3001 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://libertinempls.com/
- Phone: 6128777263x
- Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 3 PM - 1 AM
Friday 3 PM - 2 AM
Saturday 3 PM - 2 AM
Sunday 3 PM - 1 AM
Roof Top 3 PM - 1 AM
Weekend Brunch Coming August 16th
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Steve Hesse
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Cross Street: Lake Street
- Public Transit: Metro Transit routes: 6, 17, 21, & 23
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: Public parking ramp adjacent to Calhoun Square (rates listed in link below) or free street parking beginning at 33rd and Girard and South.
A word from Libertine
Traditional butcher cuts of meat dominate the food offerings at James Beard winner Tim McKee’s casual, accessibly priced neighborhood bar and restaurant. Master drinkmaker Johnny Michaels’ collection of cocktails, spirits and beers complements McKee’s à la carte, shareable dishes, creating an environment that’s equal parts restaurant, bar, lounge and neighborhood hangout.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
- Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
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Libertine reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 23, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (80)hot spot (56)vibrant bar scene (55)good for groups (40)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (32)great for outdoor dining (24)late-night find (21)scenic view (19)romantic (12)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
- Good food but unappealing serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 9/13/2014First the food….everything we had was great and the lamb & brie lucy burger is probably the best burger I have EVER had. Ever. The problems we had were with the service. Our 4 main dishes all came out at different times, which forces people to start eating before everyone has their food. They also were clearing our plates and handing us a dessert menu before 2 of us had even finished our dinner. It's not a good feeling when everyone seems to want you out of the restaurant as soon as possible. It was also extremely loud in the restaurant and I couldn't even hear what was coming out of my own mouth. Might have to wait to return until next summer when we can sit outside.Special Features:
- FoodieDined on 9/13/2014The food was great but we did not like the concept of the entrees being delivered at different times. Quite frankly, it is a lazy attitude to tell the patrons that the concept of the dining experience is that the food just comes to the table when it's ready and that the food is meant to be shared by the entire table. If that is truly the concept, then the entrees should be portioned as 'small bites'. We ordered burgers, sandwiches, and steaks individually and they arrived on the plate as 'whole' entrees. It is a bit hard to 'share' a burger with a group. Very poor planning on the kitchen staff who thought of that idea......I think it is just lazy to not have to time the food for each table. I would not return to this restaurant.Special Features:
- Long wait and sub part fooddn35Dined on 9/12/2014We waited for more than 45 min for our table. We asked the host how long it would take and she said "it shouldn't take too long", would've appreciate it if she told us that it would take a while because 45 min doesn't really fit "shouldn't take too long". We were then told we were next in line and then they took a group of about 6 before us, once again I would've appreciate it if the host just told us the truth. They gave us an appetizer on the house and the food came out at a decent time, but it wasn't anything spectacular.Special Features:
- Unbelievable FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/11/2014Recommend the charcuterie plate (chicken liver mousse is amazing), bacon chop, carmelized cauliflower, kaleSpecial Features:
- FANTASTICwhitewolfjxDined on 9/10/2014One of the best new restaurants in the area. The food was outstanding. I love the menu. The service was topnotch. The cocktail list is creative and invites you to try all sorts of drinks. I recommend going with a small group and sharing everything you get and for god's sake, try the prawns!Special Features:
- CasualDinerDined on 9/9/2014Great ambiance, modern & energetic restaurant. Tried a couple of their house specialty cocktails, they were fantastic.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome food and serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/6/2014Went there with 3 others and of course had to do the bone marrow toast to start. We ended up splitting the point steak, lamb ribs, korean spare ribs and the fried chicken and all were amazing. Many good cocktails as well.Special Features:
- Too good to stay awayFoodieDined on 9/6/2014The food must be good. I work at Libertine and come in on my days off with friends/family. So delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cool Place!firsttimerDined on 9/6/2014We were very well taken care of! The food was amazing! Would recommend to everyone:)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foodnobVIPDined on 9/5/2014Vibrant & fun but food was was rich, salty and poorly balanced. Doubt I would return.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 9/3/2014We thought that they had terrible food but great drinksSpecial Features:
