one of the best restaurants
one of the best restaurants that i have been too in a while.. food was fantastic service was amazing it was my wife birthday and we had a blast
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely delicious filet!
Absolutely delicious filet! My friend ordered the aged New York Strip and it was perfect. This was my first dining experience at Ballantine and I would absolutely go back. Lee was a very pleasant and attentive server.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Casual with great food and drinks
Ballantine's was recommended by a fellow employee. I was looking for a palce to take a customer that wanted a casual atmosphere. It was a great call. The food was good, the beer selection tremendous and the service was equally great. It is not near my home but I will be taking my wife to experience this great neighborhood location.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure to dine
Always a pleasure to dine at Ballantine's. The staff is friendly. The food is excellent quality with consistent preparation. Highly recommend.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
pizza are amazing
i only give a total of 4 stars on this one due to the recent menu change they did, while some things most likely the less selling items were removed some names were changed and other items removed completely oh also they've added a 40 dollar steak , they've stayed with all the pizza's and most of the apps they did have but other items were taken off a few which my wife liked. thats a personal thing i guess. overall the food and the service were very good and I will be returning but one note, valet parking was free at one point then went to 5 dollars ?, also for this level of pricing it should be free for dinners at this place all the time dtw is a headache to park in on a friday or saturday night
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Invited my long term girlfriends to dinner and drinks. Requested larger table in the back by the fireplace. It was a cold night, so the FP was awesome! Was seated immediately and service was great. My scallops were really good, and everyone liked what the had ordered. Thanks!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
FABULOUS food !
The food and the atmosphere were absolutely the best. Our server was always checking on our drinks. The appetizers were startling, they were so good. And the steaks were possibly the best that I have had anywhere in Lake County.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Dinner
Liked your "Mothers eat free" promotion and it is close to our home. The filets that we ordered were outstanding--the best we've had in a long time. We brought some home along with the asparagus and had it for dinner last night--still great. Glad we were able to try it out. A little pricey for everyday dinners, but with the promo we felt it was great.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
great service by waiter named
great service by waiter named James - menu that was unique without being hard to understand.
friendly - and the reservation was honored on time - all of which made this a place to return to even though tables were close.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed our dinner! We had a party of seven. Loved our table location and the service was great. The food was really good. Everyone loved everything. I was a little bummed they didnt have the veal chop that night which was what I really wanted but I had the shrimp and grits which was awesome. We look forward to going back and will recommend it to family and friends!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good meal and drinks
Went to celebrate my wife's birthday - food was excellent, good wine list, and the weather was nice enough for them to open the front windows overlooking the street. As always there was a good variety in food and beverage. Nightly specials are good deals.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back
We have lived in the Downtown Willoughby area for a while and for one reason or another, we have not dined at Ballantine. I am sorry it took us so long. Our server was great and attentive along with all the wait staff. The food was great and the prime steak I ordered was probably one of the best I have had. If you are thinking of going to Downtown Willoughby for dinner or just want a great steak, you have to try Ballantine.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Street wise -
I have always enjoyed the panache of Balantines. I like that it is a local restaurant, and part of a eclectic community. While we were dining, in one of the 'windows open to the street' tables, a young father walked by with his triplet sons in a stroller and stopped to let the diners ooh and ah. You can people watch, dog watch, feel the bass from passing cars and enjoy really good food. What's not to like?
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Friday night date night was excellent thanks to our great meal at Ballantines. This was not our first visit but was by far the best meal we have had there as we both really enjoyed their Prime Sirloin special - it was excellent. Downtown Willoughby is always fun and last night was no exception.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here several times as we live close. Great beer selection, good food. Mostly attentive service. Belgian fries and aioli are great. Husband had crispy wings which he loved. My fish sandwich was fine, but nothing special. Have had the pork tacos before, they were very good.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoy Ballantines - great beer offerings, delicious menu, and great specials. We visit monthly and always are pleased.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Treat!
My wife and I just moved to Willoughby and had not gone out since our daughter was born, 3 months ago. We needed this! The server, Martina, was professional yet friendly. The ambience is that of a neighborhood pub but it looks clean. The beer selection was top notch and my wife's cocktail was perfect, not too bitter or strong. They know what they are doing here. We had truffle popcorn appetizer, salads and burgers. The popcorn was heavenly. My wife says she can judge a restaurant by the quality of the salads and hers was fresh and delicious. The burgers, well, I used to live in an area concentrated with upscale burger eateries and chop houses. These were all that and more for a fraction of the price. Great spot in a great location.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls' night out
I've never been disappointed with an evening out at Ballantine. We chose it for "girls' night out" and had a great time. The menu has something for everyone, the portions are generous and well prepared. It was not very busy for a Saturday night (but the weather was bad) so the noise level was down. In addition to some good wines, they also have a great beer list.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM