Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American cuisine at Liberty Bistro in New Braunfels. The charming neighborhood bistro operates a green kitchen and is dedicated to eco-friendly techniques.
Liberty Bistro's menu highlights seasonal produce from small farms, wild seafood, and local meats, with each sumptuous bit of freedom-fare made in-house. Dig your mouthspurs into an appetizer of blue-cheese flatbread ($6.95) before harnessing the full power of the eco-friendly fare with the pork tenderloin, pan-seared and slow-roasted, then drizzled with red wine and mango coulis alongside roasted veggies ($17.95). Proudly sign your plate with the John Hancock chicken quarter, roasted with garlic and lemon and served with mashed potatoes and fresh greens ($13.95), or treat your dining companion to the freedom filet in a red-wine demi with potatoes gratin and shaved zucchini ($21.95). Top it off with a dessert ($5.95) such as a warm chocolate soufflé with berry and chocolate sauces.
The ambience at Liberty Bistro keeps the colonial theme at the forefront with bright, period-appropriate colors, painted wooden accents, and reproductions of historic portraits and documents throughout. To maintain the 18th-century air, diners who overhear a salacious comment concerning a lady diner's handbag may utilize the outdoor dueling field when honor demands it.
Liberty Bistro has received glowing local press, including a recent feature in the SA Express-News. Ninety-seven percent of TripAdvisors recommend the restaurant and give it an average of 4.5 owl eyes. Eighty-four percent of more than 100 Urbanspooners recommend Liberty Bistro, and Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average.
- Casual and comfortable but with the quality of fine dining...Great crab cakes...The walls are filled with cool historic photos of presidents and American leaders. – babbie151, TripAdvisor
- The entire experience was exceptional - from the superbly prepared and presented food...the attentive and the enthusiastic service, warm and interesting (in a good way!) atmosphere, and most especially the welcoming and friendly attitude. Again, "this is a must go." – larry, Urbanspoon