My expectations for a pre-theater restaurant are not particularly high. It's got to be near the theater in question, of course. It's got to be a comfortable place, where I can feel my party and I will be well taken care of. And it's got to be a crowd-pleaser. By all these accounts, The Library at the Public Theater—from Andrew Carmellini and Luke Ostrom (Locanda Verde, The Dutch), together with the longtime partners of Joe's Pub—is a success.