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Libertine, Philadelphia, PA

Libertine

4.5
4.5
645 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

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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 645 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Contemporary American

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  1. f

    foodietreez

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our restaurant week selection.
  3. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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!)
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 6 days agoAshley, 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.

  15. MJ

    MaddieJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant! The vibe was amazing and felt very feminist in nature. Drinks and food were awesome, and the restaurant week deal was great
  16. d

    dbtomczak

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We ate here during Center City District Restaurant Week, and sat outside in the enclosed area. Even with a big party seated next to us, the noise level was very tolerable. The restaurant was pretty busy, but we were seated promptly, and service was great. Our selections from the Restaurant Week menu were brought to the table in good time, and appeared to be made to order. Everything tasted delicious, and we will definitely go back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staying at the hotel and decided to eat close.
  18. T

    Trish

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there for brunch on a Saturday - pre theatre matinee show - easy walk to the Forrest Theatre. Creative cocktails and brunch menu! Had the Brittany Spears - cold brew coffee with vanilla vodka and a few other ingredients - delicious! The food arrived timely and at the right temperature - service was wonderful. The manager came and checked on us too. Very cute vibe and decor - theme is awesome! Love all the vintage touches! We ate indoors, but there is a nice outdoor area covered by an awning with ceiling fans - looked like a nice place to eat!
  19. KW

    KellyW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef came to the table and greeted us. The service was professional. The waiter asked if we were going to a show and made sure he checked his watch a few times. The food was delicious. The hummus appetizer was the favorite. This was our second visit, and we will return again!
  20. EH

    EmilyH

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quiet place, food was good, but server did not listen to any special instructions
  21. IS

    IleanaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, place and especially the our server!😀
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good time. We were the only persons (4) in that jawn! Bree, the server was great
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant decor is very cool and it was cozy without feeling cramped. The staff was extremely polite, informative and accommodating. They allowed us to sit and chat for quite some time after they’d closed to prepare for dinner hours. They even continued to offer us opportunity to get more drinks. The chicken and waffles was bomb. All of the cocktails were delicious! I can’t wait to return.
  24. JO

    JacksonO

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Had a wonderful table with a view of the corner. That was the only redeeming part of the experience. Even though there were very few diners in the restaurant, it took so long for our drinks to arrive that our food order arrived first. The food was supposed to be a mixed plate of their specialties but turned out to be a forgettable mix of items that I could not identify. The former Westbury had better food and service.
  25. S

    Sherry

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic meal and a very professional server, whose name I didn’t catch but he was outstanding!
  26. N

    Neville

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place—great staff and atmosphere. A little noisy inside, but that means business is good and people are happy. And it was too hot to sit outdoors.
  27. B

    Bluegirl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice menu variety (not a huge selection but unique offerings) and interesting cocktail combinations. It was perfect for a pre-theater meal!
  28. N

    Neville

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salads are delicious, and if you want to indulge big time, have the Philly cheesesteak eggrolls.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our experience here. Hubby and I came for brunch, he had the chicken Bennie, and I ordered a crab cake sandwich. I unfortunately had to send my meal back because it was literally lump grease crumbs and a smudge of crab meat that crumbled apart. Staff was very understanding and accommodating, I ordered the breakfast sandwich instead and it was delicious. Vibe and drinks were amazing. Try the Miley Cyrus sangria for something strong, but light. Hubby and I agreed that this is a must-visit every time we are in Philly!!!
  30. j

    jtownmom

    Philadelphia

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant place for brunch. it’s a short walk to the Kimmel Center, and another block to the Academy of Music, so an option for a pre-matinee meal. Food and service good, and the photo gallery is fun.
  31. SD

    ScottD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious experience. Chef Davis and his team do a fabulous job. Creative cocktails and great food. Can’t go wrong with the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls. I highly recommend Libertine.
  32. HJ

    HeresJay

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Always have a great meal at Libertine. The service is great, the menu is creative and tasty, and it’s a fun space. Eat indoors or out. Perfect before or after theater or a concert on the Avenue of the Arts.
  33. CC

    CeeCee

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An impressive cocktail selection for all tastes. The food was very good; however, the mushroom on the mushroom/spinach flatbread was overcooked and overall a little bland. It could've used some kind of seasoning. I didn't bother to send it back and just ate it. Sarah was a great host.
  34. D

    Dancer

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Libertine is my go-to restaurant for pre-theater dining! The food is delicious, reasonably priced, the service is efficient, and the location makes getting to a theater very easy. Plus, the drink menu is great fun and the food menu offer something for everyone.
  35. N

    Neville

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a charming spot, out of the way of all the hubbub along Rittenhouse Square, with an attractive space, good outdoor seating, a diverse menu, and very pleasant staff.
  36. KN

    KierraN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Ask for Shawn, she’s phenomenal!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Very average food.
  38. AB

    ABB21

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent drinks at the sidewalk table.
  39. G

    Ginny

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot believe that I had not been to Libertine before yesterday! An excellent restaurant with a lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and an outstanding staff. If you are lucky enough to get Shawn serving you, you will be incredibly well-cared for! The food was as tasty as it was artistic, and rational portions so you can enjoy every bite. The cocktails are so much fun, and make sure to read the quotes on the walls. The air circulation was excellent so we felt very comfortable dining indoors.
  40. SH

    SamaraH

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a great meal - chose the appetizer special the server recommended- so glad we did it was delicious! The food and drinks are always delicious. Chef Derek and Libertine consistently deliver a great meal and a great time

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 645 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

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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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