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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    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
Very nice restaurant, very nice staff, very good food.

My co-worker chose this restaurant and we got here around 8pm. I did not know they were closing at 10pm and we were the last to leave and I am happy to say they never rushed us out. We both had the ribs, I had the half rack and my co-worker had the full rack. I could not believe how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
drrosenthal
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Richmond, Virginia
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My co-worker chose this restaurant and we got here around 8pm. I did not know they were closing at 10pm and we were the last to leave and I am happy to say they never rushed us out. We both had the ribs, I had the half rack and my co-worker had the full rack. I could not believe how... More 

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

I'm happy to know you felt comfortable and not rushed coming to see us! Next time you and your coworker are in the mood for some more of those ribs, I look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Ajna Morrow More 

Garland, Texas
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379 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

WOW!! Great Place to eat and watch a Sporting Event or come with Family and Friend's! The Food is Great Steak's and Seafood, also Burger's, Pastrami, so many entree's all good! Also Bri was awesome as she Greeted me coming in! And I lucked out I got Amy as my server and she was Fantastic!! Congrat's to who found her!!... More 

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

Jimmy, wow, I can't tell you how encouraging of a review this is to get! I love reading about times the entire team can go above and beyond to make someone's experience special -- it sounds like you felt at home from the minute you walked in the front door, and that's priceless to me. Thanks again, and I will... More 

Valley Mills, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I really enjoyed the Library it has wonderful food! I can't say enough about my bartender Amy she made the whole experience totally awesome!!

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

Bryan, I'll make sure to tell Amy she was the difference maker for you. She's a real rockstar on our team and deserves all the praise she can get! Thanks for coming to leave us such a nice review -- hope to see you again soon. Until then, Ajna Morrow More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This wonderful restaurant has the best Prime Rib in Indianapolis. Also the steaks are excellent and so are the pastas.

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

Guy, that's just about one of the best compliments we could hope to receive. Our Prime Rib is our pride and joy, so to hear you say it's the best is incredibly encouraging. Thanks for the kind words, and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Until then, Ajna Morrow More 

Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a great place. We are staying at a hotel across the street and just happened to drop in. Great food at a good price, with a very nice soup and salad bar. The best were the bar tenders, Eric and Amy. They were friendly, entertaining and gave us great service. I will definitely come back.

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

Ron, I always love the chance to read reviews from travelers passing through Indy that get a chance to come and see us! This is certainly no exception, and I'm happy to know you had such a fun time visiting with Eric and Amy. I'll be sure to let them know how great of a time they were able to... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

great value, excellent chef. prepared my steak exactly as I asked! wine selction was good and very reasonable priced.

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

Joe, I'm happy to hear it! Getting that steak temperature perfect for you really caps off a great meal. Hope to see you again soon, good sir. All the best, Ajna Morrow More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Amy and Eric are fantastic bartenders. They have my order ready the moment I walk in. They always recommend great meals (the food is FABULOUS) and know me by my name.

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

It's absolutely our pleasure to get you taken care of! I'm definitely going to have to share this with Amy and Eric -- they'll be so happy to read it. Hope to see you again soon, of course. Warmly, Ajna Morrow More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food is great. I highly recommend the calamari. Eric is a fantastic bartender. He is very knowledgeable, personable and funny. Eric makes his customers feel very much at home. He is the reason my co-workers and I come to the Library.

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

Michelle, I'm thrilled to hear that Eric does such a consistently excellent job for you and your coworkers! I'll have to let him know how special he makes the experience for you all. Thanks for coming to write this -- I hope to see you all again here soon. 'Til then, Ajna Morrow More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As we were near the airport, there weren't a lot of options, so the front desk suggested "The Library." The decor and clientele (particularly the outside view) didn't match the prices. However, my salmon was very good, and my daughter enjoyed her meal. Our waitress was great, but the two hostesses seemed stumped when we came in (an hour to... More 

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

Lisa, thanks for stopping in to see us on your visit to Indy! I'm happy you enjoyed your salmon and that your daughter found something she loved, too. Next time you're in the area, I'd love to have you back for another meal. All the best, Ajna Morrow More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I liked the place. A decent meal. Steak and a salad. Amy the bar keep was nice and good with conversation. This is a great place to have a decent meal while on the road.

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

George, it's nice to hear that you had a great time with us here! Amy is certainly a rock star on the team, so I will make sure to pass your compliments along to her as I'm sure she'd be delighted to hear them. Hope to see you again if you're ever passing through. All the best, Ajna Morrow 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 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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 - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?