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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203 438 8282
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Ranked #5 of 87 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
Weston, CT
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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330 reviews 330 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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