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Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ

Bernards Inn

4.6
4.6
1408 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Progressive American cuisine prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Brian Fuller. 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (908) 766-0002
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Fuller
  • Catering
    Our catering department can accommodate parties of all sizes with the award winning cuisine and service The Bernards Inn is renowned for. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details on how we can create or enhance your special occasion, event or meeting.
  • Private party facilities
    With over 5,500 square feet of private event space in five distinct rooms, allow our professional, attentive staff to orchestrate an impeccable event just for you. From the decor, menu and the wine pairings to accompany them, no detail will be overlooked. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details.
  • Private party contact
    Andrea Testa: (877) 677-5343
  • Neighbourhood
    Bernardsville
  • Cross Street
    Route 202 & Quimby Lane
  • Parking Details
    Our private parking lot is located on Quimby Lane right next to the Bernards Inn. Valet parking is available on Saturday evenings.
  • Public Transit
    NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,408 Reviews
  1. Ginger

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The restaurant is in the midst of a renovation and a merger with new direction by David Burke….sorely needed!! We ate here years ago and it was elegant and delicious. We chose it again for our anniversary and it was a mistake! The day of our reservation I got a call from them saying they wanted to inform us the dining room and bar were closed for renovations but they were serving in the event space in the basement. That turned out to be okay but all the wait staff was unprofessional and nothing like what you’d expect at five star fine dining. The food was bad, both the salad and entrees. It would have to change dramatically with fantastic reviews for us to try it again!

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  2. hris

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Dining room under renovation, however food and service were excellent. Will definitely return once the restaurant space is finished with their renovation.

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  3. Kris

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Our waiter was on top of everything and we were impressed the restaurant realized it had been our anniversary from our OpenTable profile and celebrated it. Great night!

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  4. Dianna

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time! Will be back again for sure!!

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  5. AlexandraS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Robert, was extremely helpful. He recommended an incredible Pinot noir that was smooth. We got the baby clam appetizers that probably was the best one we’ve ever had. We ordered the swordfish and the special of ravioli with ricotta and crab meat. Both dishes were exceptional. It was our anniversary and they gave us a lovely card and very delicious vanilla ice cream. We loved the music that was instrumental and vocal.

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  6. Lotus

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love the Bernards Inn. The good and service are so meticulously prepared. You can see thr level of care and excellence that goes into each aspect of the dining experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was so nice. the food is always great and the music is so enjoyable!

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  8. SalvatoreS

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I haven’t been to this fine establishment in a little over a year. We’ve always had a very good meal here however, this time it was even better than our past experiences. The scallops were cooked to perfection, and the duck was probably the best I’ve had. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Really wish we weren’t in the basement but they called after we made the reservation to let us know. The keyboard player was yikes a little much. Super cheesy and annoying. Otherwise the food was phenomenal.

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  10. linny

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely setting. Limited menu for lunch, prices very high.

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  11. BobR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining room. Excellent hostess. Incredible food. Volumes wine cellar.

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  12. LoveItalianfood

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Huge change after covid. Greatly reduced menu, but food was good. Tuesday isn't prime time and only one server running about trying to handle a light turnout, but with some patience all was fine. Not the destination it once was but still pretty good.

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  13. CarolH

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted a marvelous birthday dinner. Everyone was delighted with their dinner. A great selection of wines; and Blythe was a most congenial server.

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  14. TimW

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and Robert were both excellent. Live dinner music was a nice touch.

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  15. Docs

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary, since we considered to be one of the higher end restaurants in the area and were not disappointed. Service was superb. My wife had grilled octopus, and I had a beet and bursts salad to start with, and we both had the short ribs for entres. We skipped dessert because we were just too full and as a matter of fact, took home a small doggy bag. To celebrate our anniversary. they provided us with a complementary bowl of ice cream appropriately decorated. I consider it to be of good value, considering what lesser restaurants are charging for much inferior food.

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  16. asdd

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Excellent. Service could’ve been a little friendlier.

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  17. Johnc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been there in a few years and even though chef changed and ownership has changes since my last visit, the restaurant, service, wine selection, server's knowledge of wine and food was a wonderful fully endorsed cant wait to return

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  18. BFRF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner once again at The Bernard’s Inn. We were celebrating our 25th Wedding anniversary and they didn’t miss any detail to make us feel special. The food, service and ambiance was on point.

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  19. KathyG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was great but the service was terrible. We waited a long time between courses and the wait staff never came to the table to ask if we needed anything. We would have ordered desert but we had been there SO king we skipped it and left. Clearly, there was insufficient staffing for a Saturday night.

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  20. ScottB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable - Attentive to every detail , food was perfect

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  21. josephb

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent experience. Food and service.

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  22. SweetMelody

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. Food, service, atmosphere, everything.

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  23. BrianB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of our favorite places to eat. Service was very good, food was very good. Price of food was a bit pricey.

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  24. Phylliev

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for lunch and had a terrific meal. The service was exceptional. Friendly and very infomative. Our drinks were great and the food was delicious. Will certainly return.

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  25. happjack

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food; terrific service. Always dependable.

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  26. RickM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was very good, not great. Ambiance is excellent, food quality is not in line with the prices.

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  27. JamesB

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful! Always delicious! Always welcoming! Bernards Inn is a sensational go to restaurant! Delicious food and sensational staff! As always, thank you Frank, Grace, Felix, Robert and the ever extraordinary Mary!! You make us feel like family. Bernards Inn shouldn’t and can’t be missed!

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  28. MitchL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Singer/guitarist provided very nice accompaniment to fine dinner.

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  29. kenA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the service and food were excellent.. the music is fabulous and one of main reasons we come

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  30. GaryS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a special lunch. Superb food, excellent service. Nice and quiet.

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  31. JamesB

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience! The food is always delicious and the staff first rate! Thank you Grace, Frank, Robert, Felix and the Extraordinary Mary!!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    After dining here for years including hosting many large private parties, we were stunned by the incredibly poor service. After asking for a few more minutes to consider the menu, it was ONE HOUR before our server returned to begin the lengthy process of ordering wine, food—and bread. Bread, you see, has to be specifically requested and has a separate charge. When delivered, the small loaf of bread was placed into my hands on a heavy 8 by 10 inch platter because there was no room on the table. You may use your imagination regarding bread service. Food arrived and it was generally excellent. I was served a perfectly cooked medium rare petite filet on a hot plate. The steak was cold. Yes, I complained to management. They promised to rectify it. They did not—unless you count the scoop of unrequested ice cream and candle they brought my husband because they knew it was his birthday.

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  33. JeffeyK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Was looking forward to a nice meal for a special occasion - the Dining Room was old and atmosphere has not changed in years. Chairs were old an uncomfortable. Wine list was poor - menu poor also - food was ok. Service was poor - did not even offer coffee with desert. Went to bar after for a late night drink - sat at bar for 5 minutes and bartender never came by - not even to say welcome and give me a minute. One of the worst experiences I have had on my anniversary in years. Sad

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  34. AndrewB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, the restaurant is dated and we didn’t feel the food was up to standard.

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  35. kevinc

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was fantastic the food was great a little slow refilling the alcohol drinks

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  36. ILTEat

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Changed our review from good to fair because the reality was the food was "ok" and the service poor. Some of the servers know how to serve a table and others were serving over one guest to help another or inturrupting plus we waited 40 plus minutes between appitizer and entree. Essentially, the current Bernards Inn does not seem to know what type of restaurant they want to be - local pub or up scale dining? Sadly, the service and ambiance is now average with menu execution hit or miss.

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  37. margaretp

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A bit overpriced for the amount on the plate. A bit too much salt on all the dishes. Staff was excellent. Go on a Friday when the piano man is playing.

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  38. 7sunflower

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing..first time on a Friday evening and it was lively!

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  39. GaryM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner. Service was very good. Food was very good but nothing special although the fig toast appetizer was excellent (and different). Dessert was average (hazelnut chocolate done). Finally, walking to our table from the bar hard not to notice the carpet leading to dining area was tired, worn and dirty looking. At this price point IMO the look and feel should match the price point.

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  40. Frog

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a rare chance for a date night and I wanted to go somewhere for a quiet meal with little hustle and bustle. Bernards Inn hit the mark. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. The atmosphere was upscale and comforting. We will definitely be back in the future.

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FAQs

Bernards Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Bernards Inn

27 Mine Brook Rd. (Route 202), Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Route 202 & Quimby Lane
  • Neighbourhood
    Bernardsville
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Our private parking lot is located on Quimby Lane right next to the Bernards Inn. Valet parking is available on Saturday evenings.
  • Public Transit
    NJ Transit Train to Bernardsville, Peapack Line, station is across the street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Brian Fuller
  • Entertainment
    Live Piano Music Friday and Saturday evenings as well as the first Wednesday of each month.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (908) 766-0002
  • Catering
    Our catering department can accommodate parties of all sizes with the award winning cuisine and service The Bernards Inn is renowned for. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details on how we can create or enhance your special occasion, event or meeting.
  • Private party facilities
    With over 5,500 square feet of private event space in five distinct rooms, allow our professional, attentive staff to orchestrate an impeccable event just for you. From the decor, menu and the wine pairings to accompany them, no detail will be overlooked. Contact our Director of Events Amanda Felegi at 908-766-1313 for details.
  • Private party contact
    Andrea Testa: (877) 677-5343
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