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The Library, St. Petersburg, FL

The Library

4.7
4.7
2415 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

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 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

    Rachel Bennett

  • 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 served with a specialty accoutrement board.
  • Wine Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Come experience half price of all bottles of Wine and Champagne on Wednesday's only.

Popular dishes

What 2,415 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Great for Brunch

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    American

  • St. Petersburg

    Best Overall

  • St. Petersburg

    Best Food

  • St. Petersburg

    Best Ambiance

  • St. Petersburg

    Great for Brunch

  • St. Petersburg

    Fit for Foodies

  • St. Petersburg

    Healthy

  • St. Petersburg

    Great for Lunch

  • St. Petersburg

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Goodtime

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This was my third visit and the food wasn’t as great. Pancakes tasted weird and hard to swallow.
  2. o

    olivmiles

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our must visit place when we come to town! We love the food and service.
  3. J

    Jasper

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s fancy, and a little expensive. But they give you a ton of food, and it’s all amazing. Definitely worth it, every time. For both the food and ambiance!
  4. l

    leh1000

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never knew this place was there and I am so glad someone introduced me.
  5. AG

    ArvinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in St. Pete. Food is top-notch.
  6. EN

    EmilyN

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, great cocktails & fantastic service. The Caesar salad with grilled shrimp was delicious! We’ll definitely have it again. The interior is beautiful! & the blue velvet couches are gorgeous. Our server, Douson was amazing - attentive and friendly without crowding us. The Chapter 1 cocktail was perfect & so pretty! We had the french toast, breakfast flat bread and churro pancakes. Everything was pretty good! I found the nutella on the french toast was a little overpowering but, the toast itself was amazing! Beautiful presentation too.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing!
  8. G

    Ghostbird

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every part of the experience, cool ambiance sitting amongst the books, roomy, comfortable feel to the restaurant, low noise level so it was easy to hold a conversation, and the food was outstanding! The bread board with different flavored butters was delightful, especially the lavender butter. The cheese board was the best I’ve ever had with generous portions of the cheeses and different accompaniments to enjoy. The philanthropist cocktail was also excellent. It was all a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Best meal I’ve had since I don’t even remember when!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Our server was great, but the food was not good at all.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, even better food!
  11. CG

    CarolG

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have had lunch at The Library many times. We still enjoy going but the food does not seem to be as good as it was a year ago.
  12. JM

    JennM

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had dinner on a Tuesday evening so it was a rather quiet there. Red sangria was delicious and the burrata was very good. We enjoyed our spaghetti bolognese and mushroom pasta. It's a really cool atmosphere and the service was outstanding.
  13. T

    Tennis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall it was pretty nice. Some constructive feedback...brussels were too hard and the drinks were loaded with ice which left very little room for the margarita, therefore, very little product for a very expensive price. I had the Hawthorn Margarita and literally it was about 4 sips and that's it. Bottom line, the return on investment wasn't there...too expensive for the end result. I would still recommend the Library but with the caveat that you better be prepared to shell out a lot of Jack!
  14. AJ

    AlishaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious food, solid portions, fair prices and the atmosphere has a very cool vibe
  15. C

    Coachbogie

    Tampa

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Christian was our server and was pleasant and well paced. Food was delicious and plentiful. Only down fall was the menu on line was a bitmoutdated as we wanted to order a drink that was on there but no longer available.
  16. C

    joshC

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience5
    The prosciutto flat bread is not a flatbread. It’s a whole pie, the Parmesan cheese made the pie difficult to eat. The arugula looked nice but it was wilted since it was as only on the center. Maybe cutting into small squares would be better?
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful lavender latte. The burrata appetizer was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast flatbread. It was huge and tasted great the next day too!
  18. KC

    KristenC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always awesome - servers are awesome, food is awesome, drinks are awesome! The inside is beautiful. Love coming here!
  19. TC

    TammiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, so unique. We were a party of 4, all with very different tastes in food and the brunch menu was able to satisfy all.
  20. KO

    KevinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so amazing! Pork belly did not disappoint and my wife and I have decided to make this our monthly place to go! Such a great vibe and experience! Loved everything about it!
  21. S

    Stephanie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic customer service! Great food and drinks! Love the atmosphere
  22. GG

    GiGi

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Upon arrival we were a bit surprised at both the location and the atmosphere as it was more casual that we expected based in the description of the place. It took a bit for our server to arrive however, she was very accommodating and pleasant. The drinks came in “old fashioned” glassware which seems to be the trend - my martini was in a small white wine type glass…. The food was exceptional! Portions were bigger than needed- aka the cauliflower and octopus appetizers could have fed 4-6 people…. My husband had the filet and I had the jumbo seared scallops both entrees were amazingly delicious. We may come back and sit at the bar next time…. Overall we enjoyed our time at the library but the ambiance and atmosphere are not elegant nor sophisticated- if that is what you are looking for!
  23. NK

    NicoleK

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Squid ink does not a pasta make. Don't bother with the broccoli au gratin. DO bother with the osso buco and blackberry jasmine tea!
  24. L

    Luncher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish St Pete was a cheaper place. The Library is a good choice though.
  25. L

    Laurie

    Milwaukee

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive service, excellent cheese board. Good wine and cocktail options. Enjoyed our experience!
  26. AH

    AndreaH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very friendly service, have a good experience every time I dine here. Love the wine and cocktail list too!
  27. L

    Lisettem

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited 25 minutes at our table and no one even offered a glass of water. We left and went else where.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and great ambiance!
  29. L

    Luvnyu

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The steak and egg was terrible It came very cold. Sent it back but still came back cold and no flavors. I have always love this place and its brunch but this last time was not a good experience
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely hands down the best brunch place I have ever been to. The service is top notch. The Benedict is the best I have ever had. Ill be back!
  31. JB

    JeffreyB

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second year in a row, used the Library for a Sunday Brunch ahead of a Yankees-Rays game. Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere. Easy to park and 5 minutes from Tropicana Field.
  32. MP

    MayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t think of how it could have been better. Beautiful team, space and food. Thank you for the great experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, cool setting and very attentive staff
  34. A

    Anniversarydate

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good, service was good. The coffees took an excessive amount of time and managing a reservation for 6 required emailing with the Mgr and some Confusion with the reservation. Overall, we loved it.
  35. N

    Nance

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about breakfast at the Library. My eggs Benedict with pork belly, fried green tomatoes, and biscuit with a creole fondue was superb. Our server Ilony was excellent.
  36. a

    aksdallas

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place offers a great brunch. Food portions are large so think of sharing. Can’t go wrong eating here.
  37. CK

    CarolineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The food was great and so was the service. I’m happy to have finally visited. Beautiful picturesque seating.
  38. WE

    WileECoyote

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Anniversary dinner. Large portions, above average preparation, but conservative. Limited wine list. All the books are blue. "The Library," and the books are props. Embarrassing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy our meal given good size portions, we’re we sat was great but we had asked to move as sitting in the center so close to other tables was not appealing. I would go again but reserve a table.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We have eaten at the Library for dinner several times and have been happy with the food and service so decided to try brunch. The food was mediocre. Potatoes were overdone - almost burnt- and cold . Bacon was barely cooked, the biscuit was more like a toasted hamburger bun than a biscuit. Our server was not very warm and seemed confused at times

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 2415 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Library

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

Additional information

  • 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–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Rachel Bennett

  • 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

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