Library IV

4.6
1610 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Library IV is an independently owned restaurant that is licensed to serve only Certified Angus Beef. Our seafood is from Samuels Seafood, known for their high standards of quality and sustainability .The atmosphere is casual and comfortable with 2 fireplaces, and a large bar and lounge area,

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Opening at 1 pm to 8:30 pm for dinner on Mothers Day. Our full menu in effect.

What 1610 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipLisaA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal here. Miss the salad bar but out of their control. Hopefully it will be back some day.

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DavidH
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very rare date night for us (we have 6 kids). The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance was so cool. We will definitely be planning another night out to this place. Thank you so much!

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TruittA
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first outing in over a year. We miss the salad bar, but we do understand.
We will be back and we have told our friends how wonderful it was.

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JamesLockwood
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything as always at library. We’ve made it a regular.

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Visitor
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to dine, dining areas laid out in sections so lends to a bit more privacy and good for social distancing. Food and service is commensurate to price.

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vipDiBlaz
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Have tried giving this place multiple opportunities and now this will be the last. The service was slow. The food took about 2 hours to get to us. No explanation, no apologies. When it did arrive, it was sub- par. Extremely overpriced. Paying $35-40/plate and you get saltines and little cheese cubes with bread. Not even worth going there for a gift card.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

My party went on a Saturday night at 7pm. Of course, we knew this would be a busy time but we had a reservation and were sat right when we arrived. When the server brought bread and butter we noticed there was no silverware on the table, we had asked her to bring some over but she only brought knives because the rest of the silverware was in the dishwasher. When she came for a beverage order, we weren’t prepared because we never received a beverage menu. When we ordered our food, we waited 40 minutes to receive our soups/salad because the computer system supposedly broke. After our soups and salad we waited another 30 minutes for our entrees. All the food we had was tasty, but the service was just incredibly poor.

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WilliamW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Our server Donna made our dining experience quite nice for our family, and was especially accomadating for my autistic son.

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RayM
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was great, food was delicious, and the lighting set the mood.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Library IV is one of my favorite restaurants. It is also my favorite "Go To" restaurant for taking friends and relatives because of the consistent quality experience of Brian and his wonderful staff.

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Jean
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service, and food! Loved the prime rib, salmon, and our grandson loved the filet! Delicious!

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Tracey
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thought their steak taste better than Ruth Chris!

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vipJenniferC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious as always. The people next to us asked for the fireplace to be turned on and we were literally sweating the entire dinner. It was 70 degrees outside. Also, my sister ordered and Long Island ice tea and couldn’t even drink it. She said it was horrible. Last month when we were there I ordered a cosmo and the same thing happened. This time I stuck with an unsweetened ice tea. Food is amazing-drinks not so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

It was awful. The food was ok and the waitress was good. However, the ambiance was terrible. No music, you could hear people chewing their food next to you. We asked if they could have some music and they said “yes sure” but they never did. They ignored or request of having a better table with music. It was so boring. I would never go back.

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WilliamR
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for 40 years. Great food, friendly staff. An unbeatable combination.

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TerriC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the area!! We love going there and are never disappointed. The food, the staff, the atmosphere, and the owner are all fabulous. The filet is the best I've ever had - well worth the price.

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johnm
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, we both had filet mignon with a baked potato. Also, our lobster based soup was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Let me just say this was a dinner we’ll never forget. Food was excellent. Hostess was very friendly and accommodating even though we were 15 minutes late. We celebrated my daughters 4th birthday and she still is talking about it. The owner took my three children, youngest one was a little to young, into the back to prepare their own desserts and ours. They absolutely loved that experience and they did a great job. I just want to say thank you again for being so kid friendly and making that memory for them. Oh, and don’t let me forget the kind bus boy that brought over children’s book from the Library’s Library lol.

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tonym
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Night Great food and awesome drinks. Waiter was the best.

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vipDanielB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipgreatnightout
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Library IV is my family's favorite restaurant, hands down. Food and service always excellent.

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EileenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a couple of years since we have been there. It was nice that the food was very consistent. Very good. Thought it was a little pricey but good. We will return soon as there was about 6 things on the menu I could have ordered.

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viptracey
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter was not great. He never offered us specials so we did not know there were specials until the waiter offered them to the table next to us. Service was slow, we waited for our drinks and had to ask for refills more than once.

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vipSharonD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My steak was overcooked, but I ate it. I'm sure they would have given me another one if I had asked.

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SallyA
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait for the salad bar to come back . Entrees were just as good as always. Best steaks around

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vipBillC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Brian knows how to keep his customers happy

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wanabe
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Donna would not have been more accommodating. Dinner and drinks were excellent.

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DANIELD
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New renovations were really nice and food is always good

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briand
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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JulieH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Library IV is always an excellent choice for dinner. The menu was smaller due to COVID, but our choices were perfectly prepared, service was excellent and the ambiance as denoted by the restaurant’s name lends itself to dinner conversations. The quality of experience is always consistent at Library IV. I highly recommend it!

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DanielleT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Did not feel at all like they follow Covid guidelines. No restrictions on where they sat people. Will not go back for that reason

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vipJIMBO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent in this visit to one of our favorites.

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vipeatoutqueen
Philadelphia
123 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Library is one of our favorite places to eat. We have been away for quite awhile due to COVID. But now we are back. The food is always very good and the service excellent.
Though we miss the salad bar, we could not have been more pleased with our plated salads and the breads and cheese plate.
Crab cakes and the prime rib were excellent. We will be back real soon.

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DanF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! We got the 10oz filet and fried crab cakes. So good! We were upset they got rid of the salad bar, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day date with my girlfriend. Service from Alexis was great, didn’t wait too long for drinks at all. Food was great but my requested med-rare steak was a little bit on the rare side. Aside from that small mishap was a great experience and we will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, service was perfect!

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MikeB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We stopped coming here a few years ago because the food prep was just so inconsistent. We decided to give it another try and was amazed to find this place and their inconsistent quality has not changed one bit. Two young girls at the hostess stand totally ignored us, no greeting, no someone will be right with you, nothing. Then a tall gentleman that I believe was a manager came, greeted us and sat us while the girls continued to do nothing. The service and environment felt more dinner like then steakhouse like but overall it was ok. The apps, twice baked potato's and dessert tasted store bought and reheated but my biggest problem came after we both order 6 oz. filet mignons. One medium and one medium rare. One of the steaks was about one inch thick and cooked to medium rare, the other was about half an inch thick and cooked so well done it literally fell apart into three pieces because there was no fat left to hold the steak together. It was like being in a time machine and going back a couple years to the last time we tried this self proclaimed "Top Quality Steakhouse". We ended up spending about $169.00 (Tip not included) for two apps, two surf & turf dinners, one dessert and four adult drinks which is absolutely fine for a great meal at a top quality steakhouse but we left there feeling like suckers who bought into the famous "Library Steakhouse" name.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was reasonably priced, but could have been a lot better.

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AndrewW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Always my go to place never disappointed. Price is a little high but still food is great! I wanted the prime rib they ran out 😔 Had the ribeye not what I want but still was good.

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Library IV is rated 4.6 stars by 1610 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 bookings at the moment.