A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE
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 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 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!


WINE
an epic adventure in wines
from around the world
BAR
the chronicles of cocktails,
craft beers and spirits
BISTRO
a story of traditions through 
mediterranean & american cuisine
PARKING
There are 4 public parking lots nearby. 

(1)  Behind the Library Bldg 
(2)  Simpson Court (limited) 
(3) The Wooding-Caplan Lot 
(4) The Town Hall Lot            
RESERVATIONS
Call us at:
203-678-4656

Reservations are recommended for dinner in our dining rooms but not required. We have a beautiful loft in the bar area for lounging with a drink or for ordering tapas. There is seating at the bar as well. 

We are handicapped accessible with a ramp located to the left of the front entrance of the building which leads into the bar area. The Library staff will gladly help make you and your guests comfortable.


Planning to dine with us before a show, or an event nearby? Please plan your reservations at least 2 hours prior to allow adequate time for enjoying our handcrafted cuisine and to account for travel.
HOURS
bar open later
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday 10 am - 9 pm

Lunch 
Served Monday, Wednesday-Saturday until 3:00 pm

Restaurant closed on Tuesday

Brunch Buffet
Served Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm

Happy Hour!
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday
from 3 pm - 6:30 pm
Available in our Loft, Patio and Bar Areas
Seating is first come first serve.

Private Events are available for day and night events.
See our Banquets section
GOUVEIA VINEYARDS
Also visit our winery, located high atop 140 sun-kissed acres. Built of stone and old timbers, the Stone House winery and location command spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of lush woodland, open fields and over 32 acres of pristine vineyards.

Bring food, family and friends to enjoy a glass of one of our 13 award winning wines. Picnic in the summer or cozy up to a warm fire in the winter. Come relax and savor the charming surroundings of Wallingford, CT.
CONTACT US
General Inquiries E-mail

Private Events E-mail
events@thelibrarywinebar.com

Telephone
  203-678-4656
 
ABOUT US
Ten years after the opening of Gouveia Vineyards, the Gouveia family was inspired to bring the vacant old library back to life.
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