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Reviewed August 6, 2023

This dinner was a lovely change. Service was fantastic and the food was great. The menu was set and then was served in courses. Very refreshing way to serve dinner.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2023

The tasting menus are amazing. We’ve never been disappointed with the 5 dinners we’ve gone to but the one this weekend was amazing!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed March 24, 2023 via mobile

What a gem! 7 course tasting menu exceeded expectations! The value for dollar is in unmatched Staff were great! Food was excellent The throw back atmosphere was charming We would do it again very soon

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed October 27, 2022

Just went to The Library in Midland. Ours was a seven course tasting dinner. Lots of patrons. The venue is like a small ballroom seating 50 - 60 persons. Full on our visit Oct 21 2022. Food was delicious and a true tasting menu. We...were full at finish. Beverages were quite varied and prices were reasonable. Service was very good. All in a great way to enjoy many flavours at a reasonable cost. Highly recommended. We will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022

A friend and I went for a 7 course dinner at the Library restaurant in August. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. By the time the fruit & cheese came out, we were pleasantly full. It is a...bit noisy in the room, but that's because everyone was enjoying themselves and talking. I enjoyed dinner with my friend and would love to go again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

Everything was perfect. Hats off to the chef and waitresses. We will be back. So glad that the menu is changed every week-end.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

The reviews and photos lead us to expect more. My understanding is that they used to be in the old library building, which would have been a much nicer atmosphere. They are now in the lobby of the Quality Inn. The cloud of chlorine that...greets you upon arrival and the dirty bathrooms on the lower corridor heading to the pool set a low bar. The service was polite but slow. For a "casual fine dinning" establishment I would have expected much more. Two glasses of wine, one app, and two of the lower cost entries (chicken and pasta) cost $84+tip. The Alfredo was below average at best. The sauce was watery, the noodles over done, and the chicken was one the overdone and tough side. The Chicken Supreme was a bit better, but the menu neglected to mention that it was breaded. Desert was cancelled after ordering it and then waiting 15 min without anyone showing up. About the quality one might expect from a restaurant in Quality Inn lobby, but nowhere near the casual fine dinning establishment the advertise for an evening out.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

We had takeout this time. Wonderful harvest salad. Delicious salmon with rice and veggies. Yummy cheesecake. Total $87. Not cheap but food was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

I attended a small wedding dinner here in the private room. The atmosphere was warm and classy, the service was quite good and the food was phenomenal! They served a lovely salad, seasonal soup, main course of steak, potatoes and veggies plus a dessert. Everything...was flavorful, unique and just the right portitions.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Nice place to sit down for a fine meal. We had coconut shrimp and mushroom soup for appetizer and they were so yummy. Steaks and duck breast were also delicious. We left with full stomach.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

The service was very good but we were disappointed with the food which was overcooked and not well seasoned.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

We had booked a private dining room for our family reunion at this restaurant. When we all arrived the private dining room was empty but set up for having guests...we were told it was not for us and they have overbooked....all our meals were not...hot,we had to send our food back to be warmed....the service was so so...and the dining room was very dark..Very disappointed in our setting and the experience was not good...K. .More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Nothin was good about this restaurant. Our first impression was a dark place that smells wet carpet and chlorine from the pool. It took an hour to get the food and the food was simply awful. I did not eat anything and at least, I...was not charged for my meal. I would never go back there!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

We usually eat in the restaurant but as we stayed at a different hotel this time we got take out for the first time and I have to say it was every bit as good as eating in. Went to the online menu-called in our...order and it was ready for pick up in 30 minutes. Well packaged. Meal was hot. Utensils not provided.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We were over from the U.K. visiting friends in the area who chose this restaurant for a Saturday night meal. When we were arrived, I was a little unimpressed with the bar area which is opposite the hotel reception. The hotel decor is very dated...and the lobby/bar area had a very strong smell of chlorine from the hotel pool. The restaurant itself has the same dark decor as the lobby and I was unsure about what to expect but our server was very professional and when she read out the specials I thought they sounded amazing and started to relax a little. We chose the chicken alfredo, bbq ribs, duck and boeuf bourignon, all of which arrived hot and at the same time. I have to say that my chicken alfredo was the best I have ever had and everyone else thoroughly enjoyed their meals too. The restaurant was fairly quiet for a Saturday night but our server was very attentive and returned to pour our wine regularly. I think that with a coat of light paint and some positive advertising, this restaurant would establish independence from the dated hotel and shine. We also found it to be excellent value for money. I don’t know when we’ll get the chance to return to the area but I would make it a priority to come back to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5