The Library

4.7
1825 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

  • 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.

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 1825 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant spot for long lunches

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LisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My only complaint is that my fish on the blackened fish tacos was very over salted. Otherwise, this place is a gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the library. The food is outstanding as well as the service not to mention the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a cool theme! Food was great.

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Virgie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good ambiance, but a little noisy on the weekend. Good service, good food, and a little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion. Portions are very generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this spot for brunch and come often. The kitchen made an error and later sent out an under cooked pizza. We aren’t really complainers so my husband at the cooked part. The manager noticed and took it off our bill. We really appreciated how much he cared about our experience. The best service we have had in quite some time. We will be back!

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vipDianaD
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All the entrees were excellent except the bolognese was bland. The management was very nice to us and let us choose something else. Highly recommend the arugula salad, cauliflower app. Burger was very good and the focaccia bread was Amazing!!! Our server was lovely! Would def go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was equal. Would recommend.

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Julesybee
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday. The staff food and ambiance were amazing. We will definitely go back very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Lots of average at a beautiful establishment. Mushy potatoes and enough to choke a horse, a dry, bland cinnamon roll, a decent Eggs Benedict, but an under-seasoned Salmon Dip. I honestly have a better breakfast at First Watch for half the price. The ambiance is exception, but I came for the food.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service. Great bottle of wine...great wine list

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vipTaurus
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely loved the cinnamon roll!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very nice date night. My wife is gluten-free and she had plenty of choices. Will definitely go again.

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vipRudman
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is one of the most beautiful in the Tampa Bay Area. The service is friendly and professional. The food is always spot on. I had nothing to complain about!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Quality cocktails.

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SergiiT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, beautiful interior view, comfortable table/chairs that fits perfectly 'library' style. Very big portions of delicious food (yes, the choice of dishes is also big). Kids friendly place. And if you overestimated your stomach free space - no worries, they will give you carton boxes, so you can continue your food enjoyment later at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the decor and ambiance! The pork belly Benedict was super good. Pretty and unique cocktails. Easy parking!

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food really was outstanding. We enjoyed 4 appetizers and 3 entrees. The truffle mushroom pasta was to die for.
Parking was a problem.

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vipWendyL
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servings are huge but delicious, so easily shared. Food, drinks and staff all wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been here a few times. Always good food and great service. The ambiance is very nice and much nicer than most of restaurants in tampa Bay Area. My wife and I frequent high- end restaurants. The library is among the top ones for us, specially for lunch.

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vipluisg
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun, nice and delicious dishes. Great option to meet with friends and family even special occasions.
Our favorites dishes are eggs Benedict, warm burrata among others.
One little thing, sometimes young hostess could be rude and snotty.
Other than that, I definitely recommend it.

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KTwantmunchmunch
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere. The service was great until the end. I think our server was ending his shift and the person taking over forgot about us. All in all we would definitely go back and recommend the Library.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We planned a weekend in St. Pete with a list of new things to try. But when it came to our starting meal for the weekend, we went back to something we knew. We had been at The Library once before and loved the space and the food and the service. The return trip wasn’t a disappointment! We even ate the very same things we had the first time. The breakfast burrito is always a fave for my husband, and this one comes full of egg and potato and sausage, dripping with cheese. I LOVE Benedict and theirs - with a fried green tomato and creole fondue - is to die for! Who knew about creole fondue??

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff and food were great

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vipeamark
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ever disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing!!!!!! Over the top ask for lisa

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TeresaS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was exceptional! Great brunch menu with some seasonal specials. Portions were large enough to share. Restaurant atmosphere was very energetic. Time to seat and take order met expectations.

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Charlie
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food is very good. Too loud in there. Waitress rushed us out of there so she could have another table. They served a straight up martini in a wine glass. Will never go back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, drinks and services!

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vipPatrick
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices in a great location. Perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was really good, but be prepared to spend a bit of money. Service was very good, and it was quiet and easy to chat with my family. I had the scallops, which were very well cooked, and I loved the Brussels sprouts. We will absolutely return to The Library again!

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vipSavyen
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Library and everything was absolutely wonderful—the food, cocktails, and the service. Highly recommend the breakfast burrito, fall spiced pancakes, and Gouda bacon grits. SO good. Can’t wait to visit again to try more!

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ChristineS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 80th Birthday, it was very special.

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denise
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food ( I had the short rib risotto-yum!)
Service was very pleasant and efficient
Beautiful ambience and decor

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vipjustvisiting
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone should try the fried Brussels sprouts, and anything with the slaw!

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JDee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretentious and expensive with a limited menu. Was hoping the outdoor area would also have a fun ambiance but was disappointing. Service wasn't great but wasn't awful either. Given the pictures, I had high expectations and they just weren't met unfortunately.

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Lisa
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Food is a little pricey but we were celebrating my mother’s birthday, so great place for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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JennaW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My expectations for all restaurants are pretty low these days. The Library was beyond impressive. Reminds me of dining pre-pandemic. Excellent, friendly and attentive service. Delicious, hot, food and creative cocktails. Will definitely recommend and return soon!

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vipgastronomique
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch and service.

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 1825 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.