Still the best
As always, nothing short of outstanding! Owner Shad continues to shine, operating the finest dining establishment around. Consummate professionals, mouth-watering entrees,diverse selections - a most enjoyable evening.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The cocktails, appetizers
The cocktails, appetizers & table-side made Caesar salad were outstanding! The main course that are chicken based are typical french chicken dishes and nothing special. The deserts sounded great, but we were too full. The staff and service was unforgettable!!! So prompt to service and polite. Very romantic!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience
We had a great experience on 4/13/13. Shane was our waiter and he provided outstanding service. The food was great and prepared exactly as we wanted. Bread was prepared on demand which meant it was hot and fresh when it came to the table. Must say this is the first time we have experienced this. A really nice touch. For those who have been hesitant to give The Library a try; I say don`t judge a book by its cover. Go inside. You will be pleasantly surprised.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated out 37th anniversary
We celebrated out 37th anniversary here. We were warmly greeted and they us and gave us a table we had hoped for. Shannon (waiter), and the food, were spectacular. The steak Diane prepared tableside I'd recommend to anyone. No rush here. They said to make our selves at ease and enjoy the event. We dropped $300 including tip, and spent every bit of 3 hours. Worth every cent!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem of Myrtle Beach!!
We ate at the Library for my birthday dinner last week. The Chef/Owner met us at the door, and was very accommodating when we were running a little late for our reservation. The restaurant itself was very charming. The decor complimented the theme without being too cheesy. There weren't many guests that night so it was very quiet, but this allowed us to feel a bit more special. The food was amazing!! Coming from the Midwest, I was very much looking forward to some fresh seafood, and the Halibut did not disappoint. The Chef even accommodated the teenager in our group who only wanted chicken fingers (an extreme waste since there were so many great items on the menu). Also our server (Shane I think) was outstanding!!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was impeccable.
The service was impeccable. The food was outstanding. Meeting the owner who was very gracious was very much appreciated.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well, what can I say...it was AWESOME!!! The owner Chad and our professional waiter, Danny, just took care of everything. I travel the world and I would come back to the Library anytime. It was the best meal I have had in 2 years!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is absolutely the
This place is absolutely the best. We go there every time we get to Myrtle Beach. The atmosphere and the service are unbeatable. Very rarely can you find a place such as this. I highly recommend for couples or special occasions. Outstanding.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very simple.... Great food, impecable service, a fine dining gem in Myrtle Beach!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem of Myrtle Beach
We were a party of 5 and had the most enjoyable evening - outstanding service from the staff and especially, our personable waiter, Chris. Everyone thoroughy enjoyed the food.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Library Scores a Pulitzer
This is a restaurant to put on your must do list. The food, service, ambiance is simply a perfect way to spend an evening. Owner, Shad Velasco, wants his cliental to spend a relaxing evening enjoying fine dining at your own leisure. Can't wait to return.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
bestmeal I everhad
rather ordinary looking outside door opened to a delightful fine dining ambience. My daughter and I were treated like royalty from the second we opened the door. Chris, our waiter, almost seemed to read our minds and responded quickly and professionally to every situation. He was an absolute delight. We had two items prepared at tableside which he performed with panache and expertise. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the beef carpaccio, she crab soup, and steak Diane. Iam hoping to convince my family to return to myrtle beach next year and the first restaurant we will be going to is the library. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been having dinner
I have been having dinner at The Library very time I am in Myrtle Beach for the last eight years and I have yet to have a meal that was less than outstanding. The owner is always gracious and the staff is highly professional. The Library is not just a restaurant, it is an experience.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the whole thing. Waiter was amazing, owner was great, food was excellent. There was not one complaint.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We arrange vacations just so we can have dinner here. Great food and service, specials that always surprise us in variety of offering, quality and taste. Consistency is the key to the success of this restaurant.
Don't pass on the carrots, they're not your everyday carrot from childhood. . .
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, love, love it!
