Bernards Inn

4.6
1276 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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Fibo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Valentine's day dinner there with my wife. We have been eating there for years, and even through COVID, the quality of the food and attentiveness of the staff never waivers. Next time, however, I will ask to be seated near the bar, so we can fully take in the piano player!

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Stan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday. They made everything special. Wonderful ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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DaleA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bernards Inn was great as ot always has been for us. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner there in 1993.

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vipSonal
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience2

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Bernard’s Inn last night. The food and the service were both outstanding but we were a little disappointed. While making the reservation on Open Table I notified the restaurant that we were celebrating a birthday. However, there was no acknowledgment of that. Most restaurants give the birthday person a little cake or put a candle on the dessert, but here there was nothing. What’s the point in asking if we’re celebrating something if there is no acknowledgment of that? Also, we were seated in an area off to the back of the restaurant instead of the main dining room and it was obviously not as pretty. Hence, the bad review.

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vipFranceneF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always 5 star. Never disappointed.

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vipDonnaG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful experience!!!

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madisonj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with what appeared to be a slightly scaled down menu thanks to Covid, one of NJ's best restaurants. Fewer menu options but same high quality prep and service. Superb wine list too.

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Juniper5
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Very attentive wait staff.

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VictorD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service and ambiance was excellent
The pettite filet was tough and tasteless.
The pasta in the wild mushroom pappardelle was mushy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work service anniversary celebrated with my husband.

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lovemaui
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at The Bernards in is always outstanding. We celebrated Christmas Eve here and it was wonderful.

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vipmargieb
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Food beyond delicious and we felt completely safe and comfortable! Highly recommend

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vipRobertH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as we celebrated our wedding anniversary! Highly recommended!

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vipMatt
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service at a very reasonable price

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TheSameCharmaine
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've enjoyed every dish that I've tried; food's fantastic, but what's most impressive is the service. Always an exemplary customer service experience here.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, food, wine and cocktails are always excellent, as is service and ambiance

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MikeL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Bernards Inn provided a wonderful evening.

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vipRich
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Disappointed that the note when I made the reservation that it was a birthday celebration was ignored. No acknowledgment that it was a special occasion.
Also - we ordered a sherry flite with desert which never came

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vipLooking4goodlocaleats
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Well distanced. Definitely worth it!

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vipVinoVeritasZZ
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One constant for dining quality in our area is the Bernards Inn. Due to COVID seating restrictions, we were seated in the rear dining room for the first time, which turned out to be quite pleasant. A warm fire in the fireplace and distanced tables provided a comfortable and pleasant experience. And our server Grace (who has waited on us many times) is always a pleasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No words can describe how much my girlfriend and I enjoyed the food and service . Everyone was so friendly . I would highly recommend trying this place

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vipHungry
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to The Bernards Inn for decades and absolutely love everything about it. Food, drinks, staff and ambiance NEVER disappoint and it continues to be our go to special occasion restaurant in the area... although going on a random week night is pretty great too. Look forward to the next time.

Also want to share that during this pandemic I felt VERY safe and comfortable there. Instead of sitting at the bar small tables were placed in front of the bar keeping the bartenders and patrons safe with a good six feet between us. Also the tables for dining were also spaced safely. Much appreciated!

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vipLocalNJDiner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always at the Bernards Inn. Food was delicious, staff was courteous and attentive but not intrusive, and atmosphere was lovely.

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vipRobertL
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Absolutely depressing. Nobody there. No piano. Seated next to squeaky kitchen door. Food was great.

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viproyd
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originality abounds in the delicious, artfully prepared and presented food.
Desserts or not to be missed.
Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Wished us a Happy Anniversary on or dessert plates and gave us a card signed by the staff.

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JudyF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. The staff was wonderful and the food was excellent.

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GregS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with appetizers and drinks at the bar, which was great. Love the atmosphere at the bar area. Then we moved to a table for dinner. I had the duck breast and my wife had scallops. Both were top notch. The wine list is extensive, and does get pricey fast. But we found a $55 Bottle that was very nice.
We also had a room at the Inn that night. The whole experience was great. Can’t recommend it highly enough

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kusti
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very nice...the dining area our table was in is not as nice as overall bar area

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GinaC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob Egan is the best! As always the food was lovely and the staff were attentive and professional, but the piano player is why we come every month!

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LissaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday. When the dessert was delivered, it came on a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate with a little candle stuck in a raspberry. Very nice touch--and was also delivered with a card from the staff! Our waitress (Wendy, I believe) was absolutely fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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christiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paying $20 for bottomless mimosa seems pricy but it is worth it. one mimosa is $12 and the glass is small.

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TalkingHead
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant and happy to say everything was excellent, from appetizers to desserts. Entrees were expertly prepared and delicious (scallops for my wife and duck for myself). Service was attentive but not obtrusive, and our waiter complimented us with a free dessert when he was late getting a drink, so that was appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a beautiful dining experience.

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vipBigMoney
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was great. Everything good.

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BillL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall a very pleasant experience. I would have preferred a more extensive menu, but that's on me, as I didn't realized it was Sunday afternoon brunch menu. The selection was still good enough, and we managed to enjoy everything. We will definitely be back to experience the dinner menu. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentines Day on the day before because usually Valentines Day is busy with a special (limited ) menu. It was perfect! I asked for a quiet table, and we had a nice corner table in a small room away from the bar. Nice choice of starters and entree, amazing wine list - seriously most extensive I have ever seen.

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RobK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet Sunday evening dinner at Bernards Inn, both dishes were exceptional, I highly recommend the gnocchi, light and delicious, perfectly prepared. My wife had the scallops and loved every bite. The wine list is extensive, if your not well versed on your wine choices it can be overwhelming. Service was friendly and attentive, but not too much. For a fine dining experience we expected the pricing to be expensive, altogether we found it to be worth the price, especially for special occasions.

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Bernards Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1276 OpenTable diners.

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