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About Liberte Lounge

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.

120 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, French American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Bar Food
Daily 11:30 am–12:00 am
Afternoon Tea
Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
17th Street and Sansom Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 569-8300

Website:
http://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com/dining-lounge/

Entertainment:
Entertainment on selected dates

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 Jim Coleman.

Private Party Contact:
Julia Brown-Farley: (215) 564-7831

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Liberte Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Cozy (8)
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Happy Hour (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

It was a nice afternoon tea experience with friends!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband & I visited this restaurant for an early Valentine's afternoon tea. The service was wonderful as well as the whole tea experience.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had another lovely afternoon tea experience at the Liberte Lounge! Service was excellent--the staff was attentive and good humored. The tea service was delicious. I wish they'd described the tea sandwich options in case we wanted to make any substitutions. I also wish there had been a slightly wider variety of teas. There were only a few choices that were decaffeinated. The scones were delicious, as well as the macaroons!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

reserved through open table for afternoon tea at 2:30. Changed the reservation to 5 successfully through open table. Got there at 4:55. Was told that tea hour ends at 5 and they could not seat us. There was no remediation . Horribly poor service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I purchased a discounted Afternoon Tea from Travel Zoo for me, my sister, my mom and my son's girlfriend. We had so much fun and the food was delicious. This is something we would definitely do again. The only thing we noticed is that the tea is not served in authentic tea cups :-(

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for afternoon tea with a coupon. Overall a surprising good tea and we left full and satisfied. A nice variety of scones, small sandwiches, and dessert. Tea was an excellent quality and we had a champagne, mimosa, or Bellini toast. We went at 1pm on a Sunday and were the first people to arrive so it was really quiet, but I think the kitchen was surprised by our reservation as we were told the reservations usually start at 2pm. Still they readied for us with all haste and we had a lovely afternoon,

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Lots of highs, and a few slight annoyances:

Staff (Great job) - super friendly staff, remembered my name from the reservation throughout lunch, gave me utensils when I took the dessert to go. everyone was super friendly. Minor thing - waited about 1 minute, maybe 2, to be seated as there was no one at the podium when I came in.

Food (Very good) - All the food looked amazing.
App: the tuna was very buttery in texture (and I wish I could have slurped up the sauce/broth it was immersed in). Slightly under-seasoned for me, but still very good.
Entree: the duck confit was good, some parts were super tender, other parts of the duck leg harder to chew. The arugula salad with the crispy duck skin instead of croutons was AMAZING!
Dessert: still in my fridge, looked amazing.

Price - it was restaurant week... I love restaurant week!
Thanks for the quiet delicious lunch!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

When we walked in there was no hostess to greet us. After a while longer a waitress came to advise us that the hostess will be with us shortly. He did not appear until about another 10 minutes. We were then seated and waited another 20 minutes for the waitress to ask us if we wanted any drinks. We decided to order our meals, because we did not want to have our drinks and not order in another half an hour. Our meals arrived cold! I ate it because I did not want to wait another second. The waitress barely checked on us. My husband had to take the silverware from another table, because the waitress forgot to give us eating utensils for our desserts, which when we finally tasted it was pretty good. The meal was cold so that was not good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious and the waitstaff very friendly and professional. Atmosphere was elegant and cozy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Worst service - SLOW

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This place was amazing. Probably hands down the best duck confit I’ve ever had. Would definitely come back here again.
Pleasant staff and most importantly succulent food with great sides pairings.

Fully satisfied 👌🏻

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food and place was great but the service was very slow. We were there for two hours. The first course came out pretty cool but the second and third course too a very long time.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a tea for my friend’s 50th birthday. It was great! The food was fabulous and the staff was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

50th birthday party for a friend. It was great fun and the food was wonderful! Sarah and the staff were fabulous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The sandwiches, desserts and tea are terrific! This is a annual Travelzoo favorite.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

On DEC 31st the restaurant was not doing tea service that day so we never go the change to dine.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

excellent tea-- fresh made with hot enough water from excellent loose tea selection. food just ok and not worth the money. ambience excellent

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had great service from Shanika.
Apps were tasty and priced right.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great customer service! Ask for Miguil and Sharita. They will make sure that you feel special for any occasion. I will def. visit again!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The staff were genial and our greeter was a hilarious but brief chatter which was welcomed while we awaited the arrival of our superb afternoon tea. I will definitely make a return visit in the near future.

