Balance Restaurant

4.8
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Balance Restaurant is a juice and smoothie bar by day and a cocktail and shareable plate bar by night; creating a beautiful space that transforms from day to night bringing two concepts together into one dynamic place. The goal of Balance Restaurant is to bring people together through food. We hope to create a space that is beautiful, welcoming and exciting.

If you want to kick start your day with a healthy breakfast, grab a quick delicious lunch on the run, 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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BM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are not enough stars in the rating scheme to do justice to the quality of food at Balance. I will be returning to this local Gem very soon!

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L
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent as usual! The Asian salmon was best I have ever eaten!

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PK
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food.. the owner happened to be our waitress very nice. They are able to accommodate food allergies. Will be back.

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GS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very tasty. Highly recommend and will be back. Good for dinner date or group.

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DB
Pittsburgh
70 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ever find "that's restaurant, where you can eat both upscale and basic, while never compromising on quality or service. You know, "that place', where you are never disappointed. Balance is that place!!

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very bland food, virtually no taste. Much better options in the surrounding area.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Even dishes I am not normally fond of were prepared so deliciously that I would order them again and again. The tapas concept of small plates to share was confusing to some in our party although it was explained before we ordered. Next time we will have a clearer idea of how to order. It's a bit pricey, but worth the splurge.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant. Interesting menu. Our selections were great. High quality. Was busy, so service may have been a little slower than normal, but acceptable. Overall, an enjoyable dining experience that we will repeat. Glad to see so many customers filling the restaurant.

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TV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an outstanding restaurant! Food was excellent, service was phenomenal, and music was lively and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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DB
Pittsburgh
71 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quite possibly the best restaurant in the area. Doesn't try to be all things to all people. Tight, focused menu with a great performance/ delivery in food quality, service and pricing means a great experience every visit. A never ending quest to be the best....

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A
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow to start; they didn’t anticipate a busy evening. But once Amanda came to our table, things turned around. Food was excellent, came out steadily throughout our dinner—-we never had too much or too little food on our table-very impressive. I hope this place thrives because this is a gem in Johnstown! Hats off to an excellent chef and wonderful owner!

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DB
Pittsburgh
71 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always the best...food...service...prices...ambience... Never fails. Love this place and all that it stands for.

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BS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Balance and I was impressed. The restaurant staff was always right there to help and explain the menu and it is very unique. Had Amanda the Owner delivering food and asking us how it was all going to ensure we were taken care of. There were just two of us but we definitely want to come back with say 6 to 8 people so we could all share with the meal.

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful gem in Johnstown! We will be back.

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as usual. Great eats and service. Local ingredients, great spirits and a modern decor.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and the restaurant itself were worthy of big city dining and a gem in downtown Johnstown. Hearing Tapas style, we were assured that it's not your typical tapas and we were surprised by the amount of food (was just right) and the price which was far under what was expected. Service was the perfect blend of getting what was needed, answering all questions and leaving us be. I left a tip I never had before, and it was more than deserving.

If you're looking for something new, and this isn't the usual cliche statement, this is the place. We (my wife and I) have eaten at great restaurants all over the U.S., I have culinary training, and I can say this is the best food we've had. Ever. And it's right here in Johnstown.

Balance does a great job and it was a memorable night.

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back home to Jonhstown for the holidays and was so happy to see a locally owned restaurant in town offering such a great (and vegan) selection. Food and drinks were excellent! Plan to stop in again when I am back in town.

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JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Balance is hidden gem located in downtown Johnstown. The food is superb and the decor is great. You owe it to yourself to try.

