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Balans Restaurant

901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)
+1 305-534-9191
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Ranked #653 of 3,675 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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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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Naantali, Finland
Top Contributor
516 reviews 516 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 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
87 helpful votes 87 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 via mobile

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
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297 reviews 297 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Vancouver, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Long flight, needed to eat, we are mostly Palio so steak, vegetables and wine (maybe not so palio but red wine is perfect with steak) Friendly and reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visited both nights on our 2 night stay in Miami. Food, atmosphere and service all excellent!! Made to feel really welcome. Hubby and I had steak on the 1st night which was very good and 2nd night i had Indonesian noodles, absolutely gorgeous! Our server Jay was very attentive and hilarious and host Jonathan was both friendly and very welcoming.... More 

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Charlotte, NC
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by the Hampton Inn Brickell. It's about a 5-10 minute walking distance depending upon your gate. We ate breakfast here and we thought the prices were a little high but turned out it was worth every dime. The breakfast was wonderful and the portions were plentiful. We were very impressed. Breakfast is breakfast, right?... More 

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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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Additional Information about Balans Restaurant

Address: 901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
Phone Number: +1 305-534-9191
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 - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Café

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