Library IV
Library IV

Library IV

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://libraryiv.com/
  • Phone: 8567288064
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday 3:00pm -10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Martin Hanmore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two lovely rooms. Back room accommodates up to 45 guests. Our Sunroom can accommodate up to 80 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian O'Keeney 8567288064
  • Entertainment: Music in the lounge and bar Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Black Horse Pike and Lake Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Library IV
The Library IV is an independently owned restaurant that has been serving the best steaks, and seafood in the area for the last 30 years.The atmosphere is casual and comfortable
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Library IV reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (19)romantic (17)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Rich
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were a party of 4 who ordered two Filets and two prime ribs, all cooked differently. We were all completely satisfied with our meals. We will be revisiting Library IV.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ellie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We enjoy dinner for ourselves & with family & friends. I think the salad Bar could be improved upon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joseph
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is the 4th or 5th time at this restaurant. The inside needs a major change. Very dark and dirty. At 5:00 pm only a dozen parties in the restaurant. Salad bar was in bad shape. Many items not stocked or very low. Dressings almost gone. Bread very little or small choice. I ordered a 12 oz. filet medium and what I got I could not finish. It was "burnt"! Very well done. I am use to a filet being 2-3 inches thick. This was less than 1 inch. All of my other visits had been great but this one was terrible. Told waitress who did offer to have it recooked but I did not want to wait since the rest of my group had received their entrees. Honestly I will not go back again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Debricn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We frequent The Library IV often and we are never disappointed in the food, drinks or service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best place to get a great steak. A nice variety of breads to select from as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointing
    BarbL
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We sat down, waitress got our water and then disappeared. Never told us to take the blank check to the window and order our meal. Sat there for quite a bit. Had to call another waitress over to take our beer/wine order who then told us we could go ahead and order. The chief at the window was cutting meat with no apron, I thought to myself "hope he washes his hands before he cooks". Food was ok; nothing to rave about. The outside was renovated, but I couldn't see any improvements inside. Same old "Early American" tables. They definitely need to step it up. Not planning to go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was disappointed by the food. My filet was overcooked and the sweet potato fries were soggy. I would compare it to diner food. Overpriced and poor quality. The service also felt rushed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak was terrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Both our steaks were over cooked. Sent one back thn came back under cooked. Drinks were small. Beer was warm. For a $40 steak it was like shoe leather. Won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • COUNT ON A GREAT MEAL!
    Loganberry
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food is always cooked precisely to order, particularly their wonderful filet mignon. I don't know who supplies their meat, but it is Top Quality! The salad bar is fresh and has good variety. You cannot go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Shelly
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Library was excellent as usual. Steak to die for! Service is excellent! The price is right....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anytime place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Library is a nice place to eat at a short notice. The food is always good, and the service is always top notch! We always know we will get a great meal at a good price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best steak and a fabulous salad bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have been dining at the Library IV for more than 20 years and it has remained our favorite steak house for all of those years. The combination of amazing, cut-to-order steaks and a fabulous salad bar (complete with fresh hand-cut bread and cheese) make it our favorite place to eat. The service is always excellent, and the ambience welcomes you in - we always end up staying for a long dinner, enjoying the after glow of a great meal and the company of friends. If you have never been, go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jpeg295VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. I find it almost impossible to find a restaurant that when i order a prime rib rare, it is rare, not medium rare as other restaurants serve. My husband orders med well and has always been satisfied. My table is always ready when I arrive and the service is great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Predictable !
    Jardel
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I'm never disappointed at this restaurant...always great food and great service !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad....
    MEATSNOB
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was good...not great. The meat was tender, and cooked correctly but lacked a little flavor. Some of the vegetables were overcooked, although the sauteed mushrooms were delicious. The salad bar wasn't bad, although not as good, as the Library in Voorhees. The staff was courteous, and attentive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good choice for locals
    joyce
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I wasn't feeling my best tonight and I appetite was not too great. So, i am not the best judge. Overall, it was a good choice of restaurants, particularly for the July 4th holiday. Quiet for a friday night. The Library IV was able to accommodate my veggi taste buds in a steak house. Tge server was attentive and professional. The salad bar was good. We got a take out order fir my mom. Steak, rib eye which she liked very well. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This place has steadily declined food was not warm. Portions small. And for the price I don't want to get up and get my own order
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good service
    Georgey
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food was good and the service was very good. Everybody enjoyed there meal, however, my rib eye steak was about 1/4 gristle but the rest was okay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All food, drink and service were excellent. We usually come to see Joey play in the bar. This is our first time dining and it was well worth it. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Topnotch!
