Liberté restaurant and lounge serves contemporary, French-inspired food and hand-crafted cocktails in an urban chic setting within Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square.
Bedecked in bold jewel tones of ruby and garnet and outfitted with dynamic, modern furniture, Liberté’s focal point is the stunning oval-shaped central bar where the mixologists shake, muddle and stir hand-crafted, artisanal cocktails. Guests can choose from seating in the cozy lounge alongside the working fireplace, or in the stylish dining area where Executive Chef Edward Hancock’s menu of simple-yet-delectable dishes expands the space’s appeal.
Guests can choose from seating at the sleek bar in the cozy lounge alongside the working fireplace, or in the stylish dining area, where Chef Hancock’s menu of simple-yet-delectable dishes expands the space’s appeal.
Did you know The Rooftop of the Sofitel Philadelphia is home to over 480,000 honey bees and over 3,000 lbs of soil where organic vegetables and herbs are planted each year?
Executive Chef – Edward Hancock – uses the honey and produce to create organic dishes that are featured on our Spring and Summer Liberté menus. In addition, the honey and herbs are also utilized in Liberté seasonal cocktails.
Executive Chef Edward Hancock arrives at Sofitel Philadelphia with more than nineteen years of restaurant management experience in some of the Philadelphia area’s finest kitchens. Chef Hancock studied Culinary Arts at The Philadelphia Restaurant School where he gained exposure to fine dining and the luxury hospitality industry.
Chef Hancock’s rustic, refined, and accessible style of contemporary cuisine will transform the restaurant menus in Sofitel Philadelphia’s Chez Colette and Liberté Lounge. Inspired by his roots growing up on a farm in Lower Gwynedd Township, he will fuse distinctive French ingredients with local and seasonal fare using herbs, vegetables and honey produced in Sofitel’s rooftop garden and bee hives.