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“Great food/Wine options!”
Review of Ballou's Wine Bar - CLOSED

Ballou's Wine Bar
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Ballou's is a casual and relaxed wine bar. We offer a selection of wines from around the world as well as local vineyards, by the glass and the bottle. We are proud of our "Award Winning Wine List" more than 80 wines by the glass and unique assortment of beers. Our menu features light fare "comfort" food, as well as gourment coffee, espresso, cappuccino, an assortment of cheese, fondues, desserts and handmade truffles. Come and join us!
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I was amazed. They offer wine and beer flights. A flight includes 3 different choices of wine (or beer if you choose a Beer flight). You get 3 small tastings which total one and a half glasses of wine. It's the perfect amount. You can order wine/cheese trays with great options/pairings. They also have a nice menu if you are hungry for more! They have a great dessert menu too! Which offers a dessert fondue (includes rice crispy treat squares to dip!) which was amazing.

They have a wine card, each flight is worth 1 pt, each bottle is worth 4 pts, when you reach 10, you get a free glass of wine.

My only reason for not scoring them as excellent, is that we had to ask about the wine card after hearing another waitress explain it and offer it to her guests. Sometimes the service is not 100%.

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Thank Kristina F
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Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

A perfect date night! Fire, good wine, live music, great food! All they need to do is add cushions to the bench as I had to sit on my coat...
We will be back to the little hamlet in Brandord.

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Thank lhvcowner
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Balou's opened their second place in Branford, CT; space is larger and menu appears expanded. The fig and pear flat bread was awesome. Dining alfresco on a warm day was delightful. Go--you won't be disappointed.

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Thank jbasil27
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Ballou's the best wine bar I have been to in CT. I first went to the one in Guilford, and I was so happy they opened one in Branford. They have a fantastic selection of wines (both red and white) to choose. Their salads and panini are very good. During the summer, it's great to just sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine.

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1  Thank Zack K
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Service, friendlly staff, owner welcomed us, food was just wonderfully prepared and served,
They have a wine tasting 3 some for 10 dollars with your choice of any of there vast selection of wines, each one is a 1 1/2 oz. glass.
overall we will be seen thee often

2  Thank Peter D
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