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Bissell House Reastaurant and Bar

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378 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-431-4440
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loud but very good food.

Have eaten here several times. Have never been disappointed with their food. The service is a bit uneven. Don't ever seem real happy to see a customer at the door. The bar crowd can make it a bit loud but OK if you are there for a good meal and not a romance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Raymond M
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have eaten here several times. Have never been disappointed with their food. The service is a bit uneven. Don't ever seem real happy to see a customer at the door. The bar crowd can make it a bit loud but OK if you are there for a good meal and not a romance.

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Westchester County, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A new menu with a wide variety... something for everyone. We love the roasted cauliflower pizza with truffle oil and the home-made veggie burger. The house burger is tasty too! Cozy booths, friendly wait staff and priced well. Give it a try!

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 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
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 378 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: 203-431-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
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

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