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9891 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
+1 239-598-5707
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Ranked #20 of 808 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $70
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Tampa,FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Baleen Restaurant inside The Playa Hotel in Naples is worth a visit. The dining room is understated yet at the same time grand. The outside dining area is large and you can hear the ocean and the waves crashing. The food was very good. The nightly special was a very good value as you got 3 courses for a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Baleen is a lovely spot for drinks and dinner. It could be the best spot in Naples to view the sunset and the service, food and drinks are always fantastic!

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Oakdale, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This was by far my best dining experience. The staff, service, food, atmosphere and ambiance were amazing. Baleen was an excellent choice for celebrating a very special occasion, in a romantic setting.

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

Good afternoon Jane, Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're so happy you decided to celebrate with us and look forward to seeing you again sometime! Please continue to share your experience with friends and family! Thank you! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went for sunset drinks on the recommendation of the NYTimes 36 Hours in Naples. It was disappointing on all fronts. We went through the lobby to the restaurant and spoke to the hostess who sent us outside and said outdoor bar and fire pits are open seating--it was a zoo. There is only 1 small fire pit surrounded by... More 

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

Good afternoon Katie, Although we sincerely appreciate your feedback, we're also very disappointed we fell short of your expectations. Unfortunately, our "first come first serve" cocktail area is extremely popular with our locals, our members and our hotel guests. I can assure you that at the beginning of every night, our cocktail section is very organized and set up to... More 

McLean, Virginia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Right on the beach at La Playa Resort the restaurant has an exceptional setting. The menu is inventive, the food well prepared and beautifully presented and service is uniformly exceptional. A much better bet than the much touted Turtle Club a block or so away which does not even bother to take reservations for lunch.

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

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for the awesome feedback! We're very proud of our culinary & service staff for their consistent performances night after night. Although I'm sure our friends at the Turtle Club also do a fine job, we're very pleased you chose to dine with us! Thank you! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More 

Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We ate here on both night of out hotel stay and the food and service were exceptional on both nights. We can recomend sitting on the porch area near to the sea. If you want to sit near the fire pit after your meal it might be best to get there early as this area seemed to fill up with... More 

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

Good afternoon Bob, Thank you so much for your contribution! We're very glad you enjoyed both nights with us, and sincerely hope you'll share your experience with friends and family! I would absolutely recommend getting here early if you plan on finding a seat in our cocktail area as it's first come first serve. Take care, Joe Britz | Baleen... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My family of four had a great experience at Baleen. This restaurant was also very accommodating to our 7 and 4 year old. We've had a lot of beef filets in our lives and Baleen's rates at the top. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs. The outdoor dining was very nice with heaters present on a cooler... 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! We're extremely pleased your family enjoyed their dining experience with us! Most of our staff have families of their own and completely understand the unique challenges that present themselves while dining with our young ones. We're so happy we exceeded your expectations! Thank you! Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

excellent service and choice,especially the wine menu . slightly pricey but well worth it . the fillet is amazing .

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

Good afternoon Pete, Thank you very much for your contribution! We're extremely grateful you took the time to comment on your dining experience and hope you'll share it with friends and family. Thank you, Joe Britz | Baleen Restaurant Manager jbritz@laplayaresort.com More 

Wauwatosa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had dinner at this beautiful restaurant overlooking the Gulf on a nice, but slightly chilly, evening. 2 ordered from the Prix Fixe menu and 2 ordered from the regular menu. The food was outstanding, from the rolls and butter, the soup, salad, entrees, and desserts. Service was attentive but not pushy. Two minor complaints: the iced tea I ordered... More 

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

good afternoon Paul, Thank you very much for the great feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed our Prix Fixe menu and the friendly attentive service from our staff!! However, we were disappointed your ice tea never showed up and the mocha coffee fell short of your expectations. We'll certainly bring your concerns to our staffs attentions, and work towards providing... More 

new york, ny
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed at the La Playa hotel for a few nights of our almost 2 week stay in Naples, and tried Baleen for breakfast on two occasions. The food was good, and any service mishaps were quickly caught and corrected by the very present and attentive management team. The grilled grapefruit with rum and brown sugar was tasty and interesting... More 

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

Good evening, Thank you very much for the detailed review! We couldn't be more proud of our morning staff. It takes a tremendous amount of talent and perseverance to navigate through an eventful breakfast shift and then dive right into busy lunch. Quite frankly, a normal waiter would be crushed under the pressure that our service staff absorbs on a... 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 - 70
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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