Bernard's
Bernard's

Bernard's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bernardsridgefield.com/
  • Phone: (203) 438-8282
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Closed Monday's.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Bernard Bouissou
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: WE offer off-premise catering. Please call Elizabeth at (203)856-2537 for more information.
  • Entertainment: Sarah's wine bar features live music Wednesday thru Saturday & our Jazz Masters Series the last Sunday of each month. Bernard's offer live piano music Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday brunch
  • Special Events: Bernard's offers Wine tasting Dinner, cooking classes, Author luncheons, Jazz Masters Series and live entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 35
  • Public Transit: CT Branchville/NY Katonah
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet on weekends
A word from Bernard's
Bernard's features contemporary French Cuisine in an elegant Country Inn setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Bernard's reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)notable wine list (30)fit for foodies (28)romantic (28)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (7)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Everyone in our group of 6
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Everyone in our group of 6 (ages ranging from 12 to 78) was very complimentary of the great menu and great food at Bernard's. Wine list was extensive and fairly priced as well. An excellent experience overall, would absolutely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting experience. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2008
    Interesting experience. I had dinner there this summer with a high roller/frequent guest of the restaurant- and its amazing. I go to dinner with my mom and dad for a birthday 3 months later on a Wednesday night and its mediocre at best. I will not be back. Food was overcooked.
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  • Service was impeccable. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2008
    Service was impeccable. The bottle of wine and bread tray did not clutty my table, yet my glass was never empty nor was my side plate. That was a lead into a wonderfully presented meal with an astounding variety of tastes and pleasure.Truly one of the best restaurants I've ever attended.I recommend this to anyone seeking the ultimate in cuisine and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I cannot say enough good things
    Marty
    Dined on 8/30/2008
    I cannot say enough good things about Bernard's. It's our all time favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to the Bastille Day
    barbalordVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2008
    We went to the Bastille Day French Barbecue and it was outstanding. We drove up from Greenwich--a gorgeous drive--and arrived to tables set out in a beautiful garden and a wine tasting in progress. Then, a fabulous buffet-style dinner was served, including cassoulet, fantastic charcuterie, fish, beef, fowl and vegetables and cheeses--all extremely delicious. The desserts were also outstanding. We would love to return to experience a normal dinner but we're already planning to come back to next year's bastille day;
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bernards is a very good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/6/2008
    Bernards is a very good restaurant with a very nice decor, a comfortable atmosphere, very friendly owner (wife of the chef) and very good service. Very expensive but worth it for the special occasion. Too expensive to be a regular Saturday evening dining out experience. Sixteen dollars for a glass of Champagne is a little over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the dining rooms overall are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    the dining rooms overall are attractive, in the style of a country inn. The area we were in had a rather loud table nearby. The wine list is very extensive. My biggest complaint is that the waiters rush ( I mean rush) through the dining rooms, and it results in being a distraction. The building is old, so the floors even though carpeted don't absorb the footsteps...sounds really petty, but you really do notice it. The entrees and appetizers were very good, and the dessert was alright, the dough for the tart a bit undercooked. I would go back because overall the experience is nice, and the food is priced well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent. Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    Food was excellent. Menu was riveting; I felt I could not go wrong. Service was a little casual (waiter making jokes, no maitre'd to greet us, etc.), Some of the guests were also casual - what is with the sneakers and jeans when restaurant requires jackets? Was he an actor or is the economy so bad that all comers are welcome? But overall it was quite excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • As usual, Bernard's provides
    Tony
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    As usual, Bernard's provides a world class dining experience. A true gourmet kitchen and truly excellent service. A must see for that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The tasting menu is a rare
    Marty
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    The tasting menu is a rare treat, we highly recommend it! The best ever!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live piano added to the beautiful
    GafasVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    Live piano added to the beautiful atmosphere. The service was not as gracious as we've experienced before at Bernard's, but we expect it was due to its being a holiday (Father's Day).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food and wine were marvelous!
    Sabina
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    The food and wine were marvelous! Bernard is very creative and his combinations of main ingredients and accents are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first visit,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    This was our first visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We commented that we felt we were in a Fitzgerald novel, and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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  • We had a wonderful time! The
    kst470VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We had a wonderful time! The food and service were terrific. My only complaint was that the piano was a bit too loud and made talking a bit tough at times...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite restaurant EVER!
    Marty
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Our favorite restaurant EVER! We've gone several times, the staff is fantastic with our son, they know exactly how to cater to individual needs. I cannot say enough good things about Bernard's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    The food was excellent but the service was not as good as usual. I believe it was our waitress. We were rushed to pick a drink. When we asked for a minute it took a while for her to be back. We did not get rolls for a while and we never got our petite fleurs. I mentioned it to her but told her not to bother. She did bring them to us. There was a table next to us who was seated a few minutes after us. Their waiter was there all the time checking on them and they had rolls long before we did and also the petite fleurs. Also they were give a complimentary after dinner drink as were most of the tables around us. I don't know who qualifies for the drink but I certainly felt like I was not in treated the same as the others.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The food was excellent, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The food was excellent, the service was good. The restaurant gladly accommodated my request to push the reservation back 30 minutes. It was a wonderful evening and a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bernard's is a lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Bernard's is a lovely restaurant - interesting menu, delicious food, pleasant and very good service - and it is consistently all of those things. It is an asset to its community.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Bernards is an expensive restaurant
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    Bernards is an expensive restaurant that is perfect for a romantic or special occasion dinner. The food is amazing and the menu is vast and offers a wide range of food. The service is friendly and very professional. The room where we dined was full of flowers and the evening was memorable. We really enjoyed our dining experience at Bernards and we are already looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • I and my wife were very impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    I and my wife were very impressed with Bernard's, their food and their staff. The Ambience was incredible, as was the service and level of attention. We were seated immediately and truly "taken care of". I would recommend Bernards for anyone who is looking for great wines, fine food and a "dining" experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Service was outstanding; ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Service was outstanding; ambience with a jazz pianist was very pleasant. Wine list was strong, especially with selections from France. Menu was creative and included selections of game. However, execution was a bit uneven. Nonetheless, will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • for whatever the occasion,
    Hollang
    Dined on 2/24/2008
    for whatever the occasion, this restaurant is the tops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for romantic nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2008
    perfect for romantic nite out.. piano in a mansion with great food and extensive wine list. only problem - the lights seem to dim and brighten intermittently ?? what are they doing downstairs ??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet