****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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
"Kung Pao" Brussels Sprouts
roasted peanuts / sesame seeds / green onion
Duroc Pork Chop
pineapple fried rice / crispy eggplant / jamaican jerk green chili sauce
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.
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.
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.
Eficient and pleasant
Excellent food, service, location and environment. Highly recommend!
Terrible food and mediocre service
Food was good but the pricing was a little steep. Drinks were expensive too.
Friendly staff, good service, excellent food. Nice ambience
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.
Always fresh, amazing food and warm, hospitable service.
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.
Excellent food. Short Ribs were moist and lean. Clam and corn chowder was perfect. Friendly and polished servers. A truly fabulous evening.
food was good - nut way too many bees. And, how in the world can you charge $12 for a bottle of sparkling water??
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Breakfast and dinner combined? You bet; chicken and waffle was fabulous!
A friend recommended Bailey’s. We loved it. Plenty of outdoor seating and the service was awesome.
Really fresh and well-prepared food, terrific service. Would happily go back.
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.
Understaffed and food not great
The food was great! The servers were kind. And I was grateful to have outdoor seating!
Delicious food and cocktails, outstanding service. Always an amazing experience.
Never disappoints😁. The best part they are a real farm to table. The menu is always changing and very creative.
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!!
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.
We haven't been to Baileys in a while. We are happy to have the same experience as usual.
Fabulous all around!!
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.
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.
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.
Such a fun and knowledgeable staff!! Food was awesome!!
Great food & atmosphere- nice music and good service. Will definitely go back
PERFECTION! Always a great spot for any night. Menus is spectacular!
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
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!!
Decent food, poor service. Not a repeat for us.
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.