The Library Restaurant - Myrtle Beach
The Library Restaurant - Myrtle Beach

The Library Restaurant - Myrtle Beach

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelibraryrestaurantsc.com/
  • Phone: 8434484527x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French
  • Executive Chef: Jesseriah Gass
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms available for up to 40 persons. We also have a wine cellar room just for 2.(minimums do apply)
  • Private Party Contact: Shad Velasco 8434484527x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Avenue North
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have over 30 parking places around the area.
A word from The Library Restaurant - Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach's only 3 Star Restaurant since 1974. Specializing in tableside service. From the Caesar salad to Bananas Flambe. The Library Restaurant represents perfection. Special occasions, Anniversaries, Birthdays or just a time to indulge. Private rooms available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Library Restaurant - Myrtle Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)romantic (42)notable wine list (29)fit for foodies (28)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (7)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love this place! It's a gem with great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLY SUPERB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    EVERYTHING WAS OUTSTANDING, FOOD WAS MARVELOUS, DRINKS WERE GREAT, SERVICE TOP NOTCH, GREAT HOSPITALITY !!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too much for what you get .
    Goody
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The place looks really outdated . The staff was polite but it felt more like a act than genuine ! Everything is priced like a five star restaurant when you are really getting 3 star service. My wife was disappointed!
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  • Traditional but still great
    poppy227
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Library is one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Both the service and food are impeccable. Their steaks are so tender, you can cut them with your fork! Try 'Steak Diane'. Your server will cook the steak by your table side and cook to your order. You will be treated very well and enjoy the whole dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    As usual, this restaurant provided a superb dining experience. The food was prepared as well as one can expect, and the service (Shayne) was impeccable. This is why we visit every time we are in Myrtle Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I expected much more. The menu had beef carpaccio but what was served was more of a roast beef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant in MB
    anniversary29
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great restaurant that still focuses on providing superbly personalized customer service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu duck item concern
    Breastless
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The menu describes the duck as one half of a duck. I was served (2) leg quarters which were not semi-boneless instead of a leg quarter and a breast. Greatly disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    Luv2travel
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I were there for his birthday during our vacation at Myrtle beach. The wait stuff were superb and well trained. The food is pricy but the whole experience make it well worth the money. It is a great place for special occasion to pamper you loved ones. The only thing I wish to be better is the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better on the inside and outside.
    niceplace
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Simply the best part of any vacation at Myrtle Beach if FINE dinning is to be a part of the vacation. The She-Crab soup is a must to sample.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    execfwVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a really, really fine restaurant. Service was spectacular and food absolutely wonderful. Steaks, salad, calamari, sides---everything superb. Wine list only thing not spectacular--just ok. Don't miss this wonderful spot. Best in Myrtle Beach.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be better...
    Marscup2VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Read reviews. Decided to give it a try. Did not live up to the hype. I ordered flounder special. Dry and overdone. Disappointing give the locale! My husband ordered the duck. Waiter never asked about doneness - which means in a better restaurant, that duck will arrive medium rare - and the (expensive) dish was well done. Strike two. Thankfully, the blueberry ice cream was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When In Myrtle Beach.The Best!
    Medicllaw
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The greatest experience ever from the greeting upon entry, to the atmosphere, drinks, notable craft beers :) and to die for food! Thanks Danny and all for a wonderful experience! See ya Friday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Kennnnn
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a very nice dinner here. The service is 5 star. The table side Cesar Salad is worth making a trip for by itself. I had a filet and lobster entree and my wife had a salmon dish and both were exquisite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it! Definitely going back!
    BobandPatty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything about 'The Library Restaurant' was special, from the freindly reception when we walked in the door to when our waitor held the door offering us mints on our way out. The drinks were delicous, especially the blue smurfs that my children had. The house salad was refreshing and the cucmber doira soup was crisp and fresh. Everyone loved the pasta and seafood we had for our main course as well. Throughout the entire meal, the service was impecable, freindly and attentive without being overbearing. My only knock would be a lack of a child's menu or portion sizing, because even after splitting a pasta dish between 2 of them, we stil had a lot leftover. Overall, this restaurant is a real neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but not cheap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was good. Service was excellent. Table side Caesar salad was fun to watch and delicious. Total bill was on the high side. Did not appreciate upsell of vegetables table side upon delivery of main course. Those should be included.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Nate
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was unbelievable, service was great and very polite. Their wine list is extensive along with a great craft beer selection. This is the kind of experience you want with the expense. Would definitely go here again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Library Special Occasion
    luvgoodrestaurant
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My husband took me for my Birthday. It is a wonderful restaurant, it is French food, excellent wine choices and excellent food. Service is so great, they are very attentive, you will want for nothing the entire night. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    JsapertonVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Excellent place to go for a special occasion, I recommend only adults. Food and service were excellent, the Library Mushrooms and Steak Diane were some of the best restaurant food I have had. The table side prep for Caesar, Steak Diane and Bananas Foster added to the experience. Danny was our waiter and he was great. Definitely a must for a wonderful date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    the food was overpriced...the salad that came with the entree was ok but nothing else was served with the entrees. my husband ordered the duck...the waiter asked if he wanted orange or cherry sauce. my husband replied that it only stated orange on the menu and the waiter said, i know but there is cherry available. so my husband said he would take the cherry. well, we get our bill and there was an up charge for the cherry sauce! and we were already over paying for the duck! will not return...unless they lower their prices and revamp the menu, lol
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unique find
    TheGreekCritique
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The experience at the library was unique, quite mixed to the extreme. When first walking in, the thing that hit me first ( or my nose, I should say) was the smell! The carpet MUST go! There is no question the carpet is as old as the restaurant, and smells strong of mold and must! We almost didn't stay, and I was cautious at this point about how the food might be. So , we tried the lightly spicy she-crab bisque. .. to my pleasant surprise, it was quite tasty, perfect consistency, however, an odd hint of rosemary flavor, which I didn't love. So, we proceeded with more appetizers, which were outstanding:ultra tender beef carpaccio and delicate tasty blue lump crab meat! We went on to have 2 delicious meals! I'll stop now, I'm out of room
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet food at the beach
    LuvMB
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Split a delicious lump crab cocktail followed by a fine salad with home made dressing and croutons. Main dishes were specials- Scottish salmon and black grouper were both excellent. No room for desert. Waiter Danny is an old pro. While pricey the food quality and preparation was outstanding in this old school continental style restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    DRJMM
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    From first being greeted at the door, till leaving extremely satisfied, a very special place. Food and service was 1st class. The She crab soup was rich and tasty, with an extra kick to it. I had the duck with cherry sauce, which was prepared just right. Will be returning on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Favorite!
