The Lightfoot Top Ten – Our Core Selection of Favorite Dishes

After over 20 years in downtown Leesburg, Chef Ingrid Gustavson is a local institution and a big reason for Lightfoot’s staying power. While Ingrid is constantly looking to innovate and bring fresh flavors and ideas into the dining room, there is a core selection of favorite dishes we try not to mess with. Here’s a […]

What Is Classy Casual Dining?

Classy casual dining: it’s a happening thing. At Lightfoot Restaurant, classy casual means excellent food, ambiance, and service without being stuffy or pretentious. You can dress up and make us part of a great date night, an evening out with friends, or walk in with your family for a relaxed dinner. There aren’t many restaurants that […]

Wining, Dining and Much More in Downtown Leesburg

When Lightfoot opened twenty years ago, Leesburg was still a sleepy little town without a lot going on downtown. My, how things have changed! Downtown Leesburg is hip– with a terrific synergy going on among cafes, restaurants, galleries and music venues. Lightfoot has long been a cornerstone of the downtown Leesburg nightlife scene. Here’s how […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day 2016 in Style

Mother’s Day: it’s all about getting mom to relax and feel pampered—and most importantly—keeping her out of the kitchen and off her feet. Here are some ideas for the classic Mother’s Day she’s always wanted and will remember for years to come: The Mother’s Day Flowers These are staple of Mother’s Day, and who doesn’t […]

Wind Down with Lightfoot at Happy Hour

The Happy Hour is back in style, and Lightfoot does it like no one else. The late afternoon/early evening Happy Hour at Lightfoot is one of the best ways to unwind and savor the cosmopolitan feel of downtown Leesburg. Yes, Lightfoot is a classy place to have lunch or dinner, but we’re so much more. […]

Fantastic Fests: How to Create an Exceptional Occasion Without the Stress

  Celebrating a special occasion shouldn’t be stressful. It should be fun. That’s the bottom line, but so many of us lose sight of that idea when we’re worried about planning the perfect party. But you can have a great celebration and ditch the stress. The secret is finding the right partner. With decades of […]

Planning a Stress-Free and Simply Elegant 2016 Wedding

We’ve all heard the stories of pre-wedding meltdowns brought on by stress. With so many moving parts involved it’s easy to see how an event designed to be the happiest day of the new couple’s life can quickly devolve into an overwhelming ball of stress. However there really are just a handful of basic considerations […]

The Easiest Gift for the Hardest People to Shop For

Some folks get their holiday shopping out of the way early: they’re always looking for bargains, hitting craft fairs and searching shops here and there to find that perfect gift for each person on the list. Then there are those of us who are still shopping right up until the last minute. Life gets busy […]

5 Winning Strategies for Client Appreciation

In today’s competitive business environment, it’s more important than ever to show your clients your appreciation. Here are five winning tips for letting them know you value their business. Put Them In The Spotlight In many cases, a little free PR can mean more than any gift. Consider an occasional client profile on your company’s […]

The Perfect Holiday Party Starts with a Great Atmosphere

Here’s the thing about office parties: they’re more fun when they’re not actually in the office. Fall is the perfect time to start thinking about your company’s holiday party, and as you start the planning process, keep in mind that when it comes to a great corporate event, ambiance is everything. In Northern Virginia’s competitive job […]