With Hudson Restaurant Week now in full swing Joonbug wanted to visit one of the waterfront restaurants to get the culinary scoop. One of the beauties of traveling across the Hudson from NY to NJ or being a New Jersey resident is most definitely the glittering views of Manhattan. The wonderful aspect to restaurant week is that there are special deals and promotions, so you are getting more value for what you spend dining! It's also a great time to kick back and enjoy a much deserved after work cocktail! Cheers!
One of the most exquisite on the list, is the Liberty House. With a gorgeous southern estate atmosphere, beautiful grounds and sweeping views of Manhattan this restaurant is a Hudson Restaurant Week standout. The welcoming vibe of the restaurant is beautiful yet is unpretentious and we like that. The live music by George Macheda and his band will instantly put you in a good mood. The oak bar serves up tasty cocktails, a vast selection of fine wines, and the best scotch.
Their menu selection is just as impressive; Pappardelle with Pork Bolognese (Ragout of Mushrooms, Crushed Tomatoes, Grana Padana Cheese, Spinach, Bell Peppers, Brandy & Cream), Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (Mediterranean Salsa, Black Olive Potato Chips, Lemon Remoullade Sauce), Faroe Island Scottish Salmon - Heirloom Beans, Butternut Squash, Tomato Fondue, Caper Berries, Dijon Mustard Coulis. Tender Calamari and Roasted Garlic with Crostini and Blue Cheese are appetizer favorites and presented in an appealing way. The homemade Gnocchi with Braised Pork will literally melt in your mouth. The warm Apple-Cranberry Crustada is the perfect way to end your delicious and enjoyable meal.
Afterwards, you can go outside to their outdoor fireplace area and enjoy a fine cigar. We spotted a few couples and friends out there enjoying an after dinner drink and cigar. The atmosphere at Liberty House also serves as the perfect backdrop to celebrate a romantic Valentine's Day!