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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
+1 203-438-8282
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“venison” (7 reviews)
“strudel” (3 reviews)
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French, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Upscale fine dining in formal dining room. Occasional piano or other dining music. Landmark restaurant in traditional colonial building. Share parking lot with West Elm Inn.

Thank jbdevinejr
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nine of us had a super multi-course lunch at Bernard's this week. While everyone ordered different items, each and every plate was excellent. That BTW is standard for Bernard. We are lucky to have such a gem here. GO!

Thank M-Bob21200
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank NokomisMichelle
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Holly K
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...More

Thank MajandraQ
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.

1  Thank RandyJay78
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...More

Thank Tom B
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...More

1  Thank Brian1004
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...More

Thank Mags197
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Len B
23 January 2015|
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Response from Amanda H | Reviewed this property |
They may mean the upstairs part. It is Sarah's Wine Bar. I have eaten at both places. The wine bar seems less formal than downstairs - and from what I recall (it has been a while in the upstairs part) less expensive. I went... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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