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The Liberty Tavern, Arlington, VA

The Liberty Tavern

4.5
4.5
3717 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

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

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  • Order online

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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,717 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    nickdevigns

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    Jazzymom1

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 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
  5. j

    jgeats

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    Matthew

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I used to frequent Liberty Tavern often when I lived in Arlington. This was my first time back in a couple of years. I was very disappointed in the food. The server was fine but all the food was brought to the table at the same time, appetizers and mains. The pizza wasn't cooked in the middle, the soup did not have the advertised parmasean croutons (why I ordered it) and the salad was over dressed and soggy. The seafood pasta in brown butter sauce looked disgusting. I won't be back
  7. FG

    FrankG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for brunch. Food is delicious. Service is great. We make it a point to stop by here whenever we’re in town.
  8. D

    Doglover

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The only outdoor table offered to us was on Wilson Blvd next to the bike lane. When we asked about a different table we were given the last table on adjacent street next to carry out pick up and told we could have it for 60 minutes, even though other tables were sitting empty on the same street. Not the outdoor dining experience we were looking for.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza was awesome, food is incredible
  10. TH

    TammiH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Parking was difficult- but this is coming from a small town person. The place looked nice. The food was bland.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liberty Tavern is consistently a great place to eat. I’ve done mid-work day lunches, dinners, late drinks with friends. It just never disappoints.
  12. SG

    ShelliG

    Washington DC

    194 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food - Sunday brunch small bites. Excellent service.
  13. l

    leah

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and friendly service! The restaurant was quiet but you could still talk at a comfortable level. Will dine again and recommend to all my friends!
  14. KJ

    KateJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always a great place to grab a casual meal or drink with a friend.
  15. M

    Michael818

    Washington DC

    210 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The selection was much smaller than I recalled from previous visits. The seafood pasta, at $32, was overpriced with a thick viscous garlic pepper sauce - neither visually appealing nor particularly flavorful, the pasta having been overcooked and the fish tough and chewy. I would not recommend this dish. Service was fine and we weren’t rushed at all.
  16. LG

    LaurG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Liberty tavern is always a go to for brunch in Arlington.
  17. JO

    JustinO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was very cold . Took a long time and we had to ask several times
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I’m overall disappointed. We got the duck and we were only served three pieces!! I’m very upset that we spent $31 dollars for three THIN pieces of duck. The food was okay, but definitely had better… especially for that price. The sides were also boring and bland..We left hungry and dissatisfied.
  19. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good…..
  20. BD

    BillD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyed going there when I lived in Arlington and now that I am just a semi-frequent visitor, it is becoming one of my go to places for brunch on one of those days...great atmosphere and delicious food.
  21. j

    jonathanh

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Caesar salad was excellent although the pasta with meatballs was definitely not as good as previously and in fact , the portion size was considerably smaller as well . The burger was fair too . It said homemade ice cream but it literally had no taste . It wasn't creamy at all . I'll try again but won't be back soon .. The service is excellent .
  22. L

    Larry

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Liberty Tavern isn’t gourmet dining— but everything’s just done deliciously: Calamari. Fish or chicken sandwich. . Very fresh salads. Service is excellent. And it’s got the best Restaurant Week deal around
  23. DG

    DonG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We were disappointed in the main courses. The kitchen has slipped and that was reflected in the small crowd upstairs.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Food was mediocre - didn’t live up to the ratings/reviews. Main floor was really loud
  25. CA

    CAdams

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did brunch with a friend! Sat outside on the patio and did unlimited small plates and the unlimited cocktails. It was all amazing. Service was excellent. The Liberty Tavern is always a great spot to go!
  26. JH

    JoHa

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super great food, loved the ambiance. It's on a very busy street, so lots of city noise (sirens, motorcycles, etc). It was a little hard to talk with friends, but can't say that was unexpected. Would highly recommend! Their garlic bread is AMAZING.
  27. NT

    NicholasT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent throughout and very helpful. Throughout waitress was able to assist with purchase of 2 commemorative glasses. Food was good not great. Nice atmosphere.
  28. TB

    TimBLT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Menu was complicated, food was not great (the sausage that came with the all American breakfast definitely had something wrong with it.) Manager at front door was unfriendly and unwilling to honor our reservation - service with a frown. Our reservation was not honored for the room we reserved. We were put in a very noisy bar without real chairs. Expensive. Would rather have been in an inexpensive diner to get breakfast food and noise.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Good food. Sidewalk seating was noisy. Pizza was great.
  30. JB

    JeanneB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Haven't been here for a while and was pleased the food selection remained good and the food good.
  31. TD

    TheDude

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liberty Tavern is a great place to grab a bite to eat whether you’re hanging out with friends or on a date. Highly recommend!
  32. JW

    JasonW

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with new friends; food and service is always great at The Liberty Tavern. The Crispy Brussel Sprouts are a favorite.
  33. t

    traveler65

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We reserved outdoor seating for a day that turned out to be extremely humid and very warm. Our table was on the N. Irving Str side of the building and a comfortable breeze coupled with shade provided by area buildings made for a pleasant outdoor setting. It took a while for our group to assemble, but our wait person kept checking back and took care of business as folks arrived. The rest of the meal was as advertised. Our wait person did her job in a professional yet friendly manner, and the food was very good.
  34. A

    Andrew

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and excellent service. Brunch is outstanding.
  35. JA

    JimmyA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time! I would go again. Punch needs to be a little stronger though.
  36. c

    charlene

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch i a Sunday, very packed v loud but the service and food was great
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious!
  38. KM

    KMER

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great for Sat/Sun brunch!
  39. PB

    PhondaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Other than witnessing a homocide across the street, we had a fantastic dinner. Not to knock it- it certainly added a level of excitement to our quiet evening.
  40. JT

    JaniceT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the “unlimited small plates” brunch yesterday. We’ve been long-time fans of Liberty Tavern until last Spring when we must have been there on a short-staffed morning. But we are so glad we returned! The service was pleasant and prompt. Each small plate was delivered hot and tasted delicious. We enjoyed the warm welcome and ambience. We dined upstairs, but the main floor and patio seating is also nice. We are so glad we returned and can continue to recommend Liberty Tavern’s weekend brunch to friends and visitors. The diverse options should please anyone in your group.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 3717 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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