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.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Winter Hours
Tues & Wed ; 5:00-8:00
Thursday 6:00-8:00 Live Music
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Farm to Table
The Livery Tavern Ratings and Reviews
We had heard how "impeccable" the servic ...
We had heard how "impeccable" the service was... This was not our experience. Our server was fine but not great. Music from kitchen overpowered music in restaurant. Unfortunately, there were a lot of open tables BUT it took 45 minutes to get our salad and we had to ask for bread...
The food was good although menu was limited. We both wanted the special and not much else. The Cesar salad and cheesecake were amazing.
The French Goat is visited often by Lewi ...
The French Goat is visited often by Lewisburg residents and should be on your list if you are visiting here.
The owner manages of the front of the house and is a welcoming host. The excellent food is served with flair by the competent and friendly wait-staff. We have dined there many times since thy opened and, once again, the French Goat lived up to our expectations.
Just had a burger but it was quite a bur ...
Just had a burger but it was quite a burger! Just meat and gooey melted Swiss on a warm brioche bun but it was fabulous. Don't know when or if I ever had a burger this good. Husband had the Asian glazed short ribs which were pretty spicy but very good. Service was also excellent.
We had heard The Livery's prices were hi ...
We had heard The Livery's prices were high, but did not expect them to be as high as they were. The sweet & sour shrimp appetizer was the best shrimp appetizer I have ever had, and well worth the $12. I would have still been pleased with that at $15.
The appetizer my wife had was worth its price, too, whatever it was -- can't remember.
The entrees were certainly good and well-presented, however, I would have had another one if the price had not been what I considered outlandish for a steak or prime rib.
I had a lamb dish. It tasted very good, but it just did not taste like lamb. With the way it was flavored, it could just as well have been beef pot roast.
That's just my take on it, from someone who maybe has a 1950s view of what prices ought to be, and from someone who had the good fortune of being exposed to one of the best cooks who ever lived, my grandmother. She kind of spoiled me for what I consider exceptionally good food. I'm constantly hearing people talk about how wonderful a restaurant is, when I think it's only average or a bit above.
Finally, I must give the service my highest praise -- it was impeccable!
It was wonderful. Went to celebrate my b ...
It was wonderful. Went to celebrate my beautiful fiancé's birthday and she was overwhelmed with the 5 star class. Our waiter David was so educated and everything he suggested was absolutely delicious. By far the best risotto I have ever had. Definitely give the Livery an A+
Overall good not great; had pork belly w ...
Overall good not great; had pork belly which was a large appetizer; sauce so so; also had duck which was fantastic. Was a little disappointed that the game dishes on the online menu were not on the menu at all; needs updating. Service and ambiance was great.
Great food and service.
The only odd note was that some of the tables had tablecloths and flowers and some did not. We were seated at a table without and it felt like we were second class citizens, but that was dispelled by the excellent service and food.
All the dishes were first rate and the food was fresh and vibrant with flavor. We had a lovely evening.
Wonderful Experience at The Livery Tavern
We visited Lewisburg for an overnight get away to celebrate my husband's birthday. We dined at The Livery on a Saturday night and had a wonderful experience. When we arrived at 8:00 the restaurant was bustling and we were quickly seated and served. All of the food and drinks were wonderful and together with tavern-like ambiance made for a very enjoyable evening. I would recommend the restaurant and we will be visiting again soon.
Came back to try new menu
My girlfriend and I loved our experience at the Livery last time, so we decided to have an early dinner here and were pleasantly surprised with a new menu.
Once again, service was great and the new menu was excellent. We had a white bean soup, ox tail dumplings, and chicken wings for starters. All of these were delicious in their own way, though there were more chicken wings than I expected (a good thing), so we boxed some for later.
For dinner, we had a lamb shank and a prime rib. I am not a prime rib fan usually, but I figured I would give it a shot here. I am glad I did - it was a succulent cut of beef and their demi-glaze really sealed the deal on it. The lamb shank was super tender and a delight. These portions were also quite large, so there was more doggie bag items here too.
