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For 2
Date
Sun, 5/27
Time
11:30 PM
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The Liberty Tavern

4.5
3083 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Liberty Tavern offers rustic, modern American cuisine in a historic 1907 building that has been beautifully restored and updated. 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. The comfortable, timeless ambiance will be enhanced by warm, hospitable service. Whether you’re joining us for a round of drinks in the bar, a casual midweek supper with your children, or a special evening with friends and family, you’ll be sure to feel at home. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 465-9360
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Hill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Irving Street
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Public transit
On the corner of Wilson Boulevard and Irving Street in Arlington, The Liberty Tavern is easily accessible from downtown DC, Route 66, Route 395, and is across the street from the Clarendon Metro Station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Liberty Tavern is Clarendon’s utility restaurant - use the American spot for dates, dinner with the parents, or a meal at the bar.

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4.2
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Another great meal at Liberty. Had the Halibut - did not disappoint - it was delicious.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Sat outside with our dog it was nice!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was great, service was great. My only complaint is that the restaurant tries to fit too many people in too small a space.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My appetizer of lamb ribs were all fat. I only had two bites of meat I could find. The server told us at the end if we could hurry up after he dropped the check off because there was a large party waiting to fill the tables along the wall.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food and service here is always consistent. Consistently good. It doesn't matter if you go for Sunday Brunch, a work-week lunch or dinner with a date or the kids. My kids beg to go to the brunch for special occasions. They have a good kids menu and plenty on the regular menu that works for younger palates. The wait staff is friendly and actually speaks to the kids. In all the years I have been going I have never had a bad meal or a bad experience. Some might think it is a little pricey for taking the kids along, but it really is the best of both worlds - you get a nice meal and the kids do too.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Met friends and staff was very accommodating as we arrived at different times. Very good octopus and wine. Somewhat noisy like all Arlington restaurants, although it may have been more quiet upstairs.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I wanted to show off an Arlington restaurant of good repuetation to world-traveled visitors from Texas. The food was disappointing and I am embarrassed for having brought them there.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was very good. Plates cleared promptly when going for seconds. Never felt rushed. Brunch price is very reasonable. I'd definitely go for brunch again.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food was good not stellar. 1 of the 3 entrees was excellent (skirt steak), 1 was good (pasta) and 1 was fair (pork chop was tough). I've had better food there before. Great menu though. Apps we're excellent. Wine and beer lusts excellent. I'll return though because I've experienced better before.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great food, drink and service! From the servers, bartenders, server assistants and management, this place is great! Atmosphere is perfect for groups. Loved the octopus and the draft beer selections!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

As always, the food was fantastic and incredibly fresh. I had the beet and roasted carrot salad, which also had yogurt -- I think -- and quinoa. It was superb. I'm vegetarian so entre options are usually limited to 1 or 2 things - usually a pasta of some sort. But, you never feel as though you are settling. I had the half-portion of gnocchi with vegetables. The portions are huge. I didn't even finish the half portion, but it was flavorful, rich and very satisfying. This is a go to place when guests are in town and you want something solid, sophisticated, but also down to earth.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Normally when you have a large party you have to wait for a table. That was not the case at least not for long. We arrived early, was seated downstairs briefly, ordered drinks which were taken upstairs to our table. Our waiter was johnny on the spot, Wilson, you out did yourself.

We had GREAT Food, Company and Service. Wilson you are a GEM!

We all left happy and vowing to return......

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Plenty of food for the Brunch Table! Definitely a good price at just $23 for an all you can eat buffet with mussels, lots of beats, breakfast french toast, pizza, salads, fresh fruits, pastries, yogurt parfaits and a lot of other stuff! Service was excellent. The servers were attentive, refilled water when appropriate and took away our plates quickly. Overall would recommend again.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

As always the food was great, I left feeling full and happy. The service could have been a bit better; despite making a reservation we had to wait a bit before being seated. Overall, great experience.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

