Fire at the Ridge

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381 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Mountain-side fare heating up the Connecticut food scene.
The centerpiece of the dining experience at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort will be the causal dining restaurant, Fire at The Ridge. Fire at The Ridge aims to be an escape for diners, offering private dining rooms to celebrate special occasions, outdoor mountainside and fire pit dining and mountain top picnics.
"Inspired by native New England flavors and locally-sourced ingredients, Fire at the Ridge is an unexpected gem tucked away in the hills of Middlefield, CT.
In addition, The Ridgeside Tavern is where Locals have long known the bar at Powder Ridge ski area to be the place to meet up with friends and for creating new friendships that last a lifetime. The Tavern serves causal fare, locally-brewed beers and craft cocktails. Check the event calendar at FireatTheRidge.com for weekly Live music and outdoor events.
What 381 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Latrice
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My family and I came on a whim to try out the fire pits at the bottom of the mountain. I’m sure it would have been beautiful during winter with the dodge dusted with snow but was still enjoyable even on summer. We watched the mountain bikers do tricks and zip liners have a ball as we waited for our pit to be torched. Unfortunately , the wood would not light due to the previous nights heavy rain. NO worries, we just ate inside. We had the restaurant to our selves with the exception of a few other small groups. Our food was surprisingly amazing. No plate was left with anything on it. Consensus from all was we need to come back to this place again soon! Lobster BLT, Beef on Wenk, Chicken grilled, Lobster roll platter, and truffle fries top notch and fresh. We left very happy.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice location but the food was not outstanding and a bit overpriced.

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

Great setting and great food.
The server was kind and proper safety measures were taken.

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AdamD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Fire on the Ridge outdoor dining was great. Highly recommend

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vipJulieP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Burrata appetizer is one of my favorite appetizers anywhere.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I hope they can keep their outside dining set up when everything returns to normal. The fire pits and the view of the mountain were wonderful additions to an already fantastic dining experience. The staff are friendly and work hard to make sure you have everything you need, and to top it off the food was magnificent, as always. (I have been here a lot and have always had a great meal)

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scottM
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice experience outside , menu is a bit limited but what they have tastes great and is prepared well. Staff was very friendly and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always and they did a good job with the covid safety precautions.

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nicoled
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun vibe, good food, excellent service

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judy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wish there was more available on the menu to choose from.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

They were out of several items on the menu. Also as we were nearing closing time it was made very clear to us that they were going to be closing.
A lot of food items were overpriced for what you received.
Too bad because the potential is there.

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DouglasS
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I know these are difficult times but plastic utensils? Really? I will try the restaurant again when it is fully open.

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Hikerchic
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place. Drink specials till 7. Pizza is mad good. Staff friendly & accomodating.

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vipgaryb
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience2

Sam was a great waiter. The food was very bad. The entertainment was very bad. Definitely would not return didn’t look like a semblance of good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So excited these guys are open making amazing food and drinks again!

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Lauren
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Highly recommend to all!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

My order never came out to me. It would have been nice if the manager came over and apologized, but nothing.

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

I’m sorry to say it really wasn’t a good experience. As soon as we sat down we were informed we could only have the table for 1 1/2hrs til the next reservation even though we also had a reservation. She moved us to another table and was told we could have that table for 2 hours which was acceptable to us. When we finished our meal and wanted to sit for a while longer ( 2 hours wasn’t up yet) we were informed that we really couldn’t. We felt very rushed.
All the tables were in the blazing sun. Even though there were umbrellas they did nothing to block it. They really have to put a full cover up or no one will be able to sit out there.
Don’t think I would go back unless it was when the sun went down and only to the fire pit tables.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. The updates and changes to the restaurant in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic have been awesome.

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Waitress / service personnel were very nice. Buffet offering were a bit limited but food tasted good.

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Lilly
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Alyssa was amazing! She was on top of everything, which was awesome since we were a group of 7. She was quick to tell us that the bar was backed up and it would be a wait, but within minutes our drinks came out. The atmosphere was awesome and the live music is a plus!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding on all counts. Ate outside (Food absolutely outstanding...every menu item we ordered was a home run...ditto the drink menu) by the our door fire pit and then moved to the under deck dining area with gas fire place! What can we say? It rocked!!

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MicheleC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I realize that times are different with COVID but if I’m going to spend 250.00 for lunch I expect silverware and glassware and the portions were so small very disappointed 😔

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SaraP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and very clean! I will definitely be back again

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LenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place for outdoor dinning as always,, food is outstanding!

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ReneeD
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience. Food and local band was great.

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GinaR
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful atmosphere. Would love to dine by the fire pit sometime! A great place to enjoy music, cocktails and food outdoors on a nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal on the patio. Great service!

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LAURIE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Very disappointed. We had eaten here before last year, it was very good.
This time around,the Plastic utensils and cups, tacky. No other restaurants are doing this.
stop being lazy!!
We went back again with another couple, figured we would just get something simple, like a sandwich, but it was not good either. Not sure if or when they will open again fully, but I dont thing we will try it again.

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DeniseP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very happy to be able to celebrate our 42nd Anniversary at one of our special places. This is the first time we have been out to eat/drink and socialize since the pandemic. The rain didn’t even keep people away. The food and service were fantastic. So glad they are open again. Can’t wait to go back again on a Saturday night for dinner and the music entertainment.

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CaitlinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere. Loved the fires at the fire pits. Can't wait to go back!

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Kelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great set up, firepits are the best!! Fun relaxed atmosphere with fantastic food!!!

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HeidiB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Considering the differences that had to be adapted to, my son and I had an enjoyable evening. I was hoping for a couple of more menu choices and the prices were a bit high.
The meal was enjoyable but unfortunately, we forgot our leftovers. (Steak Frites) The garlic parm wings to start were fabulous.

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MaryLee
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dinner out since the start of the pandemic. We made reservations for deck dining and were Immediately seated at the far edge of the deck where we had a beautiful breeze and perfect views of the mountain, lift, and bicyclist coming down the trails. Every employee we encountered seemed genuinely happy to have us there. We felt quite safe with the pandemic precautions taken; the restroom was spotless. Delicious food, wonderful staff, would definitely recommend.

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Brunch
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We walked in hostess brought us to our table we proceeded to wait 20 minutes just to get water we asked if we could order and the girl said that was someone else’s problem so I took matters into my own hands and went to get service myself only then did we actually get our food so we wait get the food and my wife’s omelette was cold and they used the wrong cheeses very disappointing it didn’t seem like anyone working there cared the service was by far the worst service I’ve ever received and the food was mediocre at best

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first and definitely not our last visit. Although 2 of our 3 separate groups (of 6 folks, total) were coming from quite a distance and affected by unforeseen traffic this evening, the wait staff were quite accommodating and served my wife and I immediately, and we settled in for hors d'ouvres that were fresh, well prepared, tasty, and timely - so much so that we were quite impressed. Our fellow guests arrived shortly and all were pleased with the selections from the food and beverage menus, and we settled into an unrushed meal that was attended to superbly by our server, who was very attentive & available, yet not at all intrusive. Well done, thank you, and bless you... we will be back.

Fire at the Ridge
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Patty, Thank you so much for your review we love hearing from happy customers. I will make sure to let the servers know they are doing a great job. Hope to see you back soon ..remember every Saturday night is live music at the Ridge.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Hello. Went to dinner on Saturday eve. All was great with the exception of the music at 7:00 in the dining room. A very good musician but We were unable to have dinner conversation. We all felt that the musician should be set up in the bar area. If you are paying for a nice dinner it is good to be able to chat at the table. Other than that, great experience.

Fire at the Ridge
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Bonnie, We have listened to our customers and will make sure the music is at a reasonable level for dinners. Hope to see you again soon.

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shane
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

I was so hopeful about this restaurant. Unfortunately, the service was awful although the waiter was nice. He disappeared for lengths at a time. Our drinks were watered down and the waiter said they are premeasured so we'd have to pay more to have alcohol added. The portions were very small and food was cold. The highlight of the evening was the singer who was very good.

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Allilluu
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for dinner and to hear the live music. The food was delicious. I had the braised short rib and my husband had the pork tenderloin. We also split the strawberry fritters for dessert. So good! The cocktails are delicious also. I had the white cosmo. Very good. The music was good but a little loud. It was difficult to talk

Fire at the Ridge
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Allilluu thank you for your review we will make sure the music is kept to a reasonable level for dinners ..hope to see you back soon.

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Hoove1970
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a lovely tucked away in the hills venue that is not too far off the beaten path. Come for the ambiance, see the skiers skiing, the snow... etc. It's quite lovely inside, the separated bar area keeps the noise to a minimum in the dining area. the staff was great all around. The food is very expensive as you would expect with this type of eatery. The quality of the food was mixed. one dish, the pork loin was done to perfection and delicious for first to last bite. The Crispy stuffed eggplant appetizer for $14 was small, soggy and not as described. I would avoid it even though it tasted fine. Overall, a great romantic date spot... just bring your deep pockets!

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Fire at the Ridge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 852-5444.

Fire at the Ridge is rated 4 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

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