Library IV

4.7
1715 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 1715 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JTBT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great as always. Steaks the best choice. Always tender and tasty. Eileen is the best server.

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rbishungry
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, as always. Simple steakhouse with great food and drinks.

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vipRRER
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always delicious Andrew and Stephanie always provide top notch service overall enjoyable restaurant from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ok, experience for the price. Ordered fried shrimp, stuffed crab. The food could use more flavor and better presentation. Have to pay extra for a sweet potato. Meanwhile a portion of plain white rice is included. Ugh! Have gone many times of a decade, but I don't think it is worth it anymore. Wait staff were excellent, though.

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Shell
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and delicious! Just loved the whole atmosphere!

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Irene
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server, wonderful, Bartender Julie great, food was great. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped for dinner on our way to the beach. It’s been a long time since our last visit to any of the Library restaurants. The service was very good. A small change in concept is you no longer walk up to the window to order. Instead your server takes your entree order. This is a definite improvement to the experience. The salad bar was fresh, the steaks were less than spectacular but solid. Overall the family enjoyed the visit. We’ll be back.

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KrystalB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Service is awesome and food outstanding. My steak was tender and salad bar is beat around. Drinks were tasty.

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vipjoebwan
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a celebration dinner and it was great to be back there for the first time in a while. Food was all excellent and the service was great. We both had steaks which were cooked perfectly, and it was nice to have a salad bar! They did some renovations during the Covid shutdown that came out nice. We will be back.

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vipDarcy
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Donna , our server is the best .

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Stacy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to The Library for 20 years.
It is consistently always a great meal.
Food is very high quality and the owner is always making sure you have a great experience here.
They also have a full service bar and the atmosphere is very home town cozy. One of the best places to go for steak & seafood - great service too !

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vipJoseph
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We arrived 45 minutes early and it was no problem being seated. Was very impressed with the renovations that were done. Opened up the dining area. Increased the bar size, area was much brighter than before and carpets were replaced. Much cleaner look. Our waitress was new and did not get her name but se was very attentive and efficient. Only negative was ordering from meu where you use to order from window and my fillet was tough and "butterflied" which made it dry. Also ordered gin and tonic and had to ask for lime to go with it.

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Lorenzo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The prime rib and NY stripe steak were cooked perfectly snd our waitress was very friendly.

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WendyC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Library IV. Salad bar is like no other and 6 oz filet you can cut with your butter knife. The customer service is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as alqays

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DennisN
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad bar is great...something for everyone. Food was cooked as requested. Drinks were great. Service was prompt and friendly.

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vipgreatnightout
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Library IV is our favorite restaurant, period. The food, the service, both wonderful.

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JRPAMOM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very strange eating out again after past year. Felt very comfortable. Table spaced and cleared and cleaned as soon as guests left. Our server was very nice and checked on us but not hovering. Glad to see salad bar is open and the added glove dispenser so felt safe to enjoy. They have a limited menu so hope some of our favorites come back soon. We will be back

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ThomasC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food salad bar alone is worth going for, service is great. They permit you to enjoy your meal at your pace.

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Sherriee88
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was great

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LorraineW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to for a great meal for everyone’s palate! The food is great ~ the salad bar is top notch & the service is always friendly.

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PatP
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the freshness of the salad bar. Overall food and service were excellent

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DG38
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our Niece and Nephew out for dinner at the Library for their birthdays as they are twins and wanted to go there. We had a really great dinner and our waiter Andrew was exceptional as always. The owner is a hands on owner who is so incredibly nice and goes out of his way to make events so nice. He took the kids in the kitchen and help them make small ice cream sundaes and they had so much fun. They can't stop talking about it. We had a great time as always there. We love the Library!!

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jmadm
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times never disappoints would recommend

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MariaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the LibraryIV is always a pleasant experience.The wait staff is willing to go a step further to ensure the diner is more than satisfied with food and service.

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DIANAL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 12. Our service was as exceptional as if we were a party of 2.

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LouD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time back to Library IV since it's reopening after COVID. I understood why they went from ordering at the window to ordering from a menu; and was glad to see they had their salad bar available.

The food and beverage quality was high; consistent with what it was pre-COVID.

Our server, Andrew, was courteous, friendly & attentive.

I would go back.

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THOMASL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I have eaten before Isis library and was always satisfied I just visited there 2 months ago and had a great dinner I went there Saturday night I took a nurse friend that I haven't seen in 10 years that took care of my wife when she was passing and I'd already large prime rib I believe it was $46 it had to be the cost of prime rib full of Crystal that I can remember having I think I had four or five pieces at the most that was not full of Gristle my wife prime rib which was the regular cut she said it was fair but not as good as she thought it should have been and my nurse friend who ordered the salmon I was shocked when it came it must have been a four inch piece of salmon I was very disappointed $156 plus a $25 tip I don't know if I'll ever go back

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ShirleyD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love, love the Library!! We love the food, the atmosphere, and all of the people that work there! It's just the best place to go out to eat. You always know your going to get great food!

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GlennS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library IV was perfect as usual. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, the salad bar was open and well stocked, Rocco our waiter was very attentive as well as other staff members are who served us. This is an outstanding place to have a great meal.

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GeraldH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Library IV is a family favorite with something for everyone from steaks and prime rib to various seafood choices. The service is always great and the salad bar is well stocked with always fresh selections, Definite recommendation for date night or family celebrations.

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ThomasE
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service and it is always quiet inside

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BrendaV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service we got was excellent and the food was very good although a little pricey. The salad bar was outstanding

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Linda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Library for years & will continue to do so. Food & service is always great.

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Sandyl
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Home Meal Experience. No airs about anyone. Good food. Good service. Personal touches!

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TerriH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Service amazing. We had a great birthday celebration.

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vipkati
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Reasonable prices. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Just need the raisin bread back at the salad bar :)

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Alex
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was fantastic. Never get enough of the salad bar!

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The service and food were good. The facility was worn and shabby. The noise level was very high. a lot of loud talking and kids crying.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious and I was so happy to see the salad bar is back! Had broiled scallops and they were cooked perfectly ! Enjoyed my night out immensely!

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 1715 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.