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The Library Restaurant and Pub

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2610 S Lynhurst Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241-8629
+1 317-243-0299
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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213 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had salmon cakes and a vegiburger. Both were delicious. The staff was nice and made sure we were happy with the meal. The restaurant looked nice inside.

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Thank Russell R
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently after a long day of business in Indianapolis I had the divine pleasure of sitting at the bar with Eric and Amy. Both are exemplary in their hospitality and craft. I can't wait to return. This is truly a hidden gem in the Indianapolis restaurant market.

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Thank Starling C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bartender service is some of the best around. I ordered something to try it out. Duck w/ blueberry. It wasn't for me. I am not a duck person I guess. Being my fault I expected to pay and move on. They noticed and replaced my food with an amazing steak at no cost.

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Thank Joseph r
Indianapolis, Indiana
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79 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined here before but this meal was over the top. The prime rib was great and so was the stuffed salmon. The star of the show, however, was our server Amy. She was just awesome and made this dining experience for us. Thank you Amy and thanks to the Library for the terrific food and for having a... More 

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Thank Guy B
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent, especially the beef gorgonzola pasta. For dinner I really like the black and blue steak.

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Thank Ken S
Elmwood Park, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch here with a couple of friends. It was a late lunch so it wasn't very crowded when we got there. We were seated immediately and the server was very friendly and outgoing. I had heard that it is pricey and may be for dinner, but lunch was not that bad. The burger was delicious as was the... More 

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Thank Ann Marie R
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Ann Marie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm happy to see that your lunch with us was delicious! We love our guests and it shows in the way that our staff takes care of you all, I'm glad that you felt the same. We would love to have you back to see us again... More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was rich and pleasant. Steak was deliciously seasoned and my fish was good. It was hard to get our drinks at first as the bartender went missing for a while as did our server. We'd driven 10 hours and we were more thirsty than hungry so that why only 4 stars. All in all we had a very... More 

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Thank LutheRealtor
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I apologize that it took a while for you to get your drinks upon arrival, I can assure you that is not the normal for us. I am happy to see that overall your meal was lovely and we would love to have you back the next time you... More 

Lombard, IL
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here because it was within walking distance from my hotel. Dined alone and sat in the bar as it was pretty crowded for a weekday. Ordered a steak salad that was tasty although kind of slight on the steak portion. Would have provided a 4 rating but for 2 things-1. Server felt obliged to refer to me as "honey"... More 

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Thank Nancy-Lou-V
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We take it seriously and use it as an opportunity to make us even better! I'm sorry to see that your dinner with us wasn't what you'd hoped it would be. It is important that we provide each guest with quality service and incredible food, and I see we... More 

Amherst, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

admittedly i didn't have a big meal here but what i did have wasn't great. over salted. i did say something to waitress but i don't think she was that interested. the atmosphere is kind of cafe like. i had expected a fine dining atmosphere. staff were generally friendly from what i saw. maybe would be better for lunch or... More 

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Thank sd6815
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to see that your overall experience with us was not what you expected. It seems that you may have caught us on an off night, because it is imporatnt to use that each guest receives "Quality Service and Incredible Food". I would love the opportunity to make... More 

Ventura, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch in route to Indianapolis international airport. Conveniently located off of I 70. Fuel across the street to fill up your rental car. Large restaurant with plenty of room to serve a lunch rush. The menu has a good selection of choices. The service was busy but the waitress did a good job of balancing the bar and... More 

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Thank Rudyer
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Our motto is that each guest receives "Incredible Service and Quality Food", I'm sorry that we seemed to have missed the mark on your visit. I hope that you will give us another chance the next time you are in Indy, we would love the opportunity to serve you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2610 S Lynhurst Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241-8629
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-243-0299
Description
When you come dine with us, this is what you'll experience...

A little history, a lot of art, and above all incredible food!

Our goal at The Library is to delight you with the very best foods and the
very best service we can provide. Our specialty is fine steaks and
exceptional food that is freshly prepared by our very talented kitchen team.
We offer an extensive dinner menu including steaks, seafood, chicken,
pasta, salads, and vegetarian dishes. At lunch, a bountiful, freshly-prepared
salad, soup and pasta bar is offered along with a wide variety of sandwiches
and daily specials. All our cuisine is only complimented with our extensive wine selection.

We are located in a beautiful building, which once was the Mon Reve, an
exclusive French restaurant built by the late Lou Jenn (founder of Jenn-Air)
almost three decades ago. Fortunately, much of the building's grandeur has
been retained for us to enjoy, from Venus' Fountain and rose garden, restored
vintage crystal chandeliers, beautiful woodwork, and classical oil paintings.
Recently, we have added a large patio for our guests to enjoy the outdoors,
we have opened our beautiful "Upstairs at The Library" for banquets, private
dining, and business meetings, and we have recently opened our beautiful
new bar, complete with large screen TV's and original oil paintings of Indy's
favorites - the Colts, Indy 500, Brickyard 400, and Moto GP.

We look forward to serving you.

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