Liberté, meaning freedom in French, is a small bistro tucked within Galeries Lafayette at Pacific Place. Ardent shoppers can now sneak in a little break and bite (if they choose to) before, during, and after shopping (and dropping).
Here, you can enjoy little french-inspired delights from Niçoise salad, escargots, and chocolate croissant, to a real meal of a variety of meat, poultry, and seafood options.
This little nook–quiet and secluded–is also perfect for meetings, casual gatherings, and most practically for men, paper-reading and coffee-drinking while the women exercise their version of liberté!
It’s worth noting that Liberté is not a fine dining concept, but instead, a casual bistro with “easy” comfort food. So, don’t feel like you need to dress up. Come in your jeans. We promise no one is standing at the door to take your jacket.
Within the restaurant, Liberté also has its own boulangerie, responsible for their restaurant-made breads and pastries.
Salmon Gravlax | 70K
Smoked salmon served with a honey mustard sauce, with a side of salad.
– Tomatoes were very fresh. I normally would leave them aside, but I ate these ones up! The salmon was very salty for my taste (it’s cured so it’s supposed to be, I know) and the texture was unexpectedly rather chewy and tough. This ensemble could’ve been better.
Salad Niçoise | 85K
Seared tuna, mixed greens, and baby potatoes, topped with an egg.
– I’m not a big salad eater. Correction. I’m not a salad eater. Unless they come with either a sesame sauce, a peanut sauce, or a creamy white sauce. Although the cherry tomatoes and baby potatoes were delicious!
Dory | 120K
Panfried with beurre noisette and broccoli.
– A huge filet–extra points for size! This dory was very buttery (in sauce, not in texture), so buttery that it was almost wet of butter. I thought this tasted decent, but I would love to have had a couple or more broccolis and perhaps a little side dish (something carb) to go with it.
Duck Confit | 180K
Duck leg, sautéed spinach, mashed sweet potato.
– The duck meat was well-cooked, tender, and fell off the bones. The mashed sweet potato was very sweet–a little bit goes a long way.
Profitelores | 75K
Almond, vanilla ice cream, chocolate soup.
– Profitelores are not usually my number one choice for a dessert, because in the past I’ve had too many dessicated ones that I’ve just been forgoing it for a long time. These ones were pleasantly sweet and delightful.
Especially with the chocolate sauce…
Spending wise, you’re looking in the range of 180-350K. Overall, I like Liberté for their generous portions and quiet ambience. It’s almost odd to find a place in the city to sit down and chat without any noise and distraction. So, come rest your legs over a pastry and tea, and enjoy Liberté while it’s quiet!
Mon – Sun: 10AM – 10PM