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p
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in New York, and as much as I like some of Johnstown's local fare, a lot of places here lean heavily on their deep fryers. It's so refreshing to find Balance, which has a delicious and ever changing menu of dishes I haven't found at many other places locally. They do a great burger, if you want quality bar food, and their bacon flight is great, but I absolutely love their brussels sprouts done with lemon and parmesan cheese. On their last visit I had their short rib and my wife had a steak. Both were delicious and well seasoned. The mashed celery root under the short rib was a refreshing change from starchy potatoes. There are other unique menu items I'm excited to try, like their Headcheese Bahn Mi, their Seafood Wellington, and their Chicken Pot Pie. The staff is very friendly as well. After only 4 visits they now know us by name and strike up fresh conversations with us. Chef Dallas even offered to make us some off menu items one night as a treat. I love this place and will come here every time I visit Johnstown.

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Balance is a true gem in Johnstown, we will definitely be back. The food was clean and wholesome ingredients clearly crafted with care and attention. They even gave us a birthday dessert on the house to celebrate my mom's birthday! Delicious, creative, unique. Awesome spot!

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RA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was unique & delicious. Service was excellent. Entertainment was good but a little too loud.

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A little noisier than I normally like but that was due to all the people at the bar for a special event for Halloween. Will definitely go back when not so crazy. Our server, TJ, did a great job explaining how their dining experience was different. She was also as attentive as she could considering the crowd.

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DB
Pittsburgh
71 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have NEVER had a bad meal or experience at this restaurant. Consistently good food offerings, service and reasonable pricing. A "Go To" kind of play. You will not be disappointed!

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DB
Pittsburgh
71 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

VERY busy night, but food and service were right on track. Love the new menu changes. Locals who do not eat here are really missing out.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and over all atmoshphere at Balance was amazing. And, you cannot best their drink prices! Definitely will be returning.

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CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places to eat in Johnstown, food is great, awesome bar, highly recommended!

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ZG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding steak. 2nd best in my 68 year life. The Chef knew to a fault what true “Pittsburgh Rare” means. Was a Wonderful experience and you can tell the staff wants to make the experience memorable . A restaurant unlike all others in our city.

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MG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed chefs 5 course tapas small plates dinner. Cocktails were excellent. Our server made our first-time experience relaxing and enjoyable. Will definitely go back. It was so much fun.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. Had to wait a long time for our drinks.

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SD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding! We will be recommending to our friends and family and we will most definitely be back!

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I stopped for a bite after a mother daughter night. The food was excellent although the portions were small. We liked how the food was served. One portion of each to be shared. Our selections were brought out as they were done being cooked. We didn’t mind that but I can see how some people might be bothered by this. We really loved the ambiance. It had a modern industrial feel. Very welcoming. A huge improvement over the former Johnny’s restaurant. We will definitely be back!! Good Job!!

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C
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find! My new favorite restaurant. Dallas is a very personable chef not to mention his talent in the kitchen. It is a 35 minute drive for us so won’t be there every week but will be there often. Nice place to take visitors and great for any celebration. Planning to take our son, from Florida in a couple weeks.

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super generous pour on the house wine. Maybe the best bone-in ribeye I’ve ever had, was not expecting to have such a great steak here, but I took a chance and was rewarded! Deep fried pierogies...meh. Other diners w us said the short ribs w the celery root purée was incredible. We also had the mushroom risotto and loved it. In my opinion, it’s the best place in the Johnstown area.

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DZ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with changing menu

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, best ribs in town. Mushroom risotto, and pierogis were excellent. Good quality ingredients well cooked. Not a cheap date, but is a great place.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This type of dining was new to us. We enjoyed the excellent food and the venue

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in Johnstown. Dinner was excellent. Local food was effectively used to create great ambiance. Service was spot on. Reasonably priced. A strong draw located on Main Street. Come and enjoy the taste of quality in a town coming alive.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. The food was delicious. Very nice that the owner came to our table to introduce herself and ask about our meals and any suggestions we had. Nice experience, will return in the future.

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TL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Balance! The food, the staff, the service, all fantastic! Will be back soon!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic and very friendly, the food was amazing, the entertainment was great and the chef was very interactive and funny! We had a great time and will definitely be back again!

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