Bernard's

4.8
1087 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Bernard's features contemporary French Cuisine in an elegant Country Inn setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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
What 1087 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. Nice quiet table in corner; brought the champagne out as we arrived. Met by Sarah, one of the owners. Nice touches, and fabulous food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernard’s is truly a Ridgefield gem! Every time we have dined there, food/service is outstanding.

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vipvtfoodie
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Bernard’s is a consistently high end experience. I’ve never had a poor meal at this restaurant. It was especially nice since it’s the first time we ate inside a restaurant in a year. Safety protocols were in place. Our party had entrees of beef Wellington, lamb chops and cod. Everyone was happy with their meal

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vipggcc
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our Easter lunch was excellent. This was the second time that I have eating at Bernard's
and this time was much better than dinner about 3 weeks ago.
Service was very good too, including the runners.
My family traveled from Katonah, and the trip was worth it.

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anony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, environment but at these prices and with a 20% tip built in, the bill escalates quickly. At very least, a complementary glass of wine would be decent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food, service and ambiance.

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MarieP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the place for a celebration and special occasion. Worth every penny. We have been more than once and it continues to be our go to place whenever we want to experience the best.

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vipEquineLove
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pianist on Easter was terrific backdrop for our family brunch. The service was amazing, food and it’s presentation spectacular. We will be coming back very soon. Thank you. My family including three kids thoroughly enjoyed the food!

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CarolynM1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very very good as usual. However the service, while very polite and friendly, could have been more attentive. Bread took a long time getting to our table; long wait after drinks to first course; took a long time to get the check (we actually called the front desk to make that happen.) That said, we will return; it's a good place!

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vipJoeL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was seated upstairs at SWB but made reservations for Bernards ? Was overdressed for SWB where most people were wearing sneakers and jeans .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great , best service and food in ridgfield

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Anamon
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary on Saturday night. We had a lovely time, beside the food being exquisite, the ambience with the piano player definitely makes a difference. The service was impeccable.
Can’t wait to come back.

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dpsct
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for that SPECIAL occasion. Service and food was excellent. Accommodating to special dietary needs.

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FabulousFrench
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eating out during Covid can be a challenge, Bernard's has figured it out! The restaurant is very clean, staff is extremely conscientious, partitions between tables for indoor dining, and outdoor dining options as well. The safety and cleanliness does not take away from the ambiance or the quality of the service and food. Dinner was delicious and rivaled any dish we had in France. The bread is excellent. We gave 4 stars instead of 5 on the food as the deserts were a little flat. The apple crumble was soggy and cold, the almond white nectarine tart didn't have any almond flavor, but the pastry was perfect. Excellent and encompassing wine list with something for everyone and every price point. We are looking forward to our next dinner at Bernard's.

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vipDougH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant! The food and service were exquisite! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite. Exquisite. You can get marvelous wines by the glass. The desserts are a treat. We sat by the fireplace, which was warm and cozy on a blustery day. The tables are a great distance from each other, so our conversations were very private, and I could be heard easily by my friend, without raising my voice.

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EllieMae
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Bernard's was delicious and relaxing. Atmosphere is casual French and the meals are superb.

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vipggcc
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Trip was worth it.

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was OK, not great. Service excellent. Good ambiance. Guitar ok, not great. Good place for special occasions.

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vipJames
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed Sarah's Wine Bar. While the menu was somewhat limited the variety available gave us all many acceptable choices. Food was excellent and very hot yet served in a relaxing manner, never a rush to turn the table. An added benefit was the live music. The guitarist provided some wonderful background music we all knew. Felt like we could have had a sing-a-long! From a CoViD perspective, tables were socially distanced and sheltered with very clean plexiglass barriers. Even though all our party had been vaccinated, we felt very safe. We look forward to visiting Bernard's again in th4e very near future. Thank you.

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EatingintheRidge
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always exceptional! Service is impeccable. Lovely to have the live music. Sarah's Wine Bar is always our go-to in Ridgefield. Never disappoints.

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audiology
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining in all respects. The food is sophisticated and delicious. The service respectful, prompt and meets the individual needs of the diners. I can't think of another restaurant in Ct that is its equal. The interior is beautiful, has barriers that did not amend the lovely dining room but provided safety for all. This is a superb restaurant.

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vipWayne
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant is either way over rated, or we hit a bad night. The service was sloppy and rushed. The food was poorly presented, just piled on our plates, and the fish and rack of lamb were barely acceptable. The plates were so hot that the food kept cooking until it was overdone and tasteless.
We will not return to this restaurant.

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CantorDebbie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special experience! Best staff. Best good. Best atmosphere great music. It was perfect for a special birthday!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want delicious food that is worth every penny, Bernard's is the place for you. The food is lovingly prepared, thoughtfully developed and just overall, delicious.

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dakini1969
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family birthday celebration and it went flawlessly. We were in a small room with a fireplace and plenty of light. The food was delicious and the service was attentive,knowledgeable and friendly. Could not have asked for more.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love coming here. I brought my daughter and husband here for a celebratory lunch and we enjoyed every moment! The food was divine - as always - and the service is incomparable.

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Elle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best snow day birthday lunch ever!!

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RoberrtM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fine dining experience in every way. Congratulations to Sarah and Bernard for maintaining high standards in these difficult times. They deserve our patronage.

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vipMash96
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service, good food, great overall experience.

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ctgal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience on Valentine's Day! Given a great table near the fireplace in one of the smaller dining rooms-service on point, and delicious menu, as well!

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Afrancis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food excellent as always.

JR
vipJohnRNewtownCt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top favorite. Always excellent- quiet and great ambience.

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vipSylviav
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a wonderful place that offers more than just great food. I love the live music. The service is excellent!

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ReneT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is spectacular. Live music is excellent as well!

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vipMagoosen
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for an after Christmas celebration. Lovely as always.

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DRoberts
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting and service were wonderful - the food and wine perfect - and the social distancing and separation done perfectly. I can't wait to go back.

RD
RobertD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernards is a wonderful restaurant. My wife and I have eaten there many times and have always had a wonderful meal and experience! They were also very safe from the COVID perspective!

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vipJulieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the music!!

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DianeE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The way that the owners have adjusted to the times is incredible. We were extremely comfortable with the way they have set-up the dining experience. We’ve waited so long to enjoy the fabulous food and, as expected, it was amazing. So happy they are here. Cheers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bernard's using the Order Online button. Bernard's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 438-8282.

Bernard's is rated 4.8 stars by 1087 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.