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Bailey's Backyard

23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
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Ranked #48 of 86 Restaurants in Ridgefield
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: An American Farm To Table Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and meats. Recently remodeled and rebranded
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have loved Bailey's for lunch, but this is the first time we had dinner and it was wonderful. The Autumn Menu had a number of nice choices. We enjoyed our appetizers - pan roasted Hudson Valley foie gras and the chicken & waffles. For entrees, we ordered the blackened mahi mahi and one of the specials - the Berkshire... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had been a few years back and was not thrilled. Everyone said that it has gone farm to table and was super... So of course we would go back....had kale salad and monkfish, which was nice... My husband had pork belly app which was mushy not crispy, and 'skirt' steak as it is one of our favorites.... But seemed more... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I always enjoyed Bailey's Backyard until they changed to a Farm to Table restaurant. The atmosphere has changed and seems rather dull. And the most disappointing aspect was the high price for MUCH smaller portions. The food was tasty but I gave half of my entree to my husband as his entree was ridiculously small. Neither of us was satisfied... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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104 reviews 104 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went back to Bailey's Backyard after more than a year. This used to be a favorite pre-concert dining spot before events at the Ridgefield Playhouse. They have recently redecorated and re-vamped the menu -- much more expensive than it used to be. Dinner was fine, but overpriced with limited choices. Probably won't be back any time soon.

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New York, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Not a ton of choices for brunch in Ridgefield. I find most restaurants in this town to be average at best and only busy because there just aren't many good choices around. Looking to celebrate my moms birthday with a little Sunday brunch. So we made a rez for Baileys as it always looks nice when we walk past to... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A friend suggested we have lunch here and I said yes because I haven't been there for several years. The service was a little scattered as we were not quite sure who was supposed to be taking care of our table. My meal had its highs and lows. My salad was great,but the chicken in my sandwich was so dry... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This little unassuming restaurant does not disappoint. The ambience is unpretentious, the staff and chef provide exceptional service, and it proved difficult to choose among the offerings on the menu. Our plates were beautiful to look at with interesting flavors and combinations. Everything is fresh, local, and delicious and the S'mores cake was a unique treat after such a fabulous... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit Bailey's Backyard on Friday September 12th 2014 for the first time. We found the recommendations on Trip Advisor first of course. We were delighted to discover the excellent food that is all locally sourced. The Chef is obviously paying very close attention to detail as every dish we had was just a little more... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Re-visited after a period of time and learning about their new menu. Lunch time and not crowded. Service was immediate and pleasant. Variety was sufficient for lunch time, whether for a full meal or sandwich/burger. The 50-50 burger was delicious and served just as I requested. The lobster/bacon sandwich was stuffed and tasty. Leave room for sinful desserts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Came to Ridgefield for a concert. We stopped into Bailey's for a quick meal. Sal is a great host, his team took great care of us, the cornbread and honey & fried green tomatoes were tremendous and tried the 50-50 burger, great too! We'll be back - thanks!

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Additional Information about Bailey's Backyard

Address: 23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
Phone Number: 203-431-0796
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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