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4113 Erie St, Willoughby, OH 44094-7806 (Glenn Ave.)
440-942-5151
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere/ good food

My husband and I were seated promptly on a Friday night. Service was pleasant and fast. My husband enjoyed his ribeye steak, very flavorful. I had the scallop appetizer and a house salad, both very good. We will go back again soon!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2014
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Willoughby, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I had previously reviewed Ballantines and was disappointed. That was far from the case this time - I decided to go back and give it another try. The filet with demi glace was superb. The bacon wrapped scallops just melted in your mouth. They are still an Asian fusion restaurant but it is back to the great quality I remember.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I liked Ballantine for a long time the wood fired pizzas the appetizers all were great higher end bar food but this place seems to have falling far from where it once was . Upon arriving for our valentines day dinner the hostess let us know that they had another reservation at 8:30 and we arrived at 7:00 so she... More 

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Eastlake, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If I could give less than 1 star, I would. Ate there tonite, my husband ordered the filet which came out good. I order the Ballantine Steak....if you name it after your restaurant it should come out perfect. Asked for it to be barely pink. Cut it in half and blood ran all over the plate. Came out a second... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After reading through the menu and seeing entrees that were too pretentious or too pricey, I decided to stick with something simple and got the $10 burger and fries with a coke. Total bill was $14.44 because they charge an extra $1.50 for a piece of plain cheese, but the burger was good and the fries were tasty. It is... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have been to Ballantine's many times before and since the new Asian fusion menu. Will not be back until something changes. The new menu is just trying too hard. Wasabi ranch? No thank you. A The cocktails are top notch and the steaks are worth the price. But on the whole, the meal is just uneven in quality. Have been... More 

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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

they had enormous variety of beer, great friendly staff, very knowledgeable and friendly and food was simple and good - great steaks, great flatbreads. Now, they go fashionable to sushi, left the meat, advertise wines which are usually sold out, staff level dropped.....2 years ago this place was packed every day - now even average Saturday evening is calm, where... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Dinner here was unbelievable. The stuffed strip steak was the best I have ever had. The service was great.

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Willoughby
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Ballantines was great when it first opened but the menu has changed for the worse yet gotten pricier and they have a serious image problem. They don't know I they want to be a trendy restaurant or a club. For some reason at night they cater to 21 year olds drinking which makes not lousy for people who may want... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great menu - great service - quality food. Above the ordinary restaurant fare. Would definitely go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I were seated promptly on a Friday night. Service was pleasant and fast. My husband enjoyed his ribeye steak, very flavorful. I had the scallop appetizer and a house salad, both very good. We will go back again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4113 Erie St, Willoughby, OH 44094-7806
    (Glenn Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Willoughby
  • Phone Number: 440-942-5151

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?