The Livery Tavern
The Livery Tavern

The Livery Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://liverytavern.com/
  • Phone: 3046459836x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Livery Tavern
Our newest restaurant, The Livery Tavern, is a very masculine interpretation of a mid-1800’s tavern, with an open beamed ceiling and a generous use of natural materials and earth tones both inside and out. The Livery has a full bar, privacy booth seating, outdoor patio seating and an extensive wine and port list. Our menu is a reflection of this same interpretation, with dishes including grilled venison, quail, lamb and local beef cuts like 2 inch bone-in rib eyes. The Livery is also fashioned with a unique military motif to honor our father Major General John B. Hirt USMC, who passed away earlier this year. You’ll find these military influences in our logo and other decorative treatments inside the restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Livery Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)fit for foodies (28)romantic (26)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (18)good for groups (9)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Anorher greata dining Experience!
    Tammy
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The new fall menu at The Livery Tavern is wonderful! Our table of three started with the crispy pork belly app, served with a johnnie cake and fried egg (yum!), the new pear and frisee salad with candied walnuts, bacon and a red wine vinaigrette as well as the new lamb egg roll served with a pear and mint chutney. Dinner included all new menu items; the Sportsman platter, which included grilled elk, a wonderful venison tenderloin and boar meat sausage, served on a bed of slow cooked root vegetables and risotto layered with a dark bourbon sauce. We also ordered the short rib stroganoff (rich and creamy) as well as the turkey pot pie. Dessert was the home made chocolate mousse cake and goat cheese ice cream. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Livery Tavern
    Jerry
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Livery Tavern is a nice small restaurant with a very quaint atmosphere. The menu provides a variety of selections from a wild meat platter to pasta. This is the second time that we have eaten there and we enjoyed both experiences. Our only negative comments are 1) the majority of the seats are located near the kitchen entrance; 2) on October 11 the dining room was cool which could have been resolved if there had been a small fire in the fireplace. Regardless, we will return in the future as we visit the Greenbrier area twice a year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to the Livery several times. The food is amazing, service is impeccable. I couldn't be happier. Looking forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    VisitingfromNC1
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I had the Ribeye and my wife had the Strip and both were excellent. My in-laws both had the Salmon and they raved about it. Had the Sweetbreads as an appetizer and they were wonderful. Overall a great dining experience and our server Pather was very at tentative. Good to see Stacey behind the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place - though a few fumbles
    1stTimeVisitor
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time visit to Lewisburg & also The Livery. A steak ordered medium was full raw/red inside. I first ate the outer edges waiting for the waitress to come back & check on us. That took some time. Sent it back to get cooked. Flavor was very good though. They ran out of mashed potatoes. A very odd thing for a restaurant! So I walked back to the General Lewis Inn's restaurant & got mashed potatoes! When there's a will, there's a way, right? You may find it surprising that I would go back again. We liked the atmosphere & surroundings. They close at 9pm which seems very early to me. Side note: the General Lewis restaurant is about 20% lower in cost. Their atmosphere is historic/rustic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The music on Thursday night was TOOOO LOUD, and unfortunately - off key. Made talking very difficult - almost impossible - couldn't wait to leave. Cindy
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place; good wine list.
    Foodielove
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Good overall and nice variety of main dishes. A bit pricey for small town, quantity & quality. Not comfortable with baseball caps and guys spitting 'chew' in paper cups in dining room. Only food criticism was mashed potatoes had unidentifiable odd taste and texture. Ambiance music would be nice. Had perfect waiter; epitome of grace, knowledge of menu & wines. Had heard we might wait long time for bottle of wine but this was not the case. Of the three best choices in the immediate downtown area, this rates second. We have been there sporadically, about eight times now. Would go more if was 10% less. Hopefully staff is well compensated as it really was a nice experience. Might have asked if they have a cork fee.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply-Amazing!
