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The Old Library

116 South Union Street, Olean, NY 14760
877-241-4348, 716-372-2226
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Ranked #6 of 52 restaurants in Olean
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Feb 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Old Library hosts special events and we have eaten there two years in a row for Valentine's Day dinner. We have been pleased both years with the ambiance and quality of food. We have had the Italian platter and the Surf and Turf and both are delicious. They also have some decadent desserts available. We felt very well attended... More

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Olean, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We held a wedding reception here in July 2013. The ambiance of an old library was tastefully integrated with fine dining decor. The food was wonderful, and the staff was very helpful with the planning of the event. Owners, Joe and Sue Marra, personally supervised all the details of the wedding. I highly recommend The Old Library.

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Nueces County
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Old Library was the setting for my nephew's wedding reception recently. Although is seemed strange to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the reading rooms we remember from high school, and dine and dance in the former children's stacks upstairs, the event was spectacular!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Open only for special events now. Was a great restaurant in the past. We eat here last summer, but were disappointed to learn that they now only hosting special events.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is a great venue. The ambiance was wonderful and it made a great place for a wedding. We are from out of town, so we were unfamiliar with this place but were pleasantly surprised by the converted library. The food was delicious and the servers were attentive and accommodating. We had a great time.

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PORT ALLEGANY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This used to be a full service restaurant, and a bona fide library before that, but now do special events only. Our Italian dinner was great!

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Friendship
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

this has always been one of my favorite places to eat in Olean. gotta order their table side Ceasar salad- it's the ONLY way to eat Ceasar salad! oh and the Veal Carbonara is to die for!

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Faboulous Food and service. Wonderful atmosphere! Excellent service and friendly staff.

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York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

my wife and our family went to their sunday brunch.It was brilliant.I believe it was 14.99 per person and it was comparable to 35-50 brunches we have had at home.The atmosphere is great.and the service wonderful.

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Olean, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

former olean library . ambience superb .mostly for out of towners who come to see fall foliage skiers come also.

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