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Bailey's Backyard

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23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
+1 203-431-0796
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard great things and indeed not a free seat upon arrival. The house wine we ordered was good! The food not so much. Both ladies ordered paella both men ordered duck. I couldn't eat my paella, like dishwater. I tried my husband's duck, it was not tasty nor was it tender. I couldn't swallow! So disappointed and we drove 30... More 

Thank Deb G
New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire experience far beyond exceeded our expectations. We were driving through town after a day trip to New Windsor and decided to stop in town for dinner. Although we weren't quite sure how hungry we were, we found Bailey's Backyard listed as a Farm To Table restaurant and thought we would give it a try. Not only we were... More 

Thank mghnrystr
Redding, Connecticut
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Bailey's Backyard is one of the best restaurants in Ridgefield. Their food is fresh, organic and delicious! If you want a up-to-date interesting menu, this is the place to go.

Thank SueG1950
Rhinebeck, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

chanced upon this modest looking bldg and was greeted like family. Our lunches of Bibb lettuce with grilled chicken, clam/corn chowder and dumplings were novel and delicious! Move closer to me!

Thank sail4fun2016
Naples, Florida
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've been to Bailey's many times and they are always reliably great. It's a popular place, and that sometimes slows down the service a bit, but not often. The dishes are creative and always tasty. The cocktails are excellent, too.

Thank Diana H
Storrs, Connecticut
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Four friends showed up early on a Thursday night. We liked the open air atmosphere of the "second" room, was almost like sitting outside, but better. The wine list was excellent, we had a sancerre and a rioja, if only the bottles were bigger (the wines were fantastic!). The salads, the roasted brussel sprouts, the paella and the monkfish were... More 

1 Thank kabumpous
Encinitas, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to Connecticut from California and were a bit disappointed in the food quality and creativity of the restaurants we visited in Fairfield County. We no longer feel this way. Bailey's is a gem with the best food and cocktails we have had so far.

2 Thank 112gina
Daytona Beach
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hopefully it was just a bad day. We arrived at 11:30 and didn't get served till 12:30. We did get a first beverage request but refills were an hour later. It seemed as if maybe the chef and kitchen was late to work. The restaurant did fill up by the time we left, so it has a following. But let... More 

Thank Karen B
ridgefield, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lunch or dinner you can't go wrong...The menu changes seasonally. Farm to table with a creative menu. Great service AND must have desserts...

Thank Anthony C
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you want fresh, in-season, organic, delicious food prepared without flaw, then head to this charming, quiet,rustic restaurant in heart of downtown Ridgefield. We are never disappointed here--- service is friendly and impeccable. Make a reservation-- they are usually booked-- it's that good!

Thank cmahls

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-431-0796
An American Farm To Table Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and meats. Recently remodeled and rebranded

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