The pleasure of the finest dining
When we saw 815 Main Street, we were thrilled with its location – directly and symbolically across from The Barnum Museum: a place of childhood memory and wonder.
The interior seemed cavernous, with quite unattractive overhanging air-conditioning vents and remnants of what had previously been offices. There was a concern for acoustics – the need to create a sense of quiet and intimacy for spirited conversations and whispered romantic trysts. But the potential was evident: the challenge of the blank canvas.
From the outset, we were committed to maintaining the architectural integrity of the space: sweeping and open. Patio dining would occur in a garden – a central theme reiterated within. We wanted the interior to reflect a sense of the surreal – like walking through a wonderful dream. Against this backdrop, the kitchen boasts state-of-the-art equipment and computerized communication systems in service to fresh, sumptuous, traditional but creative, cuisine.
Our objective: an ambience of warmth and civility to accompany the pleasure of the finest dining possible in an accessible, family-friendly, yet affordable restaurant in our own downtown Bridgeport.
Even though Ralph 'n' Rich’s is in gorgeous, roomy, new digs across the street from the Barnum Museum, this Italian restaurant remains an oasis in the desert, culinary speaking, in Downtown Bridgeport Connecticut, Ralph is still the master in the kitchen, producing top-notch food as always, and Rich presides over the front of the house with Elan, reasonable prices are icing on the cake.