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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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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Since my last visit to Bernard's, it is a pleasure to report that their high standards are unchanged. Today's luncheon for our party of 8 was superb. For the top quality French cuisine, the very good wine list, excellent service, all in elegant but comfortable...More

1  Thank M-Bob21200
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there for our anniversary dinner at the recommendation of friends. It was delightful. The staff was funny and low-key, the wine list was appropriate, and our food was delicious. We'll certainly go back again.

1  Thank FoxFrancis
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Sarah and Bernard are an extremely talented team. Every meal is as great as the last. Guaranteed satisfaction dining at either Bernards French cuisine or Sarah's boutique 2nd floor more casual.

1  Thank Wayne A
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Bernard's just won Connecticut's best French Restaurant ward and it's clear why they earned this distinction. Chef Bernard Bouissou is able to serve elegant cuisine for the formal restaurant downstairs as well as a more casual bistro menu upstairs at Sarah's Wine Bar. The wine...More

1  Thank mgee123us
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

I prefer going up to the more casual restaurant at Bernard's, where it never disappoints. So one night they had wild mushroom risotto and shaved truffles and another item. I asked him to combine it. To me it was a no-brainer. It was fantastic. I...More

1  Thank ZazoosMama
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

First time at Bernard's with friends. One of the top restaurants I have been to. Can't say enough goods things. Great food, great service, great ambiance. Definitely visit.

1  Thank Gian Z
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We always enjoy eating at Bernard's... the great food, the elegant service, the classy, yet comfortable decor. It's too pricey to dine there regularly, but certainly an excellent destination for a special treat. We've also eaten at Sara's Bar upstairs once or twice, and enjoyed...More

1  Thank Eaglerock144
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We ventured up to Ridgefield to try Bernard's. The service was fantastic, we arrived 25 minutes early and were seated right away. All of our questions were answered and water was refilled constantly which we appreciated. The portions were large. The pumpkin soup was served...More

1  Thank ndaless
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Popped in for a bite and we were totally delighted with everything. The room was very nicely decorated, comfortable and cozy with a fire burning in the fireplace. A yummy duck confit spring roll was a treat from the chef. You could tell the quality...More

1  Thank Grandma6Boys
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful experience with a great menu prepared by Bernard and Sarah and family seeing to every detail in the dining room. Again, attention is given to special preparations due to food allergies. The atmosphere was wonderful with piano playing softly in the background. Yes,...More

1  Thank JMBAdvisor
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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