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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Steak all around

very nice place, small and intimate. Male waiters!! Food was good. They specialize in steaks, nothing wrong with that!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Auburn, New York
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Rochester, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Large portions, good steaks but really nothing special.Only went a few times and seemed pricy for the cusine. There are a few other places in Auburn that I consider far superior. Wait staff were attentive but not very friendly.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

very nice place, small and intimate. Male waiters!! Food was good. They specialize in steaks, nothing wrong with that!!

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I each ordered a glass of wine before dinner, which is our normal limit when we dine out. The waiter told us a bottle would be cheaper. That didn't sound right so I asked if he was sure it would cost less. He very clearly said it would. Imagine our surprise to find we were charged $27... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

When we're in the mood for a nice steak and don't feel like grilling ourselves we go to Balloon's and are never disappointed. Bonus is getting a great side dish of pasta too. The seafood dishes are also great and get a doggie bag so you can leave room for dessert which is always delectable!!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Good food but small and crowded. Many offerings on the menu but best known for their steaks. Salads are very basic. Friday fish is popular. Not usually any specials. Most of the room is taken up by the bar area but it's mostly known as a restaurant and has many loyal local fans. I don't really ever think about going... More 

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Grangeville, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After trying to decide where we should spend our last evening in Auburn...our grandson suggested Balloons....really? I thought it would be a kid's hangout.....no way!! This cozy restaurant opened in the early 30's and generates a feeling of nostalgia for that era. The special wood trim and paneling on the walls....the cozy friendly neighborhood bar...everyone chatting. We did not have... More 

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Auburn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We love the food there and have never had a bad meal. Our teenage kids enjoy it at Ballons as well! Great service too!

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Auburn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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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Additional Information about Balloons Restaurant & Catering

Address: 65 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
Phone Number: 315-252-9761
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
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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  • 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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