For brunch, my wife ordered off the menu instead of the buffet. Her order must have gotten lost in the kitchen. After 20 minutes she had to ask our waitress (at the bar) to check on the order.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Go on Monday for the chicken special!!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We have dined at Liberty Tavern several times in the past and the food was very good. We must have hit an off night. My salad was wilted and obviously pre-prepared; the grilled chicken on it was fatty and chewy (I had to spit out a couple of pieces that were just gristle). My husband’s pork shank also was very fatty and not heated all the way through - like it was microwaved but not enough. Service is wonderful. We will give it another try because this experience was so different than our other times here, but this time was a big disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My aunt came from out of town for lunch with me and my mom. When we arrived for Sunday brunch the buffet looked incredible, and it did not disappoint. Some standout dishes include the southern deviled eggs, baked mac and cheese, and the mussels in tomato sauce. They were both extremely pleased with my decision and we all left full!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Sadly the food was disappointing. We had the pork shank and the pasta. Neither of which were tasty.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Server became snippy when we asked for sep checks.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was excellent and a great variety. This was our first time and our server (Andrew?) went out of his way to make us welcome and feel at home. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great brunch! Dinner and lunch are good too but brunch is a favorite. Outdoor seating is comfortable and not quite as loud. Great experience!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Meal was just OK -- artic char had too much going on and was a little overcooked so it was more dry and chewy than it should be. Pesto sauce was good but pasta was a little overcooked so was not firm and the chicken sausage in the sauce was bland and had an unusual texture. Dining room noise was high -- difficult to hear the person across the table. Service was good at first but became less attentive as the restaurant became more crowded. We had to flag down a different waiter to give our dessert order after waiting for an extended time.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding burger (paying extra for tomato was ridiculous though). Fantastic side salad in lieu of french fries. Companions enjoyed their meals as well (tuna burger), although pasta dish was quite salty. Staircase is a little too dark -- safety issue.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was okay but not a huge buffet. Not a typical brunch buffet, biscuits and gravy were not traditional sausage and gravy. Sausage patties were dry, bacon overcooked, French toast okay. Several of the dishes had onions and peppers. Not recommended if you like traditional breakfast food or have picky eaters

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food, excellent service, will definitely go there again.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

LT had been in our rotation of regularly frequented restaurants until our last experience. We were unceremoniously told by our waiter that we needed to leave so that other diners could be seated. The bus staff were wiping down the table before my wife even had a chance to get up and put on her coat. Some kind of warning would have been appropriate and appreciated. All in all, a very disappointing conclusion to what had been our usual good meal. To add insult to injury, five tables were vacant and there were only two groups waiting. They could have handled it so much better.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Met up with a friend for brunch and we had a lovely time! We did not do the buffet, but the options looked good. Service was excellent even though they were very busy, we were very impressed. A little pricey, but that's to be expected in Clarendon. Overall a great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Music was too loud

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Waitress did a fabulous job catering to our party of 13, all with separate checks. Also host was wonderful in finding us a table outside to fit us.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

There we six of us. Everyone loved their food and the price was reasonable. If only parking were a little easier.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I like the look & experience of this restaurant. The menu is nice & varied. They make most everything in house including curing their own meats apparently. Apple blue cheese salad with fennel and walnuts was fresh & tasty. Side of crispy brussel sprouts was greasy & the aioli was a bit sour. But the reason I marked it down a grade was the pasta was so overcooked it was mushy. This was true for both the orecchiette and the mac & cheese. Otherwise the flavors were good. Good service.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We sat upstairs so the noise level was acceptable, downstairs very noisy. White wine came a little warm, but second glass after the bottle sat in the cooler was better. Fun meal.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Brunch was overrated and not value for money. Food and service was below average whilst price was high.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I can't believe how bad the was. My date and I ordered pizzas and first they got my order all mixed up but what was worse was that our pizzas were totally tasteless. I felt like I was eating cardboard. Their pizza ranked up there with the worst pizzas I have ever had. Liberty Tavern used to have decent food. Not anymore. Liberty Tavern, what's happened to you?

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This family operated restaurant was terrific.
Had an excellent meal prior to a show at National Theatre. My wife, “every bite was an explosion of flavor! I’ve never said that before.” Likely becoming our regular stop on way to NATS Park. Service well done.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food, very good service. We were in and out pretty quickly which is needed for a business lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome Sunday Brunch

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We’ve been going to Liberty for years and frankly the quality of the food has fallen off. There are some great items but we have found them inconsistent. For example the lamb ribs were a real treat the first time. However, when we ordered the “crispy” lamb ribs this time, they were swimming in a pool of liquid at the bottom of the bowl. The pizza was supposed to have broccoli rabe but came with plain broccoli. The table next to us complained to the waiter as well, “just tell us” you substituted plain broccoli, they are not the same thing! Overall, we are disappointed that a great neighborhood restaurant seems to be lost. Perhaps too much energy is going in to the new Northside in Falls Church and the Le Nora Bakery move. The Liberty needs a refresh in the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great restaurant. Had dinner with two other couples who also loved it. Brought other friends a few weeks ago, and they loved the food too. Service always excellent.

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