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“Not A Pleasant Experience” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Livery

The Livery
217 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV
+1 304-645-9836
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Ranked #3 of 44 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not A Pleasant Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Tonight March 13th, a business associate and I made a 7:15 PM reservation at your restaurant the Livery Tavern. We were a bit early about 6:55 PM - no one was manning the door but after a few seconds a pleasant young woman from behind the bar greeted us and arranged for us to be seated in a booth. The menu and wine list were on the table; although the restaurant was not busy no one approached our table. One waiter served appetizers to the table next to us and water to the booth behind us but refused to make eye contact with us. Another young man was talking outside the front door of the restaurant on his phone. After waiting 20 minutes with no acknowledgement of our presence, we decided it would be best to leave. Before leaving we approached the bar where three employees were chatting and mentioned that the service was nonexistent. A young man followed us out of the restaurant and asked where we're seated - a sad commentary for a restaurant that was not busy. After the drive from DC this was an unpleasant experience - tomorrow night's dinner that was scheduled for Stella's will be cancelled.

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Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Lewisburg, West Virginia
2 reviews
“AWESOME Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We've had at least 3 WONDERFUL meals at The Livery. Each time we've had friendly, easy service with great food! Steaks and seafood are delish...definitely try the Caesar salad with brussel sprouts!!!! They have great desserts and wine list. A treat for all!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Our second visit to Livery, and we were lucky to get in without a reservation, as the tavern filled quickly. Great food and wine! A bit on the pricey side, but well worth it. The cream of cauliflower soup was "to die for" and I am hoping I can search out a recipe on the internet.

Visited January 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Yummo! I enjoyed the trout almondine, which was wonderful! The service was great, the prices were average and my overall experience was top notch. The restaurant is situated in an a quaint older building and has a nice bar area. I highly recommend giving this one a try.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
73 helpful votes 73 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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