The Liberty Tavern

4.6
3659 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 3659 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
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4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScott
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Upstairs was not open mid-afternoon, but the bar area was fine. Great service
and food, as usual.

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vipDuVallD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Love the food and small plates menu. But service is still lacking. 15 minutes to have our order taken.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great! The service… not so great.

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Autumn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was the best waiter! He was super attentive and had phenomenal recommendations! Will absolutely be back for bottomless brunch! The fried chicken and challah French toast was absolute perfection!

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WentaT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The server was either very rude or new, we can’t even get what we ask for he keep said it is Premade we want the stake cook and gave us with blood, plus egg with out cheese same thing cant have with out it, i used to come while you have buffet and I ask for with out cheez and also the stake at least cooked everything you ask he keep said it’s Premade. Which is not even worth what we pay. Unhappy I came a long way plus with my guest.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service - was able to easily reserve space for a bunch of friends for a bday celebration and it was the perfect venue to start the night off.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service for bottomless brunch! We go as often as we can. One of the best brunches in Arlington.

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tracyt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service- Costa was fabulous. Next time will go earlier before loud nightclub music started.

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dmpARL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Upscale bar atmosphere, with a really solid menu. All of the food is fantastic, but not over the top.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!

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DONALDD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and good food; always crowded but very friendly

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PastorA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We visiting July 11th, the service and brunch was outstanding.

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vipEscapingTheKids
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nothing fancy, but the food was great (pizza, pasta, bread, burgers) but wow. That cocktail menu! Negroni was great, LT Manhattan and Dark Manhattan were incredible. Excellent beer list (Aslin brewery!) make this a must visit place for drinks and food.

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice local eatery with casual ambience great service and nice selection fir a casual meal

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clarendonhs
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food, great service, and nice outdoor seating. It can be a little loud outside because of traffic but that's to be expected in the heart of Clarendon.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Sat on the patio which was lovely since it is covered. Would highly recommend.

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Shawna
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Very loud and very slow. Took us almost an hour to get our food and I had a headache afterwards from yelling to be heard. The food was delicious but it wasn't enough to overcome these issues, so I can't recommend it, sorry.

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MaryL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Well it was an experience. The juice was in a plastic container on the floor. As multiple servers used a cup to scoop out juice no gloves no nothing. Unlimited small plates as long as you only want 3 choices because being the only ones there it still took 20 minutes then when asking waiter any questions the only answer was I don't really know. The restaurant was obviously not cleaned since at the opening there was food on the floor. And pasty chef? The sweets plate was a joke. Some type of dried up bran I am guessing muffin, dark chocolate browie with I again am guessing raspberry glaze which was basically pink no flavor glaze and a dark chocolate glob of a truffle. For the price a real disappointment given it got previous great reviews. Not on my list to every return.

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GigiP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was really nice and tasty. Everything was good. Nice place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! The place is the total package.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thé lunch was excellent! Food and drink was great

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vipKor29
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been going to Liberty Tavern ever since it opened, but this last visit was a disappointment. The gnocchi were tough and the crabcakes lacked flavor. The wine was quite nice, but that's about it.

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and our server was excellent.
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Kimm
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good food. Not the cleanest utensils or best arrive however

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place was awesome and the food was great!!! will definitely be back😁

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a regular spot for me, and it always meets expectations! I love that the upstairs is a bit more quiet while the downstairs has a bar feel.

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JayG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not like I remember it. Prime rib special tasted like it has been sitting around much of the day. Drenched in gravy and could not tell how well done it was. Good salad and sides but entrees nothing special. Two people had grilled beef but no steak knives offered. Table sticky and wet. Servers seemed relatively new and inexperienced. Not worth what should have been a special night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic experience at Father’s Day brunch. Our server Jack was great and we loved the food.

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I made a reservation for a family group of 15 through Open Table six weeks in advance. I double checked the week before. I got a reminder via Open Table the day before, to which I replied "yes." I spoke to someone around 11:00 that morning, discussing the possibility of rain.

However, at 6:00 pm, my reservation was nowhere to be found.

However again, we were set up outside on the sidewalk in a hurry. There was a delightful breeze, and the service was impeccable. We stayed for 2 plus hours, chased away by rain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My friends and I have been here several times before. This time, it’s seems like it was a different restaurant. The food was luke warm at best, the service was not attentive, and the ambiance was sub par compared to previous occasions.

I’m looking forward to giving the restaurant one last try in early July, and I will see if the situation has improved, but I left today wholly and completely unsatisfied with my food and drinks.

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SNDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The small plates are very different from the buffet style that we used to have in the past. The price has gone up and the value has gone down tremendously for any special occasions in my view. Don’t think I’ll pick this place again in the future.

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CarolS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great HH specials! Genuinely enjoyed the meatballs, wings, and pizza!

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DebT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the grilled chicken salad. The ingredients were fresh and delicious and the dressing superb.

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AshleyZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food was mediocre. Service was terrible! Not worth 30$ per person! I don’t recommend this place!

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rozhc
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! EDDIE WAS AMAZING and attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome, perfect plan any day

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SurfandVineTravel
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great in the bar area at a high top table but the noise level was intrusive. It made conversation difficult. A table in the dining room might be a better choice if you are having a more informal or low key conversation.

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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ginchick
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty salmon main dish; really well-mixed and balanced cocktails.

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 3659 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.