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Baleen Naples

9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
+1 239-598-5707
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Ranked #13 of 791 restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed at LaPlaya for a week and ate in Baleen the hotel restaurant a few times. As a guest there was no problem getting a table when wanted. We had a four year old with us once at dinner and the staff couldn't have been more attentive and friendly, however The other customers were clearly not used to seeing... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation and sat inside, although seating is available on the deck and on the sand. Service (Glenn was our waiter) and it was outstanding. The restaurant was not very busy yet, but glenn was always there and was very helpful with his recommendations. Food was great as my wife and I both had the black grouper. We... More

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Boca Raton, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Service extraordinary...very upscale dining experience in the evenings with great food and wine selections.

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

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for the kind review! We pride ourselves on amazing food, exceptional service, and a dynamic wine selection. Your recognition of our effort is a tremendous testament to our passion and we couldn't be more appreciative. Thank you very much! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had dinner during sunset at Baleen on 7/15/14. It was wonderful. The food was awesome. The ambiance and scenery was beautiful. There was a constant breeze from the ocean. Erin, our server, was great. I highly recommend Baleen for a sunset dinner or anytime for dinner. We will go there again when we visit Naples on vacation.

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

Good Afternoon, Judging from what I see, it looks like you literally created a TripAdvisor account just to show us some love. I'm beside myself with joy. Let me tell you, I began my career as a dish washer, and for years, worked every station until I was blessed with an opportunity to join the Baleen Management team. Even though... More

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Baleen is a romantic, fine dining Naples restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at one of the most enjoyable resorts, La Playa. The chef's imagination keeps you wanting more. Fresh seafood, steaks and tasty dishes make for a satisfying selection for all!

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

Good Afternoon! We absolutely love our locals! Thank you so much for writing such a sweet review! Your feedback is extremely valuable and I'm certain our Chefs will be overwhelmingly pleased with your comments on the food. Thanks Deb! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More

Orlando, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at Baleen. The entire experience was extra special, from the food and service to the spectacular view. I ordered the buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit, and others in our group had Eggs Benedict. No one was disappointed. Our server was very gracious and attentive without interrupting us. As we dined, we enjoyed a sweeping view... More

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

Good afternoon Drake! Thank you so much for the great review! We’re exceptionally proud of our AM team and the challenges they have to overcome every day to execute breakfast and lunch at such a high level. It takes a special group of individuals to do what they do, and we’re blessed to have such a wonderful staff. We’ll be... More

Windermere, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I stopped here on our way back home to end our trip. Recommended to us by a friend, we had the three-course brunch. The mimosas were very good, and the waiter was always on top of bringing a new one to us. I have to say that the Red Pepper Poblano Quiche was the best part of... More

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

Good afternoon Mrs. Lozano, We were very glad to hear your friends recommended us! Chef Mike will be extremely pleased to hear how much you enjoyed brunch as he is instrumental in planning the brunch menu every month. We'll also be sure to thank Henry for the positive impact he had on your dining experience! Thank you! Joe Britz |... More

Ridgeville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Menu and wine list was great. Service was over the top.The sunsets on the porch while you are dining is one you will never forget.

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

Hi Patricia! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Our staff really enjoyed spending time with you & Gorden throughout your stay! I hope we made as memorable an impact on you as you made on all of us! Please keep in touch :) Take care! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More

Richmond va
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed at the La Playa resort but would recommend eating or at least getting a drink there at sun set. The food was fine dining quality, and price while the atmosphere was much less stuffy you will fit in whether you are wearing a dress shirt and chinos or shorts and flops. The food was adequately pricy which made... More

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

Hi Danny, Thank you very much for the great review! Balancing our exceptional food and service with a kid friendly, relaxed atmosphere has taken a long time to get right. In fact, Anthony Hobbs (our F&B Director) was recently awarded the prestigious "Leader of the year" from our parent company, Noble House Hotels & Resorts. Without individuals like Anthony and... More

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have eaten at the Baleen several times, I can not say enough about the service and the view. The food is amazing, my husband and I eat there every year for our anniversary and are never disappointed. They go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of.

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

Good afternoon, Thanks so much for spending your anniversary with us! We understand how important it is to our guests that we go above and beyond for such extraordinary occasions, and we're extremely pleased that our staff made you feel so special. We hope to see you again next year! Thanks again! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager Jbritz@laplayaresort.com More

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