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Illinois Asparagus
Black garlic romesco, midwest caviar fried potato balls, boiled farmegg
Ash Roasted Carrots
Pea cavatelli, miso carrot puree hickory pecan'soil' pea shoots
Scorched Twisted Peppers
Molasses​ bacon, cherry tomato opal basil, benne seeds
Grilled Mushrooms
Sunchokes, lardo-cocoa puree dashi broth, radish
Community Salad
Family style local salad green goddess or champagne vinaigrette
7 per person
Ash Roasted Carrots
Pea cavatelli, miso-carrot puree hickory-pecan ‘soil’, pea shoots
Sunflower Seed Risotto
Spring onions, snow peas charred onion oil
Pan Roasted Cauliflower
Marcona almond & fresno pepper salsa country ham panisse
Crispy Pig Tails
‘Buffalo style’, whipped gorgonzola brown butter polenta
Country Fried Foie Gras
Arugula, truffle aioli, preserved lemon
Bone Marrow & Uni
Singapore jerky, pine nut vinaigrette bourbon barrel aged fish sauce
Housemade Terrine Board
Mousse pate, goat & harissa ciccioli, relishes & jams
Diner Burger
Double patty local beef, molasses bacon carmelized onions, cheese ‘whiz’ bacon bun, French fries
Coffee Brined Thin Pork Chops
Roasted broccoli, ‘smashed’ fingerling potatoes stout pan jus
Three Little Birds
Trio of roasted game hen, chicken & quail rice grits, blistered tomato paddy pan & fava soucatash
Hanger Steak
Bacon cheddar gratin chive salsa verde, fried potato skin
She-Crab Soup
Blue​ crab spring roll, sherry pearls marash chile
Fried Candlefish
Vadouvan aioli
Crispy Octopus
Broccoli stem kimchi, piquillo pepper broth Japanese sweet potato puree, charred lemon
Chilled Shrimp & Squid Cracklins’
Avocado mousse, chili threads, ghee
Frog Legs
English peas, ramp vichyssoise fresh hummus, socca flatbread
Deep Water Hake
Gnudi ricotta dumpling, artichoke barigoule, charred cucumber, caramelized yogurt
Fried Porgy
Antebellum grits, tomato confit tasso gravy
The Libertine Candy Bar
Salted caramel semifreddo, hazelnuts, ganache, chocolate dacquoise
‘Coffee-Coffee’ Cake
Cocoa nib streusel, crème fraiche ice cream, graham cracker tuile
Little Boy Blue Cheese Plate
Black pepper biscuit, tomato jam, pickled peanuts
Rhubarb compote, lemon cake, strawberry & rosemary sorbet
Tcho chocolate sauce, herb & spring flower crumble, vanilla bean ice cream, basil paper
Rwc Charleston Sercial Special Reserve
Madiera, Portugal
2010 Sablettes
Sauternes, France
Alvear 1927 Pedro Ximenez Sherry
Andalucia, Spain
Alvear Asuncion Oloroso Sherry
Andalucia, Spain
2006 Quinta Do Crasto Lbv Port
Smith Woodhouse 10 Year Tawny Port
Gaja ‘Sperss’ Grappa
Piedmont, Italy
Isole E Elena ‘Vin Santo’
Chianti,​ Italy
The Libertine aims to return one to the very roots of what it once meant to enjoy a cocktail. We take pride in the creation of our cocktail parlor offerings filled w/ boutique spirits & market-fresh ingredients prepared w/ the whimsy & precision required to transport one back to a time when merrymaking was more than just a drink, it was an art form.
Monseigneur Bocephus
Eagle Rare Bourbon | Benedictine | Local Honey | Housemade Dandelion Bitters
Fear & Loathing
Gosling’s Black Seal Dark Rum | Housemade Cola | Pecan Foam | Lemongrass Dust
Ribbon & Missile
El Tesoro Blanco | Dolin White Vermouth | Housemade Szechwan Bitters
On Draft
Still 630 Double Oaked High Rye Whiskey | St. Louis, Missouri
Tom Waits for No Man
630​ ‘Rally Point’ High Rye | Libertine Sweet Vermouth | Fernet Amaro | Housemade Spring Bitters
Mick Jagger's Jet
Smalls Gin | Maraschino | Grapefruit-Pink Peppercorn Shrub | Peppermint Mist
Elvis Costello Lost in Missouri
Pimm’s​ No. 1 | Pinckney Gin | Housemade Citrus Soda | Cucumber Ice | Housemade Mint Tincture
Too often we slam a beer & then slam another. We don't appreciate beer’s finer qualities. We see the commercials, raise our glasses & gulp it down. We might take time to reflect on a bottle of wine, but rarely beer. At The Libertine, beer receives the respect it’s due, w/ an assortment of seasonal craft ales & brews representing various styles from St. Louis & around the globe. At The Libertine, a brew isn’t just a brew, it’s an experience.
