The Spirit of Somerset Award for Cultural and Heritage
“It is a great honor to be distinguished as a “Spirit of Somerset” Award Winner for Cultural and Heritage Preservation, and we are excited that The Bernards Inn is being recognized for its longtime contributions to the community,” said Harold Imperatore, proprietor of the Bernards Inn that began welcoming guests in 1907.
AAA FOUR DIAMOND AWARD
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.
WINE SPECTATOR BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
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.
www.OpenTable.com, 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.
Forbes Travel Guide
Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. “Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.
World of Fine Wine
The Bernards Inn has earned the top-tier, three star rating and joins such esteemed restaurants as Eleven Madison Park and Per Se in New York City, Noma in Copenhagen and The Ledbury in London. The international panel of judges from the World of Fine Wine judged over 4,000 restaurants globally and only 300 received the top rating.