The Library

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423 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Please contact the restaurant for large parties of 8 or more. Security deposits may be applicable.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great steaks! Attentive wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining, steaks, and seafood in Myrtle Beach. Ask for Bryan

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AlecS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the filet was the best I'd had in quite some time! The garlic mushroom appetizer had great flavor as well. Service was outstanding, Jason did a great job.

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vipDateNightDiners07
Raleigh
106 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal & the ambience was so romantic. Will definitely go again when visiting Myrtle Beach.

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annam
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simply elegantly prepared, fresh and delish.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous meal- we had Stead Diane prepared table side- perfect- salad with balsamic- great - mango mojito- wonderful- potato and carrots were the sides they were fine- then we had Banana Foster prepared table side- out of this world- we have eaten at a lot of nice restaurants over the years and this one rates right up with the best. Brian was our server and he took good care of us! We will be going back!

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r09ster
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love The Library. The food is always superior and unmatched to anywhere you could go. Fine dining is not easy to find in SC so The Library is a gem.

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PatP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was excellent. Staff as totally professional. Service was better than most NYC top shelf restaurants I have been to. Food prepared to perfection (had the Salmon with crab topping). Wine list was very good. If in Myrtle Beach, a must go to spot.

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Travis
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Great place to try once!

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vipGregH
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting The Library. Atmosphere and Decor were great, well decorated and gave me the feeling I was having dinner in an early 1900's English Library. Our server, Bobby, was professional and took pride in his craft. The chef prepared each course with his own unique touches that surprised us, which is something that I truly appreciated. I travel a lot and find myself spending more time looking for the best restaurants, and always looking for the best experience possible. My experience eating at The Library is one that I would definitely share with my friends who are visiting the Myrtle Beach area.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, just a little too pricey!!!

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vipBoopstr
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wine quality, prepared and presented in an outstanding manner.

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MorganJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have vacationed to Myrtle Beach many times and this restaurant never disappoints. By far, the best cuisine, service, and ambiance in Myrtle Beach.

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binaround
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambience. Will definitely go back and would recommend without reservation.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the Library on June 24, 2020. We had the entire dining room to ourselves for our 8:30pm reservation. Our server, Brian, was exceptional in every way. Service and food were well above our expectations.

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JimS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter Bryan was awesome. He took great care of us and had good conversation.

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SteveD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and flavorful

Our server was great. His knowledge of the menu and food preparation was at the level of TV personality

Overall a good experience - will definitely come again next time in South Carolina

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CWHerron
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I reserved dinner at The Library for our 29th anniversary. The food was outstanding and full of flavor. It is an intimate place and perfect for social distancing during the pandemic. The waiters were great. Brian was our main waiter. He was very pleasant and I would want him to serve us again. We are returning to MB in August and plan to eat here again.

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RichardA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Brian, was outstanding and the food prepared was exceptionally delicious !

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Travis
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for server Bobby Hill he is fantastic! Worth every penny.

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WilliamM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten at the Library for our anniversary the last 12 yrs. The food is always delicious. Highly recommend dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience dining at the Library. We plan to visit again.

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Impeccable service, top quality food, chef has some strange notions. A shame they had no local seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a little over priced. But it was very good, would go back for a special occasion.

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MichaelB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Shad, Chris and Liz were great
88 Keys with Jenny was a pleasant surprise

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wheelerpain
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 45 minutes earlier than our reservation time. Only to find that I had made the reservation for the wrong date. Thankfully they accommodated us with a table in the dinning room.
Other than the food being extremely delicious, our Sever Josh was the highlight of our night!!!
He was extremely professional and very engaging with my best friend and her eight year old daughter.
We not only found him as a terrific server but as a friend when we left.

We enjoyed the house mushrooms and couldn't believe how tasty the sauce was.
We also indulged in escargot, French onion soup, table side caesar salad, halibut, salmon, and lamb chops.
We were so full we unfortunately had no room for desert.

Josh and the whole staff at
The Library did a fantastic job ensuring our experience was top notch!

Also very clean restaurant with plenty of social distancing in place!

Bravo!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every single time

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vipMSilver
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , three courses served and prepared to perfection table side for a unique Myrtle Beach A plus experience in dining.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The she-crab soup was possibly the best I've ever had, I'd highly recommend!

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nancyB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was informative,yet unobstrusive.He was polite but not condescending.We enjoyed the ambience,sitting near the fire to be able to see the whole room if we wished. We had a delicious melblanc with our dinner.My husband had the seafood appetizer which included lobster tails,crab and shrimp.I had escargot which was delicious.We both had delicious filet mignon.Our dessert was a nice finish on the lovely evening.

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GeorgesP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome special occasion Restaurant
Great for Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries or special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great filet and rack of lamb! Very impressive!

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vipJoeyZ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to sit at the bar enjoyed the bartender Liz the maître d’ Chris was a pure gentleman. The owner and chef came out to greet us at the end of our meal everything was exceptional! We even enjoyed talking with other customers in the bar area. We are looking forward to going back and enjoying another delicious dinner!

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Chuck
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Halibut special and Filet special were excellent! We especially enjoyed the Dragonfly cocktail, but I thought that the Manhattan was a little unusual.

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TammieJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. A little overpriced. Great overall experience

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vipHarmonR
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The steaks were extremely well-prepared.

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jeanpma
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny, our waiter was spectacular!

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Rick
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dinner at The Library highlights how far fine dining in the US has come since the restaurant opened in 1974. That is not to say that dinner at The Library is bad, because it definitely is not. It is, however, to say that far better meals can be had for comparable money or less all throughout the region. The restaurant definitely has its highlights - the wine list is diverse and well curated and the bar offers an array of well-crafted cocktails, both classic and modern. We particularly enjoyed the she-crab soup, which is elevated from the norm by the inclusion of curry and jerk spices, which mesh perfectly with the soup. This is a great example of what The Library could be - a perfect blend of classic and modern.

Instead, much of the experience is staid and tired. I often order duck at restaurants; it's one of the few things I don't cook at home. I was saddened by the duck l'orange I received - seven thin pucks of well-done duck, swimming in overpowering, store-bought sauce. We were surprised to learn that the shrimp "scampi" comes in a hearty red sauce and accompanied by what seemed to be a half-pound of parmesan cheese. The six shrimp, at least, were hearty, fresh, and succulent, sauteed just perfectly.

Service was cloying. We asked out server for a minute to look over the wine list, he returned in under 30 seconds and stood over us while we tried to read. It took him five full minutes to describe the fish special, which could be summed up adequately as "Your choice of halibut or salmon, topped with fresh blue crab and finished with a champagne cream."

While I suppose The Library should be commended for the things they do well and their commitment to classical American fine dining, there are a number of restaurants in the area that deliver better and more modern food in pleasant settings for the same price or less. We're glad we revisited The Library, but won't hurry back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we go to The Library it never disappoints. The food is always excellent and The service is always exceptional. Danny,our waiter, is always exceptional and very attentive. We have been dining here for over 25 years. Danny and the food have kept us coming back. I would highly, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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