Liberty Market Restaurant Review – Gilbert, AZ
Liberty Market Restaurant in Gilbert, AZ is an eclectic place where tasty food is served-up in a modern, refurbished building located in historic downtown Gilbert. The fairly new restaurant dons the original name of the building, “Liberty Market…”which, for more than 70 years, was a family-run grocery store that served the small farming community.
The Liberty Market owners kept the original shell/look of the building, which includes tumbled brick walls and a brick oven that is used to cook their wonderful pizza. Back in the 30s when Liberty Market first opened, the population of Gilbert was a paltry 800 people…today, more than 200,000 call it home. The downtown area has been completely restored with a number of restaurants, shops and a great little park that celebrates its history with an array of water features. The area is very pedestrian-friendly and worth a leisurely stroll after your meal.
The food at Liberty Market is fairly simple, but full of flavor. Lunch consists of sandwiches, salads and pizza. Dinner is a bit more robust with apricot glazed chicken to grilled halibut—and of course, pizza from their brick oven. I have never been to Liberty Market for breakfast, but they do have a nice coffee bar and some huge cinnamon rolls. At lunch you get your choice of sides (let me highly recommend the sweet potato salad…it’s D’Lish!).
Liberty also serves beer, wine and a nice selection of desserts.
Oh, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the bathrooms…yes, the bathrooms. The bathrooms at Liberty are a bit unusual with an interesting story behind them…apparently there are four restaurant partners along with the chief that run the place—each took the opportunity to design their own themed private stall (5 in all), even playing independent music. Once you’ve concluded your business, you exit into a common wash area. If you haven’t realized yet…these are communal bathrooms.
Bottom line…Liberty Market is absolutely worth a visit: www.LibertyMarket.com