What was once an old library, the historic building at 60 North Main Street is now home to the fabulous Library Wine Bar and Bistro in Wallingford, CT. With exceptional Portuguese fare, memorable cocktails, and a cozy atmosphere, the restored library has evolved into one of the best restaurants in Wallingford! Read below for what to expect at this elegant bistro and wine bar. Looking for more things to do on your Wallingford getaway? Discover our top recommendations on activities, local attractions, upcoming events, and more.
Have a Novel Good Time at the Library Restaurant in Wallingford, CT!
Enjoy Delicious Food
Traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine fill the menu and will soon fill your taste buds at the Library Wine Bar & Bistro in Wallingford, CT. You’ll find classic specialties such as seafood or vegetable paella and modern, inventive tapas such as three-cheese Bechamel mac ‘n’ cheese. On Sundays, visit the Library for a delicious brunch buffet and other classic brunch entrees.
Reservations are recommended for dinner in the dining rooms. The Library also features a loft in the bar area where you can order tapas and drinks. Seating is available at the bar as well.
Sip Fantastic Drinks
With an array of housemade cocktails and a large selection of imported and local wines, the Library does not skimp on the drink options. Happy hour (every day from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) is a great opportunity to enjoy your drink alongside delicious small bites and artisan pizzas. If you’re at the Library for brunch, you can choose from several classic brunch cocktails like the Library Mimosa or the Peach Bellini. If you’re feeling adventurous, give the Bacon & Jalapeno Bloody Mary a try!
Visit on Ladies’ Night
Calling all ladies, Thursday nights at the Library are meant for you! Every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., enjoy the Ladies’ Night three-course menu that includes an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert, all for just $25. With plenty of delicious options and large portions, the Ladies’ Night special is a great deal.
Save Room for Dessert!
The made-from-scratch desserts at the Library will put any dessert lover in sweets heaven. Choose from decadent options like a warm chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean gelato or a classic, rich crème brulee with a caramel crust. Top off your dessert with a fresh cup of coffee or a handcrafted after-dinner cocktail.
More Unique Places in Wallingford
If you loved the Library Wine Bar & Bistro, you’ll also love their vineyard which sits atop 140 rolling acres. In addition to unique restaurants and vineyards, Wallingford is home to fabulous concerts, scenic hiking trails, world-class spas, and more. Our Vacation Guide (link above) is packed with suggestions on things to do, but a few of our favorites include:
Where to Stay
Just a 5-minute walk from the Library Wine Bar and Bistro, the Wallingford Victorian Inn is the best place for a wonderful night’s stay! Our charming accommodations feature everything you need for an indulgent and romantic getaway. Enjoy plush robes, towel warmers, luxurious linens, beautiful decor, and more. Plus, you’ll love being just two blocks away from an array of fabulous restaurants and shops! Our knowledgeable hosts will be happy to help you navigate the area.
Ready to plan the ultimate getaway? Check the availability of all our accommodations and book your stay today! We look forward to hosting you soon.