The Liberty Tavern

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$30 and under
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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. The comfortable, timeless ambiance will be enhanced by warm, hospitable service. Whether you’re joining us for a round of drinks in the bar, a casual midweek supper with your children, or a special evening with friends and family, you’ll be sure to feel at home. 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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El Paso
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious Sunday brunch. The quality and amount of food they offer on the buffet is a great value, especially for the area.

CV
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, but the tables are too close to each other.

s
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious brunch, friendly service

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived 30 minutes early for reservation and was seated immediately. Saturday Brunch Buffet has plenty of choices, something for everyone. Sit upstairs if coming for the buffet.

PB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday brunch. Food was plentiful and tasty. Scrambled eggs were dry and my only negative comment. Our server William was fantastic. Staff was attentive even though the restaurant was packed. We will be back.

EW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to brunch - a la carte menu was limited but what we selected was very good. Wine pours were generous. Service was actually excellent which always makes it! Fresh fast and friendly - would recommend

AW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was awesome! Our waiter recommended the roasted chicken and it was delicious. Well done and juicy. I admit I couldn’t put my knife and fork down. My friend had pasta and she loved it. Overall, great experience.

JD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

nice server, seated quickly, but server got several items wrong..(bread requested instead of fruit w/omlet but fruit brought), wrong water refill for my guest, no extra butter brought after initial amount used up, a "there you go," instead of a "thank you," when check was brought. Too laid-back service. More direct attention needed.

m
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We can always count on a great dinner at Liberty Tavern. We were celebrating a birthday that night, and we brought in cupcakes for after dinner. They were very accommodating about this.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Great service, outstanding, creative food but not silly or pretentious. Good to go early as it gets very busy!

AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite go to neighborhood place, by far. Manager Arie Valdez has organized a well honed service team on top of an excellent menu that changes by seasonal offerings. Never fails for me, no matter what the occasion.

arun

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

It was one of our favorite restaurants and it appears to have gone downhill.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was friendly. The prices were reasonable for the neighborhood.

f
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always love the Liberty Tavern, and this visit was no exception. We benefited from their "Restaurant Week" special, which allowed us to chose 3 courses from the menu for $35. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here for restaurant week. I love that you can choose from the whole menu. The grilled octopus, Amish chicken, and cherry pie were all superb.

M
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good. I enjoyed my food. The ice cream is delicious

S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for Sunday brunch, was decent. Not worth a trip but ok if you are in the area.

F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

It was too hot and crowded! I recognize that you need to make money, but once you say a large Larry next Tom I was unable to get out of my seat to return to the buffet. Also i was under the impression that Liberty Tavern was participating in Restaurant Week for brunch. It should be made clear that you are not participating for brunch. I strongly suggest that you look into your air conditioning unit for upstairs. All in all, it was not a good experience.

DH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly LOVED this place!!!! The food was amazing and the service was even better. I can tell it was family-owned by the flavor of the food lol!:) I loved the fact that they have a live dj on the weekends!!!!!!! I will totally be coming back and bringing my friends and family!....

JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside and, thus, the noise level was low. But inside it was high.

JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed by the quality of the food. Left something to be desired for sure.

BP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I normally love Liberty Tavern but it was so crowded for Restaurant Week, it removed some of the enjoyment. Very noisy with tables close together. Our server was wonderful but stretched in too many directions. We were relieved to walk out.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific upscale casual dining.

H
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Normally a good meal but today the chef overdid the vinegar and pepper I left most of it over

JC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Restaurant Week. Wonderful choices. My companion and I enjoyed everything (tavern salad, lamb burger, and white pizza). The desserts were not your typical desserts (ice box brownies with ice cream and panda cotta). Excellent! Our server was outstanding

KA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good location for a Sunday Brunch. Buffet was well stocked for the one all-you-can-eat fan in our party.

FE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tavern was perfect for our purposes -- a mini-family reunion that included an infant and a toddler. Staff were VERY accommodating and patient, seated us in a relatively secluded space so that our nursing mother could do her thing, and the food was enjoyed by all!

s
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun place to go with my daughter and her friends. Wine selection was a good, all our food was on point.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with the outdoor seating! The food was really tasty and the service was great!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go. Food is great - especially brussel sprouts - and price is great! Good beer selection.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Upstairs portion of restaurant was hot.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food and great company. The noise level was high but it was a Friday night and it’s Clarendon so the noise is expected in the bar area. Liberty Tavern is a great place to go for occasion. The food is fresh and delicious.

AJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The messed up my wife’s order. The Service was great.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Upstairs was like 80 degrees during brunch. Our entire table was sweating through brunch. It was a really hot day outside in general and the AC units couldn't keep up with the heat from the kitchen and outside. Food was good. Server was hard to get a hold of for drinks and the check.

OT
Stuttgart Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food (brunch) and the service. One negative: it was REALLY hot upstairs...we were sweating up a storm!

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Met an old friend for brunch, we used to come here when we were younger to the bar. Brunch was yummy and pricing was right, it was a little warm/loud upstairs with all the people and buffet but not uncomfortable.

T
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and so was our server, Olivia. She took the time to make sure we understood our options and was extremely helpful with just the right amount of attentiveness.

p
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The salmon dish was excellent and far exceeded my expectations.

l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food! Good service. A bit noisy, and with this current heat wave, a bit warm. Overall very good.

KI
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, great service! A beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion or just have a lovely meal.

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