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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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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

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Overall Good not Great

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Dmoisson
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Champaign, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Champaign, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 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 

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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

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