The Liberty NYC

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259 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Liberty is open from 12 noon for lunch daily, with Happy Hour from 4pm until 8pm, $1 oyster specials (4-6pm and 10pm-12 midnight) and seasonal drink offers. Our all day dining menu includes gluten free and vegetarian options. The Liberty's exclusive downstairs Clubroom is a perfect location for any private event for up to 30 to 150 people. The entire venue can hold 300 people or more, depending on the set up of your event.

The Liberty Bar itself, embodies the spirit of the city she serves; the Liberty to be one’s self. A 4000 square foot bar set over two levels, can hold up to 300 people. The Liberty is located at 29 West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, just steps from Herald Square. The space is elegant but informal with soaring 18ft ceilings. The venue is a marriage of the classic and the contemporary of New York.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I read the reviews on here and thought The Liberty seemed like a safe bet for what we needed, which was a reasonably priced (inexpensive for NYC) lunch spot for a large group close to another venue where we would be meeting up with a larger group. Proximity was good, price was a bit high for the quality of the food (not so good) and our server was very rude to us upon arrival. She pivoted her approach after I mentioned something to another staff member but overall a disappointing experience for the amount of money we spent here.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

This used to be my go to spot after work. There was a “critter” we saw and as we ate. No one even apologized as people left after seeing it. My friend and I ate there because we already had our food, but after witnessing an unsanitary dining situation, rude waiters and poor treatment of customers, I don’t see myself going back. Disappointed in a place that used to bring so much joy.

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SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was terrible. Really one of the worst meals I’ve had in nyc which was surprising bc I have eaten there before and it was always pretty good. I’m assuming they might’ve switched chefs which was a huge mistake. We ordered the hummus/roasted eggplant and there was absolutely zero flavor- I don’t even think they added salt. They just mashed up some chick peas, scooped it onto a plate and sent it out:/ The roasted eggplant was this obnoxious bright red color....not even really sure if was eggplant. Didn’t taste like it. Our table all ordered salmon and boy was that a bad move. The min they set our plates down the fish smell was beyond overwhelming. I’m not a fish expert but I know it isn’t supposed to smell like that! Anyway we ordered the cheese pizza after that since we were literally dying of hunger and everything else we ordered was inedible. The pizza was decent 5 out of 10, crust, sauce, cheese...whatever. Anyway don’t eat here. There’s a million other options in the area...

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came here for after work drinks and a bite so I could catch up with an old friend. It was very loud in the beginning but after happy hour got much more calm. Food was good, bar food but a step up. Drinks were good and reasonable prices. We never felt ignored by service and drinks came quickly. All in, perfect for what we needed.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Clemson sports in NYC. Great food and atmosphere!

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CT
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

They recently changed their menu. Waiter was very helpful with finding a gluten free option. Very loud at dinner time. Good place to meet friends for drinks.

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Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We read reviews before hand and they were all over the map so we decided to form our own opinion. It was loud but not so much that we couldn’t talk to one another.

We had the strip steak and were pleasantly surprised how great it was. We knew we wanted steak and after checking other restaurants, we were shocked at what they were charging. This was around the corner from where we were staying at 32/32 so also convenient as well as great value.

It’s clearly a popular spot for happy hour.

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MB
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. We’ve been there several times. Bartenders are great. The food is very good. Mac and cheese with Marinara sauce is awesome. Huge bar.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you’re looking for an after work spot with loud atmosphere and decent food, this is the place. Also, incredibly affordable by NYC standards. Not a special occasion place by any means, but good for a quick and dirty meetup w friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waiter was attentive and staff was very accommodating! A+ service!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I was unaware of the drag show but it was an unusual unexpected benefit to brunch

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EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience for our crowd of 23! Our seating was reserved and available when we arrived. Hostess and manager looked after our group making sure we were happy.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The menu selection was average. The food was okay. It’s a bar not a restaurant. If you want to go for drinks after work, it’s perfect. If you want to eat a meal, go some place else.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

We arrived early around noon and the place was empty. I ordered an Irish coffee and got coffee with whiskey and a side of cream and sugar. They were prepping for an event at 1PM so it could be better. The food was average but nothing special. I would consider attending again maybe for drinks or something small. Much better options for brunch at the same or greater value.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre at best. Ordered my burger medium (assuming they might mess up a med-rare) and it was medium well.... My friend got the Portobello sandwich and was not impressed either. Food is very basic. Calamari seemed to be the frozen kind. It was okay, but overall the food was not a hit. No creativity at all.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Way too loud. Not enough staff. Mediocre food

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EG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

It’s a bar, not a restaurant (yes they serve food). It was too loud, we left and went someplace else. I’m sure it’s great for a bar.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, excellent service, and an overall pleasant atmosphere. We had a great time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant!

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BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was terrible, the service was slow despite the few people in the restaurant and I will never recommend anyone I like to go back there. Plus the menu was really expensive, all of the people in my party barely touched our food and send most of it back uneaten despite being extremely hungry going into the restaurant.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but very cold inside

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and service. But very loud and we sat in the back with a constant draft of cold air.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came at happy hour and had Oysters and Bubbly.
Good food for a good price!!!!!

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GF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Clemson football watch parties. Great food and drink deals

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is more of a bar than restaurant. Menu in open table did not match what was offered. Large TVs for watching sports are a positive. Would not recommend dining here with kids.

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The food was mediocre, the menu choice very limited. Empty restaurant, no ambiance and very expensive.

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food and a great space.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We sat at our table for 30 minutes and no one came to even take a drink order. The restaurant was not very busy. The service was really really slow and we inquired several times. Management did not charge for the appetizers that we ordered so that was appreciated but we were really disappointed in the service.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a casual company holiday party here and they were GREAT. I called to make a reservation for 10-15 people and they promised they would block off a whole section of the restaurant for us with no minimum per person or cost to hold the space. We arrived, the area was sectioned off, we had our own waiter and they were AWESOME. Brought us a bill with the gratuity added in - overall The Liberty made the stressful experience of planning a holiday party in NYC completely non-existent. Everyone had a great time and really appreciated it!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We came in at noon and ordered from lunchy menu. fish & chips and butter milk chicken sandwich. It was the worst fish and chips I have ever tasted. Fish tasted old and chips r soggy. Butter milk fried chicken was small and dry. Side of salad was nice. The server was nice. My cousin didn’t like the sauce that came with the fish and chips she switched and gave us a discount for that. They were hosting a special event for Salvation Army so it was loud. Overall experience was just ok. Wont go back.

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Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, one of the best fish and chips I've ever had. Casual pub style restuarant. Only knock was the service was a slow (but food came quickly).

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

This is a bar, which is fine...but not a place to dine. The Liberty was fine but we anticipated a restaurant.... no knock on them.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

So fun! Great drinks. Need more servers though

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AN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic go to spot. It’s a little noisy and you find yourself shouting when talking in a group at a table, but never disappoints. Good food to share and drinks. Would recommend!

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SG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food especially the wings.

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Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had a nice meal but salmon sliders were dry especially the individual rolls. Great location. Fries were delicious!! So many came in my side order and they were definitely addictive. Had to stop myself from eating them! Place was very loud and sat at two different tables and both were wobbly/shaky.

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JB
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Went because it came up in a search for gluten free pizza near our hotel. Not good. Runny Spinach/Artichoke dip and tired oysters.

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MB
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place. Good vibe. Food is really good. Margaritas are very good.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Coconut shrimp and tempura green beans are amazing. nice size portions to share. friendly staff. great for lunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Nicely decorated for Halloween. Service was great!

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