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Libertine, Philadelphia, PA

Libertine

4.5
4.5
671 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in Midtown Village, Libertine is Derek Davis’s contribution to the Philadelphia food scene and celebrates the history and future of our great city. Chic, sophisticated and playful, the indoor dining and bar area with seasonal outdoor seating running along the entire length of the property at Spruce and 13th Streets. The contemporary American menu is planned seasonally around what is available and freshest at the markets and complimented by scratch specialty concoctions, 20 wines by the glass, and a significant handful of local craft beer. “Good Eating, Drinking and Fine Hospitality” is served every night of the week and brunch on the weekends.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 398-5555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian

  • Executive chef

    Derek Davis

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Derek Davis at #215-398-5555 or derek@libertinephilly.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at hotel entrance and there are various public lots within walking distance from restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Just one block from the Kimmel Center, The Wilma Theater and The Merriam. One block from Broad Street Subway and the New Jersey Patco Line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 671 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Contemporary American

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  1. HW

    HowardW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Drinks were good food hit and miss
  2. SG

    SharonG

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu options for all diets and appetites. Never had a bad meal there. Lots of interesting cocktails as well.
  3. e

    em2022

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and great food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was slow and inattentive. We waited nearly an hour for our food and coffee, with a nearly empty restaurant. All of our eggs had clearly been sitting out, poached yolks were hard, scrambled eggs were rubbery. The fruit salad side tasted frozen, the pimento cheese app was shredded cheese with hot sauce, and the "toast bar" sat with no sliced bread for our entire stay. Apparently the kitchen ran out of coffee beans (they serve fresh ground in individual french presses). We were also baffled by the Pepperoni Pizza Skillet on the menu - it's a terrible name for what could have been an interesting dish. I was excited for the menu and I loved the theme and vibe they were going for, but unless there's a serious change in management I can't see us coming back.
  5. H

    Hannah

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quirky space, good service, excellent food, and very reasonably priced for multiple courses for multiple people! Would definitely go again.
  6. AM

    AlinaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+ experience. We had the exotic mushrooms on hummus toast and it was delectable. Our entrees were the romaine with crab cakes, I had the shaved Brussels salad with roast pear salad with a petite filet, my son had the crab cake sandwich. For dessert we enjoyed the baked hot chocolate brownie with ice cream and the cappuccino crème brûlée. Our cocktails and beverages were all ON POINT! The hostess was lovely, our server fantastic. Everyone at the bar was happy. 6:00 Open Table reservation before a Kimmel Philadelphia Orchestra concert, two hours was relaxed and perfect timing. A+ evening. Be kind, show up on-time.
  7. l

    luvchocolate

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good drinks good food really good service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders here are awesome. Great food and good times.
  9. HY

    HarryY

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burger and fries. Tasty pasta and crabmeat. Wish they had beers on tap, though.
  10. SB

    ShannonB

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Steak was good. Great service.
  11. BB

    BarbaraB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we stepped in we were greeted by a sweet server. Food 5 plus stars!!!!
  12. VC

    VictoriaC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great brunch with a friend. Pretty quiet around 10:45. Good entrees. "Toast bar" had good breads, cream cheeses, and some other stuff. $5 mimosas and bloody mary's. Good coffee. Bathroom out through the hotel lobby and downstairs/elevator.
  13. SP

    SandraP

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love the food choices - the regular menu is great and there are always creative specials. This is the second time in two weeks that I have dined there with my sister and got totally different dinners on both occasions. The onion soup was especially outstanding1
  14. d

    dbtomczak

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We returned to Libertine, having first experienced it during Center City's Restaurant Week. We were seated near the front window, and could enjoy people watching on the Halloween weekend while we ate. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. Our food was served in good time, and everything we had was delicious. Libertine is now one of our favorite neighborhood eateries.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank You Julie and the Team for hosting us! The food and drinks at Libertine are always amazing, and the service is consistently great.
  16. MN

    MicheleN

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect evening!
  17. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    They failed to notify Opentable that we were there. The restaurant seems dirty. My plate had something smeared on it. There were flies and fleas. I don’t recommend it.
  18. TL

    TiiuL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was a lovely place, clean, tasty, decent drinks. Best creme brulee EVER.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glitch with Open Table as restaurant was offline when reservation was made and confirmed. Arrived with no reservation. However staff and owner were super accommodating to get us in on a very busy evening.
  20. K

    Kerst

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were meeting as a team for dinner, unfamiliar with the area, boy did we luck out finding this gem! The staff was smiles greeting us at the desk, our server got to know us, and made great recommendations for drinks and dinner. The restaurant was really beautiful, our meal was delicious, we’ll be back!
  21. RD

    RonD

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Libertine far exceeds even the high-end of the expectation for a hotel restaurant. The menu is not large but covers a nice variety of options, with a nod to Philly in the cheesesteak eggrolls, along with tasty flatbreads and my favorite, the Secret Chicken. This was the most juicy, flavorful chicken I've had that wasn't fried. Not to mention our server John went above and beyond in providing a superb experience.
  22. AY

    AlexisY

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent especially the self service section of various breads and spreads great idea for snacking while waiting for food love love love!!!!!
  23. SP

    SandraP

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining @ Libertine was a great experience. The service was excellent! We had the special appetizer of fried green tomatoes with lobster in a remoulade sauce that was delicious. It was a large portion, so our main course was a crab cake sandwich with fries or salad. Also a large portion and excellent. The French Roast Coffee topped off the meal. Next time I'll save room for a dessert!
  24. LT

