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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, 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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  • 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
A costly but worthy meal, great for speical occasions

We went on a weeknight at 530pm and there was very few people there. The staff was terrific and we were very well taken care of while dining. The steaks were great and it is a good anniversary or date night location. Its a very short walk to waterfront park, or to the bars in East Bay St.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2012
CharlestonResident
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Long Island City, New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Middle of the line food with top of the line prices. better choices in Charleston

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The Llibrary has well appointed tables, lighting and an affable staff. The food has a French flair and is good. Although the food and atmosphere are decent, the costs are really out of sight...My companion had the scallop entree...3 scallops. It was beautifully presented but way too pricey. I had the snapper entree; it was expensive. Instead of bread, you... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The view from the restaurant was lovely, but they couldn't accomodate my food allergies. They actually sent us off to find a different place to eat. (GF/TN/PN allergies beware)

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We went on a weeknight at 530pm and there was very few people there. The staff was terrific and we were very well taken care of while dining. The steaks were great and it is a good anniversary or date night location. Its a very short walk to waterfront park, or to the bars in East Bay St.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Service, selection (wine and food), and dinner were fabulous. I recommend the crab cake & fried green tomato stack.

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Fargo, ND
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Small, cozy, intimate dining with a chef who prepares food ready for photos...excellent meal and service. With so many options for Charleston dining, we've never tried it on previous trips. Definately will go back.

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McDonough
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Very unique dishes. Food was very good. Small dining area sets for an intimate atmosphere.

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South Florida, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Try to check this place out at sunset. It's an amazing view of the town. We didn't eat here, just had a few drinks, but the service was very attentive.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Food, presentation, comfort equals fine dining. This place has it.

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shakopee, Minnesota, USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Very nice Rooftop bar with good drinks. Their mohitos were made the way you'd make them at home, with fresh mint and lemon. The oysters weren't exactly a bargain, I'd look elsewhere for that. The mellow live music made for an enjoyable and relaxing time, I'd recommend and will go back.

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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