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7:00 PM
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Bernard's

4.5
795 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
Bernard's features contemporary French Cuisine in an elegant Country Inn setting.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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Phone number
(203) 438-8282
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bernard Bouissou
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Catering
WE offer off-premise catering. Please call Elizabeth at (203)856-2537 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 35
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Parking details
Valet on weekends
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Public transit
CT Branchville/NY Katonah
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Entertainment
Sarah's wine bar features live music Wednesday thru Saturday & our Jazz Masters Series the last Sunday of each month. Bernard's offer live piano music Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday brunch
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Special events & promotions
Bernard's offers Wine tasting Dinner, cooking classes, Author luncheons, Jazz Masters Series and live entertainment
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

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.

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What 795 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service.
Servers covered all my special requests.
Really enjoyed it!
Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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viprdrdr (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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JohnOrr (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

A very elegant ambiance with excellent service and cuisine

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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vipLoud85 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Way overpriced for did portions and mediocre service

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frannie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful meal! Amazing wine list........creative French specialties........sweetbreads, brie & blk truffles, etc! Loved it all!

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vipGabby (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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TotalFoodie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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StevieP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was creative and delicious, piano player was soft and melodious, wait staff ample and courteous. All good.

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CasualWestportDiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Superb appetizers and desserts, main course not quite as good, but still very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Elegant, delicious, and gracious. Perfect for any special person or occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

We sat there for one hour and 10 min. before our meals arrived. Service was very slow.
Will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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BrianK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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Gigi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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.....

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

We've been to Bernard's many times and the food never disappoints. Always great. Staff is knowledgeable and has a sense of humor.

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BillK2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

This is one of our top five restaurants in Westchester.

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vipBill (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

As always, great food and wonderful attentive service

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