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Library Restaurant

23 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
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Ranked #267 of 742 restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: East Bay
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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English first
Ramer, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

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
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 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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