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Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ

The Bernards Inn: An upscale dining experience with several levels
of dining amenities and ambiance.

Bernards Inn
27 Mine Brook Road
Bernardsville, NJ

Bernards Inn: Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality: Serves lighter fare using high quality ingredients, with a commitment to using seasonal fresh farm to table ingredients

Friendly, attentive.

Ambiance/ Decor:
Dining rooms range from cozy, warm, to having a contemporary chic vibe

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from
1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy we prepared, high end American cuisine with fine dining amenities.

Not Recommended For: 
Diners on a limited budget who prefer casual dining, basic meal preparation, without the fine dining amenities.

Recommended dishes: 
When available, Au Poivre Filet, w/ potato confit, foraged mushrooms, madeira jus, charred onion; The Wild Halibut w/ black eyed peas, jamon broth, heriloom spinach, quince; and The a la Carte Sunday Brunch.

Liquor:  Full selection of cocktails and extensive wine selection with over 8,000 bottles to choose from. Wines have received "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator. Very knowledgeable sommelier

Restaurant Review

The Bernards Inn, set in a restored, historic Circa 1907 hotel,  is an upscale dining experience, popular for celebrating a special occasion, a romantic dining experience, or for a family Sunday brunch.

The Bernards Inn has recently undergone a multi- million dollar renovation that is aimed at appealing to patrons of all generations. This is a transition away from being "stuffy" Old World formal, to having a more casual, contemporary, chic vibe.

The Bernards Inn offers four areas for dining, each with a different vibe and menu; The 80 seat Great Room, the most elegant, serves a "high end" progressive, fine dining, American fare menu. The Conservatory room, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, also serves a high end menu in a more relaxed setting . The Library Piano Bar features live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings and serves a less elevated, more casual, menu. During the warmer summer months, dine outdoors on the Terrace and enjoy the cool breezes and evening stars.

As part of this renovation and new image, the kitchen is now under the direction of Executive Chef of Todd Mark Miller, who arrived in September, 2017. Chef Miller comes with 20 years of experience, including running the kitchens at Barclay Prime, Philadelphia, and at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse at Mohegan Sun, Connecticut

Chef Millers style of cooking features a lighter fare using high quality ingredients, with a commitment to using seasonal fresh farm to table ingredients

While Bernards Inn is known as a venue for weddings, and corporate events, the quality of the food in the public dining rooms is a level above the typical banquet room venues.

In the cooler months, snuggle up to the cozy fireplace with a cocktail before dinner.

The Bernards Inn is open seven days/week for dinner, six days/week for breakfast and their a la carte brunch on Sunday. Lunch is served five days/week, Monday-Friday.

They are also open for the winter holidays on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

(updated: February, 2020)

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