Library IV

4.7
1785 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,

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1785 people are saying
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JeffM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always better than any Chain Restaurant that is for sure. This is our go to place for a Great Filet

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JerryA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous experience! The food is superb especially with the reopened salad bar. Ooo La La! The service is excellent and the atmosphere is inviting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy your evening. Food is outstanding.

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BeckyC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time at the Library IV, the food was excellent! I love the salad bar!!! Best steak I ever had!

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Lorraine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable, family, staple for the meat and seafood eaters AND the non-meat and seafood eaters! Great atmosphere & staff that supports a relaxed, cozy, fun, palate-accommodating, & welcoming experience. The salad bar options are fresh there is a wonderful variety of vegetables, fruits, and other toppings. This restaurant is always a “go-to” for our family of different palates and we are treated as family as an added bonus!

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vip123go
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the remodel- food outstanding

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EileenG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints just THE BEST. Food, service and drinks always A+.

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NancyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Library is consistenly very good and the salad bar is great.

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STEFT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time eating at the Library. It’s my new favorite place. All the food exceeded my expectations. Will definitely be returning.

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RoslynM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always excellent, great place to dine. Very friendly

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ThomasEvans
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, never disappoints.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good for years. Terrific salad bar, steaks,chicken and seafood.😁

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BAVER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The table was available on time,the entire staff,especially our server was pleasant, courteous and efficient. The food was very good and prepared as requested.our entire party of eight were happy with their food and the service.

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Carmen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a great place to meet your friends and have a great dinner, food is excellent.

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ChristinaV
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! I'm still in a food coma.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a good meal and enjoy going here.

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Jean
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant is the library our waiter Andrew always makes us feel welcome and has our favorite cocktail at our table while we are deciding on dinner, my favorite is the salmon, prime rib is my husband’s favorite, Brian who is the owner is very personable and makes a point of assuring that the meal is of the best quality and cooked to perfection by the awesome cooks, delicious! As always Great service and delicious food. Love the fireplace ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I go out all the time and last night was sadly a bad night overall. FOOD THE STRAK WAS perfect! The salad bar was lacking almost everything. Our sever was very slow

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KGB1
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the library! Great food...great atmosphere....great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Seated finally 15 minutes after our reservation. Wife’s B-Day noted at time of reservation. Nothing mentioned by the staff. Specials noted, but not the off the menu soups of the day. Salad bar back up but with a lot less selection. Slow to freshen up the fixings. Prices have materially increased. Fish was bland. Not worth $32! No longer ordering at the window. Menus only.

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424jbro
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow. Food was ok. The restaurant was very busy and the salad bar was back open. I like that you order your meal at the table now.

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Littlejenn
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious, both steak and seafood. We dine here at least 3 times a month and are never disappointed. Our server Eric was top notch and will request him next time we dine. My only wish is they would bring back iceberg lettuce to the salad bar. Not everyone likes spinach or romaine!

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DianeS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Tomahawk 64 oz steak and was a very good steak. Will probably get that again when we go back.

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JessieBerrien
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner and always a favorite to go to. It's on the pricier end with entrees averaging about $30, but it is absolutely well worth it and their specials are amazing. There was live music when we went on Thursday and it was lovely!

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jflanjr
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy dining at the Library IV, happy to see the Salad Bar was back. The “glove” machine at the beginning of the bar was something never seen before. Steaks were cooked as ordered. Service was great as normal for this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Waiter was great. We will definitely be returning.

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Maureen
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent; our go to place for excellent food an relaxation.

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mom59
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So happy to come back to the Library! A few little changes, but still an overall good experience. We were so glad to see the salad bar! One of the reasons we love coming here!

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MarjorieR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was so good! We requested a table near the door and salad bar and were accommodated with that! The food was delicious and we will return soon! Keep up the great work!

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JeffreyF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - best salad bar and steak in the area

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LindaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I ordered the rack of lamb and about 15 minutes later, the server said they were out of the lamb chops. That's why I came to the Library IV for my birthday in the first place.

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DanR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library IV is our favorite restaurant, and it always delivers a great meal in a wonderful atmosphere. We celebrated our wedding anniversary on this visit and we had a terrific meal. Thanks to Brian and his staff for creating our “go to” dining experience.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easy menu.
It was nice to see that there was a salad bar and they had plastic gloves to wear before using the tongs etc. But not everyone was using the gloves.

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JimS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. It was our first visit there since the pandemic shut everything down. It is a place we visited monthly before that time. It was great that we went back to a place we had not been to in over a year and nothing changed except the layout. Due to the crowd we had to sit by the bar. Early on it was very noisy but in a short time the louder guests left and it was fine. We look forward to our next visit.

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MargieA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been going to Library IV for many years. Friendly, casual atmosphere. When rooms are full, the noise level is high. The salad bar is terrific. Salads always taste better when you can choose what you want and it fresh.

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vipFrankL
Atlantic City
43 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints. Prime rib is the best!

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KMSS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual ! Glad to see the salad bar back and Live Entertainment too !! Need to get Bacon Bits back for the Baked Potato !!

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PhilD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for my birthday after 3-4 years since the last time. Amazing meal. Seared tuna app was the best I’ve had. Oysters were delish. Surf and turf was top notch. Limoncello cake was amazing. Wife got the scallops, Mom got the halibut, both to rave reviews. Great service and great experience. Thanks Library!!!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place..my family has been going there for over 35 years.They mever disapoint..Highly recommend

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VickiM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Everything came out the way we ordered it. Food was hot! Drinks were perfect too.

FAQs

Library IV offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 728-8064.

Library IV is rated 4.7 stars by 1785 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.