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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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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 62
    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
Best French in Fairfield County.

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
M-Bob21200
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Redding, Connecticut
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Redding, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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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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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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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 5 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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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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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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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Bernard's

Address: 20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone Number: 203 438 8282
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: French, International

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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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