Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn

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$30 and under
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American
Lib's Grill of Maple Lawn is a neighborhood bar & restaurant of Fulton, MD. Closely located to Columbia it
is conveniently located between Baltimore & DC. We are a chef inspired American Restaurant that
highlights the grill and the bay. We feature our very own oyster bar with a wide spectrum of those
delicious bivalves across the Atlantic. Our seasonal cocktails, 70+ boutique wines, and Draught Beer
system will certainly exceed your expectations. We welcome you in as family.
What 614 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
246 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Very disappointed this time: strip steak was like something you would get from a grocery freezer section not to mention that it was served barely warm. My wife and I have been frequent diners at Libs since it opened, but are losing confidence now.

I received your voicemail with lots of apologies today. Apologies are meaningless unless followed up by something meaningful, which didn't happen in this case. Let me explain: Some years ago, I was at a restaurant and told the waiter that something was not prepared to my liking. He replaced the whole entree. When I received the check, the amount was $0.00. I told the waiter that there was a mistake, and he said that whenever a patron was not completely satisfied, there would be no charge. Of course, I tipped the waiter for the full amount, as the issue was not his fault. I have gone back to this restaurant many times and recommended it to my friends and relatives. The point is that long term gain is better than short term loss.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded a day ago

Hey Dave, I couldn't agree more with your sentiments. I wanted to personally apologize and compensate you over the phone but without action words are meaningless. I know you and your wife have enjoyed many meals here and I hope you reward our team with another visit so we can get back on track with providing you great food and service. Le me know what more I can do. You have my personal cell phone and I welcome you to contact me. Cheers, Nick Liberatore COO Lib's Grill

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GG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great choice for brunch, with plenty of sweet and savory choices to please everyone.

BR
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good but nothing that makes it stand out. There are many restaurants just like this everywhere around. Menu is standard with the usual steak, crab cake, burger, etc. Nothing bad either except maybe the noise level.

S
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 4th visit to Lib's Grill and it's been good each time. We were a party of 4 and we all ordered
different entree's and appetizers and everything was excellent. The food at Lib's has so much flavor! The
Wait Staff was so friendly and attentive and Managers checked on us twice. Will definitely be back.

h
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service...attentive and patient. Appreciated the birthday treat..after nice Shrimp Cobb salad!
Great meeting place for friends!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded 4 days ago

Happy to have celebrated your birthday with you! Glad you enjoyed the food and service on your special day. See you again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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LE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall it is nice but more of a sports bar than a dinner place. The menu is sparse with only a few entrees. The shrimp and grits were outstanding and the fish tacos were excellent as well. Service was very good. Friday night at 7:00 was very loud.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed some great food and good service! While playoff games and sporting events are hosted on the tv’s in our bar, we are far from a sports bar. We pride ourselves on providing a great dining experience for all of our guests, no matter if you wanted to watch the game and have a drink, or if you wanted to take a date out for the evening. See you next time! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner.. As always great, great service. Everyone warm and welcoming.

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Responded on January 11, 2020

Happy anniversary, Bill! Thank you for choosing Lib’s to be a part of your special day! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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DM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time at Lib's Grill and had a wonderful brunch experience. The food was very good and the bottomless mimosas were a good value since they use good champagne. We had outstanding service by Sylvia and Diane who were exceptionally attentive and friendly. We look forward to our next trip to Lib's!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on January 11, 2020

We love to hear that you have an incredible experience with us, Dorothy! Sylvia and Diane and rock stars, so we’re happy they were able to take good care of you! Our brunch is always full of great food and you can never go wrong with the bottomless mimosas. See you next time! We’re looking forward to it. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on January 6, 2020

