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The Liberty Tavern

4.6
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3514 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 3514 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTomW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, and thoughtful use of hands-free menu and disinfecting protocols. Food was great, street was a little loud due to street construction around the corner.

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JoJo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meeting place in Arlington! The Happy Hour is also a terrific with both drink and food specials. The outdoor seating is excellent for people watching.

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AmyM
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I hadn’t been here in awhile. Food was delicious as always with great service. We were seated on time for our reservation and the staff was friendly with wearing masks.

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samiam
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Food!

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Diiii
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice brunch. I ordered the Salmon eggs Benedict and it was so good. My partner had the hanger steak and it was cooked to perfection. We drank the make your own mimosas. I felt safe even with Covid restrictions. Everything turned out great and I’ll go back again.

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CassieS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff ❤️

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vipLonna
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed brunch here. Everything was very well prepared and seasoned. The service was fast! We tried several things and everyone was happy! We also shared a lot. The french toast - light & balanced well with the vanilla and syrup. Lobster Benedict - excellent - very surprised at the juicy succulent pieces of lobster - egg poached perfectly. I know everybody is doing Avocado Toast these days - well this version was surprisingly a cut above - even pleased my vegetarian sister. Really didn't feel like cooking, so we also took home the smoked wings and Autumn pizza - Another hit! Have already added Liberty Tavern to my "Go To" list.

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vipArlingtonian
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. good outdoor space. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service outstanding
Sat down right away with reservation

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vipWanderer
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Went for Brunch, but menu on website and menu boards outside by entrance did not reflect the limited COVID menu we were given once inside. The lobster was dry and overcooked and felt lie chewing on a piece of jerky. Unappetizing, but we finished our Mimosa's and stayed, but doubt if I Weill be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside was terrific.... felt very safe and taken care of.... food is always terrific

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vipmargog
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Liberty Tavern was outstanding. I took my husband there for his birthday. The octopus and calamari appetizers were very fresh, and the pork and filet mignon entrees were perfectly cooked. Side of Brussels was crispy on outside and tender on inside - not too hard or undercooked. We sat inside (plenty of significant spacing) and they now have some seating outside too.

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ARLdinerz
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Decent meal at liberty tavern. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Social distancing was respected and i felt safe dining there. Howrver, the menu was somewhat limited -- i wished they offered lighter fare such as dinner salads. Typical high D.C. prices for medium to decent food (ex my burger was premade and served with a generic mix of greens).

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LucyH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was REALLY delicious and service was excellent! Keep it up Liberty Tavern! (dined outside and we appreciated this option)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch get together at Liberty Tavern was on point. Everything was delicious. We will be back

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vipTonyaT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Not sure if the waiter had too many tables but he wasn’t very attentive and we had to flag him down every time we wanted something. Food was good though

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect for meeting friends for weekend brunch!

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David
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Had the fried chicken sandwich and it was very tasty! My friend and I were talking before ordering so when the waiter came we weren't ready to order, but he was very kind about it, not awkward/pressuring at all. Prices were fine (my meal was $18), food was great, and overall I had a great experience! Would recommend!

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive service, great ambiance...what more can you ask for? Ask for Freddie to be your server!

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood spot. Great service great food the lobster roll was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, excellent Restaurant Week full menu choices!

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vipjackiew
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our family of 6 get-together for dinner at Liberty Tavern. Masks were worn, spacing between tables outdoors was good, and sanitation practices were in place. Food was really good and portions plentiful. All enjoyed their steak frites, lobster on salad rather than a roll, mussels, salmon, and pasta in butter sauce. The waitress was quite pleasant and very careful. Nice visit for all!

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vipjljinmich
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service during a very difficult time.

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AngeloF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought our new puppy for brunch outside and it was amazing! The staff was attentive but did not bother. The food was exactly how it is pictured online and tasted phenomenal! We made a reservation and had no wait.

We will be back!

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Ericp
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - even better service. Outdoor seating was a pleasant surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers.

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vipJoeG
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
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
64 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
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 on August 2, 2020
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 on August 2, 2020
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
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
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 on August 2, 2020
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
6 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
Washington DC
3 reviews
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
84 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.

FAQs

The Liberty Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 465-9360.

The Liberty Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 3514 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.