Ballantines was great when it first opened but the menu has changed for the worse yet gotten pricier and they have a serious image problem. They don't know I they want to be a trendy restaurant or a club. For some reason at night they cater to 21 year olds drinking which makes not lousy for people who may want to have a late dinner reservation and drop some serious cash on dinner and drinks. Sorry but I don't want to finish my dinner with the jersey shore fist pumping near my booth. I think having the back door open to 1899 was a big mistake. If I want to hangout and socialize with patrons of a dive bar then I would.