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Bernard's

20 West Ln. (Rte. 35) Send to Phone
203-438-8282 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Bernard's offers a country-manor atmosphere and Provençal-accented cuisine.
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Open
Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
Features
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Reservations suggested

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Dining room at Bernard's, Ridgefield, CT

Bernard's Restaurant Review

: Bernard's country house exterior with white-washed wood leads to an interior with tastefully appointed, candlelit tables. The menu of traditional French cuisine with Provençal accents changes seasonally. A vegetable garden brings the restaurant's own harvest to diners' tables. The evolving menu includes appetizers like lobster bisque with lobster flan, and a lamb trio comprising pancetta, coppa and bacon, and watercress with a tzatziki sauce. Among entrées, choose the potato-crusted salmon tournedo with haricots verts, sautéed corn and rainbow Swiss chard in a morel sauce. Complement this dish with a glass of crisp citrus Sauvignon Blanc. Or indulge in the beef duo of roasted sirloin and braised short ribs, pomme Pont Neuf, tomato confit, sautéed spinach and sugar snap peas. The extensive wine collection features top Bordeaux growths at reasonable prices. Sarah's Wine Bar upstairs offers an intimate salon-style wining and dining atmosphere amidst live music.

User Ratings & Reviews for Bernard's
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Poor Holiday Fare
by JanetJulia on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:05 pm
 
Admittedly Easter Sunday is a busy day for restaurants; however in the past we have generally had pleasent meals on this day at Bernards. Sadly this Easter was a far cry from pleasent. The initial cocktail that I ordered lacked any resemblance to the classic taste that I was anticipating and needed to be sent back. Our welcoming starters arrived AFTER the the appropriate plates had been removed and after my tepid lobster appetizer was servered. The bus staff apologized for the confusion, while our waiter mentioned to us (and then to others at nearby tables at different points throughout our seating) that they "were very busy today". Meanwhile our table was jammed so close to the corner walls (which we were situated near), that the servers repeatedly needed to lean fully across the table in order to place plates down. Throughout all of this shoddy service (and adequately, but not superiorly prepard food) other waiters were requesting my daughter to move her chair so that they could store a chair, look for table linens, and finally they needed her to move so that a physically challenged person could exit the restaurant. While I am sensitive to the needs of the physically challenged, it would appear that if a place of business needs its' guests to move in order to allow for handicap accesibility that the business is not truly accessible to those with challenges. When I finally asked to speak to someone concerning all of the disruptions (and how inappropriate it was to even have this table situated in this particular corner) a non-professionally clad woman traipsed over to me and stared at me as though she were a deer in headlights. Rather than apologize with a compensation, her response was that in the future she would try not to seat us at this table again. My point was that this table should not be in use for any patron at any time. Ultimately the whole afternoon's experiance left us with a sour taste. We paid handsomely for what we had hoped would be a pleasent holiday meal in a lovel restaurant -what we received was no better that what I might have experianced at any nearby diner
 
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