Weekday lunch in Loudon County Wine Country
Wine touring next Thursday with some out of town guests and looking for a nice place for lunch. Magonolia's has come recommended and I am looking for other options too. A nice atmosphere and good wine selection with knowledgeable staff is a plus, but not required.
Lightfoots in Leesburg is tops, if you're looking for a higher end place. Also wonderful in Leesburg is Blue Ridge Grill (hard to find, near the DMV and Tractor Store). Both have much better menu and food than Tuscarora, in my opinion.
For a British pub style lunch, where you can eat outdoors in a garden, try Hunter's Head in Upperville (on Rt 50). A great place if the weather is good for outdoor dining.
Wine Kitchen is in the historic district. It's nice, if you're not that hungry & want very small portions. The wine is the draw there, however if you're touring wineries, you probably won't need that.
We were twice disappointed with the food quality at Magnolias (once the main dish came still frozen inside) , although the setting is nice.