A popular downtown Leesburg restaurant recently received a high honor.
Lightfoot Restaurant was rated by Zagat as one of DC’s Best New American Restaurants. On a scale of one to five, the restaurant received a 4.6 rating for food; 4.7 for décor; and 4.5 for service. Its listing on Zagat calls Lightfoot “a unique location” inside a Romanesque Revival bank, and refers to downtown Leesburg as a “wonderful retreat from the city.” Fans who rated the restaurant said its menu offerings are “worth every penny” and called its ham biscuits some of the best ever.
Head chef Ingrid Gustavson said she was pleased with the recognition, particularly because it comes directly from the ratings given by the restaurant’s patrons. She said she and sister Carrie Witmer, the restaurant’s co-owner, work hard at their business, and it means a lot that reviewers took the time to relay a positive experience at Lightfoot.