Bailey's Backyard

4.7
412 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A true, American Farm-To-Table Restaurant located in the heart of downtown Ridgefield CT.
Enjoy a farm fresh meal in a polished-casual setting with outdoor seating. 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 INVENTORY IS OFFERED ONLINE. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR AVAILABILITY.

Specials

KIds Eat Free Sunday Night 5pm - 9pm

Up to two free kids entrees with purchase of adult entrée. Up to $22 value

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 15, 2019

Ends: January 16, 2118

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-9:00PM

THURSDAY'S ARE 1/2 OFF BOTTLES OF WINE - ALL DAY!

All bottles of wine under $100 are 1/2 OFF ALL DAY on Thursday's!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 15, 2018

Ends: May 3, 2019

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-9:00PM

What 412 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating here. Food is fresh and interesting and the service is friendly and attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Brunch. 50-50 Burger was Amazing! Perfectly cooked and amazing flavors (get it "stacked")

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful host, and very attentive wait staff.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and it won’t be the last. We enjoyed how relaxed the atmosphere was. The food was delicious and the service fantastic. Bravo!

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L
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the food and the service were great.
It is a fun place.

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bailey’s always is a great experience. I celebrated New Years Eve with friends. Service was great, not rushed, but prompt.

Food was delicious. Cauliflower soup and scallops both were great.

The restaurant is small, but cozy.

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V
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal.. very nice service. Great food.

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed... Plate licking good, yes, that good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with 4 irlfriends and we had enjoyed a delicious brunch with excellent friendly service. The restaurant was busy but no overly crowded so they let us sit and chat with no pressure to order or vacate the table.
I had the best eggs benedict ever!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had a wonderful night at Bailey’s Backyard! We were there celebrating my husband’s birthday and not only was the food superb, but the service was excellent. Everyone stopped by to wish us well including the chef. We look forward to dining there again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about our night at Bailey’s was wonderful. They do a very nice job. Food, ambiance, service - all score high marks. We will be returning and recommending to friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely delicious dinner, as always. Our one minor issue is the music. It always seems to be a bit out of sync with the rest of the restaurant aesthetics.

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MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were the last reservation on a Thursday night. It was a quiet room and we never felt rushed. Food was excellent and very fresh, and recommended Oregon pinot noir was perfect! We'll be back!

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BP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Way too expensive. At this time in the food industry Farm Fresh food isnt a rare commodity. nobody has the right to charge 29$ for chicken that was just OK. The Apps are very good the entrees are Good but not worth the money. Plus the food came out literally seconds after the appetizers.Sorry

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I stopped in for brunch for the first time this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. The waitress was very friendly & accommodating. I will definitely go back!

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SE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Not impressed. The vegatarian meal was something I could have put together at home. My friend's French fries were good; hamburger just OK. Wine was nice. We were expecting an upmarket evening--people were dressed VERY casually.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always great food & great service. The cornbread is always a nice treat as well. A true gem

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g
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant!

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Service was exceptional. Menu was interesting. Drinks were great. The presentation of the apps and entrees was delightful, but the portions served for the price was not a good value. One should never leave a restaurant hungry after a pricey meal. Of our two entrees, the pork chop special was good, but the vegan meatloaf was very disappointing. If service and presentation is more important to you than value, give Bailey's Backyard a try.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, attentive and caring wait staff. A tiny place which is great when not crowded, but a bit claustrophobic when fully booked. The food and service is well worth it. The tea is pricey, which is odd, since everything else seems fair. Yes I would go back, as we have been doing for the past 15 years.

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JG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice people, good food. I especially liked the 50-50 burger.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tried the lunch tasting menu and it was delish! Warm atmosphere. Absolutely will come again!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Bailey's every couple of months and are never disappointed. Their food is well crafted and the menu changes often, so we are always presented with a new and unique treat.

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DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For the price, the food was just OK. The service was very friendly but a bit slow.

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went after a Sunday matinee at the Playhouse, so it wasn't packed. Nice place, good variety on the menu but went with a pretty full stomach and just had the regular burger (which was delicious). Service was fine - efficient and friendly enough w/o being obtrusive. Would definitely go again when I'm in the area!

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MS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid experience yet again. Kyle is an outstanding guide through an amazingly fresh and creative menu and matching it with just the right beverages (of any kind) based on the visitor's preferences -- no pre-conceived notion of what's right or wrong. Thanks again for another wonderful dining experience.

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is simply fabulous and they staff is very nice. We have a Special Needs son and they simply "get it". We will be back for a pre/post-Prospector Theater meal.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the Weds night tasting menu!

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, not a banner night for food. Butternut Squash fritters were left in fryer about 2 minutes too long, the Pork dish was over cooked and the Banana bread pudding while well flavored, couldn't exactly be pair with the vanilla ice cream which needed to be softened badly. Server was very accommodating and cocktails good.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Warm, friendly and helpful service. Close to the Playhouse. A pleasure!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner and pre theatre dinner.
Food was excellent and so were the specialty cocktails.

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SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fresh and sides are always interesting and yummy

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W
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good neighborhood spot-- perfect before event/theatre at Ridgefield Playhouse. Food is creative and excellent. It's light on the ambiance but it's "authentic and enjoyable" so definitely great for friends or couples but not for a birthday or anniversary or a family with kids. We are a couple and would not hesitate to recommend for excellent food.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu choices sourced from natural, organic, local farms— the chef never fails to surprise and delight us!

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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

My snapper was excellent, as was the squash soup and scallops. The lobster scampi was meager, the rice was under done and the flavor lackluster.
The banana bread pudding was not as expected but delicious.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered the tasting menu and were impressed. Great selection, ideal portion size, wonderful wine pairings. Our server was superb. AND, we could actually have a conversation during dinner because the noise level was muffled.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch - super enjoyable. Service was so excellent and the food was also amazing. Would absolutely be back! They were so sweet, they brought me a candle in my dessert (on the house) because I had mentioned my birthday was coming up. Can’t wait to go for dinner

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy my experience at Bailey's. Find it cozy and a great place to get together with friends.

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d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Must try Brussels sprouts, cornbread.

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