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The Bear & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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2000 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825-3548
+1 203-333-1522
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun 09:30 - 00:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:30
Thu 11:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Family tradition we have an interesting family dynamic so reservation at The Bear and Grill on Christmas Eve has been a welcome solution and a good meal and time to be had by all of us. Never again! we forgot to make reservations so I called and was told they could except our reservation but the could not be any... More 

Thank nbrandt2016
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Two nights ago my family and I dined at Bear & Grill, Fairfield CT restaurant after a late night at a nearby Christmas basketball tournament at Fairfield University and it was the absolute worst dining experience I have ever had. Upon arrival there was no one to greet us at the door. I proceeded to the bar and the bartender... More 

Thank BSWilson001
Trumbull, Connecticut
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Six of us stopped in the other evening for a quick supper before a concert at a local university. We were served immediately by a very attentive server. Our food was good as were the cocktails and beers. All in all, a nice meal.

Thank Seeya91
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Wife got sick on the fish. I ordered ribs but I couldn't tell because they were drowned in sauce. I would not go there again. People that gave this place a high rating for food are either owners, employees or parollies.

Thank Corky2234
Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I've been going to Bear and Grill for close to 16 years now. I've met friends there on a regular basis and have arranged department luncheons often. It's been a convenient place to meet, the food is good and the prices reasonable. I go there to have a good time and forget about what happens outside its doors. Tonight, my... More 

1 Thank ginabina30
Easton, Connecticut
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I say 'surprisingly' because after reading dozens of other reviews, there was no way to know what to expect; the reviews varied from A+ to F-. My only visit was Sunday 11/6/16 at around 6pm. The crowd was very light which may have helped. We were seated immediately and had our water, cocktails and bread within 5 minutes. Our waitress,... More 

Thank chrisbfromct
Long Island, New York
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We found this place because it is near my son's college. Our first time there was for lunch. We all liked our food but did not understand why everyone around us got a bread basket and we did not. Service was a bit slow....difficult to find your waiter when you needed another drink or napkin, etc. Our second visit was... More 

Thank Hhs23
London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I went with a bunch of friends for a post work Friday night drink. Service was fast and friendly and all around a good bar for meeting up with friends. I enjoyed the atmosphere and will come back next time I'm in Fairfield, Connecticut !!!

Thank Jodilovesamsterdam
Fairfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I had eaten at this chain years ago in Orange, CT but the location closed. The meal was basic American and good value. Tonight for dinner my 5 year old had the pasta (huge dish of penne falling off the plate) - sloppy presentation but it was cooked. My husband had the soup & grilled chicken Caesar salad. He said... More 

Thank paulahalloran4
New Market, Maryland
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We have eaten here twice over the last few years. The first visit was the best. But when we went last week it was disappointing. The service was excellent but the food was bland and nothing special. I had the pork chops which were way overcooked, my daughter had a steak, my wife had the lobster roll which she liked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825-3548
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-333-1522

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