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The Library, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Library

4.6
4.6
1245 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
The only Three-star restaurant on the Grand Strand since 1974! Specializing in table-side service from the Caesar salad to Steak Diane to Bananas Foster. Come visit 88 Keys Piano Bar after dinner. Located right next door. Piano Bar hours are 7PM to 11Pm Wed thru Sat.

Please contact the restaurant for large parties of 8 or more. Security deposits may be applicable.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 448-4527
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Shad Velasco
  • Private party facilities
    During winter months we do offer private events. Minimums do apply. Please call for availability.
  • Neighborhood
    Myrtle Beach
  • Cross street
    66th Avenue North
  • Parking details
    Wheelchair accessible parking in front.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • Myrtle Beach

    Great for fine wines

  • Myrtle Beach

    Romantic

  • Myrtle Beach

    Good for special occasions

1,245 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Bobby, was outstanding! He made the evenings so much fun, and his knowledge and expertise regarding the meals was tremendous. We have spent this much money before on meals and while they were good, they were always lacking something. I would go back here in a heartbeat for the experience!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing a little pricey. Bobby our host was such an amazing person he definitely made the experience .

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing by date night experience! The woman that went over the chefs specials was exceptional!

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  4. EdwardC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. Ambiance was great. Presentation was awesome.

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  5. PeterB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food from appetizers through dessert. Fantastic wait staff, especially our waiter Ryan.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have excellent food and an equally amazing experience.

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  7. AndreaL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved all of the table side presentations (Caesar salad, bananas foster). Caesar salad was best I’ve ever had. Could cut the filet with a butter knife.

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  8. RJPAKP

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Second time at the Library, it was good but not 5 stars. Prices defiantly higher than noted on Open table…more like $35-$75 for entrees. Were sat by the door to the back of the house so lots of waiter transit close to our table during dinner. Drinks honestly didn’t taste like there was much alcohol(a Manhattan ) . Appetizers were fine not great, Caesar salad had too much dressing for our taste and the Romain seemed a bit beat up. My Fillet (medium rare) was more like medium, other parties Fillet was fine. Side veggies were a very small portion of baby carrots with one very small red potato, seemed odd there were no other side potato options for the steaks. Halibut was excellent. Waitress was pleasant and attentive however kept interrupting our conversation (we were visiting from out of town and catching up so lots to talk about)when she checked in rather than being a bit more subtle/waiting for an appropriate time to check in which is expected and a nicer place like The Library. Last time we dined it was 5 stars, that’s why we went back. Worth a visit but seemed pretty variable for the higher end prices. Wishing them well!!

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  9. JonW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are unmatched, and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a high end dining experience in a location that is full of tourist traps.

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  10. KSM62FL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at The Library. They asked on our reservation if we were celebrating anything and we informed them it was our anniversary. The server did not acknowledge it. At the table next to us, their server asked if they were celebrating anything. We were a bit disappointed by it.

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  11. halgolfs

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best of service and food, totally enjoyed our visit

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  12. JamesB

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is very good, and always has been. The issue is that is the exact same food ALL the time. Menu has not changed one bit in the 4 years we have been going here. Even the "specials" are exactly the same ALL the time. The kitchen was also very slow last visit. At this price-point, that just can't happen. It will a while before we come back unless things change up at some point.

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  13. LisaT

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Chris was amazing. He was very attentive, knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor and helped make our experience that much better. We started with the Bluetini and mango mojito. Both were finished very quickly because we couldn’t get enough. For appetizers we had shrimp and filet as well as the she crab soup that was out of this world. For dinner we had a halibut with crab on top special that was delicious as well as the steak Diane that is made table side. For dessert, we had the peanut butter cup cheesecake that is homemade. The meal from start to finish was incredible. We highly recommend this restaurant and Chris! Thank you!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and fabulous waiter. Had everything done at table which was so entertaining. Caesar salad was perfect; steak Diane was done perfectly and bananas foster was not too sweet. Our wonderful waiter added orange zest and lemon zest as it was flaming. Everything was over the top. That’s fine dining! Nancy and Billy Seddinger, North Myrtle Beach

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  15. JoelW

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tableside preparation of salad (Caesar), entree (Steak Diane), and dessert (Cherries Jubilee) was a truly wonderful experience. The waiter was engaging, entertaining, and very attentive to all our needs. The food was also delicious, complex, and perfectly portioned. The ambiance was very fancy and a bit eclectic, but the atmosphere among the wait-staff and even the other diners was warm and friendly. My wife and I dined at two other upscale, fine-dining restaurants while in Myrtle Beach this past week. However, after leaving the Library, we wish we would have just dined at the Library all three times.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the shrimp scampi. Fantastic. My wife had the duck. She likes it well cooked. Part came out undercooked. Not the chefs fault. My wife didn’t tell the waitress well done.

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  17. Sharon

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I dined at the library last night for the first time. I found it on open table and the menu looked good. I ordered escargot and chicken Chardonnay. My husband ordered Gruyère cheese and mushrooms and the halibut special. This was the only time I have ever had escargot served without some type or crouton. I seemed plain and tasted like it was missing something. My chicken Chardonnay was fine. My husband enjoyed his halibut. He really is a red meat eater but the lowest price meat on the menu was $52.95 for filet mignon. I had a cosmopolitan martini and my husband Tito’s on the rocks. I swear my martini had zero alcohol in it. When the bill came it was a whopping g $218 with tip!! My husbands halibut special was the same price as filet mignon. I do not feel that my meal was worth anything near the price we paid. I was disappointed.