Seriously scrumptious dinner at Myrtle Beach. We were looking for a fine dining experience for our last night's stay in Myrtle Beach and The Library turned out to be the choice we'd hoped it would be. Wait staff is professional, yet friendly. Menu is extensive and had we had another night or two, I had a couple of other choices in mind. Go to the Library. You'll be happy you did!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have put this one above all others we have experienced. The food was devine and service impecable.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to The Library based
Went to The Library based on recommendations from on line for a special occasion and was definitely the right choice! Shane was our waiter and took great care in providing details on specials as well as the difference between the many options and how things are prepared! They had a appetizer of Beef tips and Shrimp that was outstanding! We finished with their Bananas Flambe which I would also recommend! Don't be in a rush and enjoy the food.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic as Always
The Library never fails to deliver and certainly never disappoints. Their signature Martini is a must and the wine list is ever changing to keep it fresh. We hadn't been in for 6 months but all the staff remembered us and even our cocktails. The wait staff and discrete and extremely knowledgeable. It really is an absolute pleasure to dine there.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about our dinner at The Library was exceptional. The wine was delicious, the service was beyond phenomenal, the food was the best food either of us has ever tasted.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 5th visit and exceptional service as always. Highly recommend the table side steak Diane. Shane is a phenomenal waiter and we are always happy to visit on our yearly trips to Myrtle Beach.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, The Library has proven that superlative service, unparalleled ambiance and culinary ecstasy are a way of life at this restaurant. We have become loyal patrons and have never been disappointed. Our servers, Josh and relative newcomer Glen, were outstanding. Wonderful senses of humor and consummate professionals knowledgeable in the ingredients and preparation of the menu offerings. Josh made several suggestions and perfectly prepared the Strip Au Poivre tableside, while Glen did an admirable job with the Caesar Salad (also tableside). We all raved about our meals and topped things off with Bananas Foster - another tableside delight.The Library is a "must try" for anyone who hasn't already.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was top notch. Our server shane did an outstanding job. The food was okay - not terrible - just okay.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience
The Library was a wonderful dining experience. I would recommend the Library for any special occasion. The service was impeccable. We were warmly greeted by Shad, the owner and chef and despite our early arrival, were immediately seated. The restaurants dining area resembles an elegant estates library and the atmosphere is very romantic. Our waiter, Josh was fantastic and made us feel as if he were our personal butler for the evening. The Library has an eclectic wine selection. The food was well prepared and delicious. I was completely satisfied with all aspects of this establishment. It truly was a wonderful dining experience.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good, not quite up to price
Service excellent, ambience totally comfortable. Staff was warmly attentive, even friendly as though long-time friends. Our fish dish was superb, couldn't be better. Our duck was oddly dry with a slightly chewy texture, so we can't give top marks here. Still, we had an excellent experience overall.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm in Myrtle Beach once a year for a week long conference and for over 10 years we've made an annual visit to The Library. Their consistency is remarkable. The Library represents food and service excellence from a bygone era yet is relaxed enough to fit into a beach locale. Highlights include cocktails, wine list, and table side service. Standout entrees include Steak Diane, sweet breads, duck, and multiple seafood options. Of course flambe'd desserts are a must. The Library is by far the best fine dining experience in Myrtle Beach.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious meal, Empty tables
We found the meal and service very good. The only thing that puzzled us is that we called to make a reservation, and they said they were booked. We then booked online, with no trouble. When we arrived the restaurant was not full, by any means, and it never got full. It was a little strange. Seems like you would want business? Anyway, book online, if you want to go.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes!!! A library. The best restaurant you could ever dine in. Love the place and thanks to a very friendly waiter. Mr. Joshua, you did an excellent job. Thank you very much
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Library never fails. The food is the best and finest we can find anywhere in the area. Chris is an outstanding person who completely made the night. Even though the restaurant is more suited for adults, we never felt out of place with the two kids (5 and 8 yrs) in our party of six. The beef was the most tender I have had anywhere, including all the great steak houses we love. The Bananas Foster was incredible, and start to finish everything was perfect.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
an absolute delight
our family visits Myrtle Beach every year and this year my wife and I had a "date night" and left the kids at the hotel and ate at The Library...and it was an absolute treasure. We are both from NY, and trust that the food will equal anything you will find at the fine restaurants in NYC and the service is impeccable, the atmosphere warm and yet casually luxurious...this is one place that is not to be missed...unpretentious but elegant, refined but comfortable...and simply a pleasure...a retreat from the "madding crowd" but in the center of it all!!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my fiancé here to celebrate our engagement. We were warmly greeted at the door. The wine steward stopped at our table to offer his assistance if we had any questions- the wine list is very good and the wines by the glass more than adequate if you don't need a full bottle (or two.) Appetizers include escargot which used fo be a common offering but one can't seem to find anymore- and these were done well sans mushroom caps. Several dishes are prepared or finished tableside (I had the sweetbreads finished off with flaming cognac.) White adaragus was an offering for vegetables and the roasted potatoes were phenomenal. We had the pecan chocolate pie and espresso for a sweet end to a very sweet night. This place ROCKS.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Words Cannot Describe
This is the best place to eat in Myrtle Beach. There are no words to describe this place. It is an excellent place for couples celebrating a special occasion. I would recommend to anyone. It is not a place for kids. Just a nice elegant atmosphere.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
My husband is a trained gourmet chef and it's very difficult for us to find a restaurant that will live up to his standard of fine dining. The Library exceeds all expectations when it comes to exquisite food, romantic setting and exceptional service.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
New to the Myrtle Beach area my wife and myself owed a dinner to a friend who helped make our transition here painless and worry free. I googled elegant dining / MB and this was one of the suggestions. I followed it to Yelp and bingo - this was the place to go to. We booked thru the online reservation system and received a heads up on our dining to to remind us.
