The Library at the Public - Joe's Pub
A Hidden GemThe Library is convenient for theatre-goers attending shows at the Public, or elsewhere on the Lower East Side. The food is delicious, and the ambiance is enjoyable. It's one of my new favorite restaurants.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSpend time in The LibraryWonderful atmosphere, excellent and attentive service, food was quite delicious, perfect for before and after theater.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMan "adult" barfor meeting a business friend in the East Village for those of muse over 40; terrific staff; grat ambiance; perfect for that business "let's meet for a drink"5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a perfect spot for eatingIt is a perfect spot for eating before a show at the Public. I wish the menu had a little more variety...and it is just a little too dark. I will definitely be back.
Erin4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe shared small plates beforeWe shared small plates before going to Joe's Pub. Very satisfied.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and the best ManhattanGood food and the best Manhattan I've ever had. Perfect place to eat and drink before and after seeing a show at the Public Theater -- and maybe even if you're not.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNot quite right yetThe service was excellent however we were disappointed in the food. The arugula salads was quite mediocre and certainly not worth 14 dollars my mussels were very good but the portion was quite small. The drinks,while again pricey,were excellent I think with a little
tinkering the restaurant could be a lovely venue.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe LibraryI LOVE THIS RESTAURANT. It is what all restaurants should aspire to be. I went twice in a week since I loved it so much on my first visit. Honestly, this is my new favorite place. From the moment you enter the restaurant, it is the perfect vibe. The greetings are so warm, the service is excellent and the food delish!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely serene ambiance. IdealLovely serene ambiance. Ideal pre-theater. We would like to see a more varied menu-or some periodic changes to the menu so that we could come more often, not only pre show. The lamb chops were super!.
Why are they using those little round glasses for martinis and filling them up only half way. Every drink feels like a ripoff!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat late-night spot!Really wonderful pickles, of all things; I'd happily go back just to have those again! Thoughtful service, and a nice, quiet atmosphere.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific little gem. So niceTerrific little gem. So nice that the Public Theater now has a spot for pre- and post-show dining. Service was outstanding, food was very good, and when I visited, the noise level was low.
One note - it is rather dark, making the menu (especially the wine list) a bit tricky to read.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful room with subduedBeautiful room with subdued lighting. Friendly staff. Food was good but the menu could be a little more extensive.
Would recommend.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI adore this place! The service,I adore this place! The service, in particular, is top notch.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and personableGreat food and personable service in a totally unique setting within the Public Theater, one of America's treasures. Incomparable.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWho would have thought thatWho would have thought that the Public Theater would have such a great restaurant. I went on a Monday night when they had Live entertainment, Drink paring and a Steak Dinner. It was fabulous.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMnot enough options for glutennot enough options for gluten people except hamburger without bun for the others, they enjoyed the food,3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was FABULOUS, serviceFood was FABULOUS, service was outstanding. Lighting was too dim. Three tables asked to have the lights turned up a bit. Otherwise we had a great dinner and would definitely return. Excellent venue before or after a concert at Joe 's Pub or show at The Public Theatre3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinarily convenientExtraordinarily convenient for a pre-Public Theater dinner. The lamb chops were excellent. Service was efficient, but the restaurant was not very busy, so it's hard to judge efficiency on a busy evening. It's also hard to tell if it would be quiet if full.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely loved it here!Absolutely loved it here! Super cool vibe, great crowd and food was tasty. Highly recommend the trout - delish! Will definitely be back...2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SurpriseWow!!! Great food and Great Drinks. The service was also fantastic and very personable staff. I never thought the Public Theater would be a food destination. We went on a monday night for the Steak/Entertainment promotion. I highly recommend it.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM