The Library (formerly The Peabody)

4.6
242 reviews
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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 within Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Half-Priced Bottles of Wine

Half-Priced Bottles of Wine up to $85, every Tuesday.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2019

Ends: March 22, 2118

Availability: Tue 8:00AM-10:00PM

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly awesome. Will be back... and soon!

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JM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away on the corners of the Johns Hopkins hospital this place is a true delight! Food is Ah-mazing, be sure to try to the grits, truly a bite of heaven.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful time at The Library for a prom night dinner, I have been to the Library with friends for brunch (amazing). Three of us were very happy with our meals (I got the Branzino which was amazing with couscous and the my friend got the steak-frites). The only disappointed party was our vegan. There was only one vegan option (which was an appetizer). She ended up taking everything off of a salad to make it vegan and was not satisfied. Overall great experience for most but would not recommend for those with very strict dietary restrictions.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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Indiana
58 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party of four was very happy with their food. Service was very good also. Hard to see this place from outside but we found it anyway.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu has something to please everyone.
The ambiance with the heigh ceilings, large book shelves, herringbone wood floor and wait staff dressed all in navy blue makes it feel upscale but casual all at the same time.
This hidden gem shouldn’t be missed.

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W
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my sister and brother in law to brunch. It was fabulous! We started with a delicious Bloody Mary...great start. The club sandwich was wonderful served with the homemade chips. My husband had the classic breakfast...excellent. Another enjoyable experience at The Library!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great space and the staff was super friendly while easily accommodating our large group. I love that they sell Buddy Brew coffee. Only thing that was concerning is that they didn’t feel the need to mention on their menu or when we ordered the cinnamon bun that there was bacon in it until we ate it and asked the server about it.

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HC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and attentive to our needs. Accommodating with my gluten free request by substituting certain menu items. The burrata appetizer was delicious and skirt steak and chicken dish was flavorful. We will definitely return!

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V
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

This restaurant cousin of the outstanding Oxford Exchange was/is in the last three days of serving breakfast. It should have stopped the day before we came. Some items served clearly stale. Out of other items. Service was very nice, and we will return for dinner. Dinner menus themselves could use a freshening, and perhaps a few more items on that menu itself.

This restaurant overall won't make the 4th of July without a little more/larger exterior signage, directions to parking, and pop and sizzle.

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RM
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. This restaurant is lovely and the food was chef-driven, making the menu interesting and delicious. Plus they have valet parking even during the day.

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W
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Brunch! We started with a grilled blueberry muffin and it was delicious. My husband had the Eggs Benedict which he absolutely loved. I had the French toast which was fabulous...best I have ever had. Our server Eder was very attentive and gave us suggestions for our next brunch at The Library. All in all, we loved everything about our visit to The Library. We are looking forward to dinner there real soon. I want to add that the host and servers were so friendly and nice. They were so welcoming! Thank you!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch for the first time last weekend and absolutely loved it! I got the cinnamon swirl sourdough French toast and it’s my new favorite! My boyfriend got the Peabody Breakfast and was more than impressed! We also shared the Gouda grits and they were amazing!!! We sat outside and the weather was perfect! The servers were polite and the food came out fast even though they were pretty busy! We will be back!

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Miami
24 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great with our experience this past Sunday. The service was great, the food was great and the company was great. All of us agreed that we would love to dine at The Library again!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a small baby shower gathering. Food was great, surrounding beautiful, good service . Woul

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere, classic, clean, yet modern. The only not so awesome thing was there was no bathroom in the restaurant, but it was close. Food was tasty and moderate priced for the location, definitely will return when I’m in st Pete !

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Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had brunch. Everything was wonderful. Best omelet I've ever had.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner and the ambience, but didn't appreciated the constant slamming of the door as waiters and patrons went in and out of the patio. Surely something could be put on that door to keep it from slamming.

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L
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing atmosphere and food. I had the steak frites and the flavor was excellent and the portion of truffle parmigiana fries was enough for the whole table. The Manhattan and the cheese platter tasted great as well. Really nice.

