Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Bernards Inn, Bernardsville, NJ
Bernards Inn
27 Mine Brook Road
Bernardsville, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American

Price:  Very Expensive

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

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service: 3 1/2 Stars

Decor: 3 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

One of Northern New Jersey's Top Restaurants

Exceptional seasonal menu

The service is professional --- knowledgeable and well trained.

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Upscale Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy exceptional American food with all the old world 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, Animal Ranch Pork Chop; Herb Crusted Rack Of Lamb; Wild Alaskan Salmon

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 is an exceptional restaurant and one of the best old word style restaurants in New Jersey.

It's the place to go for that special occasion, a romantic dining experience, or for a family Sunday brunch. Be forewarned though, you will experience exceptionally high prices that are a reflection of the exceptional quality of the restaurant.

The restaurant is located in a twenty room Inn, with the ambiance of a small European luxury hotel. It's "old world dining at its best".

The inn will charm you with dark wood beams and trimming, mirrors, oil paintings. comfortable sofas, flowers, a fireplace, drapery, and soft lighting that set the tone for a an exceptional romantic evening.

With two dining rooms and a bar, the bar is an attractive place for conversation and relaxation, with a pianist and a menu for simpler dishes.

During the warmer summer months, dine outdoors on the Terrace and enjoy the cool breezes and evening stars.

The kitchen is under the direction of Executive Chef Corey W. Heyer, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Chef Heyer came to the Inn in 2004 after honing his skills at three of New Jerseys famed restaurants, Restaurant Nicholas, The Fromagerie and The Frog and The Peach, as well as one of NYC's top restaurants, Restaurant Daniel.

The elegance carries on to the food where top quality ingredients are used in the preparation of the creative new American dishes. The menu is committed to using fresh farm to table ingredients, most of which are sourced from Red Barns Farm of Far Hills, The seasonal vegetables and herbs are picked fresh daily throughout the spring, summer and fall.

The service is provided by the tuxedo-clad staff that lends an air of sophistication while being very professional and attentive.

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 an 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: March, 2018)

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