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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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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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West Redding, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank jaggytwo
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Wilton, Connecticut
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Wilton, Connecticut
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 wines distinguishes Bernard's as a fine dining Benchmark not just for Ridgefield, but all of... More 

Thank NokomisMichelle
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 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
New York City, New York
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 a glass. Another ten minutes went by as the water soaked into the tablecloth. No... More 

1 Thank Holly K
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 a very upscale along with the price tag. Everything went well until they served us... More 

Thank MajandraQ
Vernon, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank RandyJay78
Norwalk, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 food is classic French. There is reverence for the ingredients in both quality and preparation.... More 

Thank Tom B

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?