Balance Restaurant

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177 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
At Balance Restaurant during the day, we focus on the traditional side of dining. We offer healthy alternatives for lunch in a traditional setting. During the evening, we focus on a creative dining experience.
We offer a variety of fresh delicious dishes and exciting cocktails. The goal of Balance Restaurant is to bring people together through food. We have created a space that is beautiful, welcoming and exciting.

If you want to kick start your day with a delicious lunch or enjoy a crafted cocktail or beer after work or have a fabulous evening out, we hope Balance Restaurant will be your choice.

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What 177 people are saying
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4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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vipKellyB
Key West
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy our meals here, they are always prepared perfectly and plated so nice. Everything we got is always fabulous!!!

TJ
TabithaJ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time, as always. Had their infamous Brussels sprouts, the best meat and cheese board I’ve personally tasted, and had a Tiger Shrimp over rice main course. Highly recommend.

JM
JohnM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Balance is among the best restaurants between Johnstown and Pittsburgh. There is very little competition in Johnstown for their creativity and preparation. They have an excellent chef, great presentation and a nice wine list. Highly recommended for a great meal in downtown Johnstown.

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
104 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been home from AZ for 3 months and this is the very first dine-in experience we've dared to take. Nothing better than a juicy burger, with crisp fries and a cold beer on a warm July afternoon at our favorite restaurant. Take out just can't compare! Great job.

KV
KimberlyV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and ambiance. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussel sprouts were excellent
Nice ambiance. Friendly service

CC
ChrisC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great. They use quality ingredients and prepare them perfectly.

AR
AmyR
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Understand why voted best Farm to Table since their opening two years ago. Fresh quality ingredients with beautiful presentation! And the cocktails....wonderful.

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BethB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service . Nice contemporary vibe.

JW
JoelW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, friendly staff, and a surprisingly good beer selection.

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BethB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two in our party had the specials which were excellent. Another person had the cheeseburger and loved it. Very friendly atmosphere with an upbeat vibe. Can’t wait for another opportunity to enjoy not only the food but the great service and atmosphere of this unique place. Took 2 out of town guests with us, one from NYC and one from West Virginia and both loved it. The fact that both of our guests enjoyed their experiences tells me that this local eatery has something for everyone!
Try the lemon parm Brussels sprouts even if your not a big fan of the veggie, our NYC guest is now a sprout fan!

DB
DouglasB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Johnstown, PA! My son and I had a great experience and a great Fathers Day brunch. Great food, great staff! Can't say enough good things about Balance!

SM
SusanM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balance Restaurant consistently exceeds my expectations. Great food, great staff and great atmosphere!

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jennyb
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 8 people - 6 adults and 2 kids... sitting in the middle of the dining room. Service was excellent- Matt was quick, answered questions, knew who ordered what food, and brought the food out at a good pace, polite and available.

Food was brought out as it was ready which worked out wonderful for sharing appetizers- the kids had a blast. The food was excellent all around.

Great experience.

JD
JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food, and the service were awesome. I love Balance.

JP
JessieP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on many meals (both lunch and dinner) at Balance Restaurant I have NEVER had a bad experience. Staff and food is always amazing. Can't wait to go back!

SM
SusanM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a Johnstown native but now live in Ohio and every time I come home I love to go to Balance! By far my favorite restaurant in Johnstown! Food is to die for, the drinks and delicious and I really enjoy the ambiance!

SM
SusanM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and wonderful waiter, Matt!!

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KelliStan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and great specials for the evening. We were very happy with our night.

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Friend
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was delicious. Waiter was so helpful . Definitely would recommend to our friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the five course chef’s flight....super fun and surprising! The Three Way Bacon and fruicuterie board was wonderful! We loved the honeycomb and jam and candied walnuts! The Brussels sprouts were super tender...a little too much lemon for us....I think more bacon would have balanced the acidity. The scallop special was amazing!! Perfectly cooked scallops! We were thinking we may get a dessert for our last course but we were surprised with the sizzling striploin! We will be back to try something else! Super nice atmosphere and good drinks. Our server was wonderful!

