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1249 Wine Bar LLC
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1249 W Main St Waterbury, CT 06708
1249 West Main StreetUSConnecticutWaterbury06708
$$Wine BarToday 12–10PM
Friday 12–10PMSaturday 12–10PMSunday 12–8PMMonday 12–10PMTuesday 12–10PMWednesday 12–10PMThursday 12–10PM

Enjoy a food and wine experience like no other. With selections of charming whites and succulent reds, at 1249 we pair our savory dishes with the most complementary choices from our vast array of wines. We have over 100 wines on our list!


Looking for something refreshing? Enjoy our award-winning martinis and all natural cocktails prepared with 1249's own fresh fruit infusions and herbal extracts. Is craft beer more your thing? We have nine rotating taps and our bottled beer list is second to none.  


Our menu is based upon fresh, local, farm to table food. We get our meat, seafood and produce delivered fresh every day. Our chef even picks his own produce.


Delicious, fresh food. Wines chosen by our own Master Sommelier. Award-winning Martinis. Local craft beer. There is truly something for everyone at 1249 Wine Bar.

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Over 100 wines & a strong local beer list keep the patio buzzing at this American eatery & wine bar.- Google
"I highly recommend the Pecan , dried cranberry Chicken!"
"The best wine by the glass selection around."
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D Miller
a year ago
Great place, we sat outside and enjoyed the evening. The best wine by the glass selection around. The home made fire roasted habanero tequila was put in a mango margarita and was incredible, our small party had several of them. Well be back many times! Oh yeah the food. we never have had a bad meal, always done perfectly and delicious.
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mike F
2 years ago
Tonight we had reservations for 8(placed in advance) for a special event. We arrived at 1249 only to find out they never had our reservation. We had to wait for about 20 mins, and they put us upstairs in a room that is hardly used. The waitress was great and new. This is when our experience turned bad. We were brought upstairs, the air was blowing so hard, 2 of our seats were unbearable to sit under. The 8 meals we ordered, only 4 were right. The manager of the night did not do anything about all the trouble we had. I think he ended up taking off a few bucks on one order that was under cooked twice. The manager came up to talk to the waitress after he found out about our experience. He walked up the stairs and didn't even make eye contact with our table put everything on the new waitress to deal with our problems. Wow, I thought 1249 would be a nice experience, turned out a very bad one.
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Thomas Lee
4 years ago
This place is the worst, we waited for 45 minutes after placing order for our wine. And they said oh we cannot find that wine let us pick for you. How can you place a drink order not be served for 45 minutes and get told we don't have that in stock. Cannot tell you about the food either because we walked out and they did not even care. I don't even give them a one star. This place is terrible.
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Chris G
2 years ago
Service was so slow, and on a week night when the place was empty
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Chris Slaney
a year ago
Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I highly recommend the Pecan , dried cranberry Chicken!! Awesome!!
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Dan Overholt
2 years ago
I like this place. The service is friendly, the food is tasty, and the menu has a good variety. I noticed that service is a bit slow when they get busy. Show up on a average Tuesday, though, and they'll treat you like royalty!
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Liz Pliska
a year ago
A favorite! Great wine, beer and cocktails.
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4 years ago
Okay, now I've been here twice, once with some girlfriends and again last night with my husband and another couple. I have to say that the menu is ambitious and well-executed and easily competes with, if not, surpasses most restaurants in the greater Waterbury area and even statewide. As for the service, it has been night and day. The first time I dined our waitress was so inept that I wanted to hug her like my daughter and she seemed on the verge of tears. That being said, after dining again last night, the service was impeccable. My husband can be a little impatient with waitstaff (he's a perfectionist), but our waiter was clearly 3 steps ahead of him the whole way. When asked for a wine selection, the waiter suggested that we wait until after we picked our entrees and he would base his pick on that...and surprise, he didn't bring the most expensive bottle on the list. Recommended Dishes - French Onion Soup, Scallop Entree, Mushroom Raviolis, Hanger Steak + an appetizer plate of assorted little goodies!
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