Glad you could ring in the New Year with us at Lib’s Grill! Looking forward to seeing you in 2020! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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f
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Excellent bar and drink choices. Highly recommend.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Lib’s Grill! We love to hear that you enjoyed the food and drinks when you dined with us and hope to see you again soon! We also appreciate your recommendation to others. Thanks! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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AC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Lib's Grill many times but the latest was on New Year's Eve and it was a buffet. The food was still fantastic! They had a carving station with Prime Rib and Turkey along with main choices of Miso Salmon, Meatloaf, Blackened Chicken Pasta, Pan Roasted Chicken, Grilled Veggies, Roast Potatoes, Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms along with Cheese Board, and Salad choices. The desserts were amazing too - you must try the Heath Bar Bread Pudding!!! We've never been disappointed and the buffet was a wonderful treat. We will be back many more times in the future.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on January 6, 2020

We love hearing this from you, Alicia! Appreciate your loyalty to Lib’s Grill and letting us know how well our New Year’s Eve buffet treated you! We had plenty of options and it seems like you were able were able to try a lot of what we had to offer on the special night! Looking forward to seeing you back again in the future. Take care! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Andrea was fantastic!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on January 5, 2020

We think Andrea is fantastic as well! Happy to know that you had a great experience with us and looking forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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P
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Sunday brunch is our favorite at Libs Grille. We always request Kat as our server because she is amazingly attentive and consistently accurate with our orders and service. I’ve reviewed this place before but want to focus on the quality of their soups. The Maryland crab soup has lumps of crab meat, not just strings of crab floating in the broth. It is flavorful and has a bit of a bite to it. My husband loves the oyster stew. The oysters are huge and not just bits of oyster floating in the cream based stew. He was pleasantly surprised to find 4-5 oysters in his cup. What a pleasant experience.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on January 5, 2020

We appreciate the great rating and detailed review, Patrice! Kat is one of our amazing associates here at Lib’s Grill, and we love knowing that you and your husband have built a great relationship with her. Our soups are always made with the freshest of ingredients, and we will be sure to pass your kind words about the soups onto the kitchen associates! See you both again soon. Looking forward to it! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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MH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lobster roll was not what my husband expected. P

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on January 5, 2020

We want to thank you for the great rating, Myra! Our lobster roll is a favorite among out guests and we are disappointed that your husband was underwhelmed. We hope to see you both back again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a great experience.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 27, 2019

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope you’ll come back to see us again soon for another great time. Looking forward to it! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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BB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An attentive staff and tasty food led to an enjoyable dining experience. It was festive dinner as the restaurant was decorated beautifully for Christmas too.

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Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for the incredible rating and joining us for the holidays, Barbara! It is great hearing that the food was just as incredible as the service, and you had an all-around great time with us! See you soon! Looking forward to it. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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JR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff delicious food nice atmosphere reasonable prices

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 27, 2019

Lib’s is glad that you enjoyed every part of your evening with us, Joseph! We’re happy we could share the holidays with you and looking forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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SR
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We live right around the corner and it’s convenient. Made reservations and got seated right away. Lots of choices and food is always good. Would suggest ordering your steak medium rare if you like medium.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 22, 2019

Happy to be a part of the community with you, Susan! Love to hear that you always enjoy our food and have been coming back to dine with us! If you enjoy a steak with a warm, red center, medium rare is the perfect way to cook that. If you prefer a warm center, with pink throughout, medium would be our best recommendation. Looking forward to seeing you next time! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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T
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and always great food!!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 27, 2019

We’re happy that you joined us again, Todd! Lib’s is always here to provide an incredible food experience for you! See you next time! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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MR
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was nice and the menu had a nice variety. But there was just something that didn't click for me and this restaurant. Service was good. One meal was not as warm as we would have liked, but they took it back and warmed it.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 19, 2019

We are disappointed to hear that something was off about your experience with us. It is uncommon that our food leaves the kitchen at a less than desirable temperature, but we our glad we could fix that issue for you. We do have a great menu and incredible associates to take care of you throughout your time with us. Our team hopes to have another opportunity to serve you! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy coming to Lib’s . This time was somewhat disappointing in that the food arrived cold. It was rectified and everyone was apologetic and replaced the food graciously. A little more attention to detail would help.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 19, 2019

