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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.

27 Mine Brook Rd. (Route 202)
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation

Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Saturday: 8:00am-11:00am
Sunday "A La Carte" Brunch: 9:30am-2:30pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Route 202 & Quimby Lane

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 766-0002

Website:
http://www.bernardsinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.

Catering:
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.

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.

Public Transit:
NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.

Executive Chef:
Todd Mark Miller

Additional:
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, January 25, 2018

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. | Showtime at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a lively evening of wonderful jazz from the acclaimed jazz guitarist Abe Ovadia and his Trio. Abe Ovadia was the recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine and is one of the preeminent guitarists 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.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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The Bernards Inn will be offering an exquisite three course prix-fixe menu in the main dining rooms. Enjoy impeccable service amid alluring surroundings for a cherished evening. Dinner is $119 per person with seatings beginning at 5:00 p.m. Tax and Gratuity Additional.

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Details
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

Bernards Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.5

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4.0

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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (6)
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Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the experience....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·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 !

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and service good for a relaxing lunch
Good for any occasion

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, an extensive wine list and a table by the fireplace made for a lovely evening with friends at Bernards Inn that flew by too quickly!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Lovely ambience in a historic inn. Very good food and extensive wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, excellent service! It was our anniversary - the server proactively sent us over a special treat and card recognizing our anniversary! Nice touch!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Organic, Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of our favorite places to dine. David is very accommodating along with his entire staff. Food and presentations are excellent

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Hadn’t been to the Inn in a long time and now intend to return more often. Everything was excellent. The somallier helped us pick out a fantastic wine and everyone enjoyed their food.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Consistently superb.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went for a quick overnight romantic getaway. We were staying at the Inn and saw the great reviews for the dining....we were not disappointed!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

An outstanding meal for Black Friday; I've dined here several times at this time of year and it's usually the first place I see with the Christmas decorations going up. It's all tastefully done, but so is everything else about the inn.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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,

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent fish dishes, better than I expected. The wait staff had great recommendations, all courteous, no noisy table mates in the restaurant so we were able to enjoy our conversation and our waiter watched to make sure we were taken care of.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Will do it again

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent service,the good was very good.The wine list has a marvelous selection.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I was underwhelmed. I live nearby, and Bernards Inn has lost its 5-star luster. Much better places for a $100 pp experience.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lunch was very disappointing. The menu didn’t have enough light choices. My chicken dish was tasteless and my coffee was luke warm.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Consistently good. Love the ambiance and the wine list while not extensive but has some great choices. Food is solid (4 out of 5) but not the draw (at least for us). Generally a high quality piano player providing an interesting sound track for your dining experience. I noted the bar scene...for an older crowd. The Bernards Inn is solidly in our rotation.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice evening of fine dining with great food and wonderful ambiance

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Everything was perfect for an enjoyable. David, Terri and team made it a perfect evening! We'll be back, Just not an error in their execution and delivery.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

It’s fun to get dressed up and Bernard’s Inn is the perfect spot for that. The presentation of the food was fantastic. Taste matched the presentation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This a special place for a special occasion. The food was excellent. My scallops were perfectly seared and my wife, who only has salmon rare, was not disappointed. Service was outstanding and the wine list extraordinary. It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ordered sirloin steal and duck. the steak tasted like it was sitting under a fluorescent light while the duck "cooked". Duck was undercooked and not tasty. Thought this would be a romantic setting but tables were too close together for that.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Last two visits to Bernards Inn have been disappointing for food and service . Service in this case applies to wait staff not the sommelier. Wait staff is slow and seems bothered or overwhelmed - in both visits. For the food, I had the tuna appetizer which was fresh, but otherwise no flavor -sauce or additional texture and the filet mignon which was cooked as requested (I asked for modification), but the overall dish had little flavor with the single potato slice and minimal dry vegetables. The Bernards Inn was always a "count on" place for special occasions or a "splurge". The value is not there at the moment. Hopefully this will change!

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went to the Bernards Inn to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The bar area is lively with a piano player and we enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail that was expertly prepared. The dining room was well appointed and very comfortable. The service was extremely attentive and professional. We found the sommelier to be both knowledgeable and approachable. The food was excellent in both quality and presentation. We will certainly be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful setting! Both dining rooms are well designed. Service is very pleasant & attentive. Food is delicious. Slightly pricey but the food is really good. Bring your favorite people here. Lunch is a good deal. Menu is nice.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Met old friends for lunch! Wonderful atmosphere. Truly great service. No rush, just a leisurely time.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great venue. Consistent over the years. Old school elegance but not stuffy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was awful,the staff is wonderful,such a sgame

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