Bernards Inn

4.5
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1221 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Progressive American cuisine prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller. Featuring an award-winning wine collection and impeccable service combine for an unforgettable Bernardsville fine dining and gourmet restaurant experience. The setting is upscale, the food and service have combined to help earn the industry’s highest hospitality awards.
The Bernards Inn offers four distinct dining areas, each uniquely their own, each consummately The Bernards Inn. Enjoy a meal in The Great Room, The Conservatory, The Library Piano Bar, or The Terrace. Distinctive surroundings heighten your fine dining experience.

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Sun 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What 1221 People Are Saying
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B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Superb food and an elegant yet lively atmosphere make this an enjoyable spot for us to visit when we are in town visiting family and crave some special time just the two of us.

N
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to do business at the Bville Inn. Great service and atmosphere.

MO
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would recommend dinner for a special occasion, and we also enjoy just going for a cocktail at the bar and listening to the piano music on occasion, sometimes ordering a cheeseboard to nibble with our drinks. The staff is friendly, but be aware it is an upscale atmosphere and prices. Valet parking on weekends is a plus. The only thing I would add is that typically at restaurants of this caliber, they usually present some type of complimentary amuse before your app or a complimentary small sweet treat with your check. The Bernards Inn does not. Not a big deal, just something I noticed.

CH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We ended up in the bar area which was much more fun than the dining area!

L
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never gets old. They deliver on the food, ambiance, service, and cocktails every time!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Very nice place. Will go back.

TN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was very good as well. The adjoining bar area is a great place for a drink before or after your meal.

WD
New York Area
1052 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was a great dining experience, like so many others here at the inn.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Definitely not the same as in the past. Recall strict dress code where gentlemen were required to wear a jacket at minimum but now they allow jeans and baseball hats. Kills the mode. Sometimes you just want a fine dining experience where you can enjoy being dressed.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

This is our second visit to Bernards Inn. The first one about a year ago. The Inn is very close to the movie theater, making it an easy "one parking" night for a movie and dinner.

There is a certain relaxing ambiance, which coupled with subdued-but-efficient service provided for a delightful experience.

Bead with soft butter was provided. I chose the Lobster Bisque as an appetizer. Excellent. Maybe the best I've ever had--and I order it a lot. Bernards Inn's is creamy and has a wonderfully strong flavor of lobster. Not always the case. My partner had a Caesar Salad, which was lightly dressed and large enough to share. I had the Cavatelli and my partner had the Short Ribs. Both were well enjoyed. Although tempted, we skipped desert.

We certainly will not wait another year to come here again.

DK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A most pleasurable dining experience!

CF
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our stay @ the Bernards Inn was outstanding. We have already recommended the Inn and the dining experience to friends. Food and service, accompanied on SAT night by excellent piano entertainment was ideal and delicious.

GA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner it was great

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service they makes the delicious food say thank you for making Bernards Inn the sweet spot in a quiet place.

CH
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

I thought that I was going to cabaret night. I dined at the restaurant a few weeks & noticed a sign for cabaret night so I made a reservation. Unfortunately the poster that was in the center of the lobby made no mention of having to make the reservation thru the special events office or that the event was in another part of the inn. Instead we had dinner right next to the piano because I had requested that location but there was no piano player because of cabaret night so we had dinner in silence with a server that had a terrible attitude & made numerous mistakes that included serving drinks, utensils,& food to the wrong people every time. I was entraining clients & this was very embarrassing. When the mixup regarding cabaret night was brought to the attention of a manager she made a very weak apology. We were all so shocked at the insincerity we were all speechless.

DG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Returned to the Bernards Inn for our Anniversary Dinner and had a great evening. Enjoyed listening to the Piano Player in the Bar before dinner and then a delicious dinner in the Dining Room. We both had Maine Diver Scallops which were excellent! Very sweet of them to wish us Happy Anniversary in writing in a card and on our dessert plate. A fun romantic dinner overall!

One tip for the Manager. Your Restaurant appeared to be sold out except for an 8:30pm dinner reservation which we opted to select. However, when we arrived we were told there were plenty of available tables and we could be seated right away. We chose to wait a bit, however, you almost lost our business had we not decided 8:30pm was fine for us. Many other NJ diners would have passed and you had many available tables. I suggest sorting this out with OpenTable for bookings.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a nice experience overall. They had a nice piano player, we could only get an 8:30 pm réservation, so at the end of our dinner they started to move the tables in our section and that was a bit disturbing without this they would have gotten all 5 stars otherwise.

J
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot! Met old friends for lunch. Very quiet place which is beautiful and service is outstanding! We love to visit this restaurant. Highly recommend it.

w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food served in an elegant atmosphere. Perfect for special occasions. Like the fact that the Bar Menu is also available. Great wine list.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner. Server was outstanding! From the drink at the bar through dessert, everything was awesome!

M
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Great service. Oscar was outstanding. The food was excellent

MC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous!!

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very loud in main room- move to an empty small room
On the side- server was nice but very inexperienced.
Difficult menu to choose from. My fois de canard was great

BV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food great, a little noisy outside with large group allowed at small table

B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and our service outstanding. Daniel made our evening even more memorable. He is truly an asset to Bernards inn

NJ
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Excellent food, but limited menu choices

DC
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service is exceptional, and the piano player is very good. It has a good ambiance, with a somewhat of a lively bar scene. The food overall was good, but not exceptional. Considering that we went here for our 35th wedding anniversary and stayed at the hotel and they were informed of this, nothing special was offered.

MP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter (Dan) was very knowledgeable about the wine menu and dinner menu. He made excellent recommendations (I actually went with his dinner recommendation - gnocchi with duck. Outstanding!). The pianist (Dee) was super. A great place to dine.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I got married at Bernard's Inn 5 years ago. We celebrate every year here for dinner. It NEVER disappoints! The food and staff are amazing!!!!!!!!!! We are always disappointed when it's all over. That's how good it is!

AG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was a little weak on this visit. Unusual as service is usually excellent.

AG
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bernards Inn is a great dining experience. Great food - I had short ribs with collard greens and cornbread - just a wonderful group of tastes. Service was excellent, attentive waiter. Bright room off the bar was perfect. We have gone a couple of times now before we head to MPAC in Morristown and plan to go again and again. For us, it ranks above any other restaurant in Somerset or Hunterdon Counties.

HV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent wine list. Great bar scene for older crowd. One of the best.

DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, incredibly friendly and accommodating staff! Quality of everything we ordered from the drinks and appetizers to the main course were outstanding. The flavors from the combination and quality of the ingredients was truly and experience.

A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. All the food was fabulous. We love sitting on the terrace. Outside it was a beautiful summer night.

SS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 4th visit here and we enjoyed everything from drinks to our dinner. We will be back.

WT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed our dinner, halibut and scallops, however the staff needs more diversity education.

WD
New York Area
1052 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was an outstanding combination for a summer lunch; both the Vichyssoise and the herbed chicken paillard were delicious with the pinot gris.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for breakfast on a Saturday. Food was wonderful. Service was great. Ambience super. However we were the only two in the restaurant!! I obviously didn’t need a reservation!! I would definitely return to this lovely place! Hope others join me!!!

FA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Most of the staff had very heavy Spanish accents and were hard to understand. Communication could be better, but food was top notch.

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