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Bailey's Backyard

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23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4505
+1 203-431-0796
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I visited Baileys Backyard for our 21St anniversary. Baileys Backyard was on our list because I have friends that rave about the place, and also for the great reviews it gets. Well, they weren't wrong. This quaint Farm to Table restaurant is just off Main Street in Ridgefield and is very unassuming from the outside. It has... More 

Thank Gtole
London, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the cozy and welcoming environment. the friendly staff. (thanks Mike for your perfect cocktail knowledge and hospitality), the food - the chef deserves a medal (what a great selection, tast and presentation). We had a wonderful evening here and couldn't recommend it more highly! The cheeseburger wontons were tasty and unique! the wine list exceptional.

Thank Chris_Battersea
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting friends in Ridgefield and they suggested this restaurant.. wonderful atmosphere, rustic and warm.. the appetizer of the beef brisket with rice noodles was fantastic.. great flavors with sweet and spicy that paired together wonderfully.. I couldn't decide between the pistachio encrusted pork or the steak special over eggplant.. I told the waiter to surprise me and he did with... More 

Thank Mags197
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great service - check.Great atmosphere-check. Out of this world food-check! I was pleasantly surprised by the farm to table gourmet food. The bone marrow and duck were outstanding!! They even have smoking Smore's for desert. The waiter was awesome, wish I could remember his name but he sounded just like Seth Rogen! The people next to us were from out... More 

Thank Nicole N
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Really enjoyed the food, the menu is diverse with many options to choose from. We enjoyed the roasted brussel sprouts, the cheddar burger, cornbread with honey butter, and samosas. I would pass on the ramen soup with brisket and the carrot fig salad. As the restaurant is pretty small, it is very loud in there, so hard for a date... More 

Thank Robin I
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 

1 Thank Deb G
New Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?