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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (Route 35)
+1 203-438-8282
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Wilton, Connecticut
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The talented chefs at Bernard's have set a standard for local dinning competitive with NYC finest. Both Sarah and Bernard Bouissou are master chefs. Their treatment of food, the delicately articulated flavors, the surprise layering of aromatics, and the perfect selection of side dishes and wines distinguishes Bernard's as a fine dining Benchmark not just for Ridgefield, but all of... More 

Thank NokomisMichelle
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a delightful brunch. Very low key, relaxing environment. Good service. Food is always fresh and prepared with an excellent presentation. Not inexpensive, but good value. Highly recommend.

Thank mgcally
New York City, New York
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

said no one ever. We arrived on time for our 6:15 p.m. reservation on Saturday evening, intending to have an "early" dinner with friends. After being seated and waiting about ten minutes, the bus girl proceeded to pour water all over the tablecloth while filling a glass. Another ten minutes went by as the water soaked into the tablecloth. No... More 

1 Thank Holly K
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We read great reviews about Bernard's as one of the top restaurants in Connecticut and my husband decided to take me there. The place is beautiful, and it's a Landmark in historic Ridgefield. Service is good and staff attentive to all your needs. It is a very upscale along with the price tag. Everything went well until they served us... More 

Thank MajandraQ
Needham, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

After reading all of the five star reviews of Bernard's Restaurant in Chestnut Hill, we decided to "give it a try". Bernards has relocated from within the old Chestnut Hill Mall to a new location " On the Street". The restaurant was mobbed. It was difficult to hold a conversation as result of the overbearing noise level enhanced by a... More 

Thank Burton R
Vernon, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared in a relaxed atmosphere. We ate outside in the garden. There was a great wine selection. Salad was fresh and creative. My steak was prepared perfectly. A great place to eat prior to seeing a show at the Ridgdefield Playhouse.

Thank RandyJay78
Norwalk, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I don't get up to Ridgefield much but Bernard's is a must go when I am there. I am there for lunch and the place is mostly empty. It is a lovely classic room in a former home. The fireplace goes in the winter. The food is classic French. There is reverence for the ingredients in both quality and preparation.... More 

Thank Tom B
Shelton, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Glad we chose Bernard's to celebrate Christmas as an early gift to each other. First time and can't wait to head back. We were seated at a nice table overlooking the French country decorated dining room. The piano player was engaged in the festive Christmas music which added to the ambiance. Service caught up to itself after the first several... More 

Thank Brian1004
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We popped in to have a couple of drinks and there was a private party at the bar upstairs, being that dinner service was over they allowed us to sit downstairs by the fireplace.. no feeling of being rushed and it was wonderful to have our own private space.. an added bonus the party made its way downstairs and we... More 

Thank Mags197
Shelton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. While it is a French restaurant, they had a traditional Thanksgiving option available. The food was superb! Service was attentive without being obtrusive and they have a great wine bar.

Thank eamorgan

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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
US$20 - US$40
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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: +1 203-438-8282

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