The Library - European Type Restaurant in Myrtle Beach with 40 reviews

The Library

European Restaurant in Myrtle Beach

 
The Library
Rated: 4.4 out of 5 with 40 Reviews

This restaurant, established in 1974, features tuxedoed waiters and waitresses and tableside service. Hours are 5pm to 10pm Monday to Saturday..


The Library
1212 North Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach
843-448-4527
Hours: N/A
There are currently 40 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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The Library
Posted: Feb 09th, 2013 at 7:57 pm
From: Columbus, OHIO
By: caw


Avg. Rating:2.3
Went during the Christmas holiday season. They must have had a new cook. I have never had uncooked food before in all my years of dining out (lucky), but I had it here. Obviously, the cook was not experienced in how long to cook each entree. But the seafood also had an ammonia smell; not good. That means they didn't keep it refrigerated well. Salad just had lettuce and nothing else in it. That could have been the waiters fault. But the meat entre was supposed to be medium and came out like beef jerky. Never again. What an expensive dinner for such little edible food. This place is highly over-rated.
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Posted: Feb 04th, 2013 at 10:56 am
From: Daytona Beach, FLORIDA
By: pl


Avg. Rating:5
This past weekend I decided to take the love of my life to a great evening of romance and dinner. We made reservations at the Library and it was impressive from the moment we walked in the door. The restaurant staff was very classy and set the tone and mood for a wonderful evening! The food and service were impeccable! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of dining at the Library. I had the rack of lamb with mint jelly and the taste of this Colorado lamb was a delicious sensation to my palate. The owner/chef was gracious enough to stop by our table to say hi and we expressed our compliments on how fantastic it was to dine at such and outstanding restaurant! We will definitely be back to Library! If a review called for 5 stars, this restaurant is 5 stars+!
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Posted: Oct 02nd, 2012 at 6:54 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: dn


Avg. Rating:5
My wife and I went to The Library for our 35th. Wedding anniversary , we had a wonderful time and great food. The owner /chef greeted us and took us to our table and took time to share his story and the history of the Library. We had the Steak Diane which was cooked at our table -it was fantastic,you could cut the meat with a butter knife. The wine list met all tastes and price. A night we will remember - we will be back.
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Posted: Feb 24th, 2012 at 11:53 pm
From: Columbus , OHIO
By: jw


Avg. Rating:2.5
My husband and I have travel extensively and always try to sample the highly rated restaurants whereever we stay. Having heard so many nice things about this restaurant we tried it and thought we must have made a mistake . We ordered salad (just lettuce with four croutons came); steak for him (shoe leather would have tasted better) and lobster and shrimp for me (undercooked lobster and foul smelling shrimp). Obviously, the cook must have had a bad night or else they had hired someone new. Our bill was over $100 , but the quality of food served didn't justify this price. Never again. What a disappointment.
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Posted: Aug 02nd, 2011 at 8:08 pm
From: Raleigh, NC
By: dhs


Avg. Rating:5
The Library is simply one of the better restaurants in the area. The she-crap soup is remarkable plus you need to try the ceasar salad at least once. The service is great and the Wine list is excellent. Its not cheap but it is unique and the perfect place for a date night
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Posted: Jan 14th, 2011 at 2:49 pm
From: Grand Strand, SC
By: rbk


Avg. Rating:3.2
We were very disappointed with the Library. We thought it was grossly over priced for the quality. Everything was incrementally priced. It was +$9 Bucks apiece for small ceaser salads = not worth it at all. You want veggies with your meal = +$4 Bucks apiece. Otherwise all you get is a slab of meat on a plate. There are a hundred top notch restaurants on the Strand where you can get as good a meal with better atmosphere @ a fraction of the price. And, we've been to just about every one of them. If you don't mind getting price gouged, the library is definitely for you. As for us, we simply consider it a lesson learned. Get me once shame on you - get me twice shame on me. There will be no second time for us.
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Posted: Nov 03rd, 2010 at 9:22 pm
From: lakE ARIEL, PA
By: cf


Avg. Rating:4.8
Our waiter Danny was great as was the food and bananas foster but the library had an old smell as in the books needed to be dusted or changed from their shelves.My wifes allergies flared up a bit and i noticed it also but it was a GREAT night.
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Posted: Oct 02nd, 2009 at 8:09 pm
From: Arden, NC
By: km


