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Baleen Naples

9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
+1 239-598-5707
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Ranked #14 of 778 restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We just came back from a dinner for 2. We had the most disappointing dinner we've had in a very long time. We chose the fixed menu for $39. The ratatouille appetizer was so unflavourful that we had to send it back. We were able to have it replaced with a Cesar salad and tomato soup. They were both awful,... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Had dinner reservations this past Saturday evening. When we arrived were told that we would need to wait for 30 minutes. This was not a big deal. However, we were then told that a table would not be available on the veranda and were then led to what appeared to be a card table on the front lawn. Even worse,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Baleen in the exclusive La Playa private club. They do offer social memberships for a whopping $60k a year. They are, however, presently sold out of social memberships. It's pretty ridiculously amazing. The restaurant, private club, bar, and fire pit areas are all overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The view is worth the price. $28 for a gin martini and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had high expectations of Baleen after reading the many reviews. Even though we had reserved a table outdoors, it was just a too windy and cool of an evening. They graciously accommodated us indoors on a very busy Sunday night. Our waitress was a jewel, and I wish I could remember her name. For a girl who was getting... 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 writing such a wonderfully detailed review, and highlighting some of the menu items you enjoyed. Chef Carlos and Chef Derek are two extremely passionate and driven individuals who pour themselves into their work, and they'll be very pleased to read about your dining experience. We're very happy that we were able... More

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

The outdoor seating with a view of the ocean and sunset set the stage for a wonderful special occasion meal. When I reserved the table, I made a note that it was my husband's birthday. From the moment we got there, they treated him special. They brought a long stem rose to the table and ended the meal with a... More

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

Hi! Thank you so much for spending your husbands Birthday with us! We couldn't be more pleased that we exceeded your expectations, and we're so grateful that you chose Baleen when you had so many options for dining in the area :D The fact that friends recommended Baleen is a tremendous victory for our team, and we sincerely hope you'll... More

Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic view of sunset over the gulf. Outstanding wine list pairs well with the food. Something for seafood lovers and non-seafood lovers as well. For a special dinner, Baleen's combination of views, service, wine, and well prepared food is hard to beat.

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

Hi JW, Let me tell you... your review just warmed our hearts here in Baleen. Recognizing our commitment to great food and exceptional service in the way you did, is a wonderful reminder that we're doing a good job! Guests like you keep us all passionately inspired to remain focused and stay on point no matter how busy it gets.... More

Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Valet park (free, just tell them you are dining, and tip well on your way out), walk through Baleen Restaurant, order a coconut martini at the bar, and head out the french doors to the beach fire pit area for a wonderful sunset. Drinks were expensive, but the view and ambiance are priceless!

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

Good afternoon, We're very pleased that you enjoyed yourself while you were here, but wish you'd have found more value during your visit. We do offer $5 mojitos & margaritas every day between 5pm-8pm. Our light fair menu also offers a bit more value while still providing an exceptional variety of foods to choose from. We now have four community... More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We have been to Baleen several times, both for lunch and dinner, and it has always been a delightful experience. What is not to like about the setting and ambience? This is one of the few places in Naples where you can savor the Gulf while dining, and the crowd is sophisticated and fun, so the people-watching is entertaining, too.... More

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

Hi Elena, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It's completely understandable that you set the bar high with respect to your expectations. We care a great deal about each and every guest, and had you brought your issues to a managers attention, we would have worked diligently to right the situation as quickly as possible. At... More

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Had a very nice dinner with several couples. Atmosphere was perfect nicely thought out outside seating arrangement with standing heat lamps Tiki torches and small table lamps. Fire pits with adirondack chairs. Gourmet food was fresh and tasty. Ceviche was tasty and fresh. Snapper was just ok. Desserts were small and lacking any real flavor. Really not worth it. Drinks... More

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

Good afternoon! Wow, thank you so much for the detailed review! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will look into all the above mentioned critiques. We'll do our best to use you review as a tool with which to better service our guests. Thank you Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager Jbritz@laplayaresort.com More

Naples, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We love having breakfast on the veranda, watching for dolphins, but we almost always comment on the irritating and repetitious music that is played.

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

Good afternoon Marla, We're very happy that you enjoyed dining with us, and although your comment regarding our music isn't common, we'll certainly look into it. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope you'll join us again soon. Thank you! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager Jbritz@laplayaresort.com More

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