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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: Dinner, Quick Bites, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
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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
Excellent Service and an unbeleiveable dining experience

Ambiance and food were outstanding. Dined here while staying on property and it added to the entire experience of luxury close to home for us. Highly recommend trying for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Traveling_Family92
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South Florida
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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South Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ambiance and food were outstanding. Dined here while staying on property and it added to the entire experience of luxury close to home for us. Highly recommend trying for a special occasion.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us during your most recent stay at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort! We were absolutely delighted by every aspect of your review – particularly your compliments about our food and service! Baleen’s Gulf views and intimate ambiance make the restaurant a perfect location to celebrate. Our team always goes above... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here twice, breakfast once and lunch once. Every dish was delicious, everything had tons of flavor.

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

Our motto at Baleen is “serious food – whimsical mood”, and it is clear from your wonderful review that we successfully lived up to that motto! We were ecstatic to learn how much you enjoyed your dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We will most certainly pass the compliments along to our Chef and his talented team. We cannot thank... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Baleen is a lovely restaurant with average food that is way overpriced. The pretentious wait staff were a bit annoying with very cliche lines. There were five of us ordering different things and the only outstanding dishes were the excellent cerviche and the blackened ahi tuna. The rest was very average. I felt as though the beautiful view could be... More 

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

We cannot thank you enough for your kind words regarding our Gulf views and the ambiance! We were delighted to receive your compliments about our Gulf-Catch Ceviche and Blackened Ahi Tuna as well! However, our team was disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations as far as the overall value of your visit. We apologize that you... More 

Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Right on the beach, with the best sunsets. The restaurant is beautiful and has a great atmosphere. The food is outstanding and our server was just the best! We cannot wait to go back. This place has magic!

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

Our team was absolutely delighted to read your review of your magical evening at Baleen! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, we are so pleased that you found magic in every part of your visit. We strive to provide service of the highest quality to each and every one of our guests; it was wonderful to... More 

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This restaraunt has got it all. Great food. Indoor dining room and outdoor dining overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The seafood dishes are fresh and fabulous. Great salads and sandwiches for lunch. We dine here on a regular bases as are always please with food and service.

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

The Baleen staff would like to thank you wholeheartedly for your loyalty and support! It was wonderful to read that our food, service, and atmosphere have led you to visit us over and over again! We are so pleased that we have exceeded your expectations in those areas. We also would like to thank you for taking the time to... More 

Burlington, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

They have an upper deck, lower deck and a mini beach front restaurant. Go during sunset time. The beach side menu offers lighter fair , a large assortment of offerings and has exceptional $$ value without costing a fortune. The Sand and breeze and cool drinks and lovely assortment of foods was exceptional with south Florida spin to the menu.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely, detailed review of Baleen! Our restaurant and cocktail section present countless options for our guests and the varied menus offer something for everyone! In our cocktail section at Baleen, we offer a lighter fare menu for guests who are looking for a quick, casual bite to eat. That section includes a variety of... More 

United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We always eat at Baleen at least once when we stay at La Playa. Once again we couldn't fault the food and service. We love this hotel and the restaurant - it's just our favourite place to be :)

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

Our team would like to wish you both a happy anniversary once again! We were so honored to host you for your anniversary dinner during your vacation at La Playa. We cannot thank you enough for your kind words regarding your dinner and your stay at our resort! Our team was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining... More 

Miami, United States
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Everything about Baleens is special. From the service to the ambiance, but specially the food. We will keep going back every chance we get.

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

Here at Baleen we pride ourselves on the special experiences we provide for our guests. We were so delighted to read that each and every aspect of your visit was special! Our talented culinary team works with the finest, freshest ingredients and they consistently create innovative cuisine that pleases our guests’ palates. As a result, we were so happy to... More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

In the hotel La Playa. Go for drinks and sunset and stay for dinner. A great place on the beach in North Naples. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Valet parking makes it convenient too.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Baleen; especially in terms of food, service, and ambiance. These are three critically important factors in any restaurant, and it was wonderful to read that we exceeded your expectations in those areas! We celebrate sunset... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have eaten here three times in two weeks? Why? Because the food is terrific, the sevice is excellent and the view (right on the beach) can't be beat!

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

We are so honored that you have chosen to dine with us so frequently over the past few weeks! Thank you so much for your loyal patronage; guests such as yourself who come back again and again are extremely important to us. Our location on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples offers amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico all year round.... More 

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Additional Information about Baleen Naples

Address: 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
Phone Number: +1 239-598-5707
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $80
Cuisine: French, Caribbean, American, Seafood

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.
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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