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Bissell House Reastaurant and Bar

378 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-431-4440
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Ranked #30 of 87 Restaurants in Ridgefield
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My favorite time to eat at Bissell House is for lunch with a girlfriend, but dinner out, especially on Wednesday nights when they offer a highly discounted price on bottles of wine, is also a hit with my husband and me. Request a seat in the front window so you can people watch, too. If you eat here in the... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've been to Bissell House many times but had stayed away because of the uneven kitchen and service that was more impressed with itself than it deserved to be. Had a lovely couple of glasses of wine and light meal there recently on a cold night. Syd (Sid) was our responsive server. I remain a bit skeptical but am open... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

The food was very pedestrian and lacking creativity. The Mac and cheese didn't even rival boxed products. Limited menu with uninteresting selections. Amateur wait staff but try hard with no leadership. Truly lacks an identity, needs to start over with a new vibe. Sorry but true, mediocrity in the food business these days isnt acceptable.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great food, casual pub like atmosphere and good service. You can sit outside on the sidewalk outside for some great people watching in downtown Ridgefield.

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South Salem, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Interesting how different our experiences can be just days apart. We hadn't been to this establishment since the new owner took over in 2009, and after reading some of the prior reviews, we did so tonight with some trepidation. But since we had tickets for the Ridgefield Playhouse, we decided to give it a try. I'm glad we did. Our... More 

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Goldens Bridge, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good menu and food is well plated and tasteful. Service was abominable! We had to ask for water, bread, extra plates, check from a total of 6 different servers plus the manager who could not get the rhythm correct. Immature and inexperienced staff and we would NOT return.

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South Salem, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We used to go to Bissell House regularly but service became very slow and lax. Recently we tried again and service was frustratingly slow when there were few patrons and plenty of server staff. The food was good and could have been better. I had to get up to find the server to pay the check. We won't go back... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I enjoyed our meal the other evening, my guests raved about the food and the very comfortable atmosphere.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have dined here over the years many times and it's always been ok... Never great. But two weeks ago my husband and I dined here because it was a nice evening and we were look for a place to eat outside with our new puppy. He is a 7 pound Bichon. I ask the hostest that night if we... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yellow fin tuna BLT is off the charts! I often have it and it's always good. Great sweet potato fries and sandwiches. Service is a little slow, but the food overcomes that.

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Additional Information about Bissell House Reastaurant and Bar

Address: 378 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone Number: 203-431-4440
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Eclectic

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