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The Liberty Tavern

4.5
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3488 Reviews
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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. 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3488 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoeG
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Help a local business!!! During COVID, found staff exceptionally attentive and friendly. Had no complaints, food was very good, salmon well seasoned and not over cooked. Would recommend and will be returning.

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vipDale
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

While I have had many good meals at Liberty Tavern, this was not one of them. The restaurant was not busy at all and it took us calling a waiter over in order to take a drink order after about a 10 minute wait. I ordered the pork chop for dinner and do not recommend it. It was loaded with fat and half cooked.
While the service improved during the meal, this was not one of my better dining experiences at this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve only ever dined here for dinner and decided to try the brunch. Very disappointed. Nothing special whatsoever and the presentation was so bland. I had family come in from out of town just to meet me here for a little reunion over brunch. I was embarrassed that I chose this place. We sat outside and were giving our wrapped up silverware and napkin. We each placed our napkin on our lap but we had to set our silverware on the table that we had no clue whether was clean or not. No placemat, nothing. It felt so dirty. We had to ask for extra napkins so that our silverware didn’t lay directly on the table. I could have gone to Denny’s and at least gotten a paper placemat. Will never go here again. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining here since 2016, and it has always been great. But now.....in the midst of this global pandemic....somehow, if it is even possible.....Liberty has managed to step up their game from great to beyond belief. The dishes, the quality of the food, the stellar staff.....unbelievable! And the Liquid Geography rose wine---100% proceeds to ChefJose Andres' nonprofit food giveaways....very nice touch. How do you guys keep raising the bar in the middle of a global pandemic??

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vipAbeFrohman
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third or fourth time dining here in the last few weeks once dining rooms reopened. We like consistently good places, and this is one of them.

They recently added an awning to the side of the building giving ample shade for the outdoor seating.

COVID protections and spacing are readily apparent and enforced. Tables are well spaced with masks and gloves for staff.

Burgers were cooked to temp and the chicken sandwich was juicy and flavorful. They make a surprisingly good pizza, too.

We will be back this weekend.

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KevinW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is a really cool spot, the food was good and moderately priced for some items. Service was friendly and efficient. During non-Pandemic times I'll definitely return.

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HudaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! Never had a bad meal or experience at Liberty Tavern.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a lot of reasons we return week after week. And still the best Scottish salmon around.

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Elie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Liberty Tavern is a bar style restaurant. They offer both inside and outside dining. The service was quick and attentive. The server was knowledgeable and very nice. We ordered burgers and fries. The burgers were large and juicy. The french fries were excellent hot and crisp. If you want a good bar meal in a relaxed and fun atmosphere this is a good choice.

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vipNick
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely outstanding! Our steaks were great as were our cocktails. Great outdoor seating for COVID and great experience.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe and comfortable dining experience. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Outstanding service !

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cassandrav
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made us feel very special and cared for throughout the whole meal

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SouthBallstonResident
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, cool setting, excellent service. Home run with great daily specials.

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LindaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating and tables spaced far apart. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly workers, great service and plenty of seating options.

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GerryM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice set-up outside. Very safe service. Get the feel of the vibrant neighborhood but in a quiet and safe envirinment

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vipKimL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were really excited to try The Liberty Tavern. We were seated outdoors which was great. The service was awesome. All of the servers were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I wish I could give the same praise to the food -- all of our meals were bland -- needed more seasoning. We had the lobster roll and half chicken dish. I wish I could say we would go back.

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vipPauly
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I haven’t been here in a while but overall the food was OK. Something wasn’t right and management was proactive to rectify the situation. I will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken sandwich never disappoints!

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MollyG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first restaurant I went to with the pandemic restrictions and had hear stories of restaurants crowding, servers not wearing masks, customers not wearing masks etc.l, so I was pretty hesitant. Everyone at The Lantern was extremely safe and respectful of space and cleanliness, and it was an excellent experience eating out while also feeling safe and not worried for my health. The food was also delicious, and was overall a great experience.

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ShaniW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was actually pretty damn good. Excellent and attentive service.

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Home! So wonderful to see everyone, sit down and have a great meal,

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service and atmosphere! food was incredible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, and everyone liked their food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outside seating , good vibes

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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vipKellyj1202
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean and his team are top notch. They are doing great with the extra precautions. The waitstaff is wonderful and my friends and I had a great dinner! I’m always a fan of the pizza, seasonal gnocchi, and brussels!

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NatalieO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a wonderful job with the outdoor seating and the service. The food and drinks were delicious!

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IAKA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Can’t really go wrong at Liberty Tavern. Food, drink, service consistently good. I guess it’s silly to talk about “value” in this area but in case you need a reminder: two of us both had Caesar salad with salmon and one drink each (bloody mary, vodka soda). $60 before tip.

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BaileyK
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern is always one of my favorite brunch spots. The service is wonderful and the staff is quick and friendly. The chicken sandwich and fries are the best! My family also enjoyed the bloody Mary’s! We will be back!

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ZZ1026
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern is one of our favorite places. We have enjoyed their take out a few times during the shut down with COVID and were happy to be able to dine outside again as things slowly re-open. Food and service were outstanding as always.

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LordArlington
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A shout out to Sean and the staff for making the best of everything notwithstanding the pandemic protocols. I will return. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very clean, one time use menus and delicious food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside and tables were spread apart

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BigRed
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern is a Clarendon staple. I was happy to be able to support them on their first weekend of (outdoor) reopening.

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vipKevin
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Em44
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.

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

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

FAQs

The Liberty Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. The Liberty Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 465-9360.

The Liberty Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 3488 OpenTable diners.

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