In major metropolitan cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and soon Seattle, libraries are landmarks and icons. Library Bistro & Bookstore brings this same iconic feel to the restaurant community as a "new chapter" opens in Seattle dining Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar is reminiscent of a 1940s and 1950s-style restaurant with faux lizard skin high-back booths, 10-foot high charcoal blue bookcases displaying hundreds of books by famous and infamous authors. The restaurant is appropriately illuminated to accent the warmly colored tangerine walls, while retro bubble-raised carpet, oiled oak floors and contemporary faux copper and bronze checkerboard tiles tastefully decorate the floors. A cozy, neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary American food, the Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar will offer affordable prices in an environment that is comforting and welcoming, enjoyable and entertaining.


  • Contemporary American food with regional influences and ingredients.
  • Seasonally-inspired appetizers include honey/habaňero roasted chicken wings with a cooling coriander sipping cream, roasted ciopollini onion and pea vine salad with warm bacon vinaigrette, and roasted Dungness Crab legs drizzled with garlic, lemon and herb sauce served with garlic bread.
  • Entrees range from Coriander braised short ribs with sweet potato hash and celery leaves to Maker’s Mark cured pork chop with mashed potatoes, ruby chard and pumpkin chutney.
  • Desserts include peanut butter jam cake with a ginger root beer float; orange panna cotta with chocolate lang du chats and maple pudding and spice poached pears with candied pecans.
  • American wines with a focus on the Pacific Northwest, as well as signature classic cocktails inspired by the 1950s include American Sidecar, Hemingway Daquiri and Mark Twain cocktail.


  • Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 7 to 10 a.m.
  • Brunch: Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


  • Seating for 72 guests, plus 34 seats in the bar.
  • Reception-style facilities available for as many as 120 people.


  • Adjacent to the Alexis Hotel, between Madison and Spring Street.
  • Within walking distance to the Seattle waterfront, Benaroya Hall, the Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Safeco Field, and Seahawks Stadium.


  • (206) 624-3646 or through


92 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-3646
(206) 340-8861 fax

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