The Library Kitchen + Lounge
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Brunch on Sunday was meh.
We had a terrific experience here. The restaurant was clean and open spaced. We didn’t feel crowded at all. The service was pleasant and the food arrived in a timely manner. They had a great musician playing at brunch. It wasn’t too loud but an amazing background music. We will definitely go back again soon!
This place was perfect. The service was great and the food was amazing
The service was terrible. We were seated and no one came to take drink orders. After 15 minutes, we asked someone for help and it was another 5 minutes before someone came to our table. We ordered drinks and a few appetizers. The appetizers were not as described on the menu. We decided not to order our main course and left after the appetizer. I would not recommend this restaurant.
I do understand that The Library had a band there, it would have been nice to know there was a $15.00 Cash coverage charge. The last time I attended (11/27/21) there was a band with no cover charge.
We didn't initially have a waitress, went to the bar to order drinks and was originally told you can't do that. I'm still confused on why I can't order from the bar.
We had been at our table a little over 30 mins. The 1st waitress we received was rude...she said what y'all wont.....No introduction (if she did I would have known her name) No apologies for the wait...nothing. She began to take a person in our parties order, then she just walked away, no excuse me, no I'll be right back. She comes back asking about the drinks on the table, by now a person in my party is very annoyed at this point, she told her don't worry about the drinks they are taken care. She asked a different person what he wants instead of going back to the original person she began with (he didn't complete his order. That waitress went back & forth with a person at the table. We got a new waitress Tammy...she was great. This is our 5 or 6 time coming to The Library. We never had any issue prior, we do plan on retuning.
We absolutely enjoyed ourselves. We had reservations, it didn’t take them long to seat us at all. Our drinks came out swiftly as well as our food. The food was still hot and fresh. We most certainly LOVED the live band, Rodney Block. Such amazing vibes!
Tiko Brooks live musical show.
Came for my friend’s show. Chose to dine. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Skip this and all the Little Rock restaurants along Clinton Avenue. Greasy food, dirty restaurants, poor service. Not a fan.
Service was not good. Had to ask for drink refills multiple times. Chicken was not fully cooked. Never received dressing for salad. Won’t visit again.
Cold salmon and bland food
The live band was great! The food was ok. I order the bbq nachos and subbed chips for fries. There was just a scant of bbq sauce and no toppings but the chicken and cheese, although the cheese sauce was tasty.
Brunch with my teenage son and it was EVERYTHING. He really enjoyed the music☺️
Receiving food and drinks....the service was slow!!! And we had to stop our waitress to ask her how much longer on the food. She was not checking on our table to see if we needed anything.
Brunch was good, but nothing came out at the same time and the eggs were very cold. Staff was friendly. Drinks were good
Service was terrible. Had to constantly find someone to order food or drinks.
Drink very over priced.
Food was mediocre at best.
Do not recommend.
Horrible food, horrible service, couldn’t get the order right, and stuff was missing. I remember the bottles being cheaper also. But we paid a whole lot for champagne for a lot.
Had reservations for 7pm. Got there and they said we had to pay a cover. Their Facebook showed that the cover did not start till 8 for the show at 9. Mgr let us sit down without paying after we showed the facebook post but after we ordered drinks they reversed tone and wanted the cover. Desided it was not worth dealing with and left. If mgmt cannot decide on how to run the front how bad must the back be? Will never go back.
Food was not great. Tasted like a lit of stuff came from boxes and cans.
Atmosphere was good. Service great. Greens were salty but I assume it was an off night because my aunt faved about how good they were in a previous visit. Chicken in cheese dip was tuff. Cousin complained her pork chop was rough and one relative fish was not cooked inside. The fried green tomatoes were a hit.
The band was good.
Once they get the food right, it will be the place to be.
we left after an hour had elapsed from when we ordered (waffle & breakfast with eggs, bacon, biscuits). server kept “checking on our food”….but it never showed up. very confusing. paid for our drinks and left. no guesture for the horrific service was offered aside from an apology. unacceptable.
They smoke all the meats there. Smoked wings and burgers were great.
Fun lunch stop for us! Service was great and food very good. Collards with my brisket very flavorful and spicy. Really enjoyed them. My daughter ordered chicken and waffles- she LOVED the chicken. Frozen margarita was delightful on a very hot day too.
Overall this place could be so much better with a lil more vibe and personality. Came here on a Saturday morning at 1130am and the place was basically "dead". It wasn't as inviting as I would've expected. The waitress was decent and the food over all was hot. Just needs more ambiance which would increase patrons and drive up hospitality. Huge potential here
My friends and I had a great time plus we had great seats! Our waitress was polite, personable, and attentive.
Our waitstaff DeeDee was very attentive and helpful. She was knowledgeable in regards to the menu and offered suggestions. Candy the manager stop by and welcomed us ensuring we would DEFINITELY be back. The atmosphere was festive and had a blast! Thanks for making our first experience out after quarantining a memorable one!
The Live Music was The BOMB!
Mallory Everett was amazing to listen to while we enjoyed our dinner. Had so much fun we stayed until 11:30 , reservations were at 7:30 definitely recommend it!!! 🤙🏻
First time there. Sat immediately with our reservation. Staff was friendly, our server wasn’t very attentive. We received appetizer and had to ask for napkins and silverware. Almost done with app before napkins were received and we didn’t receive plates or silverware. The entrees took quite a bit longer than the app did. When food arrived, 3 meals arrived 4 was 7-10 minutes later. Still need silverware and now we are out of beverages. That took a gentleman walking by when I was getting up to ask for some. A lady that brought the entrees was asked for silverware and refills and we didn’t get until gentleman got involved. The live music was great but a little in the loud side for a Sunday lunch. Food was fantastic though! Love the lay out of the restaurant and will probably go back at some point. Just hope the server will be more organized.
Food took almost two hrs to receive and some food we never received.
Horrible service and management!
The waitstaff was really struggling I could tell. My food was ok just not hot. It was very hard to reach my server at times even when it was time to pay and go.
Willing to try it again another time.
We ordered food and didn’t get any food on the table for almost 2 hours.
The food was great. The band was awesome. The service was extremely slow. Loved the atmosphere and the windows..
I will not be returning to the library. Been there a few times and experience continues to worsen. Last attempt my RSVP got cancelled by establishment. Horrible wine selections, poorly crafted cocktails, oblivious staff and nothing special to make me want to return.
Food was great. We were the first table in the restaurant so it was very quiet.
Service was bad. Clearly they are under staffed. Our server did his best but you can tell he had to much going on. Our drinks took 30 minutes. The food took 45 minutes and my friend’s food had no seasoning. The fires were cold. Need better management and organization.
Fun place and good food. Live music and lots of TVs for sports.
Brunch on Valentine’s Day was great!
Do not order any cheese dip, unless you love it from a can. 🤮
Management is lacking therefore employees don’t know what they’re doing. After waiting 10 minutes for them to get us a table with a reservation... we sat for another 10 minutes with no waiter to come by and even talk to us or get us some waters. Restaurant was not even half way full. Will not be back.
The food was great but it took a long time to get it and to get all of it, only a few dishes came out at first and then two dishes were forgotten entirely. But the food was great when it did arrive. Seemed like the place was understaffed. And the coffee was BAD.
The Library Kitchen + Lounge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 916-9826.
The Library Kitchen + Lounge is rated 3.5 stars by 49 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.