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“Best of everything” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Livery

The Livery
217 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV
304-645-9836
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Ranked #6 of 38 restaurants in Lewisburg
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: fine dining,new appalachian cuisine,extensive wine list and full bar
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best of everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Livery is absolutely tops all the way around: beautiful surroundings, warm, friendly service, and really delicious, creative cuisine. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who was totally fine with our personal preference of dining at the bar. Stacey, the bartender/server was friendly and did a wonderful job serving us. The manager, Nancy, came by to say hello and made some menu recommendations. We started with appetizer portion of the short ribs.. They were the best either my husband or I have ever tasted. Talk about melt in your mouth! I had the almond encrusted trout, which was excellent. My husband had the daily feature of crab encrusted salmon. Also delicious. We are staying at The Greenbrier for a few days. We have decided to leave the resort for another great meal at The Livery. We travel extensively, both domesticity and internationally. The restaurant would be tops anywhere. Don't miss it!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Nice atmosphere. The staff graciously seated us without a reservation. However the food was way overpriced! $42 for a fatty ribeye that had little taste. My shortrib was delicious as was the radish infused mashed potatoes just a really really small portion. We split a salad that also was delightful however extremely small. Our waiter Dave, was not personable at all. However, another wait staff Chris was delightful and introduced us to Prosecco and made the visit tolerable. Will not be back

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delightful dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Best of Lewisburg. Beautiful building and delightful atmosphere. Service was excellent. Try the trout (appetizer or entree) or ribeye (great onion rings). Soups and salads are wonderful. Wish they were open for lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A real stand-out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Our evening at Livery Tavern is one I won't soon forget. The chef is doing amazing things with local products. There is a great vibe at the restaurant - lively but not jangling. Our waiter, Allen, was such a warm and professional addition to the evening. Ask for him - he will treat you right. You won't regret stopping here for a wonderful, regional, fresh experience

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Our new favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Located on E Washington Street in central Lewisburg.

Adequate on-street parking.

We arrived early, around 5:30, because of a 7 pm meeting later that evening. The restaurant was empty but filled rapidly over the next hour. Acoustics were good for quiet conversation in our booth. Bar seemed to be lively, mostly 30-somethings.

Our server Emily was attentive and helpful. My wife and I split fried oyster appetizer. Best fried oysters I have ever eaten. Generally this dish is prepared with way too much breading and is overcooked, but our oysters were on the "rare" side, if they can be described that way, and were delicious. I had trout entree while my wife had the "8-hour ribs." Both were excellent, though the ribs deserve a particular shout out. This was the first order of ribs I've seen that came without bones. It was flavorful, tender enough to eat with a fork alone, and the sauce was outstanding. I should point out that we were astonished by how quickly the food had been prepared. For dessert we split the chocolate bread pudding and a glass of Sauterne.

We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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