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9 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 265-6393
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Nice restaurant venue in an old bank building

The conversion from bank to restaurant is very well done, including the grand staircase to the upper level. That is where our group of six chose to sit. Don't ask for an upper-level table if you can't to stairs well--the restrooms are on the first floor! White linen, well-dressed servers, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. I had the filet mignon and it was perfect. My wife had the Mahi Mahi with the mango salsa and it was also very good. For bourbon fans, try the earl gray bourbon. Very nice. The service was excellent. I will come back soon.

Thank Pekelo98
New Haven, Connecticut
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

J Christians is a popular go to spot in downtown Wallingford, located in an old bank, Christian turned this into a 2 story gem. The food and drink are consistently good. Happy hour nightly and all night on Wednesdays with food and drink specials. Menu changes slightly every now and then, but everything from the cheese plate, fish tacos, Thursday... More 

Thank Italiangirl826
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Funky space in an old bank. Lovely waitress. The popovers to start were to die for. Delicious salads. Big portions -- I was full before my terrific burger even came. Drink was large and strong. All in all -- great meal!

Thank Sarah K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The conversion from bank to restaurant is very well done, including the grand staircase to the upper level. That is where our group of six chose to sit. Don't ask for an upper-level table if you can't to stairs well--the restrooms are on the first floor! White linen, well-dressed servers, and nice ambient lighting sets the stage for a nice... More 

Thank GoerUtah
Romford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I personally would class this as Bistro style food. Simple and popular dishes done well. Calamari was good, Mac n Cheese to die for as were the Short Ribs. Pop Overs weren't as good as I was expecting, too heavy, may have been an off night. They are known for their Beignets but again I have had better it didn't... More 

Thank SamalamaUK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Business dinner great atmosphere good food. Very unique old building in the downtown area. Will definitely visit again.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I've been a bar-sitting hamburger patron here at least twice in the past and enjoyed those visits. Last night was my first dining experience. I have to say that I was disappointed. First, the physical space. All that dark wood needs much more lighting. It wasn't romantic; it was gloomy. None of the beautiful architectural features are highlighted. Call an... More 

Thank Richard S
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here while staying in the area. We were not disappointed. There is a large selection of numerous good plates, appetizers, meats, seafood, salads etc. Something for everyone. I loved the pimento cheese fries as an appetizer and the shrimp and grits was great. The hostess and waitress were too notch and very hospitable. Highly recommend.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Former long time Wallingford residents now living in SW Florida, stopped in for just a glass of wine before meeting friends elsewhere. The last time we were in town, several years ago, ate dinner here, thought it was pricey & just OK, but do hear from friends they have a new chef & food much improved. Bartender, also a teacher... More 

Thank ParadiseElaine
Milford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stopped by on our way home from Glastonbury during typical Happy Hour time. The tripadvisor reviews for J Christian were good. There were a few that noted the difficulty getting the servers attention. Well our reality was getting the servers attention was nearly impossible. I don't blame the server. The restaurant is simply understaffed. We ordered the fried calamari,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: (203) 265-6393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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