We are pleased to hear that you enjoy dining with us! It is uncommon that our food comes out of the kitchen cold, but we are glad we could fix the situation swiftly for you. We will take this as a coachable experience. We look forward to seeing you next time. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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M
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We went to lib's for the brunch with santa and were extremely underwhelmed. We usually experience great food and service, but unfortunately not this time. It took over thirty-five minutes to get food, there was little interaction for kids with santa, and we were just disappointed. This isn't typical for what we've experienced before, but I'd definitely think twice about going at brunch.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 19, 2019

We are not pleased to hear about your past experience with us, Meri. As you know, we make it a priority to consistently serve great food and provide attentive service. We are disappointed that we were unable to fulfill that for you this past time and had to wait for your food to be served. We encourage you to try our brunch again, because this isn’t a typical occurrence for us a Lib’s. We value your patronage and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a work holiday party, liked the food so much we came back for a Xmas Brunch. The food, service and location is excellent.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 19, 2019

We are thrilled to have made such a good impression on you to revisit us, Anna! The brunches are amazing, so you definitely chose a great time to come back in! Looking forward to treating you again next time you stop in! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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G
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had someone playing Christmas music on his guitar and he was wonderful! Very festive inside as well!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thanks for joining our festive atmosphere to see some great music! The holidays are here, and we are thrilled you were able to experience a great night with us at Lib’s Grill! We have live music every Friday and Saturday night in the lounge from 8pm-12am. Swing by and join us again! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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KD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Christmas pop up - the decorations were amazing and the energy in the restaurant was incredible. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was great. It was the perfect night out around the holidays!!

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Responded on December 19, 2019

We are glad the Christmas pop up was just as fun for you as it was for us to host! Lib’s loves getting the community together, specially around the holidays, and sharing great food and good times! Happy you could be a part of the festivities this year and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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CC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant was rented out for private party. Our reservation was for 7pm. We were seated at 7:30 as we had to wait for the party to end. Still a large number of attendees remained and stood throughout the place drinking and partying. Service was way slow. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Not worth the whopping $247 bill! There were only 4 of us and we didn’t even order dessert as it got to be too late and we just wanted to get of there. For $247 it should have been top notch and it was NOT. Would not recommend this place.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 19, 2019

We are disappointed about your overall experience with us, Chris. Our reservations have priority in the dining room, and we apologize for having your reservation wait because of a previous party. It is also uncommon for our food to be less than desirable. We missed the mark on providing you and your guests with a 5-star experience. We would love the opportunity to provide you incredible value and a memorable experience in the future to change your mind about Lib’s Grill. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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d
Baltimore
246 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A few suggestions for Nick:
- Instruct the person who is seating diners to give priority to someone in front of him/her instead of being on the phone with a potential diner for 5 minutes while the person in front of him/her is waiting.
- put a waste basket near the door of the bathroom so that when one is exiting the bathroom he/she can use the towel to open the door and toss the towel into the wastebasket.
- On the positive side, Joe is a wonderful waiter.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 17, 2019

We appreciate the recommendations from you, Dave. We apologize you were waiting to be seated when you joined us. Any interaction an associate of ours has is made a priority and their goal is to take care of that guest promptly. We are happy that Joe took great care of you once you were seated, and we will be sure to relay your kind words to him! We appreciate you dining with us as often as you do, and we will definitely use this as a coachable moment. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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a
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Tasty, well-prepared food. During my visit--with a reservation for a party of 4 coworkers--I was asked to wait ~10 to 15 min to be seated because "the servers were very busy." The servers paid atention to our requests but were clearly spread too thin to come back to our table with a reasonable frequency. Likewise, perhaps due to the busy evening, the wait for food, drinks, and dessert from the kitchen was slow.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 17, 2019

