Editors' pick

Lightfoot

American
$$$$ ($15-$24)
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Editorial Review

You've been browsing boutiques and antique shops all day. You need to relax. What better way than with a glass of wine and jazzy piano playing in the background? Lightfoot Restaurant offers just that, and more. The restaurant, one of Leesburg's classiest establishments, is housed in an ornate historic building full of chandeliers, elaborate molding and framed French advertising posters.

The large bar features French and American wines by the glass, with many in the $7-to-$10 range, and the bartenders make a mean martini. A grand piano graces the elaborate mezzanine level, with performances every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Grab a seat, order bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes topped with jalapenos, shrimp and cheese, or one of the huge house salads, and pretend you're on vacation.

-- Fritz Hahn (Dec. 2, 2011)