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Baleen Naples

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9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
+1 239-598-5707
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Dining options: Breakfast, Quick Bites, Dinner, 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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beachfront with great service

We enjoyed the bartenders...informative and friendly. Remembered our drinks after our first day. A great variety of food selections. Food was served hot, tasty and with a server's smile. Highly recommend. Water view was pretty special too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
PJFoss
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Naples, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

1. View is beautiful, but it's the same view from every restaurant on the Gulf Coast. 2. Table service was excellent the night I visited. 3. Decor needs an upgrade, just like the hotel rooms do 4. Food is slightly above average, but I've had much better in Naples 6. Prices are outrageous. Easily tops $300 for a party of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the bartenders...informative and friendly. Remembered our drinks after our first day. A great variety of food selections. Food was served hot, tasty and with a server's smile. Highly recommend. Water view was pretty special too!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I wish I'd seen the review re scallops before I ordered them. I was shocked at the 3 -- and we're not even talking jumbo scallops! And my husband's ahi wasn't much bigger. The setting's lovely, especially at sunset, and service is certainly good.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Dinner was fabulous, grilled sirloin was so tender. We went with the price fixe and got an app, entree and dessert for $39. They gave us a complimentary desert tray for our anniversary also!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food was good, but 3 scallops for a dinner? That's an appetizer size. Same holds true for most of the other meals at our table. We left hungry and disappointed.

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Several visits to the Baleen Restaurant have convinced us that it is one of the best restaurants in Naples. Excellent and tasty meals, a large wine selection and an impeccable service with a personal but also decent touch. For the third time our Server has been Dwayne Johnson and again he guaranteed for a perfect dinner. Ask for recommendations on... More 

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

Good afternoon, Wow! What a great contribution! Dwayne will be very happy to read your review as will the rest of the team. It's so awesome when guests take the time to acknowledge associates for going above and beyond and we'll be sure to share your feedback. Please share your experience with friends and family as it's truly the best... More 

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Last night we had a perfect dining experience at Baleen. Perfect is hard to do in this business and when I get perfect I take the time to review it. Of course it is about the entire evening and Baleen did not disappoint ever from the greeter to support staff,to Erin our server and Joe (who we asked to come... More 

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

Good afternoon! Thank you so much for the great review! Erin and I really enjoyed speaking with you and we're extremely pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Looking forward to seeing you both again! Take care, The BALEENnaples management team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We've eaten here a few times now as we're staying at the hotel. Firstly I'd like to say that the service has been great. On our first night here our waitress, Lilly, was really pleasant and even recommended some other places to visit in Naples. Our son had the 3 course fixed price meal and his view was that it... More 

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

Here at Baleen we are so fortunate to be located at a gorgeous property on Vanderbilt Beach. It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the sunset views and the Floridian wildlife! We will most definitely pass your compliments on to Lilly and the rest of our staff, we cannot express just how much we appreciate your feedback! It... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The veranda overlooks some lawn and the beach. It is a very tranquil setting. The feeling is of classy Florida from years ago. Our server, Ioana, was exceptional - so sweet, anxious to please, and very patient. Nothing felt rushed. The lobster salad was not inexpensive, but it was superb. Ask about the hours and days the breakfast buffet is... More 

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

We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed such a relaxing Sunday with us at Baleen! Our team was flattered by your wonderful compliments regarding our food and service. Ioana, our culinary team, and the rest of our talented staff are truly amazing at what they do. We intend for our Valet Parking service to be a convenient luxury... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been here a number of times! As always, the sunset was a gorgeous back drop for an amazing meal! Dwayne Johnson gave us impeccable service. We finished with s'mores and an after dinner drink at the fire pit! An absolute perfect night!

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

Thank you so much for visiting Baleen once again, we truly appreciate your business and your feedback! Our team consistently strives to provide our guests with food, service, and experiences that are “always amazing”. We were so flattered to read that Dwayne and the rest of our talented team succeeded in provided you with such a wonderful dining experience! Our... 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 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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