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Bernard's features contemporary French Cuisine in an elegant Country Inn setting.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
WE offer off-premise catering. Please call Elizabeth at (203)856-2537 for more information.
Valet on weekends
CT Branchville/NY Katonah
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Bernard's offers Wine tasting Dinner, cooking classes, Author luncheons, Jazz Masters Series and live entertainment
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.
Bernard's Ratings and Reviews
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.
Although Bernard is a little far from Manhattan (about 1 1/2 hr going and closed to 2 hr for the return) we would recommend to try this restaurant. We have been there a few times and are yet to be disappointed. We like the ambiance, the relaxing decor, etc. Food served is good to very good, selection for lunches and brunches are varied; products used are fresh and prepared with care; small croissants served with the breads selection are very good. Personnel well trained and attentive. Wine list by the bottles, although huge, offers a few bottles at reasonable prices, which is not that always the case in most upscale restaurants in the Tri-State area. Bravo to the Chef and his wife Sarah.
Attentive and knowledgeable service. Provided the table requested on the Saturday night of a holiday weekend. Very classy. Live piano music great touch. Quality food creative menu. Lovely outdoor decorations for the season. Chef sent over drinks and special birthday dessert. Co-owner Sarah paid us a visit. Would definitely return.
Haven't dined at Bernard's in sometime and sadly, it has lost it's luster. Granted, it was a Tuesday evening, not busy, but still , it was a special occasion and we were all underwhelmed. Food was just not the quality I was hoping for. The striped bass was rubbery, dry and flavor- free, and was not anything like striped bass that I'd seen before. Under cooked Brussel sprouts, and an OK risotto were the sides. Wouldn't go back.
We arrived early and the place was quiet. The waitstaff was very attentive, intelligent and informative. Great place for a spirited conversation among 3 couples. Wine was excellent, the pace was proper. As for the food, it was interesting and definitely of the sort of what even an excellent cook such as my wife, would not make at home. Flavorful, eye pleasing and somewhat off the beaten path of high end restaurants. All prepared properly and shared among the 6 of us with equal response...delightful !
We wish the owners an long and successful run. Keep this standard and the rest is assured.
We have dined here numerous times. Driving 45 minutes one-way and worth every moment!!
Upstairs is Sarah's Wine Bar, upbeat, lighter fair with small bands on certain evenings. Downstairs is more formal (blazers very common) with a fantastic piano player on some evenings. Food is superb!!
Absolutely delicious - every course from oysters on the half shell and crabmeat stuffed squash blossoms (fresh from Chef's garden) to the fabulous lamb , beautifully presented - was A+. Assorted rolls fresh from the oven were welcoming as were the excellent mango margaritas!This all topped off with a trio of chocolate dessert samplings. Compliments to The Chef! Looking forward to returning.
Attentive service , the food was excellent ! Try the bacon sampler . If you love wine I have never seen a better wine list , with pictures of the country of the wine you are looking at . I never order fish(red meat , lamb) at a high end restaurant , ordered the grouper and was not disappointed. My wife got the duck who usually orders fish and she loved it. Very very good food . A perfect ending to a relaxing 12 th Anniversery day.
Have dined many times at Bernard's, and always congratulate myself on doing so.
One of my favorite dishes is the house speciality, pork chop ...perhaps the finest, on a regular basis, I've ever eaten.
I recommend the "staples" over all, and haven't found them to be lacking.
Love it here.
The food was truly exceptional. Since there were multiple parties going on, we were seated upstairs in the wine bar. While it was not as formal, they certainly made up for the inconvenience. We were gifted with the bacon sampler, which I highly recommend. Sarah was delightful and we will definitely return!!
I had to go to Ridgefield with my son and booked for lunch after reading reviews. It was better than we expected. Amazing service and delicious food. Waitress went extra mile to serve us and even with my small kids everyone was super nice and caring. Nico did am AMAZING job helping us to pick the right wine. He knows everything about it and we ended up having 2 bottles. Loved the place and going back for sure!
Quiet night at Bernard's, but my wife and I were very happy and able to talk at a good decibel level. Service was very friendly, but professional; dinner high quality...food well prepared and served in an enticing manner. Ambiance was quiet (they purposely keep a large group in a separate room) and quite romantic atmosphere! It has become our "go to" restaurant!
Bernard's is always good. The food is great French style "comfort food". This last time the service was its usual outstanding. After being there many times, I have to admit the duck I had was tough and the sping like rolls were burned. That just tells me that something was wrong in the kitchen that night. That's not the usual situation. I plan on going back again and again.
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