Bailey's Backyard

4.5
484 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
A true, American Farm-To-Table Restaurant located in the heart of downtown Ridgefield CT.
Enjoy a farm fresh meal in a polished-casual setting with outdoor seating. PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS. Please be advised that reserving an outdoor table is weather permitting and the restaurant may or may not be able to move your reservation indoors. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT NOT ALL INVENTORY IS OFFERED ONLINE. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT FOR AVAILABILITY.

Special Offers

KIds Eat Free Sunday Night 5pm - 9pm

Up to two free kids entrees with purchase of adult entrée. Up to $22 value

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 15 January 2019

Ends: 16 January 2118

Availability: Sun 17:00-21:00

What 484 People Are Saying
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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was decent. Service just OK. Waiter spilled cocktails on us and should have comped the round or offered a desert, but didn’t. That was disappointing.

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l
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, and fabulously attentive staff. Innovative menu and unparalleled beer selection.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great little date place to go with my husband! Food was delicious, I had the crabmeat grilled cheese and my hubby had The pastrami, everything is locally sourced. Restaurant was very clean and well kept, which is so important for me. Would love to go back and try dinner!

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JA
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We eat here each tome we come to Connecticut to see family. The food uses fresh flavorful ingredients. Service is attentive. Prices are very reasonable.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I expected more because of the reviews. Menu was limited. Portions were very small. Prices were high. Food was very good but overall not a great value.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was outstanding!
I forgot how great this restaurant was. I’ll definitely being going back.

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KE
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Will definitely be back for more!

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JD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first time here and we loved how inventive the food was and we enjoyed the beer and wine selections. Great place! The only thing is that the portions run on the small side.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

If you are looking for a restaurant with an outdoor dining space, this not the restaurant for you unless you like sitting on on sidewalk along the curb. That was very dis

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TS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A nice find in Ridgefield CT -- wonderful farm to table restaurant...includes intimate dining and low noise level.

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E
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Two of us ordered the trout and one ordered the Branzino fish. All three dishes were overcooked and dried out. Not much flavor. No one gave us a wine list so we just ordered whatever pinot they had. It was served very cold. It took forever to get dinner, we had to ask for it, service was slow. Very disappointed that this $250+ dinner was so mediocre. It was highly recommended to us but we will not go back.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always exquisite. Ate outside on lovely summer evening... food and service were awesome

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and very attentive service!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took our close friend there for his 60th Birthday
This place never disappoints. Dessert was off the charts.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

We would recommend Bailey's, but not for their vegetarian dish, which was overpriced and poorly prepared.
The scallops were excellent.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Lovely meal, nice wine. Pork chop was tender and very flavorful. Hot Pot seafood, unexpectedly light and delicious. Creative chef. Service was spotty, had to track down wait staff for another glass of wine and the check. Prices are high. $145 without tip for 2 apps, 2 entrees and 4 glasses of moderately priced wine - so not for an everyday meal in mosts budget.

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GP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

never disappoints ! always delicous and fresh and always great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Stopped for a meal before heading to the Ridgefield Playhouse. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A bit too expensive, skirt steak was very tough.
Great service and nice staff, but almost $100 for 2 entrees 2 drinks . Would try again

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HO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was just not good. Will not return.

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SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch with friends. The staff is so friendly and the food is always delicious.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing and one of a kind. Food is fantastic and original. Setting is rustic... very cozy. Want to impress a girl? Take her here. And fix your hair for cryin out loud.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful experience that I would recommend to anyone in the area

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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Well prepared and fresh meals. We were impressed with our food.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, unique menu choices, quaint and warm atmosphere

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Farm to table restaurant. Nice atmosphere but just not my type of restaurant.

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LP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My husband and I were headed to an event at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday night and looking for a place to have dinner. We found Bailey's Backyard. When we got there, they were turning away people without reservations - the place was hopping. Luckily we had reservations and were seated immediately. The menu was interesting- with daily specials looking great. We got the complimentary corn bread as we sat- nice touch. We shared the brussel sprout appetizer- it was yummy. I then ordered the Grill Trout special on a bed of beans and kale- it was excellent- tender and perfectly prepared. My husband also had a special, Duck Confit ravioli- and he very much enjoyed it. We didn't have time for dessert. The service was friendly and quick. Very enjoyable dinner- we would go again for sure.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are never disappointed. Fresh unique farm to table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great flavors, friendly staff, cozy atmosphere.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious Easter Brunch , great find! Roasted Brussels sprouts with caramelized onion spread was outstanding.

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j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bailey's Backyard is a sweet little spot. The menu has enough options to please all. The French Toast options for brunch are always outstanding as well as other dishes. The chef creates exciting options and seasons well. Wait staff goes above and beyond to attend to the customers.

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DC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Easter weekend outing with family. Creative cocktails and menu. Delicious!

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MK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious food and fancy cocktails make up for a perhaps too casual or rustic setting. Small place with excellent service. We will come back when the weather is better to enjoy the outside seating.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always !!
keep up the great work …
Great as always !!
keep u
Great as always !!
keep up the great work …p the great work …

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T
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Yes...but would advise service a bit slack for cost and cost relatively high...good meal....great dessert

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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JA
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch there on a outing to Ridgefield. Food is fresh and good. The interior is comfortable enough. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food.

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KD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful presentation and wonderful taste; loved our meals

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CN
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

BB nevwr disappoints. Food is fresh and delicious, staffvis attentive and friendly. One the best places in the area.

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