The Library II
I was very disappointed in the food. My son’s steak was ok. Not great. My crab cakes were inedible. All filler and incredibly salty. The rice it came with was also really salty. The salad bar was good and our server was great.
Great to have it open again. It hasn’t missed a beat and Angelique has is running like a top.
This is not the Library that I knew! The ceasar dressing was watery. The ribeye was so-so and I don't want someone else making my salad.
Don't blame covid bc even shoprite permits you to make your own salad.
I'm not happy with the new owners!
We were very excited about coming back to this classic restaurant! Walking in nothing has changed! The salad bar is a person making it for you! To me it’s a personal thing it was a little weird, but with covid I understand!! I ordered lobster tail that I could wait for, and it came out tasteless and needed a lot of salt! I never add salt! What’s the worst of all is it used to be $80 and now it is $137. On top of that if you use a credit card they charge you 3.5%. We will never be back!
Significant price increase. Mostly disappointed because our gift card was not accepted. Dined at The Library on consecutive weeks. During our first visit was told the gift card machine was not working but promised that would accept our card the following week. The following week same story, did not accept gift card. However, was assured the gift card would be honored in the future.. Doubt it!
We haven’t been here for awhile, restaurant is very dated, food wasn’t like it used to be. It’s a shame because their service was excellent. We won’t be back.
The salad bar is one of the best in the Delaware Valley, not only the quality and items, but the freshness and clean spread makes it even more attractive.
Started with chocolate martini that was perfect. Had
the surf and turf. Best lobster I’ve ever had. Cooked to perfection and so sweet.
Never disappoints. Love the salad bar!!! Hear selection of everything.
The food was average for the price. The filet had no flavor. The mushrooms and onions had very little mushrooms. The garlic mashed potatoes tasted like straight garlic and weren’t very good. I do recommend the scallops wrapped in bacon. I probably won’t return just for the appetizers and salad bar hoping dinner will be good.
Our waiter did an excellent job and all three of us enjoyed our food. Each meal was prepared perfectly.
First time here after many recommendations and it was great. We all ordered filet and they came perfectly prepared. Sides are large and best to share. One suggestion though. Make sure you are not seated next to the salad bar near where you place your steak order. A line forms and intrudes on the tables there. We asked to be moved and thankfully they were able to accommodate. The staff did not seem surprised by our request. One person felt like he was going to sit down with us.
It needs a refresh, the chairs and the tables look like they were bought at a garage sale, and certainly doesn't match the prices of the food. Great salad bar,
Food was good. Service was a bit slow. I would return.
Steak is always good. Always cooked correctly to your request. Prices are pretty steep though. Definitely worth the occasional dining out. Make reservations on Friday’s and Saturday’s. They get pretty busy. Waitress was attentive. Salad bar has many options. No appetizers, a coffee, coke and dinner for 2 with 3 sides total was $111.
Day after Xmas. A bit noisy but drinks and food were excellent. Staff was super from the kitchen to the
Unique ambience and outstanding food made our first visit to this restaurant a very enjoyable evening.
Way way Too dark. Price of meats were expensive for the cut and quality of the finished product drinks were ok but overall spent a lot of money on an somewhat ok meal. Next night went out and had an unbelievable meal for 1/3 the price I spent here.
The reason We go to The Library is for the terrific salad bar with bagel twists and their awesome lobster tail!! It is very expensive but so worth it if you love lobster tail!! It is the only place I will order because they know what they are doing!! Always cooked perfectly!!!
Unbeatable salad bar, superb steaks cooked to perfection and a very good waitress.
The staff is very attentive. The food is great. No complaints!
My husband and I went especially for me to get the Lobster tail and it is the best around! I am willing to pay the $85 for this piece of tail!!! Lol. You can’t beat the salad bar! Fresh as can be! I love the bagel twists and butter!! My husband got the filet which is always fine!!! But I come for the lobster!!!
