The Liberty Tavern

4.7
3635 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 3635 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a regular spot for me, and it always meets expectations! I love that the upstairs is a bit more quiet while the downstairs has a bar feel.

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JayG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not like I remember it. Prime rib special tasted like it has been sitting around much of the day. Drenched in gravy and could not tell how well done it was. Good salad and sides but entrees nothing special. Two people had grilled beef but no steak knives offered. Table sticky and wet. Servers seemed relatively new and inexperienced. Not worth what should have been a special night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic experience at Father’s Day brunch. Our server Jack was great and we loved the food.

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Theresa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I made a reservation for a family group of 15 through Open Table six weeks in advance. I double checked the week before. I got a reminder via Open Table the day before, to which I replied "yes." I spoke to someone around 11:00 that morning, discussing the possibility of rain.

However, at 6:00 pm, my reservation was nowhere to be found.

However again, we were set up outside on the sidewalk in a hurry. There was a delightful breeze, and the service was impeccable. We stayed for 2 plus hours, chased away by rain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My friends and I have been here several times before. This time, it’s seems like it was a different restaurant. The food was luke warm at best, the service was not attentive, and the ambiance was sub par compared to previous occasions.

I’m looking forward to giving the restaurant one last try in early July, and I will see if the situation has improved, but I left today wholly and completely unsatisfied with my food and drinks.

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SNDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The small plates are very different from the buffet style that we used to have in the past. The price has gone up and the value has gone down tremendously for any special occasions in my view. Don’t think I’ll pick this place again in the future.

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CarolS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great HH specials! Genuinely enjoyed the meatballs, wings, and pizza!

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DebT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the grilled chicken salad. The ingredients were fresh and delicious and the dressing superb.

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AshleyZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food was mediocre. Service was terrible! Not worth 30$ per person! I don’t recommend this place!

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rozhc
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! EDDIE WAS AMAZING and attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome, perfect plan any day

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SurfandVineTravel
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great in the bar area at a high top table but the noise level was intrusive. It made conversation difficult. A table in the dining room might be a better choice if you are having a more informal or low key conversation.

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party had a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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ginchick
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty salmon main dish; really well-mixed and balanced cocktails.

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HolleyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 83 year old parents and they were so accommodating to make sure they were comfortable.

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vipCranberries
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be able to reserve an outside table. Service and food great as always and it was good to see how they adapted their former outstanding buffet with unlimited tapas-style brunch items.

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EnricoBalthazar
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The hanger steak I normally order was quite underwhelming. I ended up with a trainee (which isn’t an issue, but wasn’t checking to see if I needed a drink refill. I waited almost 10 minutes to get “to go boxes” i actually had to flag down someone who wasn’t my server.the amount of fries and salad I normally get was about 40% less.

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vipKor29
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like how they have organized things in the COVID era.

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HaroldD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outside table on Wilson boulevard but the music was loud enough to hear without it and the traffic noise drowning out the conversation. The Wednesday shortrib special was superb. The generous portion had very little fat, but was perfectly tender and slightly smoky without being dried out. My Sapphire martini was expertly mixed and arrived promptly with those nice little ice slivers unmelted.

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vipQuaack
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family visiting. Thanks for a lovely meal and experience dining al fresco.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great, as well as the service!

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STraveler
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Initially seated at a dirty table then quickly moved. Servers rushed us with orders, finishing and bill to turn over tables. Fantastic food of 5 star quality that is overwhelmed by poor service.

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KeriB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Brunch has gone down hill a little bit - much smaller portions and the poor fried chicken looked like a over cooked chicken wing- and for the drink special, drinks were not coming out fast enough not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service for bottomless brunch

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ZacharyA
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night spot. After initially waiting a little long for a waiter to come to the table, the food came very quickly. The food was delicious. Both entrees were great, and the Mac and cheese for the table was awesome.

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Winekissez
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was amazing!! Definitely coming back.

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vipmargog
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bruleed pork with the bacon laced butter on top was outstanding. The octopus appetizer was great - although there was a lot of aioli sauce on it - maybe next time get it in the side. Brussels sides were to die for - so well cooked and crispy yet soft.

All portions of appetizer and entree were nicely sized. Appetizers usually enough to spit for two people. We did not go away hungry!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

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Jill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not a lot of options for outdoor seating for a party of 8 in DC! This was the perfect place. Food and service seas excellent.

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vip72G2
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always, excellent food cheerfully served. I had the Uncle Joe's pizza, which was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Rushed us out

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Mother’s Day dinner at Liberty Tavern. Always excellent food and service at this great neighbourhood joint.

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vipKarin
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Mother’s Day brunch. SLOW service, food was just OK, waiter brought my 13 year old son water in a plastic cup with a straw. Not going back. This place used to be awesome. No more.

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vipBrunch
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother's Day brunch! We really enjoyed the small plates.

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vipMichaelW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The unlimited small plate menu is a genius approach to brunch. The plates are delivered nearly on demand, and the food in excellent!

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vipSarahF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went out with friends and it was the perfect atmosphere. The food was amazing, and drinks were delicious. Would definitely recommend!

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MarkG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was excellent as was the food and service. We ate salmon and burgers with a side of meatball (which we typically get at most restaurants we eat at). They meatball were the best we have had in a long time. The burger was top 5 I’ve had and the salmon was cooked to perfection.
They had outstanding COVID precautions in place through out the facility.
I’ll definitely be back next time I’m in Arlington.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good time! Good food / atmosphere

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DebraO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab some brews, pizza and fries. Like to try other lunch selections in the future. Enjoyed!!

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vipJenniferF
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both outstanding. The cornbread appetizer, rainbow trout, and hamburgers were all delicious. You also need to try the Kentucky Heat drink... it is my new favorite! We highly recommend this restaurant.

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 4.7 stars by 3635 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.