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The Gathering Table Restaurant

2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463-9711
+1 805-688-7770
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hamachi” (11 reviews)
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American, Contemporary
2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463-9711
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

We visited the Solvang, CA area for our 50th anniversary and, seeking a special place for dinner, locals recommended The Ballard Inn. We had previously made reservations at another local restaurant but were told to forget it since the original chef/owner had left. So, we...More

Thank l1106410
Reviewed 26 November 2012

I have stayed at this Inn many times, and eaten there frequently. I would recommend that you buy their happy hour before dinner. I found the service excellent and the food very good. I had the Grilled Filet Mignon with Basil Mashed Potato & Corn-Padron...More

Thank piet10
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Although we were not so happy with the hotel itself (see separate review) our dinner in the ballard inn was delicious. The starters and main course were all excellent, special, unique compositions, very good quality of meat and fish, veeeery tasty! The sorbets we had...More

1  Thank gabrielaz123
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Although I did not stay the night at Ballard Inn, I have first-hand experience of their restaurant's poor customer service. Quaintly positioned tables do not allow for comfortable access. During my "birthday" dinner recently, I was bumped by a intoxicated guest who was allowed to...More

Thank gogoLosAngeles
Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

We live in the Santa Inez valley and the is our favorite special occasion restaurant. The food is always extraordinary and the service is the best.

Thank solvangsocialbuzz
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Wonderful menu and pairing of wines from Foxen Winery. The whole evening was a delightful experience.

1  Thank DavidGMoyers
Reviewed 30 September 2012

We were only in the area one night and it was hard to choose a restaurant. These reviews and a local recommended the Ballard Inn. The dining room is very very small and cozy with tables very close together. It was certainly quaint but maybe...More

1  Thank ALadyNCal
Reviewed 15 September 2012

We enjoyed two fabulous dinners and 3 refreshing breakfasts. Very nice wine list and dining on the porch was delightful. Known as their best dishes, the hamachi/duck/chocolate dessert comprised on of my best meals ever. The raspberry strudel melts in your mouth.

1  Thank KarenGr
Reviewed 21 August 2012

The decor is country and welcoming. The food was absolutely fantastic. Service was excellent too. It was paced well and we didn't get the feeling of being rushed out or ever feeling like we were waiting for the next course. Will definitely come here again....More

Thank mfasano28
Reviewed 20 July 2012 via mobile

I never write reviews especially average or bad reviews, BUT had to mentioned this one- not great ladies and gents, not great... As mentioned above food was overly designed without reason, too salty, too saucy.. Tasted as if Chef was straight out of culinary school...More

2  Thank Molashka
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Response from 100db | Reviewed this property |
I would think so if you booked enough in advance. There was quite a large group there the night we were there--makes for a noisy evening, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463-9711
    (Alamo Pintado)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-7770
  • E-mail
Among the most exceptional and sophisticated Ballard, California restaurants is The Gathering Table. With its captivating and comfortable atmosphere, The Gathering Table is the perfect place for friends and family to come together for a warm, social dining experience celebrating the bounty of the Santa Barbara wine country – wonderful wine and delicious food! Chef Budi Kazali artistically melds Asian and French cuisine to deliver a truly delectable and extensive menu that features seasonal, locally sourced produce, seafood, and meats. Whether you’re reconnecting with family and friends at our communal gathering table, or with that special someone at one of our more intimate tables, you’re in for a truly remarkable dining experience. There's something on the menu for everyone, and all the dishes are small plates and meant to be shared, so come hungry!
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