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Library bistro/bar Keflavik is one of the coolest bistros in Iceland. Trendy décor by the Italian company Dialma Brown puts the restaurant squarely on the map as hip, go-to eating establishment. We offer extensive menu with reasonable prices. Library Bistro is perfect for enjoying both casual and elegant lunch or dinner. Featuring dishes for groups and individuals, the menu caters to a variety of tastes and diets.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $43
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed February 21, 2024

We were seated by a charming gentleman who was friendly and walked us through choices on the menu. He checked on us periodically throughout the meal and offered some details about the dish itself. Clearly he took some pride in what the kitchen was putting...out. The meal was very good, the service outstanding and the setting was perfect for two bibliophiles.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed February 9, 2024

A nice and relaxing place in the afternoon with happy hour prices (which are important in Iceland) which transforms in the evening with a great and very entertaining band that got everyone going

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 21, 2023

We had dinner there after arriving, and were made to feel immediately at home. Friendly, well spoken and quite happy to advise on the choices on the menu. We enjoyed the meal and atmosphere so much, we had lunch there the next day. Both meals...were generous, well prepared and of good value for the price.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2023 via mobile

The staff were welcoming- the food fish and a burger were the best I had tasted in a long time - drinks fly and the service was efficient and friendly they did everything asked of them and more - well worth a visit

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 28, 2023 via mobile

Had a business lunch and diner with my wife in this hotel/restaurant. Food was well prepared and reasonable priced. Cosy atmosphere and friendly personeel

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2023

We went in for an evening meal and had a warm welcome from staff. The restaurant is very nicely laid out and comfortable. We had the Langoustine sandwich and a bacon burger, both were very tasty. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

Outstanding food and great happy hour prices for drinks. I had the langostino sandwich - perfectly cooked and tender - with excellent crispy fries. Husband had the steak sandwich (i sampled and was equally as happy) and he loved it. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 26, 2023

I had a great meal with my family in this very cosy and bustling hotel restaurant. I read some of the not so positive reviews and I find them unfair. The service was very attentive and professional they were quite busy on a Sunday evening...in July. The meals arrive pretty quickly and were very well balanced. Prices were ok for Iceland. The decor is very nice and the lighting just perfect - not too much, not too little. Location, right downtown the "airport" city is very central. This is a restaurant in an airport hotel and when I think about it, in a similar setting, the best I have ever been too. It's easy in a location like this with some many hotel guests just staying one night to slip with the quality a bit. But this is decidedly not the case. When I am in town again, I would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed April 24, 2023

We called in on the off chance and had a good night. The band were great and the vibe was really chilled. It’s a lovely place, really quirky with everyone having a great time

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 23, 2023 via mobile

I ate here twice during a conference. The food was fresh and local with good prices. The restaurant is beautifully designed. Salmon was fresh and tasty and the lamb melted in the mouth. Service is friendly and swift.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 15, 2023 via mobile

Really bad food, looked okey but the taste and quality was not good. The service was okey, tried to telja them about the food but nobody seemed to care.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 7, 2023

We were looking to have lunch at a restaurant by the airport and happened upon the Library Bistro. Our lunch was probably one of the best meals we had during our trip to Iceland. The Lobster Soup was incredible, my Link fish (catch of the...day) was very fresh and cooked perfectly and my husband's lobster roll was delicious. Despite some other reviews, we found the service to be very attentive. We were not in a rush so that may have made a difference.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed November 14, 2022 via mobile

Went with my wife and my teenage doughter for a dinner. My daughter ordered Beef tenderloin which is to come with Grilled celery root, celery root cream, golden eye mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, deep-fried shallots, grated horseradish and thyme broth glaze. We asked if she...could switch out the mashed potato for france fríes but that was not possible. We said ok she will have the mashed potato. When the dish arrived the waiter announced proudly that he had convinced the chef to switch out the mashed potato for fries, but the dish just contained beef and fries, there was no grilled cellery root, no cellery root cream, no caramelized onion, no deep fried shallot, no grated horseradish and no thyme broth glaze. This is the most expencive $$$ dish on the menu. Shame on them.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022 via mobile

I went with my mom and we ordered from the brunch and the main menu. We waited a fair amount but not too long. They forgot about my main menu order but when I talked to them they apologized multiple times and gave us a...discount. The food was good but nothing extra ordinary. I would go there again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

Terrible service, I waited for 10 minutes after ordering a seat and then we waited for 30 minutes for the order and another 30 minutes for the food then we waited for 45 minutes after we ordered dessert and the girl at the counter apologized...for the wait due to a computer malfunctionMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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  • Value: 4
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