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Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar

51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
+1 203-453-0319
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Pizza, Healthy, Wine Bar, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
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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
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...More

Thank Michelle S
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...More

Thank Memsochet
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....More

Thank dbbohner
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...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

good reataurant with good food and service. Our waitress was VERY good and the restaurant was very clean with good overall attention to detail. The wine selection is very good and the prices for the wine is reasonable.

Thank Squawbrook
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Have rated here quite a few times over the past few years ...sometimes terrific ,sometimes,most recently not so hot. Very good wine list ...smaller rooms are very cozy The inconsistency relates to the food.We have noticed a significant decline the past two times both with...More

Thank aonestone
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you don't know Ballou's is there, it's very easy to miss. But the next time you find yourself on the Guilford Green, make sure you treat yourself to a visit to this hidden gem of a restaurant. Great menu options for lunch, dinner, small...More

Thank GypsyButterfly79
Reviewed 24 July 2017 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 20 July 2017

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 7 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
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JoAnn T
15 January 2018|
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Response from ballous | Property representative |
It's a good idea but not necessary except on holiday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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