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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (Route 35)
+1 203-438-8282
17:00 - 00:00
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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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Shelton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. While it is a French restaurant, they had a traditional Thanksgiving option available. The food was superb! Service was attentive without being obtrusive and they have a great wine bar.

Thank eamorgan
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing better than a little jewel of a restaurant that locals love and isn't swarmed with tourists (like me). Food, service, quality, value, ambiance....it's all there.

Thank Bernadette K
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food, service and ambience are always terrific! We go there often for Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch and evening dinners - both at Bernard's and upstairs at Sarah's Wine Bar.

Thank Sabina33041
Fairfield, Connecticut
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went to Bernard's for my wife's birthday. It is nicely appointed and looks like a place one would celebrate a birthday. A bonus is that they have a less formal room on the second floor with a different menu and entertainment. We all had drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert. There was nothing particularly notable.except that the... More 

Thank RcikS
New York City, New York
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We booked dinner at Bernard's before a Boney James show at The Ridgefield Playhouse (Boney was excellent as ever). Though one might not think so, the experiences were similar. Boney is smooth, polished and enjoyable. Bernard's is as well. We arrived at 6:00 p.m. There was one other man seated at a table and we were seated at the adjacent... More 

Thank Holly K
New York City, New York
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been to Bernards several times over the many years that we have lived in Ridgefield - and it never disappoints. The menu is varied with many good choices and the quality of the food is excellent. We had dinner there on a Saturday night - and we loved the background piano music with a live piano player. The... More 

Thank C L
Somers, New York
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

So...my wife and I found our way here to Bernard's after first having found our initial destination in Ridgefield for a Sunday brunch unexpectedly and surprisingly closed. We didn't want to have to go driving far from our original destination so we decided to go to Bernard's, which we knew to be a more expensive restaurant but didn't care too... More 

Thank avrumeleh
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have known Sarah & Bernard for many years and they run a very classy restaurant which caters to all. The main restaurant is classic French and the best the area. The wine bar, upstairs, is our favorite cause it is casual, friendly, well priced, and well just comfortable. Sarah does an incredible job managing the show and, of course,... More 

1 Thank Peter G
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Love Bernard's!!! Definitely a special occasion place or a date night when you have a babysitter. You can't go wrong with any choice.

Thank michaellW3051TW
North Salem, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I was thrown a bridal shower here by my family. The location is so pretty, the garden and grounds were very charming. The service was good, and the food was amazing. Every dish was plated beautifully. I will be returning for dinner!

Thank tekkostar

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?