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9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
+1 239-598-5707
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: BALEENnaples - famously known for exquisite fine dining, is the signature...
BALEENnaples - famously known for exquisite fine dining, is the signature restaurant of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Baleen. The numerous accolades and awards for the South Florida dining at Baleen of LaPlaya have come from such well know publications as the coveted Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and the Great Hotels ranking of Travel + Leisure. Most recently, Baleen was awarded Wine Spectators Award of Excellence - Pleasing to the palate and the eye alike, Baleen Naples mixes Old Florida charm with elegant candlelit elegance. Beautiful chandeliers and soft mahogany furnishings set the tone for an elegant dining experience. Baleen spills out through the grand doors to our breathtaking terrace with tables overlooking the sweeping beach and ends with a collection of tables for cocktails in the sand next to the fire pit. Whether seated in an indoor epicurean enclave or a barefoot beach table, visitors can indulge in three daily seating's at Baleen Naples with options including a breakfast menu with a Gulf Coast twist on traditional favorites. With exceptional entrees and an extensive selection of wines the dinner menu is filled with local ingredients and beautifully composed dishes. For the guest looking for light fare enjoy our bar menu in the cocktail section with an array of seafood selections as well as sandwiches and appetizers. The intimate beach fire pit and Baleen Bar feature a fantastic wine-by-the-glass program, as well as extensive list of martinis and classic cocktails.If Florida seafood restaurants with beautiful waterfront dining views appeal to you, Baleen, Naples will more than fill the bill. The Baleen menu selections may also be enjoyed from the comfort of your guestroom, served to you by our excellent LaPlaya Room Service staff.For the ultimate dining experience please inquire about our over the top private dinners on the beach. BALEENnaples Restaurant Hours Breakfast: Daily, 7:00 am - 11:30 am Lunch: Mon thru Sat, 11:30 am - 2:30pmd Sun Lunch/ Brunch, 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm Late Lunch Daily: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Dinner: Daily, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Expensive Brunch, but Delicious!

The view of the water, the service, the food. I had a salmon salad and my husband the hamburger. We also had a few fab bloody Mary's. The view the view the view!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The view of the water, the service, the food. I had a salmon salad and my husband the hamburger. We also had a few fab bloody Mary's. The view the view the view!

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great spot for watching the sunset. We had an awesome waitress at their outdoor bar area while we waited for dinner. Drinks and dinner are somewhat pricy but worth it! If we could do it again... We would forgo dinner and just do drinks and appetizers in the bar area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner. Beautiful ocean views. Our arrack was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is breathtaking. Can't wait to go back soon.

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Naples, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We did not have a reservation and ate at the bar, which was fine. The food is excellent! Even though our server was busy, she still was very attentive and gracious. This is a restaurant we will return to.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant in town for a special dinner. Unforgettable scenery, fantastic food, attentive service by Dwayne. We are certain to be back for lunch.

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New York City, New York
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61 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Once again, we had a great experience at Baleen. We eat here every year and it remains our favorite spot in Naples. Delicious seafood, good service. I recommend trying a barrel-aged Old Fashioned (whiskey and bitters) from the charred oak barrel at the bar (see my photo). The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because they always have... More 

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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Firstly, we'd like to thank you for your detailed contribution and express our gratitude for your continued support year after year. With respect to your comments regarding our seating policy, it has remained the same for the nearly 7 years I've worked here. As much as we'd like to, we never guarantee outside tables. We would have honored... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Eclectic menu; albeit, it focused more on seafood. Very fresh ingredients. Complex, mostly rich/heavy preparations but a there were some lighter fare options. Good cocktail / wines by the glass selections. Great beachside ambience. Enjoyed a beautiful Naples sunset. I expected it to be more expensive than it was. Complimentary valet for diners who want to enjoy this resort like... More 

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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review

Good afternoon Dan, Thank you so much for the detailed review! Detailed feedback is a very useful tool for us and our TripAdvisor community and we couldn't be more appreciative. We'll be sure to share your comments with Lauren, Andrew & the rest of the team. Thank you, Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More 

Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went to Baleen to have dinner, I have to say that the place is top notch. From the second you walk in the door until the time you leave you truly feel pampered. The food and wine selections are very good and the scenery is just breath taking. This place is great for everything from special dates to just a... More 

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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're very grateful for your comments regarding the food and wine selection as well as the local support. Thank you! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I took our daughter to Baleens for her 35 birthday last night for a sunset dinner on the beach. Let me first say she is in the hospitality business in Naples so she expected a better experience than we had at a restaurant of this caliber. It took 30 minutes to get a table outside after the... More 

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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review

Good evening, Don’t give up on us Donald! I remember speaking with you that night and being equally frustrated with how you’re dining experience played out. We care a lot about each and every one of our guests and we couldn’t be more sympathetic to your feedback. We tried really hard to recover your dining experience but obviously fell way... More 

Canfield, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Laura, our waitress was great. She had great recommendations for wine. Not a big selection of food. Over priced but great atmosphere. There are so many really great restaurants in Naples, I would not recommend this one.

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Joe B, Manager at Baleen Naples, responded to this review

Good evening, Firstly, we’re sure Lauren will be very glad to hear you enjoyed her service. We’re obviously disappointed by your comments regarding the food and sincerely wish you’d have found more value in your dining experience with us. We’ll be sure to bring your feedback to our Chef’s attention. Thank you, Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 239-598-5707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 70
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

BALEENnaples - famously known for exquisite fine dining, is the signature restaurant of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Baleen. The numerous accolades and awards for the South Florida dining at Baleen of LaPlaya have come from such well know publications as the coveted Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and the Great Hotels ranking of Travel + Leisure. Most recently, Baleen was awarded Wine Spectators Award of Excellence - Pleasing to the palate and the eye alike, Baleen Naples mixes Old Florida charm with elegant candlelit elegance. Beautiful chandeliers and soft mahogany furnishings set the tone for an elegant dining experience. Baleen spills out through the grand doors to our breathtaking terrace with tables overlooking the sweeping beach and ends with a collection of tables for cocktails in the sand next to the fire pit. Whether seated in an indoor epicurean enclave or a barefoot beach table, visitors can indulge in three daily seating's at Baleen Naples with options including a breakfast menu with a Gulf Coast twist on traditional favorites. With exceptional entrees and an extensive selection of wines the dinner menu is filled with local ingredients and beautifully composed dishes. For the guest looking for light fare enjoy our bar menu in the cocktail section with an array of seafood selections as well as sandwiches and appetizers. The intimate beach fire pit and Baleen Bar feature a fantastic wine-by-the-glass program, as well as extensive list of martinis and classic cocktails.If Florida seafood restaurants with beautiful waterfront dining views appeal to you, Baleen, Naples will more than fill the bill. The Baleen menu selections may also be enjoyed from the comfort of your guestroom, served to you by our excellent LaPlaya Room Service staff.For the ultimate dining experience please inquire about our over the top private dinners on the beach. BALEENnaples Restaurant Hours Breakfast: Daily, 7:00 am - 11:30 am Lunch: Mon thru Sat, 11:30 am - 2:30pmd Sun Lunch/ Brunch, 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm Late Lunch Daily: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Dinner: Daily, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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