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    There is a reason to make this the last place to dine in Myrtle Beach - it out classes all the rest in consistency at every level. Don't pass on the carrots. Try the veal and shrimp or steak diane (my personal favorites) and the champagne infused blueberry homemade ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly a great find at the beach!
    PhillJ
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Highly recommend. Great food, service and atmosphere. We had a reservation and arrived early. They sat us right flown and started our service with no issue! We will make this a regular stop. Food was outstanding. A little on the pricey dude but well worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweetbreads and more
    Glen
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We had two great meals there. My wife had veal and I had the sweetbreads. My first time for those and they were delicious! It was a quiet Monday night with just a few other patrons. We were welcomed by the owner/chef and treated well. I would certainly go there again for a special meal. It was one of the best in almost 3 weeks of travel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As wonderful, and a leisurely pace!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have been to Per Se, The French Laundry, and the Plumed Horse. These are notable restaurants. The Library deserves an equal gold star. The food was prepared with even tones of surprise. Their menu is traditional in a way that comforts a diner to know that there are still locations striving to create fabulous tender steak in wonderful sauces, table-side. My husband had the special and found the fish fresh and cooked to perfection with a sensational sauce. The following evening we went to Aspen Grille. As much as this location was hoping with the young and trendy the food was ok. The sauces were over seasoned, there was no balance to the proportions of food served with the entree. Go to The Library you will not regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • finediner
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Excellent food and service. My husband cut his filet with a butter knife. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection. We've eaten at several Top Chef restaurants and this had them beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Texan6VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I have been visiting the Library on every trip to Myrtle Beach for the last eight years and every meal has been superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC
    Aber
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    What a find!!! My now, most favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach!!! Food was WONDERFUL!!! Staff and owner were DELIGHTFUL!!! Can't wait to get back to Myrtle Beach and have another great meal at The Library. Have already verbally shared info about this restaurant with friends who frequent Myrtle Beach. Do not miss this experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The way we were
    Fantastic
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We first visited the Library 39 years ago on our first anniversary and while back in the area we returned to find the same great food/service and ambience we remembered... An outstanding restaurant that we always recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The Library provided an elegant and romantic atmosphere for our dining experience. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the wine and were accommodating for my wife's dietary needs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    js085
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Cannot say enough about this restaurant. Shad the owner makes you feel welcome the moment you walk through the door. His staff is amazing. Very prompt and professional. A must for any couple wanting a nice quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect night out!
    mike
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This was our second time to eat at the Library. Both times have been perfect. The waiter was very attentive without hovering over us. The food has to be the best in Myrtle Beach! We have been coming to the Grand Strand for 10 years now and every year we splurge one night so we have eaten at the most highest rated spots around and The Library is at the top of our list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 338 reviews are from the The Library Restaurant - Myrtle Beach reviews archive.
  • Get spiffy, and enjoy the pampering
    hungrymansthoughts
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Meeting the owner at the door, his sincere welcome was very nice. The wine list was extensive, my ginger beer mojito was incredibly flavored. Shane, our server had a great knowledge of the menu, and knew what personal service is all about. The table side made Caesar is a must have. The entrées, amazing care in preparation and presentation. The table side steak Diane fills the air with a delightful aromas. The grouper with cream sauce was A surprise of flavor. Topping a meal like this would be hard pressed but the bananas foster also made table side was the perfect desert. I would not only recommendbut urge my friends to experience The Library.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    TheJudge
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Seriously, the finest restaurant in MB. I plan on an evening of great cuisine every time I visit MB. Not recommended for anyone who wants to eat and go.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    Incredible
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Great evening! Incredible menu with superb service. Awesome experience from the moment we were met at the door by Jen to the diverse menu well described by our knowledgable waiter Chris. First time here for a local couple that eats out every night and it was a great one!!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The restaurant was extremely dated, the atmosphere could be so much better with the "library" motif. The Caesar salad prepared table side was very good, but the Sweetbreads prepared table side were already cooked and merely thrown into the saucepan to heat. The experience was very disappointing.
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  • Not worth the $300 spent in dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was our second time visiting Library in the last 5 months. We started with two G&T's and wine. They make homemade tonic and it was WAY to sweet for the drinks. To eat, we had 3 orders of escargot and two orders of soup (she crab and split pea). The split pea is great. The escargot and she-crab was par. For dinner we had 2 specials-14oz. steak w/blue cheese and reduction sauce. For $40, it was not of the quality you can get elsewhere. The third dish was veal and shrimp. This was bland and we were saddened by the lack of taste and perpetration of this piece. In the end, we felt we spent way too much for the quality of what we received. For a dinner that cost the same as a car payment, you would expect something more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    bday
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The building is not very impressive, but the food and wait service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate