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“A Lewisburg Treat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Livery

The Livery
217 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV
304-645-9836
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Ranked #3 of 42 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
Morgantown, West Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“A Lewisburg Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

It took us three tries to get to a dinner at the Livery in Lewisburg - first time was their opening which was sold out, second time was a private party, but we did get in October 2013! The owners shared stories with us before our visit and we were enchanted to hear they used the cherry tree harvest from Stella's to build their bar and entrance door - sweet! We had an early dinner, the fireplace wasn't lit until later in the evening and our service guide was Alex, very nice gentleman.

Initial service was great - but the food took much longer than ancitipated for this early in the evening. Portions are what we would consider "post-modern" where emphasis is on fine combination of ingredients and picture perfect presentation. If you want to feel satiated, be certain to order an appetizer and dessert. The lamb chops were wonderful, not overcooked and flavorful; the oysters Rockefeller were unfortunately a little cool by the time they were served.

The atmosphere is comforting and wonderful, service is great, but unfortunately the food was average at best. We hope for better as we go back to the Greenbrier twice a year and love their location and history!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“A touch of heaven in Lewiburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

A United States Marine Corps. General's sword and flag displayed in tribute over a roaring fireplace is the focal point at entry. His militery brat children run this amazingly friendly and wonderful restaurant. I never got an answer as to where they found the chef but he or she is 5 star. I definite must not miss and see for yourself. Be sure to stop by the bar where locals sit and sample foods that water your mouth. Say hello to Stacy there for a great smile and good drink.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“An option to Greenbrier's food plan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We chose not to get the Greenbrier's food plan having heard that it was somewhat lackluster. We took the 11 mile drive to Lewisburg to the Livery Tavern. We really enjoyed our meal which included some unusual touches. The waiter was right on with his recommendations - I loved the duck and the wine he suggested with it. We would have gone back for a second night, but did try the Greenbrier's Italian restaurant - we should have gone back to the Livery Tavern.

Visited October 2013
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West Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
41 helpful votes 41 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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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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