    LarryT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinners. The service was excellent with a very attentive staff. The restaurant is located conveniently near the Kimmel Center where we went after dinner. We would go again. It is not a cheap night out. Three of us ate for $150 plus tip, including two glasses of wine and three desserts.
  25. JF

    JF3states

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little spot for drinks or dinner.
  26. f

    foodietreez

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    food was really good but service was poor. my party and i were 30 min late and once we got there, someone lectured us about being late when we would’ve been fine if the reservation was taken and we came as walk ins. But our entire party sat down with menus and no one approached us until 30min later. it was like pulling teeth trying to get a waiter to come to us.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our restaurant week selection.
  28. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Last day of Center City restaurant week on a Friday night. Was a cool evening and sat in the “tented” area. A bit loud at times with traffic, but overall the service and food was good. Bit of a back up in the kitchen, but we felt it was worth the wait.
  29. d

    drmagoo

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went towards the end of restaurant week. It was nice to see a restaurant that took the opportunity seriously and didn't just "dial it in" like some other places that we have been. The cocktails we had to start, all named after famous libertines, were inventive and very tasty. Try the Wilt Chamberlain, which everyone loved. Our appetizers were quite good, with the highlights being the gazpacho with crab salad and the tapas platter. The main courses were all solid. I had the pork chops, which were very nicely seasoned and cooked perfectly. The spicy shrimp and rice was excellent, although a bit too spicy for some. For the dessert, the salted caramel mascarpone cheesecake was outstanding, as was the coffee creme brulee. We definitely want to go back to try the regular menu.
  30. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The food was bland and the porkchops had to be sent back because it was undercooked (pink inside) The front end manager was rude and unapologetic. The only positive was the waitress. She was attentive and tried to make things good.
  31. MM

    MaryM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed restaurant week! Each course was delicious (I'm still dreaming of the chocolate cake - so many layers of different flavors and textures!) and seriously some of the best pork chops I've had. Our server was also great, and was kind enough to accommodate an improvisational mocktail for my pregnant self. Highly recommend!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The appetizer came out burnt. We both ordered a variation of eggs benedict and they were each lacking a significant amount of flavor. Overall, very disappointed that this was an establishment listed for restaurant week.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Some of the worst food I’ve had at restaurant week. I finished it but it was not a good experience. Overcooked, unseasoned chicken and shrimp. Terrible food, terrible value
  34. CD

    ChristyD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for Restaurant Week so there was a limited menu but our selections were fabulous. We will definitely be returning for a "regular week" meal. Dylan, our server, was great and there was an interesting variety of specialty cocktails (something I always enjoy!)
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taste and quality of the food and drinks was great. The place is very nicely decorated and clean. Awesome service.
  36. k

    kaylakrist

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A LOVELY friday night spot for any occasion! celebrated a birthday -table of 4 during restaurant week and libertine did not disappoint! staff was friendly, informative, & proactive. we took advantage of the valet services & sat at the bar before our 3 course meal! food was flavorful and exciting.. dessert was to die for!! compliments to the chef & staff for our wonderful evening..5 stars!
  37. ER

    ElaineR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It did get very loud and I could not hear my dinner companions.
  38. SD

    ShawnD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Visited during Restaurant Week. Very tasty food and interesting combos. Main courses were sized as expected and the desserts were larger than expected. We were definitely full and satisfied.
  39. N

    Nicole

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined in to take part in Center City restaurant week and really enjoyed our meal! We were seated outside which was the perfect setting for a mid-September night.
  40. AJ

    AshleyJ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I went here for restaurant to try something new. There were four ppl in my party including ppl from out of town. We enjoyed our drinks, the food was average. My boyfriend made the comment that it seems his rice and shrimp dish tasted like they made the rice much earlier than the shrimp because his rice was cold. My chicken breast dish had mashed potatoes that had the consistency of grits. The real issue I had was with our server. She barely came to our table and when she did, she didn’t speak or check in with our experience but just would start taking things from the table. I was only able to get another drink because I got the attention of the hostess and she took our order and brought the drinks to us. Even getting the tab was a hassle and took more than 20 min. As someone who has worked in the restaurant industry, the way the server didn’t seem to care about our experience was disappointing. I won’t post her name because I don’t want her job affected but I think it’s important to note this experience.

    LibertineResponded on September 24, 2022Ashley, So terribly sorry about your experience last week. Unfortunately, I was out with Covid-19! Even though you were not happy i am quite proud of the way the staff rallied and attempted to pick up my slack. We are a small restaurant and when one person is missing things can go wrong. We were down two, which obviously you felt the brunt of it. Again, I apologize. Derek P.S. the chicken breast was served with "Parmesan Polenta" as stated on the menu, not potatoes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Libertine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Libertine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 398-5555.

Libertine is rated 4.5 stars by 671 OpenTable diners.

Libertine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Libertine

261 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at hotel entrance and there are various public lots within walking distance from restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Just one block from the Kimmel Center, The Wilma Theater and The Merriam. One block from Broad Street Subway and the New Jersey Patco Line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    South Asian/Indian

  • Executive chef

    Derek Davis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 398-5555

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Derek Davis at #215-398-5555 or derek@libertinephilly.com.

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