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Liberte Lounge

4.3
4.3
610 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 569-8300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edward Hancock

  • Private party facilities

    Liberte Lounge offers the ideal space for private events and gatherings. Nestled in the heart of downtown Philadelphia special occasions are celebrated with an expert staff, unique cocktails, and deliciously tantalizing cuisine by Chef Edward Hancock.

  • Private party contact

    Julia Brown-Farley: (215) 564-7831

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    17th Street and Sansom Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on selected dates

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 610 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Philadelphia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Philadelphia

    Notable Wine List

  • Philadelphia

    Romantic

  • Philadelphia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Philadelphia

    French

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  1. P

    Pastorchef

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was here for another anniversary and we were not disappointed. Service, food and atmosphere was excellent for this visit.
  2. GC

    GooseCowboy

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!!!
  3. GC

    GooseCowboy

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service!!!
  4. GC

    GooseCowboy

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It’s really a bar that has a few things on the menu. It got the job done, but as a place for a nice dinner, look elsewhere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    A mouse ran through the restaurant while we were eating and the restaurant didn’t do anything to address it until we brought it up
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Loved the restaurant! Service left a little to be desired but overall loved my experience here.
  8. JL

    JohnL

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a drink, nosh and to people watch.
  9. A

    Amsweet77

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We waited 15 minutes for someone to acknowledge us at the hostess desk. They seemed short handed but the bartender was very nice, took our order and it arrived quickly. Food was good, wines excellent!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Clearly understaffed, but the staff who was there was accommodating and working hard. Was just fine, but wouldn’t go out of my way
  11. S

    Smaths

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I was expecting more French food as it categorizes itself as such online. The appetizers menu matched that of a sports bar, cheesesteak egg rolls and buffalo chicken. Not quite French food. The main courses were chicken beef or tuna. Overall the food was ok and the service was really great given that it felt a bit understaffed. I think if it advertised itself as a sports bar, it’d have led to less disappointment.
  12. AR

    AudreyR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Choose Liberty Lounge and you won’t be disappointed. We had a wonderful meal in the restaurant with stellar service from Chris. The bar area appeared to have an inviting ambience, too. We plan to return.
  13. SG

    SGold

    Philadelphia

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The first impression is that the space devoted to dining, seems to be small and the menu is limited.
  14. M

    Mely

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible. Don’t go! Went for restaurant week. Waited forever to be seated. Rude waiter
  15. JC

    JandC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    we loved the food and service on the night of our visit. Only suggestion: turn down the bright overhead chandelier and put some small light son the tables! Would've made such a big difference!
  16. S

    Sphil

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal. Food was perfectly prepared and the portion size was extremely generous. Loved the food. Great service too.
  17. l

    ladyl

    Philadelphia

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I found portions far exceeded usual Restaurant week size. Presentation was outstanding. What made our dining experience over the top best? Our waiter Chris,who despite a full house,managed everyone with humor,professionalism and knowledge.
  18. C

    Chaz

    Atlantic City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food nicely served
  19. J

    Jessie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chris was very personable and made the dining experience that much greater. The signature cocktail was amazing, per his recommendation. And I throughly enjoyed all courses
  20. P

    Puffin

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Surprisingly good food with ample portions. I am usually skeptical of hotel place’s restaurants and a stop during restaurant week. The blend of flavors for my duck entree was spicy but good and my appetizer outstanding. Do give this place a try.
  21. T

    Tony

    Philadelphia

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived on time for reservations and they checked our vaccination status. They told us at the desk that they did not have their Pad to check us in but I could sit anywhere since we were the only couple in the restaurant. The staff was very friendly, professional and happy to see us. I like this restaurant because the food is always good and it is quiet. Also, over the years we managed to be placed on their White Night or Diner en Blanc list. It is fantastic, they bring everything, no need to carry chairs, meal etc. They do it all and we stay at the hotel overnight and go to the After Party. Hopefully, the pandemic goes away and we all can get back to a somewhat normal life again.
  22. WA

    WmAllenS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Bartender Ellen was great. Always a pleasure!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The server came once and dropped off water and never came back
  24. M

    Mitra

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a hotel restaurant, a bit outdated, dark and probably a lot nicer in the winter as there aren't any outdoor options. The menu choices were really good, very innovative, and the portions were a decent size. The service was fast and efficient. A very enjoyable experience.
  25. TL

    TrishL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    No atmosphere whatsoever. Could not even close the curtains to block the view of the valet. We left early.
  26. SB

    SalimaB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The summer cocktails were nice. I’m looking forward to returning as they change the menu
  27. FS

    FoodSnob

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 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.
  28. SF

    SaraF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 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!
  29. OJ

    OdessaJ

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 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.
  30. T

    Tony

    Philadelphia

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 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.
  31. JG

    JoeG

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 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.
  32. J

    Jamie

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 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
  33. C

    Chris

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 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.
  34. M

    Mandylyn

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 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.
  35. CS

    ColetteS

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 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. 👍👍
  36. E

    Etog1

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service was not that good but the food was delicious.
  37. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 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.
  38. MT

    MarquesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Wife and I enjoyed are time and our server Manolo(?) was really helpful.
  39. GZ

    GuiaZ

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 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.
  40. SG

    SelmaG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome environment and the food was amazing. Staff were perfect!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

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

Liberte Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Liberte Lounge

120 South 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th Street and Sansom Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edward Hancock

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on selected dates

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 569-8300

  • Private party facilities

    Liberte Lounge offers the ideal space for private events and gatherings. Nestled in the heart of downtown Philadelphia special occasions are celebrated with an expert staff, unique cocktails, and deliciously tantalizing cuisine by Chef Edward Hancock.

  • Private party contact

    Julia Brown-Farley: (215) 564-7831

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