Libertine

4.4
459 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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drjulm
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were moved indoors due to rain and we seated at a high top in the bar area. Not the most comfortable arrangement for us. I had called several hours earlier to confirm that we could be moved inside and was assured that it would be no problem. Regular tables sat empty while we dined. The food was good, but Prosecco was served in a big white wine glass.

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nytophillyburbs
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were seated outside for brunch. Our server was gracious in seating an extra friend who had joined us, and was accommodating and great in getting us all settled and happy (we are nice but picky people:) The food was delicious, the french press coffee was perfect, and I would definitely recommend Libertine for a great Philly meal. Wonderful location and a quick walk from City Hall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waitress and new bartender where exceptionally awesome today. food and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience , super nice staff and good food . Would go back

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vipCitygirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during a day when staffing may not have been the best- our experience was delightful. Chef owner Derek Davis makes sure his restaurant a true gem.

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FeePand
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Chicken on the chicken and biscuits was unrecognizable. Horrible

Secret chicken was nothing but a roasted breast and leg.

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Travis was really personable and treated us well. He helped us make food selections that were on point. We had the Burrata Salad, Mac and cheese and fillet skewers. Delicious! Definitely will be back and want to try happy hour.

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vipKimberlyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Perfect for sharing. Wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We will definitely be back!!!

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perkasierunner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall the experience was good. The food selections ok but not great.

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vipDanF
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, cocktails were amazing!

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable brunch outdoors. Food and service good.

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vipDebraF
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside. Ordered from restaurant week prix fixe because that’s where the fish was and it was a good value. Dinner and cocktails were very good.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant week menu contains a delightful selection of starters, entrees and desserts for a very reasonable price. The wine and beer selections are good and the service was attentive. A fine time was had by all.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Our waitress was great and they were very apologetic, but didn’t get a good meal. We visited the first night of Restaurant Week, which was not intentional. First course took 50 minutes to get to us and then it (meatballs) was cold. Second course fish was almost raw and inedible. Chicken was tough. Dessert was yummy, as were cocktails. A shame - we were really looking forward to a good meal.

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vipJenny
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The restaurant was not prepared for Philadelphia restaurant week. The lack of servers and their inexperience to the wait time for any beverage or food order was frustrating. We had to ask for our appetizers and each course to start the process. My friend's fish was raw inside and mine had raw parts. The traffic at the edge of our table was loud, smelly and at times swiped so close to us it posed a danger. The rattan chairs were unraveling and uncomfortable. Very little attention and insight were given to making this restaurant customer friendly and a place to revisit or reccomend.

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vipfoxchasefoodies
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outside which was very pleasant and I think we provided free advertising for the restaurant as passerby seemed intrigued by our food and drink. No wonder! The Patty melt burgers were amazing and a passer by asked me about my delicious Miley Cyrus cocktail. I didn’t mind and after a year of virtually no social life it’s nice to be living and interacting with folks again.

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RasheedahS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friend and I were looking to dine at a place with good drinks and food to accommodate a vegan (me) and a carnivore (him) and Libertine fit the bill. This was both our first time there but it won’t be our last. Between the good food and whimsically named drinks which were amazing by the way it’s a great place to grab a quick bite and drink during the week.

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StevenP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When for Sunday Brunch, Food was great a great place to sit and see the people move about the city !

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JenniferB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff was very nice and professional. However the food was mediocre at best.

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JPAWIMINYDE
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfortable. Watching the world go by. Good value. Good service.

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vipmainlinediner
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu for both drinks and food. Our waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, and very knowledgeable of the menu items. His recommendations were great, and we look forward to visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun location, very friendly staff, and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Slow service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, knowledgeable about food options and pairing.

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LivEatsPHL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick, warm service and we were seated early! Nice portion sizes, nothing crazy huge.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic in a beautiful fun punchy pink dining room, server was very nice and the whole experience was just great!

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Killian0909
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay, restaurant was understaffed (obviously not only a problem at this establishment).

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Sage
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TOP 10 BEST MEALS OF MY LIFE. My partner and I are foodies, and we love new and different places to eat. Libertine really surprised us on our trip to Philly, and was one of the most perfect dining experiences we've had. The flat-rate Saturday dinner special was amazing. The salad was great, the blue cheese dressing was perfect, not too chunky and not too bland. The fried shallots were a delightful surprise. The petit filet mignon plate will be something I dream about for a long time. The creaminess of the potatoes, flavor of the carrots, the sweet tang of the balsamic reduction, and of course the tender, melt-in-your-mouth quality of the filets. Not at all fatty and cooked to perfection. I sometimes rush when I eat but this place really made me slow down and enjoy every single bite. To end the meal, the fantastic creme brulee, perfectly charred, creamy and fluffy and flavorful. I love a good creme brulee and will always default to ordering it if it's available, but I don't think I'll ever get a creme brulee like the one I got at Libertine. Our server was Katie and she was fantastic! Attentive, warm, personable, but also allowed us the time and space to enjoy our meal. We sat outside, which was a fun way to people-watch while we dined. The hostess was very warm and welcoming as well. My partner and I are both former servers and we could see that the restaurant is well-managed. All the staff were helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening on the town, mainly in part to the perfectly-portioned, delicious food journey that was our dinner at Libertine. Can't wait to come back again!!

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lgsquared
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. We tried a variety and all of the dishes were excellent. Server was efficient, friendly, and helpful. Ate outside, was very pleasant.

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vipCyndilouwhi
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch. I had the Buratta Salad, my husband had the omelette and my grandson had the lemon ricotta salad. My SOL had the brisket. Everyone loved their meals. This was a last minute stop and I was so glad we did. We will definitely be back

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vipKadyT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was good and the food was absolutely delicious!

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vipStephenB
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Unexpected surprise...to sum it up in two words. From the appetizers to the delicious creme brûlée, top notch. I heard about the burgers and the reviews were spot on...one of the best burgers in the city. We ate outside, and what is nice is that the location is in a neighborhood vs a bustling street. Friendly staff and the chef came out and asked us how we liked the food and our coffee—which was excellent French press coffee. We’ll be back!

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Rose
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice ambience and excellent deals.

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vipSusanw
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Disappointed that they were out of so many things
Not one fish available. Only scallops
Miss the shrimp tempura sandwich with lobster snd the fabulous s’mores dessert
Overall not the same quality or value I recall pre-Covid

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vipstacyg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food and inventive food and cocktail menus.

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vipARmd
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - sat outdoors on street (Pine). Great cocktails as well.

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JoyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Many things on the menu weren’t available. Food was ok.

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Emah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Out of crab, out of sea bass and the chicken was way overcooked

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 459 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.