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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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food variety at brunch was good. Loved the tomato soup, bacon, sausage and french toast, eggs and potatoes. Sausage gravy was good but biscuits were dry. The guys in the group loved the carving table. Fried chicken was tasty but a little dry, and guys wanted more salad variety. Over all, everyone found foods they liked! And the service was excellent. My son wanted some fried eggs, which weren't on the buffet or the menu. Our waiter had the kitchen make them especially for him!

CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and ample brunch buffet (mussels this time!) featuring house made items (sausage, smoked salmon...) and very good fried chicken. If you dread brunch because it evokes memories of dull hotel restaurant breakfasts, Liberty Tavern will change your mind.

RE
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time visit to this restaurant and I would return again. It was a relatively quiet evening, not too busy in the upstairs area, yet in the beginning I felt we were rushed along. We only had the first course for about 5 minutes when the entrees showed up. That seemed too fast and I made a comment about it, but the server and the waiter were not the same people so you can't really fault the server for brining the food when it's ready to go; no, this was clearly the waiter not pacing the meal correctly. Suddenly the fire alarm started ringing. False alarm thankfully, but no one on the staff seemed even remotely concerned about it. I asked the waiter if everything was okay and he said yes, false alarm. Okay, on to the food. Everything was prepared well and had good flavor. I had the salad and my friend had the soup. Both were good. For entrees I had the hanger steak (excellent!) and my friend had a pasta dish, which she reported was good. No dessert, but I enjoyed the LT Margarita while my friend had wine. All in all the restaurant was busy on the ground floor for happy hour, but otherwise it was not too loud. I could see where it could be louder if the restaurant was really jumping. In the end the waiter let us linger as long as we wanted.

DP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I haven’t been here for a few years and the menu has changed from American fare to Italian. I think it should be renamed if this menu change is permanent. I had pasta and it was not very good and was not a good value. I’m sorry to see this since you can actually hear yourself speak here.

MC
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great wait staff and service. Salad was a bit limp / saturated with too much dressing.

TJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Liberty Tavern is a very friendly family restaurant. There were people/families/friends celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, etc....My friends and I were celebrating my birthday we went for Sunday Brunch. There was a variety of food to choose from on the brunch buffet something for everyone. Note: Make a reservation so you won't have to wait. The Tavern is two levels and they pack the patrons in every nook get friendly with your neighbor. Overall we had a great time in will go again.

AV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go very hungry. The brunch buffet will not disappoint! Big selection of great food, try to pace yourself.

JK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice dining room upstairs with soft lighting and a nice selection of entrees and drinks from the menu.

SG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! It never disappoints; the food, drink and staff were just amazing. Thank you LT!

YH
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Brunch! Perfect for family and friends gathering.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. We'll go back for sure. Great service and food. We had the Sunday brunch buffet. Great value and selection

OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious Sunday brunch buffet has all the standard fare plus delightful twists like breakfast pizza and mussels. Save room for dessert!

C
Washington DC
156 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been there the number of times. So, I took my boyfriend there for the first time. He loved the meal. Workers are friendly and the restroom is cleaned. We will be back there AGAIN!

e
El Paso
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
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
57 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

s
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
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
12 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.

JC
Washington DC
3 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
35 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!