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The Library, St. Petersburg, FL
Award-winning

The Library

4.6
4.6
3260 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.

For all other reservation request for parties between seven and twelve please call us at 727.269.9969. If it's after hours, please email us info@thelibrarystpete.com

For all inquiries for parties greater than thirteen please visit our events website. The link is attached below.

https://thelibrarystpete.com/pages/private-events

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Coffee Bar Daily 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (727) 369-9969
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alex Hoaks
  • Private party facilities
    Good day,For any reservations request for parties between seven and twelve please call us at 727.269.9969. If it's after hours, please email us info@thelibrarystpete.comFor all inquiries for parties greater than thirteen please visit our events website. The link is attached below. https://thelibrarystpete.com/pages/private-events
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    St. Petersburg
  • Cross street
    5th Street South and 6th Avenue South
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Stop Number 11 on the Downtown Looper Trolley
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bourbon Thursdays

    Multiple dates available
    All day and night on Thursdays be sure to ask about our new bourbon flights. All outdoor reservations made online with "indoors" noted are considered request. The Library prioritizes fulfilling indoor bookings first, and thereafter, we will make every effort to accommodate additional request.
  • Wine Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Come experience half price of all bottles of Wine and Champagne under $105 on Wednesday's only. All outdoor reservations made online with "indoors" noted are considered request. The Library prioritizes fulfilling indoor bookings first, and thereafter, we will make every effort to accommodate additional request.

What 3,260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Petersburg

    Great for brunch

  • St. Petersburg

    Good for business meals

  • St. Petersburg

    Innovative

  • St. Petersburg

    American

  • St. Petersburg

    Most Booked

3,261 Reviews
  1. Robert

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exquisite, the ambiance enchanting, and the libations flowed generously—what a culinary delight!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My party sat outside due to the noise level inside but unfortunately it was not much better outside with a large party. The food was great! I do feel it is a bit overpriced at $25 for a burger and fries though. The drinks were also good and as well as the appetizer. The service was very slow. We got our appetizer before our drinks and our waiter checked on us seldomly although he was very polite. I would like to give this place another try though.

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  3. Yummy45

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside where the noise level is low. It’s much higher inside. All three of us had excellent meals. Service wasn’t quite as attentive as would be ideal, but otherwise everything excellent.

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  4. KarenH

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Made a reservation for Saturday brunch; outside seating as that’s all that was available. Knew it would be a cool Florida morning (11:45) so had a warm jacket on. It was freezing… my advice is to invest in heaters as outdoor seating is always quite filled. It would make a world of difference where ambiance is concerned. Had a wonderful omelet but the potatoes were unsalted and bland, well below my expectations. Ordered warm tea because of the weather and it was average. I much prefer their weekday lunch menu.

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  5. ACEL16

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a pleasant surprise! Tucked away in the John’s Hopkins Children’s Hospital, you will experience great hand crafted cocktails and delicious food. Go and enjoy!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food and good service, you can’t go wrong here.

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  7. LisaM

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as usual! They even accommodated us when we asked to go inside because of the weather. Love this place. Food and service are always spot on!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great neal and excellent service. We would definitely go back.

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  9. FLtravellers

    Tampa

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not expecting to see such a lovely restaurant in a hospital and in a hospital area. A little confusing to find but... it was a great experience! The food choices for lunch were excellent. There was pleasant inside seating as well as outside. Looking forward to coming back for dinner. What a nice find.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The time limit on the table reservation is 2hrs. The manager came to the table and advised my party that I had 5 minutes to finish my drink that I just ordered, which is fine. I wished he would have not chosen a snappy attitude and suggested another area to seat my party. Unprofessional. You never know who you are speaking to.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miss Pool (our server) was excellent! She recommended which dishes for us and we were not disappointed. Best octopus I have had. I had the beet salad and it was absolutely delicious. Our dessert was decadent. Thank you so much for the best experience we have had in a very long time. 

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My chicken was undercooked, a bit rubbery. Flavor average. My wife had tenderloin and it was fine. But for the high prices we expected better food and service. Waitress never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine, or checked how our meal was. I probably won’t go back. Better choices around for that price.

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  13. KatieB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took 45 minutes, hard to pay top dollar for a steak that’s overcooked.

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  14. VillageResident

    Tampa

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice experience at the Library. Food was good, service was great and we loved the high ceilings and decor. Next time I think we’ll try the outdoor seating if the day isn’t too hot.

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  15. LexyL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Def will be coming back! Loved our waiter and the food was amazing! Got the brunch board and it was so delicious! Great service & ambience.

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  16. BobB

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter Sunday brunch was great good food, excellent service and a great day to dine outside.

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  17. Rickstpete

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food. Our service was outstanding. We highly recommend The Library.

