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Ballard's in the Atrium

$$ - $$$American, ,
8670 W State Road 56, West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick, IN 47469-7728
+1 888-936-5579
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8670 W State Road 56, West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick, IN 47469-7728
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in at Ballard's for drinks one evening while staying at West Baden Springs. It was nice to sit at the bar and listen to the pianist.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How lovely to dine at a candlelit table in the stunning hotel atrium while listening to live music. Friendly and attentive service and good food. Husband trout amandine and iced tea, I had a glass of wine and a personal pizza. Tab before tip $75.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank herestoadventures
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We enjoyed a very nice cocktail and light dinner under the gorgeous glass dome of the West Badin Hotel. Our server, Chey, was just a delight.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debbie V
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Located inside the open main floor of the hotel (plus some seating inside), Ballard's is good for people watching while enjoying an adult beverage of your choice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I arrived prior to my children to check out the menu. I ordered a glass of wine and requested a food menu. I received my wine and menu right away. The couple next to me sat down and received their drinks and appetizers while I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Ken V, Guest Relations Manager at Ballard's in the Atrium, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Cynthia B. Thanks for your visit and letting us know about your experience. I am sorry for any confusion and lapses in service. We certainly did not doubt that you had paid for your wine. Once the mistake was realized we removed the charge. When...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

We didn't want a big meal and this place fits the criteria - very nice and the ambiance is perfect. We had a variety of dining from salads to soup/sandwiches

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Arris S
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Great for a sandwich or salad at lunch and a drink before dinner where one can "people-watch" and admire the dome.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dinorah3638
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Was a beautiful place! We really enjoyed the scenery and the train ride as well. We would definitely recommend it to others.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Trek741222
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A friend and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea. Our server was attentive and the food was elegant and thoroughly delicious. There are so many delicious teas to choose from too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank set2go52
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The food and drinks were reasonably priced. The food was excellent, the portions were large. The staff were excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank riccatlett52
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Questions & Answers
March 1, 2017|
Response from Ken V | Property representative |
Reservations are not needed.
March 1, 2017|
Response from Ken V | Property representative |
No, Ballard's is seated on a first come, first served basis.
Allen F
February 28, 2017|
Response from havefunaway | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know but the bar is extensive and the beer selection was quite good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8670 W State Road 56, West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick, IN 47469-7728
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  French Lick
  • Phone Number: +1 888-936-5579
Enjoy the West Baden Signature Bloody Mary or your favorite cocktail and lighter fare under the dome. Taste seasonal drink favorites like a Hot Cobbler, Butter Beer or Martini selections. Enjoy alfresco-like dining as natural light peers in through the atrium’s skylights to provide a peaceful atmosphere. This bar is named for Ed Ballard, who purchased West Baden Springs Hotel from Lee Sinclair in 1923.
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