Liberte Lounge

4.3
506 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went there for an afternoon tea. While everything we ate (my wife agrees with me) was good, nothing was outstanding. I confess we're foodies and are used to high quality food. While the ambiance was good, all the chandelier/lights had a heavy dust coating on them; a sign that the cleaning service is not up to snuff for a hotel of that category.
Compared to "ordinary" places, Liberte Lounge is superior but compared to high category establishments, it needs improvement.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, really large portions and the food was fresh. I was a little disappointed about the desert, didn't really measure up to the rest of the meal.

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LR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed ourselves. Wish we had a choice to swap out the tea cakes for tea sandwiches.

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k
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

While the reservation comes through for the Liberte Lounge, afternoon tea is actually served in a separate dining room. That room is nicely appointed and larger to accommodate more guests. My new daughter-in-law and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon with a delicious tray of scones, tea sandwiches and desserts. The personalized service ensured that our experience was top notch. I would certainly recommend partaking of this lovely event.

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TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

My wife and I went for afternoon tea after a spontaneous trip to the art museum on a Friday we played hookie and dumped the kids. Art museum was nice and afternoon tea was not. We walked and were very hungry. Service was just ok. Waiting at the reception desk for 15 minutes was a bit disconcerting considering there were at least 2 reservations including ours. My wife flagged down the attendant and was told to wait. Again, a bit annoying but no big deal. When we were finally seated, our server was very attentive and pleasant. The tea was delicious and enjoyable. The food, on the other hand, was not. A three tiered dish was served with scones (top), finger sandwiches (middle) and desserts (bottom). Scones were good, especially with provided spreads. The finger sandwiches were not good at all. The breads were stale and the egg salad was made with sour cream (disgusting). If I wanted stale peanut butter and jelly, I'd have eaten my daughters left over lunch from yesterday. Desserts were also sub par with little to be desired. On an empty stomach, my tastes are usually more lenient. We promptly paid our bill and walked to the Gyro place we passed on the way and enjoyed that thoroughly. That place is called Moustaki and for $9 you get a gyro and fries.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had afternoon tea and enjoyed a delicious variety of food. Scones, sandwich wedges, and mini desserts along with a nice selection of teas. A champagne drink was included which was a nice touch.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely afternoon. The service was exceptional and the food delicious

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A
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for afternoon tea. Purchased sales on Travelzoo. Definitely worth the money! Everyone was so friendly, the food was amazing, and the restaurant was adorable! Would love to go again!

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WT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is for foodies... smallish menu and could have ordered every item... our meals from appetisers..salads, entrees and desert were all excellent.

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DW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great except the server took a while after we were seated before she took our order. I feel like she was responsible for too many tables which caused us to wait longer than we should have.

She was pleasant though and once we ordered the wait wasn’t that long.

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HT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the fourth time we've had tea at the Liberte Lounge. Miguel is magnificent at attending to the needs of our table. I did submit this was a celebration, but nothing special was done to accommodate the additional information. There was also PB&J with goat cheese, needless to say, that went back to the kitchen uneaten. The scones are delicious, the tea sandwiches are just okay. We've been to other teas in the city and this is just okay.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for tea and had a great time. The Liberte Lounge is very nice and the service was excellent. Hope to get back there soon.

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DH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

have been there before for tea, an enjoyable afternoon.BUT, a little disappointed this time. the tea sandwiches were just "OK" . One sandwich was PEANUT BUTTER. Really PB&J for TEA??

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Mediocre. Terrible waste of money. Never again. Food selection was pathetic. We have been to many "high" teas and this was clearly the worst.

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MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the words of one of my besties, it was completely "civilized". Very elegant, but modern take on high tea.

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MT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly Staff, Beautiful Place, Good Finger Foods....My mom had a good birthday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice valentine’s day dining experience

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HR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High Tea was amazing! Quality and quanity of food exceeded our expectations. A very new nice assortment of tea sanwiches and pasteries. The best part for me was the tea, since I’m really not a tea drinker. It was mild but flavorable

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Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

First, I think it’s totally false advertising to call this a French restaurant. This restaurant is “hotel chic” said with a faux French accent. Second, for the price, I expect better service—our waitress was less than interested in our table (a large party), and despite the fact that both our reservation AND someone in our party mentioned to the manager that this was a birthday celebration, nothing was done (or even offered) in way of a celebration. We had to ask what the specials were, there was no explanation of the menu or house specialty items, and service was so slow that when our appetizer actually did make it to the table, we were surprised. The food was average at best and the wine selection paltry. My family and I won’t be dining at Liberte again.

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New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prix fixe menu was excellent! The combinations were well selected and the portions were large.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had the tea which was very good. Everyone enjoyed the food. Plenty to go around for 4. The scones were perfect!

