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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203 438 8282
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Ranked #4 of 83 restaurants in Ridgefield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 35
Transit: CT Branchville/NY Katonah
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79 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Key West
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and decided to have lunch at Bernard's. It was a very good choice. The atmosphere was pleasant, service excellent and the food delicious.

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Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I had not been here since it closed as the old, stodgy Ridgefield Inn more than a decade ago. We heard good things about Bernard's and they proved to be spot on. The décor is more elegant than eclectic, and they had a competent pianist playing on Saturday evening. The upstairs bar was too noisy for us... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We decided to try the Seven Course Tasting Menu. This proved to be an outstanding decision. There were really a lot more than seven courses. They would bring each one of us different things. We had the option of eating it all or sharing. Even item was cooked to perfection; plated well; and served correctly. I cannot say too many... More

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Ridgefield, CT
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is a place to go for special occasions. The food and service are top notch and makes the whole experience something unique. For a more casual dining the restaurant has a bistro upstairs called Sarah's Wine bar which is delightful and has superb food and great wine values

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

my husband took me to Bernard's last night to celebrate a special occasion. I was at first a little disappointed because the interior is a little drab and stodgy but we were immediately greeted by a friendly, smiling waiter. The service was impeccable throughout the evening. We do not drink -and sometimes at other establishments when we decline the wine... More

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Greenwich CT
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Met friends for lunch and had an excellent meal. The prices are a bit high for the area but the food is great. The warm lobster salad was superb and save lots of room for dessert! The triple chocolate and the tart with cinnamon. Ice cream..divine!

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Wilton, Connecticut, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Bernard's remains one of the finest restaurants in Ct. The ambiance, service and food are equally matched and excellent. The freshest ingredients and imagination combine to make the dining experience memorable. Don't miss it!

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We took a visiting French friend to Bernard's. He was so impressed with the food, the wine and the service. He discussed the menu with the waiter in French. He said that this reminded him of his favorite restaurants in Paris. I also enjoyed the food and wine .The setting is also beautiful

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Darien, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Quite simply, Bernard's could do a lot better. We lunched there recently to celebrate a birthday. My dining partner had their salmon, while I had the duck confit salad. Both were acceptable but undistinguishable from the fare at any of a dozen or more Fairfield County restaurants---restaurants that are more accessible and affordable. Despite only four or five tables of... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

While the setting and decor are beautiful, our overall experience was disappointing. Yes the wine selection is excellent, but the food was forgettable and overpriced. In addition the service was slow and disinterested. We went with three other couples and we all came away with the same disappointing experience. There are several other excellent restaurants in Ridgefield that offer superb... More

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