The Liberty Tavern

4.6
3681 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 3681 people are saying
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JenniferS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate here on a Saturday night. We had a reservation and we were seated immediately. The restaurant was busy, so it was loud. We took my husband's aunt and uncle, along with our 2 kids. We ordered arancini and meatballs for appetizers. They came to the table after we got our entrees, but they were very good! I had the Vermont pizza, with prosciutto and pear. It was delicious! My husband had the gnocchi and loved it! My daughter had the seared duck breast. She enjoyed it. My son had spaghetti and meatballs. For dessert I had the lemon crumble cake, which was light and delicious! My husband's uncle had to ask 3 times for sweetener for his coffee, but other than that The Liberty Tavern was great! We would definitely eat there again!

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MarHar
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took our twenty-something sons out for Saturday brunch. We had a 10:30 reservation, so the restaurant was pretty quiet when we got there. We did the unlimited brunch and everyone enjoyed the "small plate" style. There was a lot of variety of both breakfast and lunch items; however, we mainly did breakfast. The service was friendly and our waiter was very attentive. Two of us did the "unlimited drink" option, which for $15 was a very good deal. Our glasses were never empty. The food was very quick, hot, and everything that everyone tried was good. We particularly enjoyed the amazing French toast. We had steak and eggs selecting the sirloin off the lunch item menu. One son got the mac & cheese and loved it, even though he was full by that time, he still kept eating it. Overall, a great experience and we will definitely go again.

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vipAndrea
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, late dining (for Clarendon standards, last reservation is at 9:45), good drinks - enjoyed my negroni, good value. Excellent service. And you can join the vibrant bar downstairs after dinner for more drinks and some dancing!

The arancini, meatballs, and calamari are all good starters.
I enjoyed the Roasted Chicken - sizable, juicy, and on a bed of mashed potatoes and spinach.
Tuscan Grilled Steak is very good too.
The Gnocchi is OK, if you like a lot of cream.

Pizza: not a Neapolitan DOC, but good food. The Vermont pizza is rich and flavorful - a little sweet, almost a cheesecake :)!

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vipMichaelA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Hostess was so friendly. Our server, Sophia, was amazing! Food and drink is always great! Love this place.

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JuliF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. We did the unlimited brunch. Food was delicious and so many choices! Definitely worth it!

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ImaniJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Honestly the worst experience I have had at a restaurant. My friends and I try a different place for brunch every Sunday. This had to be our worst experience. We were being monitored the whole time. We did not feel comfortable eating because we were being watched. The table beside us did not get nearly the same issues out of the same server we had. The food was okay but very mediocre. They tried to over charge us on our bills by adding a automatic gratuity even though our party was less then the policy code of 8, outlined on the website. The manager came to address our problems but claimed we were yelling and shouting. I’m not sure if it was because we were a group of young African Americans or if this is something that always happens in the establishment. We were very frustrated but spoke in a manner that was calm but direct. I will not ever visit this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Stick to your regular menu. Burgers and pizza. Period.

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PaultheWall63
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding! The service was great and the atmosphere was so warm and inviting. Highly recommend to anyone that enjoys good food and appreciates a warm setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was okay, nothing to get excited about. Drinks was okay and the service was blah.

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KEM98
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lobster spaghetti on Christmas Eve! Our favorite local spot. ❤️

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vipmargog
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual service and food did not disappoint. Octopus, arugula salad and halibut were yummy!

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CathieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great! Service not as good, not very courteous.

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CeliaS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Tavern doesn't disappoint! Loved the smoked turkey sandwich and the brussel sprouts on the side. Our server, Kristin was lovely and attentive!

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LallyL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun for our xmas party. Thank you!!

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MarinaO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We opted for the all you can eat small plates. The variety was amazing. The dishes were delicious and served super fast.

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vipBillyT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Slow service but everything else is incredible

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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RyanD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very positive experience for a lunch meeting. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Brussels sprouts are well worth the upcharge to replace French fries that usually will come with the burger. Both the food and service today were great.

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lalma
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our group selected the brunch. Value is definitely worth the $. Food was delicious and staff was flexible and accommodating. Definitely will dine there again.

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SteveF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Liberty and in a awesome location, with great food.

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Edibleeats
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Basic American fare, nothing special, but good. Waiter could have been a bit more knowledgeable and helpful; we over ordered considerably for a group of seven. They were very patient however, as most in the group arrived nearly 25 mins late.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the service was excellent. The setting was very nice. Highly recommended.

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vipFoodie64
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our 3 grandkids and we all had an awesome time. The menu is great because there is something for everyone.
We sat upstairs and it felt very safe
Our server was so attentive and understanding with the kids!
Thank you!! I’m sorry but I forget her name but she was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and a good bargain for the quality. Good wine and beer list, and a menu that effectively showcases a wide variety of options. Our server was attentive and personable.

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Thankful
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Thanksgiving prix fixe menu was good. Service was very attentive. Would return for the regular menu.

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WayneM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed in our Thanksgiving meal. Hubby had the turkey which was dry. I had the prime rib which was tasty but to done for my taste. The mashed potatoes were lack luster and the tough ends of the asparagus had not been removed. My Peartini was awful. My apple pie filling was tasty but the crusts were like trying to eat cardboard. The tables were uncomfortably close together. Felt it was overpriced.

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vipArlingtonVAresident
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thanksgiving Dinner -

Ordered prime rib medium rare with green beans substituted for asparagus- received well done dried out meat. Finally after multiple attempts to get waiters attention he brought a medium rare piece but took green beans back and replaced with asparagus- after asking twice for green beans ( can’t eat asparagus due to a diet restriction) gave up.

Desert portions of pie for both my guest and I were considerably smaller than the folks on either side of guests us as well.

So somewhat disappointing night at a normally excellent restaurant.

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JeannieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there on Thanksgiving. The food choices were great & the food was delicious. Our waiter was great.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was not hot. Pie was served with a spoon but no fork.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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AGrammy
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The floor was wet and dirty around the table, the server couldn't hear some requests [?] didn't know the answers to questions and kept dissappearing, then told us the kitchen was closed and gave us the bill. The food was okay.

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vipTangiChronicles
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch. Liked everything

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vipRussellJ
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked the location, food and service. Good selection on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and did the all you can eat option. The food was great and so was the service! Will definitely be back.

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Nickname
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were both great and so was the service

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and the waiter was fantastic!

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vipClaudia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute dinner plans and Liberty Tavern was the perfect choice for it. Food was delicious and great selection to choose from. Steady for a Sunday but not too crowded which we appreciated. Will definitely be back!

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vipc3po
Birmingham
42 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service, cool setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! A very enjoyable experience

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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 4.6 stars by 3681 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.