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“Good all around”
Review of The Library Lounge

The Library Lounge
Ranked #3 of 102 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Library Lounge is at the heart of the Hume Hotel. Located just off the front lobby, The Library has a cozy, parlour-like atmosphere with a replica of the original Hume Hotel bar (complete with brass) polished and prepped for your visit. Caryatids and original moldings decorate the interior, as does the original monumental brick hearth and fireplace that warms the room. Full restaurant meal service is offered, as are a selection of wines, beer and spirits to complement the live jazz and other music featured nightly.
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The staff were kind, funny and interesting. The food was good. Great combination! Have to say though, a trip to the Kootenays isn't complete without a bowl of borscht and the Hume Hotel serves the best I have tasted!

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was my second visit here. .The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. Definitely will go back on next trip. Waitress was very friendly.

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Thank Lori81260
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The last week of July i was on vacation in Nelson and had been told to try the restaurant at the Hume Hotel. I am so glad i did. My server Sydney's smile just lit up the room. She was so polite, and genuinely seemed enthusiastic about making my experience there one that I would not forget. Well Sydney i will not forget, thanks for an extremely memorable evening.

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Thank nan_tay
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Was really disappointed in the main dining room. Sure its a historic hotel but just walk in see it and go eat somewhere else. Food was just ok. Our server was not great. My mum asked for more extra dip and she forgot to come back to see if its possible. She forgot the entrée for the lady next to us. Her family had almost completed their meals before she ever came back to the table and noticed she didn't have a meal. The table behind us had a couple who ordered two different wines. She brought the gentleman's and forgot the lady's.

Wouldn't go back and would not recommend. Was expecting a lot more.

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1  Thank VicBCRes
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Ryan M, General Manager at The Library Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

On behalf of the entire team here I want to sincerely apologize for the lack of service you received. We have a relatively new server in our restaurant that is still training and on this particular night, we gave her too many tables to properly give that excellent Hume Hotel service that we are known for. Thanks for bringing in to our attention and for giving us a try.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This hotel has 4 areas to eat in - a lounge, a restaurant, a bar, and the patio. the patio was full (was a great summer evening), so we ate in the lounge called "the library". much of it is original to the hotel from the 1800s and it had such a historic and special feeling to it. the food was good as well (great lasagna!) and the entertainment (jazz guitar and singer) was pretty ok, but it wins on atmosphere - felt special and a good "old'. we'd go back!

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Thank LoisWinnipeg
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