Liberte Lounge

4.4
598 reviews
$30 and under
French
Discover Liberté a chic urban lounge serving hand-crafted cocktails and contemporary, French-inspired food in one of the city's loveliest settings. Bedecked in bold jewel tones of ruby and garnet and outfitted with dynamic, modern furniture, the Center City Philadelphia lounge offers guests three seating options. Gather with friends or colleagues: at the length of the bar itself. Share an intimate moment in the cozy lounge alongside the working fireplace. Or enjoy a meal in the more casual elegant dining area. Sample from a menu of simple-yet-delectable dishes, including our De-light healthy options. Relax in the stunning oval-shaped central bar, where acclaimed mixologists shake, muddle and stir hand-crafted, artisanal cocktails. This charming Center City bar brings back a bygone era – the slick, smooth appeal of a perfectly made drink in a stunning setting.
On special events, Liberte Lounge invites his guests to celebrate in Chez Colette, our french brasserie.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 598 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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4.4
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTrishL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

No atmosphere whatsoever. Could not even close the curtains to block the view of the valet. We left early.

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vipSalimaB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The summer cocktails were nice. I’m looking forward to returning as they change the menu

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vipFoodSnob
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went to Liberte Lounge for a lunch meeting, and it was a perfect place to meet for a delicious meal, as well as conduct work. The service was excellent but not intrusive, and the noise level was low so we could actually have a discussion and not have to shout over other diners. Highly recommend.

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SaraF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were helpful and accommodating to diner's gluten issues. Noise level was quiet and made for an amazing birthday experience. And the food! Delicious and generous portions made our whole group happy. The prix fixe lunch is incredible - best steak frites I've every had. This restaurant is a gem!

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vipOdessaJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to Liberte Lounge today to celebrate February birthdays with one of my BFFs. Our birthdays were recognized by the entire staff. Our server Joann was exceptionally attentive and the floor manger Chris was too. Just the professionalism and attentiveness is enough to make me want to go back again and again. The weekday lunch specials was very tasty and a great deal. I had an arugula salad, french onion soup and salmon. All perfect portions.

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vipTony
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really like Liberte Lounge for the food and pleasant wait staff. One very large problem with this place is every time we go there is never anyone to seat you. I had to go to the front desk to ask where the host was. Then they grab anyone near the bar but forget to check you in. Then you get a note from Open Table saying you were a No Show for dinner. This time I would not sit down until they checked me in. After that, we had a great experience. The food was cooked well and drinks are wonderful.
Management get that host thing figured out. You cannot expect your staff to wait tables, be the bartender and be host then expect things to run smoothly. However, we will be back again, love the small philly pretzels and mustard instead of bread and butter. And they have their own Honey Bees on the Roof.

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JoeG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the valentine's day menu and a bottle of wine and we were not disappointed! I had a series of requests that Chris and the staff were more than happy to work with accommodate. My girlfriend and I were so happy with our evening and would gladly go back for a romantic date night.

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vipGurl
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great way restaurant for a lunch meeting. Short run sandwich was delicious but frites were a little bland - will get salad next time

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vipTBone
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Vilson, was very charming. The halibut was probably the best I've ever had. The chef prepared the one mushroom appetizer, typically served with bacon, vegetarian for my guest... and it was a smash. 10/10 would recommend.

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Mandylyn
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were in town for work and I’d been here in 2014. The room had moved. I was expecting dinner in the lounge. Service and good were good during the restaurant week event.

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vipColetteS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious lunch for restaurant week! The crab soup was sooo good and my poached apple salad was filled with pomegranate seeds and pistachios. The scallops were seared and seasoned just right and the short rib was outstanding! Dessert was so pretty and so tasty. Everything was plated beautifully and service was excellent. 👍👍

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Etog1
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was not that good but the food was delicious.

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KatieM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The food was phenomenal however the service was terrible. We didn’t have a set server and everyone kept waiting on us and asking the same questions as previous. Not one person offered us bread or drink refills and we were never asked how our meal was. It seemed like we were a huge inconvenience and it being restaurant week we were expecting more of a dining experience, there are plenty of good places to eat in Philadelphia with just as good food and way better service, I would never recommend anyone to dine at the Liberté Lounge ever after that experience. Very Disappointed.

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MarquesT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wife and I enjoyed are time and our server Manolo(?) was really helpful.

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vipGuiaZ
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Located inside the Sofitel hotel, the restaurant setting was modern. We had came here for restaurant week for lunch. The food was fantastic. I personally love the dessert-banana mousse cake. Service staff was attentive and nice. I would definitely come back another time.

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SelmaG
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome environment and the food was amazing. Staff were perfect!!

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SandyT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came during restaurant week for lunch. Surprisingly the lunch portion was more than expected. Service was outstanding as well. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , delicious food , professional staff , cozy atmosphere.
I’ll be back for Restaurant Week .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, Our server was great, he was very attentive and care for everything we needed. I had the special of the day, the lobster, cooked exactly how I like it.

