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The Liberty Tavern

4.6
4.6
3676 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Liberty Tavern offers rustic, locally sourced, modern American cuisine. Featuring an inviting street level bar and an intimate dining room on the second level, The Liberty Tavern offers an affordable, diverse wine list, creative specialty cocktails, and a great selection of premium draft and bottled beer. Liberty To-Go offers a separate carry-out entrance on Irving Street where wood-fired pizzas, grilled panini, fresh salads and other specialties will be conveniently offered for enjoyment at home.

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Booked 79 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Sun 9:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (703) 465-9360

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Breedlove

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    Irving Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    On the corner of Wilson Boulevard and Irving Street in Arlington, The Liberty Tavern is easily accessible from downtown DC, Route 66, Route 395, and is across the street from the Clarendon Metro Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 3,676 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. CS

    CaryS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Burger was cooked perfectly & Zach K was a superb server

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Always a great spot, menu seemed less exciting but the food is good whatever it is. Thanks for a great dinner.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were wonderful as always! A favorite place for sure!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We always have a good time at The Liberty Tavern. The food is good, the mimosas are overflowing, and the service is fast.

  5. BQ

    BrianQ

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food. We had grilled octopus, arugula salad and pasta with truffles. We also had a bottle of VA wine

  6. l

    local

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was great and food was delicious! We had 3 of the 4 pastas and each had a great flavor and the pasta was cooked perfectly. Our appetizers were also delicious. Will head back to LT soon.

  7. SG

    SarahG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    It is rare for me to have a lovely meal out with my two teenagers such that everyone walks away full and happy. We each found something we highly enjoyed!

  8. CA

    CatherineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was wonderful! Happy Hour Specials were great! Plenty of space for our large group that included older folks, and an infant and toddler.

  9. V

    Vegasvisitor

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had mother's Day brunch. Took the unlimited small plate option. Every dish was delicious, and we tried about half of the ones available. Favorites were avocado toast, deviled eggs, and fried chicken. French toast a hit too!

  10. AW

    AlexandraW

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVE Liberty Tavern. Excellent food and drinks with all family members satisfied!

  11. JB

    JoeB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall excellent experience at Liberty. We could not have picked a more perfect day to sit outside and enjoy the sun. Service and food was excellent and portions were nice sized. Food was hot and the kids meal option was really appreciated as well. Will definitely return.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We had fun- it was very nice

  13. E

    Eatoutoften

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Big birthday celebration. Was “fine”. Kitchen did not offer anything edible fir dessert(rather disgusting “trio” of inedible “pastries”. Service not great- food mostly cold (when it was supposed to be hot, ie: eggs). We had fun but would not rush back again.

  14. AF

    AbeFrohman

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The food was off today for some reason. Had the gnocchi carbonara and it came out as a watery egg bath, not the silky emulsion you expect. Burger was unevenly cooked coming out well done in half and almost rare on the other. Service was still good, though.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    For the first 30+ minutes the service was terrible - worst experience at Liberty or Lyon Hall we ever had. Server placed order for drinks but didn’t check back. Had to track him down to ask if we could order appetizers. Again, after they were delivered he never checked back and again we needed to track down to order dinner. A table of 8 should attract at least a little bit of attention. The manager took over and assigned a different server. She was GREAT as was the manager and our celebration progressed wonderfully from that point. Thanks to the manager for taking control and turning around a very disappointing experience.

  16. TC

    TammyC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time here but we will be back. Food was great. Would Be a fun place to eat outdoors in warmer temps

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Waitress acted like she Didn’t want to wait on us. Never checked in, had to keep waiving her down. Almost like she as running from us.

  18. DD

    DiningDan

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Liberty Tavern always delivers. Great setting, excellent and attentive service and good food!

  19. HB

    HeatherB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    nice night outside, very accommodating with heaters when it got chilly. good service and food.

  20. JM

    JayM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sophie was a rock star. The food was good. The Old Fashioneds were delicious as well.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was such a nice lunch. I met a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. We were greeted right away and taken to our table. Our server came right away and took our order. The food was delicious and she checked on us several times. The grilled cheese and tomato soup is AMAZING!

  22. EA

    ElisabethA

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a post-conference celebration and needed good food, good drinks, and time and space to talk - Liberty Tavern delivered on all fronts.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was awesome as always! Excellent service!

