Bernard's

4.8
1114 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Bernard's features contemporary French Cuisine in an elegant Country Inn setting.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1114 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLissaS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Bernard's is ALWAYS a wonderfully delectable experience! The food was outstanding this Mother's Day, as always. It's such a great treat! We completely enjoyed it and felt very safe with their 50% indoor capacity and plexiglass partitions.

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vipJohnCindyFitz
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A noisy table of six next to our table for two interfered with our enjoyment of brunch and our MD celebration.
Food was great. service satisfactory/

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RaymondD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day experience. Sarah and Bernard provide a warm and welcome ambiance accompanying an incredibly delicious menu. Memorable

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DocKatz13
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food Tip: go anytime for dinner but avoid the "Special" day fixed menus, you will spend twice the cost of an ordinary night & not have their extensive menu available.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Awesome food!

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KatieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Quiet and lovely. Excellent food and service. Loved the bacon sampler appetizer

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JackieJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, the grilled octopus was amazing. Very attentive service and reasonably priced. We will be back soon

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vipBill
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta food with even fantastic service (as always at Bernard's and Sarah's)

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vipSusanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, elegant, and great spacing that is respectful of COVID

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Scoughl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernards is consistently fantastic!

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FrancesW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bernard's and it is a wonderful place to go for a celebration meal. The food was great, the staff are attentive but unobtrusive and we had a great time.

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KarinC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered as a party of 6 celebrating our first opportunity to reconnect with out of town family members for the first time since the shutdown. Our luncheon was outside in the garden on a stellar day. The service, food, ambiance was outstanding. Bernard’s never disappoints. I overheard another diner say the same as she and her husband were departing.

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APradani
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service could be better. Our water glasses were empty most of the time. We had to wave multiple times to get a refill. Had to ask for bread and they came with one piece of cold sourdough bread. Our server was nice but we can see he’s overwhelmed by the number of tables he had to cover.

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writer212
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am so grateful that Bernard's has been able to stay around during this awful Covid time. It is a truly civilized restaurant. The menu is interesting and the dishes are well executed. The ambiance is conducive to enjoying good food and pleasant conversation. Do not miss the deserts. I plan to hurry back soon now that they are open for both lunch and dinner.

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TomC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food and loved the live music. It was a perfect anniversary dinner seated by the fireplace.

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SteveG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. Nice quiet table in corner; brought the champagne out as we arrived. Met by Sarah, one of the owners. Nice touches, and fabulous food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernard’s is truly a Ridgefield gem! Every time we have dined there, food/service is outstanding.

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vipvtfoodie
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Bernard’s is a consistently high end experience. I’ve never had a poor meal at this restaurant. It was especially nice since it’s the first time we ate inside a restaurant in a year. Safety protocols were in place. Our party had entrees of beef Wellington, lamb chops and cod. Everyone was happy with their meal

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vipggcc
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our Easter lunch was excellent. This was the second time that I have eating at Bernard's
and this time was much better than dinner about 3 weeks ago.
Service was very good too, including the runners.
My family traveled from Katonah, and the trip was worth it.

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anony
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, environment but at these prices and with a 20% tip built in, the bill escalates quickly. At very least, a complementary glass of wine would be decent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food, service and ambiance.

MP
MarieP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the place for a celebration and special occasion. Worth every penny. We have been more than once and it continues to be our go to place whenever we want to experience the best.

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vipEquineLove
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pianist on Easter was terrific backdrop for our family brunch. The service was amazing, food and it’s presentation spectacular. We will be coming back very soon. Thank you. My family including three kids thoroughly enjoyed the food!

CM
CarolynM1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very very good as usual. However the service, while very polite and friendly, could have been more attentive. Bread took a long time getting to our table; long wait after drinks to first course; took a long time to get the check (we actually called the front desk to make that happen.) That said, we will return; it's a good place!

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vipJoeL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was seated upstairs at SWB but made reservations for Bernards ? Was overdressed for SWB where most people were wearing sneakers and jeans .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great , best service and food in ridgfield

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Anamon
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary on Saturday night. We had a lovely time, beside the food being exquisite, the ambience with the piano player definitely makes a difference. The service was impeccable.
Can’t wait to come back.

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dpsct
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for that SPECIAL occasion. Service and food was excellent. Accommodating to special dietary needs.

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FabulousFrench
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eating out during Covid can be a challenge, Bernard's has figured it out! The restaurant is very clean, staff is extremely conscientious, partitions between tables for indoor dining, and outdoor dining options as well. The safety and cleanliness does not take away from the ambiance or the quality of the service and food. Dinner was delicious and rivaled any dish we had in France. The bread is excellent. We gave 4 stars instead of 5 on the food as the deserts were a little flat. The apple crumble was soggy and cold, the almond white nectarine tart didn't have any almond flavor, but the pastry was perfect. Excellent and encompassing wine list with something for everyone and every price point. We are looking forward to our next dinner at Bernard's.

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vipDougH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant! The food and service were exquisite! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite. Exquisite. You can get marvelous wines by the glass. The desserts are a treat. We sat by the fireplace, which was warm and cozy on a blustery day. The tables are a great distance from each other, so our conversations were very private, and I could be heard easily by my friend, without raising my voice.

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EllieMae
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Bernard's was delicious and relaxing. Atmosphere is casual French and the meals are superb.

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vipggcc
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Trip was worth it.

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was OK, not great. Service excellent. Good ambiance. Guitar ok, not great. Good place for special occasions.

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vipJames
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed Sarah's Wine Bar. While the menu was somewhat limited the variety available gave us all many acceptable choices. Food was excellent and very hot yet served in a relaxing manner, never a rush to turn the table. An added benefit was the live music. The guitarist provided some wonderful background music we all knew. Felt like we could have had a sing-a-long! From a CoViD perspective, tables were socially distanced and sheltered with very clean plexiglass barriers. Even though all our party had been vaccinated, we felt very safe. We look forward to visiting Bernard's again in th4e very near future. Thank you.

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EatingintheRidge
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always exceptional! Service is impeccable. Lovely to have the live music. Sarah's Wine Bar is always our go-to in Ridgefield. Never disappoints.

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audiology
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining in all respects. The food is sophisticated and delicious. The service respectful, prompt and meets the individual needs of the diners. I can't think of another restaurant in Ct that is its equal. The interior is beautiful, has barriers that did not amend the lovely dining room but provided safety for all. This is a superb restaurant.

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vipWayne
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant is either way over rated, or we hit a bad night. The service was sloppy and rushed. The food was poorly presented, just piled on our plates, and the fish and rack of lamb were barely acceptable. The plates were so hot that the food kept cooking until it was overdone and tasteless.
We will not return to this restaurant.

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CantorDebbie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special experience! Best staff. Best good. Best atmosphere great music. It was perfect for a special birthday!

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Steph
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want delicious food that is worth every penny, Bernard's is the place for you. The food is lovingly prepared, thoughtfully developed and just overall, delicious.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bernard's using the Order Online button. Bernard's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 438-8282.

Bernard's is rated 4.8 stars by 1114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.