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The Liberty Tavern, Arlington, VA

The Liberty Tavern

4.5
4.5
3749 reviews
$30 and under
American
We are not just a restaurant, but an institution in Arlington. The first floor of our restored historic property houses an inviting bar and lounge that remains vibrant all hours of the day. Our upstairs dining room offers professional service, a warm ambiance, and a menu featuring rustic, modern American cuisine. We are devoted to in-house production: we bake all of our own bread and pastas, sausages, and desserts. Our beverage program features creative specialty cocktails, a diverse wine list, and a great selection of premium draft and bottled beer. We are known for our unlimited small plates brunch on the weekend and late night dancing Friday through Sunday. Liberty To-Go offers a separate carry-out entrance on Irving Street where wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh salads and other specialties are offered for enjoyment at home.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Sun 9:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (703) 465-9360

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Ulysses Cabahug

  • Area

    Arlington

  • Cross Street

    Irving Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • 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

    Gluten-free Options

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What 3,749 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Andy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time we've had Thanksgiving dinner at Liberty Tavern, and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The turkey dinner was excellent - the turkey was moist with lots of white meat, and the sides were incredible. The brussels sprouts were especially good, well seasoned and crispy. The parmesan potatoes were fluffy and creamy, the sweet potatoes were sweet and buttery, and we really enjoyed the desserts, especially the flourless chocolate cake. The only downside for us was that the music volume was a little too loud and it made conversation a little difficult, but that's just our personal preference. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Liberty Tavern for Thanksgiving dinner, you won't be disappointed:)
  2. B

    Beth

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic Thanksgiving meal!
  3. JP

    JamaicaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food and great service. The only hiccup was we got the wrong pie at the end and didn't realize it until we got home (we had taken it to-go). But it was a very busy night for them and mistakes happen. Overall, a definite A+.
  4. M

    Melissak

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The prefixed Thanksgiving menu looked good on paper, but the main courses were not good enough for the $55 price. Pie was good.
  5. SE

    SuzanneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful but the slice of pumpkin pie was minimal which is why I didn't give it five stars. Or serve, Sophia, was great!
  6. SM

    SuzanneM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Thanksgiving dinner! The Brussels sprouts were especially amazing and the service was great. The only suggestion we would make is to add lighting to the wooden stairs. Going down in the mood lighting was challenging and kind of an accident waiting to happen. Other than that we really enjoyed the experience and would recommend Thanksgiving dinner at Liberty Tavern.
  7. TH

    TinaH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Bad service food not great and way way overpriced. Won’t go back.
  8. D

    Debbie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving meal!
  9. CB

    CBxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good Thanksgiving meal and I loved the music and ambience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good.
  11. CR

    CindyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food choices were very good, quality outstanding. Service excellent. Couldn’t have had a better Thanksgiving meal.
  12. MM

    MelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch!! I definitely recommend Liberty Tavern aa a great place to eat.
  13. SO

    ShinyOctopus

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally the best food. Small plates are the best. The food is home made and delicious. Will definitely return soon. Highly recommend LT.
  14. RE

    REP48

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasantly surprised by this great brunch menu. Hadn’t had a chance to visit Liberty Tavern in about 10 years, but happened to be in the neighborhood. Especially liked the smoked salmon and the spinach artichoke dip, and the biscuits are delicious. Kinda disappointed there was no coffee available (for brunch? Really?) but everything else was very good.
  15. HR

    HRBassman

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I went to dinner with my son. The meal was really well prepared, as was my cocktail. However, it was so loud, we had trouble hearing each other, even from across a small two-person table. We attempted to get a table upstairs, away from the bar, but none were available. Note to self, secure an upstairs reservation next time or go elsewhere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! I wandered into liberty tavern looking for a quick meal on an empty stomach but I found myself staying much longer. They had a really nice happy hour and the ambience was so welcoming and fun. The menu covers classics as well as hearty meals with seasonal ingredients which makes it perfect for any occasion- casual or upscale. Service was very attentive, fun, and friendly. Will definitely be ‘wandering’ back into the Liberty tavern!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The calamari was an excellent starter, as recommend by our server. We enjoyed the pork chop and scallops. Both cooked to perfection! Ambiance and service was excellent. Can’t wait to come back!
  18. B

