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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

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

New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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

Auburn, New York
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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.

Holden, Massachusetts
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Jay, Steaks were cooked perfectly as were the scallops, lobster tails and desserts were excellent! The service could not be better!!! Thank-You!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We love everything about Balloons - the friendly conversation at the bar, the personalized, over-the-top service, the drinks to start the evening, the great menu with innovative nightly specials, the food itself and of course, the desserts. Balloons has it all! When we lived in Auburn Balloons was our weekly date night, now even though we live hundreds of miles... More 

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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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