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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (Route 35)
203 438 8282
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked dinner at Bernard's before a Boney James show at The Ridgefield Playhouse (Boney was excellent as ever). Though one might not think so, the experiences were similar. Boney is smooth, polished and enjoyable. Bernard's is as well. We arrived at 6:00 p.m. There was one other man seated at a table and we were seated at the adjacent... More 

Thank Holly K
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Bernards several times over the many years that we have lived in Ridgefield - and it never disappoints. The menu is varied with many good choices and the quality of the food is excellent. We had dinner there on a Saturday night - and we loved the background piano music with a live piano player. The... More 

Thank C L
Somers, New York
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

So...my wife and I found our way here to Bernard's after first having found our initial destination in Ridgefield for a Sunday brunch unexpectedly and surprisingly closed. We didn't want to have to go driving far from our original destination so we decided to go to Bernard's, which we knew to be a more expensive restaurant but didn't care too... More 

Thank avrumeleh
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have known Sarah & Bernard for many years and they run a very classy restaurant which caters to all. The main restaurant is classic French and the best the area. The wine bar, upstairs, is our favorite cause it is casual, friendly, well priced, and well just comfortable. Sarah does an incredible job managing the show and, of course,... More 

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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Love Bernard's!!! Definitely a special occasion place or a date night when you have a babysitter. You can't go wrong with any choice.

Thank michaellW3051TW
North Salem, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I was thrown a bridal shower here by my family. The location is so pretty, the garden and grounds were very charming. The service was good, and the food was amazing. Every dish was plated beautifully. I will be returning for dinner!

Thank tekkostar
Somers, New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Most folks swear by it. I have on several visits found it uneven from not good to excellent. It must depend on when the chef/owner is present, though on the last visit three in our party rated Excellent and one person was disappointed. Still, it is a refined, quiet place with excellent service, good wine list, but they may have... More 

Thank farrell288
Brewster, New York
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I took my husband here for his birthday this year. They brought a piece of cake with a candle in it while the pianist softly played happy birthday. The food was wonderful. The staff attentive and helpful with out being intrusive. We will be back again.

Thank DrJudithC
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We had a nice dinner here before attending a concert. They had a special fixed price pre-theatre menu as well as several specials. I'd like to try it again when not in a bit of a hurry, we hadn't given ourselves enough time. Staff was courteous & efficient.

Thank CTtraveler263
Longboat Key, Florida
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We love this restaurant. The owner Sarah and Bernard take such great care of their guests. They truly enjoy having people dine at their restaurant and their fun wine bar upstairs-- Sarah's. It is our absolute favorite restaurant in Ridgefield

Thank Conn_travel_lovers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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

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