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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203 438 8282
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Ranked #5 of 86 Restaurants in Ridgefield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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English first
Highland Mills, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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329 reviews 329 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Been coming here for years. Food is always outstanding. Dined here tonight to celebrate my son's birthday. Food again great. Service not. Bartender / waiter did not deliver the drink my wife ordered. Waiter brought 5 of the chef's intermezzo - but we were a party of 6 and had to wait several minutes for the missing serving. My son's... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite restaurant. Food tasts good and they have nice service. They offer a lot of different events from classical music to jazz.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Bernard's was an unexpected treat, although we had heard nice things about it. While the restaurant is large, it still has an intimate feel because it has multiple rooms. The menu is varied and creative, and the food was well prepared and presented. The wine list was truly exceptional and fairly priced. Sarah, our hostess and Bernard's wife, was most... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have been devotes of this restaurant for the past 14 years. Tonight we had another very enjoyable dinner. Both owners, husband and wife, spent a portion of their careers at La Cirque in NY. Their cuisine and hosting is the best in this part of Fairfield County. We have a lot of excellent dining options in this part of... More 

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Milford, Delaware
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Was at Bernard's for a 50th wedding anniversary luncheon. They did a great job at the outside cocktail hour and serving the meal. Food choices were varied and excellently prepared. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meal. Food was somewhat eclectic and very tasty. overall, an excellent experience.

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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: Eclectic

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