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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K
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice brunch spread and good covit-19 response with servers behind the buffet.

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love liberty tavern! The food is always great and I highly recommend them to anyone.

KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food — above and beyond what I expected. Great service also.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! Food was amazing and always restocked (at brunch) and server was very nice.

PK
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food just OK. Far overpriced. Service was good. Tables placed very close together, felt like I was eating with two other families. Will not return.

p
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern came highly recommended by a friend so I was excited to try when we had out of state friends come visit. It did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in, we were taken care of. All staff were attentive, food was excellent and we never felt rushed. It was lovely experience. We'll be back!

SC
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The brunch buffet was delicious and the service was excellent.

CS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second week in a row, and not disappointed. We went a bit later for brunch this time, and it was quieter and less crowded, so that made it even better.

MF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Even though we had a reservation at 7 PM, we did not get seated until 7:25. what is the point of actually getting a reservation?

CC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely fantastic weekend brunch buffet in the Clarendon area!

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food, ethically raised, served with grace and a positive attitude, and at a reasonable price

GP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good. Slection for a buffet was limited. Service was poor.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and huge selection on their brunch buffet. All stayed piping hot and were constantly being replenished. Staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Great atmosphere - really glad I chose this place!

CS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding in nearly every way! The weekend brunch here is going to be right at the top of my list from now on. The selection and presentation are both impressive. Service could not have been better. Tables are close together, so don't expect to have a confidential conversation, but noise level was acceptable. The one thing I'd suggest improving was the dessert selection, which was not particularly appetizing and, even though I had three small samples, none were memorable nor did they create a desire for seconds (unlike several items on the main buffet). Of course, we were pretty well satisfied from the main buffet, so it wasn't a huge issue, but for those who are looking for an amazing dessert selection like some other weekend brunches in the area, it would be a disappointment.

k
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a la carte brunch. Steak and eggs are always amazing. We also ordered French toast, which was a perfect size and great taste. 3 egg omelet was a little salty but good size. Will definitely return for brunch!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always a great visit. The food was not my personal best this time, but that's mostly due to my choice to try something new.

DS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Liberty Tavern is usually one of our safe bets. The food was good but the service was very slow. Perhaps the bar was backed up but we didn't get checked on very often. While I still like Liberty Tavern it is starting to show its age. It is starting to look much more like a bar than a restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Pros: Nice staff. Nice decor
Cons: Slow service - didn’t take order for 45 minutes. Food did not arrive until 1 1/4 hours after arriving. Poorly run kitchen and poorly managed wait staff.
Overall: nice people doing a poor job. Better to eat elsewhere.

SB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I went there for brunch. It was an amenable experience overall. The food is good and fresh but not outstanding.

A
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Service was quick and the food was outstanding.

S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful ambiance with very good casual dining with a unique menu offering.

AC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, waiter and very attentive and food is really good

CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible. Had to wait over 30 minutes just to get our bill. Food was good

S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun for Gal-entines Day with friends. Appetizers were creative.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good food. We were there during happy hour so it was very crowded and noisy. On some occasions this would’ve been fine, but I was trying to catch up with a relative over dinner. Not the restaurants fault so no hit against them. It’s a popular place for good reason. The service was really good considering how busy it was. Great place to go after work for mingling. I’ve been there for a Sunday Brunch before and it was really good then too.

KR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the food was delicious and it was a fun atmosphere.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a good experience very at Liberty Tavern.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I’ve ever had, I always go to Liberty Tavern when in Washington DC. I highly recommend eating there...

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went out to dinner with my sister for NYE! The service was exceptional!

CJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding dinner with imaginative preparation. Trendy spot so a little noisy but the food was well worth it.

A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get together with family!

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food was great and very quick. Good service and selection at the bar.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food. Way too loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

c
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very disappointed with the service, food and overall ambiance. Went on Friday during restaurant week. Only one waitress for over 50 people upstairs. Service was slow and food was OK, nothing like I had expected seeing all the reviews. While it has atmosphere - it was very noisy and not very clean. Floor and handrail going upstairs were sticky. Food service door to the upstairs kitchen and elevator door looked like it hasn't been cleaned in several months. I was glad I went there on restaurant week and got a good deal on the meal but I would be hard pressed to go again during the normal restaurant week.

H
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whoa, that was delicious!! It's been awhile since we'd eaten at The Liberty Tavern and I'd really forgotten how excellent it is. The vibe, service, wines and cocktails are always really great, but the food was off the charts! We shared Aroncini (and could've ordered 4 more plates), burratta with roasted acorn squash, and grilled octopus starters, then were knocked out by the Amish chicken, seared tuna and pork chop entrees. The dessert menu looked amazing, but we just couldn't, after all that. Way to go, Liberty Tavern!! We can't wait to come back for more!

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the word “tavern” in the name fool you, this is not pub food. Consistently excellent food across diverse dishes.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Bar seating was very uncomfortable

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Liberty tavern is pretty busy on Friday nights, so I made a reservation for a table by the bar. When I showed up, they said they are busy and theirs no tables available for a while... Isn't that the point of the reservation?

We ended up going somewhere else.

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, from pre arrival, to post! Staff is super pleasant, helpful and welcoming. Food was very delicious as were the drinks, coffee, and cocktails. Superb experience. Highly recommend and I will return!