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Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ

Bernards Inn

4.6
4.6
1331 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Progressive American cuisine prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Brian Fuller. Featuring an award-winning wine collection and impeccable service combine for an unforgettable Bernardsville fine dining and gourmet restaurant experience. The setting is upscale, the food and service have combined to help earn the industry’s highest hospitality awards.
The Bernards Inn offers four distinct dining areas, each uniquely their own, each consummately The Bernards Inn. Enjoy a meal in The Great Room, The Conservatory, The Library Piano Bar, or The Terrace. Distinctive surroundings heighten your fine dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 766-0002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Fuller

  • Catering

    Our catering department can accommodate parties of all sizes with the award winning cuisine and service The Bernards Inn is renowned for. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details on how we can create or enhance your special occasion, event or meeting.

  • Private party facilities

    With over 5,500 square feet of private event space in five distinct rooms, allow our professional, attentive staff to orchestrate an impeccable event just for you. From the decor, menu and the wine pairings to accompany them, no detail will be overlooked. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details.

  • Private party contact

    Andrea Testa: (877) 677-5343

  • Neighborhood

    Bernardsville

  • Cross street

    Route 202 & Quimby Lane

  • Parking details

    Our private parking lot is located on Quimby Lane right next to the Bernards Inn. Valet parking is available on Saturday evenings.

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,331 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Special Occasion

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  1. EB

    EddieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Robert, was a delight! It took us a while to go thru the extensive wine selection, but Robert was very understanding. The food was excellent. Our guest celebrated her 85th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the mussels appetizer and the duck entree. The desserts added to a great ending to the evening.
  2. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar on a Saturday evening and enjoyed a full three course meal while listening to the guitarist play. Cocktails were very good, octopus and beet salad great, and the smoked duck breast was fantastic. Salmon was very good as well, just not quite as original and tasty as other items. Dessert was also very good, Oreo cheesecake was special.
  3. w

    walterb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going here for the past 3yrs for our anniversary. The staff is ways amazing and very professional. The food was amazing. Was even given tips on which ways to get the steak cooked 😁
  4. JB

    JamesB

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!!
  5. MT

    MTC1

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robert - server - was simply perfect. Professional and friendly. Food is always good and ambience is wonderful. Piano player adds to the evening
  6. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    My husband and I have not been to the Bernards Inn since Covid. We went for dinner last night and were disappointed ,since we’ve had good experiences there before. Service was ok, but the food wasn’t up to par. Not sure if we’ll be back there again any time soon.
  7. NJ

    NJFoodie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful birthday dinner on the porch last night. Food was fabulous from the appetizers to dessert. Service is back on par.
  8. JO

    JOCIANE

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding!!!
  9. KM

    KateM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend it! Excellent meal--especially the duck and the octopus starter. One suggestion is to get the wine list beefed up a bit more. I recall the wine list having many more selections in the past. I suspect this is a post-COVID related change.
  10. HS

    HowardS

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always good food. Great venue outside on the patio. Could use some additions to the menu. Not inexpensive.
  11. PL

    PamL

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We have been going here for years, and this is the first time that we were disappointed. Our server was inexperienced and the menu was much smaller. Nice touches like a cookie plate at the end of the meal was replaced by a card signed by the staff for our anniversary. I will be going somewhere else for special event dining.
  12. a

    annb

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The space was beautiful very intimate settings. The bar is gorgeous and it’s a cute sate night spot. What I disliked was that we made a rez for 8 but when we sat we had to order everything at once bc of the kitchen closing…. I felt rushed. Aside from that the food was very good. The mussels were not that great though, more spice was needed… I’ll be back though!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Listen : Very Nice 👍 Staff. Great Ambiance. Reminds me of an old 1950s style resturante and Hotel 🏨. Good food 🍱 as well.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Booked for a post Graduation dinner. Overall we enjoyed our experience but the feedback from our party was that it was a bit ‘old school’. Menu was very limited for the vegetarian in our party (one choice for entree) even though that was highlighted during booking. All other members of the party enjoyed their choices
  15. N

    Naomi

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Bernard's Inn. What a fabulous dinner! Delicious, bountiful food! Cocktails and wine were also very good. Lovely guitarist was playing. Excellent service! I hope to visit again.
  16. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food was delicious, atmosphere drab and tired, singer/piano player much too loud for a so-so voice and a trite repertoire. The excellent kitchen and prompt courteous service deserve a better venue
  17. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and top-notch staff and service. Excellent food. Amazing smoked duck. We’ll be back.
  18. 3

    3oldladies

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First i want to thank the managers for opening the grand dining room for us since i had 2 handicapped people with me and it made dining there possible!! The food was excellent and the service was perfect.. very friendly staff!! We really enjoyed our evening.. so thank you to the entire staff at the Inn!!
  19. M

    Miket

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The room is very nice with great ambiance and live music.. Very good service too.. However the food is just not good at all. It’s average at best and thats being generous.
  20. HS

    HowardS

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food if pricey. Great ambiance sitting in the outdoor space.
  21. GD

