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Balan's

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American, Cafe, Seafood, International
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901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
13053724145
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Called a "staple of Miami dining," with one of the best happy...
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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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
Nice food and location

Great spot for lunch and to catch all the action in the fashionable downtown Brickell Village location. We had a choice of dining in or outside - we chose outside as it was warm and sunny. Food and service was very good. Would certainly retrun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hendricks62
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for lunch and to catch all the action in the fashionable downtown Brickell Village location. We had a choice of dining in or outside - we chose outside as it was warm and sunny. Food and service was very good. Would certainly retrun.

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Thank Hendricks62
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a nice breakfast with crepes, pancakes and Benedict eggs with salmon. It is good food, nothing to say wow about. Friendly and relatively fast

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Thank ElenaUma
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

food is mediocre at best ...service is above average (but not by much), quality has deteriorated and getting worse. use to be a great local place with "use to be" the operetive words. shame cause location is great

Helpful?
Thank cgomez1313
BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi cgomez1313, Thanks for coming and leaving us a review. We're very sorry for your experience at our Brickell location. We take any customer comments to heart and very seriously. We are working on solutions to issues such as this, and want to provide a great value to our customers. Our email is cs@balansrestaurants.com and we welcome you to reach... More 

Nice
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113 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Came here one morning and strolled down Lincoln road. Stopped at Balan's for breaksfast and it was all very good although a bit $ for just breakfast. Wifi was a must and it had it. Service excellent. Outside seating on small couches which gives it an informal feel.

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Thank lunamare62
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant completely out of gear this morning. Bad front service and back kitchen led.toeeexperiencebreakfast with my family. They better get sharper or the competition will finish them off. I have seen a decline recently and is not my first dining choice when in the village. They were saved by their manager Rachel and her professional manner which were the only... More 

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Thank Walter W
BalansUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi Walter, thank you for coming and leaving us a review. We are truly sorry about your experience at our Brickell location. We're fully aware of the issues and actions are being taken. We're glad that Rachael was able to help you. Please reach out to us (cs@balansrestaurants.com) or her directly when you decide to give us another chance. We'd... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited on Tuesday evening after scoping out the other choices in the same strip. This seemed a relatively safe and known quantity (having been to their London branch and South Beach branch, admittedly years ago). Inside wasn't busy by any stretch of the imagination, nor really was outside - we were waiting to be served for at least 15... More 

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

Hi Manclaw, Thanks for coming and leaving us a review. We are truly sorry that our service in Brickell was not up to your standards and it was not up to our Balans standards either. The server was new and it was not right to assign someone new with too many tables. We have already took your feedback and discussed... More 

Miami, Florida
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went there for brunch. My friend had the full breakfast. She specifically asked for no bread and when she got it, there was the bread. My daughter had the chocolate pancakes. They barely had any chocolate chips...like they were an after thought. The pancakes themselves were very tough and chewy. I got the caprese salad. I could have made... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie d
BalansUSA, General Manager at Balan's, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, thanks for coming and leaving us a review. We're truly sorry that your Balans experience didn't meet your expectations and it was unacceptable. We have shared this with the general manager at Brickell and she would like to speak with you, so we can make it right. Could you please email us your contact info to cs@balansrestaurants.com? Thanks... More 

Santiago, Chile
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

There for Sunday brunch and we had a great meal! Lots of food per dish and taste was delicious! Kitchen was flexible to add things to our order dishes and everythigk taste good! They beed some updates inside and bnear bathroom areas, was a bit messy. Service was great and fast, they were packed with people and didnt took long... More 

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Thank Lubonini
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Great place. Waiter was really nice. Gave good recomendations. Price was OK. Good location and great mimosas.

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Thank Jorge A
Basking Ridge, NJ
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Thank PokeMomNJ

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children

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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