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Balan's

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Downtown
American, Seafood, International, Café
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901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
+1 305-534-9191
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8:00 am - 3:00 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
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
A wonderful atmosphere and good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
NSRPennsylvania
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Lewisburg
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lewisburg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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547 reviews 547 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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 

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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 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The calamari was 4 star, the tofu mushroom cake was a little bland. Good menu. The outdoor seating allows for great people watching.

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Pensacola, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Was looking for a place to have a glass of wine and appetizers. Nice place, kind of pricey. Several types of wine. Good place to have a good wine and conversation.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were told Balans on 901 S. Miami was a good place for breakfast and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, try the pancakes! But the server was astounding! Her name was Kayla and she was friendly, fast and accurate. She waited on 8 tables and didn't miss a beat. Definitely coming back!

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Lunch fare seems to be the usual--sandwiches, entree salads, and pastas. The seafood pasta was just fair. An entree salad was also just ok. Prices, however, are much higher for same items at similar restaurants. The plates were not adorned--rather diner style. No bread basket, nor any extras. At these prices they need to step up their game and offer... 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, Seafood, International, Café

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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