The Liberty Tavern

4.5
3671 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 3671 people are saying
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Blanca
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, good food and great value. Definitely recommend for brunch.

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DarrenW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were accommodated at short notice (via online) booking. The restaurant was clearly busy but staff were very attentive and engaging. Wait for food was short and the quality of the meal was excellent. Really enjoyable, we will definitely come back and recommend to others.

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vipCranberries
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Liberty Tavern is one of our favorites and this visit was lovely, outside seating on a sunny fall day. Squash soup and Brussel sprouts were stand-outs.

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vipMightybri
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice enough place, made a reservation for 10 and the table provided in the bar area could not handle 8 people comfortably, let alone 10. Very dissapointed.

Food was good and service was adequate.

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googoo
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

little improvements would make this place significantly better: bring more ketchup to the table instead of a tiny little bit of it. your soda is disgusting, it felt more sweet and less carbonated than a coke would, your beer isn't cold enough.

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Asha
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner outside. Great burger. Will be returning soon!

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HeidiR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good and the service as well. I left my credit card at the restaurant and they contacted right away.

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David
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Brunch - small plates: you could get much better for the same price at a couple of other places around Clarendon. Slow service, sticky table, and generally underwhelming food.

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Danielle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great brunch with friends or family and bottomless mimosas!

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SuburbanFoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corn chowder is awesome, and it can be made without bacon. I forgot to specify that it be made without bacon, but the staff were very gracious about it and brought out another corn chowder without the bacon. There is excellent outdoor seating. I also really appreciate that they offer Virginia wine - the Viognier really hits the spot! Their pizza is delightfully crusty. I also appreciate that the staff let my friend and me split a lemon ricotta cake between us. That cake was amazing. 13/10, would visit again.

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WilliamM
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, the service, ambiance, and noise level were fantastic. Our server was an excellent wine sommelier and decanted our wine perfectly.

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TrefromHtownTX
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Connor, the female manager on duty, and the whole team for delivering an amazing dining experience.

Keep up the great work. Houston has a lot of amazing spots for brunch and outdoor dining, but this has been one of the BEST brunch experiences I've had in my life.

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DKOD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was hit or miss. Two of the items we had were delicious. Several were fine and several were horrible. Service was awful. Waiter didn’t take our order for a long time and then never checked back. Our food was very slow to come and after we finished eating about 45 minutes later, our waiter
stopped at the table and said “did your food ever come?” Wow. Hopefully this was just a bad day… We have always loved our LT experiences before this.

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vipAndyM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The duck entree was delicious. The service was superb. First time and we will definitely be back...

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Nann
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific waitress. Nice outside table. Not as noisy as inside.
Entrees were generous in size and delicious.

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vipTalori
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals. GF grandson loved his chicken, vegan granddaughter loved her salad and fries. My fettuccine pesto was delicious! Good time had by all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently excellent!

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RachelC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. I love restaurants that offer the bottomless small plates and Liberty did not disappoint. The waitress made sure to keep coming back around seeing if we wanted to put an order in for more drinks or food. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very glad to know that the Brussels sprouts can substitute (with a slight up charge) for French fries. I had a great meal and enjoyable dessert with excellent service.

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MikeandFamily
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great: fast, cooked to order, and delicious.
The service was excellent.
Fun atmosphere.
We'll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Will be dining there again when in Arlington, Va.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely attentive servers who kept us well fed and hydrated.

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BillP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Liberty Tavern never disappoints. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about menu items.
Nice variety in food and drink selections and beautifully prepared. Would recommend for just a night out or any special occasion.
Nice ambiance but could use a little refresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and lively street scene.

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Anna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food is as overall good, ambient was great . What I was really disappointed was at the customer service , we had one of the worst experience with the waiter.

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MaggieS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friend’s baby sprinkle at Liberty Tavern this past Saturday (9/11/21). It was during brunch and everything was incredible. Our server did such a great job welcoming us and helping us celebrate. The food was quick, hot and yummy. Our guest of honor felt very special and overall I’m so glad we picked Liberty Tavern to have the sprinkle at. Thanks everyone!!

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vipDoyleM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The staff was friendly and the food was good, however, it was extremely loud so it was difficult to visit within our small group.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service

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DylanR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unlimited brunch was 10/10. Definitely worth the value and the service kept up with the demand of new plates/drinks.

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at The Liberty Tavern for Sunday Brunch together with our family and guest. Our entire party, including our 3 children, thoroughly enjoyed the “Small Plates” Brunch! Food was delicious and the variety was fantastic. We all agreed, our favorite part was sampling all the dishes and sides. We ordered our regular “go-to” brunch favorites and the menu made it easy for us to expand our horizons and trying something new.

I highly recommend The Liberty Tavern and cannot wait to go back for Brunch!

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vipMarkB
Tucson
74 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good spot to grab drinks, link up with people and have a good meal. Service was good. The liberty tavern burger is a must try. Will definitely need a return to try other food items.

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vipGordo
Sacramento
37 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, price was reasonable.
We ate outside which was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance

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Nikki
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, great food, great time overall

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was awesome! The food was fine, not great, but not bad either. Similar to Rustico.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was delicious! Great service! Our server, Milos was the best! Will come back soon!

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch at liberty tavern is incredible! We usually do the unlimited small plates and bottomless drinks and everything is delicious especially the quiche, eggs benedict, grilled cheese, and spiked strawberry lemonades. They also always have great service!

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dmpARL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great service, and good food. It was a little bit loud when we sat down, due to all the hard surfaces upstairs, but got better as tables thinned out. The restaurant week menu was a good value.

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KristenH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch menu is great! Portions were a nice size even for small plates. Mango mimosas were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conor was amazing sever. We will be back again soon. The only thing is drinks a little watery!

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 4.5 stars by 3671 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.