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The Library Restaurant and Pub

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2610 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
+1 317-243-0299
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for a celebration

The calamari was excelent..not chewy and flavorful. Not alot of places do well with both of those. Steaks were cooked perfectly. My son had ordered his more rare than he intended. When he saw it and asked for it to be cooked a little more, they returned it, perfect! The sides were exactly what we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Sherri M
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The calamari was excelent..not chewy and flavorful. Not alot of places do well with both of those. Steaks were cooked perfectly. My son had ordered his more rare than he intended. When he saw it and asked for it to be cooked a little more, they returned it, perfect! The sides were exactly what we expected. The deserts..cheesecake! Wonderful! More... More 

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Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Good food, staff extremely friendly. I had some specific dietary requirements and they were fully available to accommodate for my requests. A very good choice if you are living at the Marriott a few hundred meters away.

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

Paolo, first of all, thank you so much for visiting us on your trip from Italy. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience so much and that our team was able to accommodate your needs so well. If you ever come back to Indianapolis to visit, I'd love to have you back! Warmly, Ajna Morrow More 

Powell, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The telephone person was a little rude and took over 5 minutes to process our order because, she said, she was seating people. What's the priority? There will be no tip ... $3 deliver charge is it. Promised delivery in half an hour after I complained of waiting on the phone so long. Now I'm a little worried there might... More 

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

Michael, I'm sorry you had a little bit of a difficult time ordering delivery from us, but as we do not have a dedicated to-go person our hostess sometimes handles the delivery orders. I assure you we would never tamper with anyone's food in such a way -- that would not only be illegal, but also immoral. It's important to... More 

Litchfield, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Upscale restaurant in a beautifully restored building. Nice atmosphere with incredible food and great service. The carrot cake was the best I've ever had.

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

Best you've ever had? Wow! We can't ask for much better than that, Carla. The compliments about our home are very much appreciated as well -- we absolutely love the history we have at this building. Thank you for your kind words all around. I'd love to have you back if you're ever visiting Indy again! 'Til then, Ajna M. More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just like the name implies- this joint is comfortable- hey! Just like your library. "Comfortable" is a forgotten descriptor when it comes to having a nice meal together with your goil or family- you have heard many restaurants buy seating that is comfortable for 15 minutes- long enough to get you a quick drink and your over-priced order? Then the... More 

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

Wick, this is such an awesome review to read! The part that really puts a smile on my face is when you talk about how comfortable you were able to feel when you came in. We want people to have an experience with their loved ones when they visit, not be rushed out and onto the next! I'm glad that... More 

Brighton, Michigan
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Got a Groupon for this location and decided to use while we were in town for a swim meet. Our hotel was just across the street making it easy to get to. They have set hours for lunch and dinner so check to be sure when they are open. I believe they close between 2-4pm and are often closed on... More 

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

Thanks for coming to share a bit about your experience -- I also appreciate you using the Groupon deal. I love to hear when people get to take advantage of the offers we put out there. While most everything was delicious for you, I am disappointed that the filet didn't really wow you. Next time you come in, I urge... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I both ordered steaks. They were cooked perfectly and had a wonderful flavor. The service is excellent. The building is decorated beautifully and provides a very nice atmosphere.

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

Lisa, I really appreciate you taking the time to come and let us know about your experience with us! The fact you and your husband so enjoyed the meal really puts a smile on my face. I hope to see you again next time you're back in the neighborhood. 'Til then, Ajna M. More 

Fort Laud
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Was on a business trip with a colleague and both of our orders were great. There location was good being so close to the hotels too. Great atmosphere.

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

Thank you for stopping in to see us on your visit to Indy! I'm glad you enjoyed everything, including the atmosphere. If you ever make it back to the city, we'd love to have you back again. All the best, Ajna M. More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wow, the food was awesome. I had a rack of pork ribs with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. The ribs were done so well, they were tender fall off the bone, green beans were still crunchy just the way I like them and the mash potatoes were so good. My friend had the Normandy chicken with the green beans... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Ron! We put a lot of effort into making people happy with both the food and the service, so it's music to my ears to know that your ribs and Normandy chicken came out superb. Eric is great, indeed, and I won't forget to share your compliments with him. He'd be very... More 

Evansville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have known about this place for many years, having once lived in Indianapolis. I come for business every month, and have recently made this place a regular stop. I can definately say this independant restaurant has excellent food, and is comparable to a some of the best places in town. I especially like the prime rib (which is easily... More 

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

It makes me so happy to read this review! First of all, thank you for being a regular here even though you don't live in Indy. It's truly an honor that you choose us as a mainstay when you visit the city. I appreciate your compliments on the food -- the prime rib is a specialty that we are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2610 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-243-0299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?