Bernard's

4.7
1227 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 1227 people are saying
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vipFrank
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have now eaten at SWB and Bernards food was terrific at both places, service was better at Bernards, Sweetbreads were out of this world, Duck and steak were superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Sarah is awesome!

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RichL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The staff was a little inattentive. We got our water right away! Definitely not worth the $$$.

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vipNick
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly welcomed, and that was followed up by excellent service throughout the evening. The “best of” menu is extensive. Excellent french onion soup and hands down the best mushroom risotto I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Over priced, food was sub par, vegetables not cooked

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StephenG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernards consistently is an excellent dining experience with superb, creative dishes, quiet attentive service and an elegant surrounding. It is always a treat to dine there

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Regina
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Excelent food, service and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was impeccable. Was there for two and half hours before a show in Ridgefield and never rushed. Will definitely go back.

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ShaunA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff was attentive. 10/10 service, will recommend!

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vipBill
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food very good, service excellent ESPECIALLY the gentleman that served and refilled the water and cleared the dishes

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PamelaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We had high expectations, having eaten here several years ago. Food was okay, but nothing special. Ambiance was very nice, but service was terrible. We saw two patrons who ordered soup have to flag down staff to request spoons. We ordered a bottle of wine to go with dinner at the time we placed our orders. First problem was the "Warm Goat Cheese Salad". It was served with ice cold slabs of goat cheese on crostinis. When we questioned the waiter, he agreed it did say "warm" goat cheese and asked if we'd like it warmed. We said yes and he took our crostinis back to the kitchen to be warmed. Appetizers were served and cleared, entrees were served and several minutes had passed, still with no wine. We flagged down the fellow who was serving the rolls (our waiter was nowhere to be found) and requested our wine. Our waiter appeared with our wine glasses (no apologies) and then the barely chilled (tepid) bottle of rose. In the end we had to retrieve the bottle from the bucket to serve ourselves.

The poor service left us with no desire to return, which is a shame since we had such a great experience those many years ago.

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vipGaga
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always love going to Bernard’s for its wonderful food and comfortable dining room. Our waiter, Winston is always so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, he is a great addition to the restaurant and a kind person.

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vipgypo53
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion.
Highly recommend.

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MikeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and ambiance for a special night out.

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Stevek
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was very bland. We were disappointed. Wouldn’t return.

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HelenaH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Bernards almost every week because if all the above and the menu is so good. During Covid the out door dining was particularly attractive. Before that we were glad to be able to pick up our dinner by the back door. I must say that Sarah and her team really stood us by from the start of Covid in March 2020. They are a Ridgefield treasure.

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Somers
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had dinner at Le Grand Colbert in 2019 before the pandemic. Our meal at Bernard's was every bit as good, maybe better. Service was more attentive than Colbert (American in Paris thing). Will make it a regular stop.

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vipGrantU
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amazing

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CTYankee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Barnard's is a special occasion restaurant. Ambiance is always excellent and service in the past has been professional and spot on. We made reservations for a special event - our anniversary - yet were somewhat disappointed that there was no acknowledgment by our server or management.

Our meal consisted of appetizers and a steak for two which was delicious and cooked perfectly. However, the vegetables served with it (one small bud of broccoli partially burnt and a couple slivers of carrot) were extremely sparse and disappointing. We had ordered french fries but instead received on each plate a couple of home fried potatoes. This was mentioned to the server with an apology and promise to replace them but we passed. Overall, an average experience and not up to expectations.

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viprtdrew
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bernard's to celebrate a very special birthday. They did not disappoint! We ordered a nice bottle of wine and I had the pumpkinseed crusted roasted cod with butternut squash risotto, brussel sprouts and Chanterelle sauce. My husband had the Long Island Duck Duo of Roasted Breast & Confit Rolls, wild rice & root vegetable tower, sauteed spinach, baby turnips and cherry sauce. Both entrees were beautifully presented and were delicious. We ended with the chocolate tart and a pineapple upside down cake with jackfruit ice cream. Perfect ending to a perfect dinner. There was a guitarist tastefully playing live music which added pleasantly to the overall ambiance. Highly recommend!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Food is great Ambience perfect

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BarbaraK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bernard's never disappoints; the food is outstanding and creatively plated.
It is our go to place for any special occasion.

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DougM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes you’re going to spend a little money here but it’s worth it. The service was friendly, cozy non- pretentious setting. Everything they make tastes delicious and is presented beautifully. My wife and I have been there several times and never disappointed.

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DavidK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Bernard's was great. The staff were very friendly and professional. The service was efficient and non intrusive.
We were there before a show at the Ridgefield Play House and had plenty of time to enjoy our meal.

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vipJayD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great...bernard is a chef that understands subtle nuance...his octopus was amazing and the venison perfect. Sarah always has a nice wine list to accompany your food choices!

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DEBRAJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been to Bernard's several times and have always had a wonderful meal. Sunday was no exception. The outside dining is terrific...and we had our own heater!. The food never disappoints and the service is always excellent. The only reason I did not rated it exceptional was because some of the shellfish in the bouillabaisse was a little overcooked but the broth was great

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vipLance
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very busy which is terrific news for restaurant business. Clearly having staffing issues as service was not on par with numerous prior visits.

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vipCarolM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, this is our favorite restaurant. We have never had a bad meal or a negative experience at Bernard’s. Whether on their gorgeous patio in the garden or their main dining room, the service is attentive, knowledgeable, and personable. And the food? Just delicious! Always perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Favorites include the Tuna Tatare, steak Frites, Chicken Paillard, Cod, Duck or Lamb anything and every dessert. This restaurant does not disappoint.

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RoRo
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely wait staff, efficient, friendly, competent. Beautiful setting, delicious Food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and friendly service and marvelously prepared meal.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to French restaurant for a special occasion. Consistently great food and very good service. I highly recommend Bernards.

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vtfoodie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner experience last night. I enjoy pumpkin seed encrusted cod over risotto. My husband had duck and my son had lobster. Everyone thought their meal was excellent.
The service is always top notch at Bernard's.

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MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bernard's is great. Food is great. Service timely and with discretion. Nothing to complain about. Sure pricing could perhaps be a bit more competitive, but really? You get what you pay for in this case for sure, and it's well worth a trip for anyone in or outside of Ridgefield to enjoy Bernard's, especially if there is a special occasion warranting a splurge.

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NancyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. We drive there from Fairfield.

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anon
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around..Nice to have some piano music, a class act touch..The salmon special appetizer was super and we loved the bouillabaisse which ever appears on menus these days..We'll be back..This was our first visit since covid began.

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vipOpentablediner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing dining at Bernard’s!

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adamm
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took the family here. It was fantastic and the back yard is gorgeous.

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Sweetzoe
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal, relaxed and delicious

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vipGrandma
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was delighted with the Sunday night dinner after a tedious work week! Thank you! We look forward to returning soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food bottom line

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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 4.7 stars by 1227 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.