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Balan's

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Downtown
American, Cafe, Seafood, International
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901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
13053724145
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8:00 am - 1:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
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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  • 28
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
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  • 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
Decent dinner at Balan's / Great service!

Excellent service with a very friendly and efficient waiter. Food was fine but not excellent. Smoothies are very good, as was my alcoholic drink (scotch).

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
PokeMomNJ
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Basking Ridge, NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Basking Ridge, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent service with a very friendly and efficient waiter. Food was fine but not excellent. Smoothies are very good, as was my alcoholic drink (scotch).

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The drinks we great, the espresso martini, the Aperol spritz & the steak wrap as well as the french toast were very good

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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Besides offering the best breakfast in town or at least in the brickell area - this place has an awesome happy hour - both late afternoon thru early evening and then again late night till closing. Cheap eats & drinks are a welcome addition in this tony part of town.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The eggs benedict selection is awesome and the staff is super friendly! Great outside seating great for people watching.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

They offer basic food options like burgers, but they do it well. The beer selection is pretty good and they offer a nice relaxed ambiance. The bathrooms, though, are really interesting. The glass door is clear when unlocked, but becomes frosted when it locks

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had lunch outside on great sunny day. The service was good and the food delicious and plenty. The bang bang salad...yummy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Balan's

Address: 901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
Phone Number: 13053724145
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Seafood, International

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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: 13053724145

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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