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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

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67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
+1 315-252-9761
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "mostly" is because for some reason although almost everything is delicious there frequently seems to be something that could/should have been better. The salads, with house dressing, are always huge and deliciously crispy. Our most recent visit was primarily so I could enjoy their "lobster fest". The large serving of lobster risotto was creamy and very tasty and the... More 

Thank FingerLakesTraveler1
Auburn, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, terrific service provided by Jay. Quaint restaurant with booths and tables. Bar also, and a small room for intimate private gatherings

Thank ed l
Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very popular with the hometown folk. Smallish restaurants, cozy and comfortable. Family run. Great steaks. Really good chef.

Thank kevinbarry257
Holden, Massachusetts
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I loved dinner at this restaurant. The selection was nice, the food was great, the prices were good and the atmosphere was far better than I expected given that the view was of the prison walls.

Thank hikerkm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The staff was warm, friendly, experienced and attentive. The food was fabulous with excellent presentation! We've had dinner at Balloons at least six times in the past year; it's our favorite place to go for the best food in CNY.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We love every part of this place. The food is excellent, the staff polite and the atmosphere is charming.

Thank Sarah P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to Balloons in well over two decades. It was fantastic then. We live in Central PA. This visit was astounding. From being greeted when we arrived to our very professional, and wonderful waiter, John. The food could not have been better. The selections of food and wine were jaw dropping. Our party of seven loved everything. I... More 

Thank Amy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Jay, Steaks were cooked perfectly as were the scallops, lobster tails and desserts were excellent! The service could not be better!!! Thank-You!!!

Thank Heather K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We love everything about Balloons - the friendly conversation at the bar, the personalized, over-the-top service, the drinks to start the evening, the great menu with innovative nightly specials, the food itself and of course, the desserts. Balloons has it all! When we lived in Auburn Balloons was our weekly date night, now even though we live hundreds of miles... More 

Thank Carolyn H
Finger Lakes NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

A great place to eat.....menu has a large selection and if you want something prepared a bit different they are always willing.....many specials each day......price is very fair and the service is excellent. John is our pick for a waiter however, everyone is very friendly and very attentive to all your needs. The best place in Auburn to eat!!

Thank beargram

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 315-252-9761
Balloons is an Iconic post depression era restaurant that has been known as THE PLACE FOR STEAKS in Auburn for ever. We hand cut all of our steaks from USDA CHOICE beef or better all sourced from the midwest. We offer the best Wine list in Auburn at very reasonable prices. Don't judge the neighborhood please come in and ENJOY the best service and a great meal. Established 1934

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