The Library is one of downtown’s best kept secrets; tucked away on the mezzanine of the Public Theater. The elegant restaurant and bar is named for the Astor Library, in a nod to both the United States’ first public library and the landmarked building that now houses the Public Theater. This supper club acts as watering hole and backstage lounge to downtown characters, neighborhood dwellers, theater-goers, academics and artists alike. You never know what stories will unfold over dinner and cocktails at the Library.
Our menu, created by Chefs Andrew Carmellini and John Ramirez, is inspired by New York City: the richness of its local ingredients and the vitality of its downtown culture. The Library offers bar snacks, shareable plates, sandwiches, entrees and desserts.
The emphasis on ingredients extends to our cocktail list: our cocktails are made with premium spirits and seasonal, house-made mixers. We also serve wine and craft beer, from an accessible collection of foreign and domestic labels.