The Liberty NYC
The Liberty NYC

The Liberty NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thelibertynyc.com/index.html
  • Phone: 212 967 4000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Inquiries: hello@thelibertynyc.com or call 212 967 4000
  • Private Party Facilities: Inquiries: hello@thelibertynyc.com or call 212 967 4000
  • Private Party Contact: Eddy Buckingham 2129674000
  • Entertainment: Live DJs, entertainment depending on special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: 34th Street, Herald Sq. B,D,F,M,N,Q&R trains
    A short walk from Penn station or Grand central station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot on the same block.
    Parking on the street after 7:00p.m.
A word from The Liberty NYC
The Liberty is open from 12 noon for lunch daily, with Happy Hour from 4pm until 8pm, $1 oyster specials (4-6pm and 10pm-12 midnight) and seasonal drink offers. Our all day dining menu includes gluten free and vegetarian options. The Liberty's exclusive downstairs Clubroom is a perfect location for any private event for up to 30 to 150 people. The entire venue can hold 300 people or more, depending on the set up of your event.

The Liberty Bar itself, embodies the spirit of the city she serves; the Liberty to be one’s self. A 4000 square foot bar set over two levels, can hold up to 300 people. The Liberty is located at 29 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, just steps from Herald Square. The space is elegant but informal with soaring 18ft ceilings. The venue is a marriage of the classic and the contemporary of New York.
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The Liberty NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.5
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (5)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great group lunch
    jcmeatloverVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Can't go wrong with the Burger and duck fat fries with the Liberty ale!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $1 Oysters were amazing
    Annja
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Loved the secial on the Oysters at 10pm. The drinks were great and it was big enough to accomodate our large group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    lawroo79VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went for lunch during work week, and was hoping that I would find another go-to lunch spot. However, the service was terrible. It took more than 15 minutes just to have a waitress come over to ask us for drinks. It seemed like there was no staff actually working, despite multiple bodies in the restaurant. The food was not bad, and I'd try again if not for the service issue. I will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Description way off
    GFinDC28VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The description describes the restaurant as offering plenty of gluten free options, yet the hostess looked at me as is I grew three heads when I asked her for a gluten free menu and the server informed me they "ran out of gluten free dough for pizza days ago" and she had no idea when it would be back, but don't worry, there were a couple of salads! If you are going to provide in your description that you offer gluten free options, it is extremely irresponsible to run out of seemingly your only option (salad doesn't count) for days at a time. The purchasing manager should be ashamed of him/herself.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    seems to be a good after work spot. not good for quiet dinners where you want to carry on a conversation. Service was very rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CarolmariaVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    love the gluten free (yet very tasty) pizza option! snacks here are fantastic, I love coming in for a long lunch when I can get out of the office!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly good
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    While initially seen as a slightly upscale tavern/bar this place is actually quite awesome. Front space brighter for lunch, but either way food was excellent. As was service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Atmosphere was ok . Food was small portions. Service extremely slow
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor
    MeatNYC
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The restaurant was very hot and dark for a sunday lunch and we didn't stayed there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 46 reviews are from the The Liberty NYC reviews archive.
  • Dollar Oysters
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I came here for the dollar oysters and they were worth the trip. The drinks were great as well
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place, Server Hovers
    Reviewer
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I enjoyed the food - fried macaroni and cheese was very good. The crab cake sandwich was good but the crab cake was small and got lost in the roll. The server tended to hover over us and we wanted to chat and eat at a liesurely pace. The restaurant was empty and they didn't need our table.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale bar food but too loud
    lisadcVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Atmosphere was lively and had cool old school decor. Food was good but nothing to rave about. I was with a group. Everyone got their food but me. When it finally arrived, the fries were cold told the server and she took my whole plate back so I was with out food again. Not sure why she did not just bring me another set of fries. It was so loud - it was hard to hear each other talk and my ear were ringing when we left. I will not go back - mostly due to the noise level.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Went there for dinner with kid and it was loud and dark. The service started out well and went downhill from there.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    JoeyfromLuxembourg
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    That Week in New York City was awesome, and playing Cards while eating and drinking in the Liberty was the best what could ever happen, and thanks to Open Table who made it possible that we could reserve a table at the Liberty! The Liberty gave it all, and made the holidays perfect!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew?
    Srella
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Who knew there was good food in the wasteland that is Herald Square? Great drinks, $1 oysters from 4-6, and happy hour specials until 8 p.m.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good. Service questionable.
    NlavaVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We for brunch and found the service a bit weird. Very inflexible with requests and not knowledgable about the menu
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The services was very good
    Foodlover
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The services was very good - but the food wasn't. It was ordinary-nothing special or unique about it. We picked it because it was close to an appointment we had afterwards.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for dinner or evening snack
    PhillyGirl
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Great menu. We shared sliders and duck fat fries which were very tasty! Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place to meet up with friends
    AjncaliVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    This place had great starters. Excellent place for drinks small plates and conversation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went on a Tuesday night Crowd
    Maggie
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Went on a Tuesday night Crowd who was there was LOUD Lighting at tables was DARK Overall NOT a good place to have dinner with 2 friends and try to catch up -- IF you are trying to speak to one another Food was ok - nothing to talk about My bourbon sour was boring and again nothing to write home about
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place... A few times ago
    Afaz
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I was used to stop by every know and then, I decided to throw there a work party. The waitresses were pushy, even though I sent emails and called mentioning that I could be able to give our party's number of people, they kept stopping by the table asking when the others were supposed to arrive. Then when we where all set, they kept stopped by asking us if we needed something else, and acted very unprofessionally when the answer was negative. I was thinking that I could find a convenient place to gather several coworkers, I felt more ashamed most of the time. Anyway it was a going away party, since I left the city, I won't probably come back as well as my 10 coworkers who stopped by and who work a few blocks away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Liberty has a great burger!
    ShermVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Lots of places say they have great burgers, but this is really a great one! and they have $1 blue point oysters every day from 4-6p & 10p-12a. beware it gets pretty noisy in there after 7p most nights- lots of loud music and 3 nights a week a DJ (if you're into that sorta thing).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT spot in the neighborhood.
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    GREAT spot in the neighborhood. (traditionally lacking interesting options) I have recommended to any friends who will be in the area or are attending concerts at MSG etc. I like the nod to locally sourced ingredients--a very nice touch!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow nights and unattentive
    EatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Slow nights and unattentive service can drive you bonkers. Duck fat fries sounded great but weren't. Salads over-dressed and wimpy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Night!
    Rachel
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This place was perfect for girls night. I had been there before on dates. I had the chicken pizza and it was delicious and we also shared a cheese platter which had a great selection of cheeses. It was a little loud, but still a lot of fun. I definitely recommend it to other people. It's a great place for young professionals after work as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place, food was very
    jadesterVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    great place, food was very good. the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We came in and tried two appetizers, an entrée, two desserts, and several of their signature cocktails. All of it was absolutely fantastic. I live a few blocks away from this place and it's my new favorite by far
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food was
    Foodaddict
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great service and food was brought out quickly!!! Excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Bar Food and Lively Scene
    IBCG
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The shared appetizers of calamari, tempura green beans and margarita pizza were all quite good. The burgers are fine. The specialty drinks are fun and the scene is very lively and noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no seats required
    goody2go
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I made a reservation for 22 and was shown to 2 high tops that had 12 stools I quess we were suppose to hold our plates! When I questioned the staff they pointed to stools along the wall! We had to grab another table as there was no way to fit everyone at 2 tables for six. will never go there again,
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a reservation for 20 people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Had a reservation for 20 people on a Saturday night. I was late but they had already seated my friends who were there. They gave us 2 tables which was good for us since we had so many people. There was an NFL playoff game so the place was busy and loud. The staff was great and accommodating to our group. Food was great (except the fries were cold), drinks were great and everyone had a great time. They let us order at the bar so we could do separate checks (didn't want to deal with splitting the bill with that many people!) & brought our food out to our table which makes this place great for groups. Side Note: This is a Patriots bar, so if you are not a fan don't go there when they are playing :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great oysters
    alexVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Excellent place for oysters and champagne. Fig pizza was awesome. Service was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liberty was the perfect place
    Adam
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Liberty was the perfect place to grab a drink and unwind on a Friday afternoon. The food and music were outstanding, I would highly recommend the duck fat fries. Will definitely visit this place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a JOKE!
    Nina
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I made a reservation for 20 people. Had the reservation for a week and I received a phone call stating that there would be a football party upstairs and with such a big group for dinner would I like to be put downstairs and have the area to ourselves. I, of course said yes. So my family and I get there and we are brought downstairs to a lounge area. There were no dishes, utensils, tables or waiters. There were some nice couches, coffee tables and ottomans. I thought that since we had the whole downstairs, hey why not eat on coffee tables and have a lounge effect. Then another group of about 8-10 walk downstairs and proceed to sit down on half of the couches. At that point I was like how can you offer 20 people no space! So we left.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too loud
    nycgalVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We had to request the staff to turn down the music since we couldn't hear each other at all! Another peeve: they have only a couple of vegetarian offerings so why fry the fries and the donuts in duck fat to reduce the samplings available for vegetarians? Other than that service was courteous and food was decent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved The Liberty
    Jeangio
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Very tasty and surprisingly creative food. Bacon mayonnaise ?! Awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient
    MyMo
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    My boyfriend and I had a great time at this establishment. We made the reservation for 6 p.m. but we got there early and the servers already let us inside the restaurant, which is great for us. The service was fast, except when we asked for the check. Overall, the food was excellent, prices were affordable, and the servers were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Equal parts bar and restaurant, this place had a great vibe as soon as you walk in on a Friday night for dinner with good music, a busy center bar, and tables surrounding the perimeter. Nothing was wrong with the food, everyone's dish was good but nothing too special. Great selection of cocktails, and a happy hour before 8 which we just missed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clemson Game
    GiGiMcK
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    GREAT spot to watch the Clemson Tigers, except when they're getting embarassed at home by Florida State. Felt like I had 400 friends in the bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Bar near ESB
    KEITHNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We went to watch the Clemson FSU game on a Saturday night and were very impressed with the food and service. The atmosphere was loud and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.