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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (Route 35)
+1 203-438-8282
17:00 - 23:00
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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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Savannah, Georgia
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Arguably the best food in town. Reservations strongly advised. Nice atmosphere, cozy, good drinks, good menu and food well-prepared. What more could you ask for? Owner is visable and making sure all is well.

1 Thank pen w
Stamford, Connecticut
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Our family of 9 decided to try this upscale restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. Although I had never been to the place, several colleagues who live in the area recommended Bernard's. When I called for reservations, I requested that our table be in the main dining room. Unfortunately, when we arrived we were escorted upstairs, to the wine bar area. At... More 

2 Thank Laura J
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Everything was perfect. This is haute cuisine a la Ridgefield! The service was great, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was stellar. It has the air of a chic NYC restaurant in little old Ridgefield. Sadly, they have prices to match this. But if money is no object and you're interested in a fine dining experience, then this is... More 

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New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Very expensive, but service is wonderful and food is expertly prepared. The only place in town to get proper seared foie gras. Very Swank and you feel under-dressed if you aren't in a suit, but that what makes it cool.

1 Thank captmarc
Westport, Connecticut
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Twelve of us went to Bernard's last Saturday … yes, we had reservations, so this was NOT a burden on the restaurant. Our delays were interminable … drink orders were not fulfilled rapidly, bread had to be requested (rather than being served proactively), and refill had to be requested, rather than being provided. Folks were seated after us, food served... More 

1 Thank WGibson648
Redding, Connecticut
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328 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you're looking for top class cuisine in Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton etc, then this is the place for you. All our party of eight were very impressed with the food, service and ambience. We will definitely go back.

1 Thank 15MW
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

In my opinion the finest restaurant in Ridgefield. Expensive but worth it for special occasions. And ask for Nico as your waiter.

1 Thank Mary S
South Salem, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Fireplace, piano player, excellent food. Expensive so we save it for special occasions. Decor is simple el glance, good wine list, easy parking and location.

1 Thank Geri B
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We enjoyed what was, without a doubt, the most outstanding restaurant meal we have ever experienced (anywhere) at Bernard's last evening. Each course of the four course meal featured a medley of flavors and textures with a visual presentation appropriate for a magazine photo shoot. Service was impeccable, from the minute we arrived at the establishment. We attended a group... More 

1 Thank Cathy R
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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148 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had brunch here yesterday with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Super Bloody Mary's and an excellent prix fixe brunch menu. Everything from Eggs Benedict to Braised Beef Short Ribs. I had a rich creamy Mushroom Soup and enjoyed the excellent variety of rolls and muffins that were offered. The service is top notch, professional, attentive, unobtrusive. We enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Jim R

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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?