Bernards Inn

4.6
1330 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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Lucinda
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming Inn! Our waiter Robert was super professional, attentive and friendly yet non intrusive which is an art form! The other servers were also courteous The guitar player provided lovely music. Food was great and the vanilla ice cream…. Whoa!!! I would love a gallon please!!! Kudos to the pastry chef for that! We were celebrating our marriage earlier that afternoon. Thanks… we will be back.
Lucinda & Greg Egan, Mendham

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vipNJDiner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The service was excellent, and the food was very good, but the atmosphere of the room we were in wasn't very impressive. No lush carpeting but rather a cold linoleum floor. And the decorations were very scant. The menu could have used some more entree choices. Overall the meal was good, but not quite great. And their wine prices are pretty high.

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MickT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine list, and environment and even better service. They made our birthday a very special, personal experience.

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vipCJTraveler
Las Vegas
96 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at the Bernards Inn and will definitely be back. The service and ambiance is excellent and the food is delicious.

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Emily
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and fanstatic, friendly staff. Great food and drinks. Lovely bar area.
They always do a great job accomodating my long list of very serious food allergies and make me feel very welcome and safe. Highly recommend!

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vipPamwhj
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great! Our food (duck - fabulous!) was very good all around! The service was caring & good. Due to the “times” - the ambiance was not the upscale feeling that it once was, which I’d understood. A bit surprised that the staff did not wear masks. The music was outstanding! Our “special occasions” were acknowledged nicely.

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MarkM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner on 12/30 at Bernard’s Inn. The food was very good. I had the warm mushroom salad and the cacio and pepe pasta. My husband had the pork belly lettuce wraps and the night’s special a 14oz ribeye steak. Our waiter Robert was superb and the ambience was very nice. Highly recommend if you are in Bernardsville.

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The pork chop was excellent ! Robert our waiter was so kind

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, atmosphere, and food were impeccable as usual. Certainly one of the best dining spots in Northern and Central New Jersey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from Robert. Explained the preparation of the foods, was engaging and funny, very attentive. Great to see smiling faces you everywhere.

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vipBRUP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! One of THE best rib eyes ever; the scallops were tender, succulent and flavorful. Hamburger, wonderfully balanced sweet and savory combination. To top off the evening, a birthday card was presented, signed by all the staff, great touch! Serious, excellent meal!

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JoJoD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I hadn't been back here in years...It was not as I remembered it...I found the entire experience disappointing. Went out with a very dear friend to try and celebrate the holidays. Arrived ahead of our reservation time (right at 'opening') to enjoy a cocktail in the bar....Unfortunately, the drinks were weak - and since they were martinis I could only interpret that as watered down vodka. When they showed us to our table, the room was a cold, uninspired space. Instead of an upscale, elegant meal, I felt like I was in a brightly lit diner (no insult to diners!). The noise level was quite loud, there wasn't a single Christmas decoration up and the linoleum floor added to the subway ambiance. I doubt I will ever go back. So sad to see what was a beautifully elegant establishment has lost its luster.

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ManuM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very fine food and good service. Starters were great: fried edamames, beet salad, and the artisanal bread (with cranberries) were great, and good to share among four. Entrées were very good: the steak, duck and sea bass were perfectly cooked and delicious. Good selection of wine too. Everyone was very attentive and friendly, from the reception to the servers.
The only critique is that for such a fine cuisine, the fries are a low note. I would expect fresh homemade fries or something better. But this was just a minor point.
Overall, we enjoy our dinner very much!!

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Winelover
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, the Bernards Inn is the place to go! Superb menu with unique offerings and grand desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth. Come early to enjoy a delicious cocktail at their roomy bar before being seated. The service by Robert and his crew was excellent-very attentive, but not hovering during our meal. I’m already looking forward to making dinner reservations for our anniversary in May!

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KarenR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food!!! Decorated beautifully for Christmas!

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HowardS
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food if somewhat expensive.

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AndrewA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was ok. Not great. Not poor. Their take in cacio e pepe was tasty but unrecognizable as the famous Roman dish.

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LynneR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We selected The Bernards Inn to celebrate our anniversary after remembering a special meal we had there some years back. We were disappointed this time. The food was somewhat uneven. The mussels were inconsistent. Our entrees however were good. The room we were in was 2/3 empty and felt like a ballroom with a few tables here and there. The service was polite, but lacked the polish and professionalism that we anticipated. All in all, the evening and the meal did not feel special or exceptional in anyway. The servers rarely smiled and only once did someone come to our table to ask how things were, and even that seemed mechanical. Sorry to say, we will not be returning to The Bernards Inn for dining.

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davidp
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Inn and restaurant are absolutely our favorite for a get-away and wonderful meal. The ambiance, hosts and servers are the best.

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joes
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The place used to be a classy dining now it is more of a Neiborhood bar hang out would not go here if you want a special occasion!!

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vipFrank
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
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
19 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
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Warm and pleasant room!

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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
39 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
4 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
22 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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Bernards Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1330 OpenTable diners.

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