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The Cellar Door Bistro

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439 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4513
+1 203-438-2500
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was our third dinner at Cellar door but back there after 4 years. We were expecting better to be honest. The waiter was great but the food just average.

Thank Isabelle M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely not one of the best restaurants in Ridgefield but we do go a few times a year. The kids love the pizza and mac and cheese options in a steakhouse. After dinner we all agreed this place is good but missing the OMG factor. Not sure what that means, but they need to find it fast.

Thank michaellW3051TW
ridgefield, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Cellar Door reinvented themselves about two years ago and is no longer an Italian Restaurant. It still has great pizza but it's primary focus is steaks. Very enjoyable!

Thank Anthony C
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Our dinner was very good and we enjoy going there. It is always consistent. The burgers and pizza are delicious.

1 Thank Evelyn L
New York City, New York, USA
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

While the Cellar Door Bistro is not your typical steak restaurant, the quality of its steaks are as good as any you might order in many of the NYC establishments

1 Thank Robert B
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a great restaurant, we had not visited recently and I was encouraged to try the steak. My wife and I shared the Porterhouse, it was excellent, cooked exactly to taste and with a selection of sides and sauces. Our waitress suggested a wine to pair with the steak and i have to say she got it spot on.... More 

Thank NTW25
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Been here twice in the past month. Both times the NY Strip, bone -in was awesome. Great bar and seating. Remember the Plaza NY. First class style dining. From a pizza to steak. Probably the nicest in town in terms of decor food and service.

Thank Wayne A
Bethel, Connecticut
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160 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

while this was a good steakhouse, the food was not worth the price they were charging. good dry aged beef, not up to nyc quality, for like $250 for two. service old fashioned italian, a little overbearing but nice, i hear they have good pizza, though, special occasions only, though i'd pick someplace better for a real celebration, like porter... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

GLUTEN FREE ALERT! The steak I ordered was so full of fat and pepper, that it was almost inedible. The service had been so poor that I decided to cut off the top of the steak instead of sending it back. We have had 2 aweful experiences at this restaurant. My husband and I called in advance, and I advised... More 

1 Thank meral
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, the food was fresh and inviting. I never seen a lite up granite bar before now. Definitely a revisit is in order

1 Thank BigMan197

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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
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 St, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4513
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?