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The Library, St. Petersburg, FL
Award-winning

The Library

4.6
4.6
3218 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 52 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 3,218 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Petersburg

    Great for brunch

  • St. Petersburg

    Innovative

  • St. Petersburg

    Healthy

  • St. Petersburg

    American

  • St. Petersburg

    Most Booked

3,218 Reviews
  1. Julie

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful evening at the Library. Our server was so personable and we enjoyed speaking with her and hearing her advice. Food was delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed light music. A wonderful evening!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening dining outside at the Library. Fortunately the weather was beautiful. The food and service were great. Would definitely recommend

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were early for our reservation and had a great personable bartender. We had never been there so it was a very nice experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nothing special. Server made us feel very rushed

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  5. Zelda

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great server and the food was delicious. The atmosphere is just right -- it's a large space with really high ceilings, but it still felt inviting and comfortable. We had avoided the place because it's located in the hospital complex, but it's easy to get to and parking isn't a problem (some reserved spaces in the back and a lot of on-street parking available.)

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was happily honored. The French toast was huge and delicious. The club sandwich was very good. The service was also good. A nice cookie and ice cream to recognize my sons birthday was a nice touch.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food - dining partner said it was the best burger he’s ever had and he’s 80! My salmon dish was excellent. The bread board is divine! I will be back and sending people to The Library!

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  8. OutToEatNaples

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am delighted to write this review. We had a delicious anniversary dinner at The Library! Had read some good reviews and that is how we found this restaurant in an unusual location. The bread board with honeycomb was more than fabulous. I had scallops...perfect and my husband had the pasta dish with beef which he raved about. We had the key lime dessert, creamy with fresh lime flavors. Service was excellent and being surrounded by the library decor was charming.

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  9. CarolR

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The bread board and beer salad was outstanding! The waiter was great.

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  10. MicheleM

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a birthday brunch. Food was outstanding and very fresh. Our server, Erin was excellent. Nice ambiance and good location. Pricey but well worth it for special occasions.

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  11. CherylR

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Library never disappoints for brunch. The atmosphere in the restaurant is beautiful and comfortable. Kyle, who often is our server, is outstanding. He always remembers what we like. The food and drinks on the brunch menu are consistently good. I highly recommend The Library for brunch.

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  12. ChutneysDad

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday brunch, sitting outside is a must! Service is always attentive and timely, though food quality suffered a little bit on this visit. Order the beef cheeks Benedict - barely any beef and the hollandaise sauce was cold and broken. Others enjoyed their pancakes and omelettes. Excellent spicy Bloody Mary!

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  13. Katrina

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such good service and excellent food! I loved it!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, excellent service and amazing seasonal latte

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  15. Chuckdrake

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the breakfast burrito and it was a disappointment. Very little sauce and loads of potatoes. More fried pot covered the plate so I felt like I paid for a plate of potatoes and one egg. My wife had the omelette which was “uninspiring”.

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  16. Adriane

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a fantastic restaurant! The ambiance is uniquely fabulous, the food is great, and the staff members are always in good spirits. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch...it's all good.

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  17. LisaM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was awesome as always at the Library!! It was just cold and windy outside, so a little uncomfortable. You can blame the weather! This is an amazing restaurant!

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  18. Michellem

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    the food was just ok and service was lacking. it was pricey for a brunch and the accompaniments lacked flavor and appeared dry ie fruit or roasted potatoes. i am not sure why they ask if there is a special occasion when making the reservation as there is zero acknowledgment of the event. in this case it was a birthday. other restaurants acknowledge during seating and provide a card at the tables and perhaps a complimentary dessert or drink.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to the library a few times and this time it absolutely disappointed!

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  20. ChristyA

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great! Food, Service, Atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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  21. MadisonW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service and a fun place to have a meal. The only drawback was the value. A simple sandwich was $15 with no sides. A side of fries was $11. I know dining out is a luxury. But $26 on a simple sandwich and fries?

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  22. Teri

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Parking can be an issue. Food was good. Would probably not return only due to the parking.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    One guess had an allergy that was explicitly outlined during ordering but completely ignored. Hence, requiring return of food not once but twice; thereby resulting in delays in delivery.

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  24. JonathanP

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times, but this was the first time we got to sit in the comfy wingback chairs. Highly recommend. Always delicious food and drinks, great service, and a cozy ambiance for eating with friends, date night, special occasions, etc.

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  25. BobbieR

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, service outstanding and food was amazing

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  26. Lovestoeatout

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came with friends to celebrate a belated birthday dinner. An acquaintance had recommended the restaurant a couple of months ago. Awesome, unique decor. We sat in a somewhat sheltered area away from crowd so noise was not an issue. Our server, Brooke, was exceptional. She always seemed to be at the table only when needed. The food was very tasty with unique touches of flavor. Cudos to the chef for exceptional dishes and flavors. Don’t skip dessert, the sherbet was delicious! The only factor that would keep me from frequent dining is the price point but the quality was worth it. We all will certainly be back.

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  27. Chaz

    Naples

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Outside Open Table reservation-Mistake! Server forgot us. Food cold, long waits between courses. Had to go inside to get the check. The food is decent if not left to sit and get cold. Probably just an off day, people inside looked happy.

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  28. MichelleR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot nestled within the children’s hospital. We sat outside because we had a dog with us and he was well taken care of by the staff. The service and food were both very good. The seasonal coffee was delicious, as were the deviled eggs, burrata and breakfast items we got. I would definitely recommend it!

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  29. gunner94

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Library was packed on a Monday night. Our server, Brook, was terrific. The food was excellent and a good value, though not inexpensive.

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  30. Yellowrose

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Nice setting and decor.

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  31. JoanneL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was good as usual but the upholstered chair seat was shot. So I sunk down and it made the table higher. It was the same issue last year. Everything else was very well done.

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  32. Olivers821

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding - from the drinks, appetizers and the entree. Will definitely return.

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  33. AshleyC

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food .. definitely recommend the octopus. Will be back

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Branding and lamb shank were superb. Great experience.

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  35. Topchop

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a great experience every time we go there. Congratulations to the staff for a great restaurant.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our wedding reception here a few months ago and continue to visit when we can, especially for brunch. The food is outstanding, always done perfectly, and the staff are friendly and seem to care. Highly recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would definitely go back, good food service and ambiance.

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  38. TGHolmes

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a 7 out of 10. The drink menu was not good as I wanted. The drink I had was Lady in red was yuck. The restaurant was loud and dark. But the star of the show was the food. I had chicken and my husband had steak and let me tell you - Chef’s Kiss! The sweet potato hash - delicious. However, I do not recommend the spinach was awful - it tasted like vinegar.

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  39. CrystalK

    Richmond

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scallops and Caesar salad excellent Unfortunately steak came out rare and cold in the middle, sent back twice:( Wanted medium rare

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  40. AnnG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, prompt delivery of food to table. Sea scallops were done to perfection and Branzino was fresh and well prepared. The wild mushroom arancini appetizer was delicious.

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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 4.6 stars by 3218 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 52 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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