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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
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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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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bernard's Restaurant is -- by far-- our Go-To restaurant for special dinners out in Ridgefield! We have celebrated many birthdays, graduations and other special occasions here! The service is impeccable, the food sublime and the evening is always special. Since this is a French restaurant, anything French is excellent--- but so is everything else!

Thank cmahls
New Canaan, Connecticut
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157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Bernard's is a classic French Restaurant located in a period house, in the picturesque Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. The dining room is understated, the service friendly, but professional, and the tables are covered with white table cloths. There is even a piano player who plays romantic oldies. All-in-all Bernard's offers a very civilized experience.The only flaw was one would hope... More 

1 Thank alang448
Wilton, Connecticut
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Chef Bernard continues to amaze. Last night was an extraordinary demonstration of how a first class restaurant can do it all, even when maxed out. Despite a full house, the service was professional and attentive and the cuisine was Bernard at his best. Their consistency is truly amazing. Add to that the fact that, for what you are getting, it... More 

1 Thank M-Bob21200
North Salem, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We went for our anniversary. The ambiance was very nice and romantic. Service was great and the food was good.

Thank prissetto
Stamford, CT
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Even on a very busy Saturday night, the service was superior - efficient yet friendly. The piano player is a nice idea, but too loud and interferes with some conversation. The food was a joy. The menu is not as large as many other restaurants because it changes completely every day, but it still offers a wide and diverse choice.... More 

Thank mannyab
Sarasota, Florida
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I used to live in CT and always thought Bernards was one of the state's best restaurants. I went with my family on a recent visit for the first time in almost 10 years and it is good as ever. There are few restaurants that keep this level of excellence over such a long time period. The dining room is... More 

Thank Kenneth R
Congers, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We hadn't been to this (our favorite restaurant) for several years and when I noticed that Bernard's was participating in Ridgefield's Restaurant Week - a quick trip was planned. We had dinner one evening and lunch the following day. As usual the food was incredible, the service impeccable and the ambience perfect.

Thank 123readygo
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Bored in Danbury tonight after a long day, decided to Uber my way to Bernard's for an evening treat. English ain't my first language and so I'm finding myself in between the fear of not properly describing the experience and the urge to scream how amazing this place is. Oh well ... let me be brave here. Beautiful New England... More 

1 Thank alangourmet
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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219 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

A top notch restaurant! Located just outside is the downtown of Ridgefield. Lovely area. Service was very good. We were seated before our reservation time. Our waiter waiter was excellent. And experienced and very knowledgable on the menu. You are never rushed and can fully enjoy your meal. The dining is upscale and a bit quiet, even with the piano... More 

1 Thank TonyLovesToDineOut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
French, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?