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Bailey's Backyard, Ridgefield, CT

Bailey's Backyard

4.5
4.5
908 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Bailey's offers an innovated American Farm to Table menu in a polished casual atmosphere. When you're in the mood to relax in a casual and comfortable atmosphere and enjoy great cuisine, be sure to check out Bailey's Backyard. The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. Bailey's Backyard has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit.
Bailey's is a true, American Farm-To-Table Restaurant in the heart of downtown Ridgefield CT. Just minutes from the Ridgefield Playhouse.

PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS. Please be advised that reserving an outdoor table is weather permitting and the restaurant may or may not be able to move your reservation indoors. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT NOT ALL SEATING INVENTORY IS OFFERED ONLINE. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR AVAILABILITY.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 431-0796

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Forrest Pasternack

  • Catering

    Bailey's Backyard is caters all events from private chef in home events to weddings and backyard functions. Please call Sal at 203-948-6419 or email sal@baileysbackyard.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Bailey's is a full service Catering Company. We provide food and staffing for weddings and all size events. We also offer a private dining room for up to 28 people. Please call Sal at 203-948-6419 or email sal@baileysbackyard.com.

  • Private party contact

    info@baileysbackyard.com: (203) 431-0796

  • Neighborhood

    Ridgefield

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Municipal parking adjacent to building and parking in lot across the street.<br />Located minutes away from the Ridgefield Playhouse and The Prospector Movie Theater.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Bailey's will be offering a Prefix 3 Course Valentine's Menu only for Dinner. Cost is $95/Adult and $25/Child plus tax, gratuity and bar. Reservations are available from 5pm - 9:30pm
  • Old World vs. New World Wine Tasting Dinner

    $135.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 9, 2023 only
    Old world vs. New Worls Wine Tasting Dinner. 5 Course Dinner with Wine Pairings. Doors Open at 6:30pm, First Course at 6:45pm.
  • Wednesday Night Four Course Tasting Menu

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Please join us this and every Wednesday for our Four Course Tasting Menu. Guest will have a choice of three options per course.

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What 908 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Bailey’s was amazing! From being accommodating with seating during a busy Sunday brunch, to the friendliness of all of the staff (especially Patrick, our server), to the delicious food - we had a great time! Looking forward to trying out the tasting menu on a future Wednesday!
  2. B

    Bilz

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very nice relaxed brunch. easy parking would go again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    An excellent experience for all of us
  4. j

    joand

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We came into the restaurant just before they closed, but they said they would be happy to accommodate us. We weren't told what they were out of and to our surprise when we ordered tea they were out of both lemon and milk. We both ordered poached eggs one with a salad and one with home fries. The home fries had obviously been deep-fried several times and were not really edible and the salad was way too drippy and just had lettuces and a few anemic tomatoes. One of my poached eggs was undercooked, and both were slathered in way too much hollandaise sauce. I do not like leaving negative reviews, but the waiter, service, and food was subpar this time. The only bright spot was Mary, who was helpful and accommodating.
  5. AM

    AshleyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to brunch with a girlfriend for her birthday … the eggs Benedict and southern breakfast are amazing.
  6. MF

    MelissaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!! Love it here! One of my new favorites
  7. MO

    MichaelO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, excellent and friendly service!
  8. R

    Ronnie

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable service. Forrest, the Chef, is amazing!
  9. A

    Aswerdlowe

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful and innovative restaurant with great service and food. Drinks were well done and the Martini's were served in the most elegant Martini glasses on earth! Chef came out at the end of dinner to field questions and comments -- a very nice and unexpected touch. Recommend the Wednesday only tasting menu. I only wish the establishment had more room for a sit-down bar.
  10. MM

    MightyMike

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue! Had a wonderful brunch, great food and energy. Super friendly staff, absolutely the best!
  11. RM

    RichardM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food Loved the corn bread to start off and the French toast is amazing
  12. JA

    JonA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent though they could have some more gluten and dairy free options and in a current world of poor restaurant service, Bailey's service is excellent!
  13. CP

    CourtneyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful night out at Bailey’s. Came with our two children and the service was spot on, even engaging our grouchy 9-year old who was not too thrilled to be dining out but left in a great mood. The food as always was top notch, which started with the amazing warm cornbread and ended with delicious short ribs. Thanks Bailey’s!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the drive from Fairfield!
  15. G

    Geetag

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience. Their tasting menu is fabulous. Highly recommend .
  16. DB

