Library IV

4.6
1589 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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Starting May 9, 2021

Opening at 1 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner on Mothers Day. Our full menu in effect.

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LBK123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The steak was cooked perfectly. Nice experience.

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vipLisaA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We frequent this restaurant regularly. The food is always top notch and experiences are always good. Until this past Sat. We sat and waited for while for a server to greet us and to order our drinks. One waiter stopped at our table and put down drink napkins and said someone would be with us shortly which you could tell he knew we'd been sitting there waiting and he was gracious enough to acknowledge us. Waitress finally made her way over and told us she recognized us from coming there. She took our drink order, brought our drinks bread and butter and we ordered our meals. Sitting waiting for a while I had to call her over and ask about our salads. You could tell from the look on her face, she forgot them. Salads arrived and not even half way thru them our dinners come. They had to be brought in the back to stay warm. Something I don't like doing. We also had to ask for silverware, salt and pepper. Not a great service night but we will be back because the food is so good. We'll just make sure we get a different wait personnel.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a double date this past weekend and everything went well, and even better than expected!! Showed up 5 min before reservation and sat immediately. Our server was great. Food was amazing. We had the filet. Was soo good! We were stuffed when we left. Pricing is on par or better with other steakhouses. With drinks and an app. It was a good value and our party had a great time. Thank you!

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RichD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is our 2nd time at the Library IV after Covid changed things. They can't do the salad bar currently but have a nice house salad and serve bread along with cheese and crackers. My wife loves their Chicken Monterey and got it again, it was very good. I always get a filet and was a bit disappointed in the fat content. Usually a filet is almost fat free but this one wasn't a good cut. It was still good but I've had much better there. I wouldn't hold this against them unless it happens again. We will be back as the food is always very good. We love using Open Table to ensure we get a table.

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CherylM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, service was good. Decor needs updating but it was quiet enough to have good conversation

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DoreenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine here often and always enjoy a wonderful meal and great service

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TaraL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food good, prices so much higher than before, would tihink about that for next visit

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vipPaulaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Donna was beyond awesome! Food and drinks were fabulous too as always!

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anthonym
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a value oriented meal worth the visit. Recommend for all occasions

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GInnyH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the past 30 years, I’ve only had 1 bad experience. Years ago they changed where they bought their steaks from. I’ve NEVER had a bad steak there until the change. I guess they realized their mistake, and quickly went back to the original. 2 weeks ago I went to an expensive steak house (Morton’s in AC). They could not compare to the steaks at the Library IV. Where do you go to get the best steaks in S Jersey? LIBRARY IV, can’t be beat!

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Suzfan
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was exceptional. The server was very pleasant and attentive.
Our orders were perfectly delivered and we were out the door in 90 minutes.

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Rikki
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an early Easter dinner... very nice... food great.

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CalvinW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoy great food with family and friends at the Library IV

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We dined at Library IV on Saturday evening. We had reservations. We were immediately seated and our waiter welcomed us very quickly. The dinner was excellent. It was prepared as we asked and served hot. We were pleased with the experience.

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vipLisaA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal here. Miss the salad bar but out of their control. Hopefully it will be back some day.

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vipJoevig
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the cocktails and the food they never disappoint

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DavidH
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very rare date night for us (we have 6 kids). The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance was so cool. We will definitely be planning another night out to this place. Thank you so much!

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TruittA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first outing in over a year. We miss the salad bar, but we do understand.
We will be back and we have told our friends how wonderful it was.

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JamesLockwood
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything as always at library. We’ve made it a regular.

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Visitor
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to dine, dining areas laid out in sections so lends to a bit more privacy and good for social distancing. Food and service is commensurate to price.

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vipDiBlaz
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Have tried giving this place multiple opportunities and now this will be the last. The service was slow. The food took about 2 hours to get to us. No explanation, no apologies. When it did arrive, it was sub- par. Extremely overpriced. Paying $35-40/plate and you get saltines and little cheese cubes with bread. Not even worth going there for a gift card.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

My party went on a Saturday night at 7pm. Of course, we knew this would be a busy time but we had a reservation and were sat right when we arrived. When the server brought bread and butter we noticed there was no silverware on the table, we had asked her to bring some over but she only brought knives because the rest of the silverware was in the dishwasher. When she came for a beverage order, we weren’t prepared because we never received a beverage menu. When we ordered our food, we waited 40 minutes to receive our soups/salad because the computer system supposedly broke. After our soups and salad we waited another 30 minutes for our entrees. All the food we had was tasty, but the service was just incredibly poor.

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WilliamW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Our server Donna made our dining experience quite nice for our family, and was especially accomadating for my autistic son.

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RayM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great, food was delicious, and the lighting set the mood.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library IV is one of my favorite restaurants. It is also my favorite "Go To" restaurant for taking friends and relatives because of the consistent quality experience of Brian and his wonderful staff.

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Jean
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service, and food! Loved the prime rib, salmon, and our grandson loved the filet! Delicious!

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Tracey
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thought their steak taste better than Ruth Chris!

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vipJenniferC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious as always. The people next to us asked for the fireplace to be turned on and we were literally sweating the entire dinner. It was 70 degrees outside. Also, my sister ordered and Long Island ice tea and couldn’t even drink it. She said it was horrible. Last month when we were there I ordered a cosmo and the same thing happened. This time I stuck with an unsweetened ice tea. Food is amazing-drinks not so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

It was awful. The food was ok and the waitress was good. However, the ambiance was terrible. No music, you could hear people chewing their food next to you. We asked if they could have some music and they said “yes sure” but they never did. They ignored or request of having a better table with music. It was so boring. I would never go back.

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WilliamR
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for 40 years. Great food, friendly staff. An unbeatable combination.

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TerriC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the area!! We love going there and are never disappointed. The food, the staff, the atmosphere, and the owner are all fabulous. The filet is the best I've ever had - well worth the price.

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johnm
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, we both had filet mignon with a baked potato. Also, our lobster based soup was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Let me just say this was a dinner we’ll never forget. Food was excellent. Hostess was very friendly and accommodating even though we were 15 minutes late. We celebrated my daughters 4th birthday and she still is talking about it. The owner took my three children, youngest one was a little to young, into the back to prepare their own desserts and ours. They absolutely loved that experience and they did a great job. I just want to say thank you again for being so kid friendly and making that memory for them. Oh, and don’t let me forget the kind bus boy that brought over children’s book from the Library’s Library lol.

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tonym
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Night Great food and awesome drinks. Waiter was the best.

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vipDanielB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipgreatnightout
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Library IV is my family's favorite restaurant, hands down. Food and service always excellent.

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EileenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a couple of years since we have been there. It was nice that the food was very consistent. Very good. Thought it was a little pricey but good. We will return soon as there was about 6 things on the menu I could have ordered.

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viptracey
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter was not great. He never offered us specials so we did not know there were specials until the waiter offered them to the table next to us. Service was slow, we waited for our drinks and had to ask for refills more than once.

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vipSharonD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My steak was overcooked, but I ate it. I'm sure they would have given me another one if I had asked.

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SallyA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait for the salad bar to come back . Entrees were just as good as always. Best steaks around

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Library IV is rated 4.6 stars by 1589 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.