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The Library Restaurant and Pub

2610 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
+1 317-243-0299
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Ranked #68 of 2,023 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Greenwood, Indiana
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We were intrigued when the dinner menu offered a portobello mushroom stuffed with an 8 oz filet! The steak was medium rare as ordered, but the most amazing part was the stack of crispy fried onion strings on top. I normally don't like any variant on 'onion rings', but these were as addictive as Lay's original potato chips! The steak... More 

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Ogden, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The setting for the place was very nice and the service was great. The food was good but I get the same quality from Texas Road house. They are very proud of their prices though. From the looks inside and the prices I expected better quality food.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Library Resturant and Pub in Indianapolis - just off of Lyndhurst and south of Sam Jones or Airport Expressway (same road) is a great lunch place - very good selection of unique sandwiches with famous people names. The salad bar even has the Indiana favorite of deep fried rolls and apple butter. Go enjoy - the place does get... More 

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

I'm thrilled that you enjoy our selection of specialty sandwiches! There's a lot more where that came from on the dinner menu if you're ever around during that time. Thank you for coming to share what you love about us, and I hope to see you again soon. All the best, Ajna Morrow More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was actually looking forward to dinner. The place appeared very nice. I walked up to the hostess. I looked through the window at the dining room and it didn't seem too crowded. Nobody waiting before me and was told "uh, we have a waiting list". I wasn't given a time frame. Just picked up a "go away" vibe. It... More 

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

I'm sorry you were made to feel unwelcome when you came in to visit us, Greg. We never want our guests to feel that way, and it's not ok that you did. If you'd like, you can email me at ajna@thelibrary-indy.com to give more details about the night you visited. We'd like to follow up with the team, so we... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Like others, I was staying near by at the Courtyard and after a chilly, brisk walk I found myself at the Library for dinner. Amanda was my server for the evening and she did a great job and had some good suggestions on the menu. If Amanda was busy, other staff jumped in to help out with bringing food and... More 

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, Byron. Amanda is a great server, and her suggestions never fail! I'll be sure to pass your compliments along. The rest of the team is always so nice with helping each other out as well, like you said -- we're a family here. Anyway, thanks so much for your review, we'd... More 

Franklin, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My family and I were in town for the big ten championship game. And our hotel was close to the airport. So we wanted to eat around there. So we tried the library restaurant . Friendly staff and place looked nice. We ordered an appetizer it came with 4 shrimp cocktail 4 potato skins and 4 stuffed mushrooms. Which I... More 

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

Hey Brian, while I'm glad your family enjoyed their meal and that our service was great for you, I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your strip -- even after sending it back. We truly appreciate your feedback. I can't say for sure why that happened twice in a row, but again I am sorry for the less-than-stellar experience. I... More 

Cottage Grove
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Amanda was our waiter and she was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and service was great.

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

We appreciate you coming in, and we're so glad you loved the food, Kevin. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to Amanda -- she's great. We look forward to seeing you again next time you pass through Indy! All the best, Ajna Morrow More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were staying at the Courtyard Marriott around the corner the night before a flight and asked where we could go to get dinner. They sent us to the Library. We weren't expecting anything great but took the free desert voucher and headed over. The server was hilarious and the food was amazing! It was a nice atmosphere with TVs... More 

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

Kayla, we're so happy to hear we were able to make an impression on your last night in town! It's always a joy to meet people from out of town and be able to give them a special evening. We can't wait to see you next time you pass through Indy. 'Til next time, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food was great!!! Staff was great and Delivery to Ramada Inn was Super FAST!!! almost like Jimmy Johns

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

Laura, I like that! We're not freaky fast, but close. We'll take "super fast" any day. We hope to see you again next time you visit Indy. All the best, Ajna M. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful menu, hotel gave me free desert coupon. Ate very comfortably at the bar by myself. Wonderful Walleye and nice wine selection. Food was first class. Liked it so much I came back again. This time ate the Prime Rib special. Excellent quality and wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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

Anne, thank you for the glowing review! It's great to hear that we can satisfy our guests no matter the situation -- even just stopping in for a bite at the bar. Good choice on the Prime Rib. As you said, that's our specialty! Next time you come in, if you are feeling different, I highly recommend the stuffed shrimp... More 

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Additional Information about The Library Restaurant and Pub

Address: 2610 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone Number: +1 317-243-0299
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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