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Bailey's Backyard

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23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
+1 203-431-0796
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Creative menu; nice surprise in Ridgefield

Upon entering this restaurant on is not favorably impressed. It looks like a hole-in-the-wall without much to raise one's expectations. Don't be deceived. Once we saw the creative menu our whole perception changed. The waiter was knowledgeable and efficient as was the entire staff. the hostess... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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  • Local cuisine
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Bailey's Backyard was one of the first places my fiance and I went on a date and two years later, Bailey's is still one of our favorites. We live 45 minutes away, but we always eat at Bailey's whenever we are in Ridgefield. Bailey's is cozy, casual and unassuming, but the menu and service is amazing. I've tried something new... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife, daughter and I recently had to travel to Ridgefield and were looking for a place to enjoy dinner. After searching online, we selected Bailey's Backyard because of their previous great reviews and their farm to table menu. We had the opportunity to experience them on a very busy Wednesday night on which they serve a price fixed tasting... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Upon entering this restaurant on is not favorably impressed. It looks like a hole-in-the-wall without much to raise one's expectations. Don't be deceived. Once we saw the creative menu our whole perception changed. The waiter was knowledgeable and efficient as was the entire staff. the hostess was charming. I had the Red Snapper special on a bed of mashed potatoes... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We have lived in Ridgefield for 5 years and this is our restaurant in town. We usually order lots of small things and share, and really enjoy the creativeness of the menu and the fact that it changes each season. We particularly enjoy the soups, salads, appetizers and deserts (we often skip the main plates these are so good!). Pretty... More 

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connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I unfortunately chose this restaurant for a special Father's Day Brunch. The ambiance was cute but on the drab side. The waitress was pleasant but not attentive. I had to ask the bus boy what beverages were available. My freshly squeezed orange juice had great flavor but was too warm. My husband's Bloody Mary was so full of horseradish that... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We started with brunch cocktails and prosecco. My husband and I enjoyed a refreshing cucumber soup that was flavored with a touch of fresh mint. For our main course we had freshly made tortalloni filled with goat cheese and chanterelles and studded with sauted chanterelles and asparagus. The pasta was very tender. The butter sauce was perfectly seasoned. Pleasant, attentive... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I love to cook at home and have very high standards when it comes to having a great experience at a restaurant. EVERY time we go to Bailey's they exceed our expectations and over-deliver with an excellent meal. Perfect sized portions with terrific combinations of flavors and beautifully simplistic presentation. A nice wine list as well! Once... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I hesitate to write this review for fear that this gem of a restaurant will be overtaken by those less appreciative. This food is inventive, creative and always delicious. The menu changes frequently, and all additions are as delicious as the last. The chef rivals any in Fairfield County, or New York City, for that matter. Maybe the chef at... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Very thoughtful menu, delicious food, and a wonderful presentation. Staff was very friendly, meals are prompt and cocktails are fantastic and well priced. Highly recommended. Best food in Ridgefield, by far.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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Additional Information about Bailey's Backyard

Address: 23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
Phone Number: +1 203-431-0796
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: American

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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: +1 203-431-0796

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • 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
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?