    HappyHealthyEater
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love this place. Always enjoy fantastic seafood, never rushed, always satisfied after a visit. The chef will always make what we ask for even though it may not be on the menu. We eat "Healthy" and the perfectly made grilled seafood is right on spot. Our favorite place for a night out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience better but food suffering
    Michele
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After this restaurant was remodeled, it looks a lot better on the inside and outside. I like that we were able to sit in one of the new booths. The prices haven't gone up this time, but the food portions are smaller. The chicken, I ordered, tasted more like turkey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal
    eatoutqueen
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Made it back sooner than I thought for a celebration. Had the Chicken Stefano and it did not disappoint. Chucks of crabmeat covered the chicken. What else can I say but "DELICIOUS". For being known as a steak place, the seafood is excellent. One of the other ladies at the table had the special, tilapia stuffed with crabmeat, and could not stop raving about how good it was.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Trisha
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Not the incredible steak place I remember it as. Food quality not there even the prices are not inexpensive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Place to Dine
    eatoutqueen
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This is our go to restaurant when we want a great salad bar and good food. My husband loves the Filet Mignon and I discovered the Chicken Stefano - a dish with chicken, crab meat and an excellent sauce. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Library IV
    Debricn
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    As always we were veery pleased with the food, service and the ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charliebrown
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband and I have been spending our birthdays at the Library for the past several years and always have a great meal and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Library IV
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Table and chairs need updating as they are all off kilter. Good food and service
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Evening
    frequestpatron
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Whenever we want a nice relaxing evening with good food, that we can enjoy with friends, we visit the Library. The food is always perfect and the service is great. It brings us joy when we can take someone out to dinner where we all can just be ourselves and enjoy each others comp
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wemmons558
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    should give menu at table salad bar great filet was cooked perfectly
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • janet flood
    steak
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my place I picked to celebrate mothers day dinner with my children and I was very disappointed in my dinner ! My steak was terrible and I was looking so forward to this dinner. Salad bar was wonderful. But my dinner the worse I every had.my normal steak place is Franklinville inn which has never disappointed me!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Songbirddee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been eating at this restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed. From the food to the service, we have always been able to depend on either beginning or ending our evening very well with the Library IV.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a place for everybody....
    MrJustGetMeAPlate
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was horrible, food for Mothers Day brunch was all breakfast except for 1 dish. All meats were PORK! My family and I do not eat pork so we were eating like birds. On their website it didn't state the foods that would be in the brunch buffet, but at $22 a place I assumed it would be good. However it was nowhere close to satisfying. I booked a 12:45 reservation got there at 12:30 but wasn't seated until 1:07. If I hadn't said anything it would have been longer. Two family's were seated before us who came in after us. Being a biracial family that really startled me. Also our table rocked back n forth and had to be fixed in order to eat on it. I would say this place isn't meant for every family. Horrible Experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Verysad
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my family to brunch for Mother's day and was very disappointed. There wasn't much variety and the drinks were horrible. The food was ok but expected much more. Won't be back for brunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disgusted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The hostess was extremely rude. The hostess skipped our party and seated another party that arrived after us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Library IV
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food here is incredible. I've been eating here off and on for 35 years. The steaks are always tasty and cooked perfectly. When the chef takes your order he makes sure he understands what you want to get it right. They also make suggestions based on the daily specials. The Salad bar is one of the best in the area with numerous choices. The restaurant itself can be loud in some sub-rooms and the flow of waiters and waitresses on a busy night can be head spinning. The layout of the restaurant isn't exactly set up for a good flow pattern but they make it work. I'd like to see them add more craft beers to the beer menu but they do have a fairly descent selection of beer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • aberdonVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Interesting ordering format...very good service and good food...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Claire's Birthday Dinner
    fun4all
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were a party of 8 and everyone was very pleased with their dinner. Our waiter, Andrew, was very good and was aware of the two requests I made when making the reservation. He brought a dessert with a candle for the birthday person and made sure we were done in time to make an 8 pm show. Very good experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 483 reviews are from the Library IV reviews archive.
  • Horrible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Surprising reading the reviews; this place is far from a 4 or 5-star place. I figured we'd treat mom for Mother's Day early, but what a mistake. The ribeye was overcooked and tough; The butterflied the filet mignon without even asking and overcooked it; and the salad bar had rotten lettuce and spinach. I specifically asked for a quiet table or booth away from the bar, and was seated right near the bar. There were plenty of tables available so there was no excuse for this. There were a few other things that were not good, but I'm just letting you know- don't go here if you can help it... there are so many better places to go if you're going to spend 40 dollars a plate. In fact, Texas Roadhouse would have offered a better quality meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always great
    brigantinefunVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We just landed from a long trip to Jamaica and needed good beef. Library is always a winner
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    There is something wrong with the rating system when Library IV receives rankings similar to those given to The Capital Grill and Flemings!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet