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The Cellar Door Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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439 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
+1 203-438-2500
Tue - Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

This became the best Steak House in CT in May 2015 after getting the Chef of the very famous Benjamin's Steak House in NYC. Those steaks just blow you away. Beside the amazing steaks they have the best REAL Italian style Pizzas. And I mean Italian style, their Pizzas are definitely not American style with much oil and too much... More 

Thank Robert K
Ridgefield, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Great food, nice atmosphere, very reasonable pricing on wine list and friendly and attentive Wait Staff.

Thank Ed M
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Consistently great food and service. They always have daily specials, but every item on their menu is prepared skillfully and with great attention to detail. The best short ribs I have ever had, and their pizzas are wonderful!

Thank Beluga4162
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227 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local patron and I had dinner the other night. Excellent service at the bar and the table. Great menu and ordered specials for the entree which was very good. Good selection of top shelf liquor and has a very warm ambience. I was pleasantly surprised at the portions you get so please order carefully... More 

Thank Dogra11
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

I had the caesar salad then the gnocchi and it was so delicious and the ambience was really nice. They also have gluten free options. The service was friendly and helpful. Such a fabulous place!

Thank Meredith G
South Salem, New York
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is open when others often are not, so it would be great if it were consistent. Soggy, defrosted, tasteless shrimp, soggy coleslaw. The food has potential, but they need a revamp of the basic menu. I hope they can make some changes.

2 Thank lindaofny
Ridgefield, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening specifically because it said it was open later than other Ridgefield restaurants. First, the positive: both the food and the atmosphere were good, so no complaints there. My main issue is how rude one of the employees was (he appeared to be a manager, or maybe even the owner). Toward the end... More 

2 Thank A I
New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Went to dinner with friends on a Thursday evening before a performance at ridgefield playhouse. We all thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Our waiter was exceptional too. Would definitely go again.

Thank Jane Z
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Really enjoyed friendly staff especially in the bar which is this great back-lit quartz stone design. Bartender Cristin was very friendly yet professional.....obviously knew her craft! My brother and I dine out frequently and found the food and cocktails top shelf....will be back! C from Redding

3 Thank TravelBuckeye
New York City, New York
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Years ago, the space now occupied by the Cellar Door was a bank branch set on a back alley parking lot in downtown Ridgefield. Hooray, the useless bank branch is gone. In its stead is the upscale Cellar Door. Cellar Door has made good use of its space. It has created a small outdoor seating area w white painted fencing... More 

2 Thank silverandbluedog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-438-2500
The Cellar Door Bistro has a unique style that brings American food to new levels. The menu was developed and inspired with an Italian influence and has both traditional and non-traditional items that are sure to please you. The master chef has an extremely comprehensive background that will always amaze you with both flavor and superb presentation. His desire to please customers of the Bistro always come through in the quality and presentation of the fabulous dishes.The beautiful decor of the restaurant has been developed by designers to have an upscale European Bistro feel with subdued lighting that will relax you upon arrival. The wine bar and lounge area was developed to be both fun and conservative at the same time. This has become a very popular spot for the gathering of couples, friends and singles since the inception. The staff and management are extremely personable with the desire to please, which is the restaurants main goal at all times.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?