Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by Angie
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G's on Liberty in Bloomfield has a classic, upscale-leaning menu with an extensive wine list. Although this is a newer restaurant with modern decor, it has the vibe of a restaurant that has been around for decades. It's comfortable with incredibly friendly service and a menu full of favorites with hints of international twists.
So while we went to this one for a light dinner, we ended up staying for a feast.
Go For the Wine, Stay for the Food at G's on Liberty
We first heard about G's on Liberty as a place we should check out because of its wine list. With an extensive, varied bottle list and suggested wine pairings for each entree, the menu certainly doesn't disappoint. The wine-by-the-glass options leans toward California producers, with a few Italian, French, and German choices as well. Whether you're into classic California Cabs or German Rieslings, you will find something to fit your taste here. There's also a classic cocktail list (with some holiday specials during our visit) and a few beers on draft if wine isn't your thing, too.
The food menu is interesting as it includes diverse flavors like Ethiopian spiced hummus and Korean pulled pork tacos for appetizers, along with options like a za'atar seasoned lamb bowl and Asian sesame tuna for entrees. But, classics like French onion soup and filet mignon also find their way onto the menu for those who want staples.
We started with one of their signature appetizers, the sesame-seared tuna, and a special appetizer for the night, duck wings. Sesame-crusted seared rare tuna slices were served on top of crispy wonton pieces, red onion and cucumber salsa, and a sweetened soy sauce plus sriracha aioli. The sweet, savory, spicy, and creamy flavors of the sauces really complemented the flavor of the tuna, and the onion and cucumber salsa provided a nice freshness.
The modest portion of the tuna appetizer made this a great one to enjoy solo or to share, but to have a more substantial meal the duck wings rounded out our appetizer as a nice duo.
The duck wings on special were fried to perfection with a crispy, crunchy exterior, and lots of rich, tender duck meat. A sweet honey mustard sauce nicely offset the richness of the duck. We wouldn't mind if this dish appeared regularly on the menu!
We love duck, so we went all-in on it with the honey-seared duck breast entree.
Paired with rosemary potatoes, roasted veggies, and a Luxardo cherry and red wine sauce, this dish was a great hardy, winter dish. The duck was tender and cooked as we ordered it (medium), and the cherry sauce lifted up the dish. The potatoes and veggies could have used a little more salt for our liking and was the only real negative on an otherwise perfect plate.
Our other entree choice was the rose salmon, our favorite dish of the night. This one started with a delicious creamy parmesan rice reminiscent of risotto, topped with roasted escarole and white beans. The salmon on top had a great grilled flavor and was flaky and moist. But the element that made this dish shine was the sun-dried tomato and rose sauce – it had a bright and tangy tomato flavor with a hint of creaminess and was perfectly seasoned. It really complemented all the other components of the dish nicely.
On top of all this, the portion was monstrous such that we had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. (Jeremy, being a machine, naturally consumed all of the duck without hesitation.)
The desserts are all made in-house, so we opted for the black forest cake. It was a little sweet for our tastes, but the chocolate cake was moist and rich, with a strong cherry flavor. A solid iteration of the dish all around!
Overall G's on Liberty delivers with an excellent wine menu for pairing with their classically flavored dishes. We love that it has the feel of a Pittsburgh institution that has been around for decades despite only being a recent addition to the neighborhood. Genuinely friendly and attentive service combined with solidly-executed, diverse flavors make this a spot to return to when you want a bit of everything in a meal.
G's on Liberty is located at 5104 Liberty Ave in Bloomfield.
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Excellent review for G’s on Liberty. I totally agree with everything you wrote!