The Liberty Tavern

4.7
3606 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 3606 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not a lot of options for outdoor seating for a party of 8 in DC! This was the perfect place. Food and service seas excellent.

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vip72G2
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always, excellent food cheerfully served. I had the Uncle Joe's pizza, which was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Mother’s Day dinner at Liberty Tavern. Always excellent food and service at this great neighbourhood joint.

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vipKarin
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Mother’s Day brunch. SLOW service, food was just OK, waiter brought my 13 year old son water in a plastic cup with a straw. Not going back. This place used to be awesome. No more.

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vipBrunch
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother's Day brunch! We really enjoyed the small plates.

MW
vipMichaelW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The unlimited small plate menu is a genius approach to brunch. The plates are delivered nearly on demand, and the food in excellent!

SF
SarahF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went out with friends and it was the perfect atmosphere. The food was amazing, and drinks were delicious. Would definitely recommend!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was excellent as was the food and service. We ate salmon and burgers with a side of meatball (which we typically get at most restaurants we eat at). They meatball were the best we have had in a long time. The burger was top 5 I’ve had and the salmon was cooked to perfection.
They had outstanding COVID precautions in place through out the facility.
I’ll definitely be back next time I’m in Arlington.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good time! Good food / atmosphere

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DebraO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab some brews, pizza and fries. Like to try other lunch selections in the future. Enjoyed!!

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vipJenniferF
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both outstanding. The cornbread appetizer, rainbow trout, and hamburgers were all delicious. You also need to try the Kentucky Heat drink... it is my new favorite! We highly recommend this restaurant.

KD
vipKellyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Liberty Tavern, and those working there are amazing. Definitely one of my favorite places to go in Arlington.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Overall experience was good, except for having to wait 35 minutes for our table to be ready with a reservation.

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vipvanessam
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Not that its the fault of the restaurant, but it is super loud and crowded out on the sidewalk seating due to the dive bars on the block. Total sh*tshow of kids on weekends.

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JessicaW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice sitting outside in the great weather. Got the spiked strawberry basil lemonade! So good! Food was delicious as well!

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lindac
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great neighborhood place to have a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all I was completely surprised the food and service was excellent. Edwin our server was the best can’t wait to go back for Mother’s Day might even go back sunday.

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hanma
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fun brunch spot and great value for your money. Only wish the mimosa refills and food were brought faster. They give you a 90 min limit, but service is pretty slow so you are at the mercy of the staff/kitchen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oysters Rockeller is just so so- came out cold. And the mussels is fine- nothing exceptional. But the artichokes were tasty and steak was great.
Our server was friendly, attentive!

DM
vipDenzelMog
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good Brunch. Service was little slow and back ups kept taking food we didn’t finish and rushing us.

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vipDuVallD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food as usual. Definitely go for the small plates unlimited, worth the price paid. Only draw back was service was slow. Averaged 20 minutes from sitting down before any type of service happened.

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TylerW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

I had great time at Liberty Tavern to celebrate a birthday during brunch. The only downside was the service. Brunch was busy, but our party felt forgotten. I will recommend it again because this could be a one time thing.

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vipAmandaK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. Service was a bit slower than normal - but it was very busy so it is to be expected.

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CarolL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch while visiting my son who lives in the neighborhood. Nice outdoor seating, friendly server and tasty food at reasonable price. Enjoyed the Garden Bloody Mary. Would definitely come back next time I visit.

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GinaH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The unlimited small plate option is not worth the money. The food options were limited and were served lukewarm at best. We were seated and after about 15 minutes we had to ask twice for a server. The process about ordering small plates was not explained and at no time were the other options for food presented to us. We were not impressed and will definitely not be back.

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RobertF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Overcooked steak & mushrooms, and flavorless porkchop parm. Worst restaurant we've been to in a very long time. Jennae was a good server, but the food...very bad.

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BenH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Honestly this was my first experience at The Liberty Tavern and to say I was disappointed is an understatement. We all did the small plates for brunch and the food was just not good. Not only that but our server seemed to be irritated when receiving multiple orders at once the entire time we were there. About the only that was worth it, was their penny drinks. Won’t be returning anytime soon.

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GaryG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was very good in every way, exactly what you can expect from a place with this business model that is doing it right.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We wanted to stay longer! But CDC says we needed to go

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JaneW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was delicious, the server was attentive and our table for two outside was close to the street but far away from other customers. I’ll definitely be back. The smoked salmon breakfast pizza with creme fraiche, capers and arugula is already calling my name!

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vipWhitney
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Clarendon. Sat at a high top table in the bar area -great ambiance with good music for friday happy hour. Skinny margarita was good and the octopus appetizer was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome.

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vipWhitney
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for drinks - had a good margarita. Friendly and attentive service, great music and ambiance. Wil definitely go back soon.

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Blake
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food as always

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Liberty! We have always had incredible food and service here. This is our favorite restaurant in Arlington, and we look forward to coming here for all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

There was a party of two. My companion sent her steak back because it was not done properly. I thought when I took the first slice of my steak that it would be OK having ordered rare and it was pink but when I got to the towards the center of the steak it was dry and nowhere near rare it was a disaster and I would never order steak there again. For $36 I expect a better value and better quality and the steak to be done as requested, not dried out and difficult to even finish I had to leave part of it

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robi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch!

SC
ShyaraC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern and it’s incredible staff always takes good care of their customers. This visit was no different! Thanks for a great evening ... we love Freddy!

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vipKathnews
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sitting outside was great. I’ve not really been dining out so a terrific treat involving a beer and a tasty burger. Tops!

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AmeraG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Very clean and complied with COVID regulations.

FAQs

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 3606 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.