In the heart of old town Leesburg, Madeleine Sosnitsky has created a treasure, and you are the lucky one to have experienced the riches of the treasure if you have had the opportunity to dine at the Eiffel Tower Café on Loudoun street. This is a real French restaurant in Loudoun County!
|Voted Best of Leesburg 2010|
by Washingtonian Magazine
came to the Washington area from Paris 30 years ago and has been
creating French culinary delights ever since.
Madeleine worked for
11 years at the famous "Sans Souci" restaurant in Washington
before she created the Vienna landmark "Pierre et Madeleine."
For 17 years they have delighted customers with their fare and they
were regularly praised in publications like the Washington Post.
Many famous people have spent an evening savoring their creations.
some time, the Sosnitskys have had a crush on Leesburg. The town
reminded them of the south of France. They felt that Leesburg was
a friendly town that was brimming with charm and history. In early
1998, they were drawn to buy their current location and open the
Eiffel Tower Café.
Tower Café changes its menu every season and there are
always different specials available. Masterpieces are made out
products such as lobster, beef, poultry, fish and of course escargots.
desserts are almost too beautiful to eat, crème brulee
and chocolate financier, a favorite among customers.
is something here to please any taste.
treats her customers the way she would want to be treated,
and it shows in the large following of loyal customers who
come from all over to dine with her.
Tower Café has an outside patio and upstairs deck where you
can dine, weather permitting, as well as having several private dining
rooms available for parties, a specialty of the Eiffel Tower Café.
Reservations are suggested but walk-ins are always welcome. Dress
code at Eiffel Tower Café is nicely casual. The next time you
want to experience a real French culinary delight, give Madeleine
a call and she will have a table waiting for you.
Madeleine has created
a haven of tranquility here in Leesburg. The décor
calms and soothes. But do not expect to be bored. On the weekends
you may be serenaded by an exquisite French singer or entertained
by a jazz band and let us not forget the accordion player
who has a fabulous memory for songs of past years. Most of
all, credit must go to Madeleine who is a one-woman powerhouse.
She is exceptional. Charming, gracious, everywhere at once,
making sure that your visit to the Eiffel Tower Café
is memorable. We are lucky to have the very best of Paris
right here on our doorstep.
only is the food satisfying but so is the décor. Throughout
the restaurant you will find pictures that were painted by
Madeleine's father, and for those who want a little extra,
there is even a ghost that is said to live in the dining room
upstairs. He was a young civil war soldier. He is quite harmless,
so no need to fear.
may see the ghost!
They Are Saying about the......
“A little bit of Paris lives on Loudoun Street at the Eiffel Tower Café…”
Proprietor, Madeleine Sosnitsky, by choice, has added a lighter French fare to the menu… instead of traditional heavy crèmes, the chef uses heart healthy coulis, or sauces. It’s classic French cooking with modern Provence…
"We buy fresh ingredients every day, using local vendors for our vegetables and fresh herbs…"
Eiffel Tower is the best of Leesburg with a French accent.
--- Mary Hunter Leach, Loudoun Times-Mirror
“Eiffel Tower…Emphatically French”
One of Leesburg’s most upscale restaurants… Cozy and welcoming offering appetizers, seafood, meats, and house made deserts that excelled.
--- Washingtonian Magazine
The Best Place To Dine Outdoors?
A: Eiffel Tower Café
… So I head to the Eiffel Tower Café in Leesburg
where the… service is impeccable and the setting
is pure historic district. The white wooden antebellum
house on West Loudoun Street forms the backdrop for an
enclave of 11 tables (six are large enough for four or
five people, six really good friends)…the food is
unmatched… Chef Gregory Canizzaro hails from Paris.
His repertoire runs from very French to steak and potatoes.
But steak and potatoes with a very French flair. Portions
are not nouveau. They’re American style.
Menu choices run the gamut from beef and chicken to lamb
and veal and pork, to salmon, shellfish, sea scallops
and rockfish. Desserts are properly sinful.
A perfect afternoon getaway. Knock off work early, go
to the café and order some sauvignon blanc and
while away the afternoon with some mango sorbet, or warm
chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis.
---Shannon Sollinger, Loudoun Times Mirror
Eiffel Tower Café isn’t really a café,
but it isn’t exactly your typical restaurant either.
Unlike the other high end restaurants that populate Leesburg,
which usually serve some variety of southern or colonial
food, the Eiffel Tower is unique in its unapologetic embrace
of all things French. Hidden away in a non-descript white
house in the historic district, it may be one of the town’s
best kept secrets…
The real star here is the food. With meals ranging from
seafood to steak, a plethora of chocolate desserts and
a top notch wine list, the Eiffel tower café is
a gourmand’s (or avid amateur’s) dream.
-- Mac Carey, Northern Virginia Magazine
of the Chefs Feature
Sockeye Salmon with Green Peas Puree
Napoleon and Special Red Wine Sauce
-By Chef Gregory Canizzaro, Loudoun Times Mirror
Eiffel Tower Café in Leesburg a determined effort
to capture the leisure dining experience of Europe and
the native France of owner in particular.
The food is good: the total experience is even better.
Service is unobtrusively attentive.”
-Wilkinson’s of Washington Post
Tower Café seems a grandiose name for this cozy French
restaurant in downtown Leesburg. The Parisian edifice is
central to the décor-in paintings and in a jaunty
version, in the logo. A visit to Eiffel Tower Café
reminds you just how wonderful French standards can be.”
we ask ourselves, would someone drive 40 miles to dine at
the Eiffel Tower Café? The Parisian gastronomical
adventure has been successfully transplanted at the Eiffel
Tower Café. The dining rooms are serene, romantic,
and moody, with an atmosphere created by soft lighting,
intimate spaces and the joie de vivre of the staff.”
Chef Gregory Canizzaro, having worked at Tours D’
Argent and Guy Savoy in Paris, simply delights the palate.
Audible moaning in a restaurant is divine, and it can be
heard here. Escape the hectic urban pace of Washington and
relax in one of Virginia’s finest French restaurants.”