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The Library Restaurant

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526 Hugel Ave, Midland, Ontario L4R 1V7, Canada
+1 705-528-0100
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We're visiting the area from the UK and this restaurant is close to our B&B so we decided to try it - glad we did, the food was fantastic. Lovely mussels on the specials, duck and rack of lamb, all cooked to perfection. Nice laid back atmosphere and good service

Thank Kathy M
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have given this restaurant an excellent rating were it not for the fact that service was very slow. The food was great, and wait staff very friendly.

Thank pineapplepam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were just going out for a date night and now expecting too much but last night I had one of the best meals I've ever had! We were advised to order some appetizers because the kitchen was a little backed up so we had the coconut shrimp and bruschetta, both were amazing! My main course was the full rack... More 

Thank Dan P
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion The Library Restaurant has the best food in town. Always fresh. Locally sourced in season ingredients. House salad is amazing...how often do you hear that? Gnocchi is to die for melt in your mouth. Have not had anything I didn't like. Always have a Creme Brule option which is often surprising but always good. A sure bet!

Thank 2dogs2cats2horses
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't explain how good the food was I have been returning for dinner and bar food here now for 2 years. I'm a lover of escargot and they have reinvented the delicious dish. I've ordered it about 19 times. Their bruschetta is served on a Rosemary focaccia bread with a garlic aolie and a balsamic reduction. It's recommended to... More 

1 Thank Janelle A
Penetanguishene, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu at The Library offers the best variety of fine dining style meals with a laid back atmosphere in the Penetanguishene/Midland area. I've never tried a dish on the menu that was anything less than spectacular. The chef's work hard to put out beautiful plates full of flavour for very reasonable, if not shockingly low, prices. No microwaved meals... More 

Thank dusome37
Guelph, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Midland a few weeks ago. We're from Guelph and had never been to the area. We decided to try the Library restaurant. We are so glad that we did! The service was great and the staff are very friendly. They are also very knowledgeable about the town and surrounding areas. They made our visit to... More 

1 Thank km892016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My family and I were in the Midland/Penetang area for a Father's Day get away. We always make a point to go The Library for supper. The Food is Amazing! The staff are fantastic and the atmosphere is inviting and, at the same time, feels posh. I recommend hitting this incredible restaurant when ever you are in the area!

3 Thank Josh H
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife and I went here for dinner while staying the weekend in Midland. It has a nice atmosphere, especially since it used to be an actually library in the past. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. The special that night was a 10 oz steak with shrimp, which is what I had. Everything was good, but... More 

1 Thank HumblTraveler
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Very chaotic. It felt like this was their first day opening. Ran out of everything at different points. Should have left coffee urn on tables - took too long for staff to serve. Food was ok but running out regularly didn't offset things!

Thank BDhound

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 Hugel Ave, Midland, Ontario L4R 1V7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: +1 705-528-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?