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The Library Restaurant

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526 Hugel Avenue, Midland, Ontario L4R 1V7, Canada
+1 705-528-0100
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food Pretty Good, Service was OK

Made reservations for party of 4; on arrival server asked us where we wished to sit;a bit confusing as it was our first time there.. Bruschetta and mussels appetizers were excellent! Two orders of stuffed chicken entrees revealed the chicken was not stuffed with anything. The steak entrees were ok... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
RonandMarusia
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Toronto, Canada
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English first
Midland, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There was only one table of people in the restaurant when we arrived at 6:00 on a Wednesday night. We waited over 5 minutes to be greeted and eventually a young lady who just arrived to work seated us before even punching in and taking off her coat. Good job to her! We did not receive a wine list so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Historically, this has been one of the best places to eat in Midland. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. Food and service quality have diminished greatly from historical norms. When you factor in their lofty menu prices, this becomes a very poor choice for dining out. My advice is to try Lilly's Italian Eatery. Far better food at better... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Made reservations for party of 4; on arrival server asked us where we wished to sit;a bit confusing as it was our first time there.. Bruschetta and mussels appetizers were excellent! Two orders of stuffed chicken entrees revealed the chicken was not stuffed with anything. The steak entrees were ok. Generally, the value is questionable as the plate portions were... More 

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Georgian Bay, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Love The Library. They know how to do food right. Good value for money, good sized portions, great service and lovely atmosphere. A regular favourite of ours.

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Midland, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Four adults had three different entrees for this annual dining event and all were pleased with their food choices. Everyone enjoyed the meal served and the service was excellent.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Library Restaurant is one of the finer places to dine in Midland. It has a warm, intelligent atmosphere (the restaurant itself is one of the beautiful old Carnegie library buildings). The menu changes to reflect seasonal availability, which is always refreshing and interesting. The food itself is perfection, with a comprehensive wine list. The servers are always professional, attentive... More 

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Tiny, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We were very pleased to hold our wedding ceremony and reception on Valentine's Day! Justin, Chef Ericka, Pastry Chef Marcia and their whole team exceeded our expectations in every way! The perfect venue for the perfect day! Our guests enjoyed an extraordinary 16 course tasting menu accompanied by impeccable service! Thank you so much for helping to make our day... More 

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Midland, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have had the pleasure of eating here many times. The food is great, the view is one of the best in the area (overlooking the water). Band night is always a fun night with a good mix of songs & bands. Would go more often if I could.

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I went to The Library Restaurant with my wife and two guests. The food was excellent but the service was so so. The food was a long time coming but was worth the wait. My wife ordered a glass of wine and had to remind the server 15 minutes later she had ordered wine. I ordered a second diet soda... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant is in what once was the town library (the library moved to a larger building). The ambiance is early 20th Century schoolroom but the food is well-prepared contemporary cuisine. Service can be a bit spotty, especially if there are a lot of vacationers in town. Steaks are broiled and done exactly to order. Coffee is good and to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 Hugel Avenue, Midland, Ontario L4R 1V7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: +1 705-528-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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