I'm just going to say that EVERYTHING HERE IS AWESOME. We found the restaurant through Yelp and I must say that I am highly impressed. The drinks were perfectly mixed, the food tasted very fresh and delicious. The peach cobbler was made on the spot by the owner. I'm definitely returning soon! Thank you Market Table Bistro.
First timer so we were excited about a new chef that will be coming to Leesburg next year. Started with lentil hummus. The smoked paprika and olive oil was tasty. The hummus was good obviously made in house. Tried both daily soups. Mushroom bisque and a gazpacho. Both excellent!! Had the pasta with mushrooms, creamy and rich and oh so filling. Also had the bbq pork sandwich. Pork was excellent nice smoke ring wonderful flavor and worked well with the pickled onions and fennel Wine prices were great, not your normal 3 to 6 times markup. Nice bottle of linden claret for only 44 ( I think) Cocktails?? Well I only tried the Lovettesville iced tea. Everything except the lemon wedge was locally sourced and it was very good. Loved the hint of honey and mint. Can't wait to come back for dinner and a show. Sit inside and watch the chefs at work
I've been here 4 times, all but 1 were dinner (lunch was w/a client and perfect ambiance for a discussion without racing against the clock). Each time you go back to a destination restaurant like this one, I believe the bar is high and it's almost inevitable that there is disappointment. Nothing could be farther from the truth at this little gem. Every meal I've had here has been such a creative masterpiece and plated beautifully. I have found myself looking down the menu (again) to relive my last experience with the same dish. With that intentional omission it has forced me to try something new, and naturally never disappoints. Recently I had their seasonal fish selection. It was exceptional and the lady at the next table ordered it after listening to me rave about it...(oddly enough her husband also ordered the steak that my husband had & loved!). We had starter salads which I could eat all day - everyday and they are simple, not complicated and gorgeously delicious. Finally we finished with a seasonal strawberry dessert that was fresh and beautiful, offered as a sampler which was prepared multiple ways with/out chocolate. We were full from dinner when our waitress served us, and there wasn't a morsel left on the plate when she took it away. Thank you for your refreshing culinary perspective Chef! We are believers!
This place was fantastic--the food was delicious (the raised / found / foraged concept is really interesting), and I'm not typically a fan of limited-choice menus. Cooking a steak on a super-heated river rock was really cool, and can't say I've had bee pollen before. Beautiful view on a beautiful evening - were there to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was attentive--the owner spoke to us and was so kind and friendly, and the wait staff was spot-on and very considerate of my wife's legitmate (life-threatening) allergy. Beverage service was great--I had some form of a craft gin and tonic which was so good I had two :)
We dined here Xmas eve, and it was fantab. Only 4 stars b/c the chairs are a bit uncomfy for a 3+ hour dining experience. Go with the wine paring and you won't be disappointed. We ended up buying all the wine later in the month for hostess gifts and such. It's a hike to get there, but it is so worth it. Now, they also offer a'la'carte, but have only had the price fixed options. Each course has been to die for- perfect serving size (not super small leaving you feeling full when you leave), and the service is impeccable. Live jazz during special events- check their website for updates.
We had a Saturday lunch here. Really inventive cuisine and fantastic flavor combinations of salty and sweet and savory. Location: bizarre at best. Up a very steep incline. You definitely will want a decent conveyance up and good brakes and tires coming down. Virtually unmarked driveway. The view is lovely. Comfort: We were not offered indoor dining and it was uber hot. We asked for fans and that made a good difference. Attire can be casual here. No need to dress up and sweat to death. Service: good informed servers who perhaps tried too hard. Our server ,as an example, informed us that our meals would contain 750 grams of food...not exactly witty repartee especially when you are selling food and cocktails-not gram weight. Again-very well intentioned young people who may just need to dial back on their intensity and let the wonderful food speak for itself because it truly shines here. Food: whipped goat cheese and tomatoes with Lardons made a very juicy and delish starter. We received decadent blueberry muffins gratis. Entrees of pork belly and grouper were perfection. dessert of nectarine sorbet was sensational. Coffee service was better than expected. Final recommendation: Celebrate the food here and have fun serving it. Don't be stuffy and have fun with Your guests. None of us are expecting a lecture or a curated discussion on where you source your toilet paper. We just want comfy air chilled indoor eating options and sensational food. That's it! Definitely don't miss this place. Totally worth it. We are coming back.