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The Libation Room is a speakeasy style lounge. - The Libation Room, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The Libation Room

4.7
4.7
222 Reviews
$50 and over
Speakeasy
PLEASE NOTE: We are a 21+ establishment. Thank you for your understanding.

The Libation Room is a speakeasy-style ultra lounge in the back room of the famous Summer House in Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. The Libation Room offers full Summer House menus plus a secret craft cocktail & tapas menu. Walk-ins are welcomed after 9:30pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Speakeasy, American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (302) 827-3096
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Cross street
    Rehoboth Avenue & Christian Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    DART Bus Route 201 Stop 393
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Innovative

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Romantic

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Lively

222 Reviews
  1. Russellb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and wonderful food and drink. Atmosphere was fun. Presentations of some foods and drinks were awesome!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took a chance on this restaurant as it was one of the few in the area we had yet to try. From the moment we sat down, we continually raved about every aspect of the experience — from the seating, the eccentric decor, and the menu options, to the friendliness and recommendations of the staff, the delectable food options, and the plate presentations. We were over the moon with our experience, and we are so excited to dine at this restaurant again in the near future!

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  3. AmyB

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, we really wanted to love our dinner and just didn’t have a great experience. Both my husband and I ordered off their special menu - I got Chilean seabass and he had a steak entree. His steak was “fine” but nothing special. My seabass was so raw it was ice cold inside and I couldn’t cut it. Sent it back nicely and next time it came, my hubby was about finished already. It was cooked but barely warm and a portion was still underdone. At that point we just finished up our drinks (which were very good) and paid our check. We’d go back for drinks, but probably not for dinner. Could also be that it’s off-season but it was a disappointing Valentines dinner :(

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  4. FrequentDiner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely setting, delicious food, BUT it was way toooo noisy!! Couldn't hear each other at our own table or the wait staff when they tried to help us. Did not enjoy the evening because of the noise. Would recommend considering not crowding the space as much. Was expecting a more intimate dining experience.

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  5. Cityguy007

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic environment and incredible food! It had an elegant boutique style and feel!

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  6. CathyM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place for a romantic evening or small gathering.(room capacity small, maybe 24 people) The food and service are outstanding, and the drinks are beautifully presented.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and experience! Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Libation Room has a ton of potential! Our food was good and it's a neat space. Our biggest callout was that we ordered several courses and it arrived rapidly. We had not touched one of our appetizers and our main arrive, making us feel rushed. The space is small and intimate, but there was incredibly quiet music (that eventually turned off) which made the room primarily fill with loud conversations and took away from the ambiance. I think once Libation Room works through these kinks, it is going to be a go-to spot! The manager, Richard, checked on us and was receptive to the feedback we shared. We look forward to trying it again in the future!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Positioned to be a great space and experience. Needs to temper the noise level (simple velvet curtains would do this between the tables and add ambiance to the “speakeasy” concept) and coordinate timing between the front and back of the house. Good food, but appetizers and dinner entrees arrived at the same time. Slow it down and make it an “experience”. Don’t be labeled as the bar behind Summerhouse, it can hold its own with minor tweaks and draw a higher level clientele. A small bar seating area in front of the mixologist is needed. Will come back and see what changes may occur.

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  10. ChristopherH

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dinner, on the expensive side, but no complaints. However, I was a little shocked that we were not offered coffee or desert and given “The Bums Rush” to settle up and vacate the table ASAP !

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  11. LauraP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adam was awesome! The drinks, food and ambience was amazing! I’ll be back!😉

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe was on point. Perfect for a date night. Food amazing, drinks amazing and very worthy of an Instagram post.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very swanky, high end experience that you can’t find in many places in rehoboth. They have a great concept. Food and drinks were delicious! Def recommend and will go back.

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  14. ReservationMom

    Baltimore

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly unique experience! Every detail was so well curated. The ambience is exquisite. The decor mimics a prohibition speakeasy. Tables are close. It is dark but lighting at tables is unobtrusive . The menus light up so reading is no problem. Offers are ample. I had the Oysters Rockefeller which were excellent and large! There were 6 in that order. The spinach salad was fresh and was easily enough for 2. The cocktails are creative and the wine list is impressive. The service was spot on. ( attentive but not intrusive). The Libation Room is a true gem. Finally, a sophisticated venue in a beach town. We will be back!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would love to go back there again, I love the place.

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  16. NicholasO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy atmosphere excellent food friendly feeling all round great place

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  17. SusanH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Libation room has Wonderful drinks and menu choices.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, cocktails were great, food was good and service was great. Would definitely come back.

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  19. DarrellW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Looking forward to coming back! Amazing time was had

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  20. AshleyY

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating! Awesome staff, will be returning soon!

