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“Overpriced, but good.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Livery

The Livery
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Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Lewisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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401 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Overpriced, but good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I needed a "snack" before we went to a late evening BBQ in Lewisburg, WV, so we decided to stop in at the Livery for their cheese/chacuterie plate and a couple glasses of wine. The cheese was sufficient, but there was very little chacuterie (meat) that we paid extra for. Our total bill was over 50.00 for this small amount of food and 2 glasses of wine. We still enjoyed ourselves on their patio, but we probably won't return due to the high cost.

Visited June 2014
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Columbus, Indiana
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Service & Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had planned to go to Stella's but they were busy so they sent us to The Livery. We were greeted with a big smile and welcoming service. Our server was amazing and really knew his wine, the town and food. I had a wonderful and different caesar salad and my friend had a great cheese board. Our server was also generous with his wine pourings..... Several people came into the bar area later and the atmosphere and building are beautiful!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Katie G
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South Charleston, West Virginia
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting Menu and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our late evening midweek visit may not be indicative of busier times at the Livery, but we had a very quiet and relaxing dining experience. The wine list provided many good options and our waiter was top notch ... very good at explaining menu items that we were not familiar with and no hesitation with our desire to have them split a salad (ceasar w/brussel sprouts) back in the kitchen. The breads and appetizers we tried are very good too! Although the prices are a bit on the high side, you are paying for a quality meal. We really liked the casual yet classy atmosphere at the Livery.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is decorated beautifully, very cozy and welcoming. Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. Some of us were hungrier than others and she made no fuss about splitting salads (do not miss out on the Caesar salad, yum) or a few having an appetizer for an entree. My husband and I are from MO and were not familiar with the local drafts or wines listed so we tried before final decisions were made. My meal was fantastic, ravioli stuffed with crab in a garlic wine sauce. The menu was filled with choices I would love to try sometime, can't wait to return!

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DC
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not A Pleasant Experience”
1 of 5 bubbles 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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