Clausthaler (Nonalcoholic)
Frankfurt, germany | 0.5% ABV
Civil Life American Brown Ale
[On draft] | st. louis, missouri | 4.8% ABV
Boulevard ‘Tank 7’ Farmhouse Ale
[On​ draft] | kansas city, missouri | 8.5% ABV
Perennial ‘Hommel’ Belgian Pale Ale
[On draft] | st. louis, missouri | 5.9% ABV
Boulevard Pilsner
Kansas city, missouri | 4.8% ABV
St.​ louis, missouri | 4.8% ABV
Budweiser ‘Select’ Lager
St. louis, missouri | 4.3% ABV
Avery ‘White Rascal’ Belgian Wheat
Boulder,​ colorado | 5.6% ABV
Schlafly ‘Kolsch’ Golden Ale
St. louis, missouri | 4.8% ABV
The Libertine’s wine offerings are an expression of our core philosophy, one that focuses on boutique & small production wines that are affordable and, more important, delicious! Our wine list has been created w/ Chef Galliano’s culinary philosophy in mind-that food & wine are intended to not only complement each other, but to inspire one another. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Cheers.
Cabernet Franc Rose
L’eperonniere | 2012 | loire valley | france
Mount eden | 2008 | wolff vineyard | edna valley | california
Marie​ pierre manciat | 2011 | macon-les morizottes | burgundy | france
J.J. prum | 2011 | kabinett | mosel-saar-ruwer | germany
Pazo san mauro | 2011 | rias baixas | spain
Sauvignon Blanc
Quivira | 2009 | dry creek valley | california
Zind-humbrecht | 2011 | alsace | france
Leth | 2010 | wagram | austria
Pinot Gris
Four graces | 2011 | dundee hills | oregon
Cabernet Franc Sparkling Rose
Charles bove | NV | loire valley | france
Lamberti | NV | veneto | italy
Jacques Puffeney | 2011 | Arbois | France
Jacques Puffeney’s father was a vineyard worker who owned a mere speck of land. Jacques made his first wine at the age of 17, but, to earn a living, he worked simultaneously as a “saleur de Comté,” helping to make the fabled cheese of his region. Over time the Puffeney family acquired vineyards all in the appellation of Arbois. Puffeney’s prowess in both the vineyards & the cave has been recognized throughout France & has earned him the nickname among his colleagues as “the Pope of Arbois.” Puffeney’s version of Chardonnay transforms this grape into an entirely different & compelling experience from what one experiences w/ white Burgundy. The concentration of all elements is exceptional, w/ brisk acidity married to a honeyed-texture & notes of hazelnut, beeswax & the fresh mountain air that infuses the great wines of this region.
Morey-Coffinet | 2011 | Chassagne-Montrachet | Burgundy | France
In Albert Camus‘ famed existential novel The Stranger, the main character, a man characterized as emotionally detached, kills a man, goes to prison & is executed without once seeming to care. I‘m really not certain what that has to do w/ wine. That said, I like to believe that if Ol‘ Albert Camus had a glass of this Chardonnay, his little bout of existentialism & obsession w/ the absurdity of life may have taken a turn; heck, we may have had a novel full of rainbows & happy thoughts. So bag all the negativ- ity; just have a bottle of what just may be the premier wine in all of Chassagne-Montrachet.
Dutton-Goldfield | 2010 | Russian River Valley | California
I drink a lot. I mean a lot a lot; like Hunter S. Thompson drinking, like Winston Churchill after a bad day type-of-drinking, like a date w/ Lindsay Lohan, like Hank Williams, his son, & his son‘s son. I drink a lot. For someone w/ such a massive & extensive drinking practice, the following statement should have some merit; this Dutton-Goldfield offering may just be my favorite Chardonnay in the United States. With aromas of lemon peel, white sage & beeswax followed by flavors of kaffir lime leaf, this is one of the great Chardonnays you will have from California. Trust the drinker. Always trust the drinker.
Aumard | 2008 | Papillon | Savennieres | France
Most Chenin Blanc in the 1970s is what most White Zin is today: pallid, generic, alcoholic juice produced in bulk by corporations rather than vintners, & consumed in mass by post-teen party-goers rather than wine enthusiasts. I assure you that real Chenin Blanc from the land that put the grape on the map is nothing like its slanderous imitators. Good Savennieres Chenin Blanc is charming, firm & delicate, exhibiting a nutty, floral & honeyed character whose rich flavor is balanced by acidity & minerality. This version is beautiful, w/ a bouquet of wild spring roses showered w/ freshly squeezed blood orange & Meyer lemon
Foncaliue | 2011 | Languedoc | France
One of the oldest Languedoc grapes, Picpoul has been growing near the Thau Lagoon for centuries. The best Picpoul are wines of acidity. This electric yet very well-endowed version more than supports the argument. Honeysuckle, jasmine & citrus fruit aromas leap from the glass, introducing a vibrant mouth feel of juicy peach & minerality to balance the bright acidity of Fuji apple & lemon zest.