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  18. susanv

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shade was an awesome server! Great food as usual with the exception of the modified omlette for Easter.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been here for lunch and dinner. A nice atmosphere and selection of options. Everyone left happy with their choice. They offer a few mocktails which is also appreciated!

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  20. RhodyG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Library has been excellent up until my last two visits. Mid March, my regular dining partner and myself thought the food disappointing. My steak sandwich was dry had the microwave look and the Peabody sauce and grilled peppers were nowhere to be found. Her fish was odd tasting. It was a Monday but that should not be an excuse. This recent Friday, I had a reservation for 1pm. We were not seated until 1:30 despite having a reservation. I was told the restaurant could not ask the party to leave. My response: the restaurant should not allow a standing reservation to wait for a reserved table. The food was to expectations but I would prefer time, service, and quality of food meet the highest standards as they have in the past.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very much enjoyed the ambiance and library themed decor. Staff was very friendly. The Scallops and the Farm to Table cocktail were delicious. I will definitely be adding to my favorites guide for St Pete.

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  22. RACHELMORAN

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the decor and ambience, family was delighted by many of the small touches

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  23. HannahG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time. We sat outside which was a good environment. Parking was easy as well for downtown. We both ordered the seasonal latte which was very good. I had the breakfast burrito. It was a lot of food. The taste was decent but it could have used more egg and chorizo and less potato but good overall. We also had the breakfast flatbread which was very good. Service was great. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable, and polite.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and bar staff excellent. Had a reservation for outside but was super chilly. Asked host if we could sit inside. No. Could they turn on patio heater? No. They were “low on propane”. Half way into our meal (at the bar) all patio heaters running strong. Disappointing.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food was amazing. Loved the cozy ambience.

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  26. Tennisgirl

    Tampa

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe our timing was not good 1230 on a Saturday for family brunch. I would have given much higher rating if it was just on food but the problem was we waited 45minutes for our food and our 2 grandkids were with us and were very hungry . As a result they especially were not happy and no kids activity . When the food game Breakfast burrito, French toast and pancakes all were delicious and very generous portions . My avocado toast however was a very small portion although tasted great . As mine came even later they didn’t charge me . Mimosas were great but mock tails were very overpriced . Our daughter has been here on numerous occasions . She lives in St Pete and is her favorite place for brunch . Food always great and has always had fast service at the bar, so we were probably just unlucky . So definitely with a try !

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  27. JoJo

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experience overall and good food. And the prices are good too. Tasty coffee great brunch place

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only thing i didn’t like was the live music! I’d rather a more intimate setting.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was fricken awesome, scallops knocked my socks off

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  30. DinningOut

    Caribbean

    39 reviews

    1.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not great and service was terrible. They switched waiters mid point with no handoff.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They seemed to be a bit understaffed but that didn’t take away from the experience. The food was very good. They just forgot to wish me a happy birthday, as I had mentioned that when I booked the reservation.

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  32. PatriciaM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been wanting to come to library for sometime I was able to host some guest last night, and it was absolutely fabulous. Highly recommend the cauliflower, the pork belly, the octopus, and the sautéed spinach. Can’t wait to come back again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the absolute BEST places I have ever been to for brunch! Extremely cool venue inside of a library like that. Incredible food and drinks! Will definitely be back soon! We need to keep this gem in business as long as possible people!!

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  34. TimothyC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good. Portions skimpy. Scallops. $42. 4 scallops but they were not jumbos. Lower the price or provide more product.

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  35. Kathleen

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tried and true- we always have a great dining experience at The Library. Good food and good service. One of our favorite places.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great service, high quality ingredients. Would repeat if I’m back in Tampa

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  37. Downtowner

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the bread and honey appetizer. Very enjoyable. I had the scallop dish. Delicious and very flavorful. Better than average polenta with sprouts and bacon.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ryan our bartender and server was excellent and gave my wife and I perfect recommendations on the menu…! Gabriel the manager was also extremely helpful and wanted to thank him. We are already are planning on next dinner reservation at ”The Library”…

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  39. ErikN

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service. Perfect place for weekend brunch.

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  40. 2docs

    Naples

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was terrific. Service was impressive and we will certainly return

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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 4.6 stars by 3260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Library

600 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    5th Street South and 6th Avenue South
  • Neighborhood
    St. Petersburg
  • Hours of operation
    Coffee Bar Daily 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Stop Number 11 on the Downtown Looper Trolley
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alex Hoaks
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (727) 369-9969
  • Private party facilities
    Good day,For any reservations request for parties between seven and twelve please call us at 727.269.9969. If it's after hours, please email us info@thelibrarystpete.comFor all inquiries for parties greater than thirteen please visit our events website. The link is attached below. https://thelibrarystpete.com/pages/private-events
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