Balance Restaurant

4.8
236 Reviews
$30 and under
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 236 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKarliceM
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very varied menu. Food cooked perfectly and presented attractively. Service was very good. Very appreciative of staff wearing masks until situation improves more. Enjoyable evening because of all of the above.

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
111 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always a very nice place to share a "date night".

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was as expected! Could use a larger selection of next tier wines.

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JAMESC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food and drinks were great. Enjoyed the atmosphere. However the kitchen was slow and there were a lot of hungry people waiting at their tables.

If you have the time to wait Balance is a great place to eat.

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with our dining experience. Great food , ambiance, and service.

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vipWendy
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balance is our favorite place to eat. The food is always delicious. We love that they offer different specials too !

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RaNellF
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best restaurant in Johnstown and surrounding areas !

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KristyH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED it! Was an exxcellent place to catch up with friends and enjoy a wonderful meal and drinks! Passionfruit Marg was amazing!

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vipBigFellow
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was healthy and Spivey. Price was on the expensive side but many choices to fit your budget. It was dominated by millenials and menu was on your phone.

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
112 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Attention to detail (Birthday) was very much appreciated. Always a joy.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. I have never had a bad meal out of this place.

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
112 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two weeks to nearly the hour from our second COVID vaccination, we celebrated by going to Balance for dinner. Our first meal out in 50 weeks. Such a joy! Worth the wait.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is out of this world, the ambiance is exceptional, and the staff has never disappointed us in all of my times there.

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ChrisC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The salmon was so salty that I couldn’t eat it. My celebration drink was terrible! My daughters Brussels sprouts had way too much lemon on them however my husband’s burger was very good. If this was our first trip in we would never return again but we have been in before and loved what we had. I’m not sure what happened this last time but we were very disappointed.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and Service. The Bartender made me a Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita, that was out of this world. You should consider putting it on your Drink Menu👍🏼

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DebraO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere are always perfect.

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AmyR
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and the best cocktails in Johnstown!

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Georgie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Definitely could have improved social distancing. They filled all the front spots in first, so you had unnecessary crowding towards front of house--but other than that a great experience.

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Timothy
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food. Even on a busy night the staff kept up very well.

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Dianne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is wonderful. High-quality food prepared in a uniquely appealing way.

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SaraF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night for Valentine's Day. Food and drinks were impeccable and the service was great.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Balance. The service is phenomenal each time. Drinks are always delicious and served timely. They anticipate your need before you do. Exceptional.

KB
vipKellyB
Key West
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s dinner out

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from about 1.5 hours away and would drive here again just to eat the Brussels sprouts. My goodness, this restaurant has delicious food!! I heartily recommend!!

JB
JamieB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place to have conversation and no rush to get out. Our meals were delicious and staff attentive. I enjoyed the ambience and calm atmosphere.

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Dawn
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Balance !
The cocktails we excellent and our appetizers and main dishes were full of flavor and freshness! Such a great night out with fantastic food and drink !

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KimberlyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Had a great meal and great family time. Service was excellent as well.

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MWOC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambiance overall was good. The food I had was decent at best. I ordered the rigatoni carbonara in a creamy sauce. The rigatoni was over cooked and needed salt. Overall, the sauce was bland. My wife got a salad with salmon and the salmon was bland as well. I must note that our bacon trio entree was very good.

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MomsDateNight
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice quaint little place, exquisite food, excellent service. Highly recommend the Brussel sprouts & the bacon strips. Superb! Very flavorful. Very unique, creative flavors in most of their dishes. Very relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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Strider
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent staff. Great dining experience.

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Duck22
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding
Place was super clean
Waiter was awesome

DB
vipDBDJR64
Pittsburgh
112 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AS ALWAYS....a very fine experience.

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LeannaM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were absolutely delicious, I have never had a bad meal at balance. Food and service is always top notch!

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RAMM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Johnstown for fresh and creative new dishes that you won’t find anywhere else! Eclectic dinner and cocktail menu. Everything is fresh and prepared to order. Highly recommend Balance for a unique dining experience in the heart of old downtown Johnstown.

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janl
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss this opportunity. Excellent food prepared FOR YOU when you order. This is not the cut open a bag and microwave it nasty that you get at some restaurants. This is real food, real fresh, real delicious. Please support this restaurant. No, I am not a paid spokesperson, nor am I receiving any other compensation. Just a happy customer looking forward to going back to Balance Restaurant.

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LeahJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! Food was great. Server was attentive and made sure we were happy. Great job following Covid 19 protocols. Felt comfortable and able to enjoy experience.

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DebraO
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere are always outstanding!

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always on point. If quality has a taste, they serve it daily.

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vipAnthonyC
Pittsburgh
51 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food and waitress were both good. We had to wait over an hour for our entrees so maybe kitchen issues.

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LMLS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken gyro was delicious and their bacon trio is always a win! Amazing food, amazing service! Loved the lunch ambiance. Will be coming back soon!

FAQs

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

Balance Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

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

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.