Libertine

4.4
518 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 518 people are saying
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Goldbluma
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Libertine. We celebrated a birthday there during Restaurant Week and we all enjoyed our meals and drinks. Kyle was our server and he was extremely friendly and attentive. He knew the food and drink menu so well and could make great suggestions. We all would eat there again and definitely recommend Libertine! LOVE the bench seating fabric and overall restaurant decor as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great meal at Libertine! The food was creative yet unpretentious, nicely presented and delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed meeting the chef. The cocktail menu was outstanding as well. Overall a fun and yummy dinner — we will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was average. Service and ambiance were very good.

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DuaneA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very disappointed, I ordered the pork and numerous pieces were raw/dark pink. My partner ordered the Cappuccino crème brûlée and it was burnt / black on top. Ver expensive place to have food so poorly done

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imgailg
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to grab a bite to eat. The food was very good and the portions were perfect. I would definitely stop by again.

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viptanial
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love Libertine, almost as much as I loved Derek's! Food and service are always on point.

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vipDeborah1
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service excellent. Food was alittle uneven.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was smart and knowledgeable, and took social cues about whether or not to come back to table absolutely perfectly.

The food was outstanding and the drinks incredibly well made. And the bill was a solid 2/3 of what I was expecting. Excellent value for the price and would absolutely go back.

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Alfred
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super cute restaurant, menu was unique, staff was very friendly, and service was fast.

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AbbyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location if you're staying at the Fairfield. The atmosphere is nice but a little odd. Seems like you should be dressed up but also a casual bar. The food was amazing! A little pricey but worth it. We had the Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Chicken Bites, French Onion Soup, and Parm Fries.

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SomerB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were excellent! Everyone was friendly and welcoming and the service was amazing! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The drinks wasn’t that impressive.

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An early NYE dinner. A very festive, welcoming atmosphere, excellent food and friendly, attentive service

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DateNightDiner
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was very attentive and helpful! My husband asked for a beer and Kyle knew that a special beer they had on would be something my husband would like so he made the recommendation and my husband was so glad he did! The food was fantastic all around. French onion soup was superb! And the asparagus on special with sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts was delicious! I’m so glad we went and it was conveniently located in our hotel!

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THom
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent with unexpected extras, like biscuits and dessert truffles. They also helped us celebrate a birthday with a candle and dessert cookies.

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vipLeticiaC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I did not realize this was part of a hotel. I came here for dinner with two friends and the entire place was empty. We were later joined by a lady who walked in with slippers and a robe. The drinks were not great, and the food was mediocre. Would skip out on this place.

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vipSunshine
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libertine just keeps getting better and better! The food is wonderful & service is friendly. A favorite neighbor haunt. Try the Secret Chicken.

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VictoriaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and exceptional service. Our waitress Cathy was amazing and made the experience even better!

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vipvicktro
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Turned on outside heaters before we arrived to warm up outside seats. Told server when we need to leave, and fast unrushed serviced followed and allowed us time to eat a great cookie and ice cream dessert. Checked up on us during dinner, but not intrusive. We ordered the secret chicken entrée and the brisket flatbread. Both were plentiful and delicious. Have sat inside as well on other visits and that is wonderful as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday dinner with my mom. We just did 3 small plates: the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls, a flat bread and the shrimp skewers. The food was amazing and the service was great! I am definitely going back a again soon.

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Lauren
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeting was friendly and welcoming, which is not something I find in the city. The service was astounding and the food was delicious, the drinks were superb. Even though we were like the only couple with a child there, we didn't feel out of place because they were that welcoming and attentive. This is definitely a great place and enjoy a meal and drinks.

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ScottB
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

our server was great . seating outside on a cold night was still warm with the lamps. Food was very good.. Get the patty melt.

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JennJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been to Libertine three times. Each time, we have loved the food and the servers and Chef Derek stopping by the tables. The menu is creative and accommodating, and there are always really interesting specials. Outside seating is cozy and warm.

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vipPtrish
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salad was fresh and well presented. Burger was huge. I did not care for the crispy onions, they were cold.

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vipcarolyn
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

food was not good - server and atmosphere were good but food didn't taste good and there were gnats flying around

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vipDuran1963
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great neighborhood gem with a nice vibe. Great and attentive service. Food could have been better - my tuna steak (while ample and generous) was over cooked and could have used more flavor. The sweet potato mix was nice. Good value for the overall experience. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 6 && everyone loved everything. Dylan and Julie took great care of us.

Tops :

Bloody Mary, Eggrolls. Pastrami Omelette && Chicken and Waffles.

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vipNatashaD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & the staff is so warm and friendly. The chef mingles with guests and it’s makes you feel welcomed. Food is amazing! Best burger I’ve ever had.

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vipMarisa1972
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood gem.
Great food, friendly service.

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cjstan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks were fantastic! Service was excellent. Philly cheesesteak eggrolls were so tasty! Accommodated our late arrival and were very responsive to our need to get out in time for to the theater. Very comfortable vibe. Definitely recommend.

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JR82
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant venue and service. Muffin, cornbread and mimosa were good. I had the pastrami omelette. It was just okay. Overall nice experience.

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RonniF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post 1/2 marathon brunch— awesome coffee, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff here is amazing ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped for a quick dinner before seeing Hamilton on our Anniversary. We were running a little late for our 630 reservation. The hostess asked if we had theater tix and we let her know we did. She made sure the server knew this. Everything ran smoothly. We had shrimp flatbread and ravioli. Both were tasty. We had cocktails, and even had time for dessert! Thank you!

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GandJ1
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was a little disappointing.

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vipGorilla
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were commemorating a very special anniversary our close friend. Our server, AJ, was wonderful, friendly and very attentive to our large group. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great! Everyone was thrilled.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was super slow. It was a busy night, but it took a good bit of time for a server to even come to our table. By the time we got our appetizers, we had been there (seated) for 50 minutes. Both of us were underwhelmed with our food. The cocktails, however, were very good.

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vipjrerwr
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

A week ago my wife and I and two friends ate here and had a great experience. Good food and great service. Last night was a totally different experience. They were busy which seemed to mean that the hostess was running around like a chicken without head. She seated us outside and then forgot about us. She took @15 minutes to come back with place settings. A few minutes later a waitress showed up without acknowledging the fact that we had been sitting there outside without the heater turned on for 20 minutes. She took our drink order and then came back and took our food order. The app we were sharing took 30 more minutes to show up. So we were in our seats for 65 minutes before our app was delivered. A few minutes later as we we still eating our app the entrees were delivered. The waitress was very robotic and never acknowledged the time it took for us to get our appetizer and never really even tried to establish rapport. Disappointing meal at Libertine last night for sure.

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MSUMM81
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was friendly and attentive. We arrived a few minutes late, and were seated right away. Staff was friendly and upbeat. Location is great, albeit a little small. Our app never came out, but server was very apologetic and comped a dessert for us. Would absolutley return.

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vipGGPA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small but fun place. Food was really good / had hummus toast, salad, & the Parker burger. Burger was fantastic, shareable since it’s 10oz!

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 4.4 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

Libertine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thegiftcardcafe.com/vcart/shop.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.