The Liberty Tavern

4.6
3680 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 3680 people are saying
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ArlingtonVAresident
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thanksgiving Dinner -

Ordered prime rib medium rare with green beans substituted for asparagus- received well done dried out meat. Finally after multiple attempts to get waiters attention he brought a medium rare piece but took green beans back and replaced with asparagus- after asking twice for green beans ( can’t eat asparagus due to a diet restriction) gave up.

Desert portions of pie for both my guest and I were considerably smaller than the folks on either side of guests us as well.

So somewhat disappointing night at a normally excellent restaurant.

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JeannieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there on Thanksgiving. The food choices were great & the food was delicious. Our waiter was great.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was not hot. Pie was served with a spoon but no fork.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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AGrammy
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The floor was wet and dirty around the table, the server couldn't hear some requests [?] didn't know the answers to questions and kept dissappearing, then told us the kitchen was closed and gave us the bill. The food was okay.

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vipRussellJ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked the location, food and service. Good selection on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and did the all you can eat option. The food was great and so was the service! Will definitely be back.

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Nickname
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were both great and so was the service

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vipClaudia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute dinner plans and Liberty Tavern was the perfect choice for it. Food was delicious and great selection to choose from. Steady for a Sunday but not too crowded which we appreciated. Will definitely be back!

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vipc3po
Birmingham
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service, cool setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! A very enjoyable experience

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere. Small portions.

CR
vipCarolynR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Food was ok. We sat outside, which was nice, but there was absolutely NO shade. They should have an awning or umbrellas for outside service.

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ElizabethV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Out waitress”Sophia I think) was great

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SkimsK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great until a couple of servers starting coming by the tables asking us to finish up because there were reservations waiting for our table. We weren't the only table to be approached. It was weird, especially because we made a reservation too. We weren't walk-ins. Even if we had been, it was uncool.

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PeterB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quite good food in a civilized pub environment. Smoked chicken wings exellent. Good draft list.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date! It was perfect to talk and not feel like others were listening in. The food was amazing and the waiter was ver personable and funny.

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TamaraW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot to fill up and hang out! All guests at our table did the "Unlimited Plates" - we all do it or we all don't. But the "Unlimited Drinks" each person can choose to add on individually. I used to go when the brunch was a buffet, but they have shifted to small plates - which I love! Everything is fresh and warm and I didn't feel SO overly full when I left as I have in the past - we know we like to eat with our eyes!

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vipKateH
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, reasonable prices, energetic atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless Brunch was very filling. To have them bring the small plates to you instead of the buffet style is always top-tier.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was delicious, high top tables were our only option but eating near the bar, even at 7:30 was so loud you could not converse across the table. Strange smell of mildew around our table, probably from the mop used on the floor or table, but gross. Waiter was focused on the online ordering device which was distracting and took much longer than other methods.

We have always had a good meal here even with the loudness so I'm reluctant to ding too much because of this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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vipkgould4
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at this establishment is always amazing. It never disappoints. Service was great and it wasn’t too noisy. The grilled octopus was delicious. I got the chicken over mashed potatoes, and it was cooked to perfection and more than I could eat, so I took the rest to go.

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Blanca
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, good food and great value. Definitely recommend for brunch.

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DarrenW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were accommodated at short notice (via online) booking. The restaurant was clearly busy but staff were very attentive and engaging. Wait for food was short and the quality of the meal was excellent. Really enjoyable, we will definitely come back and recommend to others.

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vipMcInva
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice outdoor dining option for lunch/brunch. Excellent service.

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vipCranberries
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Liberty Tavern is one of our favorites and this visit was lovely, outside seating on a sunny fall day. Squash soup and Brussel sprouts were stand-outs.

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vipMightybri
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice enough place, made a reservation for 10 and the table provided in the bar area could not handle 8 people comfortably, let alone 10. Very dissapointed.

Food was good and service was adequate.

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googoo
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

little improvements would make this place significantly better: bring more ketchup to the table instead of a tiny little bit of it. your soda is disgusting, it felt more sweet and less carbonated than a coke would, your beer isn't cold enough.

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Asha
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner outside. Great burger. Will be returning soon!

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HeidiR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good and the service as well. I left my credit card at the restaurant and they contacted right away.

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David
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Brunch - small plates: you could get much better for the same price at a couple of other places around Clarendon. Slow service, sticky table, and generally underwhelming food.

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Danielle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great brunch with friends or family and bottomless mimosas!

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SuburbanFoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corn chowder is awesome, and it can be made without bacon. I forgot to specify that it be made without bacon, but the staff were very gracious about it and brought out another corn chowder without the bacon. There is excellent outdoor seating. I also really appreciate that they offer Virginia wine - the Viognier really hits the spot! Their pizza is delightfully crusty. I also appreciate that the staff let my friend and me split a lemon ricotta cake between us. That cake was amazing. 13/10, would visit again.

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WilliamM
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, the service, ambiance, and noise level were fantastic. Our server was an excellent wine sommelier and decanted our wine perfectly.

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TrefromHtownTX
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Connor, the female manager on duty, and the whole team for delivering an amazing dining experience.

Keep up the great work. Houston has a lot of amazing spots for brunch and outdoor dining, but this has been one of the BEST brunch experiences I've had in my life.

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DKOD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was hit or miss. Two of the items we had were delicious. Several were fine and several were horrible. Service was awful. Waiter didn’t take our order for a long time and then never checked back. Our food was very slow to come and after we finished eating about 45 minutes later, our waiter
stopped at the table and said “did your food ever come?” Wow. Hopefully this was just a bad day… We have always loved our LT experiences before this.

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vipAndyM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The duck entree was delicious. The service was superb. First time and we will definitely be back...

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Nann
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific waitress. Nice outside table. Not as noisy as inside.
Entrees were generous in size and delicious.

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vipTalori
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals. GF grandson loved his chicken, vegan granddaughter loved her salad and fries. My fettuccine pesto was delicious! Good time had by all!

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 4.6 stars by 3680 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.