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laurell
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was comfortable, I'd say a mix of industrial and rustic. The food and drinks were amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. 10/10 would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always had a wonderful appetizer as well as dinner. Always a nice relaxing evening when dining at Balance

JA
JoAnn3
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is relaxing. The three of us all enjoyed our meals and each had something different. I have eaten there three times now and the food has always been excellent. Had a great waitress.

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
105 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect place for grandparents to take their 16 yr old grandson for his Birthday. No singing clowns here! Just great food for a young adult experience!

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vipSuzetteC
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh made to order entree. Attentive staff and very friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend for a nice night out, or a fresh quick energy lunch.

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
105 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

love it. Love It. LOVE IT!!!

SM
SusanM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Balance Restaurant is amazing! The atmosphere is wonderful and the service and food was outstanding!

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CarloC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Food is fantastic! Highly Recommend!

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Dianne
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable lunch - high quality food with excellent service from the owner in a beautifully renovated space in downtown Johnstown.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balance never disappoints! Their food and drinks are amazing! Their staff is always friendly and goes above and beyond to make your experience with them one that will have you coming back again and again!

DF
DonF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY nice place to eat! Great service! Amazing food quality! Awesome value! We will return!

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Terri711
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I, our son, and my 93 year old Mom had dinner at Balance Restaurant a few night's ago. We all have very different likes and dislikes where food is concerned. I hate fish, my Mom loves it. My husband and son love spicy food, and Mom and I don't. My husband can't stand the concept of mixing fruit and vegetables together and I love it. You get the point.

Balance has built their menu around the concept of small plates where you have the opportunity to share your entrees with all in your party. All told, we had five separate entrees that we shared and even though some were not foods that some of us would ordinarily select, we found that each one was filled with flavor, expertly pulled together, and absolutely delicious. Their chef is definitely to be commended for their creativity and thoughtfulness. This meal also allowed some of us to set aside preconceived notions about what we will and won't eat which was an added bonus allowing us to expand our culinary horizons.

We all loved the Diver Scallops, and the Chicken Pasta was also sensational, but I think the biggest surprise, was the Harvest Bowl. It was absolutely fabulous and we all left the restaurant raving about it. We found that the shared small plates concept, opened up a line of communication between us that wouldn't be there if we weren't all experiencing the same food at the same time. It's a really nice way to share a meal and we highly recommend it.

The only negative involves the chairs. They aren't the most comfortable, but they won't stop us from returning. Overall, an exceptional experience and my Mom wants to come back for her birthday in a few weeks. She won't have to twist our arm to agree to that. Thank you Balance Restaurant for a lovely experience.

JP
JessieP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we dine in at Balance our experience is wonderful! The servers are attentive and knowledgeable and really add a lot to the whole dinner.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One diner ordered a martini which was offered as a special drink of the evening. This is a diner who loves martinis and always orders them. He said it was absolutely delicious. We started by sharing the Brussels sprouts- crunchy, perfect seasoning. They were delicious. We followed with 2 orders of Diver scallops and 1 order of the Asian Shrimp. The scallops were served over kale that had quite a kick. One diner absolutely loved it and one found it to be too spicy. The scallops were perfectly cooked and delicious. The Asian shrimp was served with Chinese slaw and rice. It was very good and the slaw was crunchy and tasty. One diner ordered the honey cheesecake and the other 2 diners shared the powdered sugar taco dessert. Yummy! Our overall assessment was that we will be back- the young lady who served us was attentive (one diner was physically impaired and she offered suggestions and helped make his experience special), and the bartender who made the special martini stopped by the table to ask the diner’s opinion of the martini. It was all very pleasant. We had heard before we went that the portions were skimpy but that could not have been further from our experience. We all agreed we could not have eaten a larger portion. We all highly recommend!

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
105 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always makes our dining experience wonderful. Never, ever disappointing. A go-to place that never fails.

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AmyR
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Another wonderful dinner. Always changing, fresh menu with wonderful cocktails. Also catering and special event services with attention to detail like no other.

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TimW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a sea of bar-food, Balance is a tropical island of deliciousness. The food is prepared by what must be a top-shelf chef, the food itself is unique and delicious, the ambiance is just right-I can't say enough good things about this place. If you have not been here, you should go. If you've been here, you should go back!

FAQs

Balance Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 254-4838.

Balance Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Balance Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thebalancerestaurant.com/store/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.