The Liberty Tavern

4.6
3662 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 3662 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMickey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. Corner high top is the best seat in the house !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I used to love their Sunday brunch, which was laid out beautifully. They now offer it as a ‘bottomless’ menu…just not the same. I hope they will bring it back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I know it wasn’t known for their steak but someone in my party wanted steak. It was cooked well but lacked flavor. The Tavern Burger was delicious and cooked perfectly. So overall the food was good so if you stick to what their know for I think you would be pleased.

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LeslieG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Haven’t been to Liberty Tavern in several years and we were disappointed that the food did not live up to memory. The duck was not good at all; the pesto on the pasta was too thick and gummy; the oysters Rockefeller were meh. Plus, our table top was much to small to accommodate our plates, and the restaurant was LOUD. I sound we’ll be back. There are better places in Clarendon.

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MimeS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Very nice staff at door and our server was really good! We got the wood fired pizzas. Delicious!

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vipMichelleA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Arlington - food, service and ambiance. We had pizza and the seafood pasta dish. All dishes were fantastic! The outdoor seating is very nice.

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vipScott
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Upstairs was not open mid-afternoon, but the bar area was fine. Great service
and food, as usual.

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vipDuVallD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Love the food and small plates menu. But service is still lacking. 15 minutes to have our order taken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great! The service… not so great.

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Autumn
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was the best waiter! He was super attentive and had phenomenal recommendations! Will absolutely be back for bottomless brunch! The fried chicken and challah French toast was absolute perfection!

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WentaT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The server was either very rude or new, we can’t even get what we ask for he keep said it is Premade we want the stake cook and gave us with blood, plus egg with out cheese same thing cant have with out it, i used to come while you have buffet and I ask for with out cheez and also the stake at least cooked everything you ask he keep said it’s Premade. Which is not even worth what we pay. Unhappy I came a long way plus with my guest.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service - was able to easily reserve space for a bunch of friends for a bday celebration and it was the perfect venue to start the night off.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service for bottomless brunch! We go as often as we can. One of the best brunches in Arlington.

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tracyt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service- Costa was fabulous. Next time will go earlier before loud nightclub music started.

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dmpARL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Upscale bar atmosphere, with a really solid menu. All of the food is fantastic, but not over the top.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!

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DONALDD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and good food; always crowded but very friendly

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PastorA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We visiting July 11th, the service and brunch was outstanding.

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vipEscapingTheKids
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nothing fancy, but the food was great (pizza, pasta, bread, burgers) but wow. That cocktail menu! Negroni was great, LT Manhattan and Dark Manhattan were incredible. Excellent beer list (Aslin brewery!) make this a must visit place for drinks and food.

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice local eatery with casual ambience great service and nice selection fir a casual meal

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clarendonhs
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food, great service, and nice outdoor seating. It can be a little loud outside because of traffic but that's to be expected in the heart of Clarendon.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Sat on the patio which was lovely since it is covered. Would highly recommend.

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Shawna
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Very loud and very slow. Took us almost an hour to get our food and I had a headache afterwards from yelling to be heard. The food was delicious but it wasn't enough to overcome these issues, so I can't recommend it, sorry.

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MaryL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Well it was an experience. The juice was in a plastic container on the floor. As multiple servers used a cup to scoop out juice no gloves no nothing. Unlimited small plates as long as you only want 3 choices because being the only ones there it still took 20 minutes then when asking waiter any questions the only answer was I don't really know. The restaurant was obviously not cleaned since at the opening there was food on the floor. And pasty chef? The sweets plate was a joke. Some type of dried up bran I am guessing muffin, dark chocolate browie with I again am guessing raspberry glaze which was basically pink no flavor glaze and a dark chocolate glob of a truffle. For the price a real disappointment given it got previous great reviews. Not on my list to every return.

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GigiP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was really nice and tasty. Everything was good. Nice place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The place is the total package.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thé lunch was excellent! Food and drink was great

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vipKor29
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been going to Liberty Tavern ever since it opened, but this last visit was a disappointment. The gnocchi were tough and the crabcakes lacked flavor. The wine was quite nice, but that's about it.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and our server was excellent.
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Kimm
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good food. Not the cleanest utensils or best arrive however

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place was awesome and the food was great!!! will definitely be back😁

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a regular spot for me, and it always meets expectations! I love that the upstairs is a bit more quiet while the downstairs has a bar feel.

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JayG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not like I remember it. Prime rib special tasted like it has been sitting around much of the day. Drenched in gravy and could not tell how well done it was. Good salad and sides but entrees nothing special. Two people had grilled beef but no steak knives offered. Table sticky and wet. Servers seemed relatively new and inexperienced. Not worth what should have been a special night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic experience at Father’s Day brunch. Our server Jack was great and we loved the food.

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I made a reservation for a family group of 15 through Open Table six weeks in advance. I double checked the week before. I got a reminder via Open Table the day before, to which I replied "yes." I spoke to someone around 11:00 that morning, discussing the possibility of rain.

However, at 6:00 pm, my reservation was nowhere to be found.

However again, we were set up outside on the sidewalk in a hurry. There was a delightful breeze, and the service was impeccable. We stayed for 2 plus hours, chased away by rain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My friends and I have been here several times before. This time, it’s seems like it was a different restaurant. The food was luke warm at best, the service was not attentive, and the ambiance was sub par compared to previous occasions.

I’m looking forward to giving the restaurant one last try in early July, and I will see if the situation has improved, but I left today wholly and completely unsatisfied with my food and drinks.

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SNDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The small plates are very different from the buffet style that we used to have in the past. The price has gone up and the value has gone down tremendously for any special occasions in my view. Don’t think I’ll pick this place again in the future.

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CarolS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great HH specials! Genuinely enjoyed the meatballs, wings, and pizza!

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DebT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the grilled chicken salad. The ingredients were fresh and delicious and the dressing superb.

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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 3662 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.