The Library

4.7
1476 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

  • 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 1476 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmarciagassman
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JAcobW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! From the food to the services and ambiance! Incredible!

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vipVicki
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at The Library. The menu has lots of wonderful choices. Our server, Christian, was outstanding. They have opened up lots of outdoor seating. The ambiance inside is wonderful. I would highly recommend The Library.

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vipBarbF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food portions at brunch were overwhelming. Not necessary to overdo the size this way.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch in a beautiful space. Service was good, food was plentiful and delicious.

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RhondaN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing presentation and high quality food! Would recommend!

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vipStacyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience last night at the Library! The service was great and the food was divine! My steak was cooked to PERFECTION! Can’t wait to go back.

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Neelamk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very different ambiance and food is great as well. Even for the good quality food, it feels a bit expensive (vegetable sides are also around $10 each). That could be slightly improved, unless fresh truffles are being used in every dish!

But love the place, the service and I have recommended to many friends.

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ElvieV
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Salmon and grouper were excellent! Unique atmosphere. Very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited 35 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. Typical brunch fair, food was OK. Nothing memorable. Presentation was nice.

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AlexW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food here is always top quality. However for the price, the level of service didn’t match. If you’re going sit outside during daytime, there should be umbrellas for those in direct sunlight. And continuous water service. Our server only showed up three times, one to fill up water cups, second to take our orders and third when she realized our orders weren’t brought out in full. Had to track her down in order to pay and then she insinuated that she deserved a $15 tip on a $45 meal by asking if I wanted any change. Will think twice about coming here again.

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VirginiaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will definitely be back. Food was fresh and outstanding. Jannell was our server, she was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality and fantastic service! Our new favorite restaurant in St Pete

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a great time at the library. Food was a bit overpriced, but it did taste great. Ambience was fun. Well decorated restaurant that keeps to the library theme. I would go again.

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obrion
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating is great, especially once the sun is setting. The service is fantastic. The drinks are wonderful, and the dinner menu is fantastic. The truffle pasta was amazing! We had a truly great date night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The food and service was great! The library vibe was awesome and made for a great date location.

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KelseyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food. I am very pleased with this restaurant and will be going back!

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vipChrisC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, good service, beautiful restaurant.

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vipSophieZo
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so cool. It really is built out as a library with books on shelves. The food and drinks are fresh and tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would love to see this restaurant in Nashville. It would do really well here.

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Jm32
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Liked the atmosphere, food was good. Service was adequate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Came in from Arizona for my cousins wedding and we went here the day before for a family dinner. The brûlée oranges were amazing. Never would have thought to use lemon in Brussel sprouts, they were so good! Had the Scotch flight. Just a great experience overall. Janelle, our server, guided us thru the menu and did not lead us astray!

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vipJAD1
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Was a little concerned about it being in the hospital, but you can’t tell at all. Separate entrance and great vibe. They seemed understaffed as is the case with most places these days. Waitress was super nice, but main course was pushed out before we had a chance to finish our apps. They need to work on timing. Would totally go again though!

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PamelaM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall slow service & just OK food.

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vipEddyT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Awesome experience all the way around. Menu was interesting, unique, and most of all delicious. Service was over the top. Such a great experience for our 21st anniversary. We are still talking about it. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was awesome and the whole staff! Keep it up!

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ClaudiaR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Chef's Board and Benne Cauliflower were wonderful as were the Old Fashioned cocktails. The scallops were good and the New York Strip was excellent. We will definitely return. The service was a bit slow but there were six of us, which might have contributed to that. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely lunch outside.

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ChrisR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been wanting to check this place out for a long time. My wife and I finally went on a brunch date to the Library under expectations that the food and ambiance would be phenomenal.

The food did not disappoint. The griddled muffin was amazing. The French toast was unbelievably rich and very thick cut pieces of bread. My wife had the avocado wedges and the BLT. Avocado wedges were amazing. BLT was a little lacking, but still tasted great.

Ambiance was very energetic and the noise level was very loud. Service was good and courteous, but not overly chatty or social. Our waitress seemed very hurried.

We will definitely recommend the Library to our friends and family and look forward to going back again soon!

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MalouS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Even though we had reservations, we still had to wait. Then when we got seated it took a long time before anyone came to acknowledge we were there.

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TimO
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, and great food! The French toast was the best we have ever had! We will definitely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was fun and good food. The only option was to sit outside and it was HOT

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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vipMarkMan
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner at the bar. Everything was GREAT! Kyle, Taylor & Ben were spot on with recommendations, and attentive service. Food was spectacular. First time there, and what a great surprise. Our new favorite. You need to go there.

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MattT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service just not very attentive. Could have been a bit better. Also didn’t do anything for wife’s birthday, reason for the dinner. That was a little disappointing. Didn’t offer desert either. Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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dianelonglegs
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - service was extraordinary. Our server even stood up on a chair to get the best photo of our group. She was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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AnitaS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was perfect!

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vipJudy
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience.

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 1476 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.