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1249 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708-3100
203-756-1249
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • 7
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stumbled on this place. The server was friendly and helpful (and local). The food was good. They did not have the advertised blue points? Salad was decent. Meatballs and pasta were good. The service was deliberate - not exactly slow, but it lagged. We were a party of four - and I think there was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
David H
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Hubby, daughter and I ate dinner here early one night. I had the Sirloin Steak, Hubby had Rigatoni with Meatballs and Red Sauce...the food was delicious and while the steak was kind of thin and thus was not the medium rare I ordered, we had an enjoyable time. We were the first patrons of the night, so the service was... More 

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Thank ellenz2012
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117 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled on this place. The server was friendly and helpful (and local). The food was good. They did not have the advertised blue points? Salad was decent. Meatballs and pasta were good. The service was deliberate - not exactly slow, but it lagged. We were a party of four - and I think there was one other table in the... More 

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1 Thank David H
Woodbury, Connecticut
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I ordered a filet (beef) and asked that it be cooked medium rare. It came out almost well done. It didn't have any flavor. It tasted like boiled meat. I ordered some kind of olive oil infused sauce (there were several options to choose from) and I was assured by the waitress that it wasn't too spicy. I guess it's... More 

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1 Thank odh2014
Waterbury, Connecticut
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

i stooped in with a friend for dinner and drinks on a thursday night at 6.45. we sat at the bar and the bartender told us that she was very busy and we would have to wait our turn for our drinks. we were the only two people at the bar. we got our drinks after fifteen minutes and asked... More 

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1 Thank mark m
Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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4 Thank axisd
New Castle, Delaware
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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3 Thank Moten919
litchfield,CT
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank jerika
Waterbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Townz
Waterbury
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Stacy B
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471 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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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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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