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About Bernards Inn
Two magnificent dining rooms and a warm clubby bar with Jazz Pianists are apt settings for the outstanding American cuisine of Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller. The impressive wine cellar with selections from all over the world encompasses over 1,500 different labels. A six course tasting menu is available with or without wine pairings.
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Sunday "A La Carte" Brunch: 9:30am-2:30pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Route 202 & Quimby Lane
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.
Our catering department can accommodate parties or all sizes with the award winning cuisine and service The Bernards Inn is renowned for. Contact our Director of Events Andrea Testa at 908-766-0002 ext. 155 for details on how we can create or enhance your special occasion, event or meeting.
Our private parking lot is located on Quimby Lane right next to the Bernards Inn. Valet parking is available on Friday and Saturday evenings.
NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.
Todd Mark Miller
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. | Showtime at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively evening of wonderful jazz from NYC's acclaimed L & P Trio . The L & P Trio are preeminent performers on the New York City jazz scene. Enjoy fantastic music, delicious food and spirited cocktails as The Bernards Inn Great Room transforms into a jazz club for the night. The Chef has created a unique, delicious menu specifically for the Jazz Supper Club Series with a range of offerings for all palates and appetites. A prix-fixe dinner option will also be available.
Tickets $15 Per Person | 2 Item Minimum Per Person
Space is limit and reservaitons are required. Call (908) 766-0002 or visit our website to purchase tickets.
Bernards Inn Ratings and Reviews
Wife and I had a pre-Valentine's lunch and my usual Open Table special request was once again fulfilled. The menu is changed seasonally and is creative. The bar area and table areas evoke beautiful wood decor and class. Lunch menu is limited but every offering appears to be carefully thought-out while the explanation of each leads you into thoughts of interesting tastes. We ordered the grilled sirloin burger and fish & chips - both outstanding for lunch. The burger meat was tasty with caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon and Vermont white cheddar cheese while the fish was cod and lightly beer battered with old bay spiced fries. Table service was professional and helpful but not pushy. This restaurant is worth travelling to for a romantic special occasion dinner or just hang out at the bar for drinks and casual food offerings. This is one of our favorite go-to places.
As a party of 4, we dined on Sunday evening. Before we began, a small serving of complimentary mushroom soup was brought to the table. I could have eaten a pot of it! I started with Caesar salad (which was split--in the kitchen--with my husband), followed by the L.I. duck breast in corn emulsion, and had the chocolate mousse for dessert. My meal was excellent! I have never had such succulent and delicious duck breast. I cannot wait to have this entree again. Two others at the table had the scallops and felt they were cooked to perfection. A server brought assorted fresh, homebaked breads for us to select. The mousse was made with fine quality chocolate and was superb! After dessert, a complimentary assortment of chocolates and sweets was brought to the table. Our server was professional and attentive without being over-bearing. This was my birthday and I must say we could not have selected a better restaurant. In many ways, not mentioned, the wait staff and chef made my birthday memorable. The architecture and ambiance of this historic building also contributed to a very special evening. For years, we have enjoyed The Bernards Inn and it is not resting on its laurels, but has only gotten better! Thank you to the staff and chef of the Bernards Inn for making my special day so very memorable!
Still a special occasion to dine at Bernard's Inn but service seems to have slipped a bit from the very high bar set years ago. The salt roasted beets were tasty but the horseradish crème fraiche was barely present. Oysters were pricey and, although tasty and clean, were a little banged up. Both the filet ands the venison were prepared well and were very flavorful. As always the gem was the wine list, including an expanded selection at lower price points. Seeing the Lewis Alec's Blend on the list was a real treat and at a good price point too. Cockburn 20-year tawny paired well with a yummy crème brulee.
A great restaurant with outstanding food and service in a historic inn that has great ambiance. I had a venison steak that was tender and cooked to perfection with a very tasty sauce. The deserts are also delicious - I had toffee cake. We were celebrating a special occasion and it was the perfect venue for that.
I was really looking forward to going there to celebrate my celebrate my 75th birthday. Went with my son, daughter son-in-law and significant other. When we were arrived and were seated we were offered bread. We then proceeded to order drinks and food. That was the last time we saw anything in terms of bread. Service up to this point was good but nothing special. I won’t comment on the food ordered by my children or son-in-law. My significant other and I ordered two of each of the oysters on the menu. When they arrived we asked which were which and were told thy types by size but not by what was on the plate. We asked for fresh horseradish and were served overly vinegared prepared horseradish. We had to ask twice to get fresh ground pepper for one of the appetizers. I ordered pair special lobster pot pie which was actually a deconstructed pot pie. The lobster tail was way overcooked and tough, the potatoes were undercooked and hard. Under ordinary circumstances I would have sent the dish back. My significant ordered the pasta special which was mediocre at best. The ice cream dessert was very good and it was nice to receive a card and foxes chocolates from the staff. Overall I was very unhappy and shelf at the restaurant did not live up to its reputation.
