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23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
203-431-0796
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: An American Farm To Table Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and...
An American Farm To Table Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and meats. Recently remodeled and rebranded
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Creative and tasty, if pricey, farm to table fare

Bailey's latest iteration is a satisfying farm to table experience, though it comes at a price. The food is made from fresh, local ingredients that are prepared in a creative fashion with almost universally delicious results. Daily specials are worth a try, but the menu offers something for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Ironhorse70
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We've been to Bailey's dozens of times since it opened over ten years ago. We have always enjoyed our outings. Until recently. Our group of five went for Sunday brunch recently and was completely turned off by the demeanor of the hostess. We needed a fifth chair for our table of five (our reservation was for five as well) and... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Bailey's latest iteration is a satisfying farm to table experience, though it comes at a price. The food is made from fresh, local ingredients that are prepared in a creative fashion with almost universally delicious results. Daily specials are worth a try, but the menu offers something for everyone, although vegetarians don't have much to choose from. The only consistent... More 

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Impressive entree presentation and friendly service. It can get a bit loud, but they also have seating on the side of the restaurant that can be much quieter. Always a yummy meal!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time at Baileys and weren't sure what to expect. Overall the food was very good and it showed from plating of the dish through to the taste. The chef even came out and asked how we liked our meal. A nice touch for a busy weekend evening. We were in the back room where the accommodations... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've been dining at Bailey's five or six times a year since they first opened in 1999. Both for lunch and dinner, but predominantly dinner. In 2013 Bailey's adopted the now trendy farm-to-table style and I feared the worst. I hate change. Well, my fears were unfounded. The food is as good (or better) as it ever was, as is... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to Bailey's several times since it was remodeled. A few dinners and at least one lunch. The menu is unique, the food well prepared, the service first-class. The atmosphere is better than is was before it was remodeled but it could use improvement, that is the only reason I did not give it 5 stars. The prices... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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192 reviews 192 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I had a very nice mail here. The food was excellent, the menu options were also excellent. Good service - you're kinda scrunched in as there's not a ton of room, but I guess that's part of the charm. We will return.

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Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: 203-431-0796

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

An American Farm To Table Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and meats. Recently remodeled and rebranded
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?