Qupe | 2010 | Bien Nacido | California
Over the years a small cadre of California producers calling themselves the Rhone Rangers have been taking their winemaking very seriously. Instead of the bland mass-produced white of the 1960s & ’70s that Americans had become familiar with, the producers there are making delicious wines w/ real character. Instead of the large-scale farming techniques that emphasize quantity over quality, they have drastically reduced yields in the vineyards, resulting in grapes w/ more character & intensity, & have focused their efforts on Syrah, Grenache, Marsanne and, of course, Roussanne. This sexy version from one of the Kings of the New World Rhone is a perfect example why Americans in the know have hopped on the Rhone Ranger bandwagon.
Andre Neveu | 2010 | Sancerre | France
If you are unfamiliar w/ Sancerre, this is when you should think about making some serious wine drinking changes. If you are familiar w/ Sancerre, then this should be a no-brainer! With winter citrus on the nose, honeydew melon & pear notes on the palate, & subtle grassy notes that melt into soft minerality, this is the perfect wine to show you what the Sancerre appellation is all about & why so many producers around the world try to emulate the great Sauvignon Blancs of this magnificent region.
Gary Farrell | 2011 | Russian River Valley | California
Gary Farrell has been one of California’s leading winemakers for decades. Farrell’s Sauvignon Blanc perfectly represents Cali-style; relaxed, sunny & just enough of a flirt to keep you coming back for more. This offering exhibits a beautifully tropical palate of Asian pear, lemon-lime pop & gooseberry, all the while packed w/ plenty of sunshine to go around. Drink it now & drink it often; you‘re going to be glad you did!
Bastianich | 2010 | Adriatico | Colli Orientali | Italy
Friulano is an indigenous grape variety grown in Friuli for hundreds of years. Owned by famed chef & restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, this perfect example of spring in a bottle is beaming w/ radiant acidity & balance. A longtime favorite of mine, there truly are few better wines to sip during the spring.
L’Eperonniere | 2012 | Loire Valley | France
OK, tuck that pinky in. This is not your grandmother’s Rosé. This is Rosé for the rock ‘n’ roll jet set. This is the Rosé Iggy Pop, Tom Waits & Elvis Costello drink together. This Rosé should have its own soundtrack. It’s been rumored this Rosé has a tattoo… of itself! This Rose is Facebook friends w/ Lady GaGa. This Rose was responsible for interrupting Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech. So order away & say it loud: “I will have a glass of the Rosé!” And watch all the pretty people simply hand you their phone numbers.
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited The Libertine more out of curiosity rather than high recommendation. The evening started off with a read through of the unusual cocktails, which provided great entertainment as we tried to work out what we were each going to have. As we waited for...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank EnglishHugh
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I'd heard good things about the Libertine and was impressed with the atmosphere but the drink I got was subpar (tasted like straight tequila) and the appetizer I ordered was soggy and cold. Worth going to for a happy hour perhaps but I wouldn't go...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner having heard there was a new female chef and our friends had recommended her food. We left feeling that we had enjoyed the evening but there are a few areas for improvement before it reaches excellence. We enjoyed the appetisers almost...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Scottishsuese
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Took my parents out for the “Wild Game Dinner” five course special. $50 per person for dinner, and $12 per person for the 2 oz beer pairings with each course. It felt like a serious rip-off. At the price and the portion sizes we expected...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank CGryphon
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Went on Saturday night for our anniversary. I had the wild boar Wellington. My wife had the ravioli. We had the dumplings for an appetizer which is very good. We had never been before but the food was good and our waiter gave us enough...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank chrisruck1981
Reviewed November 3, 2017

This restaurant has seriously declined. We started with the burrata jars. instead of burrata, what arrived were 3 jars full of some type of runny/liquid cheese with a few pieces of hard cheese thrown in. Main course was fish tacos which were average and uninspired...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Danny F
Reviewed September 28, 2017

The hostess and our waiter were pleasant. The menu was limited, but the food was tasty and well-presented. First, we ordered a particular wine and they brought out a different year without mentioning it. We did notice however. We continued down the wine list and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank clevertravelers
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Our ladies group had our monthly luncheon at the Libertine this week. This is the second time we had our luncheon at this restaurant. Just like our first visit, everyone enjoyed several items off the different menu offered at the Libertine. The hush puppies from...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Rhonda E
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Business's dinner in an almost empty restaurant. Time to get wine list...10'. Time to take drink order... 30'. Starters were ok. Main course (fish) could be quite ok if it would not be half warm only. In between before, the drink order taken, another waiter...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank theoneandonlyArnold
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We had hush puppies and fried oysters for appetizers and the halibut and pork cheeks for an entrée. The food was prepared well and, while it took a little while to receive our dinners, they were hot and fresh and very tasty. Service was friendly...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Marlene j
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