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About Library IV

The Library IV is an independently owned restaurant that has been serving the best steaks, and seafood in the area for the last 30 years.The atmosphere is casual and comfortable

1030 North Black Horse Pike
Williamstown, NJ 08094
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Wed : 4:00pm - 10pm Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 11:pm
Sunday 3:00pm -9 30 PM

Cross Street:
Black Horse Pike and Lake Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(856) 728-8064

Website:
http://libraryiv.com/

Entertainment:
Music in the lounge and bar Friday and Saturday.

Executive Chef:
Martin Hanmore

Private Party Facilities:
Two lovely rooms. Back room accommodates up to 45 guests. Our Sunroom can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Brian O'Keeney: (856) 728-8064

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Library IV Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (16)
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Casual (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Live Music (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was fantastic and our server Janice was very nice and attentive!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Friendly welcomed by staff & Server Dan outstanding attending to our table on a busy Saturday night

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food
Fast seating ! No wait

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Not impressed at all. Everything we had was basically tasteless. Service was great. All the employees very friendly. Crab and Lobster bisque had no flavor. Tasted like flour. My wife and I both had steaks and although cooked nicely, really had no flavor.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best salad bar ever. I usually get filet and fried shrimp and its always good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is our first time dining here. My daughter and I came here to celebrate my birthday. I'm highly recommend this place!
My waiter was very friendly and very helpful. We met the chef while we're ordering our dinner. Totally different styles restaurant, you'll walk to the dinner order area and order your dinner with the chef. Then all you can eat salad bar. Surprisingly the waiter told us that he owner is buying me the cake for my birthday! And we met him too, nice people here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything on the menu is great! Surf & Turf, Crab Cakes, and prime rib all a must. Very nice salad bar... give this place a try! You won’t be didsapointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is the place for reasonably priced steak and salad bar dinner. The salad bar is a meal in itself if you want to pass on the beef or fish.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Brian the owner does a great job along with his staff. Fresh seafood and delicious steaks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a tale of the "good news and the bad news".

The good news is, the Library IV is probably one of the nicest of the Library restaurants I have been to! It was clean, more modern looking but yet had the "charm" of the books and the like. Also on the good, the staff was friendly and attentive and the salad bar was fresh and full of choices.

For the bad news, I hate to say it but the steaks were just, well, eh. My girlfriend and I both had the Sirloin and both agreed it was very bland. Even some salt and pepper couldn't help it. It was cooked as we requested (medium rare) but it was just pretty flavorless. Honestly, I could cook a better steak at home for a heck of a lot cheaper. For their price point, I was expecting better. Sadly, my GF and I left deeply disappointed.

Will I try it again? Maybe. Perhaps it was an off night. In the meantime, I'll stick to my own steak at home.

Tags: Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overpriced, salad bar was a mess, needed to be refreshed with food items. We were told we could choose either a baked potato or rice for a side with our steak. After we got our meal we saw several tables getting twice baked potatoes or fries with their meal. Was not a very good experience for the price we paid. Two people one appitizer, stuffed mushroom which were very small for $10.00, we each had a steak, total of three beers and the bill was $100.00. Very expensive for the quality and atmosphere. Once we left we remembered why we hadn't been there in years. Probably won't return.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Empty restaurant at 6pm is always a concern. Seated at really bad table (ton of tables to pick from). Asked for another table. They gave me the second worse table in the place. After 20 years of going there, I'm done. Good luck Brian!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Smelled musty and stale inside. Everything is all carte. Dirty glasses can(2 of 4), dirty silverware (1 of 4), dirty plates at salad buffet. No acknowledgement of 55th bday we were celebrating, though it was noted in our reservation. Very expensive

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had a fabulous dinner with my hubby and sister in law! Great salad bar and our dinners were perfection! Brian stopped by our table to visit which made our even complete! Cannot wait to go back! Servers are phenomenal and drinks were perfection! Great attention to service and very attentive to customers!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Decided to try out this restaurant for my wife's birthday. Was not disappointed. Very unique, good food, friendly staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food is fantastic. Great service too! I would recommend this place for any special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always, we had a great experience at Library IV. I was expecting a larger crowd on a holiday Friday evening, so it was a pleasant surprise to get a reservation at the time we wanted and to be seated and served immediately. Just keep going back because it's always a great experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Perfect meal ! Always a great dining experience . Steak was perfection and salad bar was amazing .

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Two of the four meals not very good the steak was over cooked the blacked salmon was not blacken the soup was not delivered for the price not very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We always enjoy the Library! Best food and an awesome salad bar!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We've been here countless times, with usually having great food and service. This time my filet was well done when I ordered medium, and the service was not quite up to par. We were last there a few months ago, and both times we were able to get a last minute reservation. This was something we couldn't get in the past. Ownership may want to look at my comments above as to the reason why that may be possible.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

GreatealKelly did a great job

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great as usual the staff is friendly and attentive the food great thanks guys

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We were not happy with our experience. The place was covered with carpet that smelled old. The food was just ok. The kids wanted to leave. We were celebrating my husbands birthday, I felt so bad for choosing this place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We went for my birthday on a friday nite expecting a good steak dinner and a nice quite atmosphere which is usually the norm here ,except for when the chuckie cheese group came in with there kid running around ,knocking over drinks, hollering , someone coughing constantly all over . I know this wasn't the Librarys fought or the wait staff ,who you could see was also annoyed but, the food was good as always , just wish we could have enjoyed the evening better .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our food was delicious! Our waiter was an awesome guy. I wish I remembered his name.
We ordered surf and turf which never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The library is always quality food quality people really enjoyed our evening out would recommend this restaurant for a A great meal with excellent ambience

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The Library is known for their selection of meats that are cut to order...no disappointment there. The prime rib and rack of lamb were excellent. We also had the halibut special which was excellent.
Service was good at the start but then it seemed like we were forgotten and it took forever to get the check. The quality of the meal outweighs the service.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Although we probably didn't need a 5pm reservation as they weren't crowded yet, shortly thereafter the place was busy. I'm happy they accept reservations!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Had onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes with mignon tips, very tender. I need more flavor, garlic, rosemary, or beef flavor in liquid something. If I closed my eyes and chewed, I felt like upscale dinner. Kudos to prep or purchasing of their meat, it was over and beyond tender! It just needed other flavors. tomatoes were mush, not enough mushroom.
Oysters Rockefeller, spinach , cheese taste. Had some down on St Augustine Beach a couple of weeks ago, not just the taste of two ingredients.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 27, 2017

My daughter loves coming here for her birthday dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Always a positive experience. Food is consistent and the service is friendly. The owner is present and greets diners. This personalized contact make the diner feel welcome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Not our first time at this Library. Nice salad bar, filet cooked just right and good dessert menu.

The dining room is "a little stuffy". Better ventilation is needed.

Tags: Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great food & great service. This was our first time and the staff was very accomodating.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The steaks were amazingly tender and flavorful. Excellent food, excellent service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went for Fathers Day expecting to wait to be seated because of the holiday. Reservation was for 6:00, we were seated at 6:20, not bad for a holiday! Food as ALWAYS was wonderful. The staff was very busy but very attentive. Every time we eat there we are guaranteed to run into locals. Repeat customers are always good advertisement.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was excellent, been coming for years..loved the cocktails, salad bar is the best, overall this is a wonderful place

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Father's Day

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always a great meal. Wide variety of entrees. Known for handcut steaks but always have fish and seafood options. Meal includes a fabulous salad bar. Live music on weekends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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