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The Bernards Inn, The Station, and Bella’s Burger Shack Welcome Dogs and Their Owners all Summer Long

BERNARDSVILLE and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 19, 2014--Hampshire Destination Properties announced today that its trio of local restaurants in Bernardsville and Basking Ridge, NJ, will welcome dogs for outdoor dining all summer long. The Bernards Inn and The Station in Bernardsville, along with Bella’s Burger Shack in Basking Ridge, will participate.


The Bernards Inn is once again recognized as a top performing boutique hotel as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel website.  

BERNARDSVILLE, N.J., June, 2014—Harold Imperatore, Proprietor of the Bernards Inn, today announced that the luxury boutique hotel has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the second consecutive year. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the international website.


BERNARDSVILLE, N.J., April 11 2014—The Bernards Inn announces guest chef dinners that will have two celebrated New Jersey chefs exchanging kitchens and their culinary teams for unique dining experiences at their esteemed restaurants. Chef Corey Heyer will relinquish his kitchen at the award-winning Bernards Inn in Bernardsville to Ryan DePersio of Fascino on April 22 while Depersio hands over the reins at Fascino in Montclair to Heyer on April 23.


The Bernards Inn Earns Four Diamond Award From AAA And Is Only Hospitality Property In NJ To Receive The Prestigious Rating For Both Dining And Accommodations

The Bernards Inn, a luxury boutique hotel located in the quaint hamlet of Bernardsville, is the only restaurant and hotel in New Jersey to receive AAA’s Four Diamond Award. It is the 18th consecutive year that The Bernards Inn has earned the prestigious rating.


BERNARDSVILLE, N.J., March 25, 2014— Spring is here and The Bernards Inn, the only AAA four-star rated boutique hotel and restaurant in New Jersey, is celebrating with new luxe getaways that combine world-class dining, fine design, romance and more—all close to home for those in the New York metro area.


Bernardsville, N.J., January 28, 2014—Romance is on the menu this Valentine’s Day with a special prix-fixe menu on Friday, February 14 at The Bernards Inn.


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The Bernards Inn Named 2013 Gold Plate Award Winner By The New Jersey Restaurant Association

The Bernards Inn has been honored with the Gold Plate Award from the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA). The Gold Plate award recognizes excellence and longevity in the restaurant industry, as well as positive community involvement. Proprietor Harold Imperatore and General Manager Diane Carr accepted the award at the NJRA’s recent Annual Awards Gala at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, New Jersey.


Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Holiday Shopping Boutique and New Year’s Eve Celebrations Highlight Offerings at the Century-old Restaurant and Inn

BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. October 16, 2013—Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at The Bernards Inn, a four-star, four-diamond restaurant and hotel located in the heart of downtown Bernardsville. A bountiful Thanksgiving feast will set the Holidays in motion, followed by magnificent dining options throughout the New Year. “Celebrating the Holidays at The Bernards Inn has become an annual tradition for families who appreciate fine dining in a warm and inviting atmosphere,” said Proprietor Harold Imperatore. “We welcome many of the same couples and families year after year and we enjoy making sure their celebrations are truly special.”


May 31, 2013

People and their Four-Legged Companions are Invited to Whine and Dine on the Terrace Every Monday all Summer Long.


JANUARY 15, 2013

Whether you’re planning the perfect proposal or rekindling a romance, The Bernards Inn restaurant and boutique hotel is the ultimate destination for lovers this Valentine’s Day--and all winter long.



Wine and food lovers will delight in a spectacular, five-course Wine Dinner featuring the celebrated wines of Vincent Girardin. Unfined and unfiltered, Girardin wines are renowned for expressing the terroir of Burgundy. Each vintage has been specially selected to complement the seasonal dishes prepared by Chef Corey Heyer. 
Reservations are $120 per guest plus tax and gratuity.


JULY 17, 2012

Chef Corey Heyer of the historic Bernards Inn combines the best of Jersey Shore’s celebrated seafood with the freshest local produce for a 5-course “Garden State Bounty Dinner”