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  18. MicheleP

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were talked into the appetizer by the wait staff that was not on the menu and we were charged $75.00 for it, there were 3 half lobster tails 4 pieces of shrimp and about a 1/2 cup of crab meet…for that price we could have ordered 2 entrees, so very disappointing to say the least. We specifically visited there for the duck and it was a very small portion, it was poorly seasoned and was chewy…half of the dish was not eaten. The wait staff let us sit for at least 20 mins after we finished eating and offered the excuse she was with other patrons.

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  19. gigi

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food!! Excellent waitress and side table food preparation!! Beautiful decoration!! I had an issue about the assigned table as they sat me against the wall. I did the reservation early through open table. The restaurant was half empty when we did arrived and they insisted that that was our only option as I did the reservation through open table and they didn’t managed??? I try to accept my seat but honestly, one of the reasons to visit this specific restaurant is to enjoy the fabulous ambiance imitating a classic old library and been seated against the wall was not nice. Fortunately I insisted and they call the manager who changed us of table. The first waiter almost through the napkins in our legs with too fast gestures. This fact is supposed to be part of the restaurant old French class style and she was kind of rude. She did talk too fast explaining options and showed discomfort when I did ask her to slower her speed. The manager assigned us a new waitress and table and everything went great after that, as I had expected to be upon the arrival.

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  20. GradyJ

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Library never disappoints. Great food. Great service.

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  21. RichardA

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our scrumptious dinner last evening at the Library and our dinner attendant, Ryan, did an outstanding job making sure we were enjoying our dinner and the service he was providing us. The filet magnon I had was the most tender I've ever eaten!

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  22. TimC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very special place to eat. Great service, great meal choices and a very comfortable place to eat, drink and visit with friends and family. They have a full menu and plenty of specials to choose from.

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  23. LLV2

    Washington DC

    410 reviews

    4.0

    410 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Don't like to be seated against a wall - especially on our anniversary. But there didn't seem to be an available two top that wasn't set up that way. Escargots and Caesar salad were both great. Halibut was good, not great. Filet was excellent with béarnaise. Wine options were solid, but vintages were a bit late. Server was top notch.

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  24. TimC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The escargot was a little tough at first. But the service was immaculate! The duck, lobster, soup, fish, desert were so perfectly done and tasty beyond belief. I almost hate to tell you as I don’t want it to get real busy. It was our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. A++++.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Steak Diane was amazing and my daughter,Alivia, forgot that there was mustard on it. She is only 12.

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  26. DonaldB

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love The Library. The food and service is always excellent. Chris and Bobby are always friendly.

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  27. BobM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the atmosphere at the Library. AMAZING!! Can’t wait to come back

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  28. VickiB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks, food, and our server Brian where top notch! Will definitely be going back. Everything was plated and presented by the staff perfectly. Highly recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bobby was phenomenal! He deserves a raise! We will definitely be back!

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  30. ElandKev

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Special place, fabulous food and Taylor was an excellent server.

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  31. ChrisG

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was very personable. The atmosphere was very unique and interesting. The food was very good. The drinks could use to be improved. My wife actually left a full $20 specialty drink because it tasted like straight margarita mix. The cost of the food was about $200 a person, which we felt was a little to high for what we got. Overall a very nice restaurant and we will definitely give it another try it again.

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  32. BabsNMe

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brian was great as our waiter. Everyone enjoyed their ordered meals. Topped off our get together with after dinner drinks at 88 keys next door.

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  33. Robby

    Charleston

    123 reviews

    3.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 1st time at The Library. Service was very good, with special mention to our waitress, Bre. Food was also good, but not outstanding. The mixed seafood appetizer, which was shared by 2, was good, but we were disappointed to see the shrimp were not the colossal size, but instead appeared to be jumbo at best. The lobster tails were small, and a bit stringy. The blue crab was the best of the 3; firm, well chilled and tasty. It’s odd that drawn butter was served with this cold platter (wasn’t used). The cocktail sauce was good. In my opinion, this appetizer was very overpriced considering the quality of what was presented. We ordered a Cesar salad, which when questioned, we were told the dressing is premade, with ground pepper already added. Unfortunately, I’m allergic so on the fly, our waitress offered to substitute it with a Romano dressing. We gave it a try, but it didn’t work well. Entrees consisted of the Scottish Salmon and the duck breast, which were both very good. Overall pretty good, but not 5 star worthy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Best Caesar salad I’ve ever had!

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  35. TomAmy

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant with very good service. Ambience just a bit lacking.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere and food was very good. Menu selection was limited. The waitress was combative and talked down to us not agreeing with our entrees selection. She ruined our experience so bad that we will never go back there.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Food was good. Price overall was a bit much for the experience but overall a good night out.

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  38. Hollyt

    New York City

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our new favorite restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere could not be better. When you make your reservation, request Brian

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  39. KennethG

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection. The Library never fails to be a superlative dining establishment for special occasions. Their staff is professional yet personable. Their menu is classically driven and delicious. Their wine list is impressive. An evening here coupled with their neighboring piano bar Eighty Eight Keys is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just a Saturday night.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an anniversary dinner here, and it was phenomenal. From the greeting at the front door to the end of our dining experience, everything was wonderful. The restaurant is quite quaint and unique, with a double row of book shelves lining the ceiling. It was a great place to celebrate a special occasion with intimate dining then a visit to the piano bar next door. The Scottish Salmon was ultra tender, cooked perfectly. The steak Diane is prepared table-side, and is really a treat to watch.

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FAQs

The Library is rated 4.6 stars by 1245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Library

6613 N Kings Hwy, Unit D, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Additional information

  • Cross street
    66th Avenue North
  • Neighborhood
    Myrtle Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Wheelchair accessible parking in front.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Shad Velasco
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (843) 448-4527
  • Private party facilities
    During winter months we do offer private events. Minimums do apply. Please call for availability.
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