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.
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
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.
awesome! Everyone was very friendly. There’s life music and the food was great. Highly recommend this place .
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.
Small menu but great and unique choices. Service always great.
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).
Hostess was completely incapable of being a hostess.
Best restaurant in Ridgefield for sure. Great service, food and everything is served hot.
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.
Always a great time at Bailey’s. The food was delicious and the live music was a nice treat!
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.
Great food and ambience. Great outdoor seating setup!
First post Covid night out. Delicious food and delightful live music.
Everything is so fresh and delicious at Bailey’s. Love the new outdoor dining.
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.
Love the menu and the service. The team at Bailey's never disappoints! Bailey's recently introduced "pizza" AND IT'S AMAZING!
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.
Fabulous brunch! Great atmosphere and great brunch menu!
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.
Friendly, excellent service. Great food.
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.
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.
Haven’t been here since before the pandemic. Great experience, as usual. Perhaps even better than before. Will definitely be back soon!
Outdoor dining. Well spaced tables. Lighting, tent cover, excellent experience.
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.
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!!
One of few places to eat during pandemic considered safe. Food always good.
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!
Great food and service throughout the evening. Our first time here but we will be back soon and often.
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.
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.
Great place for a nice dinner! Tables are well spaced and service/food was excellent!
Absolutely Delicious! Brussel Sprouts to die for!!!
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!
This was our first visit to Bailey’s and every dish we tried was delicious. We will be back very soon.
Food was great, service once seated was timely. Chad lied to us about our table.
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.
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.
We were so glad to be back. Love this restaurant from service to food to ambiance. The whole package.
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.