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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 - 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, nice atmosphere

Had a late dinner here while staying at nearby airport hotel. Great prime rib, good service, nice atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
blonde375
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Indiana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Indiana
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a late dinner here while staying at nearby airport hotel. Great prime rib, good service, nice atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again!!

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

We appreciate the kind words -- thank you for coming to see us. I hope you'll be by for another visit next time you're in the area! All the best, Ajna Morrow More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good atmosphere but over priced food and the quality and quantity is just not there. We have to wait about half hour and I just think the food was not good my Prime rib was too rare and was almost cold the girl had to take it back to get it warmed up

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

Susan, I'm sorry your prime rib came out a little underdone for your liking. We have different cuts of prime rib at different temperatures prepared at all times, so any time there is an occurrence like this you can easily send it back for the appropriate temperature. If you ordered rare, it comes with a cool center with red from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

My family and I LOVE this place! We have been here for dinner on 4 different occasions over the past few months and we have zero complaints. The wait staff are quick, friendly, informative and efficient. The prime rib is out of this world flavorful, juicy and tender. The ribeye, fillet mignon and the walleye are also fantastic! All of... More 

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

This makes my day to read! I'm so happy we can show you and your family an excellent time every visit. Hearing the prime rib is out of this world must mean we are doing something right, along with all the other cuts you raved about, as well. I definitely look forward to seeing you all again next time you're... More 

Avon, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fantastic Filet! Excellent, high quality meat. Friendly and warm service. The building is very formal and beautiful. I will be back, soon!

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

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your filet so much, Arlene. Thank you for coming in to pay us a visit -- we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Until then, Ajna Morrow More 

Champaign, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Basically it is two rooms with tables. No booths. It was a bit loud. Atmosphere was fair at best. Food and wait staff were very good. Overall just good.

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

We're glad you had a good time, but we do wish you could have enjoyed the atmosphere a little more. We pride ourselves on being warm and inviting, so taking your feedback into account is really important to making it comfortable for everyone. Next time you may it back to Indy, I'd love to have you in again for another... More 

Sherman, Texas
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed some of the unique aspects of this restaurant, such as the large dining hall. Good service and food. Wobbly chairs and lack of tablecloths distract from an otherwise formal appearance.

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

Hey there, thanks for a sharing a bit about your experience. The feedback about the chairs and tables is great to know -- it's certainly something we can work on to refine the experience, as you said. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and the service our team was able to provide. We'd love to have you back next time... More 

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

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

Sherri, thanks for choosing us to celebrate with. It really means a lot to hear you had a terrific time on this special occasion. Can't wait to welcome you back soon. Best, Ajna Morrow More 

Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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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: Large groups, Romantic

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?