The Library

4.7
696 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.

Please contact the restaurant for large parties of 8 or more. Security deposits may be applicable.
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FabienneA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoy our dinner ambiance & service were superbe. Being French would have like more French dishes. Tkx

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RayK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly overpriced, but worth it for a special occasion. French onion soup was a little too salty but delicious. Food, ambiance, service by Ryan all excellent.

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JoyZumba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If there was any greens on Turkey dinner plate, it would be fantastic. Too much carb, mash potatoes, mash sweet potatoes, candid carrots were too overwhelming.

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vipangel
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful the setting was nice.
The server Paul was awkward, he rushed us to order drinks and dinner and tried to discourage us from ordering the pan fried filet which is what we wanted. Not sure why. Then he had to come out to our table and cook it. Maybe that’s why? he was really weird and we felt uncomfortable.
I asked him why is it called the Library, he said because of all the books, seemed sarcastic. I said “seriously?” He said “ look up”. I was wanting to know how it became “ the Library. “
The steaks were ok for $49 the champagne peach cheesecake was to die for. he stood there and cooked our steak in silence. Was so weird. We watched the other servers and they seemed to be a lot friendlier.
nice place but expensive. 88 keys was closed. We thought it was open. We wanted to go there and listen to some music.
If we didn’t have him as our server we would have had a wonderful time.

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Fran
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked into the building we were treated with the utmost in service. Our server Ryan was fantastic, he was always there to answer questions and to make sure our time there was great, by the way he cooked at table side a wonderful Steak Diane for my wife on her birthday. a Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved this restaurant! Best restaurant we have eaten then since moving to Myrtle Beach. Lovely atmosphere, food was impeccably prepared and the service was wonderful! We will definitely return! Thank you for a wonderful dinner and evening out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Would highly recommend

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SCbump
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Brought my own 14 year old wine. Waiter started pouring without tasting. All wine glasses are the same.
Not indicative of a high end restaurant.

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AlisonL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food quality was mixed. She crab soup VG, Onion soup Very Salty; Ceasars salad VG, balsamic Very sweet not in a good way; Scottish salmon VG, seafood trio..off menu appetizer..was $80...lobster was VG, crab was VG shrimp..moushy.....we will not return. I have been to many places and spent more money and smiled all the way home and returned... sadly after all the hype about the dining quality..the food was disappointing. Bobby was a good server..but the chef is too heavy with sweet and salt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and our server, Brian was outstanding!

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LindaB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful tableside service on my Ceasar salad and the Steak Diane. Our server Paul was attentive and friendly. The wine list is exceptional. The seafood trio appetizer and the featured fillet steak were also very good.

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JEMM
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as usual. Fun with family very pricey though

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RuthW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a wonderful dinner. The drinks the food and the staff were just amazing. It exceeded my expectations.

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JosephD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply marvelous. Go. Bring a charge card. You will not be disappointed.

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vipAnonymousFoodie
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special restaurant where everything is made from scratch. Great cocktails, wine list, and food. Highly recommend it. We can’t wait for our next time.

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KarenC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. And Michael was a great waiter. Love this place. Well worth every penny.

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vipHenryTucker
Greensboro
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Visited this “new” location several years ago and was severely disappointed. Not as good as their old location. Had not gone back although I live in the neighborhood. Trouble getting reservations at my usual go to’s so decided to try again. Really glad I gave it a try. The food was excellent, the service was also excellent. I would say this is one of the top 5 restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Ambiance is ok, could be a little classier for the price point (fake video fireplace) but the food and service makes up for this small issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited, it was our honeymoon. The server, Michael, was great. He gave us a special desert we loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service & food! The Mushrooms, She Crab Soup, Lamb and Salmon were wonderful & the Bananas Foster was divine!

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CTSusan
Caribbean
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, felt like we were back in France. The service was truly outstanding.

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vipBigDave
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in MB, Bobby was the best waiter, everything was perfect for my birthday dinner!

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vipRenataW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close 2nd to Hall's Chophouse downtown Charleston... waiter was exceptional

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AnnL
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive. The mints were great.

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vipPatricia
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Library was excellent. Food and service worthy of any 5 star restuaranu

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JeffB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

39th Wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was definitely not associated with the cost of the food, no ambiance at all. The food was awesome, but still seemed overpriced. The special are great but are communicated w/o costs. Even ordering water was a trick which resulted in a $10.00 charge. Again, the food was excellent, but not worth the price.

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Ronaldo
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, with a creative menu. Enjoyed great cocktails. Great service from Bryan and we enjoyed talking with him. Highly recommend.

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special occasion, celebrating our 60th anniversary. The food and service was great and we enjoyed the special room all to ourselves. A big thank you to Bobby, our waiter. He did an excellent job explaining the features of the evening and offering suggestions.

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Shane
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience at the library! Thought we would go with the traditional menu items but took a leap of faith and listened to our waiter regarding specials. We were delighted with the seafood trio appetizer, Caesar salad table side was the best I have ever had and the steak special was amazing.

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Luthien
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant, and it was an A+ fine dining experience. Upscale without being pretentious. Small intimate space, softly lit, walls actually lined with books, pleasant attentive staff, delicious food, great wine list. Would absolutely go again!

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SJeats
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I treated ourselves to a wonderful dinner. Paul our waiter was wonderful He was attentive and explained all the specials with such vividness we ordered almost all of them. My filet was cooked to perfection and the salmon special was delicious.

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KarenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was incredible. My server Brian was kind, patient, and courteous. He also had a great sense of humor. Often times a single female dining alone gets ignored, it's just a fact... but I couldn't have had better service, attention from the manager that stopped by to see how everything was, and such a beautiful setting. I highly recommend the "she crab" soup. Yes I know it's on everyone's menu in SC, but this is truly special.. I'll leave that for you to discover. The lamb chops were spectacular, accompanied by carrots made with Gran Marnier... sublime. I went for the cherries jubilee definitely better to share with 2-3 other people. The wine list did not disappoint and had fabulous options from every price point. I enjoyed a delicious bordeaux. You must experience this gem. And be sure to go to 88 keys, the next door piano bar, so fun. Owned by same as the Library. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the food & service. Our waiter was great.

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JoeT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food ! Wonderful European style ambiance.. Will definitely go back !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ryan was very outgoing and detailed. I gave instructions on what I wanted to do and the night was perfect thank you so much.

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vipAkin
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Above all else the service here was the best! Attentive, but also left us alone.

The food was really good as well. This place is worth the visit. It is small (only about 10 tables) so reservations recommended.

Definitely on my list of dinner places when I visit.

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JosephB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might be one of the best overall experiences we ever had. From the food to the service this was A++

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JamesH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library is a wonderful restaurant with great food, superb service and a very relaxing ambiance. Shad has a well trained staff that automatically sees to your every need. A new delight was discovering the 88 Keys Piano Bar right next door is also owned and operated by Shad and the Library family. If you want world class food and service, this is the place to be.

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DonaldB
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library Restaurant is always an excellent dining experience. The food is always top notch, the atmosphere is always comfortable and the service is always superior. Waiter Bobby Hill really goes out t of his way to deliver superior service.

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IsaacO
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most amazing dinners I have had, the entire experience was well worth the trip we made here. I will be recommending this restaurant to everyone I know!!!

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SusanT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for special occasions, was my husbands 77 Birthday. Have frequented several times. Great!!

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The Library is rated 4.7 stars by 696 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.