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Library Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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274 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735-3507
+1 516-752-7678
11:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Very noisy restaurant. You can't even have a conversation with the person next to you because it is so noisy. The presentation of the food is very appealing. However, I ordered a medium rare burger and it was served to me char broiled. It tasted like rubber. I sent it back and when the new one came it was the... More 

Thank Valerie L
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Food is always good. Efficient and friendly staff. Martinis are strong and equal to 2 in other bars. Great place to hang out with friends

Thank Debbie L
Farmingdale, New York
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this place since it opened. The first years were really awesome. They had some cool appitizer that was like tempura veggies. The best! As years gone by it changed. Some for the better and some for the worse but recently I feel this place is trying to be more upscale where it is more comfortably... More 

Thank Tiffany T
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We called a day or two in advance about hosting a group for lunch following a funeral at Pinelawn. Can't say enough about the service, flexibility and food. Everything was wonderful! The lady on the phone said they often accommodate funeral luncheons because they are so close to Pinelawn and they so accomodating about the time as we did not... More 

Thank Adventures0fAandL
Long Island, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Six for dinner...all friends. Great appetizers, excellent service. Would highly recommend making a dinner reservation. Went on a Thursday night...at 5:30. Excellent service and good seating...by the time we left at 8:00, the place was packed! Will be back...Recommended!

Thank YankeeAnnie
Seaford, New York
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great place for a burger or a steak. Nice atmosphere, lively and good. Attentive servers, drinks are great and very enjoyable.

Thank jeannine130
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice clean place. Good food. Try the wings. Great place to meet new people. Very energetic! Good Bar scene. Good place to watch sports on big screen TV's.

Thank SavoyNewYorker
Northport, New York
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428 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Love the bar decor, being it's the old Farmingdale library they kept the ladder to instead of getting books off the top shelf your getting liquor off the top shelf. The drinks where very good. I tried a watermelon one that was really good, the other one had a few different rums in it can't remember the name. But that... More 

Thank Wandering_Freee
Bethpage, New York
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great bar/restaurant hosed in the old Farmingdale public Library building. Classy place with so much atmosphere. Young people gathering place. Food is very good also but make no mistake, this is a great bar. Liquor selection is outstanding!. Plenty of tap beer to. I recommend it for it's great atmosphere and marvelous cocktails. Street Parking & there is a Parking... More 

Thank RRolston
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try a new restaurant and picked the Library Cafe and it was a excellent choice. Had to wait a little while for a table, but the food was very good and a great selection of beers on tap. A very good variety of appetizers and a decent selection of main courses to choose from. If you're around Farmingdale... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735-3507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Farmingdale
  • Phone Number: +1 516-752-7678
The Library Cafe is in the center of Farmingdale and has the ambiance of an uptown Manhattan lounge and restaurant. Stop by for our signature martinis and great food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?