Bailey's Backyard

4.6
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625 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
*COVID 19 UPDATE* We're open for outdoor/indoor dinning, as well as curbside pickup. As we transition back to opening our menu may change daily due to availability. We will not be offering our tasting menus.

Please be aware there may be a wait to be seated. We ask that you socially distance yourself from tables that are seated. Please do not enter the property without a mask. Masks are required at all times unless you are seated at your table.

Bailey's is a true, American Farm-To-Table Restaurant in the heart of downtown Ridgefield CT. Just minutes from the Ridgefield Playhouse.

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.
What 625 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely ambience with the live music and outdoor dining. The table service was great. The front of house manager was outrageously rude and was a terrible introduction to the restaurant. She ignored us standing there for 10 minutes and then rudely told us there were no tables available and took our names. She didn’t provide any wait time estimation but she did offer for us to order a drink while we waited. The food was solid but not outstanding. Apart from the rude Maitre D it was a pleasant evening

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Pamela
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent outdoor dining around the side of the building; nice solo singer with
guitar, excellent food. We booked early because of the daylight and our bit
of a drive home.

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

awesome! Everyone was very friendly. There’s life music and the food was great. Highly recommend this place .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time at Bailey’s Backyard. We celebrated our twentieth anniversary and chose to sit in the open air tent due to COVID-19 concerns. The food was excellent. We had the salmon and the duck.

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5fromsouthsalem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small menu but great and unique choices. Service always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

While still a consistently good restaurant it wasn’t what it used to be. The trimmed down menu just didn’t have the same wow factor. We went for our anniversary and were looking forward to the seasonal menu options and specialty drinks. However the food was cooked perfectly and everything was delicious (we had the octopus and burrata to start, and salmon and steak for our entree). The outdoor seating was well spaced and it felt private. The live music was a bit loud for us, but maybe that is because we just aren’t into live music at dinner. The staff were all friendly and very mindful of health/safety precautions - even the way they served the corn bread and brought out drinks (they were careful of what they touched). Happy to see an old favorite persevering and hoping that a few menu items make their way back over time (like the 50/50 burger and some specialty drinks).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Hostess was completely incapable of being a hostess.

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EricB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Ridgefield for sure. Great service, food and everything is served hot.

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vipMidModMan
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were exploring the southeastern part of the state and chose Bailey’s for lunch because of its central Ridgefield location and its outdoor seating (we’re still not ready to eat indoors due to COVID-19). We were very satisfied with the tasty meal and quick, friendly service. While the brunch menu is not extensive, there’s something for everyone. I recommend the kung pao Brussels sprouts appetizer- an interesting preparation full of flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time at Bailey’s. The food was delicious and the live music was a nice treat!

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MarthaI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Bailey’s tonight. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful expanded outdoor dining area they have set up. The Mexican Street Corn Dip was delicious - we highly recommend it for a starter. All of the food from appetizers to entrees to dessert was outstanding and the cocktails and wine were on point. Looking forward to dining there again soon.

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vipKatonahDiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and ambience. Great outdoor seating setup!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First post Covid night out. Delicious food and delightful live music.

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mandapanda
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything is so fresh and delicious at Bailey’s. Love the new outdoor dining.

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vipBorsalino
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time out to a restaurant since the COVID lockdown and we were very comfortable with the table set up and distancing. We chose outdoor seating and were able to do some people watching as well as watch the pizza chef experiment with different crusts in their outside pizza oven. Luckily for us, we were asked to sample the finished product which was cooked perfectly. The wait staff was very friendly and thanked us for coming several times. The meal was prepared and presented flawlessly and we enjoyed it very much. It was our first time there and it certainly wont be our last, I highly recommend it.

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vipPerfect
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the menu and the service. The team at Bailey's never disappoints! Bailey's recently introduced "pizza" AND IT'S AMAZING!

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JohnP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered Salmon, another fish, and Brussels sprouts - everything was perfect. We ate at a lovely table on the street side and enjoyed live music too. Wait person was fun and very good.

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RidgefieldFoodLover
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous brunch! Great atmosphere and great brunch menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting and service made for an altogether perfect place to socialize with friends outdoors. The food, ambiance and quiet live background music were perfect.

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vipEconomist
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly, excellent service. Great food.

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Hollang
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time back at BBY in a year or so and we were, as exected, very pleased with our experience. In today's COVID-chaos, the quality of the outdoor settings is key to us and here, BBY delivered a delightful setting with table comfortably & socially distanced spacing. The menu is all locally sources and so is variable from day to day and the menu is not huge. maybe half a dozen choices in categories of starters, salads and entres. Not really a problem as there's quite a spread of offerings including vegan offerings.We shared a wholly delicious KungPao roasted brussel sprouts - hard to describe but fresh incredients, well prepared and peanutty crunch is a hard combo to beat. I had a roasted Salmon with warm potato salad, green beans, and it was top notch. reasonable portion size and consistently good taste from 1st bite to last made for a delicious mean. My wife had scallops which she said was outstanding although several of them had a tad too much salt. Probably a slip of the chef's fingers during a seasoning pass, but overall, she was very happy with the end result. Bottom line, BBY will see us again.

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vipbrunchesandhunches
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Outstanding food and that corn bread starter - omg. We ordered the Peruvian succotash as a side and nearly asked for a second after our first bites. Great live music and a small but sturdy wine list made for an overall fantastic evening out.

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vipjmc2
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Haven’t been here since before the pandemic. Great experience, as usual. Perhaps even better than before. Will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining. Well spaced tables. Lighting, tent cover, excellent experience.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Covid ambience and safety and service was great. Wines outrageously expensive as was the so so scallops; not very large, a little salty and a crazy $37. Was disappointed after
years of enjoying especially the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Terrible first impression!! Waited 40 minutes for a table that we had a reservation for. Dirty silverware, forgot part of our entree... it came out after we were served our dessert. No accommodations or apologies were made. The food was delicious but not worth the negative energy the staff gives off when they are busy or maybe understaffed??? Rude host!!! Live music was depressing and didn’t help the atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

One of few places to eat during pandemic considered safe. Food always good.

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vipridgefieldgirl
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a perfect evening to dine outdoors and the new tent was spacious and accommodating for social distancing. The new menu was fabulous. I had the Red Snapper, new to the menu and it was outstanding. The musician for the evening, Jack Ryan, was delightful and added to the perfect ambience of the evening. Baileys is always consistently good and our experience this time was exceptional. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service throughout the evening. Our first time here but we will be back soon and often.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, exactly what we were looking for. Atlantic snapper with a Peruvian succotash that was so full of flavor.
Fantastic service. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was super friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. The summer squash was so delicious with a lot of different flavors to enjoy. Burger was juicy and spot on! The tent set up looks great and the music made it a perfect night out.

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DavidT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a nice dinner! Tables are well spaced and service/food was excellent!

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JessicaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely Delicious! Brussel Sprouts to die for!!!

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DelightedDinerRidgefield
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bailey's offers a lovely menu - the Brussel Sprouts starter, street corn starter, and Falafel starter are each delicious and can make a meal in their own right. Service is always with a smile (even with masks), and the atmosphere outside is relaxing. The wines are very nice as well. Live music by Michael & Hannah complete the wonderful evening - highly recommend!

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Bailey’s and every dish we tried was delicious. We will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great, service once seated was timely. Chad lied to us about our table.

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Chierichetto
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Mexican app was excellent. Steak slightly overdone and the dressing on the salad not to my liking, but that’s personal taste. This is an awesome place. Live music notably well done - not too loud and very skillful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an absolutely delicious dinner! Service and ambiance was perfect. Staff was very attentive. Live duet music which was great. Perfect for a night out with delicious and unique dishes. You’re missing out if you haven’t been to Bailey’s yet.

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KPEats
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so glad to be back. Love this restaurant from service to food to ambiance. The whole package.

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Bailey's Backyard offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 431-0796.

Bailey's Backyard is rated 4.6 stars by 625 OpenTable diners.

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