Libertine

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$30 and under
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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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KS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our brunch....great food and comfortable seating.

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night at Libertine. All the food was delicious and we really enjoyed it. Seeing Derek is always lovely:)!

KH
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was expecting a different experience as I'm an old customer of Derek's in Manyunk. I thought the prices and the quantity were a mismatch. Very small portions including the cocktails. We split 2 tiny apps and a pasta entree. The pasta was incredibly oily and the apps were just not up to my expectations. Sad to say, but I won't be bacl.

JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the chicken and all of our other dishes!!
Great cocktails.

A
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

All good! We especially liked the lamb meatballs and pastrami sliders.

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the service prompt and very friendly! Also the atmosphere is a perfect display of casual elegance!

GJ
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this little restaurant tucked away in boutique hotel

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Libertine is a great brunch spot! The manager and staff are so kind and accommodating. We will be back again for brinch and looking forward to trying dinner next time!

AL
Philadelphia
153 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very welcome restaurant in town. Food is excellent with super service!

L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We found the service and vibe lovely. The menu is ambitious and we had high hopes but the execution fell a bit short. There’s a great list of cocktails and while strong, the promised complexity didn’t come through. We especially liked the lobster burger but the tempura shrimp detracted from the great lobster flavor. Overall, there seems to be an over-dependence on their deep fryer.

TG
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was brilliantly and lovingly prepared........service was attentive........ambiance pleasant.......a very enjoyable evening.

GT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tara, our waitress, went out if the way to take care of us, although she was doing double duty, and also was our morning cook the next morning!

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Over-priced given the quality and quantity. Food that presents as too impressed with itself for what is provided. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

BM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful night to sit at the outdoor seating. The fettuccine and lobster dish that was on the restaurant week menu was very flavorful. The kitchen was able to accommodate my friends food restrictions, even with the special menu.

TK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A colleague and I went during Restaurant Week in September. Good selection on the menu and everything was delicious, We both raved about our desserts! One was the funnel cake and the other was the molten chocolate s'more. Both said we'd come back at the very least for desserts and drinks!

CW
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The table was great with the windows open, food was good not notable and our server was not attentive. Shame could have been a better experience.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I went before seeing a show because it was located close to the theater and we were pleasantly surprised how delicious it was! The drinks were delicious and they have a great cocktail menu and a really good selection of wines. It was restaurant week so they only had that menu, but it was so good. I didn’t feel like I missed out on anything because all our choices were amazing. HIGHLY recommend!

MF
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was our first time and we loved the service and food. We were just a little disappointed because we didn’t know it was Restaurant Week, which meant the menu was limited. All-in-all a delicious experience!

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during Restaurant Week and every dish was a winner. Will return to sample the rest of the menu.

PH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was bland, and felt old. It was restaurant week, but the food felt like it had been in the pantry/freezer for ages and they waited until restaurant week to use/get rid of it. The filet was unseasoned, the cheese grits were watery and the spinach and pork belly was fine. Dessert was great, although the funnel cake was over cooked.

KK
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent cocktails. Creative and delicious food. Nice atmosphere and excellent location. Service and timing of food could improve, but all in all, a very satisfying dining experience.

m
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the servers were responsive and pleasant.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here for Restaurant Week with my boyfriend. We sat outside while the weather was nice. The food was AMAZING. They only served the restaurant week menu with the whole drink list. The hostess told us we could order a la cart.

I would totally come back here again. The food was amazing.

TH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I liked that they were accommodating, even during Restaurant Week, and they found some lower-carb veggies that would work for a keto person.

JU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Decent food. Very slow service.

GL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent and the service is attentive and polite. This is the second time we have eaten at Libertine and we have been impressed on both occasions.

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was out of this world and the environment was second to none.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. Better then expected. The only thing I disliked was that they tried to take my plates before I was finished. I would just sit back to enjoy the food and they would come and take the plate without asking.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night dining!!! Great service and drinks. Food was amazing. Will definitely go back

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside on a lovely night and really enjoyed it. The staff is super friendly, the food was great. Also, I am picky about my margaritas, but they make a good one. We didn't feel rushed or forgotten, so it was a good balance.

MJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere
Noise level pleasant with the windows open. Great choices on the Restaurant Week menu

EU
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had tickets to Hamilton at the Forrest Theatre and Libertine was in walking distance. When we arrived, we found out it was Restaurant Week! What a bonus! Great 3 course meal for $35pp. Terrific selections on the menu, great service and enjoyable meal.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the city did not disappoint. Excellent meal!

D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The staff was very attentive and the evening was perfect.

JH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was there for restaurant week. The food was very good. Great value for the price. I would definitely visit again.

MD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for CCD Restaurant Week. Everything we had was delicious and the service was great.

d
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything about the experience. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and plentiful. There are several items on the menu that I want to go back to try. Definitely worth a return visit.

LK
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Edamame hummus with olives was creamy and yummy. Seafood pasta special had a good amount of mussels, lobster and shrimp with a flavorful sauce.

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