Ballantine

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
265 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse

Top Tags:

Casual
Great Beer

Ballantine offers a diverse menu with sushi rolls, burgers, pizzas, salads and steak entrées. Small plates are also possible for diners wishing to share or sample a variety of recipes. Along with a menu for both light and hearty appetites, you can accompany a meal with your choice of beers, wines or specialty cocktails.

What 265 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
KA
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.

s
Cleveland
70 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to enjoy a meal everyday

T
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

BW
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

WT
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.

s
Cleveland
50 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

s
Cleveland
70 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service for all dietary needs.

S
Cleveland
15 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.

S
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!

m
Cleveland
18 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.

RP
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour specials.

s
Cleveland
70 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome great and healthy options.

C
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.

f
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner (salad, pizza and salmon) were our choices. The music was a bit loud. Upon being seated in a corner booth, we noticed the bass on the music was so loud that it caused the booth to vibrate! Our server was attentive and offered to move us to another table which made a world of difference. Large craft beer list but would have been nice to have a simple domestic draft beer available. Enjoyed our dinner and we will return, just not to the corner booth!

A
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Too loud for a Sunday night dinner. We couldn’t hear each other speak.

s
Cleveland
71 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time visit by three of the party members. Sunday night dinner was good, service pleasant and a different atmosphere. We had a table on the window so we got to people watch.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good but they were out of multiple menu items

FF
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot. Had a great steak dinner with wine. Prices very reasonable, especially the wine. Will definitely be back.

KP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodations were quick and easy and we loved our table! Service was great and their turkey burger is amazing ! Yes, I said it...a turkey burger CAN be amazing!

SM
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server Meranda! Always a great time at sushi night!

S
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My husband and I both ordered a steaks and they were both over cooked.

PD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visit to Ballantine's. Everything about this place is great!

L
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for seven people that turned into nine, but no problems. Folks at Ballantine were ready for us. In spite of being busy on a Friday evening the service was excellent. Server Abby was efficient with the order taking and very helpful splitting the tab four ways. There are many options available on the extensive menu, so there's something for everyone's taste. Food portions are generous. I would certainly go here again if in the downtown Willoughby area.

OT
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , love this place

LT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, service & food! As always! Great menu selection & wine list. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the roasted cauliflower! Our desserts were creme brûlée & a chocolate mousse with granola on top with I believe strawberry yogurt on the bottom. Both beautiful & delicious. Good Moscow Mule also! Can’t wait to eat here again.

TW
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything thing was really good. Server very attentive! One of my favorites!

DL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Made reservations and were seated promptly at our reserved time. Miranda was our server and she was very attentive without being pushy. We both ordered steaks that were cooked perfectly. My husband didn’t care for the seasonal vegetable options so Miranda suggested he could get a double order of fries which thrilled him. Would recommend and go back.

RB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Great food! Servers are wonderful

OT
Cleveland
63 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Too freaking loud music and slow service! It's too bad because the food was good but we couldn't talk to our guests and we all left with massive headaches. I've seen many reviews complaining about the loud music yet management does nothing. I guess the bar customers who drink are more important than the restaurant customers who eat.

RB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

How do you not have milk to offer at dinner for children and also did not know that they don't have any beers other than "craft" beers.... The sushi tasted like grocery store sushi...no favor and hard rice .

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

J
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sold out of many popular wine and food choices on a Monday evening. but food was good

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a 6 PM reservation. Arrived for happy hour, had some excellent rosemary fries, And a bottle of wine. Our waitresses name was Katie and she was fabulous. I would recommend asking for her specifically. My wife ordered a flatbread and I had a Balentine burger from the happy hour menu. They were both very good and It was plenty for both of us. All in all it was a nice night. Keep up the good work.

TW
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here
. Burgers are great. Service excellent!

TH
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The salmon dish & the lamb dish were excellent! Our server Katie was excellent
We loved the chocolate martinis

SN
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Martina was excellent . Will ask for her again . Food was great , atmosphere was very good . Will
Defiantly go back soon .

PS
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Mom/ adult daughter evening. We had a blast!

DS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The steak was excellent. On the pricy side and a lot of things are ala cart. Ambiance was nice. Service was good.

k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!