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20 Favorite Summer Meals in Ridgefield: 2021 Edition

Ridgefield is known for its delicious restaurants and impressive variety of cuisine. From our favorite brunch spots, to savory appetizers, fresh and organic entrees, and mouth watering desserts… this summer, try the best of the best when it comes to special summer meals! And be sure to share your favorite meals with us at @inridgefield. Bon appetit!

 

Appetizers from Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant
Sit back and enjoy a series of fresh and savory appetizers and their happy hour from 3-5pm daily! Visit Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant at 426 Main Street, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Taco Tuesday at Southwest Cafe
Enjoy classic Mexican cuisine by Northern New Mexico native and owner, Barbara Nevins. Get your tacos on Tuesdays, or any day, at Southwest Cafe located at 109 Danbury Road, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Brunch at Tequila Escape
Enjoy a weekend brunch menu, including grass-fed skirt steak with huevos rancheros along with mimosas and a fun atmosphere at Tequila Escape, located at 439 Main Street, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A Savory Entree at Barn Door
Barn Door‘s bold dishes start with fresh ingredients, and this summer’s menu is no exception. Stop in for a variety of an extensive raw bar, a variety of salads, pastas, pizzas and entrees like wood-grilled kebab and more. Barn Door is located at 37 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A Light, Summery Vegan Meal at The Hideaway
Enjoy this Vegan Vegetable Risotto with arborio rice, yellow squash zucchini, carrots, red onions, peas, and avocado from The Hideaway. For their full menu of delicious entrees for every taste, visit them at 30 Grove Street, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Pesto Grilled Chicken Sandwich at The Lantern
The Lantern Bar & Gastropub offers a romantic and cozy atmosphere and American-style entrees by Head Chef Giuseppe Castellano. Try their menu at a dinner for two at 378 Main Street, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Traditional New York Style Wood Fired Pizza
This summer, indulge in a classic pizza night or try their iconic Fig and Prosciutto Pizza at 850 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant at 424R Main Street, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Contemporary Italian at Gallo Restaurant
Indulge in a delicious Italian meal, like this recent Burrata with Roasted Red Peppers and Fig Vincotto Glaze special at Gallo. Get the full experience by dining in or al fresco at 5 Grove St, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Romantic Summer Dinner for Two at Bernard’s
Chef Bernard changes the menu daily to reflect the finest local ingredients, with produce that comes fresh from the property’s vegetable gardens. Visit Bernard and Sarah’s Wine Bar at 20 West Lane, Ridgefield, for live music and a great meal this summer!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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French Cusine at Luc’s Cafe
Add a little variety to your summer with a white wine and herbs steamed mussels served with french fries. Luc’s Cafe offers authentic French bistro classics, visit this town gem at 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Blackened Salmon BLT from Bailey’s Backyard
This American farm-to-table restaurant offers a robust menu filled with entrees made of fresh ingredients and lots of flavor. Enjoy appetizers, starters, sandwiches, and full entrees at Bailey’s Backyard located at 23 Bailey Ave, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Nigiri Tasting Plate at TerraSole
TerraSole is a classic Italian restaurant with a menu of locally grown organic produce, seafood, meats, and a crudo menu! Try their new Nigiri Tasting Plate, the perfect way to sample all these fresh bites at 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Barbeque Platters at Hoodoo Brown Barbeque
Calling all meat lovers! Hoodoo Brown Barbeque was voted “Best Barbecue” by Connecticut Magazine in 2021 and their platters speak for themselves. Get a taste at 967 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Exotic Italian from Posa
Try something new and exciting at Posa Ristorante & Vineria, like this octopus entree with saffron purée di patate, braised red radicchio and radish. Suprise your taste buds with these summer specials at 90 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Japanese Night at Mannen
Enjoy hibatchi, sushi or sashimi, or a robust chinese menu this award winning Chinese & Japanese restaurant. Mannen opened in 2002 as the first sushi restaurant in Ridgefield and continues to serve their fresh and authentic chinese and japanese cuisine at 15 Danbury Road, Ridgefield.

Picnic in the Park
Enjoy a beautiful summer day at Ridgefield’s Ballard Park and pick up a gourmet cheese platter from 109 Cheese and Wine, where you can also find freshly made sandwiches and breads, local jams and honey, gourmet chocolates, and much more. Visit their store at 109 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield and get a taste!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gourmet Hot Dogs at Chef Lenard’s Sidewalk Cafe
Enjoy a casual meal on the go at Chef Lenard’s! Order a gourmet hotdog with Louisiana relish, chili, horseradish, or more and enjoy the complete Main Street experience. Chef Lenard’s is mobile, but often located at 440 Main Street, Ridgefield.

 

Smoothies, Acai Bowls, and Waffles at Sobol
Enjoy a light and refreshing breakfast, lunch, or healthy dessert at Sobol! All offerings are completely customizable to bring all your superfood favorites together. Visit them at 90 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Brownie Sundae at Red Rooster Pub
Dessert for two? Enjoy this chocolatey brownie sundae after dinner with your sweetie at Red Rooster Pub, a CT Magazine Winner, located at 43 Danbury Road, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ice Cream from Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe
A delicious ice cream cone is a must in the summer! Enjoy all the different flavors and toppings at one of Ridgefield’s most beloved gems, Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe, located at 381 Main St, Ridgefield.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Do you have a favorite summer meal in Ridgefield?
Let us know by tagging us at @inridgefield!

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