The Old Library Restaurant & Inn

Italian, American, Vegetarian, Small Plates, 3469
116 South Union Street Olean NY 14760 • $$
Southern Tier
  • Bar Area
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Family Friendly
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy Options
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Take-out
Service Types
  • Casual Table Service
  • Bar
  • Catering


The Old Library Restaurant

The Old Library Restaurant is a full-service casual upscale Italian Chophouse & Event Center located in Olean, New York. 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.  Full of Old-World charm and Art Deco flare, The Old Library pays tribute to the history of Olean’s prohibition-era with its cozy and casual speakeasy vibe. This exquisite historical landmark was listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places in 1985. The Old Library consists of a 146-seat dining area with a mezzanine, a 32-seat lounge on the main floor, and a grand ballroom on our upper level that can accommodate a total of 230 seated guests, complete with a dance floor and private bar area.

The Old Library Inn

Since its construction in 1895, the beautiful Victorian house at 120 South Union Street has been home to a local oil producer, a community physician, and Olean’s first Bed & Breakfast. Nestled in the heart of downtown Olean, this charming, historic inn surrounded by the Enchanted Mountains is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The Old Library Inn features a modern Victorian style with rich architectural details and vibrant accents.  Each of our guestrooms are uniquely styled and dedicated to honor our favorite distinguished authors.  All of our rooms feature cozy beds, cable TV, air-conditioning, wireless internet access, hair dryers, amenities, and a private bath.

The Old Library Restaurant & Inn

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The Old Library Restaurant & Inn

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