- AwesomeMeatVIPDined on 9/2/2014Great food. Lots of meat. Don't forget about the veges they are amazingSpecial Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/2/2014Kalen our server was the best. She made the dinner a great experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.Special Features:
- Libertine is a hit!NancySGVIPDined on 8/29/2014Loved loved this place! Food was great, service was super. Lots of options for Gluten Free diners also, Our table (2 adults/2 teenage boys) had the artichokes and prawns for starters; the point steak, bacon chop, ahi tuna, lamb and brie Lucy, and kale and baby potatoes for sides. More than enough food, but my kids still wanted dessert (which they loved). Cocktails were good, but not quite as good as other places in town. Wine is reasonably priced. Food arrives when it is ready (similar to Chino Latino) so the set up works great for sharing with the table (not that I ever got a bite of that ahi from my 16 year old though... We had a great server & all staff we came in contact knew the ins and outs of the menu well. We will be back!Special Features:
- Delicious from First to Last BiteFoodiesWithChildrenDined on 8/27/2014Libertine's menu is spectacular and is perfect for sharing many small plates. My wife and I brought our daughters, 7 and 10. The staff was great with the girls. The drink menu was inspired, and the food was as good as it gets. We've eaten all over the world, and Libertine is near the top. Eat and drink here. You won't be disappointed. It's made our short list of restaurants to repeat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great vegies!CindyDined on 8/27/2014Loved the preparation of the vegies - beets, tomatoes, cauliflower and potatoes were all fantastic! Also loved the selection of hard ciders.Special Features:
- Great food, good service, fun vibe!MinnMEVIPDined on 8/23/2014Interesting menu, lots of great things to share. Our group loved the tuna poke tacos, fried artichoke hearts, smoked trout potatoes, lamb sausage, oysters. Delicious coctails, and great desserts. A fun evening! Great addition to the Minneapolis restaurant scene.Special Features:
- An actual meat marketRyanDined on 8/23/2014Libertine is a great new find and really emphasizes the snout to tail approach of dining. The charcuterie plate was very well done with a selection of prosciutto, spanish chorizo, a house made mousse and terrine and house made pickled vegetables. The entrees were wonderful, and every cut has a diagram showing where on the respective animal your meal came from. Portions are large and plates come out whenever they are ready, so plan on sharing. Definitely worth another trip!Special Features:
- Everything wonderful!SuburbsGirlDined on 8/23/2014We ended up with a table up on the rooftop and beautiful weather. Although the menu was a bit intimidating, in the sense that we were unsure what somethings were, the food was fabulous! Our waiter was great, so no complaints! Would definitely recommend!Special Features:
- Anniversary0314Dined on 8/23/2014Went to Libertine to celebrate anniversary. Food was OK but seriously overpriced as were the drinks.Everything was ala-carte. Nothing special, no reason to return. One more check off of the bucket list.Special Features:
- Bacon Pork Chop worth the visitMJfoodiesDined on 8/20/2014We wanted to try something new and notable for our Twin's birthday and landed on the Libertine. A gimmicky, but must try is the bone marrow toast where you carve the marrow out and spread it on the toast (delicious) then the manager comes around and has you hold the bone to your mouth while pouring a shot down it. Pretty comical! The side dishes we tried were delicious (potatoes with crème fresh, scallions with lime and kale with cheese) but the crown jewel was the pork chop with the bacon end left on it - a must try. I'd recommend it, although I'm not sure I'd go back soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, great serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/19/2014We were really impressed with everything we ordered at Libertine. The Bacon Chop is a must! Our server, Emily, was one of the best servers we've experienced in a while. We go out to dinner a lot, and she truly blew us away- very personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. The ambiance wasn't my favorite. Considering the quality and level of the food, I felt the environment didn't quite fit, but it's certainly not bad. Will definitely be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Much worse than disappointing!!MrSnoopyVIPDined on 8/16/2014This has to be one of the most disappointing dining experiences in the Twin Cities. Food is mediocre at best, and service is even less impressive. Believe everything you read about food not coming for the table...our side orders arrived AFTER we had finished our entree. If this is the best Tim McKee has to offer, he should retire. And they should take his James Beard award away from him permanently if this is an example of his work. Apparently, our opinion is not unique as the place was more than half empty at 8:30 on Saturday night. There are too many really outstanding restaurants in the area, with much better service, to ever think about going back here again. If you go, I can assure you that you will be disappointed.
