Bailey's Backyard

4.5
748 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
*COVID 19 UPDATE* We're open for outdoor/indoor dinning, as well as curbside pickup. As we transition back to opening our menu may change daily due to availability. We will not be offering our tasting menus.

****PLEASE BE AWARE THERE MAY BE A WAIT TO BE SEATED****. We ask that you socially distance yourself from tables that are seated. Please do not enter the property without a mask. Masks are required at all times unless you are seated at your table.

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 INVENTORY IS OFFERED ONLINE. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR AVAILABILITY.

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
What 748 people are saying
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ActiveFoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Sunday brunch, after running the Ridgefield Half Marathon. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient and were very accommodating with our young daughter. The food was delicious. I would definitely return.

I do feel that customers should know that the staff don’t wear masks. We sat outside and wore our masks to go in to use the restroom, so we felt okay.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This was my first time at Bailey's Backyard and I'm not sure if we will return. The food was excellent - it was the reason we were there. However, the service was TERRIBLE. We were ignored for bigger parties. Our dinner came out at separate times, two of us had finished by the time the third one arrived. It was very awkward. Three servers gave us different reasons as to what the delay was. It took over 30 min to get our coffee at the end, and we ended up cancelling it. We were not appropriately compensated for our experience. Think twice before you plunk all that money down on one meal.

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vipannar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique healthy delicious meal. I had the squash pasta with coconut cream sauce that was outstanding. The kale salad was the best I have ever tasted. And to top it off, the vegan key lime tort was out of this world. The service was excellent. A bit pricey. Highly recommend.

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SamsDad
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Eficient and pleasant

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DemCo
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, location and environment. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible food and mediocre service

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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the pricing was a little steep. Drinks were expensive too.

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Swiftwater
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good service, excellent food. Nice ambience

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vipFoody
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch at Bailey's with friends. It was there first time there. They absolutely loved the food, the sangria, the staff. The staff were accommodating and were very helpful in recommendations for food/drink combinations. Our food presentation was beautiful almost to pretty to eat! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh, amazing food and warm, hospitable service.

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vipOgTanri
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Well, order not taken correctly, sitting in front of an HVAC vent even though we were outside didn’t work.
Sorry, I will cook at home rather than this. Will not come here again. Also they couldn’t even find our OpenTable reservation. So, overall a lousy place with mediocre food. Nothing I could say “Farm to table” as they advertise.

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Suttonlocal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Short Ribs were moist and lean. Clam and corn chowder was perfect. Friendly and polished servers. A truly fabulous evening.

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vipmark
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

food was good - nut way too many bees. And, how in the world can you charge $12 for a bottle of sparkling water??

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RufinaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a free drinks while we were waiting to be seated. So, it is a plus . However, the servants were slow because the restaurant was very busy. We waited to be served quit long.
I hope they will improve it.

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vipEatapeach
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Staff disappeared when we needed the check. Ran our card on the wrong check, took several tries to get it right. They were apologetic but it took over half an hour to leave and we had a concert to get to.

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msmouse
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have dined here many times. The service is excellent and the food good but we noticed that the portions in the appetizers have Shrunk significantly since the Fall. I guess restaurants are trying to make it in a difficult climate but you can’t cut the portion back by 50% appetizers all under $20 but all mains in the high $30’s

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GreggF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat the food. Not only is the food local and fresh, the tastes as special. They have plenty of outside dining including open air and under a large tent. But the best part is the service. Everyone is so friendly. One of our favorite spots in Ridgefield ... always a go to for special occasion or to bring out of town guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Decent meal. Service was the issue - most aggravating (and unnecessary) of all was waiting to be seated. Arrived on-time for reservation and told that our table is “not quite ready” and will be “a couple of minutes”. Strange… given there are 3 open tables for 2… but ok. 15 mins later finally seated at one of those open tables. Just unnecessary inconvenience and put in the wrong frame of mind for dinner.

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vipchrisp
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sons Birthday

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EMcG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast and dinner combined? You bet; chicken and waffle was fabulous!

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DonE
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended Bailey’s. We loved it. Plenty of outdoor seating and the service was awesome.

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vip48BR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fresh and well-prepared food, terrific service. Would happily go back.

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FairfieldLawyer22
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bailey's has been a favorite of ours for years. We were concerned over the effects of the pandemic on the service, and candidly, there was some. Staff was new and somewhat awkward, but their attitude was fantastic. The food was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves a lot. We are happy to report that Bailey's remains our go to place and we will be back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Understaffed and food not great

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Review4U
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great! The servers were kind. And I was grateful to have outdoor seating!

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vipBusyBee
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails, outstanding service. Always an amazing experience.

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RandiD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints😁. The best part they are a real farm to table. The menu is always changing and very creative.

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CarolynT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing lunch with a friend at Bailey's Backyard! The farm to table menu items were amazing and wonderfully fresh and creative. We asked to share two dishes and they plated them separately for us without being asked! The service was amazing and the ambiance nice as well; we sat outside under the tent, and there was additional outside seating as well. Must be pretty at night under the tent with the lights! I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back soon! Great farm to table menu/food!!

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Lbdubs
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We love Bailey’s! The menu is always creative, seasonal, and locally sourced. We asked to be seated away from the road and they fulfilled our request. By far the prettiest outdoor seating in town.

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vipEnigma1100
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to Baileys in a while. We are happy to have the same experience as usual.

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nicks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around!!

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GK12650
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another excellent meal. Sat outside under the tent -very nice set up. The grilled peach salad and genral tso's brussels sprouts were standouts. The entrees were solid and the vegan key lime pie was outstanding. Really enjoyed it.

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MarciaG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Mistakes on 2 of 4 cocktails and the white wine was warm-not room temp-warm!
They were very busy and appeared to be understaffed along with every other restaurant.
Music was too loud to converse during dinner. Music and dining is never good.

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Tinkertam31
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The menu features a unique blend of surf and turf options. The pork chop was perfect try cooked snd quite tasty. We had two appetizers which included calamari and corn dip with chips. Sadly the calamari as good as it tasted the temperature was disappointing. The corn dip however, was excellent. The biggest disappointment was the service and the 2+hrs it took to be served our main course. Maybe it was just a busy night.

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vipElizabethD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun and knowledgeable staff!! Food was awesome!!

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Patk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & atmosphere- nice music and good service. Will definitely go back

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TaraS
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECTION! Always a great spot for any night. Menus is spectacular!

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Tavara
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Apps and dinner were fantastic. Truly worth the price. Drinks on the rocks were meager. Maybe 1.5 shots. At $13-$14 a drink, you are inclined to order a second round, so your bill get bumped up. Nice wine selections by the glass and a nice pour. Service was excellent all around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Bailey’s. It is my go to for Sunday brunch. The food is amazing. The waitstaff is attentive and friendly. I will definitely be going back!!

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vipStosh
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Decent food, poor service. Not a repeat for us.

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 748 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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