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9 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3709
(203) 265-6393
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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new jersey
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here last weekend for dinner. The service was just okay . Food order was not done properly. Server said would remove a drink. He did not. I ordered shrimp and cheese grits. Shrimp dry bland and overcooked. Grits had no flavor. Was disappointed. Other members of my party had steaks and said they were great.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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278 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting menu- food was tasty but I wish dishes came with a side other than grits. It was good though.

Thank MM8803
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town for meetings. This is the second time I've been to J. Christian's and haven't been disappointed yet. Our server, John, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. Look forward to a return visit next time we're in Wallingford.

Thank JW1126
Wallingford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good, food was very good. Something for the whole family. Good location easy to get to. Felt right at home.

Thank Joseph P
Long Island, NY
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136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying one of the other eateries on the same block (which was crowded & so noisy I could barely hear myself think), we came upon J. Christian's. From the outside, this looks like an upscale, expensive restaurant. Inside, it certainly is elegant - with polite, friendly, and efficient staff, and a grand atmosphere - but prices are surprisingly reasonable.... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Would you like to feel wrapped in a blanket of wonderful cuisine in a setting of architecture you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere? Stop by J. Christian's and let the chef prepare something special for you while you look around you at the transformation your surroundings went through over the years. If that special someone takes you there, prepared... More 

Thank codderwannabes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I've been to J. Christians at least 10 times. I've not once thought service, food or ambiance was lacking. At night because of no natural lighting, the place is even more beautiful.IE the pictures I posted of lighting.The web dite has many pics. Onto the most important issue. FOOD . Every dish I have had be it salmon, crab cakes,... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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278 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I usually pick the restaurants but my husband chose this one. The selections were very interesting and the food was quite good. I wish there were some healthier, less carby options but we probably will be returning.

Thank MM8803
North Andover, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here before going to a concert at the nearby Toyota Oakdale Theater. The building is very impressive, built originally as a bank in 1921. The service was very good and the food was also quite good. My entree was a chicken cutlet served over an unusual hollow pasta and the flavors and texture were... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are big fans of JC's but were a little nervous about going as "word about town" was that with the new chef it just wasn't the same. Happy to report a lot of the old recipes and offerings are back, along with some new items reflecting the new chef's flare. Ok, except no caramelized onion cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: (203) 265-6393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?