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“Did something happen since it reopned?”

Olde Liberty Station
Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Did something happen since it reopned?”
Reviewed October 1, 2010

We were just talking about Liberty Station. It's time for one of our fall trips to the Parkway with our usual stop at the restaurant.
We have been hearing it's not as great as it used to be. I notice reviews since the reopening are not so great. We have long loved Liberty Station...enjoyed the older lady who always sat us, the tootsie rolls in a big bowl by the door and all the local brochures so we could keep up with things, the train that managed to pass by every time we were there, the convivial atmosphere, the wonderful food and terrific warm friendly service.
When we ate there last, many things were the same...the tootside rolls, the brochures, the train. But the atmosphere was different, the food only fair, the dessert we enjoyed regularly was terrible and the waitress put it on our table without telling us to try it first in case there's a problem. (Or, better yet, to not serve it) We were all shocked immediately at its appearance. We took a couple of exploratory nibbles and, wide eyed, asked for our waitress. We are generally peaceful, happy, respectful people. When she finally came she took the dessert to the kitchen, returned with a defensive attitude and said in a confrontational way we won't charge you for the bite you took. We were so taken aback we just said 'what?'. We thought we heard incorrectly. She repeated defensively that we wouldn't be charged for the bites of the terrible dessert. It never crossed our mind that we would be.
The whole negative vibe was that bad that, after years of enjoying the place, we are reluctant to return. Part of us wants to believe it'll be okay next time. But it was just such a negative memory last time.

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UK
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“average”
Reviewed June 19, 2010

went there on a busy friday night - food was satisfactory to good but not out of the ordinary. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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Bedford, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not worth the cost of dinner.”
Reviewed May 9, 2010

Been here on several occasions, sometimes just my husband and I and sometimes with our adult children. On all visits, perhaps as many as 6, our orders were not correct. The food is good, but service is not.

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1 Thank sailormom_2
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“charming place and excellent food”
Reviewed September 17, 2009

We have eaten here several times in the past and never had a bad meal. We love the crockery bread with the flavored butters and the food is excellent and reasonably priced. Service is attentive without being cloying. Owner usually makes the rounds to ensure that the meal and the dining experience is satisfactory.

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Thank midliferDallas_Texas
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good place for a meal”
Reviewed September 8, 2009

I had catfish with creamed spinach and onion rings. Catfish and spinach were a little salty for my taste. Husband had chopped steak, and it was good.

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