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40 East Main Street, Carmel, IN
(317) 573-4444
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a good choice for great atmosphere and good food.

This restaurant is one of our favorites for lunch and dinner. The decor is unique because they've retained the look of the old library that it used to be, the waitstaff is always wonderful, and the food is consistently good. On our last visit late in December, my husband and I both ordered prime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
bweis13
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant is one of our favorites for lunch and dinner. The decor is unique because they've retained the look of the old library that it used to be, the waitstaff is always wonderful, and the food is consistently good. On our last visit late in December, my husband and I both ordered prime rib which was excellent. Our favorite... More 

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Reston
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171 reviews 171 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If I lived her this would be my local favorite. Located in a former library, it is charming and so comfortable and casual. The food was outstanding and our server was delightful. Just loved this place!!!!

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Carmel, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The upstairs and downstairs are very different. They share the same menu, but the upstairs is quiet, and a nice place to go for an intimate dinner. The downstairs is a low bar out of the 70's with TV's so you can watch the games. The food is fantastic. I would recommended it year round.

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Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Recent choice for an early dinner @ the Library in Carmel left us very disappointed. To begin, my Martini was weak and the onion rings with our less than dazzling burgers were very bad...soggy and barely warm. on a plus note, we split a lettuce wedge and this was perfect. Probably will cross this place off my list of independent... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We lived within blocks of this place for months before we realized it existed. It's tucked away about a block from the busier section of main street, in the old library building. The food is classic with a twist. For example, their mac n cheese is made with egg noodles, and their BLT has avocado. The atmosphere is casual. We... More 

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Carmel, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have been here many times but last visit was very disappointing. Went with my 14 year old son and it was Prime Rib night, which I had just a few weeks earlier, and his wasn't cooked right and when it came back it looked funny to me but he said it was fine. Finally I took a bite of it... More 

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Brownstown
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a unique restaurant in the Art and Design district of Carmel. We had a salad and BLT, so pretty basic, but both were good. The outside seating was nice, providing a view of the street. Inside had lots of neat "library" features. The waitress was great. It seemed like lots of "locals" gather here.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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125 reviews 125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a former Carnegie library that's been converted into a restaurant. The upstairs is for nicer dining, but I haven't been up there yet. The basement is more like a sports bar with a great bar and plenty of TVs. The menu has plenty of items to choose from and the beer selection was extensive. Our food arrived promptly... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very good food, with an ever changing menu. Plenty to choose from the husband and wife team do this right. Usual can grab a seat, but I recommend reservations as it isn't a large restaurant. Downstairs bar is a much more casual bar place.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Some reviews indicate spotty service, but my visit found the wait staff to be very attentive, polite and helpful. The menu is great for those who have food allergies, etc, as they list offerings that are best for lactose intolerance, gluten free and vegan. Very nice addition to the menu. The menu has a wide variety of choices. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 East Main Street, Carmel, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (317) 573-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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