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“Great service & food but a little noisy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Livery

The Livery
217 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901
304-645-9836
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Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Lewisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: First and foremost, our family loves the town of Lewisburg; it's shops, people and rich history. Our family has been visiting Lewisburg since 2003 when we purchased Westwinds, a horse farm in western Virginia near Lake Moomaw. While we've enjoyed the several restaurants in town, we also felt the locals as well as tourists would welcome and support more restaurant options, and so far we've been right! Our family's first restaurant, Stella's, has been a hit since we opened in January, 2011. Stella's, named and inspired after our mom Alice Stella Hirt who passed away in 1985, is warm, welcoming and elegant, just like our mom was. Stella's has many feminine touches which were influenced by our mom and put into place by Tammy. Our newest restaurant, The Livery Tavern, on the other hand 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 in 2012. You'll find these military influences in our logo and other decorative treatments inside the restaurant.
West Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great service & food but a little noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The service and the food at this restaurant is definitely top notch. The veal sweetbreads appetizer and filet mignon entree that I enjoyed were both melt-in-your-mouth delicious and the others in my party bragged on the homemade pasta, duck, and Alaskan salmon. The average person may feel that it is a little over-priced, but great quality service and food demands a little more from the consumer.

My main issue would be the fact that the main dining area is a little noisy. The area is very open with tables placed close together and on the night we dined, there was a fair sized group at a table which ramped up the noise level. No one was out-of-hand, but the roar of the crowd would not have made for an intimate dinner for two. Since we were a party of four, it didn't really bother us, but it would affect a future decision if I desired a quiet dinner night out. Other than that, the atmosphere and decor were very nice and I will definitely return - might consider dining outside if the weather is right and perhaps the noise level won't be as bad out there.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Imaginative, tast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Portions were healthfully sized. Great condiments and touches left us satisfied but not stuffed. Great wait staff. Musician was excellent too.

Visited September 2013
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We finally gave The Livery a try. Being local, we had watched the construction and eventual opening of this new restaurant. Friends had gone there and gave good reports about the food and the ambience, but many had mentioned the high prices. They were accurate. An appetizer of cheese and fruit, two entries, no drinks, and no dessert came to $78. Add the tip and we walked out for just under $100. My wife's crab cakes and shrimp were delicious. My rack of lamb was tough. A bad choice on my part. The waiter was great. The ambience superb. For those who can afford it, the Livery is a great choice. We can't afford it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A terrific find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The service ,the food and the ambience were perfect. We Dined out side on the terrace it was a perfect summer evening and a very friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited August 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a quaint little restaurant where literally everyone knew everyone else. It felt like we walked into a family reunion and we were invited to join the party! The ribeye was melt-in-your mouth, and the lobster/crawfish risotto was great.

Visited July 2013
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