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Italian Chophouse 

Handmade Pasta

Fresh Seafood

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Our Place

Stunning Setting. 

Exceptional Cuisine.

​The Old Library Restaurant is located in the historic Olean Public Library Building and is one of the region’s most beautiful and treasured landmarks.  Built in 1909, with funds provided by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this elegant work of art was designed by architect Edward L. Tilton in the Beaux-Arts style, complete with original bookcases, a grand staircase, and two fireplaces.

The Old Library Restaurant is a lively, upscale-casual venue full of Old-World charm and Art Deco flare, paying tribute to the history of Olean's prohibition-era with our casual speakeasy vibe. Step up to The Prohibition Bar, and step back in time to the Gangster Era. Our hand-carved mahogany backbar is from the Cattleman's Steakhouse in Chicago, where Al Capone was a frequent guest --- just ask your bartender to point out the bullet holes! This exquisite historical landmark was listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places in 1985.

 
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SPECIALTY COCKTAILS | FINE WINES | CRAFT BREWS

Full of Old-World charm, swagger, and sophistication, The Old Library Prohibition Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to gather to sip a Signature Cocktail, to savor a craft beer, or to connect with friends with flare.

 
 

Reserve your table

Plan your dining experience for a perfect evening by reserving your table.

No waiting. No worries.

We will be closed Wednesday, 11/23/22 and Thursday, 11/24/22

(Except for Thanksgiving Feast Pick-up on Thursday, 11/24/22)

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CONTACT & LOCATION

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116 South Union StREET
Olean, New york, 14760

Lunch Service

Wednesday thru Saturday 11am - 2pm

dinner Service

Wednesday thru Saturday 4pm - 9pm

 

116 & 120 South Union Street |  Olean | New York | 14760  |  716-372-2226