Liberty House Restaurant Review:
To dine at Liberty House is to understand its tagline, A View With a Room. There’s the sparkling lights of Manhattan, tantalizingly close; the Statue of Liberty; the cobblestone roads and waterfront walks of Liberty State Park and marina. The interior is a stylish match with soothing earth tones rendered in natural stone, rich woods and rustic metals. A sprawling, seven-sided bar — with a raw bar and sushi as well as wine and liquor — dominates the main dining room, and French doors lead to a patio with tables, chairs and gleaming brass telescopes. The menu is modern and appealing with dishes such as grilled Painted Hills all-natural rib-eye served with Tuscan kale, chanterelle mushrooms, baby gold beets, salsify and au poivre sauce; Faroe Island Scottish salmon is accompanied by heirloom beans, butternut squash, tomato fondue, caper berries and Dijon mustard coulis. For dessert, try the tantalizing cheese platter. The crowd is egalitarian with seamen in heavy-weather gear and watch caps oftentimes standing next to well-heeled young professionals at the bar. Service is fine, attentive yet unobtrusive. The wine list is interesting and well-chosen with plenty of options in the $20s.