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The Library, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Library

4.5
4.5
1090 Reviews
$50 and over
European
The only Three-star restaurant on the Grand Strand since 1974! Specializing in table-side service from the Caesar salad to Steak Diane to Bananas Foster.

Please contact the restaurant for large parties of 8 or more. Security deposits may be applicable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 448-4527

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shad Velasco

  • Private party facilities

    During winter months we do offer private events. Minimums do apply. Please call for availability.

  • Neighborhood

    Myrtle Beach

  • Cross street

    66th Avenue North

  • Parking details

    Wheelchair accessible parking in front.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 1,090 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Romantic

  • Myrtle Beach

    Great for fine wines

  • Myrtle Beach

    Romantic

  • Myrtle Beach

    Good for special occasions

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  1. StacyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We had a variety of dishes, steak (filet mignon), halibut, and lobster. All were perfectly cooked and fresh. Our server, Senatra, was terrific and attentive as well. We will be back.
  2. Dean

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A long-overdue return to a favorite fine dining restaurant in a city with little comparison. Soft lighting, small, "libraryesque" and wonderful evening with close friends and unexpected food done to perfection. Caesar salads made tableside, chilled and large. Filets as tender as we've had, cutable with just a regular knife. Cooked just right with mushrooms and special wine sauce. Special lobster tail stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and special champaign sauce. Cooked just right and the perfect match to the filets. Dessert was a special hot fudge cake tower, with almond and chocolate poured over large heaps of vanilla bean ice cream and whipper cream, tableside. Our server, TAYLOR, was knowledgeable and on top of everything throughout our 2-hour "experience." Loved the quiet atmosphere and ability to enjoy bottle of our favorite cabernet (Prisoner) with great conversation and no rush. This one has moved to the top of our list. Worth the "high" price. Thanks, Dean & Beverly
  3. LorrieS

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner for special occasions or just a high-quality evening out. We then went next door for the piano bar. Very nice evening out.
  4. FRANKT

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary and were very pleased. Our wait staff person, Bobby, was very exceptional with his knowledge of the menu. His recommendations were excellent. He recommend the seafood trio appetizer and it was tremendous. Also gave us advice on the menu explaining the dishes. We settled on the halibut special and the enhanced filet mignon. They were excellent.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We dined at the Library for my 60th birthday. We had the escargot for an appetizer which was delicious. The one roll that they give you was nothing special. We ordered the twin lobster tails which were rubbery. We also ordered a filet which was very good. Along with your entrée they give you a few carrots and one small red potato in a dish. The Caesar salad made at your table was also very good. What I was extremely disappointed in was they knew that it was my birthday and they never brought me anything out to celebrate, not even a small piece of cake, or a scoop of ice cream, nothing. They do this at every restaurant in my lifetime if they knew it was my birthday, this was the first and only time the restaurant/waiter never acknowledged my birthday by bringing me something to eat or drink. All the waiter did was say happy birthday.  We are locals to the Myrtle Beach area. So while the food and service was just OK, we feel that this restaurant was extremely overpriced for what you get. There are way too many restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area where we could have eaten and saved a lot of money and had better quality of food. 
  6. CharlotteW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word- amazing!! Everything was delicious and the service was tops! Be sure to finish out your evening next door at the piano bar- 88 Keys!
  7. DanH

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good restaurant for a special occasion. Our service was nice but seemed a little overwhelmed. Food was good but overpriced.
  8. BradH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 42nd anniversary Our meals were exceptional, service was great and friendly. Would definitely go again if in the area.
  9. MurrellsInlet

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! From the moment you walk into The Library, you are transformed into a world by itself. You are greeted by a fine gentleman who treats you as if you were the King and Queen. You are shown to your table, where the chair is pulled out for you and your napkin is placed on your lap. Then, the evening begins with lavish foods and a delightful waitstaff. Everyone makes you feel "at home". It is an unbelievable special dining experience. Charm and Elegance beyond reproach.
  10. Gladys

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at the Library on our special occasions. The food and service are impeccable.
  11. Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Service was great as usual. Steak was over cooked . Food prices for what was served, over priced. Other table conversions not really appropriate for dinner.
  12. AnnaMB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by a gentleman and taken to our table. Brian, our waiter gave us a brief history of the location and we started our wonderful eating experience. Although I have to say that I have had better Ceasar Salad, the filet that I had was the best ever. Will definitely return on our annual trip to Myrtle Beach.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our wait person Bobby, he was great and made the evening very special for my husband’s birthday! The food was very good.
  14. Lynn