Tags: Seasonal, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went there with a friend for Christmas eve and although the food we ordered was good, the limited menu prix fixe (the only thing available) was a overall disappointing. Excellent pork belly appetizer, so-so Prime rib with over-heavy sauce on top. Yule log cake (white and dark chocolate )the only choice (neither of which of interest to me).
Venue was lovely, maitre d excellent. Waiter not very attentive.
I'd try it again for a regular meal, but never this particular prix fixe.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Afternoon tea with coworker

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our Server went above and beyond!! They accommodated me after I made a mistake on the reservation and gave my friends and I a wonderful afternoon!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The high tea is just not worth it. It wasn't very good and the chocolate sauce was very watered down.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Went for afternoon tea and had a wonderful time! Food was delicious and our server, Miguil was amazing!! Will definitely go again!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Chris, the manager, was very accommodating to our group of 7. The food was great and it was quiet enough to hear each other. It's a great spot for a group.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Awesome service. Miguil was fabulous. High tea is a festive nosh, not a full bodied meal so don't expect one. Delicious mini bites

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The tea and accouterments were delicious and the waiter was very knowledgeable. He was particularly sweet to the 9 year-old little girl we had with us. The tables and chairs were not comfortable for a tea, though. We kept having to adjust our feet on either side of the large base of the table and the chairs were very sunken in. You had to sit on the edge in order to talk to each other.
I was also disappointed in the fact that there were really no Christmas decorations in the lounge. There was a little something in the window, but I had my back to it. I was hoping to do a Christmas tea, so it was a let down.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Afternoon tea - an enjoyable, very civilized and delightful experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and I went here for the four course and wine pairing prixe-fixed dinner. It was fantastic! Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the evening. Since there were two choices for the first 3 of the 4 courses, she suggested that we each get one and share. Great idea! The prickly pear salad contained some amazing cheese wedges and octopus starter was delicious - paired with a Riesling - I’ve never been a fan of Riesling, but this was crisp, dry and chilled just right. The second course was a crisp bacon wrapped around a fish, paired with a Sauvignon blanc - also good, but liked the Riesling better. The third course we had skate wing and short ribs paired with Chianti Classico - delicious and we brought enough home for dinner tonight!. The 4th course was a chocolate mousse and cheese plate, we each got our own, paired with Cabernet Sauvignon- by this point, we were so full, but the tastes we had were so enjoyable. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience. The food portions were large, the wine pours were ‘full pours’ for each course, and our server was very personable and helpful. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Best part, it was a Travelzoo special, which made the value unbelievable!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good. Wine selection exceptional. Service was a problem. It took very long to get any course. At worse we waited for 30-40 minutes to get second part of the meal. Nobody was paying attention to seat us. Perhaps we were first clients but it felt we had to ask for service

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It seemed they were under staffed. My wife’s steak did not come out as order

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I was in the area and reviewed the menu online. The ambience was nice and the seating casual and comfortable. The food was the real star. The French Onion soup was good, I am a fan and it did not disappoint. However the duck confit was the star! Amazing dish. Rich and decadent. I'd eat it again if I weren't so full...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had brunch here and was amazed at the election and creativity of the Eggs Benedict choices. There were 9 different combinations and you get to choose two! I chose the Duck Benedict and the Crabcake Benedict both were outstanding, although they could have been served warmer than they were.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Nice luxurious hotel, remains true to giving you a little feel of Paris with its french themes. Attentive service and fair prices make this restaurant a go-to when you want to dine in style.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was great! My favorite was the Scallops and Shrimp over grits with a brown savory gravy, loved it!!!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The atmosphere was nice and we were seated as soon as we arrived. However, the initial hostess forgot about us and it took another host to notice we hadn't received menus which took 5 minutes. The food we ordered was ok. The duck conflit was good I thought, but the venison was Very Salty and cold. The best part was probably the dessert and the drinks. The waitress was very nice and attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful lunch during restaurant week. Good was creative and delicious. We had great service. Felt like we were back in France. Definitely will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was not good, and the wine was not of a high quality.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Service, food, experience, were all subpar. Never, ever again.

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