old People's National Bank building. It is a beautifully restored space with soaring ceilings, a piano bar, an elegant yet casual main bar and unparalleled food. Chef Ingrid puts her heart into every dish on the menu and if... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really excited to try Lightfoot; we had heard great things about the food. The food was good, but our overall experience was such a disappointment that it will be hard to justify going back. We had a 7:30 reservation and arrived a few minutes earlier. The host told us our table wasn't ready. When we inquired how long... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I told myself not to start on a negative foot...but there was a dog in the kitchen. I inquired about their allowing if dogs and told it was the chef/owner's friends dog. That doesn't make it ok for me. Dogs are NOT allowable on any kitchen area. With that being said, our food was great. We started with the ham... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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799 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after visiting a local vineyard for dinner one evening. They're on OpenTable, so it was easy for us to make reservations and get a spot. This was our first time there, we were trying it with friends, on their recommendation. Upon first walking in we were amazed by the beauty, the very tall ceilings and how nicely... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very special place , in a former bank . Delicious food . The ambiance is chic and you can have a conversation because of great acoustics and the disposition of the tables allow it

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Albany, New York
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We try to go here whenever we visit Virginia. The chef has an outstanding flair for flavor fusion. This time we tried the oysters Rockefeller. They were perfect with a touch of apple smoked bacon and Licorice liquor. The rosemary cream combined with fresh lobster and shrimp over angel hair was lick the plate superb. The filet with bernaise was... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in from out of the area to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant has beautiful architecture. We were in a private room and the waiter was tremendous. Overall it was a great experience, but it did take a while for the food to arrive. I'm not sure if this is typical or simply because our group was large. I... More 

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Waterford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant while driving through Leesburg Virginia. From the time we were greeted at the door to the time that we left our service was wonderful! The menu offered several different options, that night the specialties all included some type of seafood. We didn't take advantage of anything because we have a seafood allergy in our family.... More 

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Washington DC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went here on New Years Eve. Did not know what to expect but was surprised by the unusual layout and design of the restaurant. Got lucky to be seated on the second floor by the piano(which was not used). There was a live band playing some quiet music(romantic I would say) and which did a great job. The downside of... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We recently visited Lightfoot for dinner again, this time to ring out 2016. The prix fixe dinner menu, based largely on the standard dinner menu, provided more excellent choices than we could fit into a single dinner. All of Chef Ingrid's selections that we had were excellent, including the French onion soup, baked oysters, pork shank, rack of lamb (with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 N King St, Leesburg, VA 20176-2819
    (Market Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 703-771-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?