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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 #56 of 2,037 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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 

Arcanum, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We almost didn't go here even though it was recommended at our hotel, but we were very happy we did. Our waitress, Amanda, made great suggestions and we really enjoyed our meal. The dessert she suggested was delectable. I would definitely go back to The Library any time I was in that area. It was a relaxing dinner before a... More 

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

Beverly, I am so happy to hear that we were able to show you a relaxing time right before you had to hit the road. There's nothing better than a good meal and some downtime before a long trip. If you ever come back to Indy for a visit, we'd be honored to have you back! All the best, Ajna... More 

Lafayette, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Library has many things but specializes in beef and does a great job. The prime rib is wonderful and one of the best values I've ever seen. The baked potato could have been warmer but was fine and the wife's chicken alfredo was a little salty but acceptable. We didn't have desert but the menu list some very interesting... More 

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

I want to start off by thanking you for your detailed feedback. We don't get reviews like this that often, offering up thorough observations about the decor, so it's interesting to read about the changes you suggest. We've tended to keep the ambiance the way it is because of the history of our building. Owned by the late Lou Jenn,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent, service was friendly, unique atmosphere. It's definitely a hidden gem restaurant and I look forward to returning.

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

It's so great to hear that we could show you such a good time across the board! The fact that you called us a hidden gem is really the icing on the cake, as well, it's always so fun to hear how people "discover" us. Just like you look forward to returning, we can't wait to have you back. 'Til... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Flight out of Indianapolis was cancelled so I had to spend the night. The Library was across the street from my hotel and I was told it was good. It was actually great. It was a Monday, so I couldn't try their Prime Rib, but they had a New York strip steak special that was great. I ate at the... More 

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

It's thrilling for me to hear that we were able to be a bright spot for you after your flight got cancelled! Situations like that are never fun, so to have something to help ease the tension a little bit, especially a good meal, is a real treat. Since you couldn't try the prime rib, I'm pleased that the New... 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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