  24. TN

    ThuyN

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2

    The brunch menus, the food is very blended. Our waitress barely checked up on us.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated a birthday, they gave us some free dessert

  26. AA

    AAM9

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our service was fantastic and the food and drinks were great but I was disappointed when I ordered the Thursday special of Chicken Parmesan and was told I just barely missed getting the last dish of it. It was only 7:20 and the dish was sold out. I’ll definitely come back earlier on a future Thursday but it was quite a disappointment so early in the evening.

  27. f

    foodielawyer

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was terrific and service was as well! We had a great time!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Enjoyed Easter brunch and did the unlimited small plate option. Everything was great, but I do miss the buffet style table that is self serve. More options and better food with that!

  29. T

    Teresa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We weren't thrilled with this restaurant and will likely not be going back. We were the first customers in the door for brunch and most of our food was served cold.

  30. TR

    TrippR

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A great brunch idea. Small plates is the way to go, I usually overeat at brunch, but the small plate approach meant we had lots of different things, but not too much.

  31. VH

    VanessaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was amazing! Recommend the unlimited small plate option.

  32. FG

    FrankG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent spot. Lively ambience with great service from staff. Food was delicious and plentiful (we ordered unlimited brunch option). very tasty. Our server Kristen was amazing.......

  33. AC

    AlbertoC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Celebrated a birthday with a party of 9, we all got the bottomless food and penny drinks that are offered for brunch. Overall it was a good experience.

  34. GA

    GladysA

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    It was cold outside and they had no heaters. When we asked for them they said it was too windy for the propane heaters… as we could clearly see the restaurant directly across from us (O’Sullivans) using their heaters (also propane). Three members of our party (who drove 40min+ for the re-enlistment) decided to leave because it was too cold and they had an infant. Because it was so cold, our food was immediately cold, pretty much as soon as it was brought to our table. They offered to “see if they could place us inside” when everybody was either done eating or about to be done eating.

  35. C

    Casey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, drinks, service and atmosphere for Sunday brunch! We had a large party of 10 and they had no issues making sure we were well taken care of for the full 90 minutes. Will definitely be back.

  36. R

    Roddy

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I really like the all you can eat menu.

  37. JT

    JaniceT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Liberty Tavern cannot deliver its “unlimited small plates"; dining there is not work the stress. A very busy waiter took our orders, some of which arrived, all of which took a long time so some in our party of four ate while others waited. Every five minutes or so, the waiter would say he’d be back “in a second.” After we figured out that some in our party would have no food while others had some of the food they ordered, we requested many more portions because we did not know what would show up for whom. We were brought biscuits we didn’t order, but we accepted them because of the uncertainty of receiving anything requested. Indeed as we were preparing to leave, the grilled cheese and soup we ordered a half-hour earlier arrived. We told the server that we were sorry, it was too late, so she kindly offered us to-go containers. I wish she had been our waiter. Beware of “unlimited small plates for 90 minutes” and expect to wait for a roulette game. Also, the “trio of desserts” is described as “ask server about today’s selection.” After we received it, we weren’t sure what it was; our waiter said he didn’t know because it changes. He did not know if it contained nuts and did not come back to let us know. The former buffet brunch had to change with COVID protocols, but Liberty’s new "delivery" model does not work. Staffing and training are needed. A shame, because the chefs and diners deserve better. We have gone there for our anniversary brunch every year. Sadly, our guests and I do not plan to return.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Third time I’ve come for brunch but this third time was not the best in terms of service. Our waiters attitude & service was not the best. Our drinking cup kept getting picked up & the waiter never noticed when we needed a refill causing us to wait up to 10 mins for a new drink. The waiters attitude wasn’t the best either, it’s like he didn’t care for a table of 2. When we wanted and waited for a new refill is when we were asked to leave because we exceeded our 90 mins.

  39. G

    Gootie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are outside on a lovely spring day. Plates were good and we ate a lot and it was definitely worth it.

  40. MO

    MaryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful brunch! I love the small plate option.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from The Liberty Tavern using the Order Online button. The Liberty Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 465-9360.

The Liberty Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 3676 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 79 times today
Google Map for The Liberty Tavern

3195 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Irving Street

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Sun 9:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    On the corner of Wilson Boulevard and Irving Street in Arlington, The Liberty Tavern is easily accessible from downtown DC, Route 66, Route 395, and is across the street from the Clarendon Metro Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Breedlove

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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