As to the Library Restaurant - coming from Fairfield County, CT we have been to a few of those "must go to" restaurants.
The owner and staff were attentive without being hovering, service was great, food was great, wine was great - they make a wicked martini as well.
What else can I say - It was one of the best dining experiences we've had.
Do yourself a favor - go there !
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best at any neach!
Best at the beach, and we mean all the Atlantic coast. One seating a night, steaks aged and trimmed on site, and the perfect Caesar Salad from scratch table side.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
One would have to be rich to dine there every evening. it would be a good place to go each evening for a nice quiet meal. I'm sure if you did became a frequent visiter you could request off the menu items. Small, with good staff and great food. For us common folk it is a once a year or so place.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of a kind
Certainly the best restaurant in Myrtle Beach. We are dining in this restaurant, when we are in Myrtle Beach, for many years. As we spoke with our waiter, who is there for 28 years, memories came back to the time that there was a Rolce Royce parked in front of the restaurant. That was also the time that there was still smoking in the restaurant. Through the years the food has always been superb. Service is professional and friendly. Wine selection is for every budget. As we are from Dutch origin, we appreciate the influence of an European style menu. Great job, we will come back.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true throwback when staff, chefs, and management took pride in their performance! Have dined in many fine restaurants and it has been many years since I dined in an establishment that excelled in ALL categories. Wonderfully great time. Recommend to anyone for any occasion or if you just want a quiet dinner with someone special, this is the place.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant never fails to deliver! It has been around since the early 70's. The food is excellent and the service is just a s good. Everyone including the owner, Shad, goes out of their way to make sure you are made to feel like you are a valued guest. The menu covers both fish and steak and both are done very wel. The she crab soup is unbelievable and should not be missed! Table side prepared Caesar Salad is as fun to watch being made as it is to eat. If you live in, or are visiting MB, you will not want to miss this restaurant. It is a hidden gem!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem at the Beach
The LIbrary was simply one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have ever had.
Escargo and Oysters Rockefeller were perfectly done appetizers, but the sweetbreads
flambed tableside were one of the best entrees I've ever had. If you're a sweetbread lover
you must treat yourself. Joshua (GM) and Chris (Server) were as fantastic as the perfect food.
Will definitely be returning in the future. The best fine dining Myrtle Beach has to offer.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem
This little place was a delight! The service was excellent and the food was even better. The atmosphere is vey quiet with plenty of room between tables. The food was very well prepared. It's in the heart of the beach but you would probably never go in there if you didn't know about it already. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in Myrtle Beach
Excellent food, service was impeccable. Our meal was $150.00, but it was a value for the quality and we did not leave hungry.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful experience
This was our first time at The Library. Our waiter Chris did an awesome job to make us feel welcome. The service was top notch and the food was some of the best that I have ever tasted in Myrtle Beach. The She-crab soup was the very best and I still crave a bowl. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We'll be sure to come back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the top spots
This is one of the top spots on the Grand Strand, with outstanding food and service. I would hightly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Please try the nightly specials! All were of excellent quality.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time visit to The Library was absolutely wonderful. The atmosphere, service, food was outstanding. What a special way to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary!!!! Thank you for a memorable night.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Myrtle Beach. A little pricey, but worth every penny. A must for all.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at the Library about
We ate at the Library about 18 years ago;it was excellent then and has not changed (now different owner). We had the same Caesar salad made from scratch at our table. The steak Diane was lovely, as was the grouper. It was and still is expensive, some would say overpriced.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for special occasions
My wife and I recently celebrated our 2nd anniversary at The Library. It was wonderful. More wonderful for us (maybe not for them) was the fact that we had the restaurant practically to ourselves which allowed our server to cater to and pamper us above and beyond. The service is above and unlike any other you will find in area restaurants. Makes you feel special. And I could tell this would be the case whether we were the only couple or the dining room was filled. The servers are well versed in serving etiquette.The food was very good with preparation not the ordinary found elsewhere. And it was a very pleasant touch to have the general manager engage us in conversation and make us feel so at home. Truly a delightful and unique experience.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was great - service, food, wine, drinks - however - being Thanksgiving Day - was disappointed that a traditional dessert (pumpkin pie, pecan pie) was not offered and the only desserts were extremely expensive. Kind of made the wonderful meal end on a bit of a down side......
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding. Service
Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Ambience was excellent.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM