Bailey's Backyard

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558 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A true, American Farm-To-Table Restaurant located in the heart of downtown Ridgefield CT. Just minutes from the Ridgefield Playhouse.

Bailey's Backyard is also a full service catering company. We specialize in custom weddings and private chef dinners. We offer a variety of dishes for all catering needs. We can host your event for up to 50 people.

Enjoy a farm fresh meal in a polished-casual setting with outdoor seating. Come find out why Bailey's is a true culinary destination!

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

HAlF OFF BOTTLES OF WINE EVERY THURSDAY

ALL BOTTLES OF WINE UNDER $100 ARE 1/2 OFF ALL DAY
ON THURSDAY'S!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 19 September 2019

Ends: 20 September 2118

Availability: Thu 11:30-21:30

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 558 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I have eaten at Baily's Backyard several times and have never had a bad meal there. But the last meal that I had there was amazing and I cannot stop talking about it!! Coming from a restaurant family, the quality of the flavors were appreciated.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is outstanding! Especially loved the vegan key lime cheesecake and would love that recipe. Really appreciated the fact that restaurant -- although full on a Sunday night -- was conducive to quiet conversation and we didn't have to yell to hear each other. We'll be back!

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

sisters brunch. baileys never disappoints. great food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I tried Bailey’s after seeing it on a ‘best of’ list. We decided to try their $40 4-course tasting menu, featured on Wednesdays. It was so worth it! The experience was fantastic from start to finish. There is a public parking lot right next to the restaurant, which was very convenient. The staff was friendly and attentive without being annoying or intrusive. The food was excellent! The dishes were satisfying and everything is done with such care. The warm cornbread with butter was absolutely heavenly. We were out for a mid-week date night but I would just as soon go with friends or family. We can’t wait to come back and try the full menu!

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and ample. We liked the way they promoted their local suppliers.

k
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Interesting place and menu. All good and would go back.

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was very tasty and menu choices were interesting. The combination of foods in a dish was unique and really worked. Wine menu could be a bit more extensive. Wait staff was pleasant. Overall, we enjoyed the meal and would return.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food and service. The tasting menu gave me the chance to try several things I would not otherwise order, and they were all fantastic. Who knew I liked brussels sprouts?

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at this restaurant. Host was very welcoming and attentive to our table. The food was excellent.

RE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We consistently return to Bailey's Backyard for the creative menu, outstanding service and wonderful cocktails. It's pricey, but you get what you pay for. Does not disappoint!

EC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Were there for a quiet brunch. Food was good but not outstanding Service was very good.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful New Years Eve dinner, could not have been better!

A
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Definitely going back!

All of the meals came presented like you were in a five star restaurant, and they taste even better.

w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu is really well rounded and food was so delicious.Would highly recommend

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Our first meal at Bailey’s was excellent. This time it took more than an hour to get an easy to prepare brunch. When it arrived, it was dry and overcooked. Sorry to say. We enjoy the ambiance and the server was amenable but never communicated why tte long delay.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere of Bailey’s! It was our first time dining here and can’t wait to go back.

TS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is just a great place that really cares about quality food, sourcing it from the right places (nearby farms) and cooking it right. And it is also quiet and you can hear yourself talk. Best restaurant in Ridgefield...

J
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a shorter than normal
Time for dinner, and servers accommodated well. Food was very nice.

I find the inside of restaurant a bit dark if dining in daytime, but fine for night

PD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good overall

C
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious birthday lunch with some special friends. Great food, service and presentation. We will definitely be back soon.

MY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and exceptionally excellent service by the wait staff!!

H
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful tasting menu, inventive and delicious. In a addition to the smothered cornbread we asked for bread. We received scrumptious toasted bread, warm and crunchy. It’s a small but unexpected treat.

KK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went here for our anniversary and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Everything was delicious except the vegan carrot cake dessert. People were friendly and the service was excellent.

FD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was outstanding. Goat cheese and beet salad was huge and delicious. Short Ribs were perfectly fork tender. Service was polite but seemed inexperienced and mechanical. Waited quite a while for extra sauce, though perhaps it's made a la minute. Entrees were served while still eating my ($16) salad. I'd expect that at an Applebees, not at a pricey restaurant of this caliber. It also made us feel rushed, which is never a good feeling. Ordered coconut sorbet, received pear sorbet instead. Took a little while to find server to correct it . 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 glasses of wine, 1 dessert $148. Overall, quality of food is superior, but novice service mistakes made our experience less than stellar.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We have eaten regularly at Baileys for quite a few years. Sal, the owner, has recently hired a new chef. If tonight’s meal is any indication, he has another winner. I had monk fish which was wonderfully moist and came with an interesting sauce. Others enjoyed their dishes equally.
It remains a favorite of mine. Although a bit more expensive than some other local places, it is well worth it for the fine food.
Try it. You will like it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and quaint. Nice ambiance!

t
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had heard great things about the food here and decided to see for myself. I wasn’t disappointed. I had the braised short ribs which were absolutely delicious and my 23 year old nephew highly praised the wild boar ragu. One past one star reviewer complained about being served a too sweet cornbread at the beginning of the meal- all I can say is that my nephew ate every last bit (I’m gluten sensitive so I did not partake) and it smelled divine. I guess some people have no imagination.

The freshness of the food, the lovely presentation, the friendly service and the rustic but nevertheless charming ambiance were also wonderful. Personally, I found the entire experience very satisfying and would definitely return.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant! The chicken was the beat chicken I have ever ate. The Chef is amazing!!

J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

This is a great place with thoughtful food.
Service was warm but inexperienced.
Share dishes for the table were spare.
BUT it’s still a great place. all our food was terrific.

PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the food was great, but the shrimp appetizer tart especially outstanding. We loved the French Chablis with our seafood dinners.

BS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as always!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food is usually good but the soup was very cold and it took forever to get our meals. The waitstaff was very nice but overheard other people saying they were t

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always good, but they had an unexpectedly busy day and were short staffed. Had a nice time, but was not crazy for fall menu. Had a special that was good, but not particularly interesting.

JK
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderfully prepared, fresh food. Family friendly, great value, check them out on Sunday.

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

I love Baileys! The food and service is always great and we wanted to check out the new Chef but I only have one complaint - my fiance ordered the home fries and his plate looked as if they scrapped the burnt potatoes and served it to us. My Fiance who is also Chef told our server that they should never serve a guest a plate looking like that; he didn't eat it but the rest of our food was delicious! We ordered the Chicken Sandwich and Eggs Benedict.

RJ
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bailey’s Backyard is quaint and casual. The food is so flavorful and creative. We loved it.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

2nd time visiting and the food is amazing. nicely edited menu, which I assume allows the kitchen and chef to really monitor the quality of everything. The specials were incredible. And that complimentary corn bread--I mean, how amazing.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, every course. I got the halibut special, my wife got the short ribs. The roasted beet salad was also brilliant and not run of the mill, a nice twist on a classic. Carrot cake desert was marvelous and also unique. Espresso was stellar. The Sancerre wine was very good. Ambiance was quaint despite being busy, staff was on the ball, we were even a few minutes late and it didn't throw them off. Planning on going back next month for our anniversary! A nice high end alternative.

GJ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Creative achieving Bailey's Backyard's culinary mission of excellence in "Farm-to-Table" cuisine & superior table service.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pork chop special was delicious.

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