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The Library Kitchen + Lounge, Little Rock, AR

The Library Kitchen + Lounge

3.5
3.5
79 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
We are a restaurant rich with Delta heritage, and our food reflects this. You will find our food influenced from southern traditions and the Mississippi Delta with a touch of cajun.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Cajun

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 10:30 am–1:00 am Sun 10:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (501) 916-9826

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Good for Groups

  • Little Rock

    Hot Spot

  • Little Rock

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for Groups

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Hot Spot

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    I enjoyed Haywood King! A professional in the mic!!
  2. p

    paulcooks

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Miserable service
  3. EW

    EmeraldW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had a great time here! The waitress was super chill and consistent with checking on me. The food came out pretty fast. The music selection was nice. I have no complaints.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I Reserved a Table for a Birthday Dinner! We were running Late! I called to let the Hostess know! They told me that that the Kitchen Clise @ 8:30!🙄We Arrived @ 8:00 & There was Nobody in the Longe except a Table full of Creepy Old White People!😱I didn't see the Hostess so I walked to the Bar! The Girl told me the Kitchen was Closed! I explained they told me 8:30! & She said No the Kitchen was closed! So I asked about the BAR And the Brod told me they were about to do Last Call!😆(mind you she was white too!)I just told her let me use the restroom & Walked OFF!🙄When I came Out I just Walked pass ALL the RACIST M.F.'s in the BAR & Went out the DOOR!✌🏾We went down the street to BREWSKI's & had a Good Time!🥳🥃🍷They were Very Nice to us & SET us @ a Large Picnic Table!We had plenty of room & Good Drinks!🍹😜♍️🗣I Don't Spend my MONEY 💵 wit people that don't like the Color of my SKIN PERIOD!🤬✊🏾
  5. CH

    CrystalH

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch was delicious and cocktails were very affordable. Key was our server and she was amazing.
  6. DD

    DeeDee

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Party of 10 came for brunch, server was not very attentive and kept forgetting to bring drinks. Food was cold then some items were forgotten. The music was entertaining but a little too loud. Manager came after most meals were paid for and notated issues.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was OK, I was not a fan of the BBQ tacos however the barbecue nachos were good. The drink menu was phenomenal. A pregnant waitress was walking around with pantyhose on as pants with no underwear.
  8. RB

    RachelB

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We waited over an hour for coffees and we ended up having to cancel our order due to it taking way too long to make. The appetizer we got was good but the wait for the food was the worst I’ve ever had at a restaurant
  9. M

    Maxwell

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time as usual. Crowd was great, food was good and the love music is what I go there to enjoy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The menu that’s posted on their website is not accurate. They will charge you a “group gratuity” regardless of the size of your party (I was a party of 1). The service at the bar was awful. The music was so loud that you had to yell your order.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation at 1:00. Drink order was not taken until 1:20. Ordered immediately with drinks. Did not see waitress again until 2:00 asked about food and she explained it had not been started. We all had brunch food ( eggs and waffles and chicken) 2:30 still no food and have not seen the waitress again. We had to leave as we had plans after. Waited almost 3 hours received no food and we had a reservation. We went next door to big whiskeys and received food within 20 minutes of sitting down.
  12. M

    Maxwell

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at The Library They definitely get a 💯 for the food entertainment/live music and all the staff members are super friendly 👌
  13. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I enjoyed my time here. The DJ was awesome. The food left a lot to be desired. It wasn’t that great. I’d come back for drinks & vibes only.
  14. JL

