Permanently Closed - Libertine

4.3
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540 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Libertine is Uptown’s rec room – a neighborhood bar where the food and drink are serious, but everything else is a game. From skee-ball and foosball to board games, ping pong and Jenga, Libertine was created for people who want more than a TV screen for entertainment. Here singles, couples and groups come together for a wide range of games and activities combined with kick-ass drinks and a menu that puts freezer-to-fryer bar food to shame. The range of activities and breadth of the menu make Libertine a true neighborhood hangout.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm
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Phone number
(612) 877-7263
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill McJenkin
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Private party facilities
If you are looking for a unique space to host your next event, look no further than Libertine. With multiple spaces available for reservation, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is what space to choose. Please contact Catherine Booth @ 612-916-4932
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Private party contact
Weston Winkler: (612) 877-7263
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Street
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Parking details
Public parking ramp adjacent to Calhoun Square (rates listed in link below) or free street parking beginning at 33rd and Girard and South.

http://www.calhounsquare.com/parking/
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Public transit
Metro Transit routes: 6, 17, 21 & 23
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Entertainment
Table Tennis, Skee Ball, Pinball, Nintendo 64 (with your favorite games), Foosball, Board Games, Battleship, Yahtzee, Shut the box, Shoots & Ladders.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends and I definitely were the top of the age bell curve , but we had a really good time. Nice venue, good food, and the staff could not have been nicer. Really great that there is a place to go Uptown again 🤗

HC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was super friendly and made great suggestions for food and drinks

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server went above and beyond. She was great!

KS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Libertine. I have Celiac Disease and our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and seemed trained on their procedures. I had the endless mimosa. Wasn’t overpowering and was enjoyable. I ate the Classic breakfast (eggs, bacon, hash browns). No reaction. Wasn’t overly busy. We stayed for about 4 hours and it was extremely enjoyable. Definitely will come back again for Endless Mimosas and brunch!

A
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I got the avocado toast and a mimosa and it was not very good. The mimosa was so warm and not refreshing, and the avocado toast was so soft and mushy, it was guacamole on top of thick soft bread. The bacon was good and the hash browns were okay. Wouldn’t get again.

R
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Love the bottomless mimosas.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for brunch and everyone loved the brunch menu. The value for the meals is great since the portions are pretty big. The drinks were good and the atmosphere was fun with all of the games to play!

JS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I enjoy the libertine for Sunday morning brunches and bottomless mimosas, but really any other time it's a bit of a disappointment. When making a reservation I forgot they have basically nothing on the menu that is gluten free and literally nothing that is/can be made vegan (or meatless) that isn't still very expensive. Bummer of a time.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

The service is very very slow so don’t expect to get in and get out. The waitress made you scream your order as she never moved. The refills of bottomless mimosas was slow so never got full value of $18 that’s for sure. The food was dry and not great

AS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Came back for the lamb but it wasn't on the menu anymore. Place is now a bar/lounge.

t
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Went in the morning for breakfast, was one of two tables at 11am. Was a good restaurant but didn’t live up to the hype I had heard from others. Pretty middle of the road. No complaints but excellent service from our waitress.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

The brunch food was mediocre. New cook may be needed. We will not return to the establishment, we have given them too many chances to improve the food and have been disappointed time after time.

C
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been to Libertine several times for dinner (and always enjoyed it), but this was the first time for brunch. The mimosas with juices besides orange were a great option, and the Kickstarter was another good brunch drink. We ordered the breakfast burrito and the biscuits and gravy for our entrees; both were very good. And the poached eggs on the biscuits/gravy were cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back for brunch (and dinner).

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The salmon juicy-Lucy was delicious.
This place seems to start their 'bar hours' by putting on the music at about 9:45pm, which might be a good thing to know in case you're there for dinner and it runs late.

LJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only issue I had was that we made the reservation well in advance and yet we were placed at an awkward table. There was 7 or 8 of us and they placed 2 circle tables together and it just didn't work. Besides that, food and bottomless mimosas were great

SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings and the original steak burger with bacon jam was excellent. Had fun playing foosball and the rooftop bar was fun. The adult Capri sun was delicious. Highly recommend 😄

JE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, casual environment. Great experience!

KR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Online menu didn’t match the menu in the restaurant. We ended up only getting an app and then leaving.

LP
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and staff. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back. Kirk manager was the best!!

H
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They kept the bottomless mimosas flowing!! I appreciate that as sometimes you order a bottomless drink and have to flag a waiter down to ever get it refilled. Fun brunch place!

D
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We dined at 6 p.m. on a Saturday night. By this time the adjacent bar (beer pong game underway) was very loud. On the restaurant side the music was ear-splitting. The server promised to turn it down, but there was little effect. On the plus side, the server was otherwise very good and the brisket Rueben was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. Bottom line: I'll patronize the restaurant again, but only on a take-out basis.

SR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a get together for our office - super fun! Server was great with our larger group and we had a wonderful time.

R
Minneapolis
118 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We love the atmosphere and the food, however our server for brunch was extremely slow. That was disappointing, but we had time for a mean game of ping-pong while we were waiting.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was not great, slow, it wasn’t busy we were there at 2 in the afternoon. I had a Bloody Mary and it was the worst Bloody Mary I’ve ever had. Don’t get the Bloody Mary or the Mary magdelene whatever it’s called!

L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So accommodating and very helpful with my large group. Bottomless mimosas were always getting refilled even after paying out. Food was so yummy. Will definitely be back.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kirk and Victoria were amazing!! I highly recommend coming for brunch! We were there for my going away party and had an awesome time. The food was delicious.

E
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great for groups

DP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Totally changed from dinner a year ago. Basically just bar food and drinks. Server was very nice and apologetic. But we went somewhere else because it was a birthday event.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Food has gone downhill from the last time I was here a few years ago. Small selection, and I was not impressed.

Cocktails were god, beer selection was meh. Service was wonderful though!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Really bad server who was inattentive and rarely even around. The food was hardly edible and very salty. One of the biggest wastes of $50 I've ever experienced.

G
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, and service was great. I particularly loved the music. The food was trash, unfortunately.

JP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Waited 65 minutes for simple food order. It was so loud. Didn't enjoy it. Good place to hang if you have a lot of time. Not great if you need to enjoy a good conversation and move along quickly.

SB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! Loved playing trivia too! Good food and drink.

P
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday date turned out perfect!

GF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

If you are 50 or above, this place is not for you! They had no Beefeater's Gin on a Friday night nor cheeses advertised on the menu. Beer Pong table in the middle of the room should have given it away.

BR
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Very disappointing. Noisy & limited menu. Will not be back.

BV
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

When we got there-The host was no where to be found. when she finally came to the stand and we told her we had reservations she had that look of “ooops”-

OT
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average food.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Went for brunch. Food was pretty good, but unfortunately the poor service overshadowed it. I was waiting for my friends to arrive for almost 10 minutes and was never greeted by the waitress. She came to our table a few minutes after my friends arrived and she looked as though she had just woken up. We ordered coffees, which she forgot about, and she wasn't writing our orders down as she took them, so she had to have us repeat our orders multiple times. She was also confrontational when she sensed we were annoyed, but not apologetic. It's a shame because the last time I went there for dinner it felt much more upscale. (That was before an Xbox and a couch were setup in the dining area.) Now it seems to be catered towards college students. Bottom line, food was good, but not good enough to endure the service again, in my opinion. We're regular brunchers, and won't be back.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great pace, plenty to do inside.
Only bad was, wanted to be on at outdoor patio for sister party and they could not sit us.
Food does not have much flavor, but its good.

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