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9 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
(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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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Mac & Cheese is amazing. The meatloaf dish and the sweet potato gnochi are delicious as well. Never a bad meal ther.

Thank SuePM
Kinderhook, New York
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a new chef & a new menu with some of the same long term Signature Dishes. The menu has a southern Flavors flare. We shared their Panzanella salad, which was more than plenty for 2, along with a short rib dinner and a fried chicken dinner. Both meals were quite tasty, plentiful portions and served by a very attentive... More 

Thank Jay V
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restored bank with some interesting menu choices. Love the southern inspired shrimp and grits, popovers, and cheese plate. Wish it could hold more people for parties and that there were more menu additions.

Thank Kathleen P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic happy hour menu, the absolute best cheese board I have ever had!!!! Caramelized onion cheddar, dried apricots, fresh local honey, fig jam, oh my!!!! The short rib tacos, and a fair wine list.

Thank Ash R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Shrimp and Grits and as meals go this was one of the bests I have ever had. The Sea Hag IPA quenched my thirst and the truffle fries served as a tasty appetizer. I would have preferred the pop overs but they were out.

Thank Craig O
Glastonbury, CT
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently took my boyfriend here for his birthday. J Christian’s is a former bank that was renovated beautifully. There is a grand staircase that takes you upstairs to second floor dining. We asked to sit upstairs so we could look down on the bar area. For a Tuesday night it was surprisingly busy. There was a rather large graduation... More 

Thank Emily P
Greenwich, Connecticut
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We went with another couple before a concert at the Oakdale Theatre on a Saturday night. Everything about our dining experience was excellent. The food was really, really good. It was hard to select an entree from all the fabulous choices. Our waiter had been working there for 3+ years and recommended several appetizers and entrees. In addition to the... More 

Thank Cindy27M
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

What a fantastic spot for dinner really cool place. We were here graduation weekend may 22 party of ten. Our waitress was fabulous....so sweet great service everyone loved the food. The wine list was really nice and a nice pour also! Fish tacos were great as were the shrimp and grits. Only negative would be more vegatarian options .

Thank mwaight5
Cheshire, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I had a pasta dish with tomato sauce. It was some of the best pasta sauce I ever had. It was definitely homemade. The portions were generous, The service was excellent. My family had steak and seafood, also excellently prepared. The drinks are good too. Stop by. Its worth the trip to Wallingford

Thank Cynthia K
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Met an old friend there for dinner and had a great meal. The service was great and the food was excellent. Had the a couple of appetizers, the short ribs and a fillet and it was all great. Terrific beer selection and good wines by the glass at reasonable prices. The architecture is really nice and parking was easy with... More 

Thank Jim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: (203) 265-6393

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?