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Bernard's

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French, International
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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (Route 35)
CT Branchville/NY Katonah
203 438 8282
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Anniversary

There is no better place to celebrate an anniversary than at Bernard's. The service and food is exceptional. Bernard is very attentive to our food allergies and always finds a way to adopt the menu to provide a delicious meal. Sarah is always the finest of hosts and we always feel very welcome. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
johnmbergin
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English first
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

There is no better place to celebrate an anniversary than at Bernard's. The service and food is exceptional. Bernard is very attentive to our food allergies and always finds a way to adopt the menu to provide a delicious meal. Sarah is always the finest of hosts and we always feel very welcome. We were automatically seated in our favorite... More 

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Weston,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had dinner there last evening. The oysters and crab were very fresh. A dish of note is their pheasant wrapped in foie gras - hands down the best game bird of note I have had in a very long time. Keep up the great work and thank for a wonderful evening.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Such delicious food and wonderful service. White linen tablecloths and a nice menu to choose from. Everyone loved their salmon and kale salads plus their cranberry nut rolls are extra special. We'll be back!

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I received a $250 gift certificate for this restaurant in celebration of our wedding anniversary. It was a kind and thoughtful gift. We each decided on two appetizers plus an entree because the main course had fewer selections. Without going into the specifics of each dish it is safe to say you can pick up the details... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Chef Bernard is a genius. While the food is classic French, but with refreshing innovative touches, it does not have a "stuffy" atmosphere. Professional, yes. Go!

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Denver, Co
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was amazing. The service was good. One man band played good selection of music. we were on a tight time schdule and were in and out on time

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Katonah, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been meaning to go here since I moved nearby two years ago but only made it in recently. My meal, part of a mother's day pre-fixe, was some of the best food I've eaten. I had a duck terrine appetizer that was fantastic and the beef wellington surpassed my highest expectations. I will definitely be coming back here.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had read about Bernard's for years and finally went for a special occasion dinner the other night. Overall it was a pleasant experience. My appetizer of the boar sampler had some great selections and some that were just average. I like the idea of a sampler but after a while it seems like some of the choices were there... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was our first visit to Bernard's and it won't be out last. The more formal dining area is like dining in someone's house including fireplace and upstairs is more informal where you can order burgers, etc. The food was excellent and the service on spot. We were told the menu changes every two days so it would be experience... More 

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New Canaan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dinner for 6, with two teens…drinks were good as was wine list….chef served two special dishes between app and dinner, very nice and all portions were big….live piano music added to overall relaxed feel of the place….never felt rushed even though we were there almost 2 hours…service very attentive; very nice, enjoyable restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    (Route 35)
  • Public Transportation: CT Branchville/NY Katonah
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: 203 438 8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?