From farm-to-table fare to international cuisine, Loudoun County, VA is a culinary destination. Here are some of the best places to eat lunch and dinner in LoCo.
1605 Village Market Blvd SE #100
This popular bistro offers beef burgundy, lump crab cakes, salmon teriyaki, warm bread pudding, and other crowd pleasers. You can also join their wine club and gain access to a selection of wines for just $50 each month – no membership fee. Club membership also entitles you to a 10% discount to the restaurant’s food and wine menu.
Owned by sommelier Michael Pearce and his wife, fellow wine enthusiast Jackie, this family business strives for quality and service. Enjoy their wonderful meals (and wine) when you order off their lunch and dinner menus.
203 Harrison St SE
Affectionately called “Tuskie’s” by regulars, this restaurant is housed in a historic grain mill built in 1899. Their lunch and dinner menus consist of grilled pork ribeye, filet mignon, crab cake, and other fantastic dishes.
If you have food allergies and other special dietary requirements, they have a vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu which includes Maine lobster, butter squash risotto, and more.
Tuskie’s also offers a wide selection of cocktails, with drinks like peach bellini, bloody mary, mojitos, and more.
Dolce & Ciabatta Bakery Café
9H Catoctin Cir SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Lovers of artisanal bread should check out Dolce & Ciabatta, a local bakery that offers an assortment of pastries, sweets, sandwiches, and coffee in addition to signature breads and other baked novelties.
If you’re looking for a light lunch, try steak on baguette, sicilian chicken panini, or salad on ciabatta. They also serve lunch sandwiches for kids, including vanilla pound cake grilled cheese and classic grilled cheese sandwich.
The bakery is helmed by Artisan Baker Godfrey McKenzie, who trained in Europe and has worked for the Waldorf Astoria, Hilton, and other high-profile establishments. Under his guidance, Dolce & Ciabatta produces some of the tastiest breads in Loudoun using a German-engineered baking oven and the best quality ingredients.
605 Village Market Blvd SE
This elegant restaurant on Village Market will take your next lunch or dinner date to another level. Choose from steamed mussels, braised short ribs, ahi tuna poke, and their signature dish, the Conche burger, among other delectable dishes.
When ordering for a large group, try their family-style meals, which include your choice of salad, mains, and an assortment of parfaits for dessert.
There’s also the kids’ menu, which include mozzarella cheese meatballs, garlic fries, butter pasta, and other dishes that your children will surely enjoy.
Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm
42920 Broadlands Blvd
Starters include chili, hummus, and spinach and artichoke dip while entrees include oven-baked salmon, lobster shepherd’s pie, and fried chicken. The children’s menu consists of chicken tenders, pasta, and other kids’ favorites.
Grown-ups can order off of the cocktails menu, which includes all sorts of colorful concoctions like bourbon-spiked peach sangria and California Jane.
For non-alcoholic drinks, Clyde’s offers espresso “notini”, which is cold brew coffee with syrup and white cane spirit and no-no negroni, a sparkling drink with red bitter and dry London spirit.
Ford’s Fish Shack
44620 Ice Rink Plaza
This no-frills restaurant is perfect for families looking for unpretentious but delicious food. Ford’s certainly delivers on that front, with jumbo shrimp cocktails, shrimp rolls, fish tacos, and other seafood favorites in addition to tall mugs of blueberry float and a bevy of signature cocktails to help you unwind.
Kids can order off of a separate menu of popcorn shrimp and mac n’ cheese, and wash it all down with some root beer or lemonade.
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
42461 Lovettsville Rd
This restaurant is a popular wedding destination, partly because it’s located on a beautiful rustic farm, and partly because it serves some of the most delicious meals in Northern Virginia. Curried lamb, grilled rabbit, warm butter cake, trifle, and quinoa and lima bean salad are just some of the dishes on offer. Their bread service provides wonderful treats like pretzel biscuits and cultured butter.
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm takes pride in being one of the first farm restaurants in the United States and uses fresh, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients when preparing food.
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