Avg. Rating:5
Hands down the best food experience my wife and I have enjoyed in Myrtle Beach in the last 7 years (dined 9/29/09). The style of cooking is reminiscient of continental European restaurants you just don't find anymore. Yes, the menu is the same since 1974 - FOR A REASON. Phenomenal food doesn't need to be tampered with. Real silver, real china, real atmosphere and real pampering! Shad's She Crab Soup is not to be missed, and why not try the made-from-scratch Ceasar's Salad for two at the same price as the bottled junk served elsewhere? If you enjoy fantastic food at a fair price (and it really IS fair when you consider what you are getting) then this is a not-to-be-missed dining experience. Shad will be moving soon, and I wish all of them (Chris was a great waiter!) the best of luck in their new location in 2010!
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Posted: Oct 01st, 2009 at 7:40 pm
From: Clyde, NY
By: map & amp


Avg. Rating:5
I could write a long paragraph with many adjectives about the service and food - BUT bottom line is - once you dine here you will dine here frequently - if you don't dine here you are missing one of if not the best dinning experience in South Carolina. 09/23/09
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Posted: Aug 30th, 2009 at 4:18 am
From: Taylors, SC
By: geg


Avg. Rating:4.8
When in MB, my wife and I always try to make it to the library. For many years, through different owners it has always been top quality fine dining. The dishes are varied and well prepared. The owner is usually around to make sure everything is to your liking and to make you feel at home. The location is tough and I understand they will be moving soon to a new location. I hope they make it plain how to find them and do nothing to change the ambience or food.
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Posted: Jan 08th, 2009 at 8:26 pm
From: Fredericton, NB
By: gh


Avg. Rating:5
Another couple and my wife and I had picked out the Library as one of the purported good restaurants we wanted to try during our winter stay here in the Myrtle Beach area. In fact it was the first one on our list because of a write up we saw in the Sun last year. Our experience was very good - the service was impecable, the food was excellant, and the wine recommendations from our waiter exceeded our expectations. All in all we had a great experience and a very enjoyable evening. We'll be back!
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Posted: Nov 13th, 2008 at 10:06 am
From: Conway, SC
By: rt


Avg. Rating:5
If you are looking for the best dining experience in Myrtle Beach, you have found it. I have taken my wife here 4 times this year. I would go every month if I could afford it. It's expensive, but there is no compromise on quality. Waiters in tuxedos (ask for Danny or Shane). The owner cooks, and his She-Crab soup is the best soup I've ever consumed. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
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Posted: Oct 06th, 2008 at 4:25 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: ed


Avg. Rating:5
Have been going here for years and it remains the best restaurant in the area. Dover sole is excellent as are all the beef entree's. In fact I think my wife and I have tried everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. Even the sweetbreads which you can only get at a restaurant of this caliber. Treat yourself and try it once and you will be hooked.
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Posted: Aug 24th, 2008 at 3:47 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: jod


Avg. Rating:4.3
Many meals prepared tableside. We loved the appetizers: Escargot and Steak Tartare and made a meal out of them. Great Ceasar Salad prepared at tableside. Great Sorbet. Try going on Fridays as they have live entertainment and the guitar player/singer is tremendous. Dinner can be expensive.
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Posted: May 17th, 2008 at 2:09 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: sw


Avg. Rating:5
My wife and I went to the Library last night for our 1 year wedding anniversary. I called ahead and requested the "wine cellar" room which is one of the three private rooms, but the most intimate, that the restaurant offers. From the moment we arrived to the end of our meal we were waited on with exquisite attention to detail. Our table was the perfect romantic atmosphere of dim lighting, candles, soft music, privacy and of course great food. While I agree that the staff can be a little too attentive at first, we were given ample time to enjoy a relaxing three course meal without any pressure. The French Onion soup was amazing, the beef tenderloins perfect, and our steaks (Steak Diane, and Pepper Steak) were some of the best we have ever eaten. It was very obvious that Shad takes great pride in his cooking everytime we took a bite. The wine selection was a bit overwhelming but we were guided through some suggestions. This was done without directing us to the most expensive but to the ones that would fit our meal the most. The price ended up being a little high so I would not eat here except for a special occasion but we do believe it was worth every penny. When you go, do not be fooled by the exterior, or location you will enjoy your meal and the service here more than any other place in the area.
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