The Ballard Inn & Restaurant
At a Glance
- exceptional food
- attentive staff
- some baths could use updating
The Ballard Inn & Restaurant Review
Set among orchards and vineyards in the tiny town of Ballard, 2 miles south of Los Olivos, this inn makes an elegant wine-country escape. Rooms are furnished with antiques and original art. Seven rooms have wood-burning fireplaces; the inn provides room phones and TVs on request. The tasting room serves boutique wines on weekends. At the Ballard Inn Restaurant ($$$), which serves dinner Wednesday through Sunday, owner-chef Budi Kazali creates sumptuous French–Asian dishes in a romantic dining room.
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