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“Cozy Dining Spot”

The Library Wine Bar & Bistro
Ranked #6 of 188 Restaurants in Wallingford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Reservations
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!
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We recently went to The Library for dinner. There was much debate about choosing between tapas and a dinner before we went, we ended up getting a selection of tapas and dessert. We started out with the Vineyard Harvest, which was a great selection of meats and cheeses. We followed with salads - The Library and the PLT, both of which were tasty. Our choice of tapas were the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Mac-N-Cheese, and Fried Calamari, which gave a nice variety of tastes and textures. The chicken was good, the calamari was very good and the mac-n-cheese was outstanding. We finished the meal with pumpkin cheesecake and apple cobbler, both of which provided a great ending.
The service was a little slow that night, as they were short-handed and it was fairly crowded, but our waitress did a good job of keeping us updated.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank Dave O
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

I have loved coming to the Library many times over the past few years while visting my mother in Wallingford. The food is always good but often takes too long to get to the table. And I believe that unfortunately, The Library is understaffed on holidays (or possibly the kitchen is too small to handle the volume of orders) and we have been disappointed frequently. Looking for a nice alternative.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Had a quick dinner here. The food was ok. I was hoping for some more interesting Tapas type food, and was a bit underwhelmed. Also, the staff seemed to be disorganized on a busy night.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Windwood32
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Had an excellent lunch in the bar, had lump crab , and Baxter IPA, it was great, and the service was wonderful.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Passenger798499
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Reception room was adequate for our party but nothing special to look at. Food was good and and kept well stocked. Drinks were over priced.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Petewer
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