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Balans Restaurant

901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)
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Ranked #581 of 3,614 restaurants in Miami
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International, Café
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night. The perfect place to eat and drink any time!Since 1997, Balans has been a favorite hang out amongst the local residents of Miami. We offer a great dining experience in a relaxed environment with indoor and outdoor seating. Open from 8am everyday for breakfast, Balans serves a modern brasserie - lin style menu with many dinner favorites such as the Chilean Sea Bass, Jambalaya, Thai red Curry, Double baked cheese soufflé, Chili rubbed Skirt Steak to name but a few.Hours - Breakfast Daily: 8am - 5pm Brunch: Sat - Sun: 8am - 5pm Lunch Daily: 11am - 5pmDinner: Sun: 5pm – midnight, Mon – Wed: 5pm – 1am, Thurs: 5pm - 2am and Friday - Sat: 5pm - 3amEntertainment -Live music every Thursday from 8pm – 11pm. Live DJ 10pm – 3am Fridays and Saturdays Happy Hour - 3pm - 8pm Everyday 11pm - 1am Monday to Wednesday
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69% Recommend
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Sao Paulo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had dinner at Balans. The atmosphere is excellent, even with live music outside. Drinks were also great, specially the margaritas. Food was average, nothing special, as was service. Also a bit pricey considering the quality of food. I guess drinks would be the best option for this place.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Noticed Balans after having lunch as a nearby restaurant and decided to have dinner there later that evening. The place was crowded and I was seated at the very last table at the very end of the "mall" area (looked like an add on that didn't belong to the restaurant). Anyway, I was here and committed so went with it.... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My co-workers and I stopped in on a thursday night and got seated immediately. We sat outside on nice comfortable furniture with a nice warm breeze. I ordered the Thai red curry with shrimp and coconut rice and scallions, it was very good, my co-workers loved the smel, so I let them have a bite and agreed, they should've ordered... More

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Sarasota, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had lunch here and then breakfast the following day. Both meals were excellent and I would go back any time. The service, although friendly and accommodating, lacked a sense of urgency. Servers seem to act like the patrons are on vacation.

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