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Liberte Lounge

4.3
413 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Afternoon Tea
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, French American, American
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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
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Phone number
(215) 569-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edward Hancock
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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.
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Private party contact
Julia Brown-Farley: (215) 564-7831
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street and Sansom Street
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Entertainment
Entertainment on selected dates
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
What 413 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
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ambience
4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I had a travelzoo voucher for tea for two- it was for the liberte lounge- but was actually in Chez Colette- next door. having done tea both here (twice) and at the Rittenhouse- the rittenhouse is definitely more worth the splurge. This was delicious and lovely- but the staff wasn't as friendly or attentive as they could have been- especially when we first arrived- I had called ahead and said one of us didn't eat meat- and I had to remind them twice- and they never showed any kind of menu- I realize I had purchased a thing- but in the past- there was a list/menu on the off chance that I wanted to upgrade my purchase etc- and that would have shown what was available should I wish to go back without a voucher. Overall a fine experience- but more attention to the details would have made it stellar.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Venue was quiet and serene and the service was excellent. I was a bit disappointed in the freshness and quality of the food. Scones were a bit stale and the variety of tea sandwiches lacked innovation. Overall, the event was a very good value for money, although I have had better food options at competitors in the Philadelphia area.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The restaurant has changed since the last time I ate there about a year ago. It was more lively and the menu has changed. They now offer a chef's selection and I decided to try this. It was four courses of things on the menu but smaller portions. The selections were awesome, some things I would never have tried on their own but I found in smaller portions I enjoyed. The beet salad was one. I would recommend this restaurant and will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food selection and service was perfect, the manager made us discover an amazing South Africa wine that
Matched perfectly with dinner, the whole experience was amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It is impossible to write a review for Liberte Lounge since we were told our tea reservation was moved to the Bistro- a much more casual venue. Initially, the service was attentive. However, after we had our drinks, tea and food, no one ever checked back with us. Eventually, we just left a tip and departed since there was no check involved. I had purchased a TravelZoo coupon.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

the service was great. didn't like the chicken salad sandwiches and i never eat smoked salmon so there wasn't many sandwiches I could eat. was expecting cream cheese and cucumber tea sandwich.
desserts and scones and tea were very good
it's my second time coming, one with my girlfriends and once with my daughters

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We were warmly greeted upon entering the Lounge. The waiter was excellent he explained the various teas and indicated his favorite which was an excellent choice. When the pastries arrived he told me about each one. It was a very pleasant afternoon experience. I'm so glad that I went there for tea!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great place to get together with some friends for tea. Nice selection. Very pleasant atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

great ambiance. I took my daughter there for her birthday for afternoon tea and finger foods with champagne/mimosa. this is the second time we went and, again, we were very satisfied and happy. We had a very nice time talking, sitting, sipping and the finger foods were just enough. The staff were very nice, very attentive. I will come here again... may even try to go into town to have dinner....I don't usually go into town but for this I will.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Friend and I went for tea. The good and presentation were excellent, as was the service. Will definitely choose again.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good stuff

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I just got married on New Year's Day and we are still in the honeymoon stage. We really enjoyed the afternoon tea . My husband has never experienced this and I thought it would be something fun for us to do together which it was.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Afternoon tea with a long time friend at Liberte Lounge was very pleasant. Friday afternoon was obviously a busy time and we were seated in the restaurant area, not the lounge. Tea assortment was pleasant and the assortment of tea sandwiches and sweet treats were tasty. We stopped in late in the day, 3 pm. The bread for all of the sandwiches as well as the deviled egg had obviously lost moisture sitting all day. It would have been courteous to check if we'd like more tea and we were satisfied with things. Service was largely unnecessary once tea treats were served.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The service was great, food tasty. We went the year before also but it was better this year. Food was up scaled and customer service was friendly and personal. Will go again.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had an excellent time at high tea. Had a 3:00 reservation, was significantly early and they accommodated us with no problem. Excellent selection, attentive waitstaff. Will go again

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We totally enjoyed the Afternoon Tea at the Sofitel. Our waiter, Miguil, was incredible - very efficient and very charming. The array of items offered - scones, tea sandwiches, pastries -- as well as gourmet tea itself - was ideal. Very enjoyable meal!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We loved it! Great selection of teas! Macaroons were great!

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

My friend had never been to high tea, and she was pleased with ours. But I've been to several high teas, and this wasn't the "event" it should be. While the food was good, my pot of tea was lukewarm when it arrived, and the scones were tiny compared to the large bowls of clotted cream and lemon curd on the table.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Afternoon tea
Service was great. Very polite and tentative
Tea was hot and delicious
Tiered tea cakes/sandwiches were sub par
Overly dry scones, sandwiches nothing I would eat again (egg was well done)
Desserts on the bottom were very sub par, a pumpkin roll in February? The macaroon was the winner. The donut hole was dry and when dipped in the Hershey's sauce was worse if possible.
Great idea for tea for two but food was lacking

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My friend and I came for the afternoon tea on a Sunday. The staff and service was great. The ambiance could've been better. The food was mediocre. The savory items were better than the sweet. There was four savory items, two biscuits, and four sweet items. They all came in twos so we can each have one. I got the toffee tea and a glass of champagne - both okay. Nothing stood out to me. I probably won't be back. I'm glad I had a coupon.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

When we arrived to this location the were no longer serving the full menu. Save yourself a trip if you are interested In the full menu.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fine, but probably wouldn't go back, there are just so many better options in philly. The ambience and decor are great, service was great, and I really liked the signature Liberte cocktail, but the food was just fine.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent food. Very pleasant and charming waiter who was efficient and knowledgeable. Not a Victorian atmosphere tea room--more sophisticated hotel modern style. Delightful time and will return. Used a discount coupon which made it reasonably priced. Without it, would have been expensive. A drink --mimosa or similar, made it special, and was included.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Staff was fantastic. Nice setting and ambiance. Food was disappointing at best. Cheese appetizer was poorly done. The pear spread wasn’t even completely cooked as it was mainly pears in a granular brown sugar mess. The pasta itself was well prepared as far as texture but the mushroom sauce was pretty much tasteless brown water. Disappointing is the nicest way to describe this dining experience. Reminded me why I usually don’t dine in hotel restaurants

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was a nice afternoon tea experience with friends!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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 :-(

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Worst service - SLOW

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Service was great. Tea sandwiches were not ones that I enjoyed. They were a little different from the norm.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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