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Bernard's

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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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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Simply great!

Sarah and her team are dedicated to make whatever occasion you are having with them be really special. Great food, service, experience. And they make it look effortless.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Stuart L
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Sarah and her team are dedicated to make whatever occasion you are having with them be really special. Great food, service, experience. And they make it look effortless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Food is excellent. Beautiful Rooms. Outstanding Service. Pleasant Piano Music and plesant pianist All in alk, a wonderful experience.

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Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Requested a table by the fireplace for 4 through Open Table and it was ready for us when we arrived. The restaurant was festively decorated as the Christmas tunes played by pianist Johnny Morris filled the air. Bernard's is a very nice establishment with excellent food. I was impressed when the server brought us an amuse-bouche and I asked him... More 

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Weston, CT
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This review is long overdue. Funny, I readily review all those places so far away during my travels and neglect the ones close to home. Bernard's is my favorite restaurant in Connecticut. I have been here many times and never been disappointed. The food is superb and the service pleasant and professional. Such is my view of this restaurant that... More 

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Upstate NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Our experiences with Fairfield County dining have been mediocre at best, so when I went in search of a non-Asian place for Christmas dinner, I was not hopeful. I was very pleasantly surprised! The food was first rate. The lobster appetizer was good, with fresh lobster and a very nice sauce. My daughter raved about the parsnip soup. The guinea... More 

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Highland Mills, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Bernard's is the midpoint of our home destinations. One lfriend lives in Simsbury Ct and one in Highland Mills NY.. We've met for Brunch several times at Bernard's and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and creative.. The assortment of breads are all different and tasty. We had the pumpkin ravioli and a shrimp appetizer special. Mmmmmm... More 

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East Burke, Vermont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I dined at Bernard's twice in about a two week period, once on Thanksgiving. The first time, for brunch, both the food and service were outstanding. I did expect it to be "fancier" than it was, which didn't bother me at all, except for the fact that I was overdressed! Business casual is fine. The food really is fantastic, in... More 

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Greenwich CT
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173 reviews 173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went for brunch with friends. Busy and a bit noisy. Then the pianist began playing with a high soprano. Not exactly background music especially when she hit the high notes. I had a shrimp special in a pumpkin. Shrimp excellent; the medley in the pumpkin strange and somewhat tasty. The salmon and eggs Benedict were good but not inspired. The... More 

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Redding, CT, USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten here a few times now. It is in the higher price range but it has always been a very good meal. Would be less if you are minimal with the alcohol. They always seem busy which adds to the atmosphere. I feel busy is a good sign. I would not be taking young children here.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went last night for a post-Thanksgiving meal with extended family. The octopus starter was well-balanced and flavorful. For dinner, our group had the lobster, the duck duo, the venison duo, the pork chop, and the halibut. 3 of us ordered the lobster, and each of our servings varied quite a bit in size. The lobster was tender, the sauce delicious,... More 

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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: Eclectic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?