A Delicious Itinerary: Ridgefield is a Foodie Destination

The seasons may change but Ridgefield’s reputation as a culinary destination does not! Creative chefs at our local restaurants create menus that focus on local and seasonal flavors or take you abroad for an evening. And mixologists behind sophisticated bars delight in crafting thirst-quenching cocktails sure to add flair to any evening. Come along with us as we explore a delicious itinerary in Ridgefield fit for the ultimate foodie!

Dining Favorites

From classic American to international flair and casual to upscale, the dining possibilities in Ridgefield provide flavors for every palate and an atmosphere for every intention.

The Benjamin

The true foodie with an air for sophistication will love the locales that boast upscale American menus – with a twist. Though The Benjamin may be the newest kid on the block, its owners and chef certainly are not, and boy, do they know how to wow!

Bailey's Backyard

Indulge in familiar American dishes that, with their French flair, won’t seem so ordinary anymore. Bailey’s Backyard has maintained its status as a Ridgefield staple for years, focusing on local ingredients, fresh flavor, and a celebration of each season’s bounty.

Odeens BBQ Restaurant at Ridgefield Golf Course

Sometimes your cravings don’t lead you far, and classic American does the trick. Head up to Odeen’s BBQ overlooking the Ridgefield Golf Course for finger-licking Southern barbecue that will make you wonder if you actually drove north to get there.

Prime Burger

In the mood for a burger? Bareburger offers a wide variety of preparations including gluten-free and options for the health conscious. When a classic patty is calling your name go to Prime Burger – and get a milkshake, too!


For those seeking a more international experience, you’ll find a culinary escape at TerraSole. Enjoy upleveled Italian favorites presented with elegance and impeccable flavor, or try their beautiful sushi dishes. Whether you sit in their sleek dining room or outside on their large patio, you’ll be whisked away to a more Mediterranean destination!

850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant

If you’re looking for a freshly fired pizza and traditional Italian American fare, look no further than 850 Wood Fired Restaurant. While the weather is still warm, enjoy their patio tucked behind Main Street – and feel free to bring the pooch!

Tablao Ridgefield

Latin food lovers, rest easy knowing you’ll be charmed by both Tablao and Tequila Escape. Celebrate present company and friendships shared at Tablao with traditional and unique Spanish tapas (or just enjoy a delicious entrée you can call your own!). Their interesting menu might find you ordering a second cocktail before you’ve made up your mind.

Tequila Escape

They also have a variety of seafood, as does Tequila Escape, though at the latter you’ll savor a Mexican twist. Gourmet variations of iconic dishes like tacos are accompanied by classics like paella and steak frites. You’ll find something for every palate at each spot.

Cocktails, Mocktails, & More

 Just when you thought you’d have trouble choosing something from the dinner menu, the drink menu got to you first. Of course, no one said you can’t just go out for drinks and you might want to, given the fabulous selection of wines and interesting cocktails around town.


The wine lists at The Benjamin, Bailey’s Backyard and Tablao prove there is a vino to pair with every course, and you’ll love the creative cocktails with a seasonal focus at The Benjamin and Bailey’s.

Tequila Escape

Look no further than Tequila Escape for cocktails with flair (if not spice) and be sure to take a second look at their margaritas, in particular. TerraSole also loves a change in season, and you will find a selection of unusual and unsurprisingly delicious martinis, plus a selection of sake to go with their fabulous sushi!


Nod Hill Brewery

Never fear beer aficionados, Ridgefield hasn’t forgotten you! Nod Hill Brewery’s lively yet chill vibe will provide you the night you’re looking for. With an ever rotating selection of unique, seasonal microbrews on tap, accompanied by live music and food trucks, the night will remain young as you wish.

For Le Gourmet 

The busy foodie will appreciate being able to pick up gourmet dishes to bring home. Visit the newly opened À Table in the Marketplace at Copps Hill for favorites from the Bernard’s duo that are ready to take home. They’re still catering too, so if a larger gathering is on your calendar, let them help you create the most delicious get-together yet!

If you love lunching and brunching, grab a table at Ross Bread and enjoy a slice of quiche, a sandwich, or soup. Or pick up other fine prepared foods and a treat to take home, including gourmet cupcakes with delicious layers of banana, pineapple, and garnished with pecans.

A Table
Ross Bread

Indulge Yourself

 There is nothing that says a late summer (or early fall) morning like a sun-drenched cup of coffee and a special treat. Take a stroll down Main Street and relax at one of the tables outside Botanika Café. You’ll find nothing but an organic, gluten-free menu including breakfast and lunch items plus baked goods and coffee.

Over at the Marketplace at Copps Hill, pop into Ross Bread for freshly baked bread and handmade pastries you’ll want with a cup of coffee on the first crisp morning. When a party or special occasion is in the works, call Stacey’s Totally Baked for artistic cakes and creative cupcake and cookie kits. You’ll love seeing what work of edible art she comes up with!

Botanika Cafe
Stacey’s Totally Baked

We hope you’ll enjoy this delicious itinerary #inRidgefield. And Ridgefield’s popular Restaurant Week is coming back in February 2024 so stay tuned for details – your tastebuds will thank you!

Ridgefield ChamberThank you to our partner, the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, for supporting the Ridgefield community! To learn more about the Chamber, their Restaurant Association, and the benefits of membership, visit their website.