It was my birthday and I must say I had a wonderful prime rib I wasn’t too pleased with my big potato but the salad bar made up for it I also tried the summer sangria which was wonderful and all my friends and family seem to really love the ambience of the library since some of them have never been before . Absolutely worth checking out if you’ve never been
Outstanding meal and great service as always. Good luck eating dinner after having that awesome salad bar!
Father came to visit my family and it was the first visit to NJ. He wanted a good steak so I thought Library right away. We ordered 2 6 ounce ultra trim filets and my father a 10 ounce ultra trim filet. The steaks were not cooked as we ordered and there was big pieces of fat on them. I asked the waitress to explain what ultra trim was and she said that our steaks were not that. I told her that’s what we ordered. She said that she would only charge the regular price and I responded that I wasn’t concerned about that as much as when can we get our steaks back because we were hungry. Mid meal we got our servers switched. That was such a pain. This is my second bad experience with this restaurant and I hate when I have to get up and find the server.
My 16oz Ny Strip had too much fat on it for my liking!
Cold food. Very disappointing
Great drinks to go along with dinner. The best salad bar. A family favorite
Amazing foot and the staff could not have been friendlier. We will definitely be back.
We have been eating at the Library II for 30 years, and have never been disappointed. My husband ordered the prime rib this time and said it was the best he'd ever had! My Classic 6 oz filet was cooked perfectly and was tender but tasty - rare plus. Our friends were happy with their selections too.
Not really into getting my own food when I go out for dinner. Don’t agree with the concept of waiting in line to order my food. I can do that at a fast food restaurant . Very good salad bar.
Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great service and the best steak I’ve ever had! So many choices on the salad bar! My only complaint is that it is very dark but was ok once my eyes adjusted! Would surely go back again!
Food was delicious 😋. Salad bar great. We went during Happy hour so prices were better 😊 steak was very good a little pricey but delicious
1 of my favorite restaurants so we went for my birthday.
Over priced..and charred a $55 tomahawk steak!!! Everything is al a carte. Salad bar was awesome. Steak which is the star of the meal was a dud🤐
Always Enjoy it! Great salad bar!
And their steaks are also very good!
They have the best salad bar around and the food is always outstanding.
So expensive for a meal that had no flavor and the meat was so dry! We were so dissapointed.
Great as always. We come for birthday celebrations. Nice place for families to met.
We’ve dined here several times. Sadly, during this visit the service was poor and the food was bad. Our daughter found a worm in some strawberries from the salad bar. We notified the hostess and the strawberries were promptly removed from the salad bar. We weren’t even offered an apology and were still charged for the kid’s salad bar (it was only $6.95).
We had a hard time getting answers to simple questions about the kid’s meals. Nobody seemed to know what was going on. Our kid’s wanted the salad bar, in addition to their meals (it’s included with the adult meals) and we were simply inquiring about whether it was also included with the kid’s meals. Had to really argue with several of them to finally get an answer. Finally we just ordered them the salad bar in addition to their meals. There was a happy hour special for $8.95 for the salad bar and they just kept pushing that instead of offering the $6.95 option for the kid’s (it was very clearly offered on the kid’s menu). We pointed this out SEVERAL times and after all of that they still tried to put the adult happy hour special on the order. I literally had to stand there and tell them to cross it out on the order and change it to 2 “Kids”. Ridiculous!!!
The drinks took forever to order and get refills. It was early, 5:00 or 5:30 on a Wednesday night and the place wasn’t very busy. They didn’t seem understaffed. Service was just poor.
My wife and I didn’t like either of our meals. I got the seafood combo and she got the stuffed shrimp. They had a big sign outside stating that they’ve been awarded best steaks and seafood. We agree, their steaks have always been amazing. We decided to try their seafood based on that claim. Won’t do that again.
Finally, our bill was $140+ for 2 adult meals, 2 kids meals, 2 kids salad bars, 4 glasses of happy hour wine, single dessert, a happy hour appetizer, and 2 root beers. Pretty steep for a poor meal and poor service.
The Library II offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 424-0198.
The Library II is rated 4.3 stars by 112 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.