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The Library Restaurant and Pub

$$ - $$$American, ,
2610 S Lynhurst Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241-8629
+1 317-243-0299
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (87 reviews)
“stuffed shrimp” (23 reviews)
“steak” (67 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
2610 S Lynhurst Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241-8629
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1 - 10 of 469 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were staying at the Residence inn close to the airport and went here on the recommendation of the hotel. It was the only restaurant in the area. The menu had good choices but our waitress didn't have her act together. She kept disappearing for...More

Thank TKM15
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, I want to apologize for the level of service on your visit. I can assure you that is not our normal standards for service. I would love to get a bit more detailed information...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for supper based on reviews and we were not disappointed! Great atmosphere and great food. We had the Ginger, Honey Chicken Brest Special with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans. We each had a house salad and Cesar salad. Everything was excellent including our...More

Thank JMB48702013
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so happy to see that your dinner with us was lovely. We would love to have you back in to see us anytime. Thank you again for the review! Take care,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pretty average food. While it didn't resemble a denny's type restaurant, the overall condition of the facility felt like it. Things were a bit on the grungy side for doors and windows. I had a chicken Caesar salad--which was quite large--but not really...More

Thank Robin H
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Robin, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm sorry to see that our decor was not what you were expecting. We do appreciate the feedback and use all of it to make each guests experience even better than the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Indianapolis for a brief visit along with our friends from Great Britain. I reserved a table at The Library after reading reviews. Bottom line: probably above average food but our meals were COLD when served to us. This was our server's first...More

Thank dging
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and sharing with us about your dinner. I sincerely apologize that you had such a poor experience and I would really like to learn more about the details of that experience. Those are definitely not our standards and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here after a business trip. For the local area it is the only reasonable restaurant and has a comprehensive menu. On Mondays it has half price wine which is a decent offer. The steaks are priced around the $22-30 mark which I...More

Thank flyboy1000
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm happy to see that your dinner was tasty, but I'm sad to see that we were unable to wow you with your dinner. I'd be curious to know your thoughts on how we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday evening the four of us. Had no reservations but had only a short wait (lucky us on a busy Friday night). Three had the French Onion soup which was very good, two had the salmon cakes which were fresh...More

Thank Jack B
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jack, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm so happy to see that your meal with us was delicious! We would love to have you back again real soon. Just out of curiosity, what could we do to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted an enjoyable dinner after a grueling month. The library was recommended to me at the hotel and when I entered felt like this would be a good choice. I was soon disappointed. My cocktail is the only thing they got right. I...More

Thank Pam H
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, I want to apologize for the level of service on your visit. I can assure you that is not our normal standards for service. I would love to get a bit more detailed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, the service subpar. He started off good letting us know each painting was a classic with a error, we got involved with looking at all the art. We ordered appetizers yet the calamari was more green pepper than squid so we...More

Thank Jackie M
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jackie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm very sorry to see that your service was not up to our standards. I can promise that this will be addressed immediately. I'm happy to see that despite that your dinner was...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

One should not draw to much from my review since I ate pub food while at the bar... This place has an extensive menu and plenty of table service which I did not sample. All that said, my bartender (Stephanie?) was very attentive and personable....More

Thank Dave B
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dave, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm happy to see that your dinner with us was delicious! We would love to have you back to sit with us in the dining room, although we agree that our bar staff...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

went for a late lunch/early dinner when we arrived into town. The pub menu was more to our liking, because we really just wanted burgers. The dinner menu was a bit pricey but the food looked good. We just weren't in the market for a...More

Thank IVacaR
Ajna M, General Manager at The Library Restaurant and Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm happy to see that your meal with us was delicious! While we have awesome burgers, I hope the next time you are passing through that you will give our dinner a...More

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autersonart
14 April 2017|
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Response from Ajna M | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, The Library Restaurant is open our regular hours on Good Friday. We hope to see you soon! Take care, Ajna Morrow General Manager
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Joan H
7 April 2017|
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Response from Ajna M | Property representative |
Hi, Joan! We would love to host your reunion! You can fill out the Inquiry Form with specifics of the event on our website or you can give us a call at 317-243-0299. I look forward to speaking with you soon! Take care... More
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bjslater
5 September 2016|
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Response from Ajna M | Property representative |
Hello! Sorry for the late response but we are closed on both Memorial Day and Labor Day. We hope to see you soon! Take care!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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