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20 West Lane, Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (Route 35)
+1 203-438-8282
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Needham, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading all of the five star reviews of Bernard's Restaurant in Chestnut Hill, we decided to "give it a try". Bernards has relocated from within the old Chestnut Hill Mall to a new location " On the Street". The restaurant was mobbed. It was difficult to hold a conversation as result of the overbearing noise level enhanced by a... More 

Thank Burton R
Vernon, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Shelton, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad we chose Bernard's to celebrate Christmas as an early gift to each other. First time and can't wait to head back. We were seated at a nice table overlooking the French country decorated dining room. The piano player was engaged in the festive Christmas music which added to the ambiance. Service caught up to itself after the first several... More 

Thank Brian1004
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in to have a couple of drinks and there was a private party at the bar upstairs, being that dinner service was over they allowed us to sit downstairs by the fireplace.. no feeling of being rushed and it was wonderful to have our own private space.. an added bonus the party made its way downstairs and we... More 

Thank Mags197
Shelton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 14 November 2016

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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141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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

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