- Great New PlacePlanetRVIPDined on 8/16/2014Food was delicious! Unique and eclectic, but not over the top. Really enjoyed it.
- wonderful dinning experienceoutstandingVIPDined on 8/16/2014we had the tomatoes excellent, potatoes excellent, feather steak very good service was prompt and pleasant. cocktails energetic, and fun. view and eating outside on the roof is a wonderful way to spend the evening.Special Features:
- Good for VegetariansTim4UptownDined on 8/16/2014Not a ton of options but good ones. Veg side dishes are fantastic!Special Features:
- Outstanding Food and ServiceWinkVIPDined on 8/16/2014My wife and I went to Libertine when we were in Minneapolis for one night. We were impressed by their enthusiastic and knowledgable service. Chef/Restauranteur Tim McKee was working the room, answering questions, making recommendations, educating patrons, and supervising his team. Most impressive, however, was the food on the plate. The avacado & crab salad, smoked salmon, fried oysters with Remoulade, Korean ribs, smoked chocolate torte, and fresh fruit with meringue were ALL outstanding. Libertine is not a wine-centric eatery, but there are plenty to worthy selections on their wine list. I strongly recommend this place!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- dissapointed dinersOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/16/2014Poor service and food not up to par with competition. Not at all what we were expecting. Waitress criticized our selections and rudely continued to tell us what her favorites were. Restaurant is not a good concept. Dessert was very good.
- Amazing new placemplsfoodieDined on 8/15/2014Love, love, loved Libertine! Went there for a Friday night dinner and was expecting quite a bit given all that I had heard about Tim McKee opening a new hot spot. Libertine definitely delivered on my expectations - amazing cocktails and a great menu with so many things that were outstanding. Definitely recommend the Cheddar Bratwurst burger, the various oysters, and the smoked tart for dessert.Special Features:
- Relies too heavy on hot spicesRiley007VIPDined on 8/14/2014We went to Libertine for Brunch and were disappointed. The menu has a few unspoiled staples, but most dishes are a mess. I want to ask Tim Mckee to try to cook breakfast without using jalapenos, habenaros or any other peppers. I order the Hemingway Rum Colins, which was terrible, my wife got the Kickstarter which she liked. She ordered the Dutch Baby and wasn't pleased. I got the Ham steak, which had an odd taste to it. We split Pancakes and bacon, which were both very good. We have been impressed with dinner so far, even with the hit or miss menu, but Brunch was a bust.
- Great experienceCaj89VIPDined on 8/13/2014This was our first visit to Libertine and it hasn't been open long. We began in the bar while waiting for friends. Our bartender, Dave, was amazing. We asked him about the food and his recommendations...he talked like a chef! His descriptions were exciting and delivered with culinary excellence. It blew us away. The food WAS wonderful and the drinks different and innovative. We particularly enjoyed The Shadow Knows. We will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Everything Is Interesting & worthyAgiocambosDined on 8/13/2014Libertine has one of the most appealing menus I've ever come across. It seems to be very meat-heavy, but there are actually quite a few non-meat choices -- and each holds its own against all the others. My favorite dish is the lamb saddle chop -- which is a steak more than chop, and is everything a lamb lover like I could want. Also love the crispy pigs ears, which are basically a meat calamari, and the pork shoulder steak, and the charbroiled oysters. What's great about Libertine, too, is that it's super casual, yet stylish and very food-forward, and the small-to-medium plate format (with the exception of the ham steak, which is enormous) allows you to try a lot of different things without breaking the bank.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another Parasole FailOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/10/2014Including dessert, we tried about a dozen items on the menu. Only one, the Bacon Chop was decent. Everything else suffered from the same thing all Parasole restaurants suffer from. Poorly attempted food in a nice space. We tried oysters three different ways, and I still don't remember tasting oysters-even the raw ones. Don't even get me started on the fried oysters that allegedly had chorizo in it. Anyway, this place should be a pass if you are a person that likes good food. If you are one of the lemmings that thinks the Parasole formula is right for you, then you'll fit right in here as they have pulled that scam on you once again. At least I won't have to worry about you taking up a seat in a really good restaurant around town.
