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Liberty Tavern - Hilton Omaha
Ranked #213 of 1,549 Restaurants in Omaha
Price range: USD 10 - USD 35
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th Street
Description: Liberty Tavern is a modern public house with wood floors, large party booths, candle lights, and a classic rock soundtrack. Our Chefs & Servers offer a sense of belonging which also began in the US during the establishment of Liberty in the colonial days. The menu brings back timeless, classic dishes from our local farms & distillers. With house-made signatures such as buttermilk fried chicken, fish ‘n chips, Omaha steaks, shareable dips, and a crafted gastro-burger menu, we have something for everyone. Liberty Tavern offers a distinctive variety of dining area options. Patrons can experience our menu REBORN and the finest wines in the approachable and relaxing restaurant; enjoy an after work appetizer or local drafts and American cocktails shaken with Nebraska’s best spirits inside the warm, comfortable lounge; or take in the sights and sounds of north downtown Omaha while dining on the patio, complete with a full bar and community table.
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were back at the Omaha Hilton, for the Creighton Medical School graduation, after missing the previous year. Though our visit to Liberty Tavern in 2016 was not a stellar one, we returned, and for two lunches and one dinner. I was a bit hesitant, but they are very convenient, being located in the lobby of the Hilton, where we were staying. They had also been very good, on many previous visits, so one more chance. They came through very well, and we had three enjoyable meals.

Over the course of our stay, we had:
Char-grilled Octopus w/ garlic lemon butter, grilled bread and roasted tomatoes – Maybe the best dish of the visit, and new to me on the menu. It was excellent, and will hopefully stay on the menu
Lump Crab Cake w/ blackened “beefsteak” tomatoes and lemon vinaigrette – Very good, but the Crab Cakes were smaller, flatter, and it seemed down to two, from three. Still, a good dish
Pub Burger w/ “Certified Angus Beef,” in a “butcher’s blend,” shaved wagyu brisket, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and fries – Well, this one was just OK, and read/sounded better on paper, than it turned out to be, at least for me
Mac & Five Cheeses – A dish we have had several times, and very good, once again
Bang Bang Shrimp w. pasta, spicy Asian sauce and fresh basil – This was a close second to the Octopus, and very good
Ancient Grain Risotto w/ roasted Autumn vegetables and Parmesan – Also very good
Pan-seared Salmon w/ Brussel sprouts, asparagus and lemon vinaigrette – Another winner here, and the Salmon was cooked perfectly

We did many of the wines from the list, which had changed in two years:
Château St Jean Chardonnay
Chalk Hill Chardonnay (think we likely drank the cellar dry of this wine?)
Story Point Cabernet Sauvignon
Hess Shirttail Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon
Parker Station Pinot Noir
Meiomi Pinot Noir
Zaca Mesa Z Cuvée

On this visit, the wines were easily available. In the past, the servers had to go rather far from the restaurant, and often came back, half an hour later, reporting that the ordered wine was not available, then the process would start again. That did not happen, so maybe the wine storage has been moved closer. Two things that would be improvements would be just a few higher-end wines, and especially with the Pinot Noirs. I know that Omaha is more a brews and cocktails sort of city, but a little “Reserve List” would be nice. With those, maybe kick up the stemware a level, or so?

On this visit, we also spent a bit more time in the Liberty Tavern Bar area, than before, and service was good there too. Because of the weather, we did not dine in the al fresco area this trip.

I did not make reservations for any of the meals, and we just walked in, so I did not encounter the issues of the previous visit. Service was very good, and we were always seated at nice tables.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

With no other choice for breakfast within walking distance, I had no choice but pay twice what I should have for breakfast. Very disappointed and had hoped for more, but it was palatable but very ordinary.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a good option if you must stay in the hotel. The fries were very good. Whatever you order, add the fries.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We wanted a steak, Liberty was the only place near the convention center with a streak on the menu at midday. We ordered the bone in ribeye steaks (only steak on the menu) medium which were perfectly prepared with just salt and pepper with asparagus and potatoes. Steak had a nice char and was perfectly cooked and juicy on the inside. Was as good if not better than any steakhouse I’ve been to over the past several years. I’d return for another.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RDCononver
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

God burgers and american food... if you sit at the bar there is a bit of a wait but not bad and they have a selection of decent tap beers. I recommend the locals since your there...

Date of visit: June 2018
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