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Balans Restaurant

901 S Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 (Downtown)
+1 305-534-9191
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Ranked #591 of 3,659 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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English first
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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Gander, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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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