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Ballantine

Our goal is to present you with an experience unlike any other restaurant or bar in Cleveland. We'll strive to bring you the highest quality ingredients, the greatest beers available to the market, & great service that you can come to expect every single visit.



Whether you're looking to sit down and enjoy a great meal or just a few drinks with friends and family, Ballantine is the place you've been looking for. We'll make your time with us worth every minute.



We represent New American cuisine and American & Belgian craft beer brought to you in a non-traditional surrounding. We are not just a restaurant or simply a bar with food, we are a fusion of a steakhouse, stone-oven pizza place, beer bar, & eccentric cocktail lounge.
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170 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(170 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 170 reviews
5 stars
(65)
4 stars
(68)
3 stars
(25)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(63)
  • fit for foodies(57)
  • vibrant bar scene(46)
  • good for groups(44)
  • hot spot(38)
  • special occasion(26)
Ballantine Reviews List
Review 1 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Loved the food, great service!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The server was really sweet, the host was very on top of things, the sushi was wonderful and the menu items were very different and we really enjoyed them! The arugula salad was very tasty!! Glad to find Ballantine! And can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

First visit to Ballentine was memorable

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had heard good things about Ballentine and were anxious to check it out. We booked on Open Table and did not know that the evening we selected there would be a fundraiser with 1000 people going bar to bar in Willoughby. It was so loud it there it was deafening. We had to scream at each other and could only speak to the person directly in front of us. The food was outstanding, but we had a miserable time and left quickly once we were finished eating. The plan was to have a leisurely meal to celebrate my birthday, which we did not do."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2009
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Review 4 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always a great meal and service the best! Great wait staff no matter who we get - best sushi in town!"
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
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Review 5 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/22/2016
 2009
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Review 6 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great service!

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My husband and I wanted a place to bring the kids that had a good menu and could allow us to enjoy the beautiful weather. We have a 3 and 1year old. The staff was great with the kids, they washed off the high chairs, gave them things to do and had a great kids menu! We were able to enjoy the weather with their garage door style Windows, had good food and were even able to enjoy a beer with the kids!"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/15/2016
 2014
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Review 8 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/12/2014
 2010
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2010
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Review 9 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/21/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2014
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Review 10 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/18/2016
 2013
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Review 12 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2012
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Review 13 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 14 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 15 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Much Improved

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We hadn't been to Ballentine's in almost a year, so we decided to give it a try. Our waitress had mentioned that it had been going through a bit of an identity crisis in trying to decide to be a steakhouse or asian fusion, etc. I had a three-bone rib appetizer that was served on pork-belly rice. It was really enough for an entree, and it was delicious. My girlfriend had a sushi roll, but she was unimpressed. We both had a steak for dinner. I had the bone-in ribeye with garlic mashed, served oscar style. I really enjoyed it, but had no room for it all (should have boxed the appetizer after 1 bone).
The wine list is limited, but we were able to find a nice cab. They are also able to cork the bottle, if you can't finish. It can be a bit boisterous, so you may need to raise your voice and strain an ear to have a conversation. Our server was polite, upbeat and minimally intrusive."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot
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Review 16 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

I expected more

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Dined on 2/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Met two friends on a Friday night. Lobster nachos, were not nachos, more like Asian chips with rice and cold shreds of lobster drizzled with extremely peppery sauce. Wedge salad was boring, lettuce was getting old, barely any toppings and the wimpiest drizzle of dressing. Pizza was ok, wine was ok. One friend hated her pad Thai, other friend said sushi was average. Needless to say, none of us will be back for anything other than a drink."
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2015
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Review 17 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/22/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2013
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Review 18 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
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Review 19 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Atmosphere and Great Food!

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My steak (and my girlfriends) was cooked to perfection and the atmosphere was perfect for my Valentine's Day dinner."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, vibrant bar scene
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Review 20 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 21 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was good, although they apparently did not have our OpenTable reservations, despite us having a confirmation. They were able to seat us though after a bit."
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2011
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Review 22 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 23 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/06/2016
 2009
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Review 24 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
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Review 26 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great good and service

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had an impromptu date night and lucked out with a quick reservation 30 minutes after we were heading out the door. I had steak, my husband had sushi - both of what they are known for. Our server was courteous, made a point to not crowd us as he could tell we were on a date (no kids!!) and was knowledgeable about the menu and any questions we had"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The sushi was great and the wine list offered a nice variety."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
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Review 28 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
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Review 29 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
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Review 30 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/19/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/19/2015
 2012
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Review 31 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
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Review 32 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food and drinks but a bit of identity crisis

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Ballantine is a favorite spot for us every few months. My husband and I even went here to celebrate after we picked up my engagement ring a few years ago. The menu changes often enough to keep it interesting, but not so often that you can't find the staples you love.
On this visit, we had a great server who made it clear we should take our time looking over the beer and cocktail list and feel no rush to order. Once we made our drink selection, we ordered the ahi tuna nachos, served on a bed of guacamole and sticky rice with wonton chips. They could not have been better! We almost ordered a second serving, they were so good!
Our entrees were pretty good overall, but a few changes would have made them even better - the shamen ramen noodle bowl was a great portion of tender meat and noodles, but on this particular occasion, the sauce was extremely salty. Likewise, my husband's goat cheese flatbread had great flavor, but the toppings only covered the inner third of the stone flat, leaving a LOT of bread with no topping at all.
The only thing that really didn't make sense at Ballantine this time was the presence of two barmaids with very large chests spilling from extremely tiny tank tops. I understand that this is a very popular bar, but it's popular because of its interesting selection of beers, wines, and cocktails and its interesting menu options - they don't need such a gratuitous display here. Quite honestly, the choice seems very out of place and beneath the quality of the rest of the restaurant, diminishing its caliber overall."
Dined on 1/23/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

delicious food, neighborhood gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"service was just okay this time, usually it is very good"
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
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Review 34 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2012
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Review 35 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
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Review 36 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
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Review 38 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Sushi was very good, fresh. Sat at the sushi bar to watch food prep. Friendly chefs and wait staff. Good selection of draft beers"
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2014
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Review 39 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
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Review 40 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/16/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/16/2015
 2007
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Review 41 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2012
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Review 42 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Yummy food. Great Service. Made last minute reser.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 12/26/2015
 2008
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Review 44 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/19/2015
 2005
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Review 45 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Menu sounds better than actual food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Downtown Willoughby. This is a restaurant/bar that has many food options from apps to burgers to sushi to pizzas to full blown entrees. Mass appeal rules. I found the menu to be creative, but when the food arrived, it wasn't as exciting as it was hyped to be. The place has various nooks-bar is in the center, window booths allow patrons to enjoy the view of Main Street, and there is also a back area which looks to be a more intimate space. Wine selection adequate, extensive beer and cocktail list. Prices are on the high side for what you get. For example , a 'rocks pour' of bourbon was $11 ($2 more than a straight pour). Overall, service was deferential and unassuming. We were able to chat without yelling cross table and enjoyed the diversity of menu choices. When in Willoughby, this place fits the bill for wide appeal in group settings. If you want something specific, like a burger or sushi, there are better options, but this place does the trick for catering to a wide taste range."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 46 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 47 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2011
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Review 48 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2010
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Review 49 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2010
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Review 50 for Ballantine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great variety!"
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2014
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