The breakfast was good for the price. The salmon was my favorite. I?ve tasted better salmon meat before, but the combination with other vegetables kicked it up a notch. The key lime pie was too sugary for my taste, but it was well made. The tipping was good. They don?t slap 18% gratuity for basically doing nothing; they just round off the change.
I would give them 10 stars if I could! We went there for my wife's birthday and we had a great time! The food was very good, the wine list was expansive and the cocktails were all good. I did not have beer but I saw their taplist and it was a nice variety of styles from local and regional breweries. The ambience and decor were delightful, welcoming and classy. Overall a very very nice place to visit!
Great place to come if you?re in Wallingford, CT, and want something a little more upscale than the other restaurants around. I?ve been here numerous times, and every time, they haven?t failed to disappoint. The staff is friendly and efficient, although wait times can get a little long on busier nights. The food is great. Being a steak person myself, I recommend the steak in particular. I love how they have different areas of the restaurant with different vibes. I?ve always come here for the fancy restaurant type feel, but if you want more of a bar type feel, they have that too.
This is a very nice spot for brunch. At our most recent visit, the service and food was great. Beautiful place and lovely atmosphere.
I love the character of the building, love the entrance. The food was tasteful. Unfortunately service was worse than any Applebee's. We had a private event room upstairs. 1 drinking bartender, and 1 MIA server. Empty plates and cups left on the table for the entire 3 hours. I had to search for the server to get waters refilled for the 4 tables. They were not attentive at all. The funny part was the bartender (guy showing off his tattoos) was taking shots every so often, and constantly on his cell phone, never making eye contact when we would order drinks. Only response was, " yeah, you will have to wait 2 minutes ``. Bartender not professional or presentable. I would not come back for a private party event ever again and probably not for anything more than drinks. Wish this could have been better, I had really high hopes of this place.
This was our 2nd experience at the library recently and it did not go as well as we expected. My wife's medium rare steak was cold on the inside and my rear steak was crispy/charcoaled on the outside. On a good note our waitress was extremely professional and the management was more than willing to compensate us for all the inconvenience.
Wonderful atmosphere and beautiful decor. Came here for dinner with my family, it wasn?t first time here so I knew what to expect. The food was delicious everyone enjoyed their dinner, the steaks were overdone but still excellent! Service was good, I would have given 5 stars if the steaks weren?t overdone
Updated: Finding a magical place to dine is different for each person and can involve many things - a view, a location, a Chef, a type of cuisine, whether there is live music - jazz, rock, a solo classical pianist, or a good soundtrack - a favorite table, dish or ambience. This Mediterranean restaurant is now one of mine. Interior design, seating, food, drinks, service and appeal are all exceptional. Truly wish I lived closer. Some notes about our dinner: Our house cocktails, "The Librarian" and "Dancing with the devil," were mixed perfectly and had good pours. My gin martini was filled to the brim with rejuvenating cold components and fresh mint. The waiter walked very carefully to our table to set it down without spilling a drop. The whiskey drink with amaro and honey plays the bitter liqueur with the sweet nectar in a pleasing way. It's a serious concoction meant to be savored. We shared an appetizer on the regular tapas menu, steak crostini, which is sublime with its mushroom-gorgonzola cream sauce, balsamic reduction and herbs, tender charred medium rare beef and a robust bread that still gives a crunchy bite despite its creamy bed. Both entrées were magnificent. Chicken Paillard, a favorite of our waiter's, Ryan, had a good portion size with two chicken breasts that are breaded and pan fried, with capers, artichoke, garlic and a lemon cream sauce. It's served with well-made mashed potatoes and green beans, the latter not being tough and under done which is common these days. Everything was properly seasoned. A special, a braised lamb shank in panko with red wine au jus, carrots, spinach and tomato served on parmesan polenta was melt in your mouth tender, warm and inviting with the many flavors melding in every forkful. Only thing that could have been better was if the shank was bigger so there was more of it. Cappuccino with Amaretto came in a nice big cup with the right amount of foam. The double espresso was smooth and hot served with the traditional lemon twist on the side.
Mediterranean food for any occasion at The Library Wine Bar and Bistro located in the Wallingford area. We prioritize getting you the highest quality food possible, for example our exquisite chicken. Our menu is filled to the brim with options that will leave you desperate to come back for more. Browse our restaurant menu or give us a call (203) 678-4656!
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