We started at the bar while waiting for the restaurant to open. Each got a drink. My wife asked for a drink that wasn’t on the menu and the bar tender created something to accommodate and it was delicious. We were seated for dinner right next to the bar, which we didn’t really care for but it is what it is. She tried the butternut squash soup and I tried the salt roasted beets for starters. She enjoyed her soup and the roasted beet appetizer was also good. For the main course I tried the mushroom cavatelli and she had the quinoa and kale salad. Again both were good. For desert we tried 3 of the deserts. The apple pie creme brûlée, the bread pudding and the chocolate mouse. The bread pudding was more cake like and dry but still had a good flavor. Over all it was a good experience however I felt for the money, it was over priced.
We returned to Bernard's Inn for our anniversary, having been there several times before. It was just OK this time. We were surprised to see three empty tables at 7:00 on the Friday before Christmas. The food (steak for me and lobster for my wife) was satisfactory, not great. Wine didn't appear until we were halfway through our main course. We'll try another place next anniversary.
We dine at Bernard’s Inn often at least once a month or so and it never disappoints , the service is impeccable and the food top notch , no matter what one orders , they change their menu constantly which is wonderful ! My husband had the calves liver and I the bolognese both were excellent ! The roasted beet for appetizers was fabulous too !
I moved to this area a long, long time ago when the Bernard's Inn was called the Ride and Hunt Club where I enjoyed the lobsters with gusto. I have always had it down as my FAVORITE eating place in this part of the world and I still consider it the BEST!!! I celebrate Christmas early in that I try to eat dinner at the Inn on the 14th of December which is a memorable date for me.
Bernard's Inn continues to deliver a consistently excellent dining experience. We were greeted and seated promptly, and our waiter was attentive without hovering. Wait staff synchronized delivery of entrees (nice touch).
There is a classic old world look and feel to the Inn, but the food is creative, upscale and enticing. I had a petite file that was cooked perfectly, and plated beautifully. I shared a shrimp cocktail with my sister that was outstanding. The wine selections by the glass leaned to higher-end offerings, but I had a moderately priced Merlot that paired nicely with the filet. I finished my meal with a pumpkin cheesecake, also expertly prepared and creatively plated.
Outstanding overall experience, except parking in holiday rush hour! Arrive a little early, be ready to search for a spot and walk a block or two.
We have been to The Bernards Inn several times over the years. The food is good. This time the service was lacking. Our female server had a pout on her face the whole time and wasn't pleasant at all. No greeting of any kind when she first came to the table, not even a "hello"---just "can I take a drink order?" I felt like I was in Applebee's. The rest of the night I felt like we were bothering her. We were offered bread before our appetizers came and as always, it was delicious. However, I feel like during dinner we should be offered another piece and not have to ask for it. It's a small thing, but annoying in an upscale restaurant.
We decided spur of the moment to go to the Bernards Inn and sit in the bar area. Since Opentable reservations don't allow you to specify the main dining room vs. the library and the times for reservations were wide open, we headed over. It was a lively crowd and we ask the person at the reservations desk about a table. They said there were none even though we saw most of the tables were empty. Grabbed a small bar table and two stools near the piano and ordered a drink and made a reservation on Opentable for 30 minutes from the time we arrived.
Guess what? They seated us in one of the three empty tables and the others remained empty for the rest of the evening. I don't understand what this is all about. We have been going to this place for more than 20 years and never once has this happened before. Really is off putting and there is no excuse for it in my view. On the bright side, the holiday decorations are beautiful, the pianist was terrific, and our servers Wendy and Christine were great. Had a delicious lobster bisque and a mediocre burger with fries that were no better than okay.
Must say tonight was a bit of a disappointment. This is usually our go-to place for consistently good food. Tonight was not the case. Both my husband and I had the fois gras. The fios gras itself was very good, however the twist of it to come off more like a dessert wasn’t so pleasant. It was served with a type of sweet bread pudding and some caramelized apples and dusted with confectioners sugar. Wasn’t my favorite. My husband had the steak and I had the lobster entree. Both lacked flavor and basically no seasoning. Disappointing. I had no dessert. My husband had the apple pie Creme brûlée. One very thin layer of torched sugar glaze which was extremely disappointing. The Creme brûlée itself had no flavor.. not even vanilla tasting. It was as served over a cookie with some small apple balls that seemed to have been poached in apple cider. Over all it was just ok. Will go back but not for a while. Will let the new chef get it together first,
We had a great experience. Went there for our anniversary. The most customized, caring service ever!!! Food was excellent. My lobster bisque, and partridge as main course was done very well. The pumpkin cheesecake was innovative and tasty. Restaurant is obviously serving excellent food under the leadership of Todd, new chef.
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