Library IV

4.6
1678 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Library IV is an independently owned restaurant that is licensed to serve only Certified Angus Beef. Our seafood is from Samuels Seafood, known for their high standards of quality and sustainability .The atmosphere is casual and comfortable with 2 fireplaces, and a large bar and lounge area,
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Very high prices especially since the food was average. Very disappointed with the very limited selections at the salad bar. Will not return to this restaurant. Extremely disappointed

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GaryJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the best steakhouse in South Jersey

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food, service couldn't be better

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foxxy4eaters
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Donna was absolutely fabulous, very attentive and helpful. We will definitely ask for her to serve us again

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TonyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a steakhouse but it has great seafood fresh fish never frozen we had the halibut and the salmon. Great service and an awesome salad bar.

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reggiedog
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Needs background music for ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a nice night out with my wife and mother-in-law. We haven’t been to this restaurant in a long time. The salad bar was good and the food was excellent. Overall very enjoyable night
I definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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Charlotte
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to believe but steaks are even better than before. Read some reviews about the price increase. The increase is in line with everything that has increased since Covid. There still is adequate distancing between tables. During Covid when they were closed improvements were made including increasing the bar. It’s just fabulous!

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BrendaF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s quaint and comfortable. I enjoy taking my family here to eat the wonderful food.

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vipStephanieS
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was underwhelmed with the experience. Our waitress was nice but seemed like she either didn’t want to be working or didn’t want to wait on us (a party of 2). The salad bar was a disaster with most options empty. The rib eye was good but the prime rib had no flavor. We’ve never been to a steakhouse that puts bacon bits (fake bacon) on a baked potato. The saving grace was the fact that desserts were delicious.

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MarthaC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable birthday celebration! Wonderful salad bar!

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vipTwyla
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Andrew did a great job at making us feel welcome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian’s restaurant is an excellent place to bring family and friends alike!

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Keldit
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been there is years . Food was great . Will be back to

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WendyC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th wedding anniversary however we have been there for everyday dining as well and we love it there.
Clean, quiet, great food fresh salad bar and customer service is excellent. The owner even came over to our table to make sure we were good and see if there was anything else he could get for us etc which he has done in the past as well. Overall excellent place and dining experience.

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vipKathyJ
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallop special was the best and service is always top notch at this restaurant !

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SandyA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and I absolutely love the Salad Bar!

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MariaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. The food is consistently good. Service is wonderful. The diner is made to feel like familyly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's not the same experience without going to the window.

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TerriC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Always good, always consistent, always pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Andrew made us very comfortable with relaxed and attentive service
The new renovation is completed and well done and loved the salad bar
Prime rib and stuffed salmon were great

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PrestonJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ordered a Long Island Iced Tea that was pure vodka, when I asked for something else, the waitress asked if I knew the drink was nothing but alcohol in a condescending manner. I Ordered the prime rib medium rare, that was overcooked but I was wary if sending that back out of fear of retaliation. All in all the experience was not worth the price of admission.

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karb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Our server Ileen was very nice and attentive.

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AndyM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stuffed Salmon was good and the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner. 😀 Very nice that the salad bar is open again!!

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BernadetteD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Anon
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good quality steaks with a very extensive salad bar.

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TheresaO
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening out. The food was great, the salad bar was fantastic.
We don't go out often, we are glad we to the Library IV.
Our server was very helpful, it was our 48th wedding anniversary and he took some pictures for us!

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StephenJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food, and service!
Even my 5 year old grandson enjoy the place.

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Mimi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Service was great. Restaurant was very clean. COVID-19 protocols followed.

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RoseT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for family dinner. Enjoyed my 65th birthday celebration. Would certainly suggest to family and friends. The only down side was that the lighting was a little too dim.

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vipEllenH
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They follow the CDC guidelines. The salad bar is wonderful but if you do not want to go there your server will make you a salad. Service was great and attentive. The clams casino and oysters were delicious the shrimp / lobster bisque was okay. The prime rib lamb chops and twice baked potato were delicious and cook to perfection. Finish the meal with their peanut butter chocolate pie. Yummy. Definitely will be back

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Alex
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server was super pleasant and attentive. So glad the salad-bar was back open!

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vipSusanS
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice dinner, so happy the salad bar is open!!

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Moe89
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Nice place. Food was excellent and so was the service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing as always BUT the server was obviously very new. She’s needs more training.

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cindyc
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service waitress was excellent and the food always delicious price was right .

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our dinner at the Library IV. We got seated promptly at our reservation time. We got wonderful service and Stephanie was our waitress. We told the owner that we were celebrating our 55th Wedding Anniversary and when our dessert came our waitress told us it was on the house. We plan to come back again for our next special occasion. The prices are also fair and the menu is superb.

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Rosie41
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After placing our orders we did not receive our salads for 20 minutes and when the waitress finally returned with them we were served our entrees not even a minute after the salads. We were afraid to send out entrees back to have them sit in the kitchen because we didn’t know how long of a wait it would be to get them back. I was disappointed to see a woman walk into the restaurant without a mask on and a family of at least 10 was seated right next to us which is beyond the state limitations at the moment. Overall I was disappointed as it was our first time dining out in over a year.

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vipLocalnj
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner at the Library IV. There are food options for everyone even if you have a person who does not like steak…Though I have to recommend the filet mignon as it’s always perfect. Our server was excellent and the overall experience was great. I understand that the salad bar is re-opening in a couple of weeks.

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Library IV is rated 4.6 stars by 1678 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.