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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 2 days ago via mobile

It was my wife's birthday and because she is better at choosing places to dine at that I am, she had chosen Bernards in Ridgefield CT. I have a wonderful wife ,complemented now by a wonderful restaurant. This classy, elegant and may I add a...More

Thank acalicocat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we searched for a restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and a friend had casually mentioned Bernard's, we decided to try it. An easy 30' drive for us through the Fairfield County hills took us to Ridgefield and this very nice place that used to...More

Thank JPM526
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bernard's has the most wonderful food and service with incredible wine selections. Upstairs is his wife Sarah's wine bar, more casual, and great food and wine as well. Bernard's is one of the absolute best restaurants in Connecticut without question. It is a splurge, but...More

Thank peggyvb
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Sarah's Wine Bar upstairs from Bernard's formal dining room has been a casual chic hits since it opened up. The same delicious foods are served upstairs in a more casual atmosphere and smaller plates of food are offered too. There is often music and the...More

Thank snowboardlt
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Food was fantastic with excellent service. Food well prepared and very well presented. Will definitely be returning in the future!!

Thank jaggytwo
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Food is very good and the service is superb.The restaurant is a stone throw from my house and we have dined there several times.

Thank Michelle H
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
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Len B
Is there a new café that is part of the restaurant complex? Seems I read something in the CT Post.
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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