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Library Restaurant

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French Quarter
American, Seafood, Eclectic
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23 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 (East Bay)
8435777970
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our French Quarter Bistro Breakfast is served every morning beginning at 7...
Our French Quarter Bistro Breakfast is served every morning beginning at 7 am. We have discontinued dinner service at this time.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Vendue Range's finest

the atmosphere of this restaurant is really unique, having a three-story bar above, and a bed and breakfast style hotel, all around. The food is very good, the service excellent, and the surroundings elegant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
Alexius R
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Ramer, Tennessee, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Ramer, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

the atmosphere of this restaurant is really unique, having a three-story bar above, and a bed and breakfast style hotel, all around. The food is very good, the service excellent, and the surroundings elegant.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

And that's just the bread starter, courtesy of the restaurant. Great decor, amazingly friendly staff and the food!! You won't be disappointed. A smaller place, with a nice intimate feel.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We found this place accidentally and at first were hesitant because of the prices but so glad we went! The food was amazing and the service outstanding! The place itself was so interesting, so much history. Make sure to allow plenty of time to eat, this is not a meal you want to rush!

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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Loved the eggs and bacon, coffee great, grits yummy. Service by an international a bit uneven--perhaps she was new. Hostess was friendly and informative about the building and decor.

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Anderson, South Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The food is exceptional. The atmosphere is wonderful. You can go wrong eating here. Just be sure and make reservations!

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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is a wonderful place especially if you are staying at the Vendue Inn. It is just steps away from the Inn. You feel as though you are the only one being served this wonderful meal, even though the restaurant is full. The Shrimp and Grits are to die for and if you ever have the chance to have room... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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242 reviews 242 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

In our hotel, the Vendue Inn..the chef comes by the owner HH of cheese and wine and says hello. He recommends everything but he pushes the two signature dishes that are always note menu. We tried them...duck 2 ways, a moist breast and a tender flavorful loin offset by a lemony light risotto with Parmesan. Perhaps the best duck dish... More 

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North Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My husband & I was referred to this restaurant for dinner. We were in Charleston celebrating our anniversary and was there for a romantic dinner, well this restaurantl had two strikes. We were brought out a piece of shrimp each, well my husband cut the shrimp in half and found a curley black hair under the shrimp. We called the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The atmosphere, location and ambience is so wonderful here. i loved it from the moment I set eyes on it; even the bathrooms are adorable. Unfortunately the rest is not as great. Let me first say that this place is pretty pricey, therefore I expect some things (i.e. great service and great food). The service wasn't horrible, but it wasn't... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

The atmosphere made the experience. The Library is small and sweet, a perfect couples retreat if you enjoy quiet and traditional (which we love). Broken up into several rooms, we truly felt that we were in a fine home dining room rather than a hopping restaurant. Lovely. The food was good, not incredible, but solid and met our expectations. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401
    (East Bay)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 8435777970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Our French Quarter Bistro Breakfast is served every morning beginning at 7 am. We have discontinued dinner service at this time.

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