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For 2
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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 5 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 6 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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