Finally, for dessert we had a napoleon and a blue berry swirl cheesecake with a scoop of cinnamon goat cheese ice cream. The cheesecake was one of the best I have had. I have to admit, the goat cheese ice cream didn't sound appealing at all, but it tastes nothing like it's namesake. The goat cheese ice cream has the consistency of cheese cake, and is amazing. The Napoleon was very decadent and fruit filled with blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries.
Overall, another great dining experience. It is probably good that I don't live near here, because I would have a hard time not coming here daily. :)
I'd give it 6 stars if I could!
This was our first time in Lewisburg, and we weren't sure what The Livery Tavern would be like. We found it on Trip Advisor. But from the moment we arrived, we could not have been more pleased and impressed with both the service and the food. Our server, David, gave us several recommendations, and we then settled on the Caesar salad, the Duck Comfit (for me) and the espresso rubbed Rib eye slices for my husband. I am not exaggerating when I say that the meals were among the best I've ever had anywhere. While at The Greenbrier, we also had several meals there, but The Livery easily was our very favorite dining experience.
My wife and I at at the Livery on two occasions during our trip to Lewisburg - both on a Friday and Saturday night. The food was truly amazing. The wine list - well, there's just not words. It was outstanding. A number of great selections - it was hard to pick just one. The ambiance was beautiful - low lights, light music playing in the background, with a mild crowd. Overall, an A+ experience.
Great Food, Pleasant Atmosphere
I expected excellent meal and I was not disappointed! I had soup of the day and duck confit, both of which I'd recommend. I dined alone, but the bartender, Kristy, provided excellent service and fun conversation so I felt comfortable.
Had a wonderful dinner here during the L ...
Had a wonderful dinner here during the Lewisburg Chocolate fest. It was quite busy, but they still managed to provide excellent service in a timely fashion.
The food was fantastic from start to finish. Crispy Pork belly that was an excellent mix of sweet and savory, a Caesar salad with fried Brussels sprouts and pine nuts, smoky chocolate bbq ribs, and steak au poivre. Dessert was equally fabulous, with a chocolate mousse cake and a bread pudding with brandy Alexander ice cream.
Will definitely come back for more!
Food was overpriced, and under seasoned. ...
Food was overpriced, and under seasoned. My wife's potatoes were burned, my duck was chewy and dry. Service was awful. We never got the salads we ordered. The owner had to take our plates away. Will not be returning.
Fine Dining in Lewisburg
We have dined twice at the tavern and it has been wonderful experiences both times. The staff is friendly, accommodating and professional. Great cocktails, food and wine all make for a good time! Try it - you'll be glad that you did!
Based on recommendations from a local, we made reservations to visit the Livery Tavern while at the Greenbrier resort. It was a cold winter evening, and the interior was warm and inviting. Even though other diners were seated nearby we had plenty of privacy for our table. Our server was very attentive there for our every need. He made excellent recommendations from the menu and wine list for us. We all enjoyed our dinner, although several of us were served entrees that were not hot coming from the kitchen. As some diners do....we made the decision to overlook, as we sometimes do. I am sure the kitchen would have reheated the dinner, but one would hope it doesn't happen often. Several of us were interested in starters and salads to share and our server brought them to us as we had asked! Great night out and we'd definitely return.
Just what we needed
My wife and I rolled into Lewisburg on Thursday evening, wanting to beat the Blizzard of 2016 that hit the entire east coast. We wanted a nice meal, a good bottle of wine, and an evening to wind down. The Livery Tavern delivered all of this and more. I guess a lot of people hunkered down for the storm a little earlier than my wife and I did, for there were very few customers for the normally busy restaurant. That meant that we had even better service than normal! Everyone was quite friendly, and truly enjoyed their job, from the hostess, to the waitress, the chefs, the bartender, and everyone else. At about 8:00, we were the last ones in the restaurant, so you would think they would want us to hurry up so they could start cleaning up for the evening. Not at all, they were quite pleased that we wanted to hang out and enjoy our wine. Now to the meal, which was again one of the best in Lewisburg, or anywhere. The mushroom soup was maybe the best I've had, and my wife agreed. On the first spoonful, we looked at each other, like wow, is it really this good? It was. I wanted simple comfort, and ordered the trout. Excellent. My wife had the short ribs, and maybe we've had better in Vegas, but I don't think so. And the bread pudding was a perfect end to the evening. All in all, just a wonderful meal. Lewisburg has some of the finest restaurants on the whole east coast, and The Livery Tavern may be #1.
