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Bailey's Backyard

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$$ - $$$
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23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
+1 203-431-0796
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Redding, Connecticut
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bailey's Backyard is one of the best restaurants in Ridgefield. Their food is fresh, organic and delicious! If you want a up-to-date interesting menu, this is the place to go.

Thank SueG1950
Rhinebeck, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

chanced upon this modest looking bldg and was greeted like family. Our lunches of Bibb lettuce with grilled chicken, clam/corn chowder and dumplings were novel and delicious! Move closer to me!

Thank sail4fun2016
Naples, Florida
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Bailey's many times and they are always reliably great. It's a popular place, and that sometimes slows down the service a bit, but not often. The dishes are creative and always tasty. The cocktails are excellent, too.

Thank Diana H
Storrs, Connecticut
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four friends showed up early on a Thursday night. We liked the open air atmosphere of the "second" room, was almost like sitting outside, but better. The wine list was excellent, we had a sancerre and a rioja, if only the bottles were bigger (the wines were fantastic!). The salads, the roasted brussel sprouts, the paella and the monkfish were... More 

1 Thank kabumpous
Encinitas, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently moved to Connecticut from California and were a bit disappointed in the food quality and creativity of the restaurants we visited in Fairfield County. We no longer feel this way. Bailey's is a gem with the best food and cocktails we have had so far.

1 Thank 112gina
Daytona Beach
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hopefully it was just a bad day. We arrived at 11:30 and didn't get served till 12:30. We did get a first beverage request but refills were an hour later. It seemed as if maybe the chef and kitchen was late to work. The restaurant did fill up by the time we left, so it has a following. But let... More 

Thank Karen B
ridgefield, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lunch or dinner you can't go wrong...The menu changes seasonally. Farm to table with a creative menu. Great service AND must have desserts...

Thank Anthony C
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you want fresh, in-season, organic, delicious food prepared without flaw, then head to this charming, quiet,rustic restaurant in heart of downtown Ridgefield. We are never disappointed here--- service is friendly and impeccable. Make a reservation-- they are usually booked-- it's that good!

Thank cmahls
Mahopac, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Brunch is wonderful here and you can have a true breakfast or delicious lunch. But Dinner will blow you away. The menu changes for the season and the chefs choices are really exceptional. You should order something from his "for the table" section as well as a starter and main. What makes each dish beyond expectations is the way he... More 

Thank Travelprincess63
Bethel, Connecticut
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

The place is a little on the small side and has a simple decor. Almost giving the impression that the food will not be anything special. No need to worry about the food! Everything we have had here in a couple of visits has been excellent. I am very surprised this place is not rated as the best restaurant in... More 

Thank pap0707

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-431-0796
An American Farm To Table Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and meats. Recently remodeled and rebranded

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?