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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, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
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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 Steak House

This restaurant has a very unique decor and layout and from information gathered, it is from its' previous character. The steaks are boss here and it shows. I had the NY strip with bleu cheese and onion straws. Great flavor, tender and done to perfection. The side Caesar salad was quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
jcdltravelers
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Troy, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Kalamazoo, MI
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were just trying to find a quick bite to eat near our hotel. The Library looked fancier than we were planning after a long trip, but we went anyway. The Library has an excellent menu with a wide variety of fare. Not great for vegetarians unless you just want salad. The waitress was extremely friendly and all the food... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Everything about this restaurant was fabulous; especially our server, Amanda. She made excellent recommendations and I ordered everything she recommended. Was not disappointed. My husband's food was excellent as well!! Amanda was personable, funny and just a great person! Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area. We were in town for the NASCAR races and staying across the... More 

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

I'm happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your experience with us so much! Thanks for stopping by on your visit to Indy -- if you're ever in town again, we'd love to have you back for another meal, of course. Until next time, Ajna Morrow More 

Troy, Michigan
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189 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant has a very unique decor and layout and from information gathered, it is from its' previous character. The steaks are boss here and it shows. I had the NY strip with bleu cheese and onion straws. Great flavor, tender and done to perfection. The side Caesar salad was quite good. Service is very attentive without being obnoxious. Prices... More 

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

I love reading feedback like this! It just goes to show that putting passion into what you do really pays off. We pride ourselves here on offering the best dining experience available across the board -- it's encouraging to know that it worked for you! Hope to see you again, Ajna Morrow More 

SanFrancisco
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were stranded at the airport in Indianapolis our flight has been canceled because of bad weather. Got a hotel room nearby and The Library restaurant was the place to go. Steak was good ( not the best I've had) but very good. Sides were really good, large portions. Staff is very friendly, Quick and efficient service. The ambience is... More 

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

Thanks so much for stopping in! I'm happy to know we were able to make the night a little better for you after getting stranded. Of course, if you're ever back in Indy, I'd love to see you again for another meal. All the best, Ajna Morrow More 

Wisconsin
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288 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I don't really understand the reviews commenting on the art and decor. This is a fine establishment, with great food, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. Based on some of the reviews I expected gaudy and over the top, on the contrary, I found it charming and quite tasteful. Eric the bartender/server was very friendly and made me feel very... More 

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

Thank you for coming to give us a try on your most recent visit! We rather like the ambiance we've set up, but it's not for everyone as the reviews indicate. The only thing that matters to me is that you felt at home and enjoyed your time with us! Next time you're visiting from Wisconsin, I certainly hope to... More 

Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Last year we ate here at least twice. This year we only made it in once, but you have to go here when Indy. Steaks, seafood, full bar. They handle groups easily.

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

Thank you for coming to see us every time you visit Indy! It's an honor to be one of your mainstay places for a nice meal. I look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area for a vacation. All the best, Ajna Morrow More 

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158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were staying at a hotel near by and was looking for a nice place to have a dinner. I saw The Library recommended on Trip Advisor and we decided to give it a try. I started my meal with a Wedge Salad which was delicious and almost a meal in itself. As our entrees, my husband and I both... More 

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

Sharon, it's great to hear that you and your husband had such a fantastic meal with us! Thanks for making us one of the stops on your trip. It really means a lot with so many other great options around. If you're ever back in Indy, of course, I'd love to have you back again for another meal. All the... More 

Suffolk, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Staying in a nearby hotel. Found on Trip advisor. Hotel provided coupon for free desert. Ordered Prime Rib, French Onion soup and a local bottled IPA. My waiter Matthew was attentive and knowledgeable. Prime Rib was done as requested and had a good taste. Soup was also good. I would recommend this restaurant to another staring in the area. Thank... More 

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

Thank you for coming to see us on your trip! I'm glad everything from the prime rib to the french onion soup was delightful. If you ever make it back to Indy, we'd love to have you back again for another meal. Until then, Ajna Morrow More 

Indianapolis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Staff was attentive from the time we walk in through the time we walked out. Food was a bit pricy but was excellent.

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

Earl, this is wonderful to hear! Thank you for coming in to enjoy a meal with us -- I'm happy you loved everything about the experience, and I can't wait to see you again next time you're in the area. Hope to see you again soon, Ajna Morrow More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

As soon as we walked in the door we were impressed with the decor and ambiance of The Library. Then our waitress (is that still politically correct?) Amy came to our table. She was very personable, helpful and just the right amount of funny! Our drinks were made to perfection (chocolate covered cherry, bloody Mary and a strawberry daquari), salads... More 

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

Jackie, no, thank you for coming in and delighting in what we do! We're truly passionate about the experience we cultivate here, so it's humbling to know you were so happy with everything from the food and drinks to the service and atmosphere. If you live in the area, I can't wait to see you again soon. If you were... 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 10 - 35
Cuisine: American, Pub

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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?