- Food with FriendsReReDined on 8/8/2014I like the overall concept of this restaurant--I think it's perfect for the area it's in. This restaurant is designed for groups of people. You can dine side by side with folks you've never met at communal tables. The dishes are meant to be shared. The food of course is outstanding (I had the flank steak and cauliflower dishes). The cocktails are delicious, too. Tim Mckee even swung by our table to greet us, which was really nice.Special Features:
- MEHOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 8/7/2014I was excited to try this place,bc of all the buzz. it was a disappointment. The food was just ok, the service was mediocre, and portion sizes were tiny & overpriced. The rooftop was nice, but the tables were wobbly, chairs unbalanced and the lighting was weak; I found this to be odd since the place is so new. I also found it odd that the food was "supposed" to come out at different times. I was looking forward to the bone marrow toast due to other reviews, but it wasnt even on the menu and my server had no clue what it was, even though there are photos of it on their yelp... i'll try again in a few months, may they would've worked the kinks out.
- Great food, young serviceAbbyDined on 8/3/2014Libertine feels very 20-something, L.A-ish in vibe--appropriate, I guess, for the neighborhood. However, the food was as outstanding as we'd expect from Tim McKee, so we'd return even though the sweet, but interrupting server kept calling our aged 40-60 co-ed group either "guys" or to the men, "sir". A touch of fine-tuning to the service to add to the sophistication and a few more noise-absorbing decor touches, and you're golden.Special Features:
- Great foodWwwwVIPDined on 8/3/2014Kale with melted manchego cheese was fantastic, one of the best veg side dishes I've ever tried. Wax beans sautéed with peppers also great. Loved my lamb/brie burger. For dessert I ordered a rum chai cocktail - it was perfect. Rhubarb gin and tonic was ok but I'm going to try it again next time and see if it comes out a little less sweet and a little more rhubarb.
- new & notablejweberDined on 8/2/2014I like the concept of this restaurant and seeing Tom McKee's name attached to it made us want to check it out. Parking was a breeze, and all the staff were amazing from the host stand to the food runners. We loved the big cocktail list and beer selections. I tried three different drinks just because they were so unique (and I loved two out off three). The food was great. The Jamaican jerk shrimp wasn't outstanding, but we were surprised that a side order of baby potatoes was out of this world. We also enjoyed the lamb juicy lucy with brie and the beef spare rib. The adult twinkie with nutella stuffing was a fun way to end the meal. The rooftop bar boasts a fantastic view, and the service up there was awesome also.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I don't recommendnoname78493876Dined on 8/2/2014I wouldn't recommend this place. It was too noisy, the food comes out as it is finished, so you either eat before others get their food--rude--or you wait and your food gets cold. The portions were extremely small considering the price. The food was good. Not great, but good. When I spend $65 on a meal for two, it should be a much better experience and better food than what we got at Libertine. This is just another typical Uptown place--too noisy, too busy, too mediocre, and probably will be gone within 10 years, replaced by some other "trendy" urban start up.
- Exceptional food, amazing serviceVen7Dined on 8/1/2014Exceptional food, amazing service and fun! Will definitely be returning soon. While 'affiliated' with Parasole it doesn't feel 'corporate' at all and it showsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.