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.
Food and drinks were great. Very noisy with extremely loud Christmas music seemingly competing for attention over the loud voices of the patrons.
Had 6pm reservation and there was no table ready and the host was not in the least bit concerned. 30 minutes later we went to bar got seats and our dinner with a great bartender. Food over cooked
This was our first time dining at Liberty Tavern. Loved the location and the atmosphere. There was a big party in there when we were there and as a result our service was slow. My dinner was not hot. I loved the menu and the environment as well as the attitude of the servers so I would give it a second chance.
Good food, impeccable service, great ambiance, in what is undeniably a popular, happening place very near the Clarendon metro and with ample parking garages in this teeming, night spot area.
Place was empty but parties were packed together for server convenience it seems. No sauces for a steak salad were given or known of. Post-lunch fare was not offered by the servers though the place remained empty. Have a 20% tip for the holidays but we will not be back.
Great food, great service, great environment...Makes for a great meal. I love going to Liberty Tavern for lunch!
It has a very limited lunch menu -- basically sandwiches and pizza. I was looking for a bit more.
Took family here for Sunday Brunch and everyone was impressed! Many options to choose from but I thought the buffet option for 23.95 was worth the value and some. Definitely recommend! We had to wait a bit for our table (not too long by any means) so the hostess offered us complimentary mimosas. My parents are not normally fans but loved theirs.
Excellent meal, best I have had in a while. Hanger steak was outstanding, melt in your mouth!
The food quality and choice for Bruch was fantastic. The price of the food and drinks were reasonable. Our server (Wilson) has zero personality and was mediocre at best. Other then that, we had a wonderful experience.
Love the Sunday brunch! Always filling and delicious.
We stopped going to LIberty Tavern after they changed management in 2013. Had heard the food had gone downhill. We decided to go back again for our Thanksgiving buffet (which we had done for 3 years in a row, pre-2013). Were pleased to see that the food was back to what we remembered--hearty, comforting, varied, delicious. With the exception of the dessert table which was lackluster, at best. Also best bargain in town. We shall be back LT. Thanks for a delicious thanksgiving--especially for us who do not like turkey.
Not as good as previous Thanksgiving dinners
We live in the neighborhood and come here on a regular basis. This was the most disappointing meal we have had here. Our waiter was not very good. He appeared to be unhappy about something and did not do a great job with us. The manager and other waiters picked up the slack which was nice. They also ran out of one of the dishes which is always surprising. However, the manager did give us an appetizer as a thank you and also came to our table when someone had cancelled the order for the dish we wanted. Overall the experience was fine but it didn't feel like the place was running as smoothly as it usually does.
I enjoyed the restaurant but my main course salad was bland and the chicken was dry.
Really appreciate the friendly, helpful staff ad the great food. Liberty Tavern has the best brunches in all of Arlington.
The brunch buffet on the weekend is great and very comprehensive. Anything you could want!
My fiancé and I love coming to Liberty Tavern for brunch. The buffet is amazing - tons of great options and they don't skimp on expensive items. (Last time we were there, they had mussels on the buffet and they were great.) They also always have one drink on the buffet - mulled cider when we were there last - and dessert. At $24, it's not cheap, but it feels more than worth it. I've seen other diners order brunch dishes off the menu, and they also look great - but are the same things as what's on the buffet, and why get one when you can get them all? My one complaint is the service, which can be inconsistent at brunch (and last time was really quite bad). But, I can handle mediocre service for a great buffet!
We have been a few times and sat downstairs at the bar. This time, we reserved upstairs at the restaurant. Very pleasant, easy and good tasty food from scratch. Service with a smile. We had a lovely meal.
Came here with a group of 7 midday - we were in and out in an hour and fifteen minutes. Everyone was happy and no one was late for their 1 o'clock. Can't do better than that!
Perfectly acceptable if everyone in your party is in the mood for different stuff. The beef at the carving station was super dry, but the fried chicken was good. Seemed a little pricey for the quality, but clearly a popular place.
Excellent food and service. Sunday Brunch is definitely worth the drive!
We have been here twice now, once for brunch and once in the evening, and have been really happy with the food and the service both times. We will go back again!
New menu good but not as good as the previous offerings service is very good and the place is noisy but always has been
Pizza was excellent, as were the warm crusted rice ball appetizers
Stick with pizza and pasta. Pizza very good. Squash gnocchi was interesting. In contrast, Steaks were not if highest quality. Bread was mediocre.
Hard pass. Brunch food was mediocre and service was awful. Waiter did not check in on us even once. We had to flag him down and repeat our request for hot sauce, and then again try getting his attention for 5+ minutes to receive our check. It was breakfast buffet time so he was not that busy - just standing around chatting with the other staff. The fried chicken sandwich was bland and the burger was underwhelming.
Food was only ok. The swordfish was a bit dry. We also had the arancini and the beat salad. Nothing too outstanding excepting the fried donuts for dessert which were delicious and unique.
Great spot for brunch. Love all the choices. Make sure you get a reservation and you will be good to go. Been here many times and it is always outstanding. Great value for the money too.
nice to walk in and have reservations accepted immediately. nice to have the request for seating done perfectly nice to have the waitress know you and know the type of wine you like.
This was an ok place, nothing exciting though. Most of the buffet was overcooked and dry, the fried chicken was soggy. Weirdly enough the carving table had rare beef, I would've expected well done beef considering how overcooked the rest of the food was. I chose this place for brunch because a member of my group has a gluten allergy, I saw Liberty Tavern as a suggestion. Nothing was labeled as certified gluten free, but there were a decent amount of options between fruit and some salads that appeared gluten free.
Brunch menu was exceptional, including some items (like PEI mussels) I hadn't expected.
We made reservations for three for a special occasion of our nephew coming from Denmark. What excellent food and service. The outstanding teamwork was noticeable. The chef sent an appetizer to the table for the special occasion. Have highly recommended to friends already to visit Liberty Tavern. We were there 2 nights ago.
Drink refills are few and far between every time I come here. Food isn’t bad and atmosphere is good.
Ari is outstanding as the Manager. He motivates the staff effectively. His stamp on all aspects of the restaurant makes Liberty Tavern my favorite go to neighborhood restaurant.
Food was yummy. Desserts need improvement: Maybe less choices and higher quality. See Season's 52 for inspiration.
Service is friendly, but spotty.
A nice restaurant with a excellent serving staff. Had the steak sandwich. It was good. Mixed drink of a moderate portion and good. Pretty noisy on the second floor dining room, with noise coming up loudly from the bar area. Otherwise a very nice venue. Best attribute was the table service. Excellent waiter!
Always solid. Sometimes a little loud.