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Amazing Outdoor Restaurants to Enjoy this Summer in Ridgefield

Summer is in full swing and that means it’s the perfect time to enjoy a fabulous meal al fresco! With a wide variety of amazing restaurants and outdoor dining opportunities all around Ridgefield, we invite you to enjoy your favorite meal or get a taste of an exciting new dish while soaking up the summer sun or chill under the stars. Check out our favorite outdoor dining spots in Ridgefield:

Bailey’s Backyard
 

Bailey’s Backyard

Head over to downtown Ridgefield to enjoy a fabulous brunch, lunch, or dinner at Bailey’s Backyard. Known for their new American cuisine, they focus on creating dishes with local ingredients for an authentic farm-to-table dining experience. Enjoy their charming ambiance and amazing menu options.

Tequila Escape

Tequila Escape is known for its unique Latin, Mexican, South American Fusion dining and cocktail experience. Their creative menu offers locally-sourced, organic, wild-caught, and grass-fed foods along with a meticulously crafted drink menu. Enjoy their outdoor patio as you get a taste of their refreshing flavors.  
Tequila Escape
Odeen’s BBQ

Odeen’s BBQ

Odeen’s is a favorite spot in Ridgefield during the summer season with spectacular views overlooking Ridgefield Golf Course. Their fun and innovative menu includes BBQ platters, a variety of handhelds, smoked wings, classic sides, and more. Enjoy a full bar with spectacular sunset views this summer.

Southwest Cafe

The fabulous selection at Southwest Cafe reflects the love of authentic local cuisine of Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a colorful ambiance and an outstanding menu of classic Mexican appetizers, freshly-made entrees, and classic drink options, Southwest Cafe is the perfect spot for a “little hole in the wall” experience and dining al fresco on a laid back summer day.
Southwest Cafe
The Benjamin

The Benjamin

As one of the newest restaurants in town, The Benjamin is described as “a uniquely American, French-inspired restaurant and bar.” Their global-inspired menu offers a wide variety of flavors, fabulous entrees, inventive cocktails, and delicious dessert options. Enjoy live music while dining in their beautiful gardens this summer.

850 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza

This beloved family-owned restaurant is best known for its three styles of pizza: Traditional NY Style, Wood Fired, and Ultra Thin pies. Each pie at 850 Degrees is handmade with the best ingredients of your choosing. Enjoy a classic summer evening on their patio with a pizza, glass of wine, one of their 14 beers on tap, and live music!

850 Degrees
TerraSole

TerraSole Ristorante

TerraSole features diverse and eclectic offerings with a variety of classic Italian dishes, fresh crudo, woodfire steaks, artisanal pizza, and more. Established in 2009, this farmhouse-chic restaurant is created on the foundation of authentic Italian cuisine and offers an impressive selection of wines and signature cocktails to be enjoyed on their inviting outdoor patio.

Nod Hill Brewery

Nod Hill Brewery offers the ultimate experience for beer and ale lovers. Inspired by the legacy of traditional brewing techniques, you will find a selection of hop-forward American Ales, Old World English, German & Belgian styles, and Oak-Aged Beers at their modern taproom and outdoor Biergarten. And while you’re there, you can enjoy their rotating food trucks and live entertainment all summer long!
Nod Hill Brewery
Tablao

Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant

Tablao offers an authentic taste of Spain, featuring a fabulous tapas menu, global wine list, and live music, ideal for date night. Treat yourself to an exciting cocktail on their outdoor patio and experience a variety of flavors with over 30 tapas to choose from as well as traditional Spanish dishes. This is the perfect spot for exotic cuisine and an extraordinary summer evening.

Prime Burger

Every visit to Prime Burger is a mouthwatering adventure! Prime Burger offers a flavorful menu of the finest burgers, shakes, and fries around town. Enjoy their high-quality freshly ground burgers and customizable toppings as you watch the world go by from their outdoor patio in the heart of Ridgefield on Main Street.

Prime Burger
Ross Bread

Ross Artisanal Bakery & Cafe

Beloved for its organic baked goods, artisanal coffee, and vegan and gluten-free food options, Ross is the perfect spot for a quick yet memorable bite. Find a new favorite from their selection of pastries, delicious breakfast items, homemade sandwiches, hand-chopped organic salads, and more. Enjoy a bite and an organic coffee or iced tea at their tranquil outdoor seating area at the Marketplace.

À Table

For a gourmet takeout experience, make sure to pop into À Table for a selection of delicious freshly prepared foods and desserts, and enjoy a casual lunch at the outdoor tables at The Marketplace. Try a freshly made Rotisserie Porchetta Panini, Shrimp & Scallop Skewers, or Goat Cheese and Wild Mushroom Quiche. And their Blueberry Cobbler is a must-try. Bon Appétit!

À Table
Bareburger

Bareburger

Bareburger is the spot for big flavor and big fun! They take pride in their deliciously crafted menu of gourmet burgers, made of the highest-quality, sustainable ingredients – from primo organic grass-fed beef burgers to plant-based veggie patties and the freshest organic produce. Enjoy a gourmet burger, chicken sandwich, vegan sandwich, or salad at their outdoor tables, and beat the heat with an organic refresher or classic milkshake!

Wooster Hollow Cafe

Wooster Hollow is a Ridgefield favorite for breakfast, lunch, and brunch! Their menu offers fantastic recipes and fresh ingredients from local sources, including amazing breakfast omelettes, flavorful waffles, chopped salads, savory wraps, and more. Take a seat at their shaded outdoor patio for a casual dining experience!

Wooster Hollow Cafe
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Dimitri’s Diner

Dimitri’s Diner

Dimitri’s Diner is a family-friendly spot in downtown Ridgefield with a diverse menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take part in a casual diner experience with an assortment of American, Greek, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Tex-Mex and Mediterranean food specialties. There’s something for everyone! Enjoy your meal on their outdoor patio on a sunny summer day.

Save room for dessert!

Summer calls for a little something sweet. So after you’ve finished your outdoor dining experience, be sure to treat yourself to a cup or cone (or over-the-top sundae) at Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe with its new spacious patio overlooking Main Street, or get a taste of your favorite flavors at Gofer Ice Cream.

Deborah Ann’s
Gofer Ice Cream

Enjoy a coffee break

While in town, don’t miss out on visiting Ridgefield’s amazing cafes. Queen B Coffee Company offers a variety of hot and iced coffees, lattes, organic teas, and a full menu of baked goods, sandwiches, and wraps. Over at Tazza Cafe, you’ll find a selection of gourmet coffees and a variety of wraps, paninis, açaí bowls, and more.

Queen B Coffee
Tazza Cafe

For more dining experiences in Ridgefield, view our Restaurant Directory!




  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.  
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