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NY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Every day or date or special occasion. Lovely to have it n St Pete

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic atmosphere! I am a huge fan of Oxford Exchange in Tampa, so I was expecting The Library to be just a grand and it exceeded all expectations! I definitely will be coming back!

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service in a unique atmosphere! Food was incredible.

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M
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting food choices. Nice presentation and service. Room is large and comfortable.

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KG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't let the outside fool you, The Library is nothing like the hospital look on the outside. The decor was lovely and the atmosphere calming. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was delicious. Our only negative was that the guy working the valet parking was pretty inattentive.

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and quick service! I ordered the sangria which was poured at my table from a premade bottle. It just seemed silly because now I could see that I could have gotten a drink like that from the grocery store. I would just pour that at the bar to eliminate the presentation.

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KM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience.... impeccable really. Cannot recommend enough... You
must go!

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NL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Our third time in and always delicious! A little noisy but manageable.

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BM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

So this place has a James Beard nominee! Been wanting to come here for a while and today the weather was perfect so here we are for brunch.

We did our reservation on OpenTable and it was pretty busy so that was a good call. We got sat quick. Seating outside is really nice, cafe style. Servers are quick and attentive.

We started with crispy avocado wedges. These were tasty and creamy. They had the deep fried but the breading was light. Went really well with a Chardonnay.

We then had the Benedict and the burger. I like how they don't try to name the food crazy. It is just a burger and a Benedict. The burger was good but not spectacular. Deb's Benedict was tasty but the eggs were over cooked.

I will echo what others have said about it being pricey. $19 for a burger is a lot to ask so the burger better be amazing. It was OK but not amazing. Don't get me wrong, the food was really good. We especially liked the truffle fries but the burger was just OK and the Benedict's eggs were overcook. Oozing eggs is the best part of the a Benedict and these were hard.

We will be back as the food had some really great flavors and the drink menu has some great options but we will be choosy about what we buy. The price to flavor is not quite there yet. IMO.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nicki our server is excellent. Andour food was very good and came hot the way I like it

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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We stopped in for brunch while in town. Complimentary valet was available for parking making it a breeze. Since it was nice weather, we chose to dine outside. The outdoor seating isn't super comfortable as the chairs are narrow. We ordered the griddled muffin, bagel & lox, and french toast. Portions were plenty and everything tasted fresh and delicious. Service was prompt.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing we got a burger here after going to the Dali Museum and I was great. Definitely going again

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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a total hidden gem at John's Hopkins Children's hospital. We went for brunch on the weekend, which gets pretty busy later in the day. The food was delicious and the place has a great atmosphere. We will definitely come back as they continue to develop their menu.

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K
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only thing bad I would have to say is my salad was drenched in dressing I could barely eat it, besides that we had the buratta, Brussel sprouts, and my husband got the steak, it was all pretty decent besides that salad.

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B
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Very clean. Server very nice. Unable to try breakfast, brunch or lunch menu, and only able to meet for dinner. Very expensive when not sure of what to order. Young lady I was with unable to afford. We decided to split a starter (toast with tomatoes/cheese), and each have a dessert. Smores was good, but very small portion. Brownie good, but young lady said there were only about 3 sips of milk in her glass. Presentations VERY nice.

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JR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and prices make this a place to head too

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LB
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service and food. Chef made an amazing vegan dish from scratch for me-one of the best vegan meals I have had!

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DA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was matched by the food provided by the chef as well as the waitstaff. What an incredible place. I have been living in St. Pete and working in Tampa for 5 months and this was hands down the best restaurant I have been to.

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TD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had the pleasure of experiencing both lunch and dinner at The Library. It hasn’t let me Down!

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AH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and menu. The interior of the restaurant is simply beautiful. I tried the steak frites that comes with truffle fries and it was DELICIOUS! Wine menu was great and I would highly recommend Tuesday nights for half price bottles of wine as well. Nice cocktail list too. Definitely will go back!

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