    8herehappily
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant in a lovely small town! We made reservations on Open Table the day we were going to the Livery Tavern and they were ready for us when we arrived. Our drinks made by Stacy were perfect and John was very attentive to our table of nine. We all ordered something different and everything was incredible! You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Surprises
    susan
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The lobster risotto was sublime. The swordfish was the best I've ever eaten – subtly flavored and juicy! The server was knowledgeable, attentive and funny – never invasive. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Special Evening
    Gourmet
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We celebrated a birthday and had excellent food and a very attentive server. An extensive wine list was appreciated. We three ordered different entres and we were all pleased with our choices. The scallops were especially well-prepared and the steak was a perfect medium-rare. The sauce on the duck was complementary. The creme brûlée was large enough for three to share.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChippyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The chef is a marvel. Everything from the appetizer through the chocolate mousse cake dessert was delicious. Try the Caesar salad-amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    have been at this resturant many times, the past couple of times the food quality has not been as good, although it is still very nice, from the time we ordered the entree it took almost 45 minutes to be served, and the resturant was not busy.....we will return...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over seasoned over portioned
    Gordon
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I found the food over seasoned and over portioned.Let the freshness of the food dominate the taste.Sweetbreads and Soft shell crabs breaded with seasoned breadcrumbs were not as enjoyable as they could have been. The accompanying item with both items could be where the unique seasoning could be found. The portioning on the salads was to large. Three people having the salads could not finish their entre and no room for dessert. The balance of seasoning and portioning could be better. The server John did a great job.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    riverrat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Waited a long time to eat at the Livery. The experience was exceptional. From the moment we entered the service above expectation. We tried the Caesar per server recommendation unlike any I've ever had. Will definitely go back. Excellent food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant in the coolest little town in America.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hungry Thirsty Golfers
    Cadeshak
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was with a group of 4 golfers, none of which had previously been to this restaurant. We were all very pleased with everything about this restaurant - the bartender & our waiter were both very friendly & very efficient. Our dinner selections were all great, & the atmosphere was very comfortable. The next time that any of us are in Lewisburg, the Livery Tavern will be at the top of our list of go-to restaurants. We took a cab to & from the restaurant, which is always a good idea if you are enjoying some libations. I have previously eaten at various restaurants at The Greenbrier resort, and I rate the Livery Tavern above all of them for overall quality of food and for the reasonableness of prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    sneadgin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to the restaurant after a review on TripAdvisor and it was an excellent meal. The menu was not the same as we saw online but we easily found multiple entrees that sounded delicious. Be sure to try the steak and shrimp appetizer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with old friends
    Local
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Six of us had dinner as an old friend was in the area from Nashville. She had read about The Livery on the Internet and wanted to check it out. We all were very pleased with our service, food and the relaxing atmosphere. Love the woodwork and the stone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The newest Jem in Lewisburg
    Cathinwv
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Chose this restaurant because we wanted outdoor dining. From our shared appetizer of Cheese and Charcuterie, to the chocolate dessert, this place is a hit! My group of four each had a different entre and each dish was a winner. The server was helpful and attentive. Can't wait to share this restaurant with friends on my next visit to Lewisburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mags
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We enjoyed everything about your restaurant!! The food was delicious & the service was impeccable. We will be back many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Livery is Great!
    DRM1310
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The Livery combines great food, wonderful atmosphere, interesting people and caring service. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent but a Little Pricey
    NewOrleansVisitor
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The ambiance and food were excellent. We had the Livery recommended to us but didn't check the menu ahead of time. Most entree's are $30+. Worth the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to its billing
    Munkuses
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    They seem to pride themselves on being the priciest restaurant in town, but for me the food quality, service and general ambiance was not in line with the prices on the menu. In its defense, I did not order one of their steak offerings, which seems to be their specialty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth a detour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I stopped here on the way from Indianapolis to Williamsburg last year and the meal was so gourmet i took a photo of the green salad and photos of the restaurant and told all my friends they should go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Love,love, love, we can never come to Lewisburg/ The Greenbrier without coming to the Livery!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always exceptional
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food and service at the Livery Tavern has always been excellent. We go whenever we are in Lewisburg! The roasted beet salad is to die for! This time we had the swordfish and the shrimp and scallops....delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Guido
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our second visit. It will not be our last! Most interesting is the ever changing menu items.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • excellent restaurant
    thetravelers
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    we had a really good, nicely paced meal here with excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    Pricey
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very overpriced for the quailty of the food. Great wine list but they were out of the first 2 selections I made. The final selection was not the vinatge year that was on the wine list. They said, Oh, it just hasnt been updated. I would expect it to be updated by the price of the meal.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Quality in a Small Town
    AmateurFoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The Livery Tavern is a big-city restaurant located in a small place! The food was excellent and we enjoyed our dinner there. It was a Thursday night and they had live music, which was both a good and a bad thing. The diningroom itself is really not very large so with the addition of amplified vocals and guitar, all the patrons had to use very loud speaking voices--which really made the place exceptionally loud. This made the feel very energetic but made it difficult to carry on any kind of conversation. It was very busy as well, and I think they had a staffing issue--the managers appeared to be bussing/setting tables and trying to do some serving as well. Overall, a very nice restaurant and high quality food but our night was very loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 75 reviews are from the The Livery Tavern reviews archive.
  • Exquisite
    Guido
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ambiance great, service efficient, food presentation excellent, quality was outstanding. A bit pricy but one gets what one pays for. It' said "be back."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great visit
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We eat here often and it's always great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • como
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great ambience and vibe. The trout was amazing and we both loved the unique Caesar salad with roasted Brussel sprouts. Great use of fresh local ingredients. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!!
    Sid44
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I read the reviews and deceided to give it a try while we were staying at the Greenbrier. Everything I read was true, great food, great service with an excellent wine list. If you are in Lewisburg do yourself a favor and have dinner. Nice little town also. Cheers,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Whats wrong in the kitchen?
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This is a well-designed space in a charming country town. The staff is warm and friendly. The wine list is both comprehensive and interesting with staff expertise to match. But........the food took forever, and not on a crowded night, and one dish, the quail appetizer was served severely charred. Maybe this was an exception but its a real shame that a place with such promise didnt deliver.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lburg Livery Rocks
    KCDC
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have a real gem in this restaurant in Lewisburg. Finally a great menu with sought after dishes like pork belly and short ribs, yum! And they are cooked to perfection. Wine selection compliments the dishes and the ambiance is upbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mouthwatering
    susan
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    It's been a week since we were there, but even now just thinking about our experience makes my mouth water. The lobster risotto is always a favorite, but we also loved the evening's special as well as the shrimp and scallops entree. Our server was funny and attentive (without being intrusive in any way). The chef stopping by to chat made everything even better. I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food In A Great Environment
    NativLewisburgian
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Dining was incredible... Food was excellent, it's what you would expect from a great restaurant in Lewisburg. We were greeted with a smile and the service was great. But, when we arrived, we sat at the bar and the bartender was not the most gracious. It was like she wanted us to move to a table and not sit at the bar.... We did talk with the manager and everything was "fixed...." Two of us was $115 and we gave a $50 tip, it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last evening in Lewisburg
    MissLilly
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The host was beyond excellent. The waitress was very good, explained the dinners. When we first arrived, the barmaid seemed more interested in the sports on TV rather than greeting us. Not very friendly at first, she made one of the best dirty martinis ever! I actually had two they were so perfect. It was a great way to end our trip to WVA. We love your fine state and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Spot
    eatrightordine
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We eat out all over the world, and, no kidding, this is our favorite restaurant. The food is consistently fabulous and creative. The house salad is fresh, local and creative, and the prettiest presentation ever. The specials are always worth a try. The unique cocktail creations are not to be missed and the quirky wine list has opened our eyes to some great little wineries. Nancy, the owner and manager, has put together one of the best teams in the business. Don't miss this absolute gem!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable and pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We arrived and were greeted and seated in a timely manner by a delightful associate. Our order was placed with recommendations as well as the waitress was able to answer all our questions about the different selections to choose from. Our order was delivered and the waitress followed up to see if we had any needs during our meal several times. The food was outstanding as well as the entire experience. We were staying at the Greenbriar and they book our reservation for us on line. We received an email confirmation. We plan on returning to the restaurant as well as the entire area again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.