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The Library Restaurant and Pub

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2610 S Lynhurst Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241-8629
+1 317-243-0299
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would rate the meal as average,but the atmosphere needs some work. With a few improvements the atmosphere would be much better. For instance, the walls were grease splattered and this defect was noticeable to patrons facing the wall. The tables are arranged as if you are in a library; they are long and lined up with the next table.... More 

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Thank Michael T
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Michael--Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we take each review very seriously and use it to provide everyone with an amazing expierence. I am saddened to hear that your overall experience with us was not what you had hoped. I would like the opportunity to speak with you about this, please email me at ajna@thelibrary-indy.com... More 

Providence, Kentucky
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Business dinner with my coworkers was very relaxing after a stressful day. Food was delicious and our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I'll be back.

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1 Thank Hfergie
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm extremely happy to hear that you had a wonder dinner and were well taken care of. Just out of curiosity, how could we earn that last star? We hope to see you again in the near future! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Cape Coral, FL
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are currently in Port Clinton, OH - the supposed Walleye Capital of the World. Huh. In the lobby here, a couple asked the front desk who had the best walleye. I responded, "The Library Restaurant in Indianapolis". It was so good that we ate here 2 of the 3 nights of our stay. The service was amazing too. Our... More 

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Thank Snurtles
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Gary & Judi--Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment! I'm thrilled to hear that you came by twice during your time in Indianapolis, and that each time Amy took great care of you. If you decide to make that drive back over, we'd love to have you back! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us a... More 

Kewanna
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricy considering the quality. We ordered calamari and it was not very good. I have had calamari many many times but never prepared the way they fixed it. I had Walleye and my husband had chicken Marsala ...all the food kind of tasted the same. On a positive note service was good and food was at least hot. I don't... More 

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Thank tcupps
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry to hear that your experience with us was not what you expected. Providing quality food and service is very important to me, please send me an email at ajna@thelibrary-indy.com so we can discuss how I can fix this for you. Thank you again for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travel to Indianapolis about once a month and make it a point to eat at the Library. The bartender Eric is by far the best bartender in Indianapolis. The food is second to none, and the location is perfect for the road warrior. (Close to the airport and the Marriott). I would highly advise giving them a try!!!!!!

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Thank Eric C
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Eric--Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm happy that you always make us a stop on your visit! We look forward to having you back again soon!! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty good, but our steaks were tough. We both left almost half of it on our plate. The staff was great and so was the atmosphere.

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Thank cdwimmer73
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm very sorry to hear that your steak was tough, I promise you that we will look into the issue because providing our guests with 'Incredible Food" is part of our motto and extremely important to us. I'm happy to hear that our staff took great care of you!... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amanda was our server and she was excellent. The food..steak..salad..was wonderful dessert ..Venus delight..apple pie with ice cream..was truly lovely.

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Thank Lynda G
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Lynda--thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful dinner with us! I'm curious, what could we do to get that fifth star? Please send me an email at ajna@thelibrary-indy.com! Thanks again for the feedback! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Magog, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was on a business trip in Indianapolis. The hotel I'd stayed was in the middle of nothing but close of The Library... I went there the first night, and sat at the bar. Eric, the bartender was a great and funny guy. Drinks and wine was great and the food.... Was PERFECT. Appetizers, entree and desert... Steak is the speciality... More 

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Thank Gino G
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Gino--Thanks for coming by to visit while you were in town! I'm pleased to hear that Eric took such great care of you. I hope you will be back soon! We will keep the wifi on for you! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Indiana
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and nice atmosphere. Stuffed shrimp was delicious and our server, Noah, gave us great service. Will come back.

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Thank Lucky_LA
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

So glad to hear that Noah took awesome care of you while you were here! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We hope to see you again very soon! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great chops !!!!! Noah was excellent server. Coming back again. CLASSY joint with soothing music. A treat for travelers by the airport

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Thank Alan C
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Alan--Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm pleased to hear you had a wonderful time with us! We agree that Noah is pretty great! Hope to see you back again soon! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Cuisine
American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2610 S Lynhurst Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241-8629
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-243-0299
Description
When you come dine with us, this is what you'll experience...

A little history, a lot of art, and above all incredible food!

Our goal at The Library is to delight you with the very best foods and the
very best service we can provide. Our specialty is fine steaks and
exceptional food that is freshly prepared by our very talented kitchen team.
We offer an extensive dinner menu including steaks, seafood, chicken,
pasta, salads, and vegetarian dishes. At lunch, a bountiful, freshly-prepared
salad, soup and pasta bar is offered along with a wide variety of sandwiches
and daily specials. All our cuisine is only complimented with our extensive wine selection.

We are located in a beautiful building, which once was the Mon Reve, an
exclusive French restaurant built by the late Lou Jenn (founder of Jenn-Air)
almost three decades ago. Fortunately, much of the building's grandeur has
been retained for us to enjoy, from Venus' Fountain and rose garden, restored
vintage crystal chandeliers, beautiful woodwork, and classical oil paintings.
Recently, we have added a large patio for our guests to enjoy the outdoors,
we have opened our beautiful "Upstairs at The Library" for banquets, private
dining, and business meetings, and we have recently opened our beautiful
new bar, complete with large screen TV's and original oil paintings of Indy's
favorites - the Colts, Indy 500, Brickyard 400, and Moto GP.

We look forward to serving you.

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