These establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.




Our second-tier award, created to give special recognition to restaurants that clearly exceed the requirements of the Award of Excellence. These lists display either vintage depth, with vertical offerings of several top producers from major regions, or excellent breadth spread over several winegrowing regions. These wine lists typically offer 400 or more selections, along with superior presentation.



Distinguished Restaurants of North America is a non-profit organization that, by recognizing excellence, seeks to promote fine dining throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The organization was founded in 1990 with a mission to serve as the authority for recognizing and promoting excellence in dining. The DiRōNA Quality Assurance Program is the only independent and anonymous restaurant inspection program that operates across North America. An extensive criteria and impartial inspection is used to evaluate of all aspects of a distinguished dining experience. A restaurant eligible to display DiRōNA certification is presenting the highest distinction to be achieved in the distinguished dining and hospitality communities.



OPEN TABLE, the world’s most popular website for making restaurant reservations online, recently announced the results of its Diners’ Choice survey and The Bernards Inn was voted as one of the top ten best overall restaurants in the New York area! We also made the top ten lists for best American food, most romantic dining, notable wine list and special occasion dining. We’re honored to be in such great company. Thanks to everyone who voted for us.