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Bissell House Reastaurant and Bar

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378 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-431-4440
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cozy Brunch

Just went to Bissell house to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday who lives in the area. Was delightfully surpassed by how good the brunch was and the service was outstanding. Pamela was our waitress and went out of her way to satisfy our every request. The eggs benedict (without meat per request... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Ruth S
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Scarsdale, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Awful flatbread pizza that tasted like a frozen Mama Celeste pizza. Aloof server who brought me a glass of Malbec when I had ordered white wine. Then grunted at us the rest of tthe time. $55 for crap food for two......I won't be back!!

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Scarsdale, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just went to Bissell house to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday who lives in the area. Was delightfully surpassed by how good the brunch was and the service was outstanding. Pamela was our waitress and went out of her way to satisfy our every request. The eggs benedict (without meat per request) was delicious and one of the best my husband... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
87 helpful votes 87 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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