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The Liberty Tavern, Arlington, VA
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The Liberty Tavern

4.7
4.7
3790 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are not just a restaurant, but an institution in Arlington. The first floor of our restored historic property houses an inviting bar and lounge that remains vibrant all hours of the day. Our upstairs dining room offers professional service, a warm ambiance, and a menu featuring rustic, modern American cuisine. We are devoted to in-house production: we bake all of our own bread and pastas, sausages, and desserts. Our beverage program features creative specialty cocktails, a diverse wine list, and a great selection of premium draft and bottled beer. We are known for our unlimited small plates brunch on the weekend and late night dancing Friday through Sunday. Liberty To-Go offers a separate carry-out entrance on Irving Street where wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh salads and other specialties are offered for enjoyment at home.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 42 times today

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  • 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

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Ulysses Cabahug

  • 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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,790 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FG

    FrankG

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a really great spot. My wife and I are here once a month for the brunch. Great unlimited plates and the food is really good. Service is also great at this place. Savanah is great!!
  2. LB

    LisaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decent prices, helpful servers, good food. Lively atmosphere.
  3. S

    Steve

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good Brunch, somewhat noisy, but overall quite good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch with a ton of options, from a la carte to a killer buffet.
  5. EL

    ErikL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with very good brunch foods and selection.
  6. DP

    DP210

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Made to order unlimited small plates! $15 unlimited mimosas too! Easy to make reservations! Definitely will come back with more friends!
  7. M

    Megan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We made a reservation and got our table as soon as we arrived and everything was perfect.
  8. V

    Visitor

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the ambience and the waiter was great. We appreciated hearing how much food (both savory and sweet) that the restaurant makes from scratch and the pride that the staff take in their food. It was disappointing that two of the vegetable sides were out stock, given that we dined at 7:30 PM and there was only 1 other option; also, we weren't offered an alternative. Only fried options were available.
  9. MA

    MichelleA

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere is always on point at Liberty!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for a boozy brunch with my fiancé for a date. Downstairs was a little loud, so we chose to sit upstairs where it was a little quieter and more intimate. Overall one of our favorite brunches.
  11. K

    Kristen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Most of the food came out cold and barely warm. I understand that they have to make a lot of little plates, but if they are offering a service like that, they need a solution to make sure it’s fresh and not sitting out to the point it loses its warmth and is soggy. Also, smaller portions on certain items would be a good idea. I felt like I kept wasting food because it was too much for one plate since I wanted to try other items.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking last-minute for a place for brunch and stumbled upon this gem! Food and service were superb! If you visit, I’d highly recommend the “unlimited brunch small plates,” which I’ve never seen at a restaurant. There is a huge selection of brunch items from which to choose, and they just keep bringing the food out. Of special note is their avocado toast. Just spectacular. And all the servers were friendly and welcoming. Give it a try!
  13. OT

    OpenTableRegular

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been to Liberty Tavern for brunch since 2020 and were delighted with how it has adapted to post-pandemic life. Instead of a buffet, our server brought unlimited small plates, from delicious salads, to eggs, avocado toast, tender sirloin, biscuits, and an assortment of desserts. We will definitely return.
  14. S

    Shirley

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Our party of 4 went to Liberty Tavern on New Year's Eve. I've had many meals at LT in the 20-ish years that it has been open, and it has never disappointed until this most recent trip. A garlic bread appetizer was cold, flabby, and tasteless. My rigatoni pasta had a gummy consistency (not al dente) and the sauce was bland. My dinner companion's gnocchi had an odd cinnamon/sweet taste that missed the mark. I hope that this was just an off night for them and not a new normal.
  15. JH

    JenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mason was excellent and kept the service going well the whole time!
  16. LG

    LarryG

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was fine. Server, although enthusiastic, was clearly new: was not familiar with bar offerings and some of the food items, brought wine glasses rather than flutes for sparking wine (a manager noticed and corrected the glassware). To their credit the server did get the answers to the questions they could not not answer themselves. Noise level was high enough to make conversation challenging.
  17. RL

    RachelL

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious meal at an Arlington favorite of ours. We really enjoyed the special holiday cocktails on the menu. I have some specific dietary requirements and the manager was very helpful with offering some gluten free menu options. Service was on point and we never had to wait for a drink or water refill. Can’t wait to come back soon for the awesome happy hour food specials.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful family lunch. The food and service was really good!
  19. G

    Giavanna

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food and drinks were good, but a little overpriced.
  20. EZ

    EZE73

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was absent for looong stretches of time. Food quality was ok, but not what we expect from LT. Overall a disappointing experience for what was supposed to be a special night out.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food always. Great service!
  23. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Love Liberty Tavern - and want to make sure you get helpful feedback. Here is some from last night. The music upstairs was 'tinny' sounding and irritating. Maybe up the bass and decrease the treble? The waitress was good overall, but she came around at the end of the meal and said last call for the kitchen - it's closing. We said ok, no worries. Then she returned with the bill and we asked - do you have dessert (thinking that didn't require any prep from the kitchen). She said no 'the kitchen is closed.' Then we asked if we could get a dessert drink from the bar and she said no we'd have to go down there. Then she returned sheepishly - knowing how silly that had all sounded and asked if we wanted another 'round of drinks.' By then we'd decided to head home to our own liquor cabinet. Kind of a weird way to end a really nice night and instead of us talking about how great the food was we were all taking about what a strange interaction we had and how the restaurant just lost $45 in drinks and another $45 on dessert. And she would have gotten a better tip. P.S. we were not the last guests upstairs in the restaurant at the time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch and it was AWESOME!! It’s not a buffet but a AYCE small plate brought to the table as you order. Great food and setting!
  25. A

    Anng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The a la carte brunch was wonderful and also the desserts. It was a birthday lunch and we both enjoyed it. The gracious hostess was willing to seat us a little early upon our arrival.
  26. j

    jmfleming

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    First attempt at my shrimp scampi pasta was a gluey mass. Dish was refitted and was delicious.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1
    The only option was the bar. It was awful. If you are hosting a party in the bar area, why allow any reservations? It was really loud and miserable because of the extra people having the party. Had I walked in and found a table, I would have know what I was in for. But generally the bar area is a bit loud but not overrun. I wish a reservation was not even an option and I would have coordinated with a different restaurant.
  28. d

    driver

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The staff was helpful with letting me taste the sauce for spicey.
  29. T

    Tumarks

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experiences at the Liberty Tavern have always been fantastic and this latest visit did not disappoint. Great service by Christine, and the Vermont pizza is still my favorite pizza ever! Looking forward to our next visit to LT!
  30. ED

    ElanaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved Liberty Tavern. The unlimited brunch was such a great deal and the food was fantastic. Will definitely go back! Highly recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Savannah was a great server.
  32. KH

    KendallH

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Slammin brunch!!! The bottomless food is the way to go. The food comes out seemingly instantaneously. The chicken slider is DELICIOUS. It keeps me up at night, mouthwatering. Strong coffee. Refreshing salads. Mac n cheese be creamy as hell. I can’t wait to pay another visit.
  33. FB

    FB0037Foodie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Hosts were able to easily accommodate our party of 8 and provide prompt service throughout our stay. We did the all-inclusive small plates menu and were able served promptly, often with our server knowing in advance what we might want. I would definitely recommend Liberty Tavern and look forward to going their again.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great pasta.
  35. EV

    EVAC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our time at The Liberty Tavern. The bar tables are comfortable and the noise level is too. The food is high quality, well-priced and delicious, and the wait staff are gracious and well-trained. A great neighborhood spot!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely be back and highly recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Do not recommend going for their $55 pre-fixed holiday menu special for the following reasons: over priced, small portions, and ran out of menu items. I made reservations for my family of 5 and we still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated despite other parties of similar or larger size coming in afterwards and getting seated before us. By 6 PM they were already out of prime rib so we settled for turkey. They were also out of the flourless torte. The fixed menu came with two “sides” for the table (family style). Despite being advertised as sides, they appeared more like extremely small appetizers—for 5 people we got 7 brussel sprouts (cut in halves so it looked like more) and maybe 3/4 cup of cauliflower cornbread so we each got a couple bites (see photo). The food did taste good, but was absolutely not worth the $350+ (including drinks) that we paid. This was my last Thanksgiving before I move overseas away from my family and unfortunately it was very disappointing.
  38. A

    Andy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we've had Thanksgiving dinner at Liberty Tavern, and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The turkey dinner was excellent - the turkey was moist with lots of white meat, and the sides were incredible. The brussels sprouts were especially good, well seasoned and crispy. The parmesan potatoes were fluffy and creamy, the sweet potatoes were sweet and buttery, and we really enjoyed the desserts, especially the flourless chocolate cake. The only downside for us was that the music volume was a little too loud and it made conversation a little difficult, but that's just our personal preference. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Liberty Tavern for Thanksgiving dinner, you won't be disappointed:)
  39. B

    Beth

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic Thanksgiving meal!
  40. JP

    JamaicaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food and great service. The only hiccup was we got the wrong pie at the end and didn't realize it until we got home (we had taken it to-go). But it was a very busy night for them and mistakes happen. Overall, a definite A+.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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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 4.7 stars by 3790 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Ulysses Cabahug

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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