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Our family has dined at The Library for 9 years. Always had impeccable service and excellent quality food. I hate to give bad reviews, but today was a nightmare. I took a friend who was new to the area and wanted to try it. I bragged about it the entire drive down. I do not understand the change. Our server spoke abruptly and very fast, and at the end of service she didn't want to show us the bill for review. When I complained about the dry vegetables she said they were supposed to be that way. We suspect that she was upset because we didn't order a cocktail, wine or bottled water, or an appetizer and salad with a $79 entree. We went for the duck - it is a poultry that I don't prepare at home. We had to pay 20% gratuity for poor service, and the food was not up to par. The vegetable of the day was sliced carrots and a potato and both were not cooked properly and bone dry. The duck was tender but not flavorful and was not the standard size either. Our dessert, cherries jubilee was good. I miss our regular servers who were professional and kind, and the outstanding quality of food we once enjoyed.
  15. Joy2fit

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This came as a recommendation from a work colleague. What a fantastic find in this area! We were so pleased with everything about this restaurant! French tableside service for some items. Excellent staff, very professional and knowledgeable. Excellent food. This type of cuisine and service costs a bit more than people are used to or may even want to pay. But this was worth every Penny. Outstanding chef selections and outstanding service with great food. Will visit again when in this area.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were exceptional. Great night Drinks are a lil over priced but other than that it was on point. From the greeting at door. Manager is always pleasant and goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Would strongly recommend to whomever is looking for a great night out.
  17. RAdk

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a special evening! Food was delicious, service was outstanding, ambiance was romantic and beautiful. Afterward we walked next door to their piano bar, 88 Keys, and enjoyed some fun music and drinks. Highly recommend both!
  18. MashE

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    First time dining. Just not impressed with the food and the value. Our server was awesome. Will not go back.
  19. RAK74

    Charleston

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, The Library remains one of the best fine-dining establishments at Myrtle Beach. Exceptional service, nice atmosphere and extraordinary meal options. My wife and I consistently order the haddock topped with a superb crab sauce. Our dining guest enjoyed the filet, with little need for a knife. Looking forward to a return visit!
  20. JamesH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Library has been a wonderful place to eat for many years and it has never disappointed us in any way. Shad and his team are consummate professionals and make you feel like honored friends (and very well fed). I believe their food gets even better every time we go there. We were planning our next trip while we were still working on this dinner. Then we went next door to the 88 Keys piano bar (Shad’s newest pet project) and had after dinner drinks and coffee. A wonderful evening indeed.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was exceptional—deliciously tender filet, chicken Chardonnay, a la cart petite green beans, sweet carrots and red bliss potato. Malbec wine and (3) options for mock tails for the kids, if desired. Cherries jubilee and ice cream adult drinks Devine!! Table side Caesar salad was delicious!! A must some main courses are expensive.
  22. ScotB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Professional servers, exceptional food.
  23. KatSC

    Charleston

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW is the best word to describe our very first experience dining at The Library Restaurant!! It truly is a dining experience, as some of the food is prepared table-side. Senatra made our experience so special. We felt like we were at a good friend’s house & they were making us dinner. She loves what she does and it shows! The food was delicious, too. Some of the food items we would recommend are the Caesar salad, the Steak Diane, the Duck L’Orange, the Chicken with artichokes & mushrooms and the Bananas Foster. This was by far one of our most favorite dining experiences in Myrtle Beach ever and we’ve been vacationing here for almost 15 years. We will definitely return next year.
  24. PatriciaB

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most delightful dinner. We ate a full-bodied onion soup, the two types of duckling, and for dessert we had the hot ganache sundae and bananas foster. Every dish was excellent. We enjoyed watching the preparation of dishes at tableside. That has become a lost art. The ambience was relaxing and service was professional. The restaurant could compare with fine New York establishments.
  25. CWHerron

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We love dining at the Library and usually have a 5 star experience. The young waitress just didn’t cut it the other night. Our family favorite is the steak Diane. We requested medium and medium well. All three were prepared medium rare. She’s extremely “confident” but needs a little more guidance in giving customers the level of service we’re accustomed to at The Library. We felt called out for not ordering alcohol. We’ll still go back, but will make sure we request one of the other waiters/waitresses.
  26. JimY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was very good. The Library shares the kitchen with piano bar next door--kitchen was very slow with all courses. No child menu-our server offered pasta -with butter and parmesan--which was OK, but charged for shrimp scampi-$25.95! Filet was ordered medium but was well done! I did not send back due to slow service. Will not go back to the Library!
  27. KellieK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bob was great; very knowledgeable of the menu. Thank you Bob!!
  28. MikeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un-F?!$ing believably good Waitress was great I know this sounds crazy but they have the Caesar salad on the planet made table side Piano bar next door was amazing
  29. Keith

