The Library

4.6
651 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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LauraC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience1

It is is a very expensive restaurant for the waiter to forget my drink and never bring it to me, to not get any refill on my water, and to have a $50 steak cooked at the table. The service was poor, the food was okay. The restaurant is very small and to have our waiter cook the steak was odd! They said the salad was for 2 but brought it out on one plate set it in front of me then my husband had to scrape his portion off of my plate.

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vipPaulJ
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Definitely a treat for that special person in your life!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very up scale restaurant, the food is top notch and the service is 2nd to none in the area. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just really want an upscale dinner this is your place.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Awesome food. Clearly they have a chef that knows a how to balance flavors and cook seafood to perfection. I had the halibut, and it was awesome. Too often it’s overcooked, at times undercooked when the chef is new or intimidated. My dish was absolutely perfect. Halibut is unforgiving, seconds matter. This was perfection at its highest.

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EricaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience! It was a romantic birthday celebration and the hospitality and food top notch

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NYCBabs
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Extremely expensive. Never order the specials. They are 3 times the price of things on the menu. With 2 drinks it came to $406.00. That is without dessert.

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SPM16
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food but its a small intimate setting and there were a couple of large parties which made it difficult to hear.

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CrystalM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob’s service was OUTSTANDING his service is what made the experience exceptional! The food was AMAZING as well. I would definitely recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Definitely don’t get too attached to the menu until your hear the specials. We chose both a baked feta and mushroom cape for the appetizers and they were incredible. The aroma hit as Mr Fisher, our waiter, entered the room. Side bar-request the secret room for unique experience. The appetizers we chose are best for one person each.
The salads are large, very fresh, and the house dressings were amazing. There was table side preparation for the Caesar.
We tried a mango and traditional mojito for our drinks and they were outstanding. Fresh lime juice, mint muddled perfectly, and a good size.
For dinner we chose a filet special and a table prepared filet au poivre. Again, Mr Fisher delivered. He cooked my wife’s filet a perfect medium. My filet was a perfect medium rare. While mine was prepped in the kitchen and hers table side, they were ready at the same time. Outstanding timing here.
Be sure to save room for dessert. We had to take outs to go as we were completely full. Even the to go presentation was impressive.
Mr Fisher, our waiter, was absolutely as impressive as the meal itself. He knew the food history, stayed on top of our needs (without being intrusive) and generally was a pleasure to speak too. It was clear that he not only enjoyed his job but also enjoyed the food and understood the importance of experience. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, waitstaff knowledgeable and attentive, would definitely go here again.

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vipGerbs
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Not going back

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Food was perfect. Brian our waiter was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place

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Fran
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal at The Library was heavenly. I don't know what they did to my salmon but it was the most delicious piece of fish I have ever eaten. My husband's duck was cooked perfectly - moist and flavorful. Our server - Ryan Fischer was friendly, helpful and superb. I cannot rave enough about our experience at this wonderful restaurant. A true gem in Myrtle Beach.

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vintage12
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, seafood trio appetizer was excellent as well as the filet special

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vipGlendaR
Western KY
46 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was very attentive and helpful with suggested menu items. Great food and great presentation. Highly recommend the table side Caesar salad an Cherries Jubilee.

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Carolyn
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from start to finish and our waiter, Mykle, was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Unfortunate for us, we had a late seating. The staff were overwhelmed serving other tables. We had a change in our server about 1/3 of the way through the meal.

Our meal felt rushed. Our main course was served while we were still eating our salad and soup. Water glasses were rarely refilled.

Salad was over dressed and the lettuce was not bite size.
Salmon - had a “fishy” unpleasant taste - I should have sent it back.

Enjoyed the stuffed mushrooms, French onion soup and the lobster cocktail

Nice wine list; excellent mojito

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GregP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience but a little pricey.

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Superfreak
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Table side mixed Caesar was delicious as were our perfectly prepared filets!

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vipJaneK
Central Coast
74 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was delayed as our server was making table side Caesar salads for multiple tables. Specials were pricey. Wine on the higher side.

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Boaz
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Salmon and beef melted in the mouth - specialty is filet mignon. Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake was the best we have ever had. Coffee was weak. Vegetable sides were simple but well-prepared. Ambience was refined - Definitely a fine-dining establishment. Air temperature was a little too cold. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. A little pricey even for the upscale experience but still worth it.

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CharlesB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent and so was the service. The appetizer with the shrimp and lobster tail was superb.

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RobinJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything. This is a great place to eat dinner. Thanks for a great night.

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Kathy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We visited The Library while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and were very satisfied with the service and the food. It is a pricey meal out, but we did splurge for the occasion. Would absolutely recommend The Library!!

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vipHablacomida
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience, everything was perfect.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service and a very intimate atmosphere

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TedC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and the food was delicious. We would go back.

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randyC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we ever had in Myrtle beach. Bobby was an excellent waiter. Second time this year. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with Bobby as our server. We had filet, lobster and salmon dish from their specials and they were all spectacular. Library martini and mango mojito were also great! Def give this a try

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CurtisR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The dining area is very small, maybe ten tables so you can have a quiet dining experience. The service was great and the food was delicious. I’d make hotel reservations and the 4 hour drive just to go back.

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AnitaR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to The Library several times and it never disappoints. From the time you walk in the door you are treated like someone special. From the barmaid who could not have been nicer and made a great drink, to our waiter Chris who was phenomenal. He catered to our every need. The food as always was delicious. You could cut the steak with your fork. I definitely recommend if you have the opportunity to dine at the Library to do so.

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Laverne
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food was not good and over priced. I went for my birthday and I was disappointed

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PatriceandBob
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entrees were excellent, as always, and our server Ryan was outstanding.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It is said that Myrtle Beach is referred to as the Red Neck Riviera. Which in English means if it's expensive it must be good. This restaurant has a local reputation of the best there. Well, the appetizer was a special of Feta Sorrento: heated feta topped with what amounted to as spaghetti sauce. Having been to this dish's namesake, I never encountered such. Then the 6oz filet (the best you can get said the very chatty waiter, he chatted across the dining room and with other waiters) was gristly and overcooked (medium rare requested) and the accompanying single red potato was undercooked. It was also finished with a bourbon reduction and blue cheese with sautéed mushrooms on top. That pushed it into the just acceptable rating. A single glass of La Marca prosecco was >$10. A split was priced but was not available. At $90, which did not include tax and tip, the meal was rather overpriced. I did have better and less expensive meals elsewhere.

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vipTimothyG
Nashville
37 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food, everything about the Library is enchanting and full of class. Michael took great care of us and his recommendations, presence, and professionalism truly added to our experience. The food was beautifully presented and every bite exceeded the one before. This is a great treasure and a must place for an incredible evening.

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LouK
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there as me and my wife go out every Saturday for “date night”. Everything was perfect from the Library Martinis to our dinners . I had the she crab soup and undeniably the best I had in South Carolina. My wife had the Cesar Salad which was made in front of her. The twin Lobster tails were exquisite and huge and my wife had the duck which she simply said it was perfect. Meals aside , the waiter , Bobby couldn’t be more attentive than he was. The perfect waiter. I would ask for him again! Overall it’s the perfect place for an enjoyable dinner.

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vipShecksopinion
Key West
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Miss the old place but the food
Is still perfect as always will continue to return!!!

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BENC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Library is the best restaurant in Myrtle Beach. The food is excellent. We come here every time we are in the area.

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The Library is rated 4.6 stars by 651 OpenTable diners.

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