The Liberty Tavern

4.7
3544 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 3544 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dinah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The unlimited small plate brunch allows you to taste a variety of delicious items on the menu. The staff was accommodating and friendly. We are looking forward to our next visit there.

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vipMDorf
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

OK place, not great. Service was slow and had to wait forever to get the bill when we were done eating, and then nobody came for back for it so to pay it I had to go to the front desk and ask for someone to take my credit card. The Sunday prime rib special was mediocre at best, although the wings were good!

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RickJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Liberty Tavern is a great place to go if you want small plates and plenty to drink. The service was impeccable, the food was divine and brought to our table fast and HOT. I do not remember our waiters name, however, he was attentive, fast and made our visit worth coming back!

Thank you

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FoodIsMyFriend
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ambiance wasn’t really what I was expecting. For some reason I was thinking more quiet, booth style seating, warmer atmosphere, etc. it definitely wasn’t a disappointment just not what my mind was expecting. It’s very family friendly, diverse and welcoming...like a tavern should be. The good was good. Be warned, the bacon was very salty. The hi light of my brunch plates was the grilled cheese and tomato soup...DELICIOUS! It’s in a good location with a nice picturesque statue across the street.

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vipDHerr
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great! the service was so/so. Our waiter was busy upstairs and we found ourselves having to flag him down a few times. Drinks were great as well! we will come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The burger was over cooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. I bit pricey for the all you can eat brunch. Had much better all you can eat tapas at other restaurants for $9 less and also included bottomless sangria.

most notable, was the lack of distancing between customers. I almost left due to all tables being used and only a plexiglass between tables. I don’t think the restaurant is practicing distancing and looking primarily at ROI. I have been to many many restaurants in December and most had safety as a priority. For this reason, I won’t be returning as it is not worth the risk and cost.

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Fernanda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Very affordable, fresh, and delicious. The staff was very welcoming and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Years eve

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Rainey
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ best pizza and pasta in Arlington!

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vipWesty
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta was excellent. Caesar salad was good but not great. Service was great. Wine mark ups were a little high (well over double ($68 for a wine I buy $28 retail)

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vipOSIMANDet1016
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best area for dining is upstairs on the second floor. Quieter, more space and better to converse. Downstairs is great for a bit more party scene, seeing and being seen and more focus on drinks than food, though the do have very good bar grub.

This place has great food and great service overall.

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BobK
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

I originally made indoor reservation. Due to concerns w/ covid, i called and talked to a hostess and she said an outdoor table would be warm and cozy. It was anything but. It was freezing out there, no plastic covering up, heater not on when we arrived, and metal chairs were terribly cold. They got the heater on and it helped, but we could not wait to get out of there as we were still terribly cold. Food was good.

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vipArlingtonian
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and comfortable outside seating. A neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I should preface this with I’ve been in the service industry for 6 years and I never have left a bad review for a restaurant. We initially had asked for a heat lamp to be moved closer and they said no and that other people were using it. Fine. I get it. A lot of people are only comfortable eating outside and the heat lamps are being used. Ordered a beer and I ordered a mixed drink, fine. We ordered our dinner and it took 40 minutes for the worst lobster ravioli I imagine there is. It was dry and the “half lobster tail” that comes with it was so over cooked and dry that I couldn’t even pull the meat from the shell. My boyfriend then ordered another beer and when it got to the table, he spit out a full spider. As a bartender, this tells me that the lines are unclean. When the check came and that beer was still on the check I had to argue with the server that he had found a literal full spider in his beer and she tried to tell me that it was because “we were sitting outside” as if a spider had propelled into his drink in the 30 second it had been sitting on the table. I can’t believe we spend $70 of our hard earned money, in a pandemic, when we could have been spending it somewhere that was actually worthy of our time and money and was doing things properly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had reservations at 2 pm, the didn’t seat us til 2:20, and didn’t the drink deal they had that ended at 3, even though it was their fault they sat us late

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BrianP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and beer! The french fries are delicious!

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charlesb
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere - looks like a little local bar but presents high end food!

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KarinaMG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice bar, with great food, drinks and really friendly personnel who is also bilingual.

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Stitch
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They had a friendly and attentive staff. The food was really good. Seating was socially distant and we were very comfortable with their safety standards for the pandemic.

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DuVallD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Convenient to metro.

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iStarks
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greta brunch! I had the French Toast, which came with a side of bacon (other restaurants usually charge). Prices are very reasonable and everything was delicious! Especially their scrambled eggs with cheese - very fluffy and flavorful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new brunch concept is phenomenal. I felt safe and will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vodka sauce pizza!

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iStarks
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The brunch was excellent. Practically perfect proportions. Delicious dishes and combinations with thoughtful presentation. We opted for the all you can eat brunch menu, which was perfect. The French toast dippers were thick and cooked perfectly creating a firm but mist consistency - the pecan maple syrup was the icing on the cake for this dish. I added their examples eggs w/ cheese, and a side of the thick cut bacon - a delicious rendition of breakfast staples. After this round I tried the Cajan shrimp and grits, which was not bad at all, probably even really good for most people - but I’m from the south, so I’ve have better. My 15 year old son had about three helpings of the everything avocado toast, and the Mac and cheese was served on a mini skillet with rich, yummy white cheeses - very good.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Such a great experience, our server gave us amazing service. 30$ for unlimited brunch and 10$ more for bottomless mimosas, what more could you ask for?! They have food for everyone’s liking.

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JasF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Been here a handful of times, but not since the pandemic. Still a great place. Always has great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress made an excellent recommendation with the breakfast pizza. It was meaty cheesy goodness! My friend enjoyed her hangar steak main. Service was excellent and they were ok with us being a few minutes late. Would return!

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erinL274
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive! I would say a great value for the quality of food (I had the lobster ravioli and it was great). We sat outside and were very comfortable with the distance between us and the next table - we were actually separated by plants as well. Overall quite nice.

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vipTomW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
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 on October 21, 2020
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
61 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
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
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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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 4.7 stars by 3544 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.