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian was a fantastic waiter and we loved the dinner. As always, the Library was awesome.
  30. JosephM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gourmet quality food and superior service. Extensive wine list.
  31. JamesM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall a great place to celebrate special occasions. Quiet atmosphere.
  32. AlexC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prepare to spend a lot of money, but The Library is worth every bite and cent. I had the surf and turf (I paired their lamb chops with a lobster tail) and it was an amazing treat. The lamb chops were so tender I picked them up by the bone and ate them without silverware. The Library embellishes it’s lobster tail by stuffing some tiny shrimp into the shell and adding a hollandaise sauce. Excellent! I also did the French onion soup as a starter, and it was the best French Onion soup I’d ever had: the bread used in the soup was seasoned to accentuate the flavor of the cheese. And dessert! The peanut butter cheesecake is a must try! My server, Robert, was both personable and knowledgeable; I took all his recommendations and was not disappointed. And Robert and the other server, a young woman, went about serving patrons with much panache and gusto. Anyone visiting Myrtle Beach needs to give the Library a try.
  33. DanielT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was OK. The price is outrageous for what you get and they nickel and dime you for everything. The drinks were just OK too. For the cost of the meal I was disappointed in the quality and left feeling annoyed that I was charged so much. The table side Caesar is not worth the extra $10 they charge that is not listed anywhere. An add-on lobster tail cost $60! The halibut was over cooked.
  34. BalsamBob

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Was the food ever great! This is a very special restaurant. Excellent service. It is high end food. You wont find happy hour food here. Prices are on the high end but you don't have to order everything and you get what yo pay for. You are in control. If you like good food, you wont be disappointed. There is a piano bar next door that is part of the restaurant. Now how bad can that be? Looking forward to going back.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went for a date night. Server was friendly, but could have explained things a little more thoroughly, since it was our first time there. When boxing up my leftover filet the server said it would be left up front for us. Not sure why they don’t bring it to you. Do we play leftover roulette if there’s more than one choice at the exit? I then saw the server come out of the kitchen swinging the bag containing my $100+ steak and its sauce, rather than carrying it level so everything wouldn’t be all jumbled up. Naturally the whole thing was a mess and comingled with the side dish. Careless. Our food was excellent but it was not explained that the meal came with a side and that anything we chose would be additional. There is a TV showing a fireplace video. Not furthering the ambiance. It could disappear and the space would be nicer. All in all a fine meal, but not $300 worthy for two people.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was awesome. Special was lobster tail with bay shrimp. Shrimp were served raw and lobster tail was undercooked. Steak au Poive was delicious. Disappointed with the evening.
  37. LauraM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food prices not too bad excellent service loved 88 Keys piano bar next door
  38. MaryH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our evening was beyond perfect! Went for a special occasion/surprise and the staff went WAY above and beyond to help make it so special. Senatra was an absolute blessing. Her attention to detail is amazing and she is such a kind soul. Next door is 88 Keys, an upscale piano bar that is such a fun place to go. Chris, Caton and Shelley are some of the sweetest people we know! The owner of both of these places, Shad, is a wonderful person, so kind and welcoming. He has a great reputation for very successful, long standing businesses. They are well earned and so deserved!!!
  39. SheilaS

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been enjoying The Library since 1999. Each course is of exceptional quality and the wait staff provides impeccable service. The filet cuts like butter and the Caesar salad reminds you how rich and flavorful lettuce can be. There are two highlights for me each visit, the She Crab soup bears out all others and the Blueberries in Champagne Sundae is a perfect sharable dessert. Thank you for the fine dining experiences. We are looking forward to many more years to come!
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Over priced for the value, didn’t find out the cost of a appetizer Until we receive the bill the cost was $75.00 for two yes I said a appetizer. This restaurant is overrated for the food and not worth the cost Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There’s plenty more restaurants in the area you chose.

FAQs

The Library is rated 4.5 stars by 1090 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 12 times today
Google Map for The Library

6613 N Kings Hwy, Unit D, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Additional information

  • Cross street

    66th Avenue North

  • Neighborhood

    Myrtle Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Wheelchair accessible parking in front.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shad Velasco

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (843) 448-4527

  • Private party facilities

    During winter months we do offer private events. Minimums do apply. Please call for availability.

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