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Bernards Inn

1020 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Romantic (29)
  • Special Occasion (27)
  • Good for Anniversaries (24)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Saturday: 8:00am-11:00am
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
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Phone number
(908) 766-0002
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Mark Miller
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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.
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Cross street
Route 202 & Quimby Lane
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Parking details
Our private parking lot is located on Quimby Lane right next to the Bernards Inn. Valet parking is available on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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Public transit
NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.
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Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.

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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.
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


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Sun 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What 1020 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipolivemom (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a breakfast as well as lunch. A person serving us was nice. We had very satisfying meals especially breakfast.

J3344 (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

vipKeaton (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was good and the service was exceptional. Our Waitress was so friendly and accommodating.

JessicaB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious brunch. Beautiful ambiance. Very elegant. Attentive and top notch service!!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The Bernard’s Inn exceeds our expectations every time. I highly suggest trying the 6 course chefs menu.

vipOenophile (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Everything was wonderful. We sat in the bar area and it was a little loud. However there was no one in the lower dining room that wasn’t as beautiful. But we had an overall lovely time.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This was our first time having brunch at the Bernard's Inn. I had the lobster roll and my hubby had the brisket burger - both were delicious. Pricey but worth it. Definitely a great date night or special occasion place. Service is impeccable.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

All were very attentive
Food presented nicely and very good

vipdennism (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent and the service could not have been better. Piano bar is really great for a nightcap

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Loved the experience....

vipAnex43 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

JohnL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is good but the portion was very small. Expensive. You can get a better value anywhere else in the area.

vipScott (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

LisaJM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The Bernards Inn is a lovely spot for a celebratory dinner. We enjoyed drinks at the bar and dinner in the lovely dining room. Its a classy place with good food and atmosphere in Bernardville NJ.

vipPerplexed (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Bernards Inn is spectacular. Cudos to Sherri our sever and Terry our sommelier.

vipSusie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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 !