The Liberty Tavern
What Insiders Are Saying
Liberty Tavern is Clarendon’s utility restaurant - use the American spot for dates, dinner with the parents, or a meal at the bar.
Sunday brunch buffet had good amount of choices and was tasty. Service staff was very nice and attentive. Seating was a little tight.
ALWAYS enjoy the brunch. There is such a wide variety of food. Something for everyone.
The food was good, though a bit overpriced. The server was wonderful in accommodating us, especially with a small child and a friend who was late.
As always, the food was amazing along with the service! Liberty Tavern continues to be our favorite date night spot!
I’ve been here many times with great experiences. Yesterday, the service was either slow or non-existent for some reason.
Nice wine list and attentive service.
Been here several times. Never disappoints. Brunch was crazy good. This time was just a quick casual diner. Fried chicken. Boom
Great meal for a date. Upstairs is more quiet better for a date or family dinner. Downstairs is more of a bar scene with high tops. Great food at reasonable prices
We head over to Liberty Tavern's brunch pretty regularly because the buffet is always excellent. However, on our most recent visit, one decided to skip the buffet and order from the menu. The sirloin steak she received was not hot and the potatoes tasted as if they had been under the heat lamp for awhile. Also, the service - which is usually excellent - was a tad slow. They were very busy that day and perhaps the kitchen was more focused on replenishing the buffet than on turning out individual orders.
I love this place both for brunch and dinner. The food is excellent every time I go. The value for the brunch far surpasses anything in the area and it’s great for adults and kids alike. This is my go to spot for brunch!
A friend and I went to the Liberty Tavern Sunday Brunch Buffet, which is typically very solid. While the food met our expectations, our particular server was very poor. On multiple occasions we had to put in requests via the busboys for coffee refills and even the check. Our check with the payment disappeared for the longest time and we had to make sure our credit cards were actually coming back to the table. Food was solid, the standouts are the deviled eggs and the mac n cheese. An otherwise good experience spoiled by subpar service.
Keith was an awesome server. Food was great... particularly liked the Salmon!
Freezing, loud, terrible service and over priced food. We sat upstairs, I think the lower level is probably better. I have a dairy allergy so I asked if the chicken and potatoes were cooked in butter - the waiter looked at my like I was crazy and was like “yeah okay no butter I guess”. Excuse me? It took him 40 minutes to take our order and we had to flag him down. He never came back again until we flagged him down 30 minutes after our plates had been cleared. He was rude all night. The food was good though. It’s a much better happy hour spot than dinner location
This restaurant was recommended to me by some locals and they were 100% right. Great, scratch made food combined with top notch service meant it was a hit.
Great food - one of best pizzas around. Only drawback is price, but it is Arlington afterall...none the less, it is a go-to place for us.
Their food was very good except a little bit salty. Their wine didn't meet our expectations. (We ordered one from Washington and one from California.)
From New York and make it a point to eat here every time I’m in town.
The Liberty Tavern is awesome. I am new to the area, and will definitely become a regular at this restaurant. I went there first with a group of my friends, who also loved the Sunday brunch as well as the cheese pizza. I went again for my boyfriend's 21st birthday yesterday and the service was awesome. The food is great and there is a huge variety for a $22 buffet.
As a person with food sensitivities, I have a difficult time finding restaurants that can accommodate my limitations. At Liberty I was able to enjoy a delicious meal that met my restrictions, and a pleasant evening with family and friends. I also like the upstairs dining room that allows for conversation at a normal level.
The food was great and our waitress was wonderful. Very accommodating!
The food is solid. Downstairs is very loud, but upstairs you can have a decent conversation. I ordered the tuna burger without a bun and it came with, and it also costs to change sides from fries to anything healthier, so both of those are issues for me, but the drink I had was delicious.
Nice dinner, but there was only ONE vegetarian option available. This needs to be increased.
Huge portions. Wife had the steak sandwich and I had the shrimp and crab jalapeño pesto spaghetti. Both were delicious. And bonus ... wife could only handle half of her sandwich so I had lunch for the next day!
Great meal as always. Favorite plates are the pasta and meatballs and their pizzas.
Great place to meet for drink and light fare for a business meeting. Love the ambience. Was a bit loud hen we arrived/happy hour then quoted down. Enjoyed the appetizers/small plates of tuna carpaccio, especially and a pizza with several meats (prosciutto et al). Have been there before for lunch, first time at this hour. Will return!
We were VERY pleasantly surprised by the buffet and the amazing taste of everything.
Excellent service, good food. Not quiet and intimate, but fun, friendly and never a bad experience.
I live nearby and like to come here for brunch often. I have to say that I am very disappointed in the fact that their cappuccino machine seems to have been broken for at least two months now. We always request cappuccinos at brunch and are not planning to go back until we know the issue has been resolved. Besides that, the food and service were good.
I plan to take my brunch plans elsewhere for the time being.
Made brunch reservations for 2pm coming from a long, hot day in D.C. with family from NJ. Was expecting this to be a better selection and better quality of food for the price. Was seated right away upstairs near the buffet (which is of a few in the DMV that’s why I chose here, we like a variety) and the a/c was broke so very uncomfortable to sit and enjoy the food to it’s full extent.
The food and service were excellent but it was too hot. The air conditioning wasn’t keeping up with the demand.
Wonderful dinner, as always. Great food and they always make the perfect Old Fashioned.
The food and service were great. It’s a great neighborhood gem
This was not my first time at Liberty Tavern, but it was probably my last.
The food (octopus and tuna carpaccio appetizers, and halibut entree) were very mediocre. The service, too, was sub-par. In fact, the entree arrived long, long after we had been sitting, nursing our appetizers and wine--~will over an hour, about the time we were deciding that we no longer even wanted the entree and were getting up to leave. So when it came and the waiter apologized for the very long delay, I said that we no longer cared to have it. He took it away, but then brought it back ten minutes later. (Apparently, he had the kitchen "re-fire" it. He let it, we had it boxed to go, and we left.)
Food was pretty good - we had pizza and fries brussel sprouts. Our waiter was unfriendly but maybe it was an off night for him - we all have our days.
I usually enjoy Liberty a lot, but I went with a group of 4 and the service when sitting outside was horrendous
We had a wonderful graduation lunch celebration. The whole staff was very accommodating and the food delicious!
Sunday brunch was great. The all-you-can-eat buffet was quite good...and filling. Service was friendly. Restaurant was filled but we didn't feel cramped at all. Will return again soon.
Food was decent but service was very slow.