The Library Wine Bar & Bistro

4.8
14 reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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 by the Gouveia family of Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford, CT.

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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CarrieM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, The Library did not disappoint for our Ladies Only Brunch. Always delicious and such a fabulous atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quiet for a Friday night, we had the outdoor patio to ourselves. Our server, Hannah, was very accommodating. Checked in with us multiple times along with a manager. With COVID we are not eating out as much, so it was nice to go and have such a great experience.

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rcollinge
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been to the The Library numerous times and we've never been disappointed. The food and service is always excellent.

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TonyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply fantastic...wonderful ambience and the food is spectacular .

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SKEvans
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our second time coming for brunch. We loved it so much, we had to come back. OMG Lobster Grilled Cheese! Incredibly affordable too at $17. And let me say, they do not skimp on the lobster. They also have the option of getting a fresh bellini, depending what's available. This time we had a carafe of raspberry bellini. Delicious! The architecture is beautiful and the staff are lovely. We will definitely be back!

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ShanaM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was great place to visit! Cute and quiet, absolutely perfect for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in town for a “mommy getaway” and was recommended by our B&B. This restaurant did not disappoint! We were greeted pleasantly, and the food was delicious! Another good thing is that food came pretty quickly! I have no complaints here 5 stars!

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MicheleS
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to the Library for our anniversary. Our bar tender Nick was outstanding. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was superb. We will be back

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Bryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The restaurant is spacious with ample room to dine in the formal dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, or more casual dining in the bar area at high top tables, regular tables, or at the bar. There is a rear dining room for special occasions. The owners are Wallingford vineyard owners, the Gouveia family.

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CarolC
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I was impressed with the atmosphere & the service. The COVID safety protocols were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Outstanding experience.

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BethB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Library is our fast favorite. They are really managing to the Covid-19 protocols. Everything is clean and socially distant. We enjoyed meals outside all summer and have now enjoyed brunch and dinner inside. The staff and food are always perfect.

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BrunoC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice dining area. Very good meal. Large portions

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service, convenient parking. Patio area outside front of restaurant has nice view of center of town and historic buildings. A bit noisy due to being on the Main Street, which shouldn’t be a problem for big city dwellers , but might be a drawback for those who like a quiet atmosphere.

FAQs

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

The Library Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.