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Balans Restaurant

901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)
+1 305-534-9191
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Ranked #606 of 3,624 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On a recent trip to Miami, my husband and I stopped by Balans two nights in a row for the bread pudding! Better than anything that I have had in New Orleans or from my mommas kitchen.

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Gander, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had walked by this restaurant the previous evening while dining in Mary Brickell Village. There were lots of people dining outside and the meals looked great so we decided to visit the next evening. None of the three of us were overwhelmed with our choices. Maybe just the things we chose were not the best. Service was okay. Nothing... More

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Miami, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

So I have eaten her before and enjoyed it, the dish I selected tonight however was just fantastic, ridiculously delicious in fact! I had the "chili beef salad", sounds kinda funny right? Well I can not wait to go back and have it again, wow. The "chili" part refers to the thai spice they use to give it a little... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited for Drinks several times, but decided to have a meal (and a cocktail) Cocktails were fine - arrived just before 7 so recived happy hour prices Food wise had Calamari, then Chillean Seabas and Beef Short Rib accompanied by Caramelised Brussel Sprouts - Everything was fine but the sprouts were exceptionally good - not a fan apart from Christmas... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We made reservations for Father's Day and showed up on time. We called to make the reservations 5 days in advance and even called to confirm the reservation the day before, the person on the phone confirmed it for us. When we arrived and gave the name we were told they don't take reservations which obviously started things off on... More

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New Forest
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate in here twice last week. Once for lunch and once for breakfast. It has a good location, good service and the food is ok. We enjoyed sitting outside people watching.

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miami, fl
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I decided to visit the Brickell area in search of a good restaurant with a decent Happy Hour on a Saturday. Most in this area don't have Happy Hour on weekends. We found live music, really good $5.00 meals and cheap drinks. The atmosphere was lively, crowded and such a great deal. Oh and we brought our... More

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Kent, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Found Balans trying to get dinner at midnight after a late night flight. Very, very good value - several good quality plates for $5 each during their late night happy hour. Fried flounder bites and mango mint margarita were particularly good. Service was just fine, food was just fine.

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puerto aventuras
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Since my last trip my favorite pancake place in Lincoln Road closed Books & More recommended this place. Amazing since Books and More is so excellent. I was starved for pancakes...they stink in Mexico and I have been on the Dukan Diet for three months....so I ate them but they were a disappointment. My friends breakfast was immediately send back....her... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The restaurant has table plunked right in the middle of the pedestrian walk. It is a fantastic place just to sit and people watch. We started out with happy hour - great margaritas - and ended with dinner. Wonderful salads. Even thought the restaurant was packed, service was good.

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