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1249 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708-3100
203-756-1249
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 1249 Wine Bar has an American menu with a European flair. We specialize in...
1249 Wine Bar has an American menu with a European flair. We specialize in local, fresh, farm to table food. Over 100 wines by the glass, local craft beer and award-winning martinis. There is truly something for everyone at 1249! Live entertainment on Friday nights, Waterbury's largest outdoor patio, private Sky Bar / Taproom and TV Lounge available for parties. Full menu available for takeout.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty Good...I guess

We went to the restaurant at the suggestion of someone from the wine store adjacent to the restaurant. Brittany the server was there from the reviews I read. The didn't have a couple of items on the menu; I upgraded my spinach fettuccine pasta with shrimp but, there was no spinach pasta; I had to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
fizz715
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New Castle, Delaware
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  • Local cuisine
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Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went for happy hour which we found online, complete with menu. We arrive and sit at the bar only to be told .... A www geeshh we don't do happy hour. Ok... Whatever we are there so we decide to eat. I ask the server what is good and her answer was ..... Well the grilled octopus was just... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went to the restaurant at the suggestion of someone from the wine store adjacent to the restaurant. Brittany the server was there from the reviews I read. The didn't have a couple of items on the menu; I upgraded my spinach fettuccine pasta with shrimp but, there was no spinach pasta; I had to ask for some bread and... More 

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litchfield,CT
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went to the 1249 Bar on a Saturday night (without reservations) thinking it would be a long wait. We got right in. Great concept of attaching a Wine store to the restaurant and there was a very lengthy wine list. The restaurant isn't that large with modest décor and they do have a banquet room upstairs. We ordered Chicken... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great dinner at the 1249 Wine Bar. 1249's new Executive Chef Silvio Serafini brings his style of cooking from his hometown of Rome, Italy. I had the Branzino Flambe. Pan Seared sea bass with a sherry wine reduction cream sauce with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. My wife had the Grilled New York Strip with a green peppercorn brandy cream... More 

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Waterbury
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had a groupon so we went. They were "out" of most small plate menu items. Service was sub-par. I wouldn't go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

First time there and it was outstanding great pasta and wonderful octopus app that was a meal in it self . Lovely wine and if you liked it you could buy it in the attached wind shop. Great idea for customer and owner

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Wine selection was great. Food was just ok for the price, the portions were small for the prices and the quality was not what I am used to for a "Small Plates" restaurant. The waitress was not that helpful on the food selections.

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Connecticut
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We came here for dinner on a nice summer evening and sat out on the patio. The food was quite good, great wine selection as well as quite a few beers on tap. The service was very friendly and they worked their tails off on a busy night. It was a great venue for the local music they had on... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We tried 1249 Wine Bar on Valentines Day. I didn't have much of expectation since it is Valentines Day and things are crazy. We had a 7pm reservation, we did have to wait about 20 minutes for our table once we got there. I only have great things to say about the food and the service. We will be going... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have eaten at the 1249 winebar 4 times,all on Friday nights.The food was outstanding, the wine was very good,and the service was excellent on 2 occasions, and good on the other two occasions.I had scallops twice that were delicious,the filet mignon was very good, and the grilled tuna was outstanding.For desert I've had the Key Lime Pie twice,and both... More 

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1249Restaurant, Executive Chef at The 1249 Winebar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, While 130$ seems about right for a special night for two at 1249, we have also been developing a wide range of casual menus. You many enjoy sampling something new off our Wine Bites menu. For mid-week meals we now offer a nice range of small plates and artisanal desserts. These areas of our... More 

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Additional Information about The 1249 Winebar

Address: 1249 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708-3100
Phone Number: 203-756-1249
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1249 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708-3100
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 203-756-1249

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

1249 Wine Bar has an American menu with a European flair. We specialize in local, fresh, farm to table food. Over 100 wines by the glass, local craft beer and award-winning martinis. There is truly something for everyone at 1249! Live entertainment on Friday nights, Waterbury's largest outdoor patio, private Sky Bar / Taproom and TV Lounge available for parties. Full menu available for takeout.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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