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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    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
First visit to Bernard's

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
CT_Eric
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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Over priced and dull atmosphere for a "fine" restaurant. Service is okay, but the staff isn't knowledgeable about the ingredients used.

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Good French influenced food; nice room, live piano music. Great for a large party. We had requested a round table for our party of 8 which was no problem. There were several large parties there the same evening and since it has two sections it was easy to accommodate everyone without feeling crowded. Several Birthday parties. THe menu is large... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lovely brunch on Sunday. We had read the wine list on line beforehand, and found several excellent choices at modest prices amongst the 35 page wine list. Spectacular bread basket starter, followed by artfully presented, very tasty appetizers. The scallops rosace and smoked fish appetizers were outstanding. For the main course, the braised veal breast was moist, tender and delicious,... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
2 reviews
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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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40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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108 helpful votes 108 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?