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LIBRARY BAR at PUBLIC Chicago

4.3
4.3
10 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Library Bar serves as a daytime Café with La Colmbe coffee drinks, house made pastries, sandwiches and salads. A cozy space with a huge limestone fireplace, magazines and coffee table books to flip through. By night the café transforms into a chic lounge hosting curated celebrity playlists, seasonal libations and small plates from Jean-George Vongerichten.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday-Saturday Café from 6am-4pm Sunday- Friday Bar/Lounge 4pm-2am Saturday Bar/Lounge 4pm-3am

  • Phone number

    (312) 229-6740

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    The Library Bar & Screening Room are available for private events at LibraryBar@publicchicago.com or 312-229-6771

  • Private party facilities

    The Library Bar & Screening Room are available for private events at LibraryBar@publicchicago.com or 312-229-6771

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Goethe

  • Parking details

    $14 for up to 3 hours

  • Public transit

    Clark/Division Red Line

  • Entertainment

    Curated Celebrity Playlists by Paul Oakenfold, Zen Freeman, and Passion Pit.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

What 10 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. RD

    RDan

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Celebrated a bday here. Hard to reach staff for planning but once I got the email for an Asst Director of Food/Beverage at the Public Hotel I was well taken care of. Good service and decor the day of the event.
  2. T

    Teddy

    Chicago

    146 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2016

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    We had never heard of the place. It was nice. The $24 burger left much to desire. The salad was great. The martini's were good and not so good. My wife's was good. Mine had an aftertaste that was bitter. We definitely want to go back. We liked it, but we won't order the burger again. And I will have a chat about the martini with the bar tender. Don't expect your drink to come soon after you order. It will come, but not fast.
  3. c

    courtneyl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a great find! It was like enjoying delicious cocktails and appetizers in a friend's swanky library. I will definitely be going back in the future!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2016

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    We did not get any food as it was past midnight when the kitchen closed. We had planned for a late snack which is why I used open table. I don't understand why it is listed on open table if no food is being served. Not even a nut or olive was offered. But the service staff are very friendly and attractive.
  5. DM

    DrMaseye

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2016

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Call ahead to reserve a couch- great for trying different cocktails.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2015

    overall5foodservice5ambience5
    It's always a fun night!
  7. M

    Mark

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We made the OpenTable reservation a couple of hours before our arrival. When we got there, the host had only a printout of reservations from the beginning of the day or the day before and no access to current OpenTable reservations. When we asked about making sure we got checked into their OpenTable to avoid a now show on my account, he exclaimed that he didn't even know when they (Library) used it and that perhaps we could go over to the Public side and ask them. What?! We got lucky and didn't wait long to be seated. We all had drinks we really enjoyed, and it was an entertaining atmosphere. We probably had just enough time for a second round, but our server didn't come back until we were almost ready to go.
  8. L

    Lincnpk

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were attentive. The food was amazing. Small plates and dinner menu for a group of 8. Absolutely perfect! Great wine and beer selection. Lovely vibe! Fun night. Repeat soon.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2014

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    They sat us in the back lounge/room which I really didn't enjoy. The waitress was polite but not very attentive.
  10. DS

    DougS

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2014

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    There was no host/hostess at The Library. Walked in, the place was packed with no open seats and nobody to greet us. Looked rather like a free for all. Walked over to the dining room and there was seating available in the main dining room. Drinks, meal, dessert, service was incredible. Music was fantastic. Very bizarre experience that turned out well, but this had nothing to do with The Library because never talked/saw/had anything to do anybody from there.

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LIBRARY BAR at PUBLIC Chicago is rated 4.3 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Goethe

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday-Saturday Café from 6am-4pm Sunday- Friday Bar/Lounge 4pm-2am Saturday Bar/Lounge 4pm-3am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    $14 for up to 3 hours

  • Public transit

    Clark/Division Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Curated Celebrity Playlists by Paul Oakenfold, Zen Freeman, and Passion Pit.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

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