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vipTBone
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Manolo, was tremendous. The rooftop garden to table idea is really cutting edge & stands above other restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We stood in the lobby for 15 minutes because there was no hostess. I finally went up to the bar and asked a bartender and she told us to seat ourselves. When we finally revived our menus, they were about a third of the size of the online menu. Then, we were waited on by three different people, received our entree before our appetizer, and had to travel to the second floor to get to the bathroom which was naturally covered in toilet paper. As if the ambiance and the experience wasn’t bad enough, the couple across the room from us was straight up robbed by the table behind them. While our appetizer was compensated, it didn’t make up for the fact that my boyfriend had to repeatedly tell me to do breathing exercises so I wouldn’t flip a table. Honestly, he and I have both worked in restaurants for 6+ years- we get it. But the absurdity of the night made us question our own realities. 0/10 would not recommend. Spend the extra money and go to an authentic French restaurant.

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jamesc
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Boring dark space, needs a makeover, food OK but not memorable

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vipJoeK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First it’s in a lobby bar and not really a stand alone restaurant. Service was not the best. The server first forgot one of the two cocktails orders. Then the soup was served with out spoons. One was brought over even though 2 were needed. When the salads were finished the forks were taken and not replaced by the time the entrees arrived. Food was just ok. Had I known it was going to be hotel food I would have passed.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Service poor, Food prep not tasty. Mediocre

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vipTBone
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Friendly staff. Nice musical selections.

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JohnP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Exciting food that was beautifully presented and served. Can't wait to return.

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SiLP
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food wasn’t Fantastic, would go for a quick bit but wouldn’t expect a fabulous dining experience. I also wouldn’t expect much help from the wait staff with items on the menu. Seems like they weren’t prepared properly to answer menu questions.

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wicceann
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was well presented but, doesn’t taste good, below par with other French restaurants we’ve been to

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vipmichou
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Bland food, dry fish, ate there because we stayed at Hotel. Bar was very lively
Service was painfully slow and absent. Hotel catered 2 weddings that evening and I suspect staff was busy attending those. Bad resource planning from hotel/restaurant
Manager felt badly and offered free dinner to us as well as a much larger party sitting next to us...

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SudM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We were looking forward to philly restaurant week, but the experience at liberte was not pleasant!
Their menu for restaurant week could not accommodate vegetarians!!!! They could not create an alternative for us! Their online menu was outdated. In this day and age the restaurant was not even apologetic for not obliging vegetarians. Not sure if I would ever go again, let alone recommend to friends.

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vipkarinaK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the restaurant week menu! Ordered the pork belly Brüssel sprouts, which was a beautiful combination. Some of the Brussels sprouts had the crunchy leaves on the outside which are my favorite, but not too many did, so it was a good combo of moist and soft vs moist and crunchy. The portion for the appetizer was extremely large, so definitely got my money’s worth. For the entree I ordered the rock shrimp sandwich, which came with French fries! The rock shrimp andouille filling went into a well made baguette, and had a nice balance of shrimp to sausage to pickled red pepper. There was also a green herb, which I think was parsley that balanced the flavors out. Overall the sandwich was a little light on filling, but I honestly couldn’t have eaten the entire thing if it had been packed more densely. Definitely come hungry! The coffee panna cotta with chocolate covered espresso beans was maybe my favorite part of the whole meal. Perfect balance of sweet to milk to coffee, will 100% order again

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vipGregory
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exvellent service, perfect martinis and delicious cuisine. Will definitely return !

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Tryingnew
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food could have been warmer and the side of potatoes need a bit more flavor. Overall the experience was great.

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EveR
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff, beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! I took my mom for brunch, was a lovely afternoon.

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vipSanB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a perfect place for a get-together. My girlfriend and I have come here 2 years in a row for a gathering. It’s now an annual thing to close out the summer season. Very nice staff. Miguel is amazing! I like the lounge area better than the restaurant but the food is excellent every time.

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vipKeifD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was fantastic! Great experience!

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SvetlanaL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleasantly surprised. The Eggs Benedict options were great. I had the Crab Benedict which was delicious. Our server, Miguil was gracious and very accommodating. Would definitely come back!

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KellyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! Atmosphere was great. Our waiter was excellent, he really catered to us, which is not the usual service a group of seven 24-year-olds get! Absolutely would recommend and definitely will be going back.

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JoeF
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberte Lounge brunch was served in another dining room the day we went. No problem. The room was nice and comfortable. The service from the host to the server and the managers was great. Many varieties of eggs Benedict and few other entrees. We each had eggs Benedict and they were excellent. Unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas were great too! and the fresh baked croissants added a special touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with mimosa/bloody mary bar. Miguel is a great server! Will return

FAQs

Liberte Lounge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 569-8300.

Liberte Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.