Liberty Bar is located in San Antonio at 1111 S. Alamo Street. They can be reached by calling (210) 227-1187 or going to their website . They accept Cash, American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa. Liberty Bar has a total of 20 reviews, 11 positive reviews and 6 negative reviews.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009
Cool place but overpriced mediocre food
I have been wanting to check out Liberty bar since I moved here six weeks ago. I ordered a salad and my fiance ordered a tenderloin dish. My salad was 14.00 and was the size of a small dinner plate. I was shocked. The chicken was low quality meat, fatty and chewy. I ordered a side of chicken, which the server had an attitude problem with. I took a bite in the chicken and it went crunch in my mouth. The breast was all fat and gristle. I sent it back telling the waiter I could not eat it. When we got the bill he charged me for it! I asked him to remove the charge and he said "ill see what I can do but I cant promise anything." That made me furious. He never once said he was sorry for my meal. He acted like a snob. Its a cool place but it is no Ruth Chris. I am not sure where the attitude came in. I will NEVER go back here again.
Cons: Overpriced food, small proportions, waiters are snobby
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Very disappointed with food and service
This place use to be GREAT. I have been here twice in the last month and it has gone from bad to worse. Even the bread was not as good as usual. Service was very slow and server seemed very inexperienced. I just read in newspaper owner was planning to open a new restaurant closer to downtown but seems they have their homework to do on this home front. Very snobby and unpleasant atmosphere. Drinks were enjoyable though along with the company of good friends I met for the evening. We always enjoy the slanted floors. I'll give it one more chance but probably not for at least another month and hope it's much better.
Liberty Bar is an amazing restaurant with amazing food. I go to Liberty Bar at least once a week because of how wonderful it is. The waiters are down to earth and very friendly. I know they love the place as much as I do because if they aren't there waiting they are eating! I've tried almost everything on the menu and the Roasted Leg of Lamb sandwich is my favorite. The Zucchini sandwich with the Eggplant Puree is also wonderful. They also have daily lunch specials and if your lucky enough to go on a day they have their famous Meat Loaf you will not be disappointed. I also go for brunch often because of the incredible omelets. You can choose to have fillings from green peppers and cream cheese to roasted lamb and asparagus. Be sure to get a mimosa with you brunch, they use fresh squeezed orange juice and top of the line champagne. You have to save room for desert. The bread pudding is indescribably delicious. I lived in New Orleans for five years and I actually have to say that Liberty Bar's bread pudding is one of the best I've tried. Also the lime chess pie is delectable especially if you love key lime pie. This restaurant is for foodies and people who appreciate flavor and originality.
What in the world is the hype about? Its not there.
It was just OK. I went after much hype from co-workers and friends and it was just ok. The seating was prompt though. We sat down ordered drinks, they finally came and it took 20 minutes for the waiter to come back to take our order.
We ordered appetizers, the cheese plate and the Mission figs. They sounded wonderful on the menu. The mission figs were great but the cheese plate??? i could have done better at home with presentation. It was dinky cheese sticks with dried cranberries. The almonds that came with it were the only good thing. It was disappointing.
Another 20 minutes passes when we have to CALL the waiter to take our dinner order. I had the Strip Steak. Maybe its not a steak place because it was really stringy. The Spinach side dish that came with is was GREAT. The steak was not.
I really didnt mind that the waiter took forever to ask us for our order...but at least refill our water glasses. We had to call the waiter a couple of times to get our glasses refilled. The service was just not well that night. The bread everyone raves about is average. I hate to say that better bread is served at chain resturants.
Dessert time: We all order our desserts. Everyone receives their dessert but me. I figure that the waiter's helper is going back to retrieve it since she was carrying 2 desserts the first time. No. 5 minutes later nothing. We had to CALL the waiter AGAIN to tell him that the girl didnt bring my dessert. He brought it right out and it was cold. I had the bread pudding. It was dry and cold. Another dissapointment. Some friends had the apple pie and the mexican chocolate ice cream which they said was good.
All in all, its just an ok place with below average service and overpriced food. I really wanted to like this cool establishment. But even the ambience the place oozes is not worth it.