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Balaban's Wine Cellar and Tapas Bar

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1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
636-449-6700
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Sunday Brunch

Our group of family and friends visited Balaban's for Sunday brunch. We found a nice variety of items, salads, beef brisket-really good, eat and peel shrimp, pasta, carving station and included tea and coffee. The weakest part of their offering was the desserts, which all looked like store bought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
KentGlenstedMo
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Glensted Mo
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Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We had heard good things about this restaurant. We had reservations for two. We were seated at a long communal table. The tables I saw that had reserved signs on them were for parties of four or more. There appeared to be only one server for the room. There were about 40 patrons in the restaurant. My husband ordered bacon... More 

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Glensted Mo
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164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Our group of family and friends visited Balaban's for Sunday brunch. We found a nice variety of items, salads, beef brisket-really good, eat and peel shrimp, pasta, carving station and included tea and coffee. The weakest part of their offering was the desserts, which all looked like store bought. The brunch was worth it and would recommend. Our server Jasmine... More 

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Thank KentGlenstedMo
Mazatlan, Mexico
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were very underwhelmed with our visit to Balaban's. First, it is quite noisy and not conducive to conversation. Secondly, the server really lacked professionalism. Guess it's a pet peeve, but when four mature people go to a fairly upscale place they shouldn't be referred to as 'guys'. The food was acceptable and pleasant looking. No bread was served. My... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped by for dinner. While they do have some of the old recipes from the other restaurant, the two are really not connected. We each had a 1/2 salad.ine was the shaved asparagus salad w greens, parm and pancetta. Delicious and beautifully prepared. The flatbread was really good and the crab cakes were spectacular. Great flavor... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to Balaban's because we had frequently went by it and it seemed like an interesting place to try. It was okay. We went on a very, very quiet Saturday afternoon and had sandwiches. The sandwiches were fine - nothing spectacular, but not bad either. I will say that the french fries were amazing! Additionally we had ordered the... More 

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Thank Delphine384
St Louis
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When this first opened they had many problems...should never have called themselves Balabans since some of us dined there often & loved it. I don't know if they've changed chefs but after ignoring it for close to a year, we decided to give this neighborhood choice another try & we've now been back several times for both lunch & dinner...everything... More 

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Hampton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival host was full of energy. This is a nice, friendly environment. I was able to taste 4 different selection of wine & we purchase a bottle with our lunch. The fish tacos were delicious!!!! I will come back to visit. My friend order the lobster ravioli.

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Thank KimmieS32
Columbia, Missouri
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We had Easter brunch with our family and it far exceeded our expectations by offering the most delicious versions of a classic brunch buffet. The array of salads and desserts as well as cold shrimp, Eggs Benedict, custom omelets and cajun French toast were a real treat. The hot entrees were all interesting and tasty. Although the entire place was... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on an impulse - Friday night around 7. Got a table right away despite smallish seating area. The way they sell wine is awesome. You can order from a list or shop a retail space (slightly higher than retail) and pay $8 corkage fee and get a real bargain here versus any restaurant you can imagine. Steve, the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had an early reservation for Christmas eve. Had never been before and was surprised that 2/3 of the space was devoted to retail wine sales. The restaurant is actually not many tables (although you can sit at the bar). We started with arancini, which were 6 small risotto balls, fried and placed on top of a plain, slightly chunky... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1772 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4976
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Chesterfield
  • Phone Number: 636-449-6700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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