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The Library Restaurant and Pub

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2610 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
+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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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Just love this place! The food is fantastic! Atmosphere is calming a great place to unwind after work.

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Thank Connie215
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The library was walking distance from my hotel although there were no sidewalks to get there. I ate in the bar so I could get back to hotel before dark. The bartender was wonderful! Very friendly and helpful. My meal was also very good.

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Thank carolynknows
Marathon, Florida
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service both at seating and at the table were excellent, even the bar was quick and efficient. The prime rib and sides were excellent. The NY strip however was full of fat and gristle.

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

Daniel- I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us for the most part but very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the strip. I promise you that we will look into the issue and make the adjustments needed to correct any issues with our quality because providing our guests with "Incredible Food" is part of... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amy was our waitress and her service was excellent. We will always request Amy to be our waitress when we dine there in the future. She really made the evening fun!

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Thank shoster1192
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

We agree Amy is excellent! I'm so glad to hear that she made your visit with us even more enjoyable! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you again soon! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Wisconsin
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In 2014, it was excellent and crowded, which tells a lot. In 2015 we had dinner here during the Indy 500 weekend and we were almost the only ones there and what a disaster. This year, 2016 and again during the Indy 500 weekend, it was excellent again. The prime rib you could cut with the butter knife. The other... More 

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Thank mlewis1
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving us a review! I'm happy to hear that we seem to be an annual visit for you while you are here in Indy for the race. Not sure what happened last year, but I'm so thankful that you gave us another chance! We look forward to having you dine with us again next year!... More 

Columbus, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife ordered the filet mignon, and I ordered the grilled salmon. We both looked at each other after the meal and said, simultaneously, " that was probably the best steak (salmon) I've ever had". And being in our mid-sixties, we've had a few great meals.

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

Vaughn--What a compliment! Thank you so much! I'm very pleased to hear that you and your wife were wowed by our salmon and filet mignon. We look forward to having you both back very soon! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

South Whitley, Indiana
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, my nine year old son and I dined at The Library near the Indy Airport for dinner. My son had shrimp, my husband had ribs, and I had the filet mignon. We also had a sampler with stuffed mushrooms, potato skins, and shrimp cocktail. Overall, the quality of the steak was excellent. However, for nearly $30, I expected... More 

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Thank Mistie38
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

Mistie-- I'm so very sorry to hear that your experience​ with us was not a good one, please send me an email at ajna@thelibrary-indy.com so we can discuss how to fix this. Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service! I had the Filet Stuffed Portobello Mushroom. The Filet was cooked perfectly. I recommend the stuffed shrimp as well. Lots of flavors. Our server, Amanda, was awesome!!!

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Thank eliminateh8
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that your dinner with us was excellent! Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we look forward to hosting you again soon! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager More 

Huber Heights, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated right away and got our menus along with bread and water.. The wine was a good quality. We got the prime rib with broccoli and smashed potatoes. The broccoli was under steamed but everything else was excellant. The attire was casual but we didn't see any childrfen when we were there. The restaurant got very busy with... More 

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

Nancy--Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving us a lovely review! I'm glad you had a nice dinner with us, but sorry to hear that your broccoli was a little under steamed. I hope you will be back soon, we would love to have you! Take Care, Ajna Morrow General Manger More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We drive one hour and fifteen minutes to get to this gem. The Prime Rib is to die for and the stuffed shrimp is fabulous! Tonight I tried the special, Pecan Encrusted Walleye, and it did not disappoint. Try the fresh green beans and French Onion Soup. Also good choices of draft and... More 

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

Wow! We are so honored that you drive so far just to come dine with us! I'm very happy to hear that our special was amazing for you! Thank you! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Mangaer 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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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 South Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
  • 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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