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  21. LindaB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious from the first sip of our cocktails to the last bite of our desserts! Loved the cozy intimate feeling of the speakeasy vibe and the service staff was friendly and attentive.

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  22. MelP

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the Libation many times and have always had consistently great food and service. We were very excited to make reservations for NYE (made in October). I received a text about 1 week prior asking if I would be willing to change the time of my reservation (to earlier). I begrudgingly agreed, but ironically, after a mad rush of people when we first got there, the place emptied out. Not sure why we couldn't come later. The food....I have food allergies and checked the menu online the night before. When we got there, the menu was different than online. Disappointing. I had the boar and pistachio meatballs- they were incredibly hard, dry, and crumbly. I had to drink a ton of water just to choke one down. The server never even noticed that I didn't eat the rest. I had the chicken pot pie and there was so much salt that I felt like I sucked on a (deer) salt lick! My tongue actually hurt and I was so incredibly thirsty. I was starving, so I ate most of it. My husband had the surf & turf combo and felt it was decent- overpriced, but it was NYE. We love the vibe there but I am not sure I will go again any time soon based on how disappointingly horrible my food was and the fact that the service was non-attentive (had to ask for water multiple times).

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  23. MeganW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with great food and upscale drinks.

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  24. AlisonL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and service. However, the food was a little disappointing. Everything seemed to be somewhat over done.

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  25. KarenD

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were very good. The place is beautiful and nicely appointed. Oyster Rockefeller and grilled shrimp appetizers were very good. Beef Wellington was a little disappointing. The pastry and Duxelles were very good but the beef was not prime, a lot of gristle. Our server was fine but should learn more about the wine list. I would return to try another entree.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was perfect! The whole speakeasy effect was magnificently designed. Cozy and very romantic. The drinks were great. My other three guests ordered from the standard menu and had salmon and Bolognese which they raved about. I unfortunately went very adventurous and tried the $79 lobster on a bed of ink colored squid pasta. The lobster was obviously pre-frozen and really not cooked all the way somewhat gooey in the middle. The pasta had no flavor and the sun-dried tomatoe coins were placed very picturesque around the plate without any combination of flavors. I didn’t want to complain since everybody was having such a good time but I was most disappointed with my selection. I would definitely go back, but was will stick to the standard menu.

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  27. Jonathan

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was awful, as nobody wanted to be there. Expensive for the value. Steaks had no flavor and undercooked when we brought it to the attention of our waiter, couldn't care less about it. Apps were super average. Wouldn't go back which is a shame as we love Summer House. We would still go to Summer House but not Libation Room.

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  28. PCWines

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience! It was like we were tucked away in a big city type speakeasy! Only 30 seats. Sexy background music. Delicious food and cocktails. Can’t wait to return

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  29. CarolynW

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great. Ambiance was perfect for a date night with hubby...

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  30. RobertL

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, fantastic service and innovative cocktail/food menus. Highly recommended for large or small groups or a date night out. The Jack Tarr potatoes are a must have!

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  31. LocalFoodie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites in Rehoboth Great small area with nice ambiance

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  32. KimL

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at the Libation Room. The vibe, food and cocktails were outstanding. We will return

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  33. TusharP

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    ambiance was excellent! perfect lighting, illuminated menus wow factor. food for me bland lacked basic salt. wife enjoyed her salmon. Drinks perfect. Service was not very attentive had to call for menus, salt etc no basic follow up on if we needed anything. did not feel welcome or invited back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, however the service left much to be desired. The waiter was not attentive or pleasant. The bartender served a drink and spilled some of its content on the table (without an apology nor an offer to remake the cocktail).

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  35. DianeR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was a bit noisy in a small area. Some jazz music could add to the ambience.

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  36. LKRN

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Drinks and food were delicious. Love the ambiance!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience maybe our new go to restaurant

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  38. Sadiesplace

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy room, not many tables, dimly lit, could be great for a date or special occasion. Menu not large, but food was very good. Only negative is we asked for a glass of wine when dinner was served and didn’t show up til we were just about finished. Will defy go back.

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  39. Gastronomme

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great concept; unique restaurant inside a restaurant. We had quite a tasting of the menu. Starters of brie, wedge salad, French onion soup and the seafood chowder. Main entrees were the bolognese, pork chop, filet and chicken pot pie that all delivered satisfaction. Decent wine list and Cheyenne our server was superb.

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  40. LawrenceP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional dining experience! Food, service, and atmosphere were top notch.

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The Libation Room is rated 4.7 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

The Libation Room 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

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Libation Room

228 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2134

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rehoboth Avenue & Christian Street
  • Neighborhood
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Speakeasy, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    DART Bus Route 201 Stop 393
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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