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The Library Wine Bar & Bistro

60 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3720
+1 203-678-4656
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“crostini” (9 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Portuguese, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
60 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3720
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is very apparent that’s a lot of effort went into that restaurant to inspire a warm, rich, and relaxing atmosphere . However very little effort went into choosing the staff . The quality,presentation and attitude of the staff does not match the atmosphere. Inexperienced...More

Thank Inas A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the Paella. You won't regret it. I also like the chicken arugula salad. The building is beautiful. The dining room can get a bit noisy on busy nights.

Thank AnnieG72
The Library W, Front Office Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a family dinner with 3 generations including 2 youngsters. Food was above average but pricey. Portions were fine, selection good, but overall unremarkable. Short ribs were tasty and plentiful but served with an under cooked rice. Seafood dishes were very average and not what...More

Thank Larry M
The Library W, Guest Relations Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your constructive and thoughtful feedback, Larry M. We are committed to constant improvement, and reviews like yours help us greatly in our efforts. We do hope you try us again when you are in the area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It appears I have been coddled and spoiled by Caseus in New Haven. They're on break creating a new restaurant, so we opted for The Library in Wallingford. I had enjoyed t a very nice happy hour there with a friend 2 years ago. Unfortunately,...More

Thank lorrilux
The Library W, Guest Relations Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are always seeking ways to improve, and it is with the help of these reviews that we are able to hone in on the most important suggestions and comments, those of our patrons. Particularly useful were your comments about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed brunch here for about the 5th time over the last 6 months. Excellent. The usual eggs and pancakes plus prime rib, omelettes, salmon, pasta and popovers. Also delicious desserts. Also try the sangria.

Thank Jerry F
The Library W, Guest Relations Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, Jerry! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Overpriced and underwhelmed. Had seafood Paella and my husband had stuffed pork chop. The paella was not flavorful and had the smallest half of a slipper lobster tail. The pork chop wasnt even on the bone and was tasty but miniscule and there wasnt a...More

Thank Christine S
The Library W, Front Office Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

The experience you described are not the level of services we strive to provide and we apologize your visit was unsatisfactory. Your feedback will be shared with our team. Please give our managers a call at 203-678-4656 to discuss your visit. We would like the...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

In addition to having delicious wines, this establishment has great ambiance and tasty food! It's in a former library and has very attractive furnishings. I recommend going with a group of 4-6 people and ordering a variety of small dishes off of the menu and...More

Thank Patti_Bessette
The Library W, Front Office Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Really impressed with quality of service and uniquely tasteful meal. Very accommodating food prep for both lactose and carb/keto diet considerations. Wonderfully pleasant and knowledgeable staff — both at greeting and waiter + servers. We greatly enjoyed the chorizo mussels, fresh soup, super salad, the...More

Thank TCNKRI
The Library W, Front Office Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you! We hope you come again soon.

Reviewed July 12, 2018

We had been hearing great things about The Library for a while and decided to try it out for dinner and drinks. The building itself is very cool inside. The menu has mostly tapas, with a lot of selections, and a decent selection entrees. Service...More

Thank Lauren M
The Library W, Front Office Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Service was friendly and attentive. Had the paella was excellent. Also steak with a fried egg on top. High key would recommend.

Thank John R
The Library W, Guest Relations Manager at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive and thoughtful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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March 12, 2018|
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Response from peteymac | Reviewed this property |
I enjoyed The Library. Unique décor. It will be a good choice.
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Yes it is. They have a ramp to the left of the front door
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3720
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-678-4656
  • E-mail
Description
We've combined the essence of historic downtown Wallingford with the old-world traditions of Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, along with a worldwide wine selection, to bring you Wallingford's newest and most unique dining experience. The Library Wine Bar and Bistro is literally Wallingford's old town library. Built in 1899, it was passionately and lovingly restored back to its classic, architectural beauty by the Gouveia family of Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford, CT. Come and dive into a new chapter of an old Wallingford landmark. Savour the comforts of traditional cuisine, wine and spirits while nestled at a comfortable table near our cozy fire...and let the story begin!
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