About The Liberty Tavern

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.

3195 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Irving Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 465-9360

Website:
http://www.thelibertytavern.com/

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Matt Hill

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Liberty Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (46)
Casual (45)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
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Comfort Food (35)
Good for a Date (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Fun (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Seasonal (19)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
Live Sports (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Ladies Brunch

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Chicken was very good and the wait staff very attentive

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The brunch buffet was wonderful - a wide variety of choices including vegetarian ones. It was constantly being replenished. The service was very attentive but not interfering. We never felt rushed to finish up and leave. Don't eat much breakfast because you will be sorry if you do!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

went for brunch with friends. pretty good spread considering it was a buffet. Mimosa were good, coffee decent, service was pretty good, would come back again

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, a great brunch option. The all-you-can-eat brunch is very tasty.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our second time here, a disappointment (last time was lunch, better). Although we were seated according to our reservation (a must Saturday night), and the waiter was polite, the ongoing service and food were mediocre at best. The tavern salad was over-dressed and too vinegary to eat, and essentially just plain greens, nothing like description; when I said something to the employee who was eager to remove my half eaten dish, she clearly did not understand my complaint. Entrees took forever to come out. Garnishes/sides were indecipherable (sweet potatoes liquid, kale undercooked). The desserts were strange--just sugary and not great. We weren't ever asked how our food was, and it was nothing special. At $35 pp Restaurant week prices (before drinks), still not worth it. Won't be returning or recommending. Very overrated.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A group of friends and I went for restaurant week - Liberty Tavern was listed as a restaurant participating for brunch. However, when we got to the restaurant the 'deal' was their normal all-you-can-eat brunch for $22.95. We were disappointed by this 'deal'. The food for a buffet was average.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food, good service but noise level - even upstairs where it is generally moderate - was overwhelming.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I always have a great meal and time when we are at Liberty Tavern.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Good place to meet with friends and enjoy lunch. A bit noisy, however.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Such a wonderful restaurant. Our favorite local place. Delicious food. Wonderful service. Creative menu

Tags: Great Beer, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent dinner. Lovely wine list. Very intuitive and friendly service. Server overheard a conversation about a birthday and then surprised us with dessert. Over the top. Every single person was friendly and helpful. Food was wonderful. We love it here.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was my pre birthday brunch and it was a great pick. The food was good, hearty and healthy options available.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My husband and I have been coming here for 8 years now. The food and overall quality has gone downhill. We were there for our Anniversary (as we mentioned on the open table reservation), and there was no mention of it.

If I were 20 something and looking for a cheap happy hour I'd go there again. Not for a special occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our waitress was great! Coffee was good, didn’t run low, etc.
However the brunch buffet was seriously lacking. The majority of the food was cold the entire time we were there—mind you brunch started at 10am and we were there at 10:30, French toast was hard as were the meats on the cutting board station and the eggs were halfway to hard as well. The quiche looked great, until I bit into it and realized it was really under cooked, so that was disappointing (and then gross since I had to spit it out). The fruit and yogurt parfaits were at least good!
I know $22.95 for brunch buffet is more affordable than some of the other brunches in the area but I don’t think that should mean the food quality is lesser. I brought my father in law along to brunch since he’s visiting and I felt like I had to apologize after brunch because it just didn’t live up to quality brunch standards compared to the other places we’ve eaten when he’s come to visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is a favorite brunch place for my family and friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I dined here for a brunch date recently. We took one look at the buffet and our minds were made up. The selection was unbelievable, especially for the price. I went back for more pizza and fried chicken, and the biscuits and gravy alone were worth the trip. And this may seem like a small thing, but the coffee was truly delicious. Go for the iced chocolate brownie for dessert. Or skip dessert and hit the main buffet again.

The service was exception, no one hovering over us but glasses stayed full.

I recommend a reservation for brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Liberty tavern is a great spot for the high end casual meal. I’d recommend the penne or the Classico Pizza.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was a nice experience. Went with friends and enjoyed the restaurant. I would go back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of the better brunches in Arlington. Great selection and variety.The staff is very helpful

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been several times for Sunday brunch and highly recommend. We decided to try dinner on a weekend and it was...blah. Service was merely ok - we had to keep finding someone to ask for additional drinks and our order came out wrong. It was loud. The food was so-so. I will continue to recommend for brunch but we won't be back for dinner anytime soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I loved entire experience for dinner. The food was outstanding and the wine was exquisite. It was low lit and comfy which made for a good atmosphere for the evening away!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was told by others that this is a great place to eat and might be the best brunch spot in Arlington. But I honestly wasn't pleased with my experience. While there was a wide variety of food items, every single thing was cold. Literally everything. I'm not sure if there were burners underneath, but if there were they weren't working.

The waiter also did not introduce himself, barely spoke, and when he did, he was so quiet I could barely hear him. I had never been there before for brunch and didn't really know the set-up so it would have been nice for him to introduce himself to our table, explain the brunch set-up and then ask who wanted what. He just was not attentive at all and just not very personable. They did accommodate me adding 3 more people last minute which was nice. I've been there only once before for dinner and it was fantastic. But for brunch, overall dull experience and I wouldn't recommend.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Our only complaint is the parking. It is limited and involved parking some distance away.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The wood-fired pizzas are always good -- great combinations on the menu, or designs your own from high-quality topping choices. Two of us enjoyed the fresh pasta options: my gnocchi with sweet potatoes and apples was the perfect cold weather combination. Service has always been good for us: efficient and just friendly enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I took my 7 yr old son to Liberty Tavern for New Year's day brunch. We had a reservation for 10am (opening time) and arrived at 9:55. They held everyone in the lobby for the 10am seating, which had many families. The service was excellent (and unexpected given the holiday), and the food selection was perfect, especially for the price. While both me and my son enjoyed the food tremendously. it was not very hot (the eggs and french toast were quite cold). Given that we were the first seated patrons, I was surprised at the low temps of the food. That said, the food was tasty, plentiful, and the dishes were refilled consistently. The quiche was outstanding, and I would go back for more of that alone! We both loved the eggs and french toast, and who doesn't love some good chocolate desserts. Wish there was a bread station of any kind, but not a huge issue. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There was an obnoxious group of guests which made it difficult to enjoy our meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been here several times, we live a few blocks away. We love that you can get unique pizzas and amazing entrees. The LT Margarita I had will now be my mainstay cocktail, it was perfect! Our waiter was good but tried to upsell too much. Liberty Tavern is amazing, you don’t have to try to sell us more!! Overall A+ we will always be back! Happy NYE OpenTable and Liberty Tavern!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went to Liberty Tavern with my friend for New Years Eve. We ordered the wings, the half chicken and dessert. The appetizer and entree were delicious. It was fresh out, still piping hot and well seasoned and juicy. We loved it! The desserts? Not so much. Unlike the appetizer and entree, the desserts weren't freshly made. The waiter comp'd them from our bill because we were dissatisfied. Overall, a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This spot is a favorite for Sunday brunch. The menu doesn’t really rotate but always delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Liberty Tavern is a nice place to hang with friends. The bar scene is casual and cozy. The brunch is a buffet so you can enjoy a variety of types of food and everyone in your party is happy. The food is fresh and servers are attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience. Amazing food. Great menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We dined here a couple days earlier with our big family group, including 4 small kids . We decided to come back later in the week just as a couple. Both experiences were enjoyable. We like Liberty Tavern because the food is consistently high quality as is the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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