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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

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67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
+1 315-252-9761
16:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Auburn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very quaint and intimate little spot...i had the drunken rib steak and my lady had the rattlesnake pasta..both excellent but the steak was to die for! service was very attentive and our waiter jocko was very witty....great experience and we will be back

Thank giacoguy
Freeville, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day this weekend. We were looking for a place in Auburn to have a nice dinner and Balloons restaurant didn't disappoint! Our waiter John greeted us and was very friendly and had a great personality! The other staff was on their game and were very attentive. We absolutely had the best meal and so... More 

Thank SusieMitchell77
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This past summer Balloons catered The Calimeri Sisters Clambake at the APT it was fabulous. Well sterved, laid out nicely and the food was terrific.

Thank Tina P
New York
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176 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The "mostly" is because for some reason although almost everything is delicious there frequently seems to be something that could/should have been better. The salads, with house dressing, are always huge and deliciously crispy. Our most recent visit was primarily so I could enjoy their "lobster fest". The large serving of lobster risotto was creamy and very tasty and the... More 

Thank FingerLakesTraveler1
Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great food, terrific service provided by Jay. Quaint restaurant with booths and tables. Bar also, and a small room for intimate private gatherings

Thank ed l
Auburn, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Very popular with the hometown folk. Smallish restaurants, cozy and comfortable. Family run. Great steaks. Really good chef.

Thank kevinbarry257
Holden, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I loved dinner at this restaurant. The selection was nice, the food was great, the prices were good and the atmosphere was far better than I expected given that the view was of the prison walls.

Thank hikerkm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The staff was warm, friendly, experienced and attentive. The food was fabulous with excellent presentation! We've had dinner at Balloons at least six times in the past year; it's our favorite place to go for the best food in CNY.

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We love every part of this place. The food is excellent, the staff polite and the atmosphere is charming.

Thank Sarah P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to Balloons in well over two decades. It was fantastic then. We live in Central PA. This visit was astounding. From being greeted when we arrived to our very professional, and wonderful waiter, John. The food could not have been better. The selections of food and wine were jaw dropping. Our party of seven loved everything. I... More 

Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 315-252-9761
Balloons is an Iconic post depression era restaurant that has been known as THE PLACE FOR STEAKS in Auburn for ever. We hand cut all of our steaks from USDA CHOICE beef or better all sourced from the midwest. We offer the best Wine list in Auburn at very reasonable prices. Don't judge the neighborhood please come in and ENJOY the best service and a great meal. Established 1934

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?