Thursday, July 7, 2011

Liberty Tree Tavern (Magic Kingdom)

   Liberty Tree Tavern in The Magic Kingdom is one of my family's favorite restaurants in Disney World. We try to dine there at least once each visit.

   Now let me tell you a bit about the differences between lunch and dinner. If you go there for lunch, you will have a wide variety of choices from the menu, including: pasta, pot roast, sandwiches, Angus cheeseburgers, pot pie and my favorite "The Pilgrim's Feast" (great, now I'm craving turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy). LOL. As well as the items on the child's menu (for ages 3-9 years).

  But if you dine there during dinner hours then all guests will have a set menu of: salad, carved turkey, pork loin and beef, along with sides and cobbler for dessert. (To view complete menus, visit All Ears website ) So be aware when making your reservations.

  Now since this restaurant is located in Liberty Square of The Magic Kingdom it is likely to book up quickly due to the convenience of not having to leave the park to dine. So I highly suggest you make a reservation as soon as possible. All Disney restaurants can be booked up to 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE. If you are on the Magic Your Way Dining Plan this location is 1 Table Service entitlement.

   The interior of Liberty Tree Tavern is colonial themed. Although the main lobby/waiting area is dimly lit the dining rooms (as seen near the back) have plenty of lighting.

   We were surprised to see this when we arrived at our table. I had mentioned to the agent when booking that my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and they placed Mickey-shaped confetti in the shape of our initials on our table. Be sure to tell (though they will often ask) the dine agent on the phone if you are celebrating any special events during your visit.

   We started off with an appetizer of Tavern Fried Cheese with Marinara Sauce. You get two types: the traditional breaded mozzarella cheese sticks and battered cheese curds. 
   The above pic is of The Pilgrim's Feast (lunch menu). It includes melt-in-your-mouth roasted turkey breast layered on top of the most delicious stuffing I have ever eaten. Creamy mashed potatoes and crispy green beans make up your sides. Rolls are available upon request only (and we always request them).
   This is the Angus Bacon Cheesburger (lunch menu) with a side of Tavern Fries. It is HUGE! It does not include the French roll on the side, that is from the basket of requested rolls I mentioned in the previous pic.

   This is the child's menu (ages 3-9 years) Cheese Pizza (lunch menu). It comes on a cute Mickey-shaped platter with the sides in the two ears. One ear contains raw carrot and celery sticks and the other has green apple slices topped with brown sugar.
   Lorraine, our server was wonderful and very enthusiastic about our celebration.
   I am not sure if this dessert is always available because of the seasonal berries but be sure and ask because it was sooooo goooood! It's a mini angel food cake soaked with strawberry sauce, topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries.

   Now I know this looks like a hefty slice of meatloaf but it's not. It's actually a chunk of brownie topped with chocolate sauce. It is normally served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top but my son asked to leave it off. I tasted this and if rich, over-the-top chocolate is your thing then this is definitely the dessert for you. :D

   No-Sugar-Added Sorbet. Now don't let the name scare you, it is naturally sweet and not bitter at all. And as if it wasn't good enough, they have to go and make it even better by layering tons of fresh berries below it. If you are visiting during warmer months, I highly suggest ordering this dessert for a perfect way to cool off.