Ballston is a vibrant community with plenty to see, do, and eat. We’ve had a lot of new neighbors in the Ballston area in the last few months, and will be gaining more in the weeks and months to come. Learn more about these new businesses below:


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Urban Tandoor

Fans of Indian cuisine will be happy to visit Urban Tandoor on the ground floor of the Quincy Crossing office building. Owner Rajeev Mainali stated that the restaurant will consist of Indian food with a slight twist to entice more varied groups of diners. “We have expanded the menu, and will be adding a lot of seafood and grill items,” says Mainali. The new restaurant is set to open in November.

Bistro 1521

If Filipino food is more your style, visit Bistro 1521 which opened late this summer. Besides classic Filipino dishes, the bistro also serves a variety of unique house specials, such as jumbo stuffed squid. Bartender Jo-Jo Valenzuela says of their menu: “We want to be careful about calling our food authentic because everyone’s mother cooks meals differently, but we’re definitely traditional Filipino comfort food.”

Stageplate Bistro

Another late summer opening in the Ballston neighborhood, Stageplate Bistro, focuses on personal service and the small details. The American and Mediterranean menu includes pasta, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more - all made from scratch. Enjoy a delicious meal with Stageplate’s signature cocktail, a sangria wine slush.  

& Pizza

Described as trendy and fast-casual, &pizza is set to take up shop across from Gold’s Gym on Wilson Boulevard. Though an opening date is not yet set, the restaurant has filed applications to include outdoor seating. Choose from their creative list of “hit” pies, or build your own pizza. 

What do you think about these new Ballston additions? Let us know in the comments.