Leesburg Public House

Community. It’s one of the often unspoken, but perhaps most important, elements of a great restaurant. A sense of community, a place where old friends can grab a bite and recollect on the glory days, where a couple can go to get to know each other, or a place to strike up new acquaintances. At Leesburg Public House, the warmth of community radiates among the hearth like wooden interior. Community is even in the Leesburg Public House’s name- after all, what better place to congregate than the public house?

The Leesburg Public House was a dream turned reality for both Chef Mark Marrocco and Kim Ross, who have brought together a great mix of fresh, seasonal food and an inviting, glowing atmosphere. Their passion manifests in their wait staff, who go above and beyond to make sure that your drink and food needs are met.

Food at the Leesburg House is best described as “pub fresca”- a reimagining of typical pub fare with a fresh twist, adding dimensionality and personality to every bite. Starting off at the appetizers, which are encouraged to be shared, you can’t go wrong trying out the bacon popcorn, a unique Leesburg Public House creation, or the warm jumbo pretzel, which includes a creamy pimento cheese spread and a beer mustard. The fluffy and rich pretzel pairs fantastically with any number of happy hour drinks, although the best match would the seasonal favorite Bretta Weisse, a sour German beer. The crispy Thai chili cauliflower provides a nice amount of heat to the cauliflower’s nutty, mild taste.

If you’re looking to fill up with a nice hearty entrée, then a burger is a way to go. Leesburg Public House changes up a special burger once a week, so be sure to ask your wait staff about which burger is in for the week. Menu choices include the Black Dog burger, a South West style burger that includes guacamole, pico de gallo, pepperjack, crispy jalapenos and a spicy chipotle ranch. Check out too the Southern Man, a burger that includes Southern touches of pimento cheese, sweet onion, a red pepper mayo, and a praline glazed bacon.

The bar has a wide variety of domestic and imported brews. Before fall finishes up, head over and try out some of the seasonal drinks, which include the Bretta Weisse from the Firestone Walker Brewing Company, a Peach Gobbler Ale from the Parkway Brewing Company, and the Captain Pumpkin’s Maple Mistress from the Saucony Creek Brewing Company. The pumpkin ale has a nice sourness that is undercut with a subtle sweetness. Don’t miss these drinks, especially during happy hour!

Leesburg Public House is located at 962 Edwards Ferry Road in Leesburg. Their hours are 11:30-10 Monday through Friday, 11:30-11 on Friday and Saturday, and 10:30-4 on Sundays for brunch. Dinner is every day in between 4 and 9.

For more information, call 703-777-6333 or go to www.the-lph.com

Category: Eat