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65 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
315-252-9761
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Doing Hard Time

Always a wonderful stop in our lucky City of Auburn, NY...Balloon's Restaurant is right at the top tier of Italian home cooked dining. I generally prefer their delmonico cut served with a "Chicago" grilling (that would be called a "black & blue" for novices. Also love the take on the Veal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Jim H
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Auburn, New York
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Auburn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Always a wonderful stop in our lucky City of Auburn, NY...Balloon's Restaurant is right at the top tier of Italian home cooked dining. I generally prefer their delmonico cut served with a "Chicago" grilling (that would be called a "black & blue" for novices. Also love the take on the Veal Parmesan..the sauce & chaplain are top notch too...but...there is... More 

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Auburn, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

By far, the steaks at venerable Balloons in the shadow of Auburn's infamous prison,are world class. Service is friendly and efficient with no pretense but no, "watta ya want, honey?" One goes here for great food, not a floorshow except that presented by convivial Auburnians.

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Auburn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Balloons Restaurant is a great place to dine and enjoy the fine food and excellent service. Bernie and family, along with the Balloon's staff, provide a most delicious meal and pleasurable night out. The menu provides a varied selection of steaks, fish, pasta and chops and the homemade deserts are hard to resist. I always indulge in the double "Chef"... More 

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Auburn, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Looks small and dated from the outside and the interior could use a little work. With that being said what doesn't need work is the food. The service was phenomenal and the food matched the service. We've been to Balloon's several times over the past five years and have yet to be disappointed. If you're looking for a great steak,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

This has become our go-to in Auburn. We love the professional waiters, the excellent food and the ambiance, which I don't believe has changed since my parents enjoyed in the 50's. Those in the know have a steak or a chop, but some did enjoy fish or pasta. Have a muddled Old Fashioned before--they do it right.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great restaurant. Steaks are superb! Great atmosphere, wait staff, bar staff, and cooks! All entrees are wonderful. Family has been going for years, and it just keeps getting better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Place needs some updating but service and food was good. I had the 7oz tenderloin and the lobster tail.

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Auburn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Prices are up and the quality is down. Used to enjoy this place for the food. The ambience was never much as it is an old, dark, antiquated restaurant. No longer on my hit list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great service, excellent food. Very good steaks and daily specials. Homemade desserts and a great bar.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had not been to Balloons in ages and nothing has changed ( which is a good thing too). The exterior had us wondering if we should enter but were glad we continued on in. The food and the number of choices still remains one of the best in the area. Wait staff is great and the prices are reasonable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 315-252-9761
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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