The Library Kitchen + Lounge

4
32 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
We are a restaurant rich with Delta heritage, and our food reflects this. You will find our food influenced from southern traditions and the Mississippi Delta with a touch of cajun.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 32 people are saying
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4.0
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4.1
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4.1
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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had reservations for 7pm. Got there and they said we had to pay a cover. Their Facebook showed that the cover did not start till 8 for the show at 9. Mgr let us sit down without paying after we showed the facebook post but after we ordered drinks they reversed tone and wanted the cover. Desided it was not worth dealing with and left. If mgmt cannot decide on how to run the front how bad must the back be? Will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was not great. Tasted like a lit of stuff came from boxes and cans.

LJ
LadyJ
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere was good. Service great. Greens were salty but I assume it was an off night because my aunt faved about how good they were in a previous visit. Chicken in cheese dip was tuff. Cousin complained her pork chop was rough and one relative fish was not cooked inside. The fried green tomatoes were a hit.
The band was good.
Once they get the food right, it will be the place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

we left after an hour had elapsed from when we ordered (waffle & breakfast with eggs, bacon, biscuits). server kept “checking on our food”….but it never showed up. very confusing. paid for our drinks and left. no guesture for the horrific service was offered aside from an apology. unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They smoke all the meats there. Smoked wings and burgers were great.

BB
vipBetsyB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun lunch stop for us! Service was great and food very good. Collards with my brisket very flavorful and spicy. Really enjoyed them. My daughter ordered chicken and waffles- she LOVED the chicken. Frozen margarita was delightful on a very hot day too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
35 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall this place could be so much better with a lil more vibe and personality. Came here on a Saturday morning at 1130am and the place was basically "dead". It wasn't as inviting as I would've expected. The waitress was decent and the food over all was hot. Just needs more ambiance which would increase patrons and drive up hospitality. Huge potential here

TM
TMorgan
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time plus we had great seats! Our waitress was polite, personable, and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitstaff DeeDee was very attentive and helpful. She was knowledgeable in regards to the menu and offered suggestions. Candy the manager stop by and welcomed us ensuring we would DEFINITELY be back. The atmosphere was festive and had a blast! Thanks for making our first experience out after quarantining a memorable one!

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TimE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Live Music was The BOMB!
Mallory Everett was amazing to listen to while we enjoyed our dinner. Had so much fun we stayed until 11:30 , reservations were at 7:30 definitely recommend it!!! 🤙🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

First time there. Sat immediately with our reservation. Staff was friendly, our server wasn’t very attentive. We received appetizer and had to ask for napkins and silverware. Almost done with app before napkins were received and we didn’t receive plates or silverware. The entrees took quite a bit longer than the app did. When food arrived, 3 meals arrived 4 was 7-10 minutes later. Still need silverware and now we are out of beverages. That took a gentleman walking by when I was getting up to ask for some. A lady that brought the entrees was asked for silverware and refills and we didn’t get until gentleman got involved. The live music was great but a little in the loud side for a Sunday lunch. Food was fantastic though! Love the lay out of the restaurant and will probably go back at some point. Just hope the server will be more organized.

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DivinaM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Food took almost two hrs to receive and some food we never received.
Horrible service and management!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The waitstaff was really struggling I could tell. My food was ok just not hot. It was very hard to reach my server at times even when it was time to pay and go.

Willing to try it again another time.

DH
DanielleH
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We ordered food and didn’t get any food on the table for almost 2 hours.

JM
JodieM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was great. The band was awesome. The service was extremely slow. Loved the atmosphere and the windows..

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vippaulcooks
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I will not be returning to the library. Been there a few times and experience continues to worsen. Last attempt my RSVP got cancelled by establishment. Horrible wine selections, poorly crafted cocktails, oblivious staff and nothing special to make me want to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. We were the first table in the restaurant so it was very quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service was bad. Clearly they are under staffed. Our server did his best but you can tell he had to much going on. Our drinks took 30 minutes. The food took 45 minutes and my friend’s food had no seasoning. The fires were cold. Need better management and organization.

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BradD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place and good food. Live music and lots of TVs for sports.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Brunch on Valentine’s Day was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Do not order any cheese dip, unless you love it from a can. 🤮

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Management is lacking therefore employees don’t know what they’re doing. After waiting 10 minutes for them to get us a table with a reservation... we sat for another 10 minutes with no waiter to come by and even talk to us or get us some waters. Restaurant was not even half way full. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great but it took a long time to get it and to get all of it, only a few dishes came out at first and then two dishes were forgotten entirely. But the food was great when it did arrive. Seemed like the place was understaffed. And the coffee was BAD.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch stop on a Saturday. Restaurant was surprisingly not busy when others in the area had lines out the door. Maybe it’s not well known or the light drizzle kept others from walking another block or two? Well, they missed out! Food, service, atmosphere were all outstanding. We will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Jennifer (Jen Young) was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was delicious. Drinks were good. Our waitress wasn’t very good. Had an attitude. I believe her name was Love.

PJ
PJohnson
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Slow service on a slow night. Food was nothing to get excited about, plus side is the drinks are strong.

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TimH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food and staff are wonderful. I would recommend it to everyone.

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vippaulcooks
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I get that the library is a bar but would appear they are going for more of a higher quality gastro pub style. Wines on the list are horrible. Cheap items just to offer an option. Bar tables and chairs are uncomfortable and ineffective

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Jesse
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Live music and a great time out on a date. Good variety of food and drinks. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music

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Foodies
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible snd the atmosphere was fun! Music was loud but good and service was excellent.

FAQs

The Library Kitchen + Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 916-9826.

The Library Kitchen + Lounge is rated 4 stars by 32 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.