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The Liberty Tavern

4.6
3066 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Liberty Tavern offers rustic, modern American cuisine in a historic 1907 building that has been beautifully restored and updated. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 465-9360
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Hill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Irving Street
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On the corner of Wilson Boulevard and Irving Street in Arlington, The Liberty Tavern is easily accessible from downtown DC, Route 66, Route 395, and is across the street from the Clarendon Metro Station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3066 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Go on Monday for the chicken special!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We have dined at Liberty Tavern several times in the past and the food was very good. We must have hit an off night. My salad was wilted and obviously pre-prepared; the grilled chicken on it was fatty and chewy (I had to spit out a couple of pieces that were just gristle). My husband’s pork shank also was very fatty and not heated all the way through - like it was microwaved but not enough. Service is wonderful. We will give it another try because this experience was so different than our other times here, but this time was a big disappointment.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My aunt came from out of town for lunch with me and my mom. When we arrived for Sunday brunch the buffet looked incredible, and it did not disappoint. Some standout dishes include the southern deviled eggs, baked mac and cheese, and the mussels in tomato sauce. They were both extremely pleased with my decision and we all left full!

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Sadly the food was disappointing. We had the pork shank and the pasta. Neither of which were tasty.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was excellent and a great variety. This was our first time and our server (Andrew?) went out of his way to make us welcome and feel at home. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great brunch! Dinner and lunch are good too but brunch is a favorite. Outdoor seating is comfortable and not quite as loud. Great experience!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Meal was just OK -- artic char had too much going on and was a little overcooked so it was more dry and chewy than it should be. Pesto sauce was good but pasta was a little overcooked so was not firm and the chicken sausage in the sauce was bland and had an unusual texture. Dining room noise was high -- difficult to hear the person across the table. Service was good at first but became less attentive as the restaurant became more crowded. We had to flag down a different waiter to give our dessert order after waiting for an extended time.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding burger (paying extra for tomato was ridiculous though). Fantastic side salad in lieu of french fries. Companions enjoyed their meals as well (tuna burger), although pasta dish was quite salty. Staircase is a little too dark -- safety issue.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was okay but not a huge buffet. Not a typical brunch buffet, biscuits and gravy were not traditional sausage and gravy. Sausage patties were dry, bacon overcooked, French toast okay. Several of the dishes had onions and peppers. Not recommended if you like traditional breakfast food or have picky eaters

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food, excellent service, will definitely go there again.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

LT had been in our rotation of regularly frequented restaurants until our last experience. We were unceremoniously told by our waiter that we needed to leave so that other diners could be seated. The bus staff were wiping down the table before my wife even had a chance to get up and put on her coat. Some kind of warning would have been appropriate and appreciated. All in all, a very disappointing conclusion to what had been our usual good meal. To add insult to injury, five tables were vacant and there were only two groups waiting. They could have handled it so much better.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Met up with a friend for brunch and we had a lovely time! We did not do the buffet, but the options looked good. Service was excellent even though they were very busy, we were very impressed. A little pricey, but that's to be expected in Clarendon. Overall a great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Music was too loud

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Waitress did a fabulous job catering to our party of 13, all with separate checks. Also host was wonderful in finding us a table outside to fit us.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

There we six of us. Everyone loved their food and the price was reasonable. If only parking were a little easier.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I like the look & experience of this restaurant. The menu is nice & varied. They make most everything in house including curing their own meats apparently. Apple blue cheese salad with fennel and walnuts was fresh & tasty. Side of crispy brussel sprouts was greasy & the aioli was a bit sour. But the reason I marked it down a grade was the pasta was so overcooked it was mushy. This was true for both the orecchiette and the mac & cheese. Otherwise the flavors were good. Good service.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We sat upstairs so the noise level was acceptable, downstairs very noisy. White wine came a little warm, but second glass after the bottle sat in the cooler was better. Fun meal.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Brunch was overrated and not value for money. Food and service was below average whilst price was high.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I can't believe how bad the was. My date and I ordered pizzas and first they got my order all mixed up but what was worse was that our pizzas were totally tasteless. I felt like I was eating cardboard. Their pizza ranked up there with the worst pizzas I have ever had. Liberty Tavern used to have decent food. Not anymore. Liberty Tavern, what's happened to you?

