Ballantine

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$30 and under
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Steakhouse

Ballantine offers a diverse menu including pizza, burgers, and more with a great craft beer selection.
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kurt
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Didn't catch our server's name, but she was fantastic. Food was delicious, timely, and very affordable. The bar didn't have the exact bourbon I wanted, unfortunately, but they came back with something even better after letting me know. Great experience, will be back.

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vipNYMJ
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Our server was very good, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Burgers and fries delicious. My issue was that the tables were close together. We quickly ate and left.

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Banana
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were good and food was fresh and tastey. The server was really nice and fun.

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Gp4life
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Our first time and the food and drinks were exceu. The staff is very helpful and attentive. Great atmosphere.

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AnthonyE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They weren’t open, yet OPEN TABLE allowed a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great evening without kids and feeling like we were in our twenties again. Great food and cocktails, and excellent service!

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viplablue
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Downtown Willoughby spot with good food, good drinks and friendly staff!

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vipAugusta
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came with another couple on Saturday night. The menu had many good choices. We asked our waitress for some recommendations. She gave us good choices. Her name was Miranda and she was FANTASTIC!!! Lots of good energy !

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Too loud
Street festival
Everyone screaming at the bar

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Gkiss
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience2

It was a little more noiser than I would like for dinner but I found out they had margarita specials at the bar. Im guessing it was why it was so busy .

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vipjaneyvon
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice menu, delicious food, good wine, and fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Disappointed no special menu on Valentine Day. Ordered cheesecake and it was not good tasted like wax. The food was very good but would not recommend the cheesecake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthdays, great steak. The fried Oreos were bad. More like fried rocks! Service was excellent. The rest of the meal was great. Waitress was very nice and timely with everything. The bone-in-ribeye is always excellent but pricey.

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vipFrenchFan
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit. Equally impressed as the first time. Fantastic steaks. Our waitress was excellent. Ambience somewhat reminds me of Old Las Vegas which I love. Will be back!

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chris
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flatbread pizza was delicious. Have tried several different selections; all very tasty. Service is excellent and restrooms are clean and accommodating. Selection of beverages is one of the best around the area, not just downtown Willoughby.

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TerriW
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!!!!!!

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GriffW
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal...steaks,wine 1/2 off!!...we will be back for sure..waitress was wonderful as well (sorry we can't remember her name..might have been Jodi??)

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vipspanman
Cleveland
77 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Great wings great steak. Delicious

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vipReneeZ
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and had a wonderful News Years Eve there!

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vip1sttime
Minneapolis
75 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good - burger and Salmon. Little slow service at first. Waitress was very kind. We are from Indianapolis. We were visiting Grand River Wine region for weekend. Restaurant was a nice place to eat.

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vipspanman
Cleveland
77 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly service.

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vipJohnB
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was good. Service was okay. A little off but it was a holiday.

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vipthompke1
Cleveland
43 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow. Drinks took a long time each time we ordered. Fries were really good. My chopped iceberg salad was mediocre. Just needed more of everything. Queso was decent. Burger was pretty good.

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vipMattB
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual like a bar, but good food like a family-owned restaurant.

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CDRome
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty decent food, though a bit pricey for the overall experience. Our server was very friendly and personable.

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TimF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, Food was very good. Only downside is the seating is a little "weathered". They should consider replacing some of the cushions and springs.

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KARENH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated next to a very loud group- the hostess assured us they were leaving soon. It was 30 minutes before the finally departed. We can't complain too much as this is basically a bar. The wait staff was fast, efficient and attentive. The beef barley soup appetizer was good tasting but was room temp at best. Salad was good, fresh items, nicely presented. Three in the party had sandwiches-- all good. Good fries. Pizza was very good. Thin, crisp, baked to perfection. Good value. We will return.

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vipspanman
Cleveland
77 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to enjoy a meal everyday

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vipTina
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was fabulous. I haven’t been here in a while and it was still as good as I recalled! Will definitely go again

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was even better, and it was our 1st time there and we will most definitely be back there asap

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WarrenT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our visit was last minute when Melanie May was asked to fill in for Erin Burke who was ill. We'd never been there but are big fans of Melanie and follow her quite a bit. She's extremely talented and entertaining. We very much enjoyed our visit. The pizza was excellent and the salads were very good. It got a little chilly with the front windows open the length of the eating area but overall it was a good experience. The service was excellent as well.

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vipstowaway7
Cleveland
58 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local atmosphere. Friendly staff. Not the kind of place you’d expect good sushi but they really deliver. Excellent value as well

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vipspanman
Cleveland
77 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service for all dietary needs.

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vipSkeeter
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service are excellent. Sushi is limited but delicious and very fresh. And some of the best meatballs available outside homemade.

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Spud
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff! Great service and really good food! Couldn’t ask for anything more!

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motolu
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

good food however, I did not realize that this was a bar. It said "gastropub" which is different than a bar. Loud and difficult to hear our table mates.

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RobertP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Prices during happy hour were reasonable and appeared to be a good value. Dinner selections were over-priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour specials.

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vipspanman
Cleveland
77 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome great and healthy options.

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vipCloverdale
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This was the first bad experience we have ever had at this restaurant. The noise (our server called it "music") was blaring to the point that my wife and I could not even have a conversation. The noise was incessant base guitar (or some similar instrument) banging away mercilessly, through a speaker under which we were seated. Two requests to our server did not result in any abatement of the torture!

The food was very acceptable, as it always has been, but overshadowed by our inability to enjoy our meals. Hopefully, this was an aberration.

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Ballantine is rated 4.4 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.