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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
+1 203-438-8282
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I wish we had tried Bernard's a long time ago - it's amazing. We loved that there are various rooms that are smaller, making it feel more quaint. The service was spot on and the food was delicious. We enjoyed everything we ordered. We will...More

Thank li_walk
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Gracious and prompt attention Salads chilled and crisp, appetizers of bacon sampler, foie gras, oysters of the day all well enjoyed, presented in visually enticing formats. This is a formal setting with unpretentious service creating a leisure dining experience. The room was a variety of...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 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 29 May 2017

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 26 May 2017

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 23 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 14 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
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Len B
24 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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