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The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, Wallingford, CT

The Library Wine Bar & Bistro

4.6
4.6
600 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE
We've combined the essence of historic downtown Wallingford with exquisite cuisine, along with a worldwide wine selection to bring you Wallingford's most unique dining experience.

The Library Wine Bar and Bistro is Wallingford's original town library. Built in 1899, it was passionately and lovingly restored back to its classic, architectural beauty in 2014.

Executive Chef Jonathan Harris, and the Massella family invite you to come and dive into a new chapter of an old Wallingford landmark. Savor 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (203) 678-4656
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Harris
  • Private party facilities
    Host an event with us! Email us at events@thelibrarywinebar.com, or call our events phone number at 203-678-4912.
  • Neighborhood
    New Haven
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Haven

    Great for brunch

  • New Haven

    American

600 Reviews
  1. JudyC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Lydia was delightful! I ordered scallops and they were done to perfection! The wine selection was limited but there were some very good wines available and the mark up wasn’t outrageous. My husband recommends the duck. It was perfectly cooked and the accompaniments enhanced the flavor. Overall a great experience. We’ll be back.

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  2. MatthewG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first time at Library. Food was delicious and plentiful. Everything was served hot. Our server, Shay was terrific. We were seated upstairs and she had the whole room. So she and her assistants had to carry everything up a long flight of stairs. Everything came on time and with a smile. I strongly recommend Library. Great food, service and ambience. I will be back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1 crab cake for an appetizer was a little underwhelming

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t love that no one knew that it was a birthday dinner. We didn’t say anything either

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  5. TM24

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered a bunch of apps and desserts for our meal. Delish!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have a great meal here! The service is excellent is so is the food!

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  7. CristyM

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and delicious cocktails. Would highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was definitely overbooked. I got 6 or more confirmations from Open table, and when I got there, they did not find my reservation (strange). Upon arrival, I was quickly told I need to finish in 1.5 hours...then no beverage service for 20 minutes. There were more people than the staff could handle. The staff kept a smile on their face. Omelet guy could slice prime rib, while eggs were cooking. Buffet at end was not close to buffet at beginning.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can not wait to go back! Really want to try the Duck!!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Debbie was friendly and amazing! The food was delicious and cooked to perfection.

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FAQs

The Library Wine Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 678-4656.

The Library Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 600 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Library Wine Bar & Bistro

60 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New Haven
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Harris
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (203) 678-4656
  • Private party facilities
    Host an event with us! Email us at events@thelibrarywinebar.com, or call our events phone number at 203-678-4912.
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