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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
wonderfully comfortble fine dining experience

Met with friends for a Saturday evening dinner. They had very friendly valet parking. The pianist in the main dining room was a nice touch, and fortunately we were in an adjacent room right in front of a live fireplace - so we were toasty warm, heard the piano, but were able to talk at a normal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AlanSM S
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with friends for a Saturday evening dinner. They had very friendly valet parking. The pianist in the main dining room was a nice touch, and fortunately we were in an adjacent room right in front of a live fireplace - so we were toasty warm, heard the piano, but were able to talk at a normal level. The service... More 

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Thank AlanSM S
Waccabuc, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently moved from Manhattan and were pleased to find such a wonderful restaurant close by. The food, ambiance and service are terrific, and we've now become regulars.

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Thank Errol A
Stamford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I first enjoyed Bernard's for brunch when we were house hunting in Ridgefield 2 1/2 years ago, and we have been regulars ever since. The food is second to none. The wine list is extensive with something to please every palette, including many nice 1/2 bottle options. There is also a simplified wine list in the front... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Arguably the best food in town. Reservations strongly advised. Nice atmosphere, cozy, good drinks, good menu and food well-prepared. What more could you ask for? Owner is visable and making sure all is well.

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Thank pen w
Stamford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our family of 9 decided to try this upscale restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. Although I had never been to the place, several colleagues who live in the area recommended Bernard's. When I called for reservations, I requested that our table be in the main dining room. Unfortunately, when we arrived we were escorted upstairs, to the wine bar area. At... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Everything was perfect. This is haute cuisine a la Ridgefield! The service was great, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was stellar. It has the air of a chic NYC restaurant in little old Ridgefield. Sadly, they have prices to match this. But if money is no object and you're interested in a fine dining experience, then this is... More 

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Thank Alex P
New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Very expensive, but service is wonderful and food is expertly prepared. The only place in town to get proper seared foie gras. Very Swank and you feel under-dressed if you aren't in a suit, but that what makes it cool.

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Westport, Connecticut
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Twelve of us went to Bernard's last Saturday … yes, we had reservations, so this was NOT a burden on the restaurant. Our delays were interminable … drink orders were not fulfilled rapidly, bread had to be requested (rather than being served proactively), and refill had to be requested, rather than being provided. Folks were seated after us, food served... More 

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Thank WGibson648
Redding, Connecticut
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215 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you're looking for top class cuisine in Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton etc, then this is the place for you. All our party of eight were very impressed with the food, service and ambience. We will definitely go back.

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1 Thank 15MW
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

In my opinion the finest restaurant in Ridgefield. Expensive but worth it for special occasions. And ask for Nico as your waiter.

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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?