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Balan's

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Downtown
American, Café, Seafood, International
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901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
+1 305-534-9191
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy hours in...
Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy hours in town, it's a savory home to locals for executive lunches, fine dinners, late drinks and hearty breakfasts. Join us in a contemporary setting where the menu shines and the service excels. Stars of the show include Lobster Club Wrap, Thai Shrimp Curry, Truffle Mac & Cheese and more.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never improves despite the income generated

We have been to Balans SO many times. When it first opened, it was fab. Since the 'honeymoon period' it has got slacker and slacker. On our last visit, which was some time ago, my husband had an eggs benedict here. Apparently, it was normal to serve the eggs 'rare'. Yes, if you want to be poisoned... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Cagneydog
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stopped here for late night drinks and apps as we were attracted to their Happy Hour deals and outside seating plus lively music/crowd. We loved it! The happy hour specials start at night at 11 again and this is a great place to hang after dinner. Wines were $5 and beers $3 plus they had great apps from $5-$7... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Balans SO many times. When it first opened, it was fab. Since the 'honeymoon period' it has got slacker and slacker. On our last visit, which was some time ago, my husband had an eggs benedict here. Apparently, it was normal to serve the eggs 'rare'. Yes, if you want to be poisoned, then yes! But... More 

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Miami
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

To let you know that since Teresa returned to Balans at Brickell the service, food , and drinks have been incredible. Place is now returning to what it was, a fun place to hang out. Teresa in an awesome individual that makes you feel at home. Congrats Tere on an awesome job.

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Balans several times for happy hour - all wines are $5 and cocktails are $6.95. The best deal for wine is the Cab from Napa Valley, normally $12 per glass but only $5 during happy hour! The $5 small bites are good too. Our favorite is the Sriracha BBQ wings - perfectly crispy and not too... More 

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Lewisburg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You cannot miss Balans Restaurant as it is right in the heart of the active Brickell business area.. Fairly somewhat limited menu but the quality of both the food and beverages more than makes up for it. We liked it so much that we dined there twice in a three day period.

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Winter Garden, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not sure what this restaurant is trying to be. Looked like an Asian fusion. I had some Thai shrimp curry that lacked any real flavor. A good point was the service. Very attentive. Figured with the quality of restaurants in the Brickell Village area this one would be decent. Not so. Won't be back.

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Asker, Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Looked for a place to sit down with a glass of wine and found at table towards the sidewalk. Perfect for people watching and to enjoy the Brickell flair.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was very recommended by many then...service was so slow and mad. Food is not the best but kind of good breakfast, fair pay, no refill of not great coffee. Work on service!!

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BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi Carla, my name is Aaron and I oversee operations company wide. I'm very sorry for your experience at Balans. What you experience in Balans at Brickell is not up to the company or my personal standards. I take any customer comments to heart and very seriously. I'm truly sorry our food didn’t come out the way as you expected... More 

Naantali, Finland
Top Contributor
587 reviews 587 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Our hotel was in Brickell and this place is in busy Mary Brickell village area. Seemed to be quite popular place in daytime and our table was outside, so lots to see while you having your lunch. Menu large enough for everyone and it was tasty, but nothing special. Biggest problem was their service, no "how you doings" and it... More 

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BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi Ville, my name is Aaron, and I’m the Director of Operations. I'm truly sorry for your experience at Balans. I take any customer comments to heart and very seriously. We are working diligently to solve issues and overcome obstacles throughout the restaurant. I'm embarrassed when it translates poorly on the guest experience. I believe we will have Balans up... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Food was sincerely lacking, burnt bacon, cheap sausage, but what most stood out was the very lack luster service, with mute staff who would not acknowledge you speaking to them. Will certainly not be revisiting...

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BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi Philip, my name is Aaron, and I oversee operations company wide. I'm very sorry for your experience at Balans. I take any customer comments to heart and very seriously. What you experience is not up to the company or my personal standards. I'm truly sorry our food didn’t come out the way you expected. Our staff is trained to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 305-534-9191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy hours in town, it's a savory home to locals for executive lunches, fine dinners, late drinks and hearty breakfasts. Join us in a contemporary setting where the menu shines and the service excels. Stars of the show include Lobster Club Wrap, Thai Shrimp Curry, Truffle Mac & Cheese and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?