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“Too Little for Too Much”
Review of Bailey's Backyard

Bailey's Backyard
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Ranked #7 of 98 Restaurants in Ridgefield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: An American Farm To Table Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and meats.
Orleans, Ma.
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Too Little for Too Much”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Bailey's is striving for a newer, more relevant image. Always a cozy neighborhood restaurant, it presents now as understated, a little industrial looking, which is currently a hot trend but which we felt was at odds with the message behind the food-farm to table. It will appeal to some folks but not to others. The good news......and there is a lot. The service was excellent and the choices we made were mostly delicious. Half of us had seafood, and half had meat. All good. And now the bad news.....The portions were so small that most of us were able to finish our entrees in under 20 bites! We shared a dessert which was barely enough for one. I admire Sal, and I think he will get it together. He has to do better on prices or on portion size. I would wait a while before I gave it another try.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Wow what a difference.”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

We didn't expect so much from coming in. The front of the restaurant was unfinished and a bit scary. But let me say now - unbelievable food, service, wine and cocktails. We had many offerings from the menu and sampled the menu as much as we could. Everything was great. Went in with friends and the server was eloquent and very attentive. The chicken was fall off the bone and delicious. The scallops tasted like they came right out of the water and on the plate.
I walked in once before the redo and then... Walked right out again, its now a beautiful space. They cared about the refurbishment. Hands down some if the best food we've had in a long time. I've never even thought about posting a review here but after going and seeing the changes; I thought it would be not right not to.

  • Visited May 2013
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Monroe, Connecticut
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Painful”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

New menu based on local farm availability. Offerings were inconsistent though a couple of the dishes were very good.Tasting menu offered, good concept. Service was painfully slow and the wait for the meal even slower. Portions were small and pricey. Left hungry. They have to get the kinks out of their operation. It will be a while before I return.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Comfortable”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

It's closed now for renewal!!! Good solid modern menu, good decor. Food is steadily good. Great salads for lunches.

Visited January 2013
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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Went there for a business dinner with a colleague, first time for us both. The food was really quite good -- we split a goat cheese salad (tasty), I went with the cioppino (very tasty, lots of flavor, heavy on the shellfish), and my colleague had the salmon (very good as well). Very cozy and comfortable, nice wine card, solid service. Will go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Visited January 2013
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