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Ballard Inn Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463-9711 (Alamo Pintado)
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to Ballard and enjoying it for over ten years. We discounted several reviews of late that noted inexperienced service and uneven food quality. Unfortunately we are sorry to say those reviews were spot on. We ordered yellow tail and halibut which we have had and enjoyed in the past. Halibut was very overdone and yellow tail... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner after wine tasting and sat on great veranda waiting to be seated. An old Victorian type wood building with nice interior detail and charm. Unfortunately out of 4 dinners 2 were not cooked properly. Steak was almost raw when medium rare requested and server said there would be no red. The fish dinner special also was raw in... More 

Thank john B
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are staying at the Ballard Inn or not (we were), the Restaurant is fantastic. The food is mouth watering, the staff is great!

Thank Jack_Minter
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We have wanted to eat here for years and finally made it over last night for the last dinner of our week long vacation. I will admit to having had high hopes, but our visit fell far short of expectations. Service was initially *very* slow and remained uneven all night. Our server was also apparently not aware of the rule... More 

Thank kmfesq
Chicago area
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249 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We've been to the area in the past and wanted to eat here, but neglected to reserve in advance. This time I fortunately planned ahead. Had a wonderful dinner, excellent service. Overall the place is a bit stuffy for a wine country destination but the food and service made up for it.

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

A very special evenig at the Ballard Inn Restaurant for our last night in the Santa Ynez area. Great service, excellant dinner just wonderful! The Chef is really talented and we enjoyed everything we tried. I especially loved the Special Summer Salad. My friends enjoyed their steaks and fish and we all took advantage of the chefs delicious desserts! Very... More 

Thank Samantha R
santa barbara california
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The presentation was so beautiful that I was hesitant to eat it. Every bite was luscious. We were all gaga over the room, the food and the service, 5 stars from top to bottom, it was a classy evening!

Thank Linda A
Orange, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

A getaway weekend, celebrating my husband's birthday, couldn't have been more perfect! The Ballard Inn Restaurant Owner and Chef, Budi Kazali, prepares "award-winning French-Asian cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh local flavors". My husband ordered Duck Breast and I ordered the Halibut. In all honesty, our meals were so delicious we couldn't stop smiling! Absolutely cooked to perfection! The service... More 

Thank Terry H
Savannah, Georgia
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161 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

We enjoyed dinner at the Ballard Inn Restaurant while staying at the Inn. It was excellent. The wait staff was very accommodating and friendly. The menu very smartly concentrates on freshness and creativity and does not try to do too much with too many options. Like the Inn, the atmosphere is charming and makes for a very romantic and enjoyable... More 

Thank sfgfiat
Long Beach, California
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264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

While staying in Solvang, I wanted to celebrate my birthday in the best place with my husband. After a short drive, we arrived and parked in front of the inn. Originally, we reserved a table by the window but we chose the corner table by the fireplace for the most private and entertaining place. The staff were friendly and very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463-9711
    (Alamo Pintado)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ballard
  • Phone Number: 805-688-7770

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