Bernard's + Sarah's Wine Bar

Nestled in historic Ridgefield, Connecticut, this circa 1875 former inn has been lovingly transformed into an award-winning dining destination with your hosts, Sarah and Bernard Bouissou, offering their signature style to every detail. Whether you are looking to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, gather with a group of friends, or host a larger private celebration, Bernard’s has the elegant ambiance and distinctive cuisine that will make your experience a memorable one. Bernard’s offers a wide array of private and unique dining and gathering spaces to accommodate guests from 10 to 140.

Chef Bernard changes the menu daily to reflect the finest local ingredients. He added vegetable gardens in the summer of 2012 which grew more than half of the produce served at Bernard’s during the season.

The restaurant continually garners rave reviews, earning a 2012 Zagat rating of 27-26-27.  2012 also brought the Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator for Bernard’s outstanding wine list. Adding in 2013 - Best French Restaurant - Connecticut Magazine, 2013 Best Brunch - Connecticut Magazine, Best Chefs in America. In 2014, Bernard's was name "Best Overall Restaurant in CT" Connecticut Magazine as well as Best French, Best Brunch, Best Bistro and Best Wine List. Sarah Bouissou was named "Citizen of the Year" by the Rotary Club. And most recently was name "Business of the Year" by the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce

Sarah’s Wine Bar is located upstairs @ Bernard’s and serves a separate bistro menu. It boasts a fun and lively atmosphere with a more casual setting, no reservations, small and large plates, and a $25 Special Wine list. SWB supports the local arts by featuring musicians Wednesday through Saturday nights and hosting the Jazz Masters Series every month. In addition, every three months Sarah’s features a different local artist's work. SWB only accepts reservations for parties of 6 or more. SWB is open for Dinner Wednesday through Sunday at 5 p.m. Closed for lunch, except for private parties of 30 or more


20 West Lane
Route 35
Ridgefield, CT 06877
United States

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