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Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Ranked #8 of 87 Restaurants in Guilford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Ballou's is a Mediterranean style restaurant with a casual and friendly atmosphere. We have an award winning WINE MENU of 80 wines by the glass. We now serve Spirits with an impressive menu of “SIPPERS” including Scotch, Bourbon, Tequila and Rum. We have created a menu of Cocktails as well. Our food dishes are made to order. We roast our own Pulled Pork, make our own Sauces, Soups and much more. We have unique Salads and Pasta dishes. Our Lobster Mac and Cheese is decadent. Ballou’s also has “Fondue” and Cheese Boards. Top “Ten Wine Bar” Open Table Tri - State Area “Best Wine Bar in CT” CT Magazine “Top 5 Wine Bars” CBS “Voted “Best Lobsta Bisque” S
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Nice wine bar tucked behind the main street. Several small rooms to choose from. It was very quiet when we were there only a few customers but we were early.
Very good choice of wines with 3 for $10 samplers.
The food was OK, I had the lobster man and cheese which was tasty but needed more lobster and less noodles.
Worth a visit if you are in the area if only for a glass of wine.

Thank kgh62
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We had New England Clam Chowder and
Flatbread with Figs. Excellent service and delicious food. Don’t miss it. Go!

Thank FernBerman
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner after a busy day of wine tasting. We started with the artichoke and pepper jack fondue, so smooth and creamy with bits of artichoke. We then had two wine flights delicious. Three had the brisket dinner which was tender and juicy the fourth had the meatloaf also tender and juicy. All came with mashed potatoes and green beans. Everything was delicious.

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed their wine ‘flight’ samplers of three wines (each) with our meal. There were some interesting pasta dishes offered but we went for two small plates of stuffed Turkish figs, and British meat pastries, and then a cheese fondue. All was excellent except I think the bread for the fondue should have been plain and not garlic toast. A small sampler of truffles finished the dinner beautifully. There were eight flavors to choose from! It was cosy and with fun decorations and there was a larger room for a big group in the back and a patio for better weather that was noted to be dog friendly. I would definitely return if in the area.

Thank Memsochet
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I have been to Ballou's Restaurant many times over the past 10 years. They have a really nice selection of wines by the glass and the staff is always friendly. This time I went though I noticed that they have plastic coverings over the tables. I know I'm picky but the whole idea of plastic kind of makes me think of a diner.

The food is still very good and the wine selection still great. It wouldn't hurt to do a little updating or refurbishing to make it a warmer atmosphere.

Other than that was an enjoyable visit as always.

Thank dbbohner
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ballous, Owner at Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for the review. Just a heads up we remodeled the entire back room and bathroom last April. We painted the front room including the ceiling. The outside building was painted and we changed the color. We decided to purchase custom fitted tablecloths for the front room. Cheers Steve

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