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The Library Restaurant

4.3
1052 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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Join us for traditional New England fare, while surrounded by architectural treasures of an era gone by. The Library is prestigious while reasonably priced, with something for everyone through all seasons. It is the perfect setting for a business luncheon or dinner. You can also enjoy lighter fare or a friendly cocktail in our lounge. Our dining and board rooms are always available for private functions.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Menu served daily in The Lounge from 3:00-5:00 PM
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Phone number
(603) 431-5202
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What 1052 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0
Dined 2 days ago

Lunch was disappointing, despite the food being good.
The restaurant charged extra to split plates for lunch and for the steak sauce. The steak was extremely overpriced for lunch and the cut.
The menus were plastic laminated; the ambience and service was not aligned with the high prices. I would be more than happy paying if the experience was better.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful service, wonderful food. Very consistent.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

We had a great experience at the Library! Everything was very good and our server Elise was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the history of the restaurant.

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Bobbbn (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our first visit to The Library and we will definitely be back. Service was great and food was excellent. Loved the setting of the restaurant. If you're in Portsmouth and want great seafood or steak The Library is a must.

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PRANKSTERKIND 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

CARYN was an excellent waitress! We lived the food and wine from Italy. It was well worth the two hour drive to get to Portsmouth and eat at The Library for the first time

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner date with my girlfriend. Will return.

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Wawc (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE. Very busy but efficient. Staff is wonderful - welcoming and excellent service. The surroundings are beautiful. Food is always good here and they did not disappoint ! Highly recommend !

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Wanderchild (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We go to the Library restaurant regularly. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly and attentive. We have NEVER been disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was average and overpriced for what we got. Ambiance was fantastic and service great, as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

It was a very cold day and the heat was not working well. The dining room was chilly and they were unable to brew coffee due to frozen pipes. Hope they work this out.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Menu served daily in The Lounge from 3:00-5:00 PM
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(603) 431-5202
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Private party facilities
We are delighted that you are interested in celebrating your special occasion at The Library Restaurant!
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Private party contact
Lauren Looser: (888) 637-0296
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine