Whether an intimate dinner or a large celebration, you’ll find the elegant interior, decorated for the Holidays or perfect for your special event. An impressive grand staircase and Steinway piano adorn the entrance while several uniquely designed dining rooms provide space for 10 to 140 guests.View Private Dining Details
Excellent as always
Everything was as delicious as it was visually appealing w/good-sized portions. The staff is very friendly & attentive.
food was good --poor appetizer selections and a bit pricey
A fabulous lunch. Beyond expectations! Food over the top! Service so wonderful! A beautiful relaxed environment with truly fabulous food.
The food was fantastic and the service just added to the experience. The only bad thing was that the menu had to many delicious dishes and it made it hard for me to decide. Of course that's not really a bad thing but it'll make me come back to try some of the other delicious options on the menu I didn't get a chance to try this time around.
I'm looking forward to returning again.
Great and reasonable wine list. Professional service. Very good food. Dining room a bit dated.
The food at Bernard's never disappoints and it's the best food in the area if you care about sophisticated, tasty, seasonal food. It's definitely a bit pricey and that's why we mostly go for special occasions. Sarah's Wine Bar (upstairs) is more reasonable and the food is still good.
Loved it!!! Live piano music was a treat. Food was great. Service was great. Wine list extensive and wait staff was knowledgeable and directed us wisely. Can’t think of a single criticism. Can’t wait to go back.
Servers covered all my special requests.
Really enjoyed it!
We eat at Sara’s wine bar all the time which is always very good but when we eat at Bernards we always leave saying this is an excellent restaurant & one of the nest in the area. Food, service & desserts excellent
one of the best restaurants in Ridgefield and all of Fairfield County. Great service, wonderful menu and food. wine list is great with many choices in different price ranges. desserts are fantastic.
Ambiance is beautiful, food was excellent as well as the wait staff. We are new to Ridgefield and Sarah the owner was very hospitable and personally greeted us. Can’t wait to return!
A very elegant ambiance with excellent service and cuisine
Brunch was reasonable and delicious. Was catching up with old friends and we enjoyed the atmosphere and light piano background we were able to enjoy each other
Even allowing for the fact that it was New Years Eve the service was pathetic for a restaurant of this caliber. Really only one server who knows what he’s doing (and unfortunately he wasn’t serving us). It’s. a shame because the poor service completely undermines the delicious food coming out of the kitchen. Also think that $175 not including alcohol for the prix fixe dinner was a bit steep considering the food and the overall experience.
Way overpriced for did portions and mediocre service
Wonderful meal! Amazing wine list........creative French specialties........sweetbreads, brie & blk truffles, etc! Loved it all!
Wish I had thought to ask for the prices on the specials. My salad was $22 for an appetizer!!! The entree version was $18...when I questioned it they said that different scallops were used but honestly I would've ordered the entree size instead. Otherwise it was a nice meal, the food was fresh and good, the service was pretty good. Bernard's is a very nice overall experience.
We found the Beef Wellington to be drowning in gravy. Too much sauce on the pumpkin ravioli as well.
The food was very heavy and not five star as we expected. The owners are lovely but we felt it was overpriced.
My family and I went to Bernard's for Christmas Eve brunch. I had made the reservation 6 days prior to December 24. When I called to make the reservation, I did ask the cost of the brunch. I was told that the menu was not yet available, but that typically brunch ran about $39.00 per person. I felt that that was okay so I proceeded to make the reservation. It was noted that if I cancelled anytime after the 22nd, I would be charged $20.00 per person and we were five people so I did not want to cancel. In any event, we arrived on the 24th only to discover that the cost of the brunch was $95.00 per person. I just about fell off of my chair! It was 2.5X what the person on the phone had mentioned. Perhaps we should have left, but I felt embarrassed and we chose to stay. We did have a delicious meal, but when dessert arrived, we were never asked if we cared for coffee or tea or cappuccino, etc. We had to find someone to ask for that. As well, the waitress began clearing the dessert dishes well before I was finished with eating mine. I feel that a restaurant of this caliber should have better service and should be more up front with the cost of their holiday menus!
Food was creative and delicious, piano player was soft and melodious, wait staff ample and courteous. All good.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the background piano music and overall relaxed, genteel atmosphere. Our evening was exceptional - a special occasion at a very special restaurant.
We met friends at the upstairs bar and found several other couples enjoying their very creative cocktails. Our bartender was extremely friendly as were the guests in the bar area. We then went downstairs for dinner and each of us ordered something different. The venison was delicious (the best my friend's husband has ever had). We had two fish dishes and a beef dish--all were excellent. We loved the brussel sprouts that were served with the fish dishes. We also had two salads--split them and was plenty for the four of us. Don't forget to meet the owners--great story about their family and their business venture!!
Superb appetizers and desserts, main course not quite as good, but still very tasty.
Don't use my name, email or any nickname for me. I think your restaurant is great but don't want my name used publicly in any reviews.
Always a delightful experience - Wine and food, service and ambiance are all wonderful. I especially enjoy the piano player in the main dining room. Also, tables are not crowded together and your table conversation is private. A bit pricy but worth the cost.
The food was exceptional. I enjoyed the halibut and the chocolate trio. The pianist added to the romantic atmosphere. The owner visited our table. Recommend it for special occasions.
Elegant, delicious, and gracious. Perfect for any special person or occasion.
We sat there for one hour and 10 min. before our meals arrived. Service was very slow.
Will not go back.
Dinner was outstanding - everyone raved about their entre, the wine and dessert! Service was very attentive and the ambiance was perfect with the fire burning in the fireplace and the wonderful pianist setting the mood.
We had Thanksgiving dinner at Bernard's. It was our first meal there and everything was delicious. We went there with little information other than online reviews and we were not disappointed. It was not an inexpensive meal, but thoroughly enjoyable. The service was excellent and the meal not rushed.
We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at Bernards. This was our first visit to Bernards and the menu was creative and the food excellent. We'll definitely be back.
Very nice dinner. A bit pretentious with the parking and coat check. I’m not in favor of the mandatory 20% tip....Owner spent much time talking to one table, but did not interact with the other 4 tables. Would have been a classy move to ask all the diners if they were pleased and enjoyed their food.....
We've been to Bernard's many times and the food never disappoints. Always great. Staff is knowledgeable and has a sense of humor.
This is one of our top five restaurants in Westchester.
As always, great food and wonderful attentive service
Lobster dish was raw ruined the meal unfortunately also the dessert was bland (apple tart) the foie grad trio was outstanding
It is always a pleasure to eat at Bernard's. The food is terrific and very creative and the presentation is awesome.
For years I have rated Chez Bernard as the best suburban restaurant in the region. We went for the Brunch service, at noon. Fresh flowers, soft live piano music in the background, wonderful choices of French cuisine including terrine, salmon, creme brulee, elegant service.
Bernard's was fabulous. It was worth the 1-1/2 hour drive for dinner.