    Brunchgirk

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It took forever to take our order and to get the food. Then the food came out very cold.
  19. CG

    ConnieG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great casual dinner spot. Super nice staff from hostess to busy but attentive waiter, to the busser. Got a white pizza it was excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food & great hostess staff! The waitress could be better but she was decent!
  21. MV

    MaryV

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was good and we were able to get an outdoor table for 8, which is difficult. The prices are on par with the rest of the area after Covid. The service was very, very good!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Holy cow, their Liberty Burger was amazing. Cooked to the perfect requested doneness, messy, juicy and delicious. Short ribs, masjed potatoes and Burssels sprouts were also well prepared. Wings were out of this world (we tried both kinds). Service was friendly, lighthearted and efficient. This was a great find, everyone in my party was very happy we dined here. The cocktails were also wonderful.
  23. EN

    ElNerd

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great brunch here after running the Marine Corps Marathon. Service was a little slow since they were crowded, but still very friendly and helpful. We've been here many times for dinner (mostly enjoy the pizza, burgers and fried chicken), but this was the first time for brunch. We had a variety of plates and it was all just as good as the lunch and dinner menus.
  24. MF

    MaryF

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lot of fun sitting outdoors Great wait staff Enjoyed the food very much
  25. DE

    DavidE

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The bottomless small plate Sunday brunch is excellent with traditional dishes served in sizes that encourages one to try most of the menu. The deviled eggs were just right and their shrimp and grits were done perfectly. I also recommend the house made sage sausage.
  26. a

    asimplechord

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super helpful bartender, good food, great people watching on the Friday evening of Halloween weekend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful date location! Great brunch menu variety and even better service!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely accommodating with seating for my family; service was excellent!!
  29. RL

    RickL

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Mason was excellent. We appreciated his service for our group of 7. Brunch is good, but with a few drinks, it adds up quick. Definitely would go back however, just be prepared to open the wallet.
  30. B

    Bennett

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Scallops and homemade pasta were tasty. Lamb chops were perfect.
  31. PT

    PatT

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We sat outside on a beautiful Saturday night. It was busy in Clarendon but fun to people watch. Excellent service from Mason and the food was good. Chicken Marsala was not as tasty as it should have been but the portion was nice. Lobster Pasta was too spicy for me but others may like it. I think the best dish was the gnocchi! Cheese appetizer was yummy too.
  32. PG

    PeterG

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding local restaurant, we have never been disappointed here. The Friday night special and salmon plates were recommended, and were on point. Paired with Viognier and Chardonnay respectively.
  33. J

    Judy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service. Return regularly. Brussel sprouts are the best
  34. PW

    PapaW

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Kaley our server was fantastic. Food was very good, as were our cocktails. It was just too loud to have a decent conversation with anyone at the table.
  35. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter and runners were amazing - truly attentive and took amazing care of us. Food was fast and fresh. We did the all you can eat brunch. Everything was delicious.
  36. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We were in the upstairs dining room and the noise level was moderate.
  37. n

    nickdevigns

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience! Only negative is if you want less noise, reserve in the upper level.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Took 45 mins for our second round of drinks to come after ordering.
  39. J

    Jazzymom1

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a special occasion and we didn’t realize that it was also Clarendon Day. Lots of people walking by normally quiet. The waitress was overwhelmed and did her best We sat out on Wilson next to the alleyway which was littered and smelly They need to do a better job of cleaning up as it detracts from the very good food
  40. j

    jgeats

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced and food rather average. Wouldn't return anytime soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 3749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Liberty Tavern

3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Irving Street

  • Area

    Arlington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Sun 9:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Ulysses Cabahug

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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