The Library

4.7
1238 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The Library, the familiar aroma of coffee, the promise of a delicious meal, and the anticipation of friendly buzz will offer a reprieve from the daily chaos. It is where the community as a whole comes to refill their cup, both proverbially and, often, quite literally. You will find dining options both inside and outside, as well as at the bar. For walk-up service, our pastry counter offers coffee, tea and pastries throughout the day. We look forward to serving the community, visitors, and hospital staff alike.
George Peabody believed in the power and importance of education in the lives of others; one of his many legacies is The George Peabody Library, built in 1957 in Baltimore.
Johns Hopkins was inspired by his close friend George Peabody to use his great wealth for the public good. The collaboration between these men and the institutions they created is the inspiration for our restaurant, located in the Research & Education Building at the Johns Hopkins All Childr

Experiences

  • Tacos and Tequila at The Bar

    Multiple dates available

    Every Tuesday from 4p-Close we will offer an additional small menu that will include Chef's choice of tacos, a few small apps, and our delicious margaritas. This experience will only be available at the bar on Tuesdays.
  • Wine Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Come experience half price of all bottles of Wine and Champagne on Wednesday's only.
  • Bourbon Thursday

    Multiple dates available

    Every Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, enjoy your choice of either a bourbon or scotch flight with Chef's choice of accoutrements.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1238 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkeiths
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa was awesome !! I would highly recommend The Library

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vipKarenA
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Scallops very tasty, salmon excellent. will definitely return

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vipLexi
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Interesting menu and everything we ate was perfectly executed. Jalapeno margaritas were delicious and the brussel sprouts crispy and nice and hot. The cauliflower appetizer was sweet and a little spicy-just perfect. For entrees we loved the creamy mushroom pasta and the crispy snapper was excellent and done just right. Outdoor seating was comfortable and the music wasn't too loud for conversation. All in all The Library was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be back!

The Library
Responded 20 hours ago

Hi Lexi, Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you got to enjoy some of our specialty dishes. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Marissa - Restaurant Manager

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NatashaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This was my third visit at the Library and it did not meet my expectations. My prior visits were top notch experiences due to great service and amazing food. During this recent visit, the food was great. However, the service was very poor. The server seemed to cater to bigger parties and neglect us. We waited 15-20 minutes before she took our orders. When she arrived at our table she seemed annoyed and just stood there. I had to say hello first and give her my order. She didn’t ask us... Next, We asked for straws, she left to get them and when she returned she literally threw them on the table without saying a word. My friend couldn’t believe that I bragged about this place so much, they said they would never return. I’m hoping this was just a one time mishap because I really like this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the breakfast burrito so much!! And i love the nice atmosphere here will go again!~

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OscarC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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DrBirchwood
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, outstanding service, unique interior. Check out books on shelves!

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vipCherylR
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are consistently excellent. Cheese board was fabulous!

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Dana
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so kind and helpful very friendly and attentive waitress. The food was phenomenal and filling. Great pricing! I highly recommend.

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vipLeslieM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night. Food was really good and service was excellent!

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday celebration here at lunchtime! Service and food were both great!

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PhilippeR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal here! Absolutely love the atmosphere and theme! Service was excellent. Our server was Erin P. She was very accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our meals. The Benedict was amazing. We had it without the pork belly. My son loved the breakfast burrito. The cinnamon bun was okay. It was really tough. Was hoping for something more soft. The icing wasn't as good as many I've had. It was really thick. The avocado toast was good especially with the addition of the egg whites. Someone else at our table got the French toast and said it was the best he'd ever had in his life. It definitely looked like it! I'll have to try that next time. Overall great brunch experience. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
72 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our service and food were great! The restaurant is however very loud! We were there for Sunday brunch and even at a limited capacity just from the sheer design of the space it’s going to be a loud restaurant. Great photo ops wonderful Bar!

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JefL
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok food. Crowded. Noisy. Tough to find parking and busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous-great food, service, ambience.

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melenad
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST FOOD EVER EATEN! The French toast was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Great service, quiet, super cute!!

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AbigailD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible!

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vipAshleighB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was decent, would not recommend the chicken, but the burger was really good, although the quality was not much better than say McDonald’s. I went here as a promposal and it was super awesome, maybe don’t come here for dinner but, definitely come for desert, some of the best cookies ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and great meal !!

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vipdev22
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing ambience. The Decour is chic and simple and just makes you feel like you’re in a different space space. JaLessa (sorry if spelled wrong) but she was delightful and super sweet. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience at The Library. The food and cocktails are delicious. Kat, our server did an amazing job checking in on us and provided great recommendations on cocktails. We had some constructive criticism to offer on one of the dishes we ordered and Kat was so open to the comments. She also said the head chef appreciated us providing feedback as not many people do.

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DavidR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was awesome. The food is amazing. The French toast in particular is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The seating can be somewhat tight as the host/hostess attempts to maximize occupancy. I would suggest making specific reservations for the table you prefer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Service was good. I thought it was a little pricey for what you get. Crying kid out on the patio, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault.

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vipJustineS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We shared the Cinnabon roll and blueberry muffin which were fantastic! We also split the breakfast flatbread (amazinggg) and the poppy pancakes which were also lovely but very filling.

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PatrickB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little loud but service was very good and the food was great except for the mushrooms. Could be personal preference.

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viprestauranteer
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was superb; however no military discount offered. Honor those who precut this country, please.

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Grace
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived and were greeted and seated promptly to the courteous knowledgeable waiter and wonderful food, our experience at The Library could only be described as outstanding!

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DawnB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great creative cocktails, free parking, superb service and the unique atmosphere was nice. Tables need to be a bit further apart

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AlanaB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful. The food was to die for same with the sangria. Definitely my favorite restaurant during my trip to St. Pete

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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was great and so was the food. Different options for cocktails as well

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vipHLC1704
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there several times and never disappointed. Excellent wait staff with helpful recommendations. Some interesting and unusual food preparation well worth exploring.

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MichelleR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library is great. I highly recommend it. The look and feel is super cool. The food was amazing!

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vipCathyC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bourbon tasting was very nice. The charcuterie board that came with it was delicious and plentiful. We also enjoyed the Brussel sprouts and cauliflower appetizers.

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vipWinonaer
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My parents and I went to The Library for dinner tonight and it was lovely. We were traveling for Spring Break and wanted more of a high end local dining experience away from the beach and Spring Break crowds. This totally fit the bill! We had been eyeing The Library for awhile and were thrilled to finally be there! We ordered the Chef’s Board (it did not disappoint) and then each ordered a salad. I had the Black Pepper Burrata Salad (fan freaking tastic)! I also had The Librarian cocktail which seemed to be a take on a Negroni. LOVE! We ended with dessert. I had the tiramisu. Other items ordered: Spinach Salad, Arugula Salad, Bananas Foster Coffee and seasonal ice cream (which was a raspberry and dark chocolate or something) and a Jalapeño Margarita. All fantastic. Service was great! Well done The Library!

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vipFoodie1
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book this place now!! You will not be disappointed. It is incredible! The service was excellent. We both had steaks that were cooked to perfection and tasted heavenly. They also do 1/2 off all bottles of wine on Wednesday. Pro Tip: you must get the brownie dessert with peanut butter ganache. It is one of the best desserts I have ever had.

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LorenaK
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a delicious lunch with my girlfriends at The Library. Perfect place to have a great meal, ambiance and amazing service.

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LisaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Recommend to any foodie

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vipAshleyO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a random location but food is amazing!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Library using the Order Online button. The Library also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Library also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 369-9969.

The Library is rated 4.7 stars by 1238 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.