I continue to return to this restaurant every time I am in the Lewisburg area. My friend and I had dinner there New Year's Eve 2015 and the meal was outstanding. Even though we had a reservation we decided to eat in front of the fireplace between the dining area and the bar. It was in our estimation the best seat in the house. We enjoyed our meal so much we returned Saturday night and the meal and service was again top notch. This one of my favorite places to dine and is quite possibly the best restaurant between Charlottesville and Beckley.
relaxed fine dining
This place has is casual but fine dining. I am from Lewisburg but I travel a good bit. I have always researched good places to eat in cities that I travel to. I have to say that this restaurant is one of my favorite because I love and appreciate good food but don't always want to dress up when I dine out. I feel comfortable wearing a nice pair of jeans or a pair of slacks with a jackets.
Unfortunately when we recently visited this usually fun and upbeat restaurant, their was a boisterous and rowdy table which made our entire experience unpleasant. The food was adequate but not a knockout, due to overly seasoned food. Actually both dishes were too salty. We will return, but not for awhile.
Incredible Food, Lovely Atmosphere, Great Service
The caesar salad is yummy and unique with thinly sliced brussel sprouts that are fried and put on top. The special was prime rib and it was HUGE! It was infused with garlic. The mashed potatoes were smooth and creamy and the asparagus was the best I've ever had. We loved the atmosphere and Darnell timed everything well and was attentive without interfering. He made great recommendations and was very polite. We'll definitely return!
A WV find
We had not been to Lewisburg in years and were more than pleasantly surprised to read about the Livery Tavern. We dined in a booth and enjoyed fresh oysters done three ways as well as the soup of the day, warm potato and leek. The prime rib was truly prime and done medium rare as requested. Our waitress talked me into the brussel sprouts which I normally like, but these were too sweet for me, however, my wife loved them. We look forward to going back whenever we are in the area.
Prime rib way undercooked.
Went out for our anniversary diner. We went to Lewisburg to this place called the “Livery Tavern”. The service was poor at best, when the waitress finally took our order, she recommended the prime rib. (Special). When it came to our table it actually looked good. That is where it ended. It wasn’t even chewable. Seriously, I didn’t know if I was going to choke or what. The bread wasn’t even chewable. When I looked around, everyone that had the prime rib was getting a to-go box. They couldn’t chew it either. So I choked down the fries and ask for the tab. $135.00 for two non-chewable prime ribs and a beer and a glass of wine. On another note, Two days later we broiled the prime rib with some seasoning to where it was just pink in the middle and it was wonderful.
Another good Lewisburg spot
I had heard rave reviews of the Livery Tavern from several friends. We had a very nice meal there. The best part was quick service, which is kind of rare in Lewisburg. The food was very good, not excellent. Based on word of mouth, I was expecting excellent. Maybe it's the new menu. Anyway, it's on par with the three other nice restaurants downtown.
Great evening, best in area
On friend's recommendation, we booked and visited Livery for dinner during our stay at The Greenbrier. Especially recommend the tenderloin/shrimp skewers and reduction "Surf & Turf" appetizer, Bacon and Egg salad and the perfectly prepared Mahi. Elegant and delicious cuisine, perfect wine selection/pairing (Thanks for the tasting), superb, personal service (Dave) and very enjoyable discussion with Chef (Marshall). And the desserts - OMG! Best and most memorable dining experience of a long weekend. Quiet, friendly, warm atmosphere. Highly recommend!
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