About The Livery Tavern

Our newest restaurant, The Livery Tavern, is a very masculine interpretation of a mid-1800’s tavern, with an open beamed ceiling and a generous use of natural materials and earth tones both inside and out. The Livery has a full bar, privacy booth seating, outdoor patio seating and an extensive wine and port list. Our menu is a reflection of this same interpretation, with dishes including grilled venison, quail, lamb and local beef cuts like 2 inch bone-in rib eyes. The Livery is also fashioned with a unique military motif to honor our father Major General John B. Hirt USMC, who passed away earlier this year. You’ll find these military influences in our logo and other decorative treatments inside the restaurant.

217 E. Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00-9:00

Cross Street:
Lafayette Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(304) 645-9836

Website:
http://liverytavern.com/

Additional:
Farm to Table

The Livery Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Music (4)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (West Virginia)·Dined 4 days ago

We love the livery. Was one of our first dates when me and my fiance got together. We always crave their Caesar salads. This time the menu wasn't very appealing to us. It was very cold to. Normally I don't get cold in places she does and I even had a hoodie on. They had a fire going but I feel like we will never visit in the winter months again. We had a good time still and our waitress was wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice local restaurant with an interesting cabin like atmosphere. Cocktails and wine were very good. Food was average and high priced for the quality in my opinion. Very small crowd on the evening we went so the noise level was perfect for talking and enjoying the company of my dinner companion. Our waiter was fun and full of personality which is always enjoyable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The resturant is nice. We have eaten there once in the past and had looked forward to our return. We made a reservation and returned for dinner this past Tuesday evening (1-8-2018).

We both ordered the chicken pot pie. It took quite awhile from the time we ordered until we were served. Once served we were very disappointed in the pot pie. It would have been better advertised on the menu as chicken soup. The consistency was such that it needed to be eaten with a spoon. Also the carrots were not done.

In addition the resturant was not crowded during the time we were there. Plenty of empty tables were available. Nevertheless, we were seated adjacent to two other parties. All conversations were loud enough that all could hear. Much to noisy given the fact that seating could have easily been more customer focused.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our second time dining at The Livery and we were looking forward to our meal based on our last delightful meal with them. We were celebrating with close family friends and wanted to dine somewhere special. We had a larger party (8 adults) and the service was terrible. We asked for bread and our server snapped at us stating bread was in the oven and it would be out soon. Once the bread basket was delivered for our large party, we asked if we could get a second basket and our server snapped again saying they only do one basket for a party our size. The chicken pot pie was more of a soup and the chicken was very tough and lacked seasoning. The Cesar salad was fair. The kitchen closed at 9 and by 8:30 all of the servers were clearing all empty tables in the restaurant, we felt very rushed while they rushed around clearing the rest of the dining room. While we were enjoying our entrees, servers cleared our salad forks mid meal. It was obvious our server wanted to be anywhere but work that evening. At one point a glass was broken by our server and glass ended up in one guests drink at our table, never did our server offer to replace drink--and that guest ended up cleaning up the majority of the mess after one server threw a napkin on our table. Entree prices are very high for Lewisburg. We will have to choose another restaurant next time we are in town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Anniversary

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

There were six of us in our party and all of our appetizers and meals were delicious. We will be back often!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lovely dining room with a roaring fire ruined by odd music playing. Can the iPod and update your menu on the website. The risotto entree disappeared.

Food was good but pricing was extraordinarily strong for a small town. $10 an oz for filet? Cut your entree prices and make the cash off the booze!

Yeah, it’s cheaper than the Greenbrier but priced well above similar places.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We were visiting Lewisburg and I had searched for a special restaurant for our last night. I was not disappointed in The Livery. When we walked through the door, I could immediately see the ambiance I was searching for. We were greeted immediately at the door and shown to our table. The restaurant is fairly small, but it is delightfully intimate. Our waitperson was a delight and had a wonderful personality. She was kind enough to make recommendations about our food choices, which we took and were pleased with them. We both had small plates -- "He" had the surf and turf, and "I" had the lobster risotto. They were delicious!

After dinner, we sat and enjoyed a port and did not want to leave this cozy dining room. We will definitely return to "The Livery" the next time we travel to this area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Attractive space with surprisingly urbane setting for a small town. Food is pretty good too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent dinner with business associate and his wife. Harvest Old Fashioned cocktail rivaled my creations. Shaved Brussel Sprout topping on the Ceasar Salad is creative and great. The only minus was my very rare requested steak was more of a ‘medium-cooked’; not so important to require attention. Overall, excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a 5:30 reservation and we were the first diners in the restaurant. Approximately an hour later two gentlemen came in and, with the room completely empty except for us, where do you think the bartender seated them? Yes, in the booth next to us. We could hear their entire conversation and it was difficult to avoid hearing them. A few minutes later, two couples came in and were seated at a table on the other side of the room. We could also hear some of their conversation if we wished. I would give the restaurant a 5 rating on food except for the lamb chops. That was one big lamb and rather difficult to cut the meat even with a serrated knife. The trout was delicious. The waitress was very good. We will return the next time we are in the area but I would ask the reason for seating us as they did Tuesday evening.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food, my duck was moist and cooked to perfection. The lamb was also excellent, fantastic server!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had never been here but chose this restaurant for our anniversary. The restaurant was beautiful, the service was good and the food was ok. There were only 4 booths and one table occupied but I could see this as being a very noisy restaurant if there were more people. There was a little girl there who kept going to the booth behind us to play games, not what we expected in a place like this. Then we had to listen to the musician for half an hour doing restaurant reviews of Chsrleston SC with the couple in the booth in front of us. Not a good place for a quiet dinner but ok for a lively evening I suppose.

