Bernards Inn

4.6
1318 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Progressive American cuisine prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller. 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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vipFrank
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

At those prices you expect bread on the table. Very good food and service.

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Conley
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice fin dining experience. Great wine selection!

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djp64
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at the bar - great service courtesy of Grace!

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vipfoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined at The Bernards Inn to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. We were greeted

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff as always!

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BruceW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food unbeatable ! Will be returning soon.

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vipStanleyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was expecting more. Food was great but service was average at best. Had an 8:00 reservation and at 9:15 when we were enjoying our coffee and dessert we could overhear the staff complaining that we were still there and weren’t done yet. The server didn’t know the difference between a Pinot grigio and a Pinot noir: asked for a glass of Pinot grigio and she brought a glass of red and tried to convince me it was indeed a pinot Grigio. They are trying to sell themselves as a finer restaurant but grossly miss the mark.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSalvatoreS
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Thank you for making our experience great.

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vipJWGIII
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been to the restaurant many times in the past and were always pleased, however, this was not the case this time. It is not the restaurant we remember. The service was spotty in that it appears that our server was very new. She needs mire training to serve in a “fine dining” upscale restaurant. The restaurant von longer offers bread. Instead they offer a “snack” at a cost. My wife’s salad was terrible and she returned it to the kitchen. The entire experience was below poor and we do not expect to be returning.

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vipretired
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding restaurant. The food selection although limited is of the highest quality and unusual selections. The service was five-star level. A place that is perfect for any very special occasion

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vipJimS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful environment for a quiet, romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to be back. Slightly reduced menu versus pre-covid but much of experience same as pre-covid. Great live music in bar as well.

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Lgntcakes
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and evening. Very attentive servers and staff, an excellent cocktail (stirred properly!) and delicious dinner. It was a special meal and a lovely evening.

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viproyd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

great main course offerings and wonderful appetizers, excellent wines...dessert is not exciting

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CharlieAccurso
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bernards Inn was absolutely incredible. I would love to go back. Live music was a plus.

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SteveS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced menu with avg quality, above average service

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vipMHK41
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was excellent, definitely a special occasion restaurant.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom salad and faroe island salmon were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

A great experience
Delicious and service with a smile!

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vipTerrapin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Started off with the fall Old Fashioned which we enjoyed. Steak and Fries, mussels, kale salad and pasta dishes all very nicely done! We were outside so enjoyed the weather and ambiance there as well. Service was superb but we ate at 5:30 PM so it was not crowded. We’ve read some less than stellar reviews on other sites but don’t share their experience. Still a solid choice.

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BonnieR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were impeccable. A special call out to our server, Robert Drew, who was attentive and didn't rush the service. He even allowed us extra time after dinner to relax and enjoy the guitar player, James Gedeon. The other waitstaff were attentive as well. We told Robert it was our 40th wedding anniversary and he decorated our dessert plate. He also gave us a signed anniversary card from the Bernard's Inn Staff. Very special evening.

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Anthony
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food that and great presentation. Drinks were also great.

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vipFoodhound
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Terrible. Service was zsro. Ambience zero and food? Lets just say the diner would have been better choice.

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JanetE
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating very comfortable. A candle in our desert to help us celebrate our anniversary was a terrific surprise!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful atmosphere (we dined outside). We have high expectations and they were certainly met! It was a wonderful dinner.

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vipKimM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff! We have been coming here for years and it keeps getting better...

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LSUfan
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. We really enjoyed the wine flights- reminded us of when we lived in California. The chocolate ice cream was by far the best ice cream we ever had. The signed anniversary card was also a nice touch. We will definitely be back.

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vipHalfnote
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely dining spot. The food is over the top. I travel nearly an hour to get here, but it is well worth the trip.

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vipDanS
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice atmosphere. Limited entree options.

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Nathaniel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was classy and full of options, with enough unique dishes to keep it interesting. Service was excellent, and the live pianist completed the sensory experience. I will definitely be dining here in the future.

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Bryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place did not disappoint. The food was great and the service was exceptional. We will definitely visit Bernard's Inn.

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vipFoodies
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner!

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vipDanS
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and food. Service was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Bernards Inn is an old time feel. We enjoyed our evening with delicious food and excellent service.

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marco
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive & proper.
Ambience was excellent.
Menu selections were : "...of the highest level."
Music: piano player-singer was excellent and appropriate.
Food prep, presentation and "taste" were excellent: in "appearance" & taste.
We'll be going back again.

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DrSpud
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Sat outside. Service was superb. Food was top-rate.
Crispy brussel sprouts great. Mussels appetizer was best I ever had! Swordfish entree was cooked perfectly and was excellent.

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vipJerseyStu
West Palm Beach
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and willingness to make substitutions. We sat outside so less ambience than indoors, but food is excellent

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vipJoeBurdi
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Haven’t been to the Bernard’s Inn in quite a while. Glad we returned. The food was spectacular. Well prepared, healthful & flavorful. 5 Stars in Food, 5 Star property, 4 Star Service! Excellent choice!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my wife’s birthday. Food was good and the staff very attentive.

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Bernards Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

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