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“Average for the price point!”

Stone Balloon Ale House
Ranked #29 of 365 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Center St, Near Academy
Description: The Stone Balloon Tavern and Concert Hall opened its doors in 1972 and rapidly became, as Playboy magazine once noted, “One of the 100 Top College Bars in America”. Delaware's premier live music venue, “The Balloon” hosted such iconic American bands as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Allman Brothers, The Dave Matthews Band, and Metallica, as well as local favorite George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers. Fast Forward 42 years to the NEW Stone Balloon Ale House. Built on the sight of the iconic rock hall, the Stone Balloon Ale House features a unique blend of crafted food, exceptional beer, classic cocktails redefined, and an array of spirits – all flavored with a dash of nostalgia. Our culinary mantra is "Comfort Food Playfully Reimagined" and we prepare seasonal favorites that strive to please the palette and resurface a memory. Through local partnerships and genuine hospitality we offer an experience that honors both community and time. Stop by to see us on Throwback Thursdays, an homage to the old legendary Stone Balloon MUG NIGHTS. We may be new, but we haven’t forgotten our roots! Comfort Food…Playfully Re-imagined
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Stone Balloon has nice food and a good selection. They do have a higher price point so they need to be compared to higher service places. I have had mixed service from un-knowledgeable to overbearing.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have been here several times and always have has consistently great service and great food! The servers really know their stuff and are eager to share their favorites and recommendations with you. They even created drinks especially for us, based on our preferences, using their homemade fruit-infused vodkas. Wow, they were amazing! Currently they have their summer menu and lots of great choices on it! The watermelon, tomato and feta salad was delish, although a tad small. The small plate of scallop made 3 ways was unique and I loved all 3! My son had the veal schnitzel, based on the servers recommendation and he was spot on. It was tender and full of flavor. Also, do not pass up the dessert with the 3 homemade ice creams and chocolate cake. I Can't remember the name of it, but it was the best dessert I've ever had! Can't wait to go back here. I learned they have brunch too, so will try that very soon! I highly recommend Stone Balloon!

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Wonderful ambience. Delicious food. Outstanding wine list. Parking is behind the restaurant. call for directions for free parking.

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Service was slow, server was nice but overexplained every nuance of the menu, The specials were fabulous. They offer small plates and entrees. Lots of variety, and very unusual pairings.

Thank cknpotpie
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Expensive, POOR Service, rude waiter and food was not worth the money!!!

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