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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
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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
Santa Ynez, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
50 helpful votes 50 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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Pasadena, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to the Ballard Inn. I had oysters tempura foran appetizer and duck breast entree. Oysters were perfectly prepared and accented with greens and herbs to make it absolutely delicious. Duck breast was tender and tasty. Service is perfect and atmosphere is comfortably antique but perfect here. Highly recommend for any occasion. Dining room is small,... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was our first visit to the Ballard Inn Restaurant. We have lived just 10 minutes away for over 10 years and finally went to the restaurant during the Santa Ynez valley Restaurant week event. What a beautiful property and a very quaint dining room. The food and service were fantastic and we are so thankful for restaurant week to... More

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