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Provençal-accented cuisine and refinement, without pretense, put this restaurant and wine bar at the top of its game.


Lunch Fri.-Sun., Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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Bernard's, Ridgefield, CT

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Bernard's Restaurant Review

: The charming country house exterior with white-washed wood leads to an interior with tastefully appointed candlelit tables, where a menu of traditional French cuisine with Provençal accents changes seasonally. A vegetable garden brings the restaurant's own harvest to diners' plates. Appetizers have included a summery asparagus soup with sun-dried tomato, caramelized onion and ricotta salata quiche, and a beautifully presented soft shell crab almandine, red and yellow pepper compote and snow peas. A selection of egg scrambles provides novel departures with esoteric finds like ostrich egg with chicken of the wood mushrooms, mixed greens, manchego and pommes Maxime. Among entrées, try a whole roasted lobster over ravioli stuffed with green peas, sautéed Swiss chard, wild spring onions, sautéed trumpet royale mushrooms and lotus root chips in a porcini sauce. Or enjoy an all-vegetable creation consisting of leek ravioli, sautéed spinach, fricassée of corn and peas, pignoli and spring garlic in brown butter. 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.

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