Engaged over the Holidays? Plan Your Big Day like a Pro

There’s something in the air at the end of the year that makes it especially romantic, so it’s no surprise that lots of couples get engaged during the holiday season. You may want to bask in the glow of your new status, but when the new year comes around, it’s time for wedding planning to […]

Starting a Holiday Tradition

Even though you may have grown up with some nice holiday traditions, sometimes it feels good to start your own as you leave the nest and have your own family. We are big fans of continuing customs that are handed down over generations, but we also love the idea of creating new ones. Here are […]

Fall Day Trip: Loudoun County Wineries

Loudoun County boasts some of the best wine in the nation. Major media outlets are raving about Virginia wines, and lots of experts think Loudoun just may be the next Napa Valley. Our vineyards and wineries produce award-winning wine in truly beautiful settings – something that shouldn’t be missed during this season of spectacular fall […]

Five Great Tips for Planning Your Office Holiday Party

The office holiday party is back. After years of scaling back holiday parties – or letting go of them altogether – many companies are beginning to understand the value of keeping a festive tradition alive. As corporate bottom lines rebound, an elegant holiday party is the perfect way to celebrate a great year and improve employee […]

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 […]

Planning The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

Once upon a time, the rehearsal dinner was a small event for just the wedding party and immediate family. Now they’re often big extravaganzas that can include a much more extensive guest list. While this can make the entire wedding experience a more memorable event, it also creates much more to think about. Plan ahead […]

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. […]