The Library

4.7
1501 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 1501 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Father’s Day

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LeeGee
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 was seated promptly and couldn't be happier with the service, food and drink we received at the Library on Father's Day.

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yohansis
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Father’s Day with the family. We loved everything and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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Bailey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was a cool spot, but service was pretty slow. It seemed like there was no rush on anything. I was almost finished with my water before they even came to ask for my drink order. Food was good and beautifully presented. I recommend making a reservation early as it fills out fast and you don't want to be stuck outside in the Florida heat.

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CaroleL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambience of The Library. Decor was well done, interesting. We found a very conveneint parking space on the street right outside. All of the wait staff seemd very attentive. Food was very good. Not a large menu but plenty of variety of both brunch and lunch items from which to select. Overall our group really enjoyed it and we would definitely return.

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MichelleC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about the Library! The Food never disappoints, the service is always phenomenal and the atmosphere is fantastic. Lemon Poppy seed Pancakes, the bacon Gouda Grits and the Bookmark drink are amongst my favorites. Can't wait to go again!

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KateB
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing, love this place! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Our reservation was for 7:15 and we were told to wait in the main area of the restaurant for 45 minutes. There was no where to stand and we constantly had to move to make room for the waiters. The food was good and came out at a decent time. The waitress Erin was great; she was friendly and apologetic when the other staff messed up. The truffle fries were very good and so was the truffle mushroom pasta. We ordered dessert and every order was brought out except dod one which the kitchen somehow lost. We had to wait an additional 10 minutes for that. The restaurant was good but not sure it’s completely worth it.

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BryanG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal--especially the scallops, roasted chicken and cheese board--made better by Erin's excellent service. We will be back.

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NicoleL
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place. The bread board is amazing. The food was great! Drinks could have been better. But definitely would go back!

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TVGirl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library was delicious as always. I usually love the outdoor seating but it was just too humid maybe a mist or a fan between the tables?

Having a reservation was helpful especially since I had a big party. We were seated right away and started ordering starters. Truffle fries and smoked salmon dip was mouthwatering. We ordered lemon poppy pancakes and cinnamon bun to share. 5 fluffy pancakes would be too much for me! Last time I could customize my omelet but not this time. Their seasonal menu was coming out so they were not allowing any substitutions. Crab omelet was big and full. Too many dishes to jump in on but you will not be disappointed with any of them as long as you don’t want to substitute anything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! Lovely food and service

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vipCaptainDave
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. The free parking next door was nice.... However, there was a bad curb/bump that on the particular parking spot we used caused my nice car to drag... grrr. The meal was great, the vibe was excellent. Loved the evening after a bump start...

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was amazing. Food, ambiance service was all top notch for a busy Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best meal & great service at the Library last night! Everyone got something different & we all ate every bite! Lisa was an outstanding server. Cannot wait to come back!

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Mansions
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While this restaurant has an amazing setting and extremely well trained and informed staff, it is the food that sets this place apart from all other restaurants in the area. The chef has mastered the art of making a meal a true and tantalizing experience for your pallet and taste buds.

We continue to introduce this place to many other locals so they can appreciate the true "experience". Come hungry and try it all.

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bmrodg
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library was fantastic. All the food was decadent and the cocktail was incredible as well. I don't remember our server's name but she was very attentive and helped my partner and I pick out what food we should eat. I hope to come and visit again!

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vipD22na2
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great menu options, friendly service but for lunch dates needed to move a little faster. Wouldn’t stop me from coming again and again though.

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BelindaR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and drinks were fabulous! We will definitely be going back. I’ve heard they offer a great brunch so that maybe our next visit.

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AlineS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were great. Their hamburger was not that great. It is well done with no other option. The tomatoe was green. The chicolate dessert was outstanding!Will try it again but order another entree.

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OliviaM
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was first rate from the decor, service and food. Definitely one of our favorite spots!

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vipmarciagassman
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JAcobW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipVicki
Tampa
40 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RhondaN
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing presentation and high quality food! Would recommend!

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vipStacyS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
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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vipElvieV
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great place but our steaks that were ordered medium rare came out well done. Plus no flavor to the steaks.
Cheese and meat board was amazing

Our server was a rockstar!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 1501 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.