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great girls' day out. Checking in was fine - they were a little weird to my friend who came in moments after me - they clearly had my name and my reservation, sat me down, but then told my friend that i never made a reservation. I physically walked up to the front and brought her to the table myself. After that, the afternoon was perfect and seamless. Our server Deija was wonderful and helpful, the food and drink was displayed really nicely and tasted good. Overall a great tea experience and would do it again.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two for two a wonderful ideal...

Afternoon high tea.

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DH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

we've had afternoon tea there before, and it was so much better. the bread on the tea sandwiches were stale

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NF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Liberte Lounge Restaurant. Our server was very informative and made great suggestions on which tea we should chose. We started off with a nice glass of champagne, followed by our Tea delivered in a beautiful tea pot. She then bought us a 3 tiered dish filled with biscuits, scones, tea sandwiches and 4 different kinds of desserts. The hotel itself is very elegant. It was so nice just to go and have a relaxing afternoon.

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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

My best friend and I had a great time catching up over tea. However, the service was deplorable. Not one server greeted us or served us. The room manager ended up taking our tea/champagne order. It is not a difficult service since all the food is the same for everyone. We saw at least 3 tables of folks who came in after us and got served before us. Luckily we were in no hurry but we were hungry. I would look elsewhere to do tea next time.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was lovely but came out pretty slow. I know we were a big party, but we were served the main dish at around 10pm,which was pretty late. Other than that, service was attentive.

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NF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

So the trouble started when we tried to locate the restaurant. We had no idea it was within the Sofitel hotel. Then there was no matron at the door who seated us. We wandered in and waited 10+ minutes to be seated, though there was little other patrons. On the upside, the food was delicious and the mimosas were fantastic.

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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for the afternoon tea service. The service was fantastic, and so were the pastries, but the mini tea sandwiches department was subpar. The sandwiches did not seem fresh/made to order, and they were not anything creative either. The egg salad sandwich was good, the rest were mediocre. The tea selection was on point and the bellini I got was great as well.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came across this when scrolling Facebook and couldn’t be more happier with having tried it! What a great experience with great service and I will DEFINITELY be signing up again in the future for another afternoon tea.

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GC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miguel was Great! He made our tea memorable. He was attentive and entertaining at the same time. The BEST waiter I have had in a long time.

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SO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The wait time to have someone take our order was really long, but the food was delicious and our drinks were taken off from our bill to compensate for the long wait time. Other than the long wait, the dining experience was great. The staff was accommodating and apologetic for the long wait. We were satisfied and we plan on going back to the restaurant again.

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SW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We went during restaurant week. The price fixed menu was nice, and a reasonable value. Dishes were not generous, but not skimpy either. The service was our only concern. The place was not full, and we were late for a show afterward, despite warning our waitress, and budgeting over 90 minutes for the meal.

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MA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Dried out bread, peanut butter and jelly, tasteless chocolate dessert...my how this tea has fallen. Once it felt like great fun and value, now it is less than. All was served with a smile, but service was not attentive. Champagne and tea were delightful.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a $20./person Restaurant Week lunch, so the value was superb! We didn't ask to see a regular menu so can't estimate normal value. I put "very good" for value because I couldn't submit my responses without checking something, but that response has no meaning, it's n.a.
OPEN TABLE: DO NOT FORCE CHOICES FOR EACH ITEM, ADD N.A. OR UNSURE TO EACH AS AN OPTIONAL response

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

All the staff members we interacted with were outstanding - friendly, courteous and attentive. The atmosphere was a bit of a disappointment, dark and slightly tired looking. It looked like and I suspect is a bar, not the elegant tea room we had expected.
The St. James tea we had was lovely, but the selection was too heavily weighted towards flavored and herbal teas. Perhaps this is why we had to ask for milk and lemon, which was promptly and cheerfully provided.
The food was very nice and very ample. The scones and lemon curd were a real treat, the sandwiches tasty, though PBJ and goat cheese? The sweets were very pretty and nicely varied, but nothing really stood out.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience, again in large part due to the staff.

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BK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea was the best. Delicious, good service, quiet and wonderful value. Would definitely do this again.

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DC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I brought my mother and sister for tea while visiting Philly for the day. We had a wonderful tea 2 years ago at the Sofitel so our expectations were high. Our server was phenomenal and very welcoming although we were early for the 2 pm tea. The manager however was not...he came to the table to scold us for being early for tea and letting us know that the restaurant loses money on serving tea and then accused us of changing the tea time in Open Table! I do not go to restaurants to get scolded or accused of wrong doing! On top of it the tea that was served was not anywhere as delicious as the last time. They actually served a peanut butter sandwich as one of the offerings! There are so few places to enjoy tea in Philly and the Sofitel has now been crossed off the list!

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A
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew was an amazing server, very attentive and friendly. Will definitely come back again!

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the afternoon tea, did not disappoint! Lots of options and the snacks you get with it are also delicious.

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