Thursday, July 18, 2013

Liberty Tree Tavern

When the 4th of July was quickly approaching, I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate than WDW. I also couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by lunch at the Liberty Tree Tavern! This place is really neat, you feel as if you have been transported back into the 1700s. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the fife and drum beating as the troops march by in red, white, and blue to defend our freedom.

Liberty Tree is in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom. It is right down from Haunted Mansion and across from the Rivers of America. The strong white columns are reminiscent of a familiar American sight, the White House.

One of the nice things about Liberty Tree is the huge lobby. With a fireplace taller than me and strong oak tables, it feels as if the lady of the house just nipped out back to check on the wash. Look around and really take in the little details. If you have antsy little ones, there is a table full of coloring supplies.

We checked in right at the time of our reservation and waited about 10 minutes before we were called to our table. The town crier will announce your family with a strong "Hear hear, now calling the Smith family from the great territory of South Dakota!"

Aren't these lamps the coolest?  
Paul Revere himself
The Paul Revere Room
Then you follow your mob-capped server to one of several themed rooms. We were seated in the Paul Revere room. Even though each room has its own theming, it also closely follows the old colonial feel. Ask your server what room you are in and keep your eyes out for some of those special details.

This was sitting on the cabinet in the photo above, with the plates. 
We were really hungry so decided to forego the appetizers and jump right into our entrees. First came the drinks, and I loved the patriotic touches.

I ordered the Angus Burger, because honestly what better way to celebrate the 4th than with a cheeseburger and fries? It was delicious, and I ate the entire thing . The meat was tender, juicy, well cooked and excellently spiced. It hit the spot for me!

The Angus Beef Burger! Photo credit to my friend Mallory.
Some of my dining partners tried a few different dishes. The Pilgrims Feast was Thanksgiving on a plate, with turkey, gravy, potatoes, and beans.

Yum! It's Thanksgiving every day here!
Photo Credit: Mallory 
The other dish was a BLT sandwich. The consensus around the table was that the food was very yummy, there wasn't anything that didn't really hit the spot.

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and a whole lot of yummy!
Photo Credit: Mallory 
Of course, no meal would be complete without dessert! I had read online about the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake they served here for dessert, so I knew what I wanted before she even brought the menu out. Oh. My. Goodness. It was incredible!

Photo Credit: Mallory 
A warm vanilla cake, sprinkled with melted toffee, topped with vanilla ice cream, hot caramel and more toffee pieces was the perfect conclusion to a delightful meal.

I've been dreaming about this ever since... 
My dining companions tried two different desserts, the Martha Washington Chocolate Cake and the Johnny Appleseed Cake. The chocolate cake was thick and moist with an amazing chocolate ganache. My friend with the apple cake pronounced it fit for a patriot. It was yummy!

Johnny Appleseed's Cake
Photo Credit: Mallory 
Martha Washington Chocolate Cake
Photo Credit: Mallory 
Overall, we had a wonderful experience at Liberty Tree Tavern. The service was excellent, the food yummy, and it was the perfect location to celebrate our nation's birthday. While lunch is al a carte, dinner is a full Thanksgiving meal, served family style.

On your next jaunt through Liberty Square, pull up your horse and tip your tricornered hat to the Liberty Tree Tavern. And like the last ride of Paul Revere, the experience will be unforgettable.

Happy 4th of July! 

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