    DavidB

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was their New Years Eve “Event” at $100 per person. There was no attempt t
  17. MK

    MaureenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable dinner. The total experience was excellent.
  18. FE

    FrederickE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and time at Baileys . Well worth venturing to dinner or lunch at Baileys backyard!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & service were outstanding
  20. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent meal options and preparation. The place is cozy, but not fancy inside. Our server was newish, but was attentive and will surely improve as he gets more familiar with cocktail options.
  21. CM

    CholiM1

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We joined Bailey’s for their Christmas Eve pre-fix menu. It was marvelous. A terrific array of first course dishes such as bacon wrapped scallops were followed by delicious entrees. Had the baked chicken which was fall off the bone savory and one of the best I have had. Finished with fresh cheesecake. Family enjoyed their meals as well. Delightful ambiance with a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. We will be back!
  22. LB

    LisaB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fantastic Christmas Eve dinner! The staff couldn’t have been nicer or more attentive and the food was outstanding. Thank you to the chef and staff who spent their Christmas Eve making ours so memorable!
  23. J

    Jonus

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Bailey’s was a delightful & delicious experience. The staff was outstanding, the menu was excellent, the food was scrumptious & the prices were good. It doesn’t get better than this!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Bailey’s for Sunday brunch. We ordered the brussel sprouts, as we always do when there, because they are our absolute favorite, and they were even yummier than previously. Which is hard to imagine. My omelette was light and fluffy and cooked to perfection.
  25. DM

    DanM

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Every time I want it to be better and it’s not
  26. CS

    CraigS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very pleasant lunch. The calamari were pretty perfect. The chicken sandwich was crispy as described and very tasty!
  27. K

    Kathy

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasting menu was fun and very good. Would definitely go back.
  28. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Food was poor, unfortunately.
  29. M

    Marlar75

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fit for a foodie. Regular menu items and specials. Service excellent, nice outdoor heated seating. However, My check included an added on amount, approximately equal to 3.5% of my bill, for a "Kitchen Appreciation Fee"
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food was absolutely amazing and delicious. Will definitely be back
  31. KD

    KeriD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I met for brunch. The menu was chock full of delicious-looking items - and they did not disappoint! Everything we ordered was fantastic, right down to the cranberry mimosas! We will be returning!
  32. AB

    AnneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Something for everyone in the group even the vegan
  33. CA

    CATD

    New York Area

    120 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Just ok Lots of noisy kids Brunch menu was great but the execution was ordinary. Nice bunch servers . Coffee was weak.. no excuse for that
  34. g

    gdoo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I hate to leave a negative review, but they were just horribly understaffed. We had to wait for a table despite having a reservation, then it took a long time to place our order, then about an hour wait to get our food. By the time we left, it felt like a relief to get out! The food was great, but maybe just avoid this spot on the weekends? I would imagine it's a much better experience when the staff-customer ratio is less wacky.
  35. SP

    StephanieP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent outdoor dining. Very nice employees that value your business. Excellent food and drinks.
  36. r

    russc

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great casual lunch. Lovely staff. Outstanding chicken sandwich- highly recommend
  37. CG

    CarolG

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for brunch. Food and service were good. Good selection overall but not for Vegans. Was surprised to see a kitchen charge added to the bill.
  38. RR

    RosieR

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. I had the best butternut squash bisque ever! I did think the prices were a bit high especially $5 for a tap soda. All in all a nice brunch.
  39. R

    Richard

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We have been here many times and there seems to be a common problem of entries being served lukewarm or even sometimes cold. It seems they do not have a good way of letting waitstaff know when meals are ready. I cannot imagine they half cook the food.
  40. ED

    EatDrinkTravel

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Truly excellent very fresh delicious food! Great service. We'll be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bailey's Backyard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 431-0796.

Bailey's Backyard is rated 4.5 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bailey's Backyard

23 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Ridgefield

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Municipal parking adjacent to building and parking in lot across the street.<br />Located minutes away from the Ridgefield Playhouse and The Prospector Movie Theater.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Forrest Pasternack

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 431-0796

  • Catering

    Bailey's Backyard is caters all events from private chef in home events to weddings and backyard functions. Please call Sal at 203-948-6419 or email sal@baileysbackyard.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Bailey's is a full service Catering Company. We provide food and staffing for weddings and all size events. We also offer a private dining room for up to 28 people. Please call Sal at 203-948-6419 or email sal@baileysbackyard.com.

  • Private party contact

    info@baileysbackyard.com: (203) 431-0796

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