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The 1249 Winebar

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1249 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708-3100
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1239 is no longer available but suggest that when in the area you eat at San Marino which was excellent and just minuets from the Hampton Inn of Waterbury

Thank nandam3
New York City
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice classy place with a deck. It's a little on the pricey side but the food is worth it and good. They also have bands sometimes and I think occasionally a DJ.

Thank Tallchief.
Waterbury, Connecticut
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The management wants this place to be upscale, but only the prices fits the bill. The menu is so limited, I almost went somewhere else. The attitude of the manager was hilarious. He tried to school me on scotch and he had a weak selection. He owns the liquor store next door and had way better stuff there. Pretentious with... More 

1 Thank Derek B
Limerick, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant 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 

Thank ellenz2012
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153 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

2 Thank David H
Woodbury, Connecticut
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

1 Thank odh2014
Waterbury, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank mark m
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

5 Thank axisd
New Castle, Delaware
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

3 Thank Moten919
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55 reviews
35 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1249 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06708-3100
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 203-756-1249
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?