    GaltDines

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Spanish Octopus as appetizer with braised ribs or a petit filet - graciously presented in a stunningly beautiful wood-paneled bar and salon area. My favorite spot with drinks perfectly chilled and embracing. A terrific evening. Not to mention musical accompaniment throughout dinner. Elegant without pretension. Comfortable with valet parking. Try it!
  22. n

    neilr

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service and music are always wonderful. Staff is great . Dessert specials always amazing.
  23. WG

    WilliamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will be coming back as a regular to this establishment. The food was amazing. The hostess , waiters & cook were nothing but the most spectacular with making me and my date have a night we both wouldn't forget. The scenery and the live music being played by the pianist made it all a very special night. Thank you Bernards Inn!
  24. BJ

    BroadwayJoe

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The lower dining area on the bar side needs some sprucing up. Painting. New flooring.
  25. k

    katherineg

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The Bernard’s Inn was always one of the most elegant places I’ve gone. While the food was excellent, the ambiance is entirely different. While there was really nothing wrong with it, it lacks the “specialness “ it once had.
  26. TS

    TSRJR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are always grateful for the exceptional food, drinks, atmosphere, and music at The Bernards Inn. Certainly continues to be one of the best dining places in NJ.
  27. C

    Calvin14

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally fresh seafood (Chilean Sea Bass and Salmon were both expertly prepared), and Robert (the waiter) struck the perfect balance between making sure we were taken care of and that we were able to simply enjoy each other’s company and the ambiance of the piano player - who was also great 👍🏼
  28. WM

    WilmaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Disappointed in slow service and lack of dessert options; sea bass, pork chop & salmon were great though. Loved the wine and port flights!
  29. SK

    SunnyK

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service & ambiance. The cocktails were good as well.
  30. M

    Magoosmeals

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely meal! Atmosphere could not have been more special (ask to sit in the bar area balcony if you want something intimate but with a lively view). Service was professional, knowledgeable and personable. And the food! Beet salad with whipped goat cheese to start -- beets freshly roasted. My duck delicious and cooked perfectly. Ice cream made in-house and absolutely amazing. Wine list had an incredibly varied selection of by-the-glass options. So nice to see! This is a restaurant completely recovered from the trials of the last few years -- go an enjoy an incredible dining experience.
  31. s

    sjgkmg

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Definitely not what is use to be.
  33. W

    Winelover12

    Baja California Sur

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointed! This was my fourth visit to Bernard's Inn over the past few years. It was a wonderful dining experience on our previous visits. This visit was very disappointing with the service (15+ minutes to get water) and mediocre food for the high prices. I doubt we'll return.
  34. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal at Bernards Inn. Love being there on Fridays as the pianist brings such great energy. Robert is a fantastic server and made my husband's birthday extra special. Love this place!
  35. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, great ambience. The whole staff were pleasant and friendly. The service was terrific. The appetizers were great, the desserts were delicious. However, the main course was average. I had the pork chop which was on the dry side, my wife had the sea bass and it was lackluster. I would absolutely give it another try.
  36. KM

    KarenM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We had an early dinner reservation because we wanted to be ahead of the prime time crowd on a Saturday night. Things started off OK. We were seated right next to where the staff entered and exited the kitchen and the music that was piped in wasn’t exactly mellow background dinner music. The music thankfully stopped when the live entertainment arrived in the bar area. The dinner food was wonderful, the desserts just OK and thus not worth the calories. The service started fine, but as soon as other tables were seated, our table fell off the server’s radar. We saw his back a lot, it would have been nice if he had glanced over to us to see if we were trying to get his attention. Maybe the Bernards Inn needs more servers during prime time Saturday nights.
  37. JM

    JMac17

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Amelia was a wonderful hostess. This was our first time back at the Bernards Inn since the March 2020 lockdown. So happy that the restaurant made it through the pandemic and has maintained the quality of food, service and ambiance. HIghly recommend the Salmon Tartare appetizer and the Chilian Sea Bass Cassoulet.
  38. BF

    BrianF62

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate our father’s 88 th birthday. The food was excellent and service wonderful.
  39. JP

    JaiPhill

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with great live music.
  40. H

    Happylady

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    There were several problems. The first, I believe the restaurant was understaffed. The second, I was surprised that none of the servers were wearing masks. The third, on two separate occasions, our orders were forgotten. For a restaurant of this caliber, It was truly surprising.

FAQs

Bernards Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1331 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 10 times today
Google Map for Bernards Inn

27 Mine Brook Rd. (Route 202) Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 202 & Quimby Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Bernardsville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our private parking lot is located on Quimby Lane right next to the Bernards Inn. Valet parking is available on Saturday evenings.

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Fuller

  • Entertainment

    Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (908) 766-0002

  • Catering

    Our catering department can accommodate parties of all sizes with the award winning cuisine and service The Bernards Inn is renowned for. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details on how we can create or enhance your special occasion, event or meeting.

  • Private party facilities

    With over 5,500 square feet of private event space in five distinct rooms, allow our professional, attentive staff to orchestrate an impeccable event just for you. From the decor, menu and the wine pairings to accompany them, no detail will be overlooked. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details.

  • Private party contact

    Andrea Testa: (877) 677-5343

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