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Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar

) #8 of 57 Restaurants in Guilford $$ - $$$ American, , Italian
51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
+1 203-453-0319
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“fondue” (37 reviews)
“panini” (11 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It must have been 100 degrees when we stopped for lunch on our way to Madison. People were sitting at umbrellaed tables but my friend and I sat inside. This is an old bar with tables covered in dark plastic which the server wipes with...More

Thank NC R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient restaurant behind the beautiful Guilford green that has a dog friendly patio. Excellent wine and beer selection and food is unique and tasty. Service is a bit slow, but it is worth the wait. Great cheese selection too!

Thank AskmelanieK
Reviewed 8 June 2017

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly, the wine choices are endless, and the teeny-tiny dining area makes for the most romantic and enjoyable afternoon/evening ambiance! The food was all fantastic, the prices were really, really good, even on the...More

Thank Jujuinfla
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went out for a lite dinner over the weekend with my wife and ended up at Ballou's. Instead of getting the fondue as usual we tried the meatballs, they were delicious, moist and full of flavor. For my dinner I ordered the antipasto salad. I...More

Thank Yolel
Reviewed 6 May 2017

When my wife and I want simple elegance, Ballou's is a place in Guilford we truly enjoy. The wine choices with their variety of fleets to sample multiple wines always works perfectly with a nice (and plentiful) salad. My favorite is the smoked salmon salad....More

Thank heschfs
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My husband and I had received a gift certificate to Ballou's. We visited on a Saturday evening about 7:30. We were able to sit outside which we really enjoyed. Our waiter suggested we try the wine flights and explained how the ordering was done. My...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went here with a few friends for some wine and a quick bite. The wine list was fantastic, and they do a great job with the food pairings. We split a fondue, which was delicious. Would definitely go back.

Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I saw on ad for the Valentine Day Special and booked a seating for my husband and myself. We had never been to Ballou's Restaurant and Wine Bar before. We were warmly greeted by the staff when we entered. The room in front where we...More

Thank thinair6
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, super variety and wonderful flavors. Wine and beer only, but we knew that. Have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Will got back for sure!

Thank sgwils
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Monday night for "$10 flight night" you pick three- 3oz glasses of wine. Wine selection was huge and had great options to pick from. For dinner we shared: buffalo chicken wrap & tomato, basil, mozzarella and balsamic flat bread- delicious! Flat...More

Thank carissa843
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-0319
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Ballou's is a casual and relaxed wine bar located adjacent to the historic Guilford Green. &. Ballou's is perfect for the night out with the girls or romantic get away. We have an out door patio that is dog FRIENDLY. Ballou's has an award winning WINE LIST with more than 80 wines by the glass and bottle beers. We are known for our "Wine Flights" three (3) pours of any of our wines by the glass! Sunday & Tuesday we have our Three Course Dinner $35 for (2). We offer a full menu including Cheese & Chocolate Fondue, Panini, Lobster Mac & Cheese and lots more.
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