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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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Caeur D Alene
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516 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found it by chance because of a wrong turn. Loved it. Sat at the bar. Wonderful service. Bar tenders are very nice and attentive. The grilled romaine was awesome. Careful with the bread. Real butter is hard to beat. Ordered the Salmon. Great meal

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

Jamie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so happy to hear that your meal with us was delicious and that our staff took amazing care of you! We hope that you will come back to dine with us again soon! Thank you again for your kind words! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very slow here, although I believe it may be by design. It was not busy at all on the Tues. night we were here but it took forever to get waited on and to get refills on drinks (I was never offered a refill but my husband and sons were offered several). We ordered the Prime Rib,... More 

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Thank Shalyn819
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 extremely seriously and use it to make our guests experiences better. We want to provide each guest that comes through our doors with quality service and incredible food, I'm sorry that it seems we may have missed that on your visit. I would like the opportunity... More 

Springfield, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I'm staying near the airport and discovered this gem since it is nearby. I've hit them twice now this week, and probably will go back tonight. I see pork chops going by me to every table, so the chops must be good. But I am sticking with that baked walleye. It's the best I've had. The appetizers are delicious,... More 

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

Jeff, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm happy to see that we are taking good care of you while you are here in town. We would love to see you again the next time you are in town as well! I'm curious, what could we do to earn that 5th star? Thanks again for the... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The New York Strip and veggies were on point. Really amazing! Really liked the food and though it's not a budget sit down joint, it's food is worth the price. Not a fan of the homely feel and our server was a bit anxious an annoying to get us to leave. She was cut from her shift and trying to... More 

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

Caleb, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm happy to see that your meal with us was delicious. I am sorry to hear about your server making you feel rushed, I can assure you that is not something we want to happen to our guests. I will be sure to address that with my staff.... More 

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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came for the rave reviews about the prime rib on a Wednesday night. Literally as we were about to put in order to the waitress they ran out of prime. I settled for the Portabella fillet which was a little overcooked. Nice atmosphere.

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

Danielle, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you came for the Prime Rib but were unable to get it and I'm very sorry to hear that the replacement was not what you'd hoped it would be. I would like the opportunity to make this up to you, please contact me... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I were in Indy for a birthday weekend and found The Library here on Trip Advisor. First our server was excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered a drink each and they were very well made and priced very reasonable. We started with the "stuffed shrimp." SUPERB!! They were very large and prepared perfectly. We... More 

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

Karrson, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm happy to hear that we were a stop during the birthday celebration weekend, I hope the birthday was amazing! I'm happy to see that your server took amazing care of you, but I am sorry about the other server who disrupted your meal. I will be sure... More 

Troy, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a church conference and visited this restaurant and the food was amazing! Amy was our server and she had awesome dinner suggestions. She was amazing and made our dining experience memorable!

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

Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so happy to hear that Amy took such wonderful care of you while you were in town. She's pretty awesome! We would love to have you back in the next time you are in the area! Thanks again! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Montreal
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115 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Very close to the hotel i was staying at, i was glad to find this really nice restaurant that is not part of a chain. The main dining room could benefit from just an additional decoration here and there, but it is really the only small critique i have! Our waitress, Amy was the nicest, most pleasant and efficient. As... More 

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Thank gatsby1961
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! We love having people from out of town come by to visit us. I'm so happy to see that your meal with us was delicious and that you were well taken care of during your visit. I will be sure to pass on the praise to Amy! We would... More 

SF Bay Area
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Hopefully others have a better experience and this ours was uncommon. Took an hour to get food (reason: "we have a lot of tables"...it was maybe 3/4 full on a Saturday around 830p) Then 3 out of 4 dishes were so spicy we could barely eat.

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Thank TravelwKids4
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. I'm very sorry to hear that your dinner with us was not a good one. It is important to us that we provide each guest with quality service and incredible food, I would love the opportunity to make this right. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at ajna@thelibrary-indy.com... More 

Elkhart
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place to eat. Whenever we come to Indy this is one of our favorite place to eat. Salmon was Great! Pork chops were great also. There were 3 different types of chops all were great. Prime Rib was out of this world.

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

Leanna, Thank you for taking the time for leaving us a review. I'm happy to hear that you always stop by to see us while you are in town! Thank you for being a loyal customer and for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We look forward to serving you on your next trip to Indy. Take care,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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