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Ballard Inn Restaurant

2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard, CA 93463
805-688-7770
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Ballard
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Californian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Alamo Pintado
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I came here for a birthday dinner. It is housed in a quaint and cozy inn. The ambiance is relaxing and comfortable. Our server was vivacious and always available. The food was truly exceptional. For starters we had the corn shiitake mushroom soup and the heirloom tomato cucumber salad. Both were uniquely flavored and delicious. For an... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A truly enjoyable dinner on every level. The atmosphere is relaxing, elegant, & comfortable. Chef Budi does a tremendous job of creating interesting taste sensations. We enjoyed the Beef Tenderloins, Lamb offering & the Duck. Each a culinary work of art. A much better value & dining experience for us than Mirabelle!! We'll be back!

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Santa Ynez, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The restaurant is just charming. Cute country hotel, very cozy and yet elegant dining room with fireplace. Several tables on the terrace. Great atmosphere inside, very pleasant to dine outside. Service is very good as well. Food is beautiful mix of Asian elements and local cuisine. And one sees the chef purchasing the produce at Solvang Farmers Market weekly without... More

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SoCal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Dining on the front porch was our favorite, watching the locals walking, cycling or driving by. The wine and charcuterie hour was a nice relaxing start to the evening.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was good, the wine was served too cold even for a white wine. The service was a little confused at dinner but great when we ate the two breakfasts we had the two mornings we were there.

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Buellton, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First I must admit this is my favorite restaurant to go to with my husband. We are locals so have the opportunity to eat at all the options as time is no object. Admission # 2, I am one of those folks that like to cook and am fair decent at it so getting The Him to go out to... More

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Windsor, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Food is exquisite here. Budi does a fantastic job in taste and presentation. I love his Hamachi appetizer. I always end up getting the duck dish.

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Belmar, NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Located just 3 miles from Solvang, this is the place to eat. Outstanding service by our lovely, personable waitresses. Especially good food done in a unique "foodie" style with superior ingredients. Chef Budi Kazali visited our table to chat with us after the meal. It was our anniversary and we were treated as royalty. I had seared Hamachi appetizer and... More

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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Ballard Inn restaurant is the place to go in Santa Ynez for a wonderful dinner using all fresh local ingredients. Service is wonderful. Many different things on the menu, all prepared superbly.

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Buellton, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like charming and great food this is the place to go. The food is fresh, inspired, beautifully presented. The wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. The Inn is charming and romantic. We are going back this week for dinner. Can't wait!

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