The Library

4.7
502 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.
What 502 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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4.2
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Foodguy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around. Food was delicious and the server Bob was great.

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SheilaS
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. The filet cuts like butter and the She Crab soup is the best in SC.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was amazing! We didn't do this, but ask for the wine cellar room or near the fireplace, if that is your thing.

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WilliamM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, and the staff take care of all of your needs! Love eating there!

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Wes52
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A great place for a special celebration. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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AmyR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my husband’s birthday and it was really a wonderful evening.

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience Bob was a fantastic waiter

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MichaelB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris does a masterful job of attending to our needs
Shad - the owner-was in the kitchen this evening
otherwise he would have said hello
the food was marvelous and atmosphere perfect
Thank you

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service; tasty food offered with broad menu. Table side prep of various items

JB
vipJohnB
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great looking place, inside and out; Brian, our server, was the restaurant's saving grace. I can not speak for my two table mates, but my carpaccio was the worst I have ever had. It appeared to be hand cut, thick, full of fat and gristle....terrible. My filet was overcooked to medium, vice medium rare. Disappointing food especially considering the inflated price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved ther place. My new favorite. I surely will visit again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish and lobster !!! The Caesar salad delicious!!

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Laurie
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy atmosphere and excellent food! Great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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JovankaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful and memorable New Year's Eve celebration. The French onion soup and baked feta were delicious appetizers. For one of the main courses, surf and turf medium rare filet mignon was prepared to perfection with flavorful sauce on the bottom and the lobster was cooked just right. The other two main courses, the filet mignon and the halibut were bursting with flavor. The highlight were the desserts, the banana foster and the cherries jubilee that were prepared in front of us, flambe'ed and tasted amazing.
It was the best occasion to usher in 2021 and forget 2020! Thank you!

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Amsweet77
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, highly recommend. Our server Brian was fantastic. Steaks were perfection!

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PJCosmo
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Table was ready when we arrived...we were seated right away...very attentive staff and waiter.....nice wine selection. Limited menu due to New Years Eve but plenty to choose from. Lamb was excellent and arrived exactly as ordered..halibut also served perfectly. My husband and I both ordered desserts....wish we had known they were so large...we could have shared one instead of ordering two...neither of us ate even a quarter of our servings. Otherwise everything was great!

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vipRonR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and excellent food!!

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earleh
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have visited several times and have always enjoyed the Library.

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WarrenH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Waiter was very slow. We sat 1/2 hour waiting for bread.
We come there 3-4 times a year.
Must have been waiters first night.
One of the fillets was very tough
First bad experience.

HM
HilaryM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is by far the best we’ve ever been to. Each dish was like an adventure. We cannot wait to go back.

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vipDrummer
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant I feel is one of the best restaurants in the MB area by far. On a 1-10 I give it a 12 for food, staff & presentation. If your in the area it’s a must plus they have a bar and Avery cool piano bar next door. Enjoy!

RT
Director of US Sales

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TomT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always superb and the service and atmosphere is excellent. The variety of offerings are excellent.

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GeorgeP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every aspect of fine dining restaurants. Great service, too.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Library! The service is impeccable, cocktails heavenly and food absolutely delicious. It's European style with many table side options. The Library does it very, very well. Every detail is attended to at this restaurant which is so refreshing in today's world. Go to The Library! You won't regret it!

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Happy
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fine dining experience. Tableside cooking done/excellent service/ every course was delicious. You will definitely feel welcome. A special rare upscale restaurant
and special place if you're looking for a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it. Beautiful setting. Our server was very sweet and charming. Food was amazing. Elegant vibe and romantic.

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KateC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian did a great job! The food was amazing. Definitely be back.

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LindaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!
Impeccable service!
Delicious food!
Will definitely return!

MC
MarkC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening... Brian was very professional...

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BrittneyK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful evening at The Library and the piano bar! Wonderful food and drinks and incredible service!

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RobertS
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overpriced turkey dinner and not very flavorful. Soup and dinner were served at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoyed!

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JoyceF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Thanksgiving! Food was amazing! The server was wonderful.

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High-end restaurant, great food well-prepared timely and great service. Highly recommended for those special dining occasions.

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SamuelP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and our server did a fine job. Problem is I forgot her name she was about 27.
Sorry memory faded a bit

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service here are always the best. I have dined at the library many times and have never been disappointed. While pricey, in my opinion, it’s absolutely worth it.

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dblbogie5
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining area is small and intimate but can be loud because of proximity to other diners.
Our server was outstanding.

JB
JimB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very elegant with excellent service, but no view to speak of

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KennethG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet elegance. Exemplary service. Superb food. One of the best restaurants I have dined in throughout many states.

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DennisR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Perfect for intimate dining.

FAQs

The Library is rated 4.7 stars by 502 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.