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Library Cafe

274 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735-3507
+1 516-752-7678
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good46%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
274 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735-3507
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

My wife can I have you eaten at the library Cafe located on conkling Street and Main Street in Farmingdale Long Island. It used to be an Old Public Library in a large brick building. It is now converted into a classy little restaurant which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank richb79
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Looking for a great steak? Keep looking. Looking for lot of carrots? Then this is your place. Good beer and subpar food. Go somewhere else. Sorry.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank paulwitty
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Although the restaurant looks great the food is subpar. There were nine of us eating lunch on a Sunday. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The coffee had that burnt flavor it gets when sitting on heat for too long. Most of our food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lauraless212
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Nice bar type restaurant on main Street in Farmingdale. Full bar and beer on tap. Nice menu, we had the roast beef melt, and corned beef sandwich, with side salad and onion soup. The place was crowded, nice selection of drinks and food. price is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank millerb
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Ate there for the first and last time. Many people we know had been there and liked it. We were unimpressed.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lawrence D
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Had been wanting to try the Library for years, having heard good things about it, and having been to another of the owner's restaurants. Great space for a restaurant, and an amazing bar, though I didn't order from it. My friend liked the selection of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Reviewer6SJ7
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Was taken to lunch with my boss and 2 co-workers. Always hate eating out with boss as I don't know what I can eat that doesn't make me messy!! I went for it, order the Korean BBQ Tacos. The tacos were amazing!! Best I ever...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Luv2lucy
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Unfortunately it was a very rainy Saturday afternoon but my niece had her baby shower brunch there. We took over the whole right side of the restaurant, about 45 - 50 strong. The restaurant allowed us to be there early to set up the centerpieces...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Recently visited for a casual dinner. The three of the four of us had hamburgers. Mine was the shroom and Swiss. Although ordered medium it was not as juicy as it should have been and was a smaller patty than I have gotten at similar...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 185charlesg
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Well, if they serve you stale bagels, don't have cream cheese, mini French toast is burned, scrambled eggs are slimy, and they give you eggs Benedict which nobody really likes then it's not worth the money. Serving family style is a nice idea but you...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LynneS_NY
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Questions & Answers
9 May 2018|
Response from Joe C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know. I suggest you give them a call - I suggest call today because I'm sure they will be crowded..
Colleen K
2 March 2017|
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Response from Wandering_Freee | Reviewed this property |
Yea there is a public lot not far from the cafe. That is where we usually park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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