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Bailey's Backyard

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23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
+1 203-431-0796
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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Mahopac, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our luncheon at Bailey's. everything was top notch and delicious. The food was very fresh and the chef, Mr. Pasternack, obviously is talented. The serving staff was very friendly and helpful. We definitely will return.

Thank Mishasmama
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner and the chef really care and it shows. The menu is extensive, diverse and very creative. We chose several dishes and we were impressed with them all. Even the starters which we shared were great--artichokes, asparagus, squash, etc. The appetizers and soups were creative and well prepared. The main courses were all getting positive comments--ribs, steak, fish, and... More 

Orange, Connecticut
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Baileys Backyard this weekend and had a wonderful casual (neat) dining experience. The food and service was top notch, and I loved the decor of the restaurant. Can't wait to dine at baileys again. Heard brunch on Sundays is excellent

Thank JMR1965
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited this quaint restaurant with family. Service was quick and friendly. The chef special of scallops, pulled pork and grits was an interesting and delicious dish! The chef came out and chatted with us and made us feel at home! Highly recommend!

Thank hschmidt67
Wilton, Connecticut
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is one of our hometown favorites. A field to table place with fresh food and tastes, usually very hardy and fulfilling menu though some very nice subtle menu choices as well. Great, friendly service and always prompt. Steaks, salads, fish and chicken are all hits. A smaller, more intimate setting, more quiet and relaxed too.

Thank AC543212345
Purdys, NY. USA
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We've eaten there several times and loved it. Starting with inventive cocktails the eating experience is a delight. Can't say enough good things.

Thank JShereshewsky
Boulder, Colorado
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Met a good friend while passing through Ridgefield. Great a little town, even greater little restaurant. The staff was so personable and fun. We decided to start with soup & salad, then a few appetizers and of course dessert to end. The ravioli was crispy and tasty. My friend enjoyed her soup special - roasted cauliflower. Then we had great... More 

Thank lkabernathy
Fairfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We have enjoyed this place for many great meals and overall experiences. The food is always creative, well presented and most of all delicious. On top of that we are always impressed with the service. This past Saturday we wanted to share this place with our best friends. We booked a table of 4 and asked for the side room.... More 

Thank mgraczyk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
Good for
Local cuisine, 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?