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About The Liberty Tavern
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.
Arlington, VA 22201
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Liberty Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Liberty Tavern was great for dinner with a couple old friends. The entree portions (we got the roast chicken and lamb shank) were generous but not overwhelming, and the carmelized onion, cremini mushroom, and brussel sprouts pizza was creative and delicious. Aside from the great food, the restaurant upstairs was a little bit loud due to the noise from the bar downstairs, but not awful. And the service was fantastic - attentive but not distracting or overbearing!
We were greeted & seated right away, our server was friendly & there if we needed him but never intrusive, and the brunch buffet was a wonderful mix of breakfast & lunch comfort foods. Loved the French toast, sage breakfast sausages, the mulled cider, and fried chicken the best—but I enjoyed everything I tried. I would definitely go back!
I’ve been to the Liberty Tavern for brunch and had a very tasty and enjoyable experience. The price was reasonable the food was delicious and a lot of variety and the service was great! I decided to try the tavern for a lunch date with my husband on Valentine’s Day. We both ordered salads. His steak salad and mine chicken chopped salad. We were totally UNDERwhelmed. The chicken in mine was flavorless and the entire presentation lacked . The salad just not that amazing. My husbands’s steak salad was also not that good. He did say the steak itself was tasty but the rest just so so. Like the first brunch visit, our server at lunch was perfect. She was pleasant, efficient and very helpful. So my recommendation is if you’re not at Brunch.......don’t order the salads!
Top notch brunch buffet with house made sausage, bacon and smoked salmon. All your favorites from fried chicken, French toast, grits, pastries, salads and soups. All homemade and legitimately better than most of your other local eateries.
Don’t sleep on liberty tavern if you’re looking for a brunch spot that seems to always stay consistent. Make every effort to get your reservations.. as I’m not the only one who feels this way. Lots of locals every weekend flock to this place. And lastly, get in early for easier access to the buffet with an abundance of fresher ingredients.
The brunch buffet was wonderful - a wide variety of choices including vegetarian ones. It was constantly being replenished. The service was very attentive but not interfering. We never felt rushed to finish up and leave. Don't eat much breakfast because you will be sorry if you do!
Our second time here, a disappointment (last time was lunch, better). Although we were seated according to our reservation (a must Saturday night), and the waiter was polite, the ongoing service and food were mediocre at best. The tavern salad was over-dressed and too vinegary to eat, and essentially just plain greens, nothing like description; when I said something to the employee who was eager to remove my half eaten dish, she clearly did not understand my complaint. Entrees took forever to come out. Garnishes/sides were indecipherable (sweet potatoes liquid, kale undercooked). The desserts were strange--just sugary and not great. We weren't ever asked how our food was, and it was nothing special. At $35 pp Restaurant week prices (before drinks), still not worth it. Won't be returning or recommending. Very overrated.
A group of friends and I went for restaurant week - Liberty Tavern was listed as a restaurant participating for brunch. However, when we got to the restaurant the 'deal' was their normal all-you-can-eat brunch for $22.95. We were disappointed by this 'deal'. The food for a buffet was average.
My husband and I have been coming here for 8 years now. The food and overall quality has gone downhill. We were there for our Anniversary (as we mentioned on the open table reservation), and there was no mention of it.
If I were 20 something and looking for a cheap happy hour I'd go there again. Not for a special occasion.
Our waitress was great! Coffee was good, didn’t run low, etc.
However the brunch buffet was seriously lacking. The majority of the food was cold the entire time we were there—mind you brunch started at 10am and we were there at 10:30, French toast was hard as were the meats on the cutting board station and the eggs were halfway to hard as well. The quiche looked great, until I bit into it and realized it was really under cooked, so that was disappointing (and then gross since I had to spit it out). The fruit and yogurt parfaits were at least good!
I know $22.95 for brunch buffet is more affordable than some of the other brunches in the area but I don’t think that should mean the food quality is lesser. I brought my father in law along to brunch since he’s visiting and I felt like I had to apologize after brunch because it just didn’t live up to quality brunch standards compared to the other places we’ve eaten when he’s come to visit.
My wife and I dined here for a brunch date recently. We took one look at the buffet and our minds were made up. The selection was unbelievable, especially for the price. I went back for more pizza and fried chicken, and the biscuits and gravy alone were worth the trip. And this may seem like a small thing, but the coffee was truly delicious. Go for the iced chocolate brownie for dessert. Or skip dessert and hit the main buffet again.
The service was exception, no one hovering over us but glasses stayed full.
I recommend a reservation for brunch.
We have been several times for Sunday brunch and highly recommend. We decided to try dinner on a weekend and it was...blah. Service was merely ok - we had to keep finding someone to ask for additional drinks and our order came out wrong. It was loud. The food was so-so. I will continue to recommend for brunch but we won't be back for dinner anytime soon.
I was told by others that this is a great place to eat and might be the best brunch spot in Arlington. But I honestly wasn't pleased with my experience. While there was a wide variety of food items, every single thing was cold. Literally everything. I'm not sure if there were burners underneath, but if there were they weren't working.
The waiter also did not introduce himself, barely spoke, and when he did, he was so quiet I could barely hear him. I had never been there before for brunch and didn't really know the set-up so it would have been nice for him to introduce himself to our table, explain the brunch set-up and then ask who wanted what. He just was not attentive at all and just not very personable. They did accommodate me adding 3 more people last minute which was nice. I've been there only once before for dinner and it was fantastic. But for brunch, overall dull experience and I wouldn't recommend.
The wood-fired pizzas are always good -- great combinations on the menu, or designs your own from high-quality topping choices. Two of us enjoyed the fresh pasta options: my gnocchi with sweet potatoes and apples was the perfect cold weather combination. Service has always been good for us: efficient and just friendly enough.
I took my 7 yr old son to Liberty Tavern for New Year's day brunch. We had a reservation for 10am (opening time) and arrived at 9:55. They held everyone in the lobby for the 10am seating, which had many families. The service was excellent (and unexpected given the holiday), and the food selection was perfect, especially for the price. While both me and my son enjoyed the food tremendously. it was not very hot (the eggs and french toast were quite cold). Given that we were the first seated patrons, I was surprised at the low temps of the food. That said, the food was tasty, plentiful, and the dishes were refilled consistently. The quiche was outstanding, and I would go back for more of that alone! We both loved the eggs and french toast, and who doesn't love some good chocolate desserts. Wish there was a bread station of any kind, but not a huge issue. Would definitely go back.
We have been here several times, we live a few blocks away. We love that you can get unique pizzas and amazing entrees. The LT Margarita I had will now be my mainstay cocktail, it was perfect! Our waiter was good but tried to upsell too much. Liberty Tavern is amazing, you don’t have to try to sell us more!! Overall A+ we will always be back! Happy NYE OpenTable and Liberty Tavern!
I went to Liberty Tavern with my friend for New Years Eve. We ordered the wings, the half chicken and dessert. The appetizer and entree were delicious. It was fresh out, still piping hot and well seasoned and juicy. We loved it! The desserts? Not so much. Unlike the appetizer and entree, the desserts weren't freshly made. The waiter comp'd them from our bill because we were dissatisfied. Overall, a great experience.
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