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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 5
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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
This library is for dining.

I wouldn't have thought of a former Carnegie library building being repurposed as a restaurant but it certainly has worked in this case. Very good choice of dishes that you likely won't find on any other menus in town. Attentive staff and surprisingly affordable. We would like to go back when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Tiny, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Having had a bad experience years ago at The Library, I was hesitant to give it another try under the new management. How happy we are that we took the leap! We took our son and his wife out for a dinner there and we all came away impressed with the ambience, service and most especially the food. The appetizers... More 

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Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I wouldn't have thought of a former Carnegie library building being repurposed as a restaurant but it certainly has worked in this case. Very good choice of dishes that you likely won't find on any other menus in town. Attentive staff and surprisingly affordable. We would like to go back when we are back in Midland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here for a family gathering. Food was delicious, service was great. There was a group of us and food was served within a reasonable time. Pricing was affordable and not too pricey.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Never have made it to downstairs entertainment but hear it is wonderful . Many local talent perform. Small cozy place. They also serve food here as well

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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The crab cakes were terrific, but the vegetarian dishes left a lot to be desired. They ran out of the dinner special by 7:30pm although the restaurant was mostly empty when we arrived.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant in Midland. The owner Graham is very hospitable and the menu is varied with lots of interesting dishes. The room is very nicely decorated with excellent ambience. If you are looking for fine dining in Midland, this is a very good choice

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed in Midland for a couple of nights as part of our recent fly-drive holiday in Canada. On our first evening we looked around for a restaurant and stumbled on The Library - how lucky we were! We had a fantastic meal at a very reasonable price and with great service from the staff. It is a lovely building... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

While on a trip to Georgian Bay my wife and I found a number of restaurants closed on Sunday or Monday. We were happy to find The Library open for dinner on Monday. While not a quick meal, we found our server and service to be fine. Appetizer portions in general appeared to be quite large. My wife had a... More 

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Victoria Harbour, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My Husband and I frequent the library restaurant quite often, the food is high quality and very tasty. Their chefs do know there job and their creations are great. The setting is quaint being in the old Midland Library. If you just want a pub lunch or dinner go downstairs which is casual but nice. Since we are Airbnb hosts... More 

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Midland, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We always enjoy the delicious flavours of The Library's food however the service is hit or miss depending on who serves you. My parents took me here for my 50th birthday dinner while my children were secretly decorating my house for a surprise party. Dinner reservations were for 5:30pm, there were 2 other couples in the restaurant with us that... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?