We are thrilled that you had tasty food when you dined with us! Even though we are happy that you enjoyed the food, we are disappointed that you had to wait to be seated. Glad our associates were attentive when you were seated, and we will be sure to clear up the frequency issue. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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OT
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. There were 7 of us and our waitress spilt our bill for us without us having to ask!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 13, 2019

Lib’s Grill is pleased to hear that you had a great meal with us! Also, very nice that your waitress took the extra step and split your checks for you. Hope to see you all back again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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J
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new go-to restaurant. Recently there for brunch and food and service were outstanding (thank you Joe J)! Donut holes are delish and served to all tables as gratis nibbles. Probably a good idea to make reservations. Popular place for brunch!

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Responded on December 13, 2019

This is amazing to hear from you, Joyce! Lib’s is grateful that we can be considered your new go-to restaurant! We will definitely relay your kind words to Joe as well. We can get busy during peak hours and brunch, but making reservations, no matter the time of day, is always a great idea to guarantee a table for your and your guests when you come through our doors, we want to make sure you are seated swiftly. Looking forward to taking care of your again, Joyce! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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TM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience except the long wait at the beginning even though we’d reserved a table. Otherwise wait staff were great and food and drinks very good.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you for the incredible 5-star rating, Tess! While we are happy you enjoyed your time with us, from the food and beverages to the service, we are not pleased that you waited a long time for your table. Our goal is to seat all of our reservations quickly upon arrival, but we appreciate your understanding during a high-volume time in the restaurant. We hope to take care of you again soon! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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SW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 13, 2019

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the ambiance, Scott! Thank you for the incredible rating as well, means the world to us at Lib’s. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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HA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the hostess to our waitress. Food was served in a prompt matter and very delicious. Waitress was very attentive and efficient.

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Responded on December 5, 2019

We loved hearing about your great experience with us, Hector! It is amazing to know that you not only received delicious food, but also excellent service from your waitress and the hostess that seated you. Our associates at Libs Grill embody the team mentality, and we’re glad they impacted your night in a positive way! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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M
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday kickoff dinner !

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Responded on December 5, 2019

Hi Michael, we are glad you kicked off the holidays with Libs Grill! We have plenty of weekly specials and weekend events, hope to see you again sometime through the season! Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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TD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Dinner was good. However, it took forever for our server to bring our drinks and our appetizer. It was a busy evening, but tables that were seated after us, received these items a considerable amount of time before we did.

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 5, 2019

While we are happy you enjoyed dinner, we are not pleased to hear about your service, Todd. Even though our dinner service can be busy at times, it is not common that the service begins to decline during peak hours. We will address this lack of service with our team and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again sometime soon! Thank you, Todd. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 93 year old mother just recently moved to the area
She loves Libs Grill!

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Responded on November 29, 2019

So awesome to hear this from you, Gunner! So glad she found something she loves with us and always enjoys her time. We love to see her! And you! Hope we’ll see you again soon. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you get the brussel sprouts, delicious!!

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on December 1, 2019

Always an amazing choice! So glad that you loved them, Lisa. We appreciate the compliments and the fantastic rating. We look forward to seeing you back again! Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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AD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This brunch is amazing. I love a good brunch spot!

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Who doesn’t?! So glad you found your new brunch spot with us, Addy! We appreciate the incredible rating and look so forward to seeing you again soon for brunch, dinner, lunch, or even happy hour! You’ll love it. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

Lib's Grill - Maple Lawn
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thanks for coming to see us, Gunner! So thrilled to read that you enjoyed both the food and service on this visit. We appreciate the incredible rating! Hope we’ll see you back again soon. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and love to meet new waitress and she was very nice and friendly but she smiled a lot...;) but thank you so much

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you so much for coming to see us! We’re so thrilled to read that you enjoyed the time spent with us, and the service provided! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how great of a job she did. We’ll pass it along! Hope to see you back again soon. Cheers, Nick Liberatore

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