Tags: Live Music, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great place to enjoy wirh another while enjoying great food and drinks. And also was served with great care and not overbearing when wanting the privacy. My date and I never fealt rushed at all. Great evening indeed. Thank You

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great brunch options at reasonable prices. Food and service were awesome!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely charming little restaurant in the heart of downtown Lewisburg. Great food and a wonderful, affordable alternative for dinner if you're looking to get off resort from The Greenbrier. Food was flavorful, interesting mix of ingredients, lovely presentation, and generally better than at many restaurants in big cities. Our server was very nice, though seemed a bit inexperienced and was a tad slow and didn't anticipate regular things (such as offering refills without being asked for water and tea). Highly recommend, and it was truly wonderful!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were very impressed with our entire experience on Saturday night. Will recommend to everyone. The best Caesar dressing and the goat cheese ice cream is a must. We are looking forward to returning!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Every bite was "close-your-mouth-and-savour-a-little-piece-of-Heaven" awesome! Smoked duck, filet, goat cheese ice cream, exceptional wine! Even with the two hour drive from central Virginia, the comfortable, cozy, romantic atmosphere and exceptional service made The Livery Tavern our permanent anniversary dinner choice for years to come!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner very much last Friday night. The waitress was excellent and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was excellent and the presentations were inviting. We look forward to our next dinner at The Livery.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Livery Tavern. Everything was fantastic including our cocktails, appetizer, entree and dessert! We will return again the next time we are in the area.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Cozy
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious local food and attentive service makes this one of my favorites. The setting is warm and cozy. I do not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was terribly slow and the food was just ok. I had been there before so was very disappointed this time. I do not think I will be going back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Visited Lewisburg a couple of months ago and everything was exceptional. This time some items were great and others so so. Last time the ribeye was exceptional, this time it was a very fair cut of beef. The Brussel sprouts and corn sides were 5 star last time. I’d give those sides a 3 Star this visit. Service was great, as always.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We planned our trip to Morgantown so that we could stay in Lewisburg and eat here. It was wonderful. Oysters were good, the trout special of the day was excellent, and the beef and sauce are worth coming back for.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We saw on their menu online that they had Virginia oysters. They were fabulous! We will definitely return when in the area again

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Everything recently written now Yelp is true, this place is a true gem. Outstanding wine list, specials that change daily and are based on what is seasonal and available from local sources. One OMG tip, is don't leave without sampling the desserts. I know several top restaurants that fail to offer desserts as imaginative and as well executed as the wizards in this kitchen. The current hot item is sweet potato cheesecake with pumpkin whip. Holy smokes, it is Fall on the palette! The Livery Tavern is a destination restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

By the number of people that were here on Thursday Night is a great indication that the food must be good. The Salmon and the oysters were beyond good and the drinks from the bar were the best. Lewisburg is fortunate to have this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent would recommend this place to anyone

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 (West Virginia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was great. My husband said the best lamb chops he had ever had. We did feel the wine list was overpriced. Markup is natural, but it was somewhat over the top.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our server Annie was awesome. Quite knowledgeable about the menu & wines and she checked in with us often without being annoying. The appetizers (baked oysters & pork belly were very good however they could have been warmer) mentioned this to Annie and she offered to replace or heat up but we declined as the flavor was still there and food temperature was tolerable. The main entrees of crab cakes & lamb were outstanding and came out piping hot. Presentation & flavor were excellent, my pictures do not do it justice. Wine selection was awesome. We were to full to eat desserts in house so we brought the trio special home and ate it later that evening and we were not as impressed with those desserts after having such an excellent meal. We will however come back again as the food was so amazing. On another note, the cleanliness of the restaurant was unbelievable. could not believe I couldn't find a speck of dust, not even on the flagstone façade.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fantastic meal. Everything we had was great. We had a group of seven people and the food was outstanding. The highlight was the steak and shrimp skewers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This is mine and my husbands favorite place in lewisburg and it was wonderful as always

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 6, 2017

This was our second visit to The Livery this summe. It is one of our favorite places to eat when visiting Lewisburg. As usual, the service was friendly and prompt. The food was well prepared and delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 2, 2017

First time eating at the Livery Tavern! It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We drove down from Beckley. It was definitely worth the drive! Courteous staff, cozy seating and excellent food. We can't wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Whenever we are in Lewisburg, my husband and I usually have dinner at The Livery. The food is always good and I love their Caeser Salad with Shaved Brussel sprouts. Being gluten free they are always good about preparing most options on the menu for me specially for dietary needs. Love their lamb chops and trout.

Tags: Disabled Access, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food as always. We are in Lewisburg at least once a month for business. It is always a place that we visit when we are in town.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and the entertainment was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent service, great food. Table seating is a little too close together. Booths are better. Live music was a nice addition. Dessert tri was especially pleasant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We enjoy eating at The Livery whenever visiting Lewisburg. As usual, we were not disappointed. Upon arrival we were greeted by the sight of 3 tables of 8-10. We were concerned about how this might effect the service and noise level. Our server approached the table immediately and our drink orders were delivered quickly. Our orders were taken promptly and food delivered promptly and hot. I ordered the chicken dish which had a light, crunchy breading and delightfully moist chicken. My husband ordered the crab cakes which he stated were excellently prepared and very tasty. Our usual excellent experience at The Livery.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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