The Liberty Tavern

4.5
3676 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 3676 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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Accc
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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DoyleM
Sacramento
3 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
30 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!

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vipSteph
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This place seems like it's definitely known for it's unlimited brunch - we did not do this for our table though since no one wanted it and apparently it has to be the entire table (though the website does say this is "suggested," not "required"). Our server definitely was rushing us and not picking up on the fact that we were waiting for people to arrive, every time someone sat down she would ask them "are you ready to order?" We also had some issues with the milk for our coffee coming out curdled/bad and the bread for my grilled cheese having mold on it, which we sent back both. The manager came by and comped our non-alcoholic drinks for this as well as the grilled cheese, which was a nice gesture, but it did concern me because two of our party (including myself) were pregnant and I am not sure if the first half of my grilled cheese had mold on it before I inhaled it (hungry pregnant lady here). All in all, I would probably not go back here again because I a.) don't live anywhere near this area and b.) the server, after the mold was found became incredibly withdrawn and didn't address the fact that we had had numerous issues, just kind of dropped out check and left us to be. The manager was very nice and apologetic though which was appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat upstairs since it was a bit loud on the main floor. Food was quite flavourful - the crispy Brussels sprouts were amazing! Highly recommend.

Service was quite efficient as well given we went during peak Saturday-Night hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was just okay. Burger wasn’t cooked all the way. Pasta was ok. Super loud so hard to hear my friend.
Wine was good. I think I like coming here for brunch better.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service from Lily and great food, as always. The roasted Brussels Sprouts starter (plenty to share) is a go-to favorite, and the burger was cooked perfectly.

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SJZ57
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was not our first visit but our first disappointing experience for Brunch.
The food will be delivered to your table from the kitchen in small portions when you’re requesting the buffet.
The quality & taste of food was awful.
Some of the items seemed a day or two old!
Which wasn’t acceptable with that price.
Our waiter seemed preoccupied & kept disappearing & not even once checked on us to see if we needed anything!

Not recommending this place to anybody again

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DarrenM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and fun place. The small plate brunch items were fun. Loved the Everything Avocado Toast and the Pimento Cheese spread. A great time.

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RacoJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was definitely my first dining experience that catered to an open menu. We selected our menu choices and they were brought to us! I enjoyed this much more than an open buffet. Completely reinvented the wheel. Thank you. I was in the DC area visiting my son who is in the Army but I live in Atlanta, GA and I’m hoping to find a similar restaurant there.

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NeomieP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The Unlimited Brunch was probably the worst I’ve ever had. I’m pretty sure I ordered 80% of the options available & I only liked “shrimp & grits” & the biscuit that came with the gravy NOT the actual gravy =\

The drinks were STRONG! So that was the only plus! 4 mimosas & I was hammered. But the food was worse than sub-par.

The funniest part was there was an option for “3pc Thick cut bacon” and…. Hahaha just look at the picture I attached to this review & you be the judge.

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Sky90
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. Great food and drinks and service!

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BShutupanddance
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Service was attentive, and food was delicious.

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vipCranberries
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's a pleasure to return to one of our favorite places after so many months at home and find it as good as we remembered. A more limited menu than before, but everything well prepared and appealing. Service still excellent!

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nahghed
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A hidden gem in the heart of Arlington. This was our first visit but we will return.
Food is homemade from scratch and cocktails are pretty good (I am a cocktail snub!)…

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vipLeslieL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is one of our go-to restaurants. The food is usually consistent but this time it was a little off. I know there is a labor shortage and we all have to be patient with things, but as prices go up it is really important that the food preparation stay top notch. My pasta was extremely overcooked as was the meatball and steak. The place has good atmosphere however, and the staff is very friendly so I will be coming back.

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vipMickey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. Corner high top is the best seat in the house !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I used to love their Sunday brunch, which was laid out beautifully. They now offer it as a ‘bottomless’ menu…just not the same. I hope they will bring it back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I know it wasn’t known for their steak but someone in my party wanted steak. It was cooked well but lacked flavor. The Tavern Burger was delicious and cooked perfectly. So overall the food was good so if you stick to what their know for I think you would be pleased.

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LeslieG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Haven’t been to Liberty Tavern in several years and we were disappointed that the food did not live up to memory. The duck was not good at all; the pesto on the pasta was too thick and gummy; the oysters Rockefeller were meh. Plus, our table top was much to small to accommodate our plates, and the restaurant was LOUD. I sound we’ll be back. There are better places in Clarendon.

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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 4.5 stars by 3676 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.