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This family operated restaurant was terrific.
Had an excellent meal prior to a show at National Theatre. My wife, “every bite was an explosion of flavor! I’ve never said that before.” Likely becoming our regular stop on way to NATS Park. Service well done.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food, very good service. We were in and out pretty quickly which is needed for a business lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome Sunday Brunch

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We’ve been going to Liberty for years and frankly the quality of the food has fallen off. There are some great items but we have found them inconsistent. For example the lamb ribs were a real treat the first time. However, when we ordered the “crispy” lamb ribs this time, they were swimming in a pool of liquid at the bottom of the bowl. The pizza was supposed to have broccoli rabe but came with plain broccoli. The table next to us complained to the waiter as well, “just tell us” you substituted plain broccoli, they are not the same thing! Overall, we are disappointed that a great neighborhood restaurant seems to be lost. Perhaps too much energy is going in to the new Northside in Falls Church and the Le Nora Bakery move. The Liberty needs a refresh in the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great restaurant. Had dinner with two other couples who also loved it. Brought other friends a few weeks ago, and they loved the food too. Service always excellent.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was good despite giving us the wrong drink order. Seating is very tight. Even though our reservation was for 4. We were seated in a tight location and told it was a booth when is was actually a banquette. We went in for Sunday Brunch. Price is decent. But food was just okay. Not sure I’d go back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Have been to brunch several times. Highly recommend. The food is always good, as well as the service.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Sunday morning - virtually all tables full. Excellent selection of well-prepared food for the 23 ppax brunch. Reasonable prices on drinks. the Grapefruit Buck was a great cocktail.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was my first time to the restaurant and I enjoyed it very much. Our group enjoyed the atmosphere and everything else.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Friends got together for brunch on Presidents’ Day. It was delicious, the wait staff was considerate and we plan to return very soon.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Liberty Tavern was great for dinner with a couple old friends. The entree portions (we got the roast chicken and lamb shank) were generous but not overwhelming, and the carmelized onion, cremini mushroom, and brussel sprouts pizza was creative and delicious. Aside from the great food, the restaurant upstairs was a little bit loud due to the noise from the bar downstairs, but not awful. And the service was fantastic - attentive but not distracting or overbearing!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were greeted & seated right away, our server was friendly & there if we needed him but never intrusive, and the brunch buffet was a wonderful mix of breakfast & lunch comfort foods. Loved the French toast, sage breakfast sausages, the mulled cider, and fried chicken the best—but I enjoyed everything I tried. I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Buffet's aren't my go-to, but this brunch buffet was worth it. Fresh food, tasty drinks, and attentive staff. Inexpensive as well. Note: not bottomless mimosa!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I’ve been to the Liberty Tavern for brunch and had a very tasty and enjoyable experience. The price was reasonable the food was delicious and a lot of variety and the service was great! I decided to try the tavern for a lunch date with my husband on Valentine’s Day. We both ordered salads. His steak salad and mine chicken chopped salad. We were totally UNDERwhelmed. The chicken in mine was flavorless and the entire presentation lacked . The salad just not that amazing. My husbands’s steak salad was also not that good. He did say the steak itself was tasty but the rest just so so. Like the first brunch visit, our server at lunch was perfect. She was pleasant, efficient and very helpful. So my recommendation is if you’re not at Brunch.......don’t order the salads!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I just tried the chopped chicken salad, which I had not had before. It was exceptionally good, complex and flavorful. A step above the usual chopped salad!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The meal was tasty and the kids menu very impressive. Service was quite good. Main downside was that the lighting was so dark that we had to use phones to read the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Ladies Brunch

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Top notch brunch buffet with house made sausage, bacon and smoked salmon. All your favorites from fried chicken, French toast, grits, pastries, salads and soups. All homemade and legitimately better than most of your other local eateries.
Don’t sleep on liberty tavern if you’re looking for a brunch spot that seems to always stay consistent. Make every effort to get your reservations.. as I’m not the only one who feels this way. Lots of locals every weekend flock to this place. And lastly, get in early for easier access to the buffet with an abundance of fresher ingredients.
Enjoy!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great variety of menu choices for all. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Came for the Sunday brunch and was pleasantly surprised at the unique options available on the buffet. Everything was very fresh and empty food items were quickly replenished.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

been here many times but the food was exceptional on Friday!

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