    JaLT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We did not have a good experience for our first time here. It took an hour and a half to get appetizers one of which was only chips and dip. There were only about 4 or 5 other tables so they were not very busy. It was very hot inside due to the windows being open and they said the beers taps didn’t work when it was so hot. They were only pouring about half glasses of beer. The food was decent although not worth the over 2 hour wait. Our waitress was very sweet and it seemed as though the issues stemmed from the kitchen and not from the wait staff.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited for 45 mins before being attended to .
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    They ran out of certain foods and side items that we had ordered. They delivered our food with missing items and never mentioned anything to us. We had to constantly tell them things that were missing on our order. They even ran out of butter for waffles. There was only one cook for the full restaurant and apparently the owner was even back trying to cook to keep up. They had very few servers and it took over two hours from the time we were seated to receive the last food items. We were told over four times that our food was coming right out or that it would only be five more minutes. It was more than an hour later before we got everything.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went here for brunch. The atmosphere was ok. Live music. The kitchen was slow and food was coming out cold. They ran out of butter. How does that even happen? Our server was nowhere to be found. Glasses sat empty most of the time. It was overpriced for what we got. Not a fan. Had high expectations. We were disappointed.
  18. TB

    TerriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Open Table, when I got there The Library had NO reservation for me. The hostess even showed me on her iPad. So…why not Open Table??? I got confirmation from you via text & email. Won’t use you again.
  19. HB

    HannahB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited close to 45 minutes for our food and it was cold when we got it. One person in our party never got her food. The only good thing was their coffee
  20. AF

    AriellaF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    My salmon was very overcooked. My aunt's omelet had 2 mushrooms that were not chopped but whole. My mother-in-laws toast was burnt. Other than the food the drinks were good, service was excellent, ambiance was great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    My card was charged for another person in my party and I was told that I would be refunded. The transaction was voided and I was asked to pay with another card. There was a cash register at the bar, but instead the manager chose to do an electronic void. I won’t visit there again, unless I’m invited and even then…CASH ONLY!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Great spot for Sunday brunch
  23. SN

    ShuntineN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made reservations on Sunday 20, for 4ppl. I had family and friends come in town and wanted to treat them to brunch here. My reservations was for 10:30. I called to confirm my reservation but no response. I showed up at 10:30 and the doors didn’t open until 11am. Very unprofessional. I took my business else where and will never be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service. Made a reservation but never had anyone come seat me. Went to the bar waited 15 mins for a drink never got it. Left to other restaurant.
  25. LB

    LydiaB

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    I waited over an hour only saw my server twice never got my food
  26. K

    Kiki

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. The staff was attentive and friendly. The vibe was everything.
  27. SA

    ShakeyllaA

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This reservation wasn’t honored. When we arrived we were not let in. We were told to wait outside because the cook was overwhelmed. We waited for about 15 minutes when 2 patrons walked out saying they had waited for their orders for an hour to no avail. We had to find somewhere to have lunch.
  28. t

    tara

    Little Rock

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Well, it was a nice place for a drink. The food was poor quality bar food. Staff was nice.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Everything went wrong. What a waste for a night out. It was hard to tell if people were new and still learning or what. The food took forever. It was impossible to find our server or get help. The only people getting decent service it seemed were at the bar. Every time I looked up multiple staff were either sitting around or on their phone. I swear I saw 3 different people clean the same table probably just to look busy. They have an odd setup of bringing you utensils after they serve your food. If you are just going to sit at the bar to drink then fine. But literally anything else will just leave you frustrated.
  30. I

    Isadore260

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Brunch on Sunday was meh.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  32. S

    Sami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was perfect. The service was great and the food was amazing
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    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.
  34. JT

    JenniferT

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    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.
  35. ST

    StaeriaT

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Tiko Brooks live musical show.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my friend’s show. Chose to dine. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
  38. r

    runnergirl

    Orlando

    120 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Skip this and all the Little Rock restaurants along Clinton Avenue. Greasy food, dirty restaurants, poor service. Not a fan.
  39. K

    Kari

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    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.
  40. T

    Tncopdoc

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Cold salmon and bland food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Library Kitchen + Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 916-9826.

The Library Kitchen + Lounge is rated 3.5 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Library Kitchen + Lounge

